Thesis: New Assembly development
Group Trucks Operations - GTO - is the truck industrial entity within the Volvo Group responsible for Truck manufacturing, including Cab & Vehicle Assembly, Powertrain Production, Logistics Services, Parts Distribution and Remanufacturing.
At the plant in Köping we make transmissions for most of the Volvo group products and different business areas. In a competitive industry, the Köping plant is continuously improving to be the world leading transmission factory.
The transport sector is an industry facing substantial change in multiple areas. Within the near future the traditional production will become more automated, flexible, reconfigurable, smart and connected in order to produce the electric connected autonomous heavy vehicles of tomorrow. In order to face these challenges we have developed GTO 2.0.
GTO 2.0 is the framework that drives the industrial transformation towards the future. It defines our wanted position on both technological and human aspects to keep us competitive, meeting society's and the customer's demands. People, competencies and leadership are an essential aspect of this Program.
New products requires changes in current assembly in Köping. Due to shorter life cycle time of products and fast changes a flexible and reconfigurable mindset is needed to develop a competitive assembly of the future.
The aim of the thesis is to develop and evaluate different scenarios for future assembly in Köping. By using VSM,simulation and layouts and to have a reconfigurable and flexible mindset in the design of the assembly.
Suitable background: Mechanical Engineer, Industrial Management or equal
Thesis Level: Master
Language: Swedish and English
Starting date: 2020
Number of students: 1-2
Tutor: Vilhelm Söderberg, manager. firstname.lastname@example.org
Volvo Group Trucks Operations encompasses all production of the Group’s engines and transmissions, as well as all production of Volvo, Renault and Mack trucks. The organization is responsible for spare parts supplies to the Group's customers as well as for designing, operating and optimizing logistics and supply chain for all brands, production facilities and distribution centers where the Volvo Group operates. In Volvo Group Trucks Operations you will be part of a diverse team of highly skilled professionals who work with passion, trust and embrace change to stay ahead. We make our customers win.