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How to manage complexity within Gefa International AB with a focus on documentation and supply chain
University of Borås, Swedish School of Textiles.
2011 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year))Student thesis
Abstract [en]

Due to the high competitive nature of the fashion industry, it is essential for businesses to have precise and update information regarding its orders from every part of the supply chain. However, in nowadays conditions, when manufacturing process is outsourced worldwide, but lead times tend always to become shorter complexity of the supply chain has increased significantly that makes very complicated to ensure good visibility, communication, and coordination through the chain. The aim of this thesis is to find the way of managing complexity within Gefa International AB, located in Sweden, by improving its documentation and reorganizing the supply chain. By analyzing the company’s organization three main problems have been identified as: lack of the technical department, presence of intermediaries between the focal firm Gefa and manufacturers, and finally the current modification of the computer system Pisa that does not allow using developed set of documentation in the appropriate way. Two suggested solution should solve these problems and improve performance of the company. First, it is proposed to exclude intermediaries from the supply chain and to add one more work place in the company for the technical assistance. Second, it is necessary to adapt current computer system to the developed set of documentation. These solutions require additional expenses. However, preliminary calculations show that it could be covered by the economies on the middlemen’s interest.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
University of Borås/Swedish School of Textiles , 2011.
Series
Magisteruppsats ; 2011.9.6
Keywords [en]
fashion management, textile management, supply chain, technical documentation, intermediaries, middlemen
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Design
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-20718Local ID: 2320/8956OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hb-20718DiVA, id: diva2:1312652
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Program: Applied Textile ManagementAvailable from: 2019-04-30 Created: 2019-04-30

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