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Analys & effektivisering av ABB Swedewaters materialhanteringsprocess

Wennmo, Marcus LU (2013) MTT820 20122
Engineering Logistics
Abstract
Background: Generally among industrialized warehouses, the main operational task is to supply the assembly or manufacturing with material, so is also the situation at ABB Swedewater. When manufacturing a product, the warehouse personnel pick necessary components requested by othersections of the production. This stresses the importance of a correct performance when picking, as this forms the base for therest of the production.

Purpose: The objective of the thesis is to provide suggestions to a more efficient picking process with fewer disruptions.

Objectives: The thesis main objective is to examine the handling and flow of materials in production at ABB Swedewater. The objective is to:
• Reduce picking time with at least 30%.
•... (More)
Background: Generally among industrialized warehouses, the main operational task is to supply the assembly or manufacturing with material, so is also the situation at ABB Swedewater. When manufacturing a product, the warehouse personnel pick necessary components requested by othersections of the production. This stresses the importance of a correct performance when picking, as this forms the base for therest of the production.

Purpose: The objective of the thesis is to provide suggestions to a more efficient picking process with fewer disruptions.

Objectives: The thesis main objective is to examine the handling and flow of materials in production at ABB Swedewater. The objective is to:
• Reduce picking time with at least 30%.
• Reduce production disruptions caused by material deficiencies. Around 90% or more of picked orders should be free from material deficiencies.

Method: This thesis uses information and facts collected based on both qualitative and quantitative data collection methods. The synergy between the models provided a basis for a relevant decision-­making and the creating of recommendations. A system approach has therefore been used in the study. Furthermore, an abductive research method was used because the results are derived from a critical examination of values and observed processes. Data collection consists of a literature review, interviews and observations.

Findings: The Master Thesis was based on an analysis of the current situation, in order to identify areas for improvement. Improvements were identified and analyzed with tools in material handling, Toyota Production System and flow analyzes. To ensure conclusions and generate new ones, a benchmarking was conducted against:
• Sandvik, Svedala
• Huhnseal, Landskrona
• ABB, Ludvika
The benchmarking resulted in knowledge of the practical use of the theoretical tools. Recommendations were identified in the following areas:
• Standardization
• Materials
• Work practices
• ABC classification
• Other material handling
• Management of small components and supplies
• Scanning System
• Quality control
The implementation procedure and ranking of the recommendations are estimated and determined by ABB Swedewater. The implementation of the proposed recommendations should result in fewer material deficiencies and reduced picking-­time. (Less)
Abstract (Swedish)
Bakgrund: Generellt bland industrivärldens lager är denhuvudsakliga uppgiften försörjning av material mot montering och tillverkning. Så är fallet även på ABB Swedewater. När en produkt ska tillverkas plockar personalen på lagret ihop de komponenter som behövs och skickar dem till tillverkningen. Materialet till anläggningen ”kittas” för att underlätta arbetet i produktion. Detta betonar vikten av en korrekt utförd kittning, eftersom denna ligger till grund för resten av produktionen.

Syfte: Syftet med examensarbetet är ge förslag till en effektivare kittningsprocess med färre avbrott.

Målsättning: Examensarbetets ska utföras genom undersökning av materialhantering och materialflöde av material i produktionen på ABB Swedewater.... (More)
Bakgrund: Generellt bland industrivärldens lager är denhuvudsakliga uppgiften försörjning av material mot montering och tillverkning. Så är fallet även på ABB Swedewater. När en produkt ska tillverkas plockar personalen på lagret ihop de komponenter som behövs och skickar dem till tillverkningen. Materialet till anläggningen ”kittas” för att underlätta arbetet i produktion. Detta betonar vikten av en korrekt utförd kittning, eftersom denna ligger till grund för resten av produktionen.

Syfte: Syftet med examensarbetet är ge förslag till en effektivare kittningsprocess med färre avbrott.

Målsättning: Examensarbetets ska utföras genom undersökning av materialhantering och materialflöde av material i produktionen på ABB Swedewater. Målsättningen var:
• Reducera man-­tid per kittad order med minst 30%.
• Minska produktionsstörningar orsakade av materialbrister. Minst 90% av kittade ordrar bör vara bristfria.

Metod: I detta examensarbete används information och fakta baserat på både kvalitativa och kvantitativa insamlingsmetoder. Synergieffekterna mellan insamlingsmetoderna utgjorde en överskådlig grund för ett relevant beslutsunderlag. Ett systemsynsätt har därför använts i studien. Vidare användes en abduktiv forskningsmetod, då resultaten är härledda från en kritisk granskning av värden och observerade processer. Datainsamlingen består av en litteraturstudie, intervjuer och observationer och en fallstudie.

Slutsats: Examensarbetet grundade sig i en nulägesanalys i syfte om att finna förbättringspotential. Förbättringspotential identifierades och analyserades med verktyg inom materialhantering, Toyota Production System och flödesanalyser. För att säkerställa slutsatser och för att generera nya, utfördes en benchmarking mot:
• Sandvik, Svedala
• Huhnseal, Landskrona
• ABB,Ludvika
Benchmarkingen resulterade i kunskap om den praktiska användningen av de teoretiska verktygen. Rekommendationer identifierades och sammanfogades inom följande områden:
• Standardisering
• Material
• Arbetsrutiner
• ABC-­‐klassificering
• Övrig materialhantering
• Hantering av små komponenter och
• förbrukningsmaterial
• Scanningsystem
• Kvalitetskontroll
Implementeringsordningen och rekommendationernas rangordning uppskattas och bestäms av ABB Swedewater själva. En implementering av föreslagna rekommendationer bör resultera i färre materialbrister och en reducerad man-­tid för kittning. (Less)
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author
Wennmo, Marcus LU
supervisor
organization
alternative title
Analyze and streamline the material handling process at ABB Swedewater
course
MTT820 20122
year
type
M1 - University Diploma
subject
keywords
Material handling, value stream mapping, material stream mapping, process optimization, Toyota Production System, Materialhantering, värdeflödesanalys, materialflödesanalys, processoptimering
other publication id
5743
language
Swedish
id
3558729
date added to LUP
2013-02-28 11:45:57
date last changed
2013-02-28 11:45:57
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Purpose: The objective of the thesis is to provide suggestions to a more efficient picking process with fewer disruptions.

Objectives: The thesis main objective is to examine the handling and flow of materials in production at ABB Swedewater. The objective is to:
• Reduce picking time with at least 30%.
• Reduce production disruptions caused by material deficiencies. Around 90% or more of picked orders should be free from material deficiencies.

Method: This thesis uses information and facts collected based on both qualitative and quantitative data collection methods. The synergy between the models provided a basis for a relevant decision-­making and the creating of recommendations. A system approach has therefore been used in the study. Furthermore, an abductive research method was used because the results are derived from a critical examination of values and observed processes. Data collection consists of a literature review, interviews and observations. 

Findings: The Master Thesis was based on an analysis of the current situation, in order to identify areas for improvement. Improvements were identified and analyzed with tools in material handling, Toyota Production System and flow analyzes. To ensure conclusions and generate new ones, a benchmarking was conducted against:
• Sandvik, Svedala
• Huhnseal, Landskrona
• ABB, Ludvika
The benchmarking resulted in knowledge of the practical use of the theoretical tools. Recommendations were identified in the following areas:
• Standardization
• Materials
• Work practices
• ABC classification
• Other material handling
• Management of small components and supplies
• Scanning System
• Quality control 
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