Thesis work - Optimization - Production Systems
Examine work at Ericsson AB, Business Unit Global Services
The Business Line is one of the biggest and fastest growing areas within Ericsson. We offer a comprehensive service portfolio to the telecom industry related to Ericsson products. Network roll-out is one important area focusing on building and expanding telecom networks.
Installation is a major part of the network roll-out offering. The installation is closely connected to on site activities and optimized usage of resources, control of shipments and other logistics related issues. Another way to look at this activity is as a factory assembly flow, but spread geographically on different locations/sites.
Expected outcome from the examine work
Market analysis of existing production/-process flow optimization tools
Recommendation of Protected content flow optimization tools, usable for simulating Ericsson's Installation business
Based upon a model network, build a trial/simulation environment using recommended tools
Focus shall be on identifying bottlenecks (products, methods and resources) and optimize work flow (usage of resources and order of activities parallel/serial).
Ericsson is continuously developing cost efficient roll out installation services and is hence looking for tools enabling this in a proactive controlled way. The key is to early be able to simulate and analyze installation impact of products, early optimize activities on site and early be able to identify bottlenecks. The overall assignment is to make the network roll-out more cost effective.
Given the complexity of the examine work we suggest two students working together, one with logistical direction and another one focusing on computer programming.
The work could be divided in two parts:
1. Identification of the tool(s)
2. Adapting the tools and build up of a trial simulation environment
Our wish is that the examine work is ready no later than during Q Protected content .
Ericsson can, if necessary, provide office and computers for the work. Ericsson head quarter is located in Stockholm, Kista and travels to our office will be necessary. Traveling to see a roll-out project might also be required.
The examine work should be in English.
This examine work is a great opportunity to get a huge insight in Ericsson's organization and we are looking forward to receiving your application.
Applications will be evaluated as we receive them but no later than 15th of May.
Ability to conduct analysis from a strategical point of view
Fluent in English
If interested apply online at ericsson.com.