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Optimization of a Supply Chain: Christian Dior Couture
KTH, School of Electrical Engineering (EES), Industrial Information and Control Systems.
2013 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Nowadays, all the enterprises in the fashion industry face the problem of variability of supply and demand. Working in fashion implies facing rapid changes, and the success or failure of a company is often determined by the company's ability to adapt and respond quickly to these changes. In addition to having to deal with large quantities of information, the companies must ensure the availability of all their products, in all the stores worldwide, while optimizing inventory levels.

This research will focus on Christian Dior Couture and more specifically on the Eyewear. The immediate objective of this research project is to optimize the inventory while maintaining the sales. The information on stock out rates crossed with the sales quantity, the stock and the coverage enables supply chain's managers to make decisions at a store level and at a reference level to reduce the stock at its optimal value without compromising the sales' level. In the future, further studies could be made to try and optimise the reordered quantities in addition to optimizing the current stores' stock.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. , 30 p.
EES Examensarbete / Master Thesis, XR-EE-ICS 2013:019
Keyword [en]
Fashion industry, Variability, Supply and Demand, Inventory Levels, Christian Dior Couture, Accessories, Eyewear
National Category
Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-138565OAI: diva2:681391
Educational program
Master of Science in Engineering - Electrical Engineering
Available from: 2014-01-23 Created: 2013-12-19 Last updated: 2014-01-23Bibliographically approved

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