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Operations management at IKEA

   

Added on  2020-12-29

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TRANSFORMATION, PROCESS ANDEVALUATION OF OPERATIONSWITH PROCESS DESIGN OF IKEA

TABLE OF CONTENTSINTRODUCTION ..........................................................................................................................1PART 1 ...........................................................................................................................................1PART 2 ...........................................................................................................................................4CONCLUSION ...............................................................................................................................6REFERENCES................................................................................................................................7

INTRODUCTION Ikea is the largest furniture retailer and is one of the oldest famous family owned brandsin the world. They are into selling contemporary and ready to assemble furniture and areoperational in almost 50 countries with nearly 415-plus stores worldwide and is headquartered atLeiden, Netherlands. This assignment is going to put insights on the assessment of operationsand its different facets with respect to Ikea.PART 1 Transformation, Process and Evaluation of OperationsIkea is into business for so long and the major contribution is due to its compact and wellestablished operational departments that work together in sync and with complete cooperation. InputsProcurement: They are known for the high quality products and have achieved it throughoptimisation of their pieces and other raw materials in proper manner. Along with, theiradditional accessories such as shelves, racks etc. that are arranged for proper management oftheir conditions by using environmental friendly materials to reduce the wastage, pitfall areaswith an incremental intensity to design their proactivity in combating any issues related toenvironmental factors and more (Hill and Hill, 2017).Inventory Management: Cost-per-touch is the unique and most different part of Ikea whichfollowed this concept in all their stores worldwide. This reduces the costing and the customers'do not pay any additional amount that automatically helps this establishment by avoiding theretrieving process. Along with, they prefer self services as their products are automated packedby machines which continuously works for 24*7 annually. This adds to the controlled retail-warehouse arrangement with keeping the in-store logics chain intact.ProcessDesigning:Their ulterior aim is to provide sustainable and ergonomically sound product whichmust be functional and affordable as well. Moreover, prototyping consumes time and also incurcosts and to minimise this, the designing team works on the same lines and in constant order withthe production team to understand the constraints or any restricted capabilities that might occurduring manufacturing stage.

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