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A packaging cost model for Ericsson AB

De La Motte, Patrik and Persson, Patrik (2009)
Packaging Logistics
Abstract
Problem Definition: Ericsson wants to increase their focus on reducing the total cost of packaging for the company in the whole world. They want to create a simple calculation model that can calculate the total packaging cost and compare different packaging solutions (country, freight, packaging, and product) in order to find the most cost effective packaging solution. This will facilitate the development of future packaging and also reduce the company's total costs relating to the supply chain.

Purpose: The purpose of the thesis is to create a calculation model which makes it possible to compare a couple of packaging solutions, this will finally show the total cost of the packaging. The calculation model is supposed to be able to handle... (More)
Problem Definition: Ericsson wants to increase their focus on reducing the total cost of packaging for the company in the whole world. They want to create a simple calculation model that can calculate the total packaging cost and compare different packaging solutions (country, freight, packaging, and product) in order to find the most cost effective packaging solution. This will facilitate the development of future packaging and also reduce the company's total costs relating to the supply chain.

Purpose: The purpose of the thesis is to create a calculation model which makes it possible to compare a couple of packaging solutions, this will finally show the total cost of the packaging. The calculation model is supposed to be able to handle different transport modes, different destinations and different kinds of packaging solutions, and it should also be ?factory? independent.

Methodology: There was a pre-existing problem that should be solved, as such, the approach of the thesis will be problem-solving. The authors will first collect empirical information. Once this research is done, theories will be presented based on the empirical information. Finally an analysis will be conducted. This approach is called inductive approach. Qualitative data is collected through structured and semi-structured interviews, written literature and observations made by the authors.

Conclusion: The calculation model will be helping Ericsson with their cost reduction regarding existing and new packaging solutions. All the six cost parameters can be followed through the whole calculation model to see how the areas change depending on which parameters that are changed. It is easy to use the calculation model and the total cost will be presented in both figures and diagrams to make it even more clear for the user. The calculation model is meant to be used by Ericsson's packaging engineers, and the calculation model can be used globally. There are only a few parameters that need to be changed for the user in China compared to Sweden. Ericsson needs to involve more than one supplier for their packaging material, in order to reduce the purchasing price. Packaging engineers should use their competence more by constructing the packaging, and not letting the supplier do all the work. (Less)
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author
De La Motte, Patrik and Persson, Patrik
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organization
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H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
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keywords
packaging solution, cost model, packaging logistics, distribution, optimisation, Technological sciences, Teknik, Production technology, Produktionsteknik
language
English
id
1315314
date added to LUP
2009-02-18 00:00:00
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  abstract     = {Problem Definition: Ericsson wants to increase their focus on reducing the total cost of packaging for the company in the whole world. They want to create a simple calculation model that can calculate the total packaging cost and compare different packaging solutions (country, freight, packaging, and product) in order to find the most cost effective packaging solution. This will facilitate the development of future packaging and also reduce the company's total costs relating to the supply chain.

Purpose: The purpose of the thesis is to create a calculation model which makes it possible to compare a couple of packaging solutions, this will finally show the total cost of the packaging. The calculation model is supposed to be able to handle different transport modes, different destinations and different kinds of packaging solutions, and it should also be ?factory? independent.

Methodology: There was a pre-existing problem that should be solved, as such, the approach of the thesis will be problem-solving. The authors will first collect empirical information. Once this research is done, theories will be presented based on the empirical information. Finally an analysis will be conducted. This approach is called inductive approach. Qualitative data is collected through structured and semi-structured interviews, written literature and observations made by the authors.

Conclusion: The calculation model will be helping Ericsson with their cost reduction regarding existing and new packaging solutions. All the six cost parameters can be followed through the whole calculation model to see how the areas change depending on which parameters that are changed. It is easy to use the calculation model and the total cost will be presented in both figures and diagrams to make it even more clear for the user. The calculation model is meant to be used by Ericsson's packaging engineers, and the calculation model can be used globally. There are only a few parameters that need to be changed for the user in China compared to Sweden. Ericsson needs to involve more than one supplier for their packaging material, in order to reduce the purchasing price. Packaging engineers should use their competence more by constructing the packaging, and not letting the supplier do all the work.},
  author       = {De La Motte, Patrik and Persson, Patrik},
  keyword      = {packaging solution,cost model,packaging logistics,distribution,optimisation,Technological sciences,Teknik,Production technology,Produktionsteknik},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {A packaging cost model for Ericsson AB},
  year         = {2009},
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