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Reducing Supplier Lead Time: - A case study on Supplier Lead Time at purchasing companies
Linnaeus University, School of Business and Economics, Department of Management Accounting and Logistics.
Linnaeus University, School of Business and Economics, Department of Management Accounting and Logistics.
2015 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Title: Reducing Supplier Lead time – a case study on Supplier Lead Time at purchasing companies Authors: Johanna Jönsson and Melinda Luong Tutor: Dr. Åsa Gustavsson

Examiner: Dr. Lars-Olof Rask Course code: 4FE06E - Master Thesis _________________________________________________________________________

Research questions:

  • ●  How are companies working with and defining Supplier Lead Time?

  • ●  What activities are included to reduce Supplier Lead Time?

  • ●  How can companies further develop their work to reduce Supplier Lead Time?

    Purpose:

    The purpose of this Master Thesis is to describe and explain how purchasing companies are working to reduce Supplier Lead Time, in order to maintain or achieve an efficient and flexible supply chain. Moreover the study aims to recommend what approaches companies could further use to reduce Supplier Lead time.

    Method:

    To answer these research questions the authors have done two case studies. The theoretical material has been collected and processed, which has formed the basis for the semi-structured interview guide that was answered by the interviewees. The authors also attended meetings to get other inputs about the subject.

    Conclusion:

    IKEA Components are today taking different actions to improve the SLT but can improve their volume agreements (AGV) by aligning all involved parts and have a functional leader that makes sure that they follow it up. At IKEA IMS the authors recommend them to work with volume commitments with suppliers and develop a clearer structure for who is responsible for improving the SLT and evaluating it.

    Keywords

    Supply chain management, Supplier Lead Time, Reducing Supplier Lead Time, Organization management, Performance evaluation

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2015. , 73 p.
Keyword [en]
Supply chain management, Supplier Lead Time, Reducing Supplier Lead Time, Organization management, Performance evaluation
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Business Administration
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URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-48474OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-48474DiVA: diva2:885636
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Business Process and Supply Chain Management, Master Programme, 60 credits
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Available from: 2015-12-21 Created: 2015-12-20 Last updated: 2015-12-21Bibliographically approved

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