A turbocharger’s performance is measured in a gas stand in order to provide information of the components characteristics. The measurement procedure is a Continue reading
Get Latest Projects directly to your Email ID
Current human activities have a significant impact on the socio-ecological system, endangering this system’s capacity to support human civilization and biodiversity. Today’s linear industrial model can be seen as a main driver of this Continue reading
With a growing world population, estimated to 9.6 billion in 2050, the world food demand is estimated to increase with 45-50 %. One way to meet the demand is to increase the areal yield from the Continue reading
Casco Adhesives develop, produce, market and distribute adhesives and adhesive equipment with the mission to increase the competitive strength of their customers by offering products at the leading edge of technology and with environmental awareness.
To fulfil this mission high demand is set on every function of the company, not at least the purchasing function. It is important that the function is involved at an early stage since the purchased material for an adhesive represents a grand part of its final value and a lot can be gained from considering alternative materials early on etc.
Naturally different strategies are appropriate for different purchases, to know what strategy that is most suitable can however be hard. Therefore a portfolio model was created in this thesis for supporting development of purchasing strategies for raw material.
The portfolio model was created in two steps that had to be performed in a sequential order. First a classification tool was formed where the purchased raw materials could be positioned into a purchasing portfolio matrix. The two dimensions of the matrix described the importance of purchase and supply risk. To further adapt the tool four steps were worked through. To begin with factors describing each dimension were selected through investigation and analysis.
The classification tool was supposed to consider aspects affecting a purchase and investigated further were thus the purchasing function, R&D and some parts of production. Thereafter answers to the factors were sorted out and given rates, relative weights and the critical borders were settled. The classification tool could finally be brought together and used to depict raw materials into the four quadrants; strategic, bottleneck, leverage and non-critical items of the matrix.
The classification tool could not be too complicated to use why all aspects affecting a purchase was impossible to cover in this step. Therefore a second step was to design a strategy template containing further information needed for developing a suitable strategy. The template enhanced questions concerning the raw material, the supplier market, the actual purchase etc. However depending on which quadrant the raw material was classified in different information was requested.
Hence a lot of inspiration to what topics to include in the template had to come from the main task of each quadrant. Nevertheless information also came from the classification tool, portfolio literature and Casco Adhesives’ line of business. Finally the two steps were brought together into a complete portfolio and the result was achieved; a portfolio model supporting development of purchasing strategies for raw materials at Casco Adhesives.
Source: Linköping University
Authors: Roos, Malin | Rydman, Linda
Cloud computing alters the way traditional software systems are built and run by introducing a utility based model for delivering IT infrastructure, platforms, applications, and services. The consolidation of this new paradigm in both Continue reading
This is the report of a master’s thesis performed at FS Dynamics in Solna and is a perfect example of cooperation between the Nuclear Engineering branch and the Continue reading
In this thesis, the influence of soil-structure interaction (SSI) of end-frame bridges for high-speed railways was studied. Impedance functions, representing the SSI, was calculated and analyzed. The impedance functions were applied to Continue reading
High magnitude earthquakes have devastating effects that leads to severe human and material losses; when affecting concrete gravity dams, seisms devastate the surrounding habitat through sudden release of Continue reading
Intake and Exhaust system noise makes a huge contribution to the interior and exterior noise of automobiles. There are a number of linear acoustic tools developed by institutions and industries to predict the acoustic properties of Continue reading
Motivated by high energy costs, people and organizations want to cut back on their energy consumption. However, the only feedback consumers typically receive is a monthly bill listing their total electricity usage (in kWh). Some companies have Continue reading
In most gravity fed water transmission pipelines, it is desired to reduce excess pressure head to prevent undue strain on a pipeline and lower the incidence of leaks. Normally this is done with pressure reducing valves that essentially burn off this Continue reading
The Sabine River is located in Northeast Texas and is home to many threatened and endangered species as well as a growing human population. It is important to understand channel properties and flow characteristics of rivers in Continue reading