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Improving the raw material warehouse at Borggårds Bruk AB
Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering.
2016 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10,5 credits / 16 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This thesis was carried out at Borggårds Bruk AB, a company which specializes in wire products and is located just northwest of Finspång, in Borggård, Sweden. The company’s business idea is to produce tailor-made products for Scandinavian customers with high requirements for product development, prototyping, quality and reliability.

The purpose of this thesis is to look further into the raw material warehouse in the factory, to find any possible improvements that can be made. This is done by analysing both the material and the information flow in the warehouse.

The analysis results in several problems being acknowledged, such as a complete lack of location labels, material stored between the racks and the placement of the most used materials being stored at random places in the warehouse.

A new layout, where all locations can be seen is created to make it easier for anyone to find material in the warehouse. A new sorting system is implemented, creating fixed places for the top six most used materials (which equal 68% of the material used). These are moved as close as possible to the production to decrease any unnecessary transports.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. , 41 p.
Keyword [en]
Warehouse management, Inventory management
National Category
Mechanical Engineering
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-131101ISRN: LIU-IEI-TEK-G--16/01126—SEOAI: diva2:967412
External cooperation
Borggårds Bruk AB
Subject / course
Mechanical Engineering
Available from: 2016-09-30 Created: 2016-09-08 Last updated: 2016-09-30Bibliographically approved

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