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Time based strategy in distribution logistics: gaining competitive advantages in IKEA
University of Gävle, Faculty of Engineering and Sustainable Development.
University of Gävle, Faculty of Engineering and Sustainable Development.
2011 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Distribution logistics plays a critical role in international companies that want to have more competence in the complex and global market. Today, most customers care more about whether the products can be in hand of them within expected time instead of how company delivery the products. Hence, time can be significant measurable indictor in distribution logistics. This thesis is to describe the effects of time based strategy in distribution logistics and how IKEA can gain competitive advantages by the utilization of time based strategy. The authors identify key elements in distribution logistics and find competitive advantages through researching the single case study-IKEA, and they are: speed, dependability and flexibility. Besides, the authors would provide some proposals to IKEA in order to optimize time-based strategy and gain competitive advantages.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. , 50 p.
Keyword [en]
distribution logistics, time based strategy, IKEA
National Category
Other Mechanical Engineering
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-9525Archive number: TEX110830OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hig-9525DiVA: diva2:424429
Subject / course
Industrial engineering and management
Educational program
Industrial management and logistics – bachelor’s programme (swe or eng)
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Technology
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Available from: 2011-06-20 Created: 2011-06-17 Last updated: 2011-06-20Bibliographically approved

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