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Case Study

Lucideon Expertise is a Winner with Ikea

IKEA wished to appoint a preferred consultant for ceramic product sourcing around the globe

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The challenge

Swedish retail giant IKEA was looking to appoint a preferred consultant for ceramic product sourcing around the globe. IKEA currently purchases large quantities of stoneware, earthenware, and porcelain for sale in its 300 stores.

What we delivered

Lucideon has already played a key role in:

  • supporting major investments which have been made over the last two years in capital projects for factory build and expansion
  • manufacturing consultancy
  • staff training
  • new product introduction
  • product conformance testing
  • optimisation of performance efficiency
  • reduction of waste materials
  • failure diagnosis

IKEA's high standards are adhered to through superior quality control systems and product and conformance testing. Lucideon has played a pivotal role in helping suppliers, including developing and installing quality systems in their factories and training workers to operate them in a consistent manner.

Value to the client

Jan Andersson, Ceramics Quality Manager of IKEA, commented that by choosing Lucideon as their preferred consultant "IKEA has the advantage of having just one contact that can offer a wide variety of competences, including both skilled technical field personnel and R&D testing capability. We also see the access to the vast network of companies working in the ceramic field as a major advantage."