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Supply chain supporting build-to-print products in a small manufacturing company

Sambeek, W.F.J.H. van (2021) Supply chain supporting build-to-print products in a small manufacturing company.

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Abstract:Business is conducted on a large economy scale these days. Companies engage with customers online and invite them to customize and order products through a company website. Orders are produced quickly and delivered quickly. As with most IT changes and IT implementation, also the business has to change. The objective of this research is to investigate how the supply chain of HVL metal & technics has to change, to support their new online customer ordering system. This research discusses how these four theories can be combined and shows what the new ordering process will look like when HVL implement their online build-to-print service. The added value can be obtained through the following. For manufacturing companies, it is important to keep the focus within their ordering process, on what their manufacturing unit is built for. In order to maximize profit within a manufacturing company, all manufacturing machines should produce as many hours as possible. When a manufacturing company offers a wide variety of operations, it is key to keep their main focus on orders that include as many of these operations as possible. To keep your focus on the orders that offer the most value to the company as well as the customer, a clear split should be implemented between different types of orders. Therefore, a second supply chain should be set up, while keeping the base supply chain in place. In case of HVL metal & technics, their base supply chain will remain a lean supply chain and their sub-supply chain will become a high-speed bespoke supply chain.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:50 technical science in general, 85 business administration, organizational science
Programme:Business Administration MSc (60644)
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