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Master Thesis: Evaluation method for packaging solutions

Job Description

Date: Nov 8, 2019

Do you want to do your thesis with us in Kista?

 

Would you like the chance to do your thesis together with one of the world’s leading technology companies? We are on a quest to enable communication for everyone and everything and we believe that we do that by being as innovative as possible. If you want to help us to be even more innovative – then you are on the right track!

 

We want you to become a part of a truly global company working across borders in 180 countries, offering a diverse, performance-driven culture & an innovative & engaging environment where employees enhance their potential every day. Come and learn and grow with us at Ericsson.

 

The scope.

Ericsson products are delivered and installed in all kind of environments around the world. The scope is producing  a survey to collect ‘last mile’ data in how Ericsson products are handled (in urban and rural areas). ‘Last mile’ is equal to the last phase in packaging chain.

The outcome should be a scientific adopted method that are easy to use, to get feedback from installers to the developers of Ericsson packaging solutions. In the long run the data should be used to prevent damages and improve the packaging, so it will be more convenient and easier to handle in the last mile.

 

Thesis topic
When comparing the handling of Business to business (B2B) products with consumer products one can conclude that more time is put in examining the handling of consumer products than B2B products. Therefore, we would like to know how our B2B products are perceived and handled after they leave our local warehouses. Usability methods performed on Ericsson products such as transmitter and receiver are an unknown area. One of the reasons could be that Ericsson products hold a high degree of complexity, which we would like to dissect and understand. Complexity indicators that we have mapped out during Last mile phase are:

  • Site placement: Urban or rural areas play a big part in ways of working. In urban areas the installers usually need more variety of tools and lifting equipment.
  • Competence level: (Experience can vary a lot between installers). It is either the customers (operators) or Ericsson employees that are responsible for the installation of our products. If the customer is responsible, they consult with external installers which in in higher degree can lack needed competence.
  • Transportation: From the moment the installers pick up the products at the local supplier until the products are installed on a wall or mast the transportation can involve bad roads, stairs, small and narrow spaces etc. In many cases the packed product must be handled manually (no lifting equipment available). The high focus on the last mile is because this short distance is responsible for many of the reported damages.
  • Weather: The weather also affects the way how packaging/products are handled. It could be windy, raining, cold or very warm.

 

If you feel interested, please send in your application as soon as possible. The start date can be adjusted to both your and the business needs – the intention is to start in January.

 

While applying please attach your updated CV, current grades and cover letter written in English into one document (under CV field in the application tool)  and clearly define your relevant knowledge.

 

Contact information

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If you have any questions regarding the recruitment process, please reach out to Sylwia Kwiecień at sylwia.kwiecien@ericsson.com

 

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Req ID: 304452