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Training for quality: A case study on managers impact on the training of manual assembly workers
2019 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Quality is an important aspect for manufacturers to gain a competitive advantage. This thesis investigates how managers can contribute to performance, which in this case is how the manager can contribute to quality in manual assembling.

During production in assembling, human errors can often be the cause of quality issues. As manual assembling is still commonly used, there exist a need for how human errors can be avoided exists in order to establish quality. Training is an important factor to establish quality and to maintain it.

This thesis investigated how managers are involved in the training process for new employees and how managers can contribute to decreasing of human errors, which enhance quality. This was done by preforming a single case study at a vehicle manufacturer in Sweden where interviews were used as data. The sample for the interviews were managers from the case company that were involved during the training process.  A thematical analysis approach were used to analysis the data from the conducted interviews. The findings identified six different themes; Comprehension, communication, experience, responsibility, supporting and view of quality. Out of these themes the managers only impact on four of them, comprehension, communication, experience and responsibility, in the training process to enhance quality. The thesis also provided what contributions quality improvements had to sustainability.

Further research should be conducted with a similar research design but in other contexts to see if similar findings can be identified. It should also examine the training process from new employees’ perspectives.

 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2019. , p. 58
Keywords [en]
Case study, Manual Assembling, Thematic Analysis, Training, Quality, Quality Improvements.
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Business Administration
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-74327OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kau-74327DiVA, id: diva2:1342690
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Engineering: Industrial Engineering and Management (300 ECTS credits)
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Available from: 2019-08-14 Created: 2019-08-14 Last updated: 2019-09-03Bibliographically approved

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