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Att reducera lagernivån - en studie vid SKF Mekan AB Gustafsson, Charlotte ; Jonasson, Ulrika

By: Gustafsson, CharlotteContributor(s): Jonasson, UlrikaPublication details: Linköping Linköpings universitet, 2000; Ekonomiska institutionen, ; Ekonomprogrammet 2000/29, Description: 117 sSubject(s): Sweden | Logistics | | | Online resources: Publikation/Publication Abstract: Background: The increasing competition on the market demand both companies and supply chains to find optimal solutions. The endeavour to reduce inventory levels is a part of this. Earlier, inventory was seen upon as valuable assets, but today they tend to be more and more negative in the eyes of the companies. Inventory demands capital, handling, and space. Therefore inventory creates unnecessary costs. As a consequence of this, firms try to reduce their inventories further and further. Purpose: The purpose of this report is to examine different steps which can reduce the stock sizes at businesses in general and at SKF Mekan AB´s stock of packing, and what consequences this steps may lead to. Performance: The examine has been made by interviews with persons at SKF Mekan AB and with persons at the suppliers of packing, and by literature studies. Result: To achieve the best result SKF Mekan AB, and other companies, ought to give priority to the steps which have great economic potential and a low grade of difficulty. SKF Mekan AB ought to focus on coordination against suppliers, ensure a correct system level of inventory, appreciate real uncertainty, improve the exchange of information and reduce unusable packing. In general businesses ought to improve the exchange of information among them and external actors, standardise and ensure that the inventory levels in the systems are correct.
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Background: The increasing competition on the market demand both companies and supply chains to find optimal solutions. The endeavour to reduce inventory levels is a part of this. Earlier, inventory was seen upon as valuable assets, but today they tend to be more and more negative in the eyes of the companies. Inventory demands capital, handling, and space. Therefore inventory creates unnecessary costs. As a consequence of this, firms try to reduce their inventories further and further. Purpose: The purpose of this report is to examine different steps which can reduce the stock sizes at businesses in general and at SKF Mekan AB´s stock of packing, and what consequences this steps may lead to. Performance: The examine has been made by interviews with persons at SKF Mekan AB and with persons at the suppliers of packing, and by literature studies. Result: To achieve the best result SKF Mekan AB, and other companies, ought to give priority to the steps which have great economic potential and a low grade of difficulty. SKF Mekan AB ought to focus on coordination against suppliers, ensure a correct system level of inventory, appreciate real uncertainty, improve the exchange of information and reduce unusable packing. In general businesses ought to improve the exchange of information among them and external actors, standardise and ensure that the inventory levels in the systems are correct.

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