Flat packs, stacks and how we ship them
To keep prices low, IKEA needs to get goods from suppliers to customer in the most direct and cost-effective way along with the least harm to the environment. This applies both to how we transport goods by truck, boat, or train, and how we handle them in distribution centres and stores. For example, flat packs and stackable products, allow us to transport and handle more products per trip. That means fewer trucks on the road and less CO2 emmisions.
Logistics roles exist at every stage in the supply chain at IKEA, from the moment a product leaves the manufacturer to the moment it is in the hands of the customer.
Making sure that high volumes of IKEA products are available to customers in perfect condition and at minimum cost, is a challenge that requires detailed planning and flexibility in a fast-paced environment.
Typical roles in this work area
In-store logistics manager
Goods flow managers and co-workers
Sales and supply support manager and co-workers
Team leader, goods flow