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Förslaget inkom 2010-08-20

Thesis project/ Student assignment: Service level Classification IKEA of Sweden AB, Älmhult

IKEA´s business idea is to offer a wide range of well designed, functional home furnishing products at prices so low that as many people as possible will be able to afford them.

IKEA of Sweden in Älmhult creates the global range and steer our global supply chain. Values like respect, honesty and simplicity in combination with different ways of thinking and willpower, reflect our culture and let us grow strong together. IKEA of Sweden/Business steering is therefore looking for students.

IKEA:s product range is divided into different service level categories, depending on how important the article is for the business. The service level is an important input to the safety stock calculation and set priority to the orders in the supply chain.

To enable the best possible prerequisites for growth and secured availability to lowest possible cost in the global IKEA Supply Chain we would like to investigate this through a master thesis.

We offer you an assignment with high speed, in an international environment with endless challenges. At IKEA, everything is possible! Would you like to take on the challenge?

You are welcome with your application as soon as possible but not later than 2010-09-30.

Your role is to

• Investigate the possibilities to extend/change the base of the service level classification and draw conclusions and give recommendations from the different identified options.
• Analyze the options through three aspects; statistical calculations, IKEAs long term goal and the company core values.
• Perform a bench marking towards other leading companies within similar markets.

We are looking for a group of two students (Business Administration, Industrial Engineering or Mechanical Engineering) who have a solid understanding of the foundations of logistics solid base in Supply Chain Management, Production Economics and Microeconomics.

It is important that you think strategic and are able to see the big picture, that you are able to question and challenge across diverse topics and are able to communicate in a clear and simple way. Hopefully you are also methodical and structured and have interest for processes, working methods and time planning. Fluent English both in writing and speaking is a requirement.

You will be expected to work on this project mainly in Älmhult. This project will start during autumn 2010.

If you have any questions regarding the thesis assignment, please contact Jonas Engström at 0476- 640 430.

For questions regarding the recruitment process, please contact our HR Service Centre at 0476-58 75 00.

We look forward to receiving your application!


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