Time-based process mapping based on a case study of IKEA’s appliances’ transit

University essay from Högskolan i Jönköping/IHH, Centre of Logistics and Supply Chain Management (CeLS)

Author: Ronghao Zhan; [2016]

Keywords: Time-based process mapping; VSM;

Abstract: This research will focus on how applied the Time-based process mapping applied into the practical case. By comparing the difference between traditional process mapping tools and Time-based process map(TBPM), this research find out which kind of company and situation is suitable for TBPM and the reasons why the TBPM is suitable for this situation. The major research happens at IKEA’s DC terminal in Torsvik, Jönköping, Sweden. The holistic process will be mentioned in the beginning of the research, in order to better understand the current state in IKEA’s distribution centrel. 

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