Master Thesis- A lean study to reduce IKEA Time To Market

  • Älmhult, Sweden
  • Employees can work remotely
  • Intern

Company Description

We are now looking for one student that wants to write their Master thesis at IKEA Range & Supply from January to June 2021.

Our ambition at CEDO (Cooking, Eating, Decoration, Home Organization) lies in creating beautiful functional products and solutions that will inspire your thoughts and improve your everyday life, health and wellbeing. We are passionate to inspire the many people in every corner of the globe to cook and eat, to decorate, personalize and create an atmosphere in the home that suits your needs along with great ideas for getting organised throughout the home.
We make this happen for the many people, no matter the size of wallet.

At CEDO we think that the People plan and the Business plan are two sides of the same coin. It´s by bringing people and business together, we make the magic needed to create that entrepreneurial spirit to deliver fantastic products and home furnishing solutions, and meet our goals.

In CEDO we are constantly driven by the desire to continually improve our products and how we develop them.

Job Description

You will look in our product development process applied to some selected projects, mapping the value stream and together with our teams you will define the recommended best practices to reduce the Time To Market.
The main steps will be:
•             Value stream mapping
•             Identify wastes
•             Design a set of best practices to create a smooth value-adding activities flow
•             Implement the best practices together with a development team

We are offering you a great opportunity to get to know how we develop our best products and to influence the future.


We are looking for you passionate in people and processes, with a strong motivation to understand why we are working in the way we are.
You are a self-driven person, well structured, with strong analytical skills. 
You know how processes are designed and you are familiar with Product Development Process as well Lean Product Development.
If we would have a specific education/program in mind then Product development Msc is preferred.

You have strong communication skills in English and the ability to create confidence and build relations.

Additional Information

Sounds interesting? 
Submit your application as soon as possible however not later than 29/11-2020.

For more information about the role, please contact IKEA Supervisor [email protected] that is the Range & Product Engineering Manager.

We look forward to receiving your application in English!

To take part of the internship, you have to be enrolled in an Internship course provided at university level/Internship agreement with the university. 

IKEA Range & Supply has the responsibility to develop, design, produce and supply IKEA stores with home furnishing solutions available to the many people. Each year IKEA Range & Supply introduce 2,000 new products in the IKEA stores. The total range is almost 10,000 products.

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