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Sustainability and cost efficiency in supply chains

Goals/targets: The purpose of the project is to contribute to the understanding and to the methods of how to design and evaluate sustainable and cost efficient supply chains that supports lean production processes. Result and effects: From the research perspective, the project contributes new knowledge manifested in generalized models within the problem area. Empirical data and means of validation are provided to a doctoral thesis, and the results will be presented in scientific journals and at research conferences. Knowledge will be implemented in several Chalmers educational programmes and courses, both within master programmes and in continuing education. From the company perspective the goal is to evaluate different supply chain set-ups in terms of efficiency, flexibility and sustainability. These results will be used to: 1. Improve the case studies included in this evaluation. Our expectations are that we will specify improvement suggestions to be able to decrease the total SC cost, decrease environmental impact, and reduce inventory cost and amount of handling positions. 2. Utilise the methods, standards and working procedures from the project in order to develop and/or adapting the supply chains in involved companies to provide alternatives to mostly utilised SC in Sweden.Planning and implementing: The project relies upon deep case studies, performed within two phases of the project. In Phase 1, cases are selected to reflect different structural designs of the supply chains, and to include the challenges of the project. Phase 1 leads to a cross-case and synthesizing analysis in Phase 2, which gives preliminary answers to the research problems, deepening the problems, and add issues that during Phase 1 are found to be of importance. Development of generic models takes place in parallel with the case studies and result in proposed models that. The second set of cases performed in Phase 3 provide input to the reformulated and deepened problems emerging from the previous phases, and to refine and validate the proposed models. Phase 4 deals with finalizing and dissemination of results, although dissemination activities take place also during the project.


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    • Project Managers:

      Brynzér, Henrik

    • Performing Organizations:

      Chalmers tekniska högskola AB

    • Start Date: 20090624
    • Expected Completion Date: 20130630
    • Actual Completion Date: 0

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01517674
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute (VTI)
    • Files: ITRD, VTI
    • Created Date: Mar 10 2014 1:20PM