Evaluation of the Production Planning at Rexam Beverage Can

University essay from Lunds universitet/Produktionsekonomi

Abstract: An increased demand of beverage cans has caused problems with deliveries to several of Rexam’s customers. Rexam need to improve their delivery performance in order to maintain customer confidence. 3XUSRVH The purpose with this master thesis is to map, describe and analyses the production plant in Fosie’s production planning; regarding forecasting, material planning, safety stock, an optimal production batch and capacity planning. This is performed both on a central level as well as on an operational level. Secondly, guidelines and suggestions are presented for a more effective production planning. 0HWKRGRORJ\ The thesisisa qualitative based case study with constituent of quantity based information. &RQFOXVLRQV Rexam’s production planning can be improved by some easy changes. More accurate forecasts are decreasing the uncertainties. With a previously released line load, follow-ups can be done earlier and actions can be taken for possible deviations. The size of the order quantities are decreasing and expect to further be reduced. Nevertheless, an increased flexibility in the production makes it possible. The demand expects to increase in the future and a growing market as for the can industry, it is important to keep and improve customer’s confidence.

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