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The improvement of the reusable pool packaging process flow and the cost visibility at Bosch Thermotechniek B.V.
Linnaeus University, School of Business and Economics, Department of Management Accounting and Logistics.
Linnaeus University, School of Business and Economics, Department of Management Accounting and Logistics.
Linnaeus University, School of Business and Economics, Department of Management Accounting and Logistics.
Linnaeus University, School of Business and Economics, Department of Management Accounting and Logistics.
2016 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Purpose: The purpose of this research is to first of all identify bottlenecks and wastes in the current flow of reusable pool packaging of Bosch Thermotechniek B.V. by using process charts, swimlane diagram and spaghetti diagram. In addition, cost transparency of the pool packaging process will be accomplished by creating a suitable cost model. Possible improvements on the process flow will be pointed out based on this.

Methodology: This degree project was carried out as a case study at the company Bosch Thermotechniek B.V. The primary data was collected through semi-structured as well as in-depth interviews, observations and internal documents. Different theoretical tools were used in order to analyze the processes of the reusable pool packaging and the connected costs.

Findings: In regards to the current process flow several disruptions were identified. Summarized it can be mentioned, that the management, system interfaces, handling and the usage of the shed can be identified as main issues regarding to the process flow. When it comes to the actual situation regarding the cost visibility, one main issue was identified. Due to insufficiently measured financial data at Bosch Thermotechniek B.V., it is currently impossible to make all costs that are related to the pool packaging flow, visible.

Practical Implications: It is not possible to assess, to what extend the research regarding the process flow of pool packaging at Bosch Thermotechniek B.V. can help other companies to solve similar issues. The main reason is that the described processes are very company specific. However, when it comes to the cost visibility, the developed total cost overview can be used by other companies to identify the costs that are related to their own specific process of reusable packaging.

Theoretical Implications: As this research was mainly focused on practical recommendations, only minor contributions to existing theory could be made. Currently only few literature about cost models specifically for reusable packaging exists. Therefore, the developed cost model in this research is the biggest contribution to research. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. , 128 p.
Keyword [en]
Reusable packaging, process flow, total cost model
National Category
Business Administration
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URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-53554OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-53554DiVA: diva2:938180
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Bosch Thermotechniek B.V.
Subject / course
Business Administration - Other
Educational program
Business Process and Supply Chain Management, Master Programme, 60 credits
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Available from: 2016-06-17 Created: 2016-06-15 Last updated: 2016-06-17Bibliographically approved

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