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Layout design of a liquid packaging facility featuring GMP and Lean manufacturing
KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Production Engineering.
KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Production Engineering.
2015 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [sv]

Seasol International Pty Ltd är ett australienskt företag som producerar ett sorts flytande organiskt gödsel. I nuläget är de marknadsledare inom flytande gödsel på den australienska marknaden. Därför vill Seasol nu i samarbete med Beijing JHM Commercial Trading Co., Ltd penetrera den kinesiska marknaden. En del av JHM:s plan för att uppnå detta mål är att bygga en ny fabrik i staden Tianjing. Fabriken ska användas för ompaketering av Seasols produkt till mindre behållare för försäljning. Målet med examensarbetet är således att utforma en planritning för ompaketeringsfabriken som kan möta JHM:s behov. För att åstadkomma det uppsatta målet används den konventionella teorin i planritningsdesign i samverkan med GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice) och Lean teorin.Den första halvan av projektperioden kommer tillägnas litteraturstudie och besök hos sex företag, både i Sverige och Kina, som är verksamma inom paketering av vätskor. De ämnen som behandlas under litteraturstudien är paketering, Lean, GMP, material hantering, design av planritning och teori bakom val av maskin.Den erhållna kunskapen från studierna applicerades sedan på planritningen och dess utformning. Utformning av potentiella planritningar skapades genom SLP (Systematic Layout Planning). Genom MFEP (Multi-Factor Evaluation Process) valdes den tredje lösningen som den mest optimala. Därefter simulerade och visualiserades planritningen med hjälp av programvara. ExtendSim 8 användes för simulering av flöden i den tänkta fabriken och SolidEdge ST7 för själva utformningen av fabriken. Den slutgiltiga planritningen var utformad så att fabriken kunde hantera dubbelt så stor efterfrågan som JHM har förutspått. Samtidigt så har den tänkta fabriken grundprinciperna från GMP och Lean inbakade för en effektivare fabrik.

Abstract [en]

Seasol International Pty Ltd is an Australian company that produces an organic liquid fertilizer. They are now market leader within their industry in Australia and plan to extend their market to China, with the help of Beijing JHM Commercial Trading Co., Ltd. JHM plans to import the organic liquid fertilizer and re-package it in Tianjin international duty free port, China. They therefore want to build a new facility in the city of Tianjin that can meet their requirements.The aim of this thesis is thus to design a layout for a repacking factory that will meet the demands from JHM. The method used for reaching the set goals will not only follow the conventional layout design theory, but also merge together with GMP requirements and Lean manufacturing principles.Literature researches about packaging, Lean manufacturing, good manufacturing practices, material handling, facility layout design, and machine selection are done during the first half period of this project. Six industrial visits are also conducted in combination with the literature research to factories working with liquid packaging, in both Sweden and China.The knowledge gained from the research was then applied to the factory layout design. Factory planning and design process of the possible layouts is done according to SLP (Systematic Layout Planning). Layout 3 is chosen as the most suited layout to meet the set requirements by the use of MFEP (Multi-Factor Evaluation Process). From there the, visualizing and analyzing of the layout is achieved with the help of software programs. ExtendSim 8 was used for the analyzing the production flow and SolidEdge ST7 for the digital representation of the factory. The final layout can handle two time the original demand given by JHM. Meanwhile, it matches the basic GMP principle to manufacture high-end products, as well as Lean manufacturing concepts for a more efficient layout.

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2015. , 86 p.
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Degree Project in Production Engineering Management, Second Level, 657
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Engineering and Technology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-183088OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-183088DiVA: diva2:907508
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Available from: 2016-02-29 Created: 2016-02-29 Last updated: 2016-02-29Bibliographically approved

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