Shifting bottleneck identification with discrete-event simulation

Background of thesis
Identification of production system bottlenecks is not trivial due to increased production system complexity. Factors that can create bottlenecks are for example the product mix, material shortage, or manning. These factors can change over time and so can the bottlenecks. Therefore it is of interest to identify and evaluate methods for shifting bottleneck identification. For the evaluation of the methods a discrete-event simulation model should be constructed which models Volvo's production system.

Student profile:
Mechanical, production or logistics engineering
Students which are interested in production effectivization and have experience of discrete-event simulation.

Thesis subject:
  • Construct a discrete-event simulation model of Volvo's production system
  • Identify, describe and evaluate shifting bottleneck detection methods using the simulation model
Document and present results

Thesis Level: Master

Language: Swedish/English

Starting date: 2024

Number of students: 1-2

Simon Karlsson (Local Technology Specialist - Flow simulation)

Kindly note that due to GDPR, we will not accept applications via mail. Please use our career site.

We value your data privacy and therefore do not accept applications via mail.

Who we are and what we believe in
Our focus on Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity allows each of us the opportunity to bring our full authentic self to work and thrive by providing a safe and supportive environment, free of harassment and discrimination. We are committed to removing the barriers to entry, which is why we ask that even if you feel you may not meet every qualification on the job description, please apply and let us decide.

Applying to this job offers you the opportunity to join Volvo Group. Every day, across the globe, our trucks, buses, engines, construction equipment, financial services, and solutions make modern life possible. We are almost 100,000 people empowered to shape the future landscape of efficient, safe and sustainable transport solutions. Fulfilling our mission creates countless career opportunities for talents with sharp minds and passion across the group’s leading brands and entities.

Group Trucks Operations encompasses all production of the Group’s manufacturing of Volvo, Renault and Mack trucks, as well as engines and transmissions. We also orchestrate the spare parts distribution for Volvo Group’s customers globally and design, operate and optimize logistics and supply chains for all brands. We count 30,000 employees at 30 plants and 50 distribution centers across the globe. Our global footprint offers an opportunity for an international career in a state-of-the-art industrial environment, where continuous improvement is the foundation. As our planet is facing great challenges, we - one of the largest industrial organizations in the world - stand at the forefront of innovation. We are ready to rise to the challenge. Would you like to join us?

Wir möchten Sie kennenlernen



Sobald Sie Ihre Bewerbung eingereicht haben, erhalten Sie eine E-Mail-Bestätigung, Auch danach ist es immer noch möglich, Ihr persönliches Profil zu aktualisieren.