Volvo as a preferred Customer from Supply Chain perspective

How to become a preferred customer from a supply chain perspective?
Master thesis – Material Supply for Production Logistics

The world around us is changing. We see increase in global population, new consumer demand pattern through e-commerce and trade, rapid development with disruptive technologies, tougher demands on environmental care and sustainability. All of these trends require us in Volvo Group to be a contributor in society and play our part in providing efficient, environmental friendly and sustainable solutions when it comes to mobility of people and goods – where Volvo Group is driving prosperity through transport solutions.
Material Supply [part of Production Logistics, Volvo Group Trucks Operations] drives development of the supply material processes. We believe in order to be successful with driving change we need to create a better understanding about levels of interaction with our material suppliers. With innovation and new technologies the relationship and means of communication will develop and we wish to secure a connected, engaged and committed supply chain all the way from suppliers via logistics service providers to our reception of goods. We would like to be the preferred customer from a supply chain perspective and is looking for two students to help us define opportunities for improvement.
As a Master thesis worker, you will be part of a diverse and dynamic team working within Production Logistics, in close cooperation with Purchasing and with several other functions and stakeholders.
Thesis scope and expected outcome
  • Map the interactions in inbound supply chain between Material Suppliers and Volvo departments and systems.
  • Collect feedback on ways of working, processes and tools. One way to do this is via Supplier visits and interviews.
  • Identify opportunities to strengthen connection, engagement and commitment resulting in a supply chain that can provide more efficient, environmental friendly and sustainable solutions.
  • Formulate suggestions for improvement and relate findings to academic work when applicable.
What we are looking for
For this thesis we are looking for two curious persons with networking skills. You have the ability to address a wide range of questions and challenges, and able to draw conclusion and present opportunities and recommendations to drive strategic change. You are a person that enjoys working in a dynamic environment, having strong social & inter-cultural skills working with Volvo employees both locally and globally. You like to challenge yourself enabling personal development and growth.
The successful candidates are strong in communication, both verbally and through creation of visual communication material. Further they have a holistic mindset, know how to facilitate a discussion, enjoys teamwork and are collaborative by nature.
Student profile and application:
  • Students in Supply Chain Management, Transport Logistics or similar fields
  • Proficiency in the English language is required
For further information, please contact:
Amy Wilandh, Operating Support Manager, Supplier and Material Management + 46 739023446

About Us

The Volvo Group is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of trucks, buses, construction equipment and marine and industrial engines under the leading brands Volvo, Renault Trucks, Mack, UD Trucks, Eicher, SDLG, Terex Trucks, Prevost, Nova Bus, UD Bus and Volvo Penta.

Volvo Group Trucks Operations encompasses all production of the Group’s engines and transmissions, as well as all production of Volvo, Renault and Mack trucks. The organization is responsible for spare parts supplies to the Group's customers as well as for designing, operating and optimizing logistics and supply chain for all brands, production facilities and distribution centers where the Volvo Group operates. In Volvo Group Trucks Operations you will be part of a diverse team of highly skilled professionals who work with passion, trust and embrace change to stay ahead. We make our customers win.

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Application Process


An email confirmation will be sent as soon as you submit your application. After this, it is still possible to update your personal profile.


If selected for an interview, you will be contacted with information about the following process steps: second interview, assessments and references.


All candidates will be notified when a final candidate is selected for the job. You can choose for us to keep your resume in our database and activate a search agent that will look for other jobs that match your profile.


When you begin your employment, you will receive an introduction to help you quickly become part of the team and start working with your tasks in the best possible way.


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