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Implementering av Lean hos ett SMF, en fallstudie
KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Production Engineering.
KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Production Engineering.
2015 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

ABSTRACT

In today’s increasingly competitive global market it’s important for small to medium sized enterprises to be effective enough to be able to outperform their competitors. Lean manufacturing is a well-established philosophy on how to achieve a more efficient production. Lean was developed by Toyota and has its main focus on both trying to identifying what activities in a productions process that adds value and how to eliminate non value adding activities, also known as waste.

Bigger enterprises usually has sufficient financial resources to afford a Lean implementation and by doing so increasing their efficiency. In the meanwhile, small to medium sized enterprises (SMEs) might lack both financial resources and know-how and instead has to relay on experience. Some SMEs might also feel that they are satisfied with the situation they are currently in and there might not be an initiative to change.

This report will use Lean concepts such as Value stream mapping and 5S and try to use them in order to achieve higher efficiency in a small to medium sized manufacturing enterprise. To show this a case study is conducted where the concepts, in theory, might have positive results on the efficiency of the manufacturing line of a certain product family.

Abstract [sv]

SAMMANFATTNING

Den rådande marknaden, med ständigt ökande global konkurrens, kräver att små och medelstora företag behöver prestera väl. En etablerad filosofi för att nå en mer effektiv produktionsprocess är Lean; Konceptet utvecklades av Toyota och är centrerat runt vad som tillför värde i produktionen, och eliminering av slöseri.Företag med större resurser har råd att göra satsningar på att omarbeta sin produktion med mål att öka effektiviteten; mindre företag förlitar sig på expertis som förvärvats under åren, en aktuell produktion revideras kanske inte, då företagen upplever att den fungerar eller att resurser saknas.Den här artikeln kommer att använda sig av Value stream mapping(VSM) och 5S som bas för att implementera och uppnå en mer resurseffektiv produktion hos ett företag. För att undersöka effekterna av dessa metoder utfördes en fallstudie, där områden identifierades för användning av 5S; och en VSM utfördes inom en specifik produktionskedja. Resultaten påvisade att en teoretisk implementering av dessa två metoder kan leda till en resurseffektivare produktion.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. , 46 p.
Series
Examensarbete inom industriell produktion, 321
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Engineering and Technology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-172770OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-172770DiVA: diva2:849333
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Available from: 2015-08-28 Created: 2015-08-28 Last updated: 2015-08-28Bibliographically approved

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