Search for dissertations about: "total quality management in the manufacturing industry"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 8 swedish dissertations containing the words total quality management in the manufacturing industry.

  1. 1. Total quality management in sawmills

    University dissertation from Luleå tekniska universitet

    Author : Carl-Gustav Lundahl; Luleå University of Technology.; Luleå University of Technology.; Luleå University of Technology.; [2009]
    Keywords : Manufacturing engineering;

    Abstract : This work was initiated in order to show the potential for Swedish sawmills to achieve higher productivity by implementation of improved process control tools in breakdown and production flows. An effective and profitable sawmill must utilize its raw material and the skill of its staff effectively. READ MORE

  2. 2. Enhancing competitiveness in small and medium-sized manufacturing enterprises - A study of the manufacturing situation of subcontractors in Sweden

    University dissertation from Chalmers University of Technology

    Author : Malin Löfving; Chalmers tekniska högskola.; Chalmers University of Technology.; [2009]
    Keywords : TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; Produktion och arbetsvetenskap; Manufacturing engineering and work sciences; SMME; decision criteria; competitive priorities; manufacturing system;

    Abstract : It is increasingly important for all small and medium-sized manufacturing enterprises (SMMEs) to enhance competitiveness in this era of globalisation. To satisfy market requirements, SMMEs must have an understanding of manufacturing outputs as well as decisions made in manufacturing. READ MORE

  3. 3. Interdisciplinary integration in complex product development : managerial implications of embedding software in manufactured goods

    University dissertation from Stockholm : Maskinkonstruktion

    Author : Niklas Adamsson; KTH.; [2007]
    Keywords : Engineering and Technology; Teknik och teknologier; Complex product development; interdisciplinary integration; technology fusion; systems engineering; new product development; TECHNOLOGY; TEKNIKVETENSKAP;

    Abstract : Incorporating electronics and software systems into manufactured goods is becoming very common in manufacturing companies. New technical functions, increased flexibility, and compensation for mechanical design weaknesses are some key drivers of this technological change in our everyday products. READ MORE

  4. 4. Module property verification : A method to plan and perform quality verifications in modular architectures

    University dissertation from Stockholm : KTH

    Author : Patrik Kenger; Högskolan Dalarna.; ; KTH.; Högskolan Dalarna.; [2006]
    Keywords : Engineering and Technology Mechanical Engineering Production Engineering; Human Work Science and Ergonomics; Teknik och teknologier Maskinteknik Produktionsteknik; arbetsvetenskap och ergonomi; TECHNOLOGY Industrial engineering and economy Manufacturing engineering and work sciences Manufacturing engineering; TEKNIKVETENSKAP Industriell teknik och ekonomi Produktion och arbetsvetenskap Produktionsteknik; modular products; product architecture; product verification; test; inspection; product assembly; defects; Modular products;

    Abstract : Modular product architectures have generated numerous benefits for companies in terms of cost, lead-time and quality. The defined interfaces and the module’s properties decrease the effort to develop new product variants, and provide an opportunity to perform parallel tasks in design, manufacturing and assembly. READ MORE

  5. 5. The Outsourcing PRocess - Strategic and operational realities

    University dissertation from Linköping : EkonomiTryckarna AB

    Author : Reine Wasner; Linköpings universitet.; Linköpings universitet.; [1999]
    Keywords : Social Sciences; Samhällsvetenskap; SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP;

    Abstract : The combination of shorter product life cycles, increased product complexity, and resource !imitations in conjunction with the globalization of the economy puts immense pressure on corporations to become more efficient, or leaner, in their operations (Alexander 1985, Sanchez 1997, Harryson 1998). One way of managing such competitive pressures has been tooutsource certain acrivities and focus internally on what has popularly been termed core competenciq thus enabling expansion and growth without having to carry the entire financial burden This is especially true for the increasing number of firms that have assumed (whether by choice or as an imperative) the systems integrator role, which implies migrating upwards in the value chain. READ MORE