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Important factors when implementing an improvement process and examining how subcontracting companies differ from other companies.
Karlstad University, Faculty of Technology and Science, Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering.
2017 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Viktiga faktorer när en implementering av förbättringsprocesser görs samt hur legotillverkande företag skiljer sig från andra företag. (Swedish)
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this thesis is to examine which factors are the most important to

successfully implementing an improvement process, and to examine if subcontracting

companies differ from the rest of the companies in the study.

Increasing the quality of products and at the same time lowering the costs is often

necessary with the pressure from the external environment that many companies are facing

today. Many companies are active on a global scale with competitors all over the planet. It is

easy to understand that companies need to have an innovative approach, and improve their

products, but it is hard to know how and what to change.

Upon completion of the initial research phase, a form with questions was created. The

composed question sheet was used in an internet based survey. The same question sheet was

later used in interviews with 3 different companies. The interview phase provided a chance to

ask follow up questions to increase the understanding and help with the analysis. The results

from the study were compared with leading literature and similarities were highlighted.

The results from the study demonstrate that soft values are the most important factors

when implementing an improvement process. Engaged leadership, clear goals and

participation from leaders and personnel are the most prominent factors. The differences

between subcontracting companies and the other companies in the study are not significant.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2017.
Keywords [en]
Improvement process, successful implementation, key factors
Keywords [sv]
förbättringsprocess, lyckad implementering, nyckelfaktorer
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Mechanical Engineering
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-62851OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kau-62851DiVA, id: diva2:1137277
Subject / course
Mechanical Engineering
Educational program
Engineering: Industrial Engineering and Management (300 ECTS credits)
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Available from: 2017-08-31 Created: 2017-08-30 Last updated: 2017-08-31Bibliographically approved

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