Rationel handling of finished goods : An in-depth study of the problems and costs regarding an external warehouse at Swegon AB
Abstract (Summary)Swegon AB is a company in the Latour group and they are manufacturers and sellers of products and solutions for indoor climate. Swegon AB has their main office in Kvänum, production and technical development are located at the factories in Kvänum, Tomelilla and Arvika. This bachelor thesis handles an existing problem at Swegon AB in Kvänum. Swegon AB’s problem contains of that they have to rent an external warehouse for the storage of their finished products. The purpose with this thesis is to give the management of Swegon AB a description of how the situation is today regarding the flows and costs of the finished products that are stored in the external warehouse in Tråvad, and also through the theoretical framework and the empirical findings give Swegon AB solutions that can help them to handle the finished products in a more cost saving way. Since this investigation treats an existing problem, a qualitative case study been used. To be able to find the flows and the activities that are performed due to the external warehouse in Tråvad observations has been used. The observations has been performed at Swegon AB and AA:s external warehouse in Tråvad. Several interviews have been made with the concerned personnel at Swegon AB. Another important part in the information gathering has been in the form of secondary data such as budget numbers, invoices and forecast numbers. The executed investigation has shown that Swegon AB has problems and large cost due to the external warehouse in Tråvad. The storage and the flow of the products between Kvänum and Tråvad is inefficient and increase the risk that products are stored to long time and that the FIFO principle does not work completely. With help from a classification of the products turnover in stock, Swegon AB can send the right products to Tråvad and through that decrease the cost for the handling of the transportation between Kvänum and Tråvad.
School:Högskolan i Jönköping
Source Type:Master's Thesis
Date of Publication:06/29/2006