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Development, Installation and Commissioning of an OCR Verification System - For Order Number and Label Correspondence

Kristensson, Jonas (2012) In CODEN:LUTEDX/TEIE EIE920 20121
Industrial Electrical Engineering and Automation
Abstract
Tetra Pak is a large scale organization that provides its customers with a food packaging solution based on laminated carton board in various package formats. The packaging material is produced in more than 50 converting factories represented world wide. The production develops the material in roll form that are loadable in the filling machines. Each roll arrives to the filling site with a barcode label that contains information about the order that was purchased by the customer. In this way the customers are able to identify the product and this process also allows the converting plant to trace the material. Any incorrect information on these labels is obviously unacceptable since the customer needs to be able to rely on that the data... (More)
Tetra Pak is a large scale organization that provides its customers with a food packaging solution based on laminated carton board in various package formats. The packaging material is produced in more than 50 converting factories represented world wide. The production develops the material in roll form that are loadable in the filling machines. Each roll arrives to the filling site with a barcode label that contains information about the order that was purchased by the customer. In this way the customers are able to identify the product and this process also allows the converting plant to trace the material. Any incorrect information on these labels is obviously unacceptable since the customer needs to be able to rely on that the data that is provided with the material is correct. If the information is not cor-
rect and the operator at the filling machine is not observant it is possible that the wrong product is filled with the wrong package design which can have severe consequences. The goal of this thesis was to find a technical solution to visually inspect the product and digitally compare it to the attached label. This solution would act as a barrier system in the downstream process and prevent rolls with the wrong information from exiting the plant and being shipped to the customer. By using lean manufacturing tools along with a team of operators and technicians, a solution was developed based on Optical Character Recognition technology to capture the order number and lane number of the product and compare it to the label. Thereby it will be possible to contain the defect material within the plant and prevent it from becoming a customer claim. (Less)
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Kristensson, Jonas
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EIE920 20121
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H3 - Professional qualifications (4 Years - )
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CODEN:LUTEDX/TEIE
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5291
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English
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3731157
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2013-05-22 15:43:34
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  abstract     = {Tetra Pak is a large scale organization that provides its customers with a food packaging solution based on laminated carton board in various package formats. The packaging material is produced in more than 50 converting factories represented world wide. The production develops the material in roll form that are loadable in the filling machines. Each roll arrives to the filling site with a barcode label that contains information about the order that was purchased by the customer. In this way the customers are able to identify the product and this process also allows the converting plant to trace the material. Any incorrect information on these labels is obviously unacceptable since the customer needs to be able to rely on that the data that is provided with the material is correct. If the information is not cor-
rect and the operator at the filling machine is not observant it is possible that the wrong product is filled with the wrong package design which can have severe consequences. The goal of this thesis was to find a technical solution to visually inspect the product and digitally compare it to the attached label. This solution would act as a barrier system in the downstream process and prevent rolls with the wrong information from exiting the plant and being shipped to the customer. By using lean manufacturing tools along with a team of operators and technicians, a solution was developed based on Optical Character Recognition technology to capture the order number and lane number of the product and compare it to the label. Thereby it will be possible to contain the defect material within the plant and prevent it from becoming a customer claim.},
  author       = {Kristensson, Jonas},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  series       = {CODEN:LUTEDX/TEIE},
  title        = {Development, Installation and Commissioning of an OCR Verification System - For Order Number and Label Correspondence},
  year         = {2012},
}