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