Case Study about Statistical Quality Control in Cable Industry :Copper Consumption Reduction in Nexans IKO Sweden
Abstract: This thesis was carried out at the Special Cables group in the Nexans IKO Sweden AB in Grimsas, The company is a worldwide leader in the cable industry, offers an extensive range of cables and cabling systems.The aim with this thesis is to increase mean average of the electrical resistance in cables and accordingly saving the copper as the raw material. In order to achieve such significance the project offers an approach to find and eliminate causes of variation in a manufacturing process.In the beginning, some germane literature for the area was studied to get a deeper understanding of the problem. Some of the literature is summarized in the theory chapter of the thesis.
Introduction: Over time, customers tend to expect more but are prepared to pay less for their requirements. They want higher quality at a lower cost. Many companies look upon quality management as away by witch to maintain competitive benefit. During the last few decades the interest and industrial use of quality-related system, tools and methodologies has grown significantly. Modern quality management is based on the idea that to remain competitive an organization has to incessantly upgrade the way it fulfills the needs of its customers. It is not enough to focus on the finished products that customers receive. How these products are produced, i.e. the processes, also needs to be addressed.
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