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Produktutvecklingsprojekt med ekonomisk analys av Automatic Splicing Unit

Johnsson, Karl (2006)
Product Development
Abstract
In the present work the task was to analyse and improve the Automatic Splicing Unit
(ASU), which is manufactured for Tetra Pak by Sterners Verkstad. The work
includes:
• Calculation of the total cost and profitability in the present situation.
• Proposal for reducing the manufacturing costs for the ASU.
• Suggested improvement for making the assembling more cost efficient.
• Proposal for how the peripheral routines can be improved.
• Estimate of the profitability for the given proposal.
The purpose of the work was to decrease the manufacturing cost of the ASU and to
improve the production. The goal was to give the company important competitive
advantages in order to keep their market share. The areas which have been
investigated... (More)
In the present work the task was to analyse and improve the Automatic Splicing Unit
(ASU), which is manufactured for Tetra Pak by Sterners Verkstad. The work
includes:
• Calculation of the total cost and profitability in the present situation.
• Proposal for reducing the manufacturing costs for the ASU.
• Suggested improvement for making the assembling more cost efficient.
• Proposal for how the peripheral routines can be improved.
• Estimate of the profitability for the given proposal.
The purpose of the work was to decrease the manufacturing cost of the ASU and to
improve the production. The goal was to give the company important competitive
advantages in order to keep their market share. The areas which have been
investigated are input parts, assembling, stock handling and peripheral routines. The
work has been carried out with the help of the company business system SWELOG,
interviews with the employees, training in the workshop, inquiries, and the
company’s book-keepings. The product development project has been carried out
with an adaptation of the method of Ulrich and Eppinger and trough Design for
manufacturing and assembly (DFMA).
The total cost analysis has shown that the manufacturing cost of the product is much
higher than expected. The product development project shows that it is possible to
lower the manufacturing costs, as well as to reduce the product structure in some
areas. The suggested change to the assembling and purchase routines dramatically
reduces the cost and makes the assembling process more efficient. This is achieved
through, among other things, outsourcing and changes in the quality thinking, as well
as a realignment of the planning, assembly methods and further education of staff. In
addition the suggested changes also give a better accuracy in delivery time.
Finally the peripheral routines have been reviewed, the stock handling has been
analysed and a new structure plan has been presented. The conclusions of the work
have lead to a proposal on changes of the company’s business system. These changes
enable the business system to stay up to date. The economical effects of the work are
heavily reduced costs for the product. In particular, the break-even point of the
number of manufactured units would change from 50 to 25 units per year, through the
suggestions presented in this work. (Less)
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Johnsson, Karl
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H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
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Swedish
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1514544
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  abstract     = {In the present work the task was to analyse and improve the Automatic Splicing Unit
(ASU), which is manufactured for Tetra Pak by Sterners Verkstad. The work
includes:
• Calculation of the total cost and profitability in the present situation.
• Proposal for reducing the manufacturing costs for the ASU.
• Suggested improvement for making the assembling more cost efficient.
• Proposal for how the peripheral routines can be improved.
• Estimate of the profitability for the given proposal.
The purpose of the work was to decrease the manufacturing cost of the ASU and to
improve the production. The goal was to give the company important competitive
advantages in order to keep their market share. The areas which have been
investigated are input parts, assembling, stock handling and peripheral routines. The
work has been carried out with the help of the company business system SWELOG,
interviews with the employees, training in the workshop, inquiries, and the
company’s book-keepings. The product development project has been carried out
with an adaptation of the method of Ulrich and Eppinger and trough Design for
manufacturing and assembly (DFMA).
The total cost analysis has shown that the manufacturing cost of the product is much
higher than expected. The product development project shows that it is possible to
lower the manufacturing costs, as well as to reduce the product structure in some
areas. The suggested change to the assembling and purchase routines dramatically
reduces the cost and makes the assembling process more efficient. This is achieved
through, among other things, outsourcing and changes in the quality thinking, as well
as a realignment of the planning, assembly methods and further education of staff. In
addition the suggested changes also give a better accuracy in delivery time.
Finally the peripheral routines have been reviewed, the stock handling has been
analysed and a new structure plan has been presented. The conclusions of the work
have lead to a proposal on changes of the company’s business system. These changes
enable the business system to stay up to date. The economical effects of the work are
heavily reduced costs for the product. In particular, the break-even point of the
number of manufactured units would change from 50 to 25 units per year, through the
suggestions presented in this work.},
  author       = {Johnsson, Karl},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Produktutvecklingsprojekt med ekonomisk analys av Automatic Splicing Unit},
  year         = {2006},
}