Network study Lely Spare Parts and Consumables – Lely



Company Name / Department

Lely International NV

Contact Person

Arjen Bakker 



Study programme(s)


Community Servitization
Start Date

February 2022

Housing arranged by company To be discussed limited availability


 € 400,- per month based on 40 hours per week

Company Description

Lely, founded in 1948, focuses on a sustainable, profitable and enjoyable future in farming. With the cow at the center, the company develops high-quality robots and data systems that increase animal welfare, flexibility and production on the dairy farm.
Lely has been a global leader in sales and service of automated systems to successive generations of dairy farmers for more than 25 years. Every day, Lely inspires its employees to offer customers innovative solutions and to be a trusted partner for long-term advice and support. With its head office in Maassluis and a worldwide network of dedicated Lely Center branches for tailor-made sales and service, the Lely Group is active in more than forty countries and employs around 1,200 people.

Project Description

Lely Customer Care division has a network with Lely Centers delivering spare parts for their customers worldwide. At this moment this is centralized organized. Lely supply chain has the ambition to become more flexible and servicing the more and more demanding customers in a distributed network. So we would like to investigate how a distributed network will look like and what parameters are important for Lely spare parts to make decisions about forward stocking locations.

    Goals of the Project

    Goals of the project Study on how and why Lely should change to a distributed network plus what locations would make a difference in the supply of spare parts for our customers in time and costs.


    Report on the implementation towards a distributed network, the costs and gains plus an advised approach.

    Essential Student Knowledge

    Essential knowledge on Supply Chain Networks, Network calculation and simulation.

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