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Thesis work: Value Flow Analyze

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Bachelor Thesis Project - Value Flow Analyze


Who we are

Development of new vehicles, including technologies such as Advanced Driver Assistance System and Automated Driving is challenging the test, verification, and validation environment at proving grounds. The environment should not only replicate the real world but also enable absolute accuracy and high throughput in a safe and sustainable way.

At Hällered Proving Ground we have specialized teams using state of the art driving robots, soft targets and target carrier system to enable the high demands.  We are working according Volvo Cars Agile Framework, which is a combination of the Agile and LEAN framework. The team does not only perform testing but also as a world leading testing team, research and development new test systems as well as test methods. All to meet current and future testing needs in the area of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems and Autonomous Drive.

What you'll do

The Task is to improve the team’s value flow by collect data, analyze, locate bottle necks and propose improvements. In order to collect the necessary data you will follow the team’s activities. The analyze should consider LEAN principles resulting detected bottle necks which should be presented to the team while also explained. Within the Volvo Cars Agile Framework (LEAN) find improvement areas as well as propose specific improvements.


Some key points to consider:




Volvo Cars Agile Framework

Value Stream Mapping

The main output from the thesis project should be the following two deliverables:

Well-documented data collection, analyze, bottle neck and proposed improvements

Presentation of used methods, analyze and located bottle neck with improvement proposals

A report compiling the project


Who you are

A Requirement for this position is that you are currently enrolled in an ongoing Bachelor of Science programme. Related areas for this thesis are Supply chain and Development


How to learn more and apply

Apply to the job through our job portal and attach your resume and cover letter, if you have a thesis partner please state this clear. Applications will be reviewed continuously and we suggest that you apply as soon as possible, but at the latest 2019-11-30!

Please note that we do not accept any CV’s via e-mails.


For more information about the position, please contact Albert Lawenius, (acting) Product Owner HPG Driverless, AD & ADAS, . 


Proposed/estimated work period is starting January and up to 3-6 months forward in a pair of 2 students.


Hällered, SE

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Who are we?

Everything we do starts with people. Our purpose is to provide freedom to move, in a personal, sustainable and safe way. We are committed to simplifying our customers’ lives by offering better technology solutions that improve their impact on the world and bringing the most advanced mobility innovations to protect them, their loved ones and the people around them. 

Volvo Cars’ continued success is the result of a collaborative, diverse, and inclusive working environment. The people of Volvo Cars are committed to making a difference in our world. Today, we are one of the most well-known and respected car brands, with over 40,000 employees across the globe. We believe in bringing out the best in each other and harnessing the true power of people. At Volvo Cars your career is designed around your talents and aspirations so you can reach your full potential. Join us on a journey of a lifetime as we create safety, autonomous driving and electrification technologies of tomorrow.

Gothenburg, O, SE

Job requisition ID:  27140

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