Legotillverkning i möbelbranschen : En studie vid Svenska Möbel
Abstract (Summary)AbstractProblem: The furniture industry is characterized by an increasing competition between the companies as well as whole supply chains. The customers are also more demanding and hard to satisfy, especially according to delivery reliability and delivery lead-time. How can the domestic companies meet the competition from foreign competitors and become a stronger player in the market.Purpose: The purpose of this thesis is to find the possible improvement areas in the company as well as in the supply chain with focus on delivery leadtime and delivery reliability. With this knowledge in our mind we will state some suggestions to improve the actual situation.Method: To identify the improvement areas we have used a qualitative study. The study is based on interviews, observations and mapping. Focus is on the focal company and their most important customers and suppliers. This material is later used as a starting point in our analysis where we compare it with our theoretical framework. Finally the analysis ends up in our conclusions.Conclusions: There seems to be some potential improvements that can be made in the supply chain and in the relations between the actors. For example can this be done through closer relationships and understanding of each others needs and situations. This will probably result in a more competitive supply chain and hopefully more satisfied end customers. Another conclusion is that the focal company should use their information system in a much extended way than today. This is most relevant in the planning of the production and delivering the status of a proceeding order. Leadtime reduction can be made with another logistical approach, especially in the relations with some suppliers. The market as a whole seems to have an embedded flexibility according to the lead-times.
School:Högskolan i Jönköping
Source Type:Master's Thesis
Date of Publication:03/28/2006