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Utjämning av produktionsflöde och sekvensplanering vid tillverkning av lastbilshytter: -         En fallstudie på Scania, Oskarshamn
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Business, Economics and Design, Linnaeus School of Business and Economics.
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Business, Economics and Design, Linnaeus School of Business and Economics.
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Business, Economics and Design, Linnaeus School of Business and Economics.
2011 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Author         Simon Jensen, Jonathan Kölemo & Mariam Wanyana 

 

Mentor         Roger Stokkedal

 

Examiner     Åsa Gustafsson

 

Title              Smoother production flow and sequence planning in production of truck cabs – A case study at Scania Oskarshamn 

The Firm     The firm Scania is one of the leading companies in heavy automotive, with its 35 000 employees in approximately 100 countries. In 2010 the company had sales of 78.1 billion SEK. Scania works continuously on improvements and they use Lean methods throughout the company. The consequence of this is that the topcoat department does not always reach the production target of 15 cabs per hour.

Background In order to achieve efficient flow it requires an approach that permeates the entire company. In the current situation Scania start planning their production with help from incoming sales orders. Planning in this way now serves poorly for the department topcoat, where cabs are painted. The reason is, believed to be, a strong focus on the delivery date to customers instead of letting the topcoat department determine the sequence that the cabs are painted in.

 

Purpose        The purpose of this study is to investigate the possibility of improving Scania's production planning and to suggest ways they can go about achieving a more even flow of the varnish with the aid of the proposed planning. 

Method         A positivist approach has been used as a scientific approach throughout the study. The approach is deductive and the research methodology is quantitative, with some elements of qualitative research methods. From a theoretical and empirical material has an analysis designed to eventually lead to a conclusion. 

 

Results          In response to the production flow is variable and the predetermined sequences are broken daily, while colors to the topcoat will vary, it is of great importance to make changes in the planning. The result shows that Scania could get a more even flow through the topcoat department by using the order list and thereby increase their chances of reaching the production target.  

 

Conclusions The study demonstrates that Scania should plan their production based on order list with a longer time horizon. The company should also use batching where there is potential to save time and money. Batching will lead to a smoother production flow and the pace is kept. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. , 107 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-12640OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-12640DiVA: diva2:424039
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Business Administration and Economics Programme, 240 credits
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Available from: 2011-06-20 Created: 2011-06-16 Last updated: 2011-06-20Bibliographically approved

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