Master thesis, Sustainability in Automation Technologies

  • Älmhult, Sweden
  • Employees can work remotely
  • Intern

Company Description

Have you ever thought about how the future of logistics and fulfillment will or maybe even should look like? Do you think sustainability is a key to our future? Are you excited by the potential of what emerging technologies might bring to warehousing? If your answer is yes to at least one of those questions, then here is your chance to be part of the movement! 

Join IKEA’s logistics and fulfillment focused innovation team as a thesis student to establish the future of logistics for IKEA.

Job Description

As a thesis student, you will be part of a team of 10 people dedicated to innovation in IKEA’s larger, development and innovation-focused own internal consulting organization:
Intralogistics in Supply Chain Development. 

The objective of our organisation is to deliver a more affordable, accessible and sustainable IKEA with innovative, technology-driven and automated intralogistics solutions for any IKEA unit.

We are now looking for a master thesis student to help us create an even stronger approach to sustainability in our work:
-Intralogistics delivers a broad range of logistics and fulfillment products and services to the IKEA world, many of them enabling or even directly supporting a stronger sustainability approach.
-Measuring the exact contribution to our work in sustainability-related measurements is very challenging.
-We would like to create a way to measurement/indication of our activities to the sustainability deliverables of Supply Chain Development and the Three Roads of IKEA. 
-In ideal case have even an automated tool, application to be used across the organization easily.

Project goals
-Investigate sustainability supporting /enabling activity within Intralogistics and Intralogistics Innovation from various angles.
-Create a way to measurement /indication of our activities to the sustainability deliverables of Supply Chain Development and the Three Roads of IKEA. 
-In ideal case have even an automated tool, application to be used across the organization easily.

Qualifications

-    Excellent communication skills (proficiency with MS office toolkit, other communication tools are a strong bonus: e.g. video making/editing)
-    Innovation mindset, entrepreneurial mindset
-    Dare to challenge, ask questions, investigate
-    High interest and excitement about new technologies, especially in the area of logistics
-    Logistics and engineering background can be a bonus, but not necessarily required
-    Capability to work independently, drive own work based on support/instructions
-    If you have the capability to develop “automated tools” (in excel or other program) that is a strong advantage

Additional Information

This is for a 20-week Master's thesis. This project can be done remotely.

If you have any questions about the role, please contact IKEA supervisor, Leticia Biescas Altelarrea at   [email protected]

We are looking forward to your application! Please submit both your CV and motivational letter in English by the latest November 15th. 
We are reviewing applications as they come through so don’t wait to apply!
 

Curious to know more and meet potential future colleagues??…join a live TEAMS session to listen and ask any questions you have on OCTOBER 29th 12:00-13:0 CET

https://teams.microsoft.com/l/meetup-join/19%3ameeting_YjY0YTdiNDctNGFmZC00MzY5LWFkMDQtNTJkNDU0NDkxOGNl%40thread.v2/0?context=%7b%22Tid%22%3a%22a33c6ac4-a52e-45c5-af07-b972df9bd004%22%2c%22Oid%22%3a%22498cd142-353f-415a-85ea-35b0b234ed95%22%7d
 

Please note:
To take part of the Thesis work, you must be enrolled in a Thesis course provided at university level/Thesis agreement with a Swedish university.

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