Integrated product and supply chain design at Philips Healthcare, by Ida Sanders (with Philips Healthcare)

Integrated product and supply chain design at Philips Healthcare, by Ida Sanders (with Philips Healthcare)

By: jacobsadm

June 8, 2013

This master thesis describes a research project that was conducted within Philips Healthcare. The relation between the product design and supply chain design for a specific product was investigated based on an analysis of the current supply chain and a review of relevant literature. A quantitative model was developed, that enables an objective comparison of different product and supply chain designs subject to a range of parameter settings. The model can be used to support future business decisions and encourages an integrated approach of product and supply chain design.