Material- och lagerhantering för artiklar med särskilda krav på en ny produktionslinje: En fallstudie på Alfdex AB
Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
How do you handle articles with specific requirements when introducing a new production line? This thesis addresses questions regarding how articles with specific requirements should be managed. The study was performed at Alfdex AB in Landskrona, which is a joint venture between Alfa Laval and Concentric. The purpose of the study was to provide proposals and recommendations for how these items should be managed in relation to other existing items.The aim of the study was to describe and explore the challenges that companies face when introducing a new production of articles with specific requirements. The requirements posed by the articles were specifically absorption of moisture. Moisture has a negative impact on the articles, which become unusable when not used within a certain time. Specifically, the aim was to give proposals regarding the materials and inventory management of these articles.The data collection consisted of a case study with interviews, observations and literature studies. In order to facilitate and guide the results that emerged from the study a steering group was designed at the company where the purpose of the steering group was to provide feedback, discuss any proposed solution, and confirm the data that were collected.The main conclusion of the study is that the company needs to invest in an oven that could treat the articles if the moisture haved affected them. The recommendations are, in short term, the company needs to do tests for how long the articles need to be dried, how large quantities that can be held in the oven, and finally, discussions regarding the safety stock level to decrease the number of moist items that were coming into the corporation.The long-term recommendations mainly focus on how the inventory management should be run regarding the management of moisture sensitive articles. If the management of these articles does not work as desired an external warehouse should be used which will increase the storage time for these articles. Discussions should also be raised regarding the production volumes determined so the safety stock would not be too low.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. , 63 p.
Teknik, Logistik, materialhantering, lagerhantering, artiklar med särskilda krav
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-44076Local ID: 1e27303f-b5a6-479f-a163-0ce5b84867acOAI: oai:DiVA.org:ltu-44076DiVA: diva2:1017351
Subject / course
Student thesis, at least 30 credits
Industrial and Management Engineering, master's level
Validerat; 20141217 (global_studentproject_submitter)2016-10-042016-10-04Bibliographically approved