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Master Thesis, 30 HP: Digitalization of procurement

Karlskoga, Sweden
Closing date
29 January 2021
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Everyone have heard about Industry 4.0. Now we are looking into Procurement 4.0. What digital technology is useful for procurement and how to adopt digital tools from other work areas to suit procurement?


Digital tools in the defense industry is a challenge, laws and regulations sets limits and the procurement processes are challenged by high diversity and low volumes. The documentation demand of procured material is extensive and as products are on market for decades the obsolescence issue is a problem. We need your help in finding out how to efficiently implement digital tools in Saab Dynamics Procurement.

Description of the master thesis

This Master Thesis aims at investigate what digital tools that are suitable for procurement and how to use them in the best way. You will look into what already have been done at other companies, what obstacles have they been running into? You will have to find out the limitations for digital procurement tools in the defense industry, we have strict laws and regulations that may complicate the digital transformation. Some of the tools and processes we think you will investigate are: Delivery monitoring, automatic ordering, robots for collecting and analyzing information. We need to work smarter, not harder and you will be a part of finding out how.

Your profile

This Master Thesis is suitable for 1-2 students with interest in procurement and digitalization. You are at the end of your master of science in Industrial engineering or Logistics and about to start your Master Thesis work for 30 HP.

What you will be a part of

Saab Dynamics Procurement is staffed with about 100 employees divided between Linköping and Karlskoga. In our teams you will find passionate people from 24 to 67 years old. We procure material at a cost of approx. 2 Billion SEK per year supporting material to BU Ground Combat, BU Missile and BU Underwater.

Contact information


Martin Peterson

Director Procurement Quality

073-418 61 64

Master Thesis Supervisor

Maria Strand

Operational Development Procurement

073-446 18 89

If you aspire to help create and innovate whilst developing yourself in a challenging team setting, Saab may well have the perfect conditions for you to grow. We pride ourselves on a nurturing environment, where everyone is different yet we share the same goal – to help protect people.