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Effektivisering av materialflödet i inlagringsprocessen i ett distributionslager: Genom exkludering av begränsningar
Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Industrial Engineering and Management.
Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Industrial Engineering and Management.
2018 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (university diploma), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
A study about how a distributioncenter´ inbound process can get more efficient. (English)
Abstract [sv]

Syfte – Syftet med studien är att identifiera kritiska begränsningar i inlagringsprocessen i ett distributionslager för att därmed kunna effektivisera materialflödet. Studiens syfte uppnås genom att följande forskningsfrågor har formulerats:

  1. Vilka kritiska begränsningar kan förekomma i materialflödet i en inlagringsprocess i ett distributionslager?

  2. Hur kan de identifierade begränsningarna exkluderas i en inlagringsprocess?

Metod – Studien hade en induktiv ansats och datainsamling skedde genom intervjuer, observationer, dokumentstudier och litteraturstudier. En fallstudie genomfördes på ett distributionslager och empiri och teori har jämförts för att kunna uppfylla studiens syfte.

Resultat – Studiens resultat påvisar att de förekommande kritiska begränsningarna i ett distributionslager är brist på yta, materialhantering, automatiska system samt lagerlayout. Studiens slutsats är att begränsningarna är sammankopplade och påverkar varandra eftersom de ingår i samma process. För att exkludera begränsningarna bör distributionslager implementera diverse standarder i sin inlagringsprocess och arbeta med ständiga förbättringar.

Implikationer – Studien bidrar inte med nya teorier men bidrar med praktisk nytta för distributionslager med liknande kriterier som studiens fallföretag.

Begränsningar – Studien riktar enbart in sig på distributionslager och var en fallstudie av enfallsdesign. Genom att utföra flera liknande undersökningar på företag med liknande kriterier hade generaliserbarheten kunnat stärkas.

Abstract [en]

Purpose – The purpose of the study is to identify critical constraints in the inbound process at

a distribution warehouse. To accomplish the purpose two research questions were formulated:

  1. Which critical constraints can occur in the material flow in the inbound process at a distribution warehouse?

  2. How can the identified constraints be excluded in the inbound process?

Method – The study was performed inductively, and the data collection techniques were interviews, observations, document studies and literature studies. A single case study was performed at a distribution warehouse and the empirical data and theories were compared to accomplish the purpose of the study.

Findings – The result of the study demonstrates that the critical constraints in the inbound process at a distribution warehouse are space, material handling, automatic systems and warehouse layout. The conclusion of the study is that the constraints are connected and affect each other since they are all included in the same process. To exclude the constraints different types of standards should be implemented in the inbound process, and distribution warehouses should work with continuous improvements.

Implications – The study does not contribute to new theories but can be practically beneficial for distribution warehouses similar to the studies case study.

Limitations – The study only focuses on one distribution warehouse and is therefore a single case study. The generalizability could have been higher if the study had been conducted at multiple distribution warehouses.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2018. , p. 40
Keywords [en]
Distribution warehouse, Constraints, Material handling, Automatic systems, Warehouse layout, Lean, Improvements
Keywords [sv]
Distributionslager, Begränsningar, Materialhantering, Automatiska system, Lagerlayout, Lean, Förbättringar
National Category
Transport Systems and Logistics
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-41781ISRN: JU-JTH-IGA-1-20180103OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hj-41781DiVA, id: diva2:1254281
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JTH, Industrial Engineering and Management
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Available from: 2018-10-15 Created: 2018-10-08 Last updated: 2018-10-15Bibliographically approved

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