Graduation: Defining the way towards future-proof Spare Parts Quotation Tool

Graduation: Defining the way towards future-proof Spare Parts Quotation Tool

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Veghel, Netherlands.
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Assignment type: Graduation

Start date: September 2022

Assignment duration: +/- 6 months

Location: Veghel

Educational level: Bachelor / Master          

Desired study: Industrial Engineering, IT, Statistics, etc.

Language: Dutch and English

Description of assignment

Spare Parts Packages represent 30% of the total Spare Parts turnover globally. Global Spare Parts is looking for a digital solution which will support the SP Packages turnover growth in a sustainable way with focus on high quality and reproducibility.  Current way of creating spare parts packages is mainly based on macros in Excel. Current Excel tool is based on Greedy algorithm, however there are still many possibilities to manually adjust the “Greedy” choices. In fact, the outcome of the tool is not reproducible as each person can impact the calculation based on personal preference and knowledge. In fact, the outcome of the current tool is not reliable and reproducible.

Moreover, current way of working is therefore labor-intensive and the capacity is limited due to high dependency on the knowledge which is present locally. Each increase in workload causes high work related stress and mid-long term capacity issues. The currently available capacity cannot simply be upscaled on short notice.

Example of research question:
What should be the requirements of the spare parts quotation application and how should it work in order to allow sustainable contribution to the growth of Vanderlande?

Description of department

Global Spare Parts department consists of 3 teams: Spare Parts Logistics, Spare Parts Marketing & Spare Parts Sales Solutions. Spare Parts Sales Solutions is divided in three streams: Order Management, Key Account Support & Service Sales. Service Sales focuses on activities in a primary phase of project sales and execution. To their main business belongs creation of spare parts packages which of main purpose is to limit the system down time to a minimum by providing spare parts availability on site.

The Spare Parts Sales team consists of total 8 colleagues with an international background. At first the student will need to become familiar with the processes and way-of-working in order to understand the product/service. That means work few days with an experienced colleague.

Tasks/Responsibilities

We expect to receive a solid advice on how to develop a digital tool which will allow sustainable growth and will assure quality and reliability of the commercial and technical advises we give to the customers.

                                     

Skills

  • Tooling and/or application development

Contact?

Do you recognize yourself in this challenging profile? And are you looking for an internship/graduation assignment in an organization that has been elected as “Best Employer” for years in a row? Please fill out the application form and upload your resume and cover letter. For more information, contact us by e-mail: internship@vanderlande.com or Stef Alferink (Campus Recruiter) by phone: +31 413 755 087.

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