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Improvement of production system using Discrete Event Simulation

About the company

ÅF is an engineering and design company within the fields of energy, industry and infrastructure. We create sustainable solutions for the next generation through talented people and technology. We are based in Europe and our business and clients are found all over the world.

ÅF Making Future.

About the job

Master Thesis Project at ÅF Production & Logistics - Improvement of production system using Discrete Event Simulation.

Background
The Swedish automotive industry is currently blooming, putting a lot of pressure on its sub-suppliers to deliver higher volumes while maintaining top quality. Discrete event simulation (DES) is a key method for analysing and improving complex and high volume production. This thesis is a part of ÅF’s cooperation with several of the automotive industries top tier sub-suppliers.  

Objective
The objective of this thesis is to create a DES model of an existing production system, using the model to analyse its KPI’s and to improve and optimize its operation based upon given, future scenarios.  

Deliverables

  • Create a DES model of the existing production system, including input data for relevant scenarios.
  • Create a user interface with input and output data for analysis of KPI’s.
  • Recommendation of suitable improvements to optimize the production system for future scenarios.

Who are you?

Prerequisites

  • The project must be performed by two students.
  • Both students must have proven very good knowledge in DES programming, preferably using AutoMod or Siemens Plant Simulation, as well as in production systems analysis.
  • Both students must have knowledge and interest in programming, preferably in VBA and / or C, C++ or C#.
  • The thesis will be performed both at ÅF Gothenburg and at designated sub-supplier.

Master Program
Production engineering, Systems Control and Mechatronics, Supply Chain Management

We offer

We are looking for someone who wants to be part of ÅF’s success story. Are you passionate about technology development? Do you like to work together to find the best solution? Then we can offer you career opportunities in a modern workplace with challenging assignments and exciting projects all over the world.

The ÅF Group is ranked as one of Sweden’s most popular employer among engineers. At ÅF you will be involved in developing innovative and sustainable solutions within infrastructure, energy and industry. We are always looking for the sharpest skills that can create a future society together with us. We hope you will learn as much from us as we will learn from you.

Contact information

Pär Ström
+46 105053408
par.strom@afconsult.com

Maria Ludvigsson
010-505 05 04
maria.ludvigsson@afconsult.com

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