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Supply Chain Optimization for Sourced Production

Paulsson, Andreas and Möller, Patricia (2008)
Department of Business Administration
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Abstract. Title: Supply Chain Optimization – for Sourced Production. Authors: Patricia Möller and Andreas Paulsson. Tutors: Jan Eskil Hollen – Business Developer, Lilleborg as, Orkla, Everth Larsson – Department of Industrial Management and Logistics, Division of Engineering Logistics, Lund University, Carl-Henric Nilsson – Department of Economics and Business Administration, School of economics and management, Lund University. Problem: To source components from China is less expensive than setting up and running an own plant in any western country, but sourcing from low cost countries is related to challenges regarding business culture, logistics, quality and supply chain management. Cultural differences can make operations run less... (More)
Abstract. Title: Supply Chain Optimization – for Sourced Production. Authors: Patricia Möller and Andreas Paulsson. Tutors: Jan Eskil Hollen – Business Developer, Lilleborg as, Orkla, Everth Larsson – Department of Industrial Management and Logistics, Division of Engineering Logistics, Lund University, Carl-Henric Nilsson – Department of Economics and Business Administration, School of economics and management, Lund University. Problem: To source components from China is less expensive than setting up and running an own plant in any western country, but sourcing from low cost countries is related to challenges regarding business culture, logistics, quality and supply chain management. Cultural differences can make operations run less smoothly and the number of warehouses and transports need to be investigated. Communication processes must be reengineered and established, quality controls become a factor of outmost significance and the management of the entire supply chain needs to be intensified. Purpose: The purpose of this thesis is to investigate and propose how supply chain optimization for sourced production should be addressed. To achieve practical relevance a case study is performed of Lilleborg and their sourcing of components from China. Method: An inductive approach has been applied when conducting the study. The work process has been iterative and empirical qualitative data has been gathered through semi-structured interviews and literature studies. Conclusions: By applying a framework that consists of empirics and several relevant theories that form a cohesive and coherent tower towards set of objectives is the optimal strategic behavior for optimizing a supply chain according to this study. (Less)
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Paulsson, Andreas and Möller, Patricia
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H1 - Master's Degree (One Year)
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keywords
Management of enterprises, Quality Controls and Supply Chain Management, Quality, Transport, Communication, Warehouse, Logistics, Chinese Business Culture, Sourced Production, Tower of Theory, management, Företagsledning
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Swedish
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1349835
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2008-05-14
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  abstract     = {Abstract. Title: Supply Chain Optimization – for Sourced Production. Authors: Patricia Möller and Andreas Paulsson. Tutors: Jan Eskil Hollen – Business Developer, Lilleborg as, Orkla, Everth Larsson – Department of Industrial Management and Logistics, Division of Engineering Logistics, Lund University, Carl-Henric Nilsson – Department of Economics and Business Administration, School of economics and management, Lund University. Problem: To source components from China is less expensive than setting up and running an own plant in any western country, but sourcing from low cost countries is related to challenges regarding business culture, logistics, quality and supply chain management. Cultural differences can make operations run less smoothly and the number of warehouses and transports need to be investigated. Communication processes must be reengineered and established, quality controls become a factor of outmost significance and the management of the entire supply chain needs to be intensified. Purpose: The purpose of this thesis is to investigate and propose how supply chain optimization for sourced production should be addressed. To achieve practical relevance a case study is performed of Lilleborg and their sourcing of components from China. Method: An inductive approach has been applied when conducting the study. The work process has been iterative and empirical qualitative data has been gathered through semi-structured interviews and literature studies. Conclusions: By applying a framework that consists of empirics and several relevant theories that form a cohesive and coherent tower towards set of objectives is the optimal strategic behavior for optimizing a supply chain according to this study.},
  author       = {Paulsson, Andreas and Möller, Patricia},
  keyword      = {Management of enterprises,Quality Controls and Supply Chain Management,Quality,Transport,Communication,Warehouse,Logistics,Chinese Business Culture,Sourced Production,Tower of Theory,management,Företagsledning},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Supply Chain Optimization for Sourced Production},
  year         = {2008},
}