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Improve and Secure the Supplier Capacity Process

Elinder, Toste and Lie, Carl-Fredrik (2012) MIO920
Production Management
Abstract
Purpose: The purpose of this thesis is to implement the One Supplier Capacity Process, a
standardized method of working with capacities within IKEA. In order to do this
the current way of working with capacities is investigated prior to the actual
implementation of the process. The key contribution of the authors is the
development of a template to support the implementation process and ensure
accurate capacity figures and support the capacity planning process. After the
implementation the One Supplier Capacity Process is evaluated with regards to
its key components, its implementation, and the results and potential to improve
the capacity planning process for IKEA and its suppliers.
Methodology: As the authors were actively... (More)
Purpose: The purpose of this thesis is to implement the One Supplier Capacity Process, a
standardized method of working with capacities within IKEA. In order to do this
the current way of working with capacities is investigated prior to the actual
implementation of the process. The key contribution of the authors is the
development of a template to support the implementation process and ensure
accurate capacity figures and support the capacity planning process. After the
implementation the One Supplier Capacity Process is evaluated with regards to
its key components, its implementation, and the results and potential to improve
the capacity planning process for IKEA and its suppliers.
Methodology: As the authors were actively involved in the implementation phase by adapting
the One Supplier Capacity process to the specifics of plastic production, the
chosen methodology was participatory action research with a normative
approach. The study is deductive and mainly qualitative based on interviews and
observations of IKEA employees and suppliers.
Conclusions: The One Supplier Capacity Process provides a much needed framework for
working with capacities that is lacking today. With the support of the template it
provides a standardized method of calculating the capacities to ensure their
accuracy, and allows allocation of production resources shared between products.
It gives IKEA an insight into the suppliers’ productions that enable proactive
work with regards to operationally maintaining availability. The insight should
also enable IKEA to more efficiently secure tactical dedication of capacity at its suppliers. (Less)
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Elinder, Toste and Lie, Carl-Fredrik
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MIO920
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M1 - University Diploma
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12/5426
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English
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3055152
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  abstract     = {Purpose: The purpose of this thesis is to implement the One Supplier Capacity Process, a
standardized method of working with capacities within IKEA. In order to do this
the current way of working with capacities is investigated prior to the actual
implementation of the process. The key contribution of the authors is the
development of a template to support the implementation process and ensure
accurate capacity figures and support the capacity planning process. After the
implementation the One Supplier Capacity Process is evaluated with regards to
its key components, its implementation, and the results and potential to improve
the capacity planning process for IKEA and its suppliers.
Methodology: As the authors were actively involved in the implementation phase by adapting
the One Supplier Capacity process to the specifics of plastic production, the
chosen methodology was participatory action research with a normative
approach. The study is deductive and mainly qualitative based on interviews and
observations of IKEA employees and suppliers.
Conclusions: The One Supplier Capacity Process provides a much needed framework for
working with capacities that is lacking today. With the support of the template it
provides a standardized method of calculating the capacities to ensure their
accuracy, and allows allocation of production resources shared between products.
It gives IKEA an insight into the suppliers’ productions that enable proactive
work with regards to operationally maintaining availability. The insight should
also enable IKEA to more efficiently secure tactical dedication of capacity at its suppliers.},
  author       = {Elinder, Toste and Lie, Carl-Fredrik},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Improve and Secure the Supplier Capacity Process},
  year         = {2012},
}