Quality problems in materials kit preparation
Paper in proceedings, 2014

Increasing customisation, together with a focus on assemblers’ value added time, inflates the number of component variants required in assembly, and drives implementation of kitting processes. Practice indicates that current kitting process designs exhibit quality problems, but research is scarce concerning which problems arise and why. Therefore, this paper provides a decomposition of quality in kitting processes by establishing a framework consisting of types, causes and determinants of quality problems in kitting processes. Through a multiple case study, several underlying mechanisms of quality problems and why they arise were revealed, thereby extending the current frame of knowledge.

Sequencing

Kitting

Picking quality

Author

Patrik Fager

Chalmers, Technology Management and Economics, Logistics & Transportation

Mats Johansson

Chalmers, Technology Management and Economics, Logistics & Transportation

Lars Medbo

Chalmers, Technology Management and Economics, Logistics & Transportation

Proceedings of the 6th Swedish Production Symposium

Subject Categories

Other Mechanical Engineering

Areas of Advance

Transport

Production

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10/8/2017