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Ökad leveransprecision genom fokuserad tillverkning?

Andrae, David and Henriksson, Anders (2004) MIO920
Production Management
Abstract
To compete on mature markets, businesses need to create processes able to meet the demands
imposed by the market. The most important aspect for manufacturing companies is to have
production processes and infrastructure able to support the order winners and qualifiers that
exist on a specific market. The processes and infrastructure need to be aligned and meet the
same order winners and qualifiers. Trying to meet different demands with one single process
causes a high level of complexity and makes it hard to compete.
Ballingslöv AB is a well known Swedish manufacturer of kitchen and bathroom furnishing. In
2003, a new increased range of bathroom furnishing was introduced. Combined with an
increase in demand this led to an increased... (More)
To compete on mature markets, businesses need to create processes able to meet the demands
imposed by the market. The most important aspect for manufacturing companies is to have
production processes and infrastructure able to support the order winners and qualifiers that
exist on a specific market. The processes and infrastructure need to be aligned and meet the
same order winners and qualifiers. Trying to meet different demands with one single process
causes a high level of complexity and makes it hard to compete.
Ballingslöv AB is a well known Swedish manufacturer of kitchen and bathroom furnishing. In
2003, a new increased range of bathroom furnishing was introduced. Combined with an
increase in demand this led to an increased level of complexity in the planning and production
processes. The manufacturing resources are split between kitchen and bathroom production
where bathroom stands for five percent of the total production. Today, the company
experiences difficulties to meet the demands on on-time-delivery, the claims are increasing
and in the end, they risk losing their customers. The reason for this is believed to be the fact
that kitchen and bathroom assembly share the same critical resources.
In order to solve the problems mentioned above, the company is considering moving the
bathroom assembly to a separate section. The purpose of this thesis is to create a basis for
decision for a possible transfer of the bathroom assembly. The thesis states weather a separate
bathroom assembly can solve these problems and create a process that better support the
market demands. A qualitative case study, based on face-to-face interviews, is the
methodology used in fulfilling the purpose of the study. The framework created by Terry Hill
for reflecting manufacturing strategy issues in corporate decisions has been used in attacking
the problem.
The study has reviled that the company’s inability in meeting on-time-delivery is not related
to the fact that the kitchen and bathroom assembly share critical resources. The real problem
lies in an inadequate infrastructure that neither supports the market demands nor the
production process. In addition the company tries to support different market segments, with
different demands, thus causing a high level of complexity throughout the production process.
The difference in market demands that has the greatest implication on the production process
is the fact that bath customers demands a shorter delivery time then does the kitchen
customers.
To solve the problems in meeting on-time-delivery the company must invest in infrastructure
that supports the market demands. With a make-to-stock strategy for bathroom furnishing, the
company is able to reduce the complexity and offer a competitive delivery time. (Less)
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Andrae, David and Henriksson, Anders
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MIO920
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M1 - University Diploma
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04/5204
language
Swedish
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2007072
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@misc{2007072,
  abstract     = {To compete on mature markets, businesses need to create processes able to meet the demands
imposed by the market. The most important aspect for manufacturing companies is to have
production processes and infrastructure able to support the order winners and qualifiers that
exist on a specific market. The processes and infrastructure need to be aligned and meet the
same order winners and qualifiers. Trying to meet different demands with one single process
causes a high level of complexity and makes it hard to compete.
Ballingslöv AB is a well known Swedish manufacturer of kitchen and bathroom furnishing. In
2003, a new increased range of bathroom furnishing was introduced. Combined with an
increase in demand this led to an increased level of complexity in the planning and production
processes. The manufacturing resources are split between kitchen and bathroom production
where bathroom stands for five percent of the total production. Today, the company
experiences difficulties to meet the demands on on-time-delivery, the claims are increasing
and in the end, they risk losing their customers. The reason for this is believed to be the fact
that kitchen and bathroom assembly share the same critical resources.
In order to solve the problems mentioned above, the company is considering moving the
bathroom assembly to a separate section. The purpose of this thesis is to create a basis for
decision for a possible transfer of the bathroom assembly. The thesis states weather a separate
bathroom assembly can solve these problems and create a process that better support the
market demands. A qualitative case study, based on face-to-face interviews, is the
methodology used in fulfilling the purpose of the study. The framework created by Terry Hill
for reflecting manufacturing strategy issues in corporate decisions has been used in attacking
the problem.
The study has reviled that the company’s inability in meeting on-time-delivery is not related
to the fact that the kitchen and bathroom assembly share critical resources. The real problem
lies in an inadequate infrastructure that neither supports the market demands nor the
production process. In addition the company tries to support different market segments, with
different demands, thus causing a high level of complexity throughout the production process.
The difference in market demands that has the greatest implication on the production process
is the fact that bath customers demands a shorter delivery time then does the kitchen
customers.
To solve the problems in meeting on-time-delivery the company must invest in infrastructure
that supports the market demands. With a make-to-stock strategy for bathroom furnishing, the
company is able to reduce the complexity and offer a competitive delivery time.},
  author       = {Andrae, David and Henriksson, Anders},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Ökad leveransprecision genom fokuserad tillverkning?},
  year         = {2004},
}