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Exploring the Enablement of a Digitized Bakery - A case study

Herbertsson, Erik LU and Mahlberg, Moa LU (2020) MTTM05 20201
Engineering Logistics
Department of Industrial Management and Logistics
Abstract (Swedish)
The concept of Industry 4.0 is widely discussed among scholars and business leaders alike. Being able to adapt to this fourth industrial revolution is argued by many as necessary to stay competitive and to be profitable. Many companies today, however, have production lines built on legacy systems, as well as their own unique product challenges. This study aims to overcome these challenges by exploring the enablement of a digitized bread bakery.

The purpose of this thesis project is to propose how and where the case company should establish measuring points in its bakery lines in order to achieve productivity improvements, minimize manual input, and improve continuous monitoring.

The thesis found that there is an opportunity for the... (More)
The concept of Industry 4.0 is widely discussed among scholars and business leaders alike. Being able to adapt to this fourth industrial revolution is argued by many as necessary to stay competitive and to be profitable. Many companies today, however, have production lines built on legacy systems, as well as their own unique product challenges. This study aims to overcome these challenges by exploring the enablement of a digitized bread bakery.

The purpose of this thesis project is to propose how and where the case company should establish measuring points in its bakery lines in order to achieve productivity improvements, minimize manual input, and improve continuous monitoring.

The thesis found that there is an opportunity for the case company to combine the installment of new sensors with capturing signals from existing MES and PLC systems to extract information from the production lines. This information can be used in multiple areas of the company, and can generate a multitude of benefits regarding decision-making, reporting, machine availability, and more. To achieve the benefits, twelve projects were proposed, as well as general details on sensor placement and conceptual visualization of dashboards. A recommended order of implementation of the projects was presented. (Less)
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author
Herbertsson, Erik LU and Mahlberg, Moa LU
supervisor
organization
course
MTTM05 20201
year
type
H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
keywords
Industrial baking, Bread industry, Digitization, Digitalization, Industry 4.0
report number
5930
language
English
id
9027542
date added to LUP
2020-09-01 15:06:12
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2020-09-01 15:06:12
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  abstract     = {The concept of Industry 4.0 is widely discussed among scholars and business leaders alike. Being able to adapt to this fourth industrial revolution is argued by many as necessary to stay competitive and to be profitable. Many companies today, however, have production lines built on legacy systems, as well as their own unique product challenges. This study aims to overcome these challenges by exploring the enablement of a digitized bread bakery. 

The purpose of this thesis project is to propose how and where the case company should establish measuring points in its bakery lines in order to achieve productivity improvements, minimize manual input, and improve continuous monitoring. 

The thesis found that there is an opportunity for the case company to combine the installment of new sensors with capturing signals from existing MES and PLC systems to extract information from the production lines. This information can be used in multiple areas of the company, and can generate a multitude of benefits regarding decision-making, reporting, machine availability, and more. To achieve the benefits, twelve projects were proposed, as well as general details on sensor placement and conceptual visualization of dashboards. A recommended order of implementation of the projects was presented.},
  author       = {Herbertsson, Erik and Mahlberg, Moa},
  keyword      = {Industrial baking,Bread industry,Digitization,Digitalization,Industry 4.0},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Exploring the Enablement of a Digitized Bakery - A case study},
  year         = {2020},
}