Improvement potentials in Swedish electronics manufacturing industry – Analysis of five case studies
Paper in proceedings, 2012

A method for analysing the profitability of manufacturing facilities has been developed to understand how to improve the competitiveness of the Swedish electronics manufacturing industry. This paper presents the results of five case studies carried out at Swedish electronics manufacturers. During these case studies the method has been tested and further developed. Several areas of improvement have been identified with focus on productivity increase of surface mount assembly lines and manual through-hole assembly. Since the characteristics of the studied production facilities can be found world wide, it's assumed that the results can be valid at least in other high-cost countries.

Productivity

Profitability

Electronics manufacturing industry

Author

Robin Sundkvist

Chalmers, Materials and Manufacturing Technology, Manufacturing Technology

Richard Hedman

Chalmers, Materials and Manufacturing Technology, Manufacturing Technology

Peter Almström

Chalmers, Materials and Manufacturing Technology, Manufacturing Technology

Anders Kinnander

Chalmers, Materials and Manufacturing Technology, Manufacturing Technology

Procedia CIRP - The 45th CIRP Conference on Manufacturing Systems, May 16-18, Athens, Greece

2212-8271 (eISSN)

Vol. 3 1 126-131

Subject Categories

Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics

Areas of Advance

Production

DOI

10.1016/j.procir.2012.07.023

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10/7/2017