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Master’s degree thesis

LOG950 Logistics

Warehouse improvement with Lean 5S - A case study of
Ulstein Verft AS
Iva Gergova

Number of pages including this page: 86

Molde, 21.11.2010

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Title: Warehouse Improvement with Lean 5S - A Case Study of Ulstein Verft AS Author(s): Iva Gergova
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Year: 2010
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Contents
TABLE OF FIGURES ........................................................................................................................................................ 5 PREFACE ........................................................................................................................................................................ 7 ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS ................................................................................................................................................. 8 PART I. CHAPTER 1: INTRODUCTION AND DESCRIPTION OF THE PROBLEM ................................................................... 9 1.1. BACKGROUND ................................................................................................................................................................ 9 1.2. SETTING, RESEARCH PURPOSE AND GUIDING QUESTIONS ....................................................................................................... 10 1.3. OVERVIEW AND STRUCTURE OF THE THESIS ........................................................................................................................ 12 PART II. CHAPTER 2: THEORETICAL FRAMEWORK ....................................................................................................... 14 2.1. LEAN THINKING AND LEAN SHIPBUILDING .......................................................................................................................... 14 2.1.1 Lean Thinking .................................................................................................................................................... 14 2.1.2 Toyota Production System ................................................................................................................................ 17 2.1.3. Lean Production and Lean Techniques............................................................................................................. 20 2.1.4. Applicability of Lean. Lean Shipbuilding .......................................................................................................... 27 2.2. WAREHOUSING. LEAN WAREHOUSING ............................................................................................................................. 32 2.2.1. Warehouse Management ................................................................................................................................ 32 2.2.2. Warehouse performance assessment .............................................................................................................. 37 2.2.3. Lean Warehousing ........................................................................................................................................... 39 2.3. ORGANIZATIONAL MANAGEMENT AND...

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