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Lean Tools for Reducing Production Time and Satisfying Employees: A Case Study
Växjö University, Faculty of Mathematics/Science/Technology, School of Technology and Design.
Växjö University, Faculty of Mathematics/Science/Technology, School of Technology and Design.
2008 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this thesis is to reduce the production time while providing employees satisfaction and the problem formulation for thesis is;

-How can a company use its work area effectively in order to reduce production time while providing

employee satisfaction?

To answer problem formulation, proper lean tools were applied. Before implementing lean tools, the study started with a questionnaire to evaluate the effect of work area on employees. Five steps of 5S were implemented on work area so as to provide an organized work area for employee satisfaction in accordance with the theory. SMED’s four stage methodology was applied to the machine in the work area where was focused by the authors in order to reduce the production time. The study was made in a Swedish Company called Swepart Transmission AB. which produces gearboxes, bearings etc. Results obtained from the study shows that employees are under effect of work area and employees were satisfied after 5S implementation, also production time will be reduced at least one hour in the length of time. This thesis can be generalised to all manufacturing companies thus both employee satisfaction and production time reduction can be provided and companies can work more effectively which enables them to become competitiveness in order to survive in market.

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2008. , p. 39
Keywords [en]
Lean tools, 5S, SMED, Employee Satisfaction, Production Time
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Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
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URN: urn:nbn:se:vxu:diva-2139OAI: oai:DiVA.org:vxu-2139DiVA, id: diva2:206034
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Available from: 2008-06-13 Created: 2008-06-13 Last updated: 2010-03-10Bibliographically approved

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