Improve and secure the Supplier Capacity Process for IKEA in Greater China
Authors: Lena Sandberg and Martin Grönlund Supervisors: Peter Berling, Faculty of Engineering, Lund University Paul Björnsson, IKEA of Sweden Examiner: Fredrik Olsson, Faculty of Engineering, Lund University Lund University Faculty of Engineering, LTH 2012-06-01
This master thesis is the final part in our Master of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering at the Faculty of Engineering, Lund University. The thesis has been conducted for IKEA of Sweden, Älmhult, in collaboration with the Department of Industrial Management and Logistics, Faculty of Engineering, Lund University. The main part of the data collection has been made in the IKEA Trading Office in Qingdao, China. We would like to thank all employees at IKEA in Qingdao for their great support and willingness to help us, both with the thesis and with personal matters. We would also like to thank IKEA for giving us the opportunity to write this master thesis, and we would also like to give our special thanks to Peter Berling, our supervisor at Lund University who has given us a lot of guidance throughout the project. Lund, June 2012 Lena Sandberg
Title Authors Supervisors Improve and secure the Supplier Capacity Process for IKEA in Greater China Lena Sandberg and Martin Grönlund Peter Berling, Department of Industrial Engineering and Logistics, Faculty of Engineering, Lund University Paul Björnsson, Plan & Secure Capacity, IKEA of Sweden, Älmhult Keywords Capacity Planning, ONE Supplier Capacity Process, Process Implementation
Background and Problem discussion To guarantee that the products in the IKEA catalogue are available when requested, IKEA needs to plan and secure capacity. IKEA has developed a process called ONE Supplier Capacity Process to solve supplier capacity issues in a more proactive way. The thesis is focused on suppliers’ in the category...