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Distribution Network Design in IKEA

Rosa Ruiz did a very interesting presentation about IKEA:

 They base their distribution on the followign principles:

  • A global distribution network: Big distribution network
  • Large volumes: Are on the manufacturing side.
  • Flat packages: This is important part to increase the value to weight ratio
  • Low cost: compared with traditional manufacturers.

On this video from Discovery Channel they explain how IKEA does thigns:

On the subject “Innovation” we’ve also worked on innovation on the IKEA supply chain. This could be a diagram of the IKEA supply chain:

Here you can find the slides she used:

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