WO afstudeeropdracht Materials After Market Stocking Policy

We would like know how we can improve our stocking policy

  • Location Eindhoven
  • Organisation Unit Internships Eindhoven
  • Fulltime Fulltime
  • Education level Master
  • Contract type Internship contract

Job description

PPE Materials currently uses one stocking policy for all the parts they’re managing. This means they’re planning fast-movers using the same policy as slow-movers, which appears to be suboptimal but has never been investigated thoroughly.
We would like know how we can improve our stocking policy. The improvement should be a combination of improved availability and less cost associated with the new policy. The research questions are:

  •  What is the performance of the current stocking policy in terms of Availability and Cost?
  •  How can the current stocking policy be improved?
  •  What will the effect be on Availability and Cost?​​

Your profile

  • Student Operations Management & Logistics
  • Analytical skills​
  • Knowledge on Supply Chain Planning & Processes
  • Ability to run simulation models to evaluate future performance


Within Paccar Parts, the Materials department is responsible for the parts availability, delivery reliability of suppliers, the stock levels at the PACCAR Parts distribution centers (PDCs) as well as the stock levels at the dealers.  For this project, the relevant departments within the Materials department are the Demand Planning department and the Managed Dealer Inventory (MDI) department.
The Demand planning department manages the inventory at the six PACCAR Parts distribution centers (PDCs) in Eindhoven, Leyland, Budapest, Madrid, Moscow and Panama. Forecasting is an essential part to plan the demand.
The MDI department supports dealers to maintain and improve their stock management to reach our mutual goal of a high stock availability for the end customer. Based on data analysis including forecasting, parts order recommendations are developed for each dealer location and transmitted electronically to the dealer daily.​ 

We offer

  • A view behind the scenes at a large international corporation;
  • You will get a lot of freedom and responsibility. We are open to your initiatives and depending on the assignment you see your results back in the workplace;
  • An experienced coach and supervisor who can teach you a lot and is willing to help you with your assignment;
  • After your graduation, you will have the opportunity to start your career at DAF;
  • An internship wage of  € 450 (WO) per month on full-time base;
  • A travel allowance, if you don’t have a student travel product (provided by the Dutch government);
  • A housing allowance, if you temporarily rent a room near DAF;
  • Each intern will have the opportunity to participate at the Student Event. During this event you will meet other interns and find out more about DAF/PACCAR!;
    Would you like to know more about the experiences of other students? Here you can read stories of our former interns.