Kartläggning av lagring i ett mindre tillverkande företag
Sammanfattning: Introduction: The introduction describes the background to the problem studied. It gives an insight into logistics, warehousing and Lean. The purpose of this study is to examine a flow of materials where warehousing is central. Based on the results, some improvement areas are presented. Two research questions have been formulated based on the purpose of this study: Research question 1: What wastes can be identified in the warehousing process? Research question 2: What changes in the warehousing process can be made to increase efficiency? Method: A case study has been performed in a small manufacturing company making medical equipment. Empirical data was collected through interviews and observations. The collection of data for the theoretical framework was collected through books and scientific articles, the theoretical framework acts as a basis for the analysis of collected empirical data. Results: A number of wastes were identified in the case company: unnecessary work, unnecessary transport, and unused talent among employees. Other than that, a number of problem areas were found in relation to warehousing. Conclusions: This report is concluded with some suggestions for improvements the case company can partake in. The most important one is implementing a two-bin system that makes taking components in and out of stock easier and creates a more controlled stock balance.
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