Uppföljningssystem för trucktransporter : Utförande på transportavdelningen på Sandvik
Abstract (Summary)To raise the value of a company’s products, it is important to have a logistic service of highest quality. The company needs to deliver the right product, in the right time, at the right place, in the right quality and quantity. To deliver this kind of service the company needs to have control of all the times when they produce the product. The parts could be anything from management of warehouse to transportation between different production lines.A yearing from the client at administration of Sandvik transportation division are that they wanted an overview of how their types of side loader are being used. With this starting point the purpose has been to perform a system that automatic follow-up the performance that are made by the forklifts.To fulfill the purpose different methods have been used to gather theory that needs to make this following-up system and to make the study of time, it is a part of the mapping. Some of these methods were dialogues and discussions with our instructors at both Sandvik and the University of Gävle. It has also been some researching on scientific articles and examination papers on the Internet. Some information has also been searched in specialist literature. From this information it has become a theoretical framework to this study. First some explanations of basic logistic were you should learn what logistics are about. After the explanations, the theory that needs to the following-up system and the study of time were presented. Key ratios and performance measurement are two parts that the following-up system are built on.Sandvik, is a company that produce products in the areas of cutting tools for processing in materials, machines for mining industry, tube, stripe, bar, process systems and wire. It is in the tube division the study of time has been made. The study of time has been made on the type of forklifts called side loader, that transport long tubes from one production line to another production line.The result of the study of time was that three big items took around 75 % of the whole time. These items were driving with load, driving without load and empty side loader. The biggest item was empty side loader (31 % of the time).To get this following-up system a brainstorming has been used to come up with the key ratios and performance measures that the system needs to be beneficential to different kinds of forklifts. From this brainstorming a mind-map were made where all the parts were clear and it made the key ratios and performance measures easier to develop.With these methods and theory that has been studied of key ratios and performance measurements the following-up system were developed. It builds on sensors that indicate to a computer system which type of work that are made (driving with load, driving without load, remaining standstill time) and a sensor that indicates the weight of the load. A distance meter is also used to register these values to the following-up system.From the analysis and discussions about the following-up system and the study of time came the following conclusions:• Company’s ought to have a following-up system that follows up the key ratios and performance measurement to make better rationalizations of their transportation• Key ratios and performance measures should be easy and clear described and all employees should know about it. They should also know that the measures are continuous existing.• The study of time showed that these side loaders were standing still much of the time when the research was made.• Sandviks different production lines of tube should plan their production better and smoother so the side loader could get better work rate and could plan their transportation in and out of the production better.
School:Högskolan i Gävle
Source Type:Master's Thesis
Date of Publication:06/27/2008