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Evaluation of logistics suppliers for the distribution of spare parts: a study at Braathens Regional Airlines
Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Logistics & Quality Management.
Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Logistics & Quality Management.
2018 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Braathens Regional Airlines is a result of a merger between multiple smaller, domestic airlines. As a result, the company has a large supply base for logistics services. This has lead to difficulties following up the operation and a complex supply structure. Therefore, in order to improve the overall logistics operations, the aim was to evaluate the current external transportation solution for the distribution of spare parts.

The evaluation was accomplished through a comparison with two alternative scenarios: Supply base reduction and Third-party logistics (TPL). Supply base reduction meant removing suppliers from the current supply base, and Third-party logistics entailed outsourcing all external transportation to a single company. The comparison was based on five criteria: Transportation cost, Administrative workload, Delivery precision, Lead time and Flexibility.

To be able to carry out a comparison, data regarding all the criteria was collected for all cases. This was done through extractions from enterprise systems from four of the case company's largest carriers, as well as through interviews with employees and a representative from a Third-party logistics service provider.

After analyzing the provided data, the main conclusion was that both supply base reduction and TPL would improve the operation, where the case of TPL was expected to be slightly better. In order to further strengthen the analysis, the company has to develop its data collection procedures. In addition to the exact transportation solution, changes within the organization and its routines can improve the operations further.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2018. , p. 89
Keywords [en]
Supplier Evaluation, TPL, Third Party Logistics, Supply Base Reduction, Spare Parts, Aviation Industry
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Transport Systems and Logistics
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URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-152004ISRN: LIU-IEI-TEK-A--18/03284—SEOAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-152004DiVA, id: diva2:1255752
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Braathens Regional Airlines
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Logistics Management
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Available from: 2018-10-25 Created: 2018-10-15 Last updated: 2018-10-25Bibliographically approved

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