Title: Supply chain impacts at Ericsson - from production units to demand-driven supply units

Authors: Jan Olhager, Fredrik Persson, Berne Parborg, Sonny Rosen Linkoping

Addresses: Department of Production Economics, IMIE, Linkoping Institute of Technology, SE-581 83 Linkoping, Sweden. Department of Production Economics, IMIE, Linkoping Institute of Technology, SE-581 83 Linkoping, Sweden. Ericsson Mobile Communications AB, Box 1996, SE-581 19, Linkoping, Sweden. Ericsson Mobile Communications AB, Box 1996, SE-581 19, Linkoping, Sweden

Abstract: This paper deals with the impact of supply chains on operations management at Ericsson Mobile Communications. It specifically deals with the transition of the Linkoping plant from being a production unit to the role of a supply unit in a demand-driven supply chain. This change has had a great impact on many factors. We discuss and analyse the most important issues. These are related to supply chain structure and flexibility, reengineering the information flow, the management of the supply process, and performance measurement.

Keywords: supply chain; supply chain management; operations management; reengineering; information systems; manufacturing planning and control; performance measurement.

DOI: 10.1504/IJTM.2002.002997

International Journal of Technology Management, 2002 Vol.23 No.1/2/3, pp.40-59

Available online: 09 Jul 2003

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