Third-party logistics suppliers under Just-in-sequence: A case in the Spanish Automotive Industry
Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Purpose - The purpose of the bachelor thesis is to describe the relationship between Third-party logistics (3PL) suppliers and car assemblers under Just-in-sequence (JIS). The paper refers to a case in the Spanish automotive industry and the main target is to identify and analyse the potential problems between both parts and explain how they work together.
Methodology – The paper is based on a case study research, with the aid of interviews with people of the industry and participant-observations, to explain how this part of the supply chain works, the relationships along the chain and the difficulties of sequencing.
Results – The paper identifies and analyses the potential problems between both parts and relates how a mistake from one of them can affect the other one. Then, the results are discussed and associated with some concepts of the theoretical framework.
Limitations - The results of this case study can only be related to the Spanish automotive industry, for car assemblers that work under a JIS context with several 3PL suppliers. The case study only identifies and analyses the problems, solutions and measures for managing them are not provided.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. , 49 p.
Third-party logistics, 3PL, Just-in-sequence, JIS, Car maker, Mixed-model assembly line, Automotive, Spanish Automotive Industry.
Transport Systems and Logistics
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-19728OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hig-19728DiVA: diva2:822745
2015-06-11, 12:305, 08:00 (English)
Von Haartman, Robin