Creating Flow: Study of Standard Work Implementation in Grundfos

Student thesis: Master thesis (including HD thesis)

  • Thomas Christopher Krogh
The purpose of this Thesis is to investigate and find improvements for the
Standard Work implementation process at Grundfos Manufacturing Serbia.
First the thesis focuses on the literature in order to gain an overview of the
topics and their content. The Literature Review focuses on: Lean Production,
Standard Work and Knowledge Management. Based on this review five key
elements for implementing Standard Work are found.
Second, a case study of Standard Work implementation at Grundfos
Management, Grundfos Manufacturing Denmark and Grundfos
Manufacturing Hungary add four key points to each element. The case study
is done through five interviews with Lean Agents from each company in
order to collect and analyze their experience.
Based on the framework devised through the literature review and case study,
an analysis is made of the current implementation process at Grundfos
Manufacturing Serbia. The data for this analysis is collected through
participatory observation, made during a six month internship at Grundfos
Manufacturing Serbia.
Based on the analysis five propositions are made for improvement the
implementation process. These range from high level strategic decision, to
implementation of daily routine processes.
LanguageEnglish
Publication date10 Jan 2013
Number of pages121
ID: 72486606