2020-2021 Master Thesis Topics

(Already Selected)

Here is the list of topics which are already selected by students for their master thesis

2018_001

Field of Study:

Service supply chains in the automotive industry and customer satisfaction: A comparative study of the service supply chains of Tesla and (e. g.) Toyota

Supply Chain Management

Contact Details:

Svein Bråthen


Problem Description: Service supply chains are often consideres as an important source for revenue generation. Perhaps particularly for complex products, the design of after-market services can enhance customer loyalty and entail a certain amount of market power for the supplier. In addition, when customers are repeating their purchases of the items in question (cars in this case), the quality of the after-market service may be important when considering to purchase the same car brand again or not, There are various ways of performing after-market service. In the automotive industry there may, roughly speaking, be two Extremes. Tesla (perhaps the most well-known electric car maker) has a highly centralized system whereas the main players in the automotive industry (with Toyota as an example) has a decentralized system. This may cause differences for the customer in terms of being a part of the service supply chain. The thesis may focus on electric cars. However, apart from the engines and other parts of the drivetrain there are reasons to believe that the need for service on other parts of the car remains the same for an electric car as compared with a petrol/diesel/hybrid car. So it may or may not be necessary to focus on electric cars only when comparing Tesla with one of the "mainstream" car makers.

Selected By:

Vegard Jensen

2018_007

Field of Study:

Reconstructing and analyzing grocery shopping behavior in Norway

Transportation Economics

Contact Details:

Edoardo Marcucci

Problem Description: Grocery shopping is one of the most basic elements of consumer behavior. The thesis investigates the present grocery shopping activities in terms of their fundamental components: channel (on line, off-line), product categories, quantity and characteristics, frequency, motivations, etc. In particular, the issue of pick-up/delivery is investigated in depth to discover the transport and environmental issue related to this phenomenon. The analysis should also consider the socio-demographic characteristics of the consumers and correlate them to the main behavioral categories. The results of the research will be fundamental to define the status quo situation with respect to the upcoming changes in business model implementations that the major players (e.g. pure e-players, brick & mortar and Omni channel) are bringing on the market and to estimate their likely impact on congestion, environment and consumer welfare.

 

The candidate will have both to use the available data sources while also integrate them with primary data acquisition using ad-hoc developed questionnaires. The investigations should cover both end consumers’ behavior as well as retailers activities linked to the supplying of groceries.

Selected By:

Pratiksha Thapa

Nisha Basnet

2018_009

Field of Study:

Analyzing and forecasting grocery shopping behavior in Norway

Transportation Economics

Contact Details:

Edoardo Marcucci

Problem Description: In the ICT age, E-grocery shopping becomes a realistic opportunity and affects consumers and retailers globally. With respect to this trend, one should try to predict how grocery shopping behaviour will change according specific items characterising this peculiar activity (e.g. what do I buy, how frequently I buy it, how close is the supermarket, how much does it cost me to get to the supermarket, which are the product available on-line, how easy is to get them delivered to my house, etc.) in Norway.

 

The thesis should focus on understanding the factors that account for variations in shopping behavior across households. The thesis will have to estimate the changes in a typical household grocery behavior pattern given a potential supply scenario (e.g. availability, under different conditions of home delivery services, click and pick services, automated parcel locker availability, etc.). The level of changes will need to consider: 1) buying frequency, 2) shopping chart composition; 3) mix of alternative channel choice in a given time unit (e.g. week, month, fortnight, etc.)

 

Additionally the thesis could/should also investigate the role the Public Administration can/will play in governing the process and avoiding the potential market coordination failures.

Selected By:

Nisha Basnet

Pratiksha Thapa

2019_024

Field of Study:

Economic feasibility of the Northern Sea Route container shipping development

SCM

Contact Details:

Antonina Tsvetkova

Problem Description: From year to year, the traffic of goods between Europe and Asia rises, the need for a new route for transportation becomes more and more obvious. The new route should be competitive to the others and has its own competitive advantage. Nowadays an extra day of transportation can increase costs dramatically for trade companies, so it is necessary to develop a route, which has a short transportation period as the main advantage. The Northern Sea Route (NSR) is a challenging alternative. The thesis suggests estimating the costs of establishing a permanent transportation line along the NSR between East and West; calculating the operational costs for the line and comparing it to the route through the Suez Canal. The students who are interested in this field of knowledge should provide deeper insights into the economic feasibility of using the NSR by shippers for transit container shipping. A more specific problem definition will be done in cooperation with the company and the supervisor. It is also beneficial if the candidate(s) find a company in their chosen

Selected By:

Dinh Thanh Thuy Le

Lam Gia Bao Nguyen

2020_001

Field of Study:

Digital transformation of the auditing process by utilization of knowledge on logistical operations -- Digital Signatures on Global Integrated Accounts

Logistics - information systems

Contact Details:

Bjørn Jæger

Problem Description

The topic is suggested by Abendum (https://abendum.io/)


Background: The Auditor collects audit evidence to give reasonable assurance as to whether a client's financial statements are free from material misstatement. To do this the auditor forms his/her own independent opinion based on information collected in the audit. Audited financial statements are deemed to be trusted. An auditor verifies financial information by checking receipts, invoices, bank statements and payment records as well as the timeline of the documents, since the time of a transaction and transfer of risk and control affects when revenue and expenses are recognized. Thus, a central activity for an auditor is the verification of records. Verification means "proving the truth" or "confirmation". To increase efficiency and quality, Audit Data Analytics (ADA) can be used. When using ADA, the trustworthiness of data points that the analytics is built upon is of high importance. Verification is time consuming and expensive since the auditor must contact persons, companies and banks to verify the records. The digitalization of logistics and supply chain operations gives transparency to the actual operations of a company, and since the financial statements are a result of logistical operations the new transparency can be used to automate the provision of strong evidence of financial records. Transparent operations will not only improve the documentation quality of the financial data, but also provide more and better structured non-financial data to be used in the audit risk assessment and ADA. Triple Entry Accounting is a new emerging technique that supports automated verification of integrated accounts, this achieved by both parties of a transaction digitally sign the underlying invoice or receipt. It extends the classical double entry bookkeeping by using a common shared & encrypted ledger in the form of the public blockchain, resulting in a triple entry accounting system. This system lowers costs by delivering reliable and supported accounting, it makes much stronger governance possible in a way that positively impacts on the future needs of corporate and public accounting. This master thesis will study how logistical information can contribute to verify financial records and provide relevant & reliable nonfinancial data by the use of Triple Entry Accounting. 


Problem: Auditors need too much time to gather sound evidence to form an opinion about the financial statements. Cross-border transactions are especially difficult to inquire for and authenticate. 


Solution: Currently manually handled invoices, receipts, vouchers, contracts etc. can be generated with a QR-code, facilitating for an easy on-chain digitally signed attestation from both parties of a commercial transaction by the use of a mobile phone. Plug-in integration with an Accounting/ ERP system can help automate the process for professionals. From an audit perspective, the solution gives solid evidence material for the completeness and validity of financial transactions. Both parties of a transaction can simply scan & authenticate themselves with the transaction. Even simpler with the Plug-in integration. 


Students: This thesis is suitable for students with knowledge of financial accounting, logistics and supply chain management and digital signatures. The thesis might be in cooperation with faculty and master students at Norwegian School of Economics (NHH). 


Advisors: Project Architect Torje Vingen Sunde torje@abendum.com, +47-975 01 075 


Supervisors: Associate Professor Bjørn Jæger bjorn.jager@himolde.no and Associate Professor Oddbjørn Sættem Oddbjorn.Sattem@hiMolde.no

Selected By:

Yasir Tariq

2020_002

Field of Study:

Network design and operations planning for production problems

Logistics Analytics / Optimization

Contact Details:

Yury Redutskiy

Problem Description: Production logistics is a scientific branch studying networks and flows of various nature (goods, people, information, money, etc.) in value-adding systems with the purpose of developing recommendations for the design, implementation, and mobilization of such systems. In the oil and gas sector, production processes are organized as physical networks of production, gathering, processing, and transportations of goods. Examples of such networks are oil and gas field gathering infrastructures (upstream sector), long-distance transmission pipeline design (midstream sector), and others. In the context of the manufacturing branch, the issue of the production process organization moves into the area of production floor planning, including such problems as cellular manufacturing layout planning (commonly used in modern-day smart factory solutions), as well as machine placement on the production floor within the cells. Despite the specifics of a particular production process, the design decisions related to the production infrastructure should be made together with planning the productions operations. Such integrated planning of the infrastructures and the operations ensures the best possible process efficiency in the long run. The students who are willing to choose this research direction for their master theses should narrow down their choice to a particular industrial sector, which they will have to study in detail, examine the relevant research, identify research gaps and develop a mathematical model integrating design and operations planning decisions within one decision-making framework. It is beneficial that the students find a company in their chosen sector to gather the data about the company’s projects to evaluate their long-term planning.

Selected By:

Abdalrahman Algendi

2020_005

Field of Study:

Risk analysis in oil and gas industry operations

Risk analysis and risk management (both qualitative and quantitative)

Contact Details:

Yury Redutskiy

Problem Description: Operations in the oil and gas industry are associated with considerable hazards. Many incidents such as offshore collisions, oil spills, gas blowouts, etc., happen every year. Some of the incidents have relatively mild consequences, such as production losses due to facility downtime, whereas others may lead to harm to personnel, environmental damage, and other negative socio-political effects. The area of risk analysis and risk management studies the barriers aiming to prevent such incidents and reduce their consequences. One of the critical aspects crucial to preventing hazardous events is training the operators running and monitoring the processes. The students who are willing to choose this research direction for their master thesis will have to study how the personnel operating oil and gas facilities are trained and to collect statistical data regarding the incidents in particular country/area/region/company. Further, the students will use the modeling framework suggested by the standards IEC61508 and IEC61511 to determine the operator’s role in resolving incidents. Ultimately, the students will be required to study the details of operators’ training and their job routine to examine how the likelihood of incidents may be decreased by addressing the analysis of possible human errors.

Selected By:

Umid Mirzaev

Rabah Taif

2020_018

Field of Study:

Inventory management under uncertainty for Deep Sea Mooring

logistics analytics

Contact Details:

Lars Magnus Hvattum

Problem Description: Deep Sea Mooring specializes in renting out mooring equipment for mobile offshore rigs and other floating installations. The company has three main bases where the equipment is stored: outside of Bergen, Norway, in Aberdeen, Scotland, and in Australia. The equipment includes thousands of components such as e.g. anchors, chains, swivels, buoys, and wires, and due to being very specialized equipment, both the value of the equipment and the cost of moving the equipment are very high.

The demand for equipment changes over time: the customers moves their rigs around, and the equipment needed depends on the time of the year and the depths of the waters. It can be difficult to predict when a rig is going to move, and hence the time when a customer will require the equipment to be changed. In addition, the equipment requires regular inspection and maintenance, and may need to obtain a certification for continued use, or to be replaced by investing in new equipment.

An interesting challenge for Deep Sea Mooring is to decide how much equipment should be stored at each base. Having too large inventories is costly and should be avoided. However, failing to supply the customers with the equipment needed has severe consequences, leading to a potential loss of a valuable customer or the need to rent equipment from competitors to cover the demand.

The company wants to examine strategies for forecasting future demands (which aspects of the future demand can be predicted, and which aspects are important when making decisions), and research whether this can be used to make good decisions regarding how much equipment to keep at each base. Equipment can to some extent be shipped between bases, but this is also very costly and time consuming.

For this topic, we are looking for students that are interested in the combination of simulation and optimization, potentially dealing with large and rich historical data sets. Good programming skills, or an interest and ability to learn, are required.

Contact: Professor Lars Magnus Hvattum


External contact: Kai Roger Nilsen, Deep Sea Mooring, http://deepseamooring.com/

Selected By:

Otto P. Thomassen

2020_019

Field of Study:

Heuristics for Binary Integer Programming Problems

operations research

Contact Details:

Lars Magnus Hvattum

Problem Description: Several logistical challenges can be modelled as pure binary integer programming (BIP) problems. Examples include facility location problems, cutting stock problems, facility location problems, and airline crew scheduling, in addition to many other planning problems. The resulting problems are hard to solve, and heuristic solution methods are often developed for the particular problem class at hand. Few attempts have been made to create heuristic solvers for the general BIP.

This topic would be to implement some new metaheuristic ideas for solving BIPs, either based on population search, constructive heuristics, or local search heuristics. Some of the ideas to be tested involve using prediction methods and classification methods, either based on machine learning methods or statistical methods, within the heuristic search. This topic is suitable for a group of students with good programming skills and a willingness to learn more about heuristic solution methods.

Selected By:

Alexandr Reznik

2020_021

Field of Study:

Digital twin and urban freight transport: the case of green crowdshipping

Logistics and transport economics

Contact Details:

Edoardo Marcucci

Problem Description: The rise of on-demand logistics puts serious strain on last mile delivery systems. Urban planners, city authorities and business stakeholders need a new adaptive approach to help them predict possible consequences of market driven developments, evaluate fast response green strategies, and introduce incremental changes by adopting innovative business models that promote public-private cooperation. Cities have already been evolving in this direction in the recent years, with an increasing number of logistics living labs, complementing the old “predict and provide” paradigm. The innovation refers to the development of a range of logistics solutions for shared, connected and low-emission logistics operations, empowered by an adaptive modelling approach and Digital Twin models. For this, data-driven models need to work in parallel with real-life experiments to reproduce findings and predict results of response actions.

City logistics solutions addressing the requirements of the on-demand economy and the pressures caused by the increase of parcel deliveries, while aligning competing interests and creating value for all different stakeholders, can be classified as follows: a) innovative business models, b) agile urban freight storage and last mile distribution schemes, c) low emission, automated, electric or hybrid delivery vehicles, and d) smart data-driven logistics solutions. Balanced city measures will most likely have combinations of these strategies in place to cover the complete dynamics and complexity of a city’s logistics challenges.

Digital Twins will facilitate: (1) comprehension of the dynamics of logistics networks in the city and the impact of introducing specific innovations, (2) the design and evaluation of sustainable and economically viable strategies through simulation, (3) the ‘integrated’ planning and management of freight movement in cities and metropolitan areas.

Selected By:

Markus Andreas Lilleheil

2020_022

Field of Study:

Circular Economy in the service sector – How circularity principles can transform the service value chain

Contact Details:

Nina Pereira Kvadsheim

Selected By:

Anne Cathrine Skinmo

Helene Hassel Fjærli

2020_024

Field of Study:

The Effect of 3D-Printing/Additive Manufacturing on Logistics

Logistics - information systems

Contact Details:

Bjørn Jæger

Problem Description


Background: Logistics is an activity-driven system. As technologies evolve the nature of the activities change. Starting in the 1980s we saw a shift from physical activities-driven logistics towards information-driven logistics (La Londe 1983). Since then, the implementation of information-driven logistics instead of physical activity driven logistics have escalated. We have witnessed a substitution of information for human input, physical inventory and transportation activities. Automatic point-of-sales machines relieved humans for manual subtraction of the number of items sold from the inventory level, increased knowledge of demand patterns from information systems reduced the inventory level, and the coordination of transport demand by information systems made physical transportation more efficient. Now 3D printing, also known as additive manufacturing, promise to: change inventory logistics by substituting warehouses with virtual warehouses, change transportation logistics by substituting goods flows with the flow of 3D-printing raw materials, and substituting manufacturing with local 3D-production (Nyangari 2020; AMFG Newsletter 2020).  


Problem: How will the increased use of 3D printing/additive manufacturing affect logistics?  


Solution: Investigate current applications. Develop a new Framework on 3D Printing Process Change. The thesis work can be theory development, a case study involving one or more companies or a combination of theory and case study.  


Students: This thesis is suitable for students with interest in how technologies are transforming logistics.  


Advisor: Please contact: Associate Professor Bjørn Jæger bjorn.jager@himolde.no  


References: 

La Londe, B. J. (1983). A reconfiguration of logistics systems in the 80s: strategies and challenges. Journal of Business Logistics, 4(1), 1-11. 

AMFG Newsletter 2020, 9 Fortune 500 Companies That Are Pioneering the Use of Industrial 3D Printing, Newsletter by Autonomous Manufacturing.

https://amfg.ai/2020/05/06/9-fortune-500-companies-that-are-pioneering-the-use-of-industrial-3d-printing/

Z. K. Nyangari (2020). “Usage of Additive Manufacturing/ 3D printed parts -A case study of Norsk Titanium AS Rapid Plasma Deposition (RPD) TM titanium printed parts. Master Thesis, Molde University College, 2020.

Selected By:

Andreas Hareide Hansen

Tobias Wilhelm Wingaard

2020_025

Field of Study:

Blockchain-traced seafood in the supply chain

Logistics - information systems

Contact Details:

Bjørn Jæger

Problem Description


Background: The World   Economic Forum announced that Blockchain could be a major contributor to the   jobs market and stimulate economic growth towards 2030 (WEF 2020). The report   highlights both economic and sustainability initiatives, where implementing   Blockchain can help to drive “nature-positive” solutions following the   COVID-19 outbreak. A key Blockchain use is within the food sector to reduce   food waste and increase food safety through supply chain transparency and   traceability. Solutions for the seafood are beginning to appear: DNV-GL News   (2019), IBM Food Trust (2020) and SeafoodChain (2020). 


Problems: What are the   unique properties of blockchain-traced seafood and how will they impact the   seafood supply chain? 


Approach: Explore the blockchain technology and how it   affects the supply chain operations. Students This thesis is suitable for   students with knowledge of logistics and supply chain management and digital   technologies. The thesis might be in cooperation with UNISOT.com. 


Advisor:   Please contact Associate Professor Bjørn Jæger bjorn.jager@himolde.no 


Literature:

DNV-GL News (2019) Blockchain can revitalize trust in seafood industry by   boosting transparency, https://www.dnvgl.no/news/blockchain-can-revitalize-trust-in-seafood-industry-by-boosting-transparency-142622?

gclid=EAIaIQobChMI1Zqq59be6wIVQRV7Ch1WUgZKEAAYAiAAEgIoWfD_BwE  IBM Food Trust (2020). A new era for the world’s food supply.

https://www.ibm.com/sg-en/blockchain/solutions/food-trust  

SeafoodChain (2020) https://seafoodchain.no/  

WEF (2020). The Future Of Nature And Business, World Economic Forum http://www3.weforum.org/docs/WEF_The_Future_Of_Nature_And_Business_2020.pdf

Selected By:

Andreas Høieggen Steensæth

2020_033

Field of Study:

Urban transportation in the sharing economy: drivers and challenges for sustainable development

SCM

Contact Details:

Antonina Tsvetkova

Problem Description: Increased urbanization has transformed freight and passenger transportation within urban areas into a challenge. Urban transportation is a lifeline for citizens, urban retailers, and industries. Still, it has a significant negative impact on the quality of life in urban areas in terms of congestion, emissions and space consumption. Urban logistics initiatives have long suggested the need for collaborative and environmentally friendly urban transportation, which could mitigate the negative effects of urban transportation. However, they face organizational and technological problems of collaboration. 

Recent research suggests that the sharing economy principles give hope green and affordable urban transport (Cassetta et al., 2017; Vazifeh et al., 2018) that addresses only environmental and economic concerns for achieving sustainability. However, the social aspect of sustainability remains poorly understood. So this thesis suggests focusing on how urban passenger transportation incorporates the sharing economy principles and what possible effects of implementing these principles for city governance. 

The study can be addressed qualitatively, and the candidate(s)will be encouraged to conduct a single case study or multiple case studies to reveal how the sharing economy principles facilitate the sustainable development of urban transportation with a particular focus on the social dimension. A more specific problem definition will be done in cooperation with the company and the supervisor. 

It is also beneficial if the candidate(s) find a company in their chosen sector to gather empirical data.

Selected By:

Umid Mirzaev

Rabah Taif

2020_034

Field of Study:

Social responsibility in sustainable Supply chain management

SCM / Sustainability

Contact Details:

Antonina Tsvetkova

Problem Description: The majority of the extant literature on sustainable supply chains has primarily focused on issues in making supply operations environmentally friendly through the minimization of environmental impact and fuel consumption to improve economic performance. At the same time, the concept of sustainability encompasses not only the environmental and economic dimensions but also the social impact of supply chain operations. The balancing of the three equally dimensions – economic, environmental, and social – has been identified as crucial in making management decisions and companies’ performance for achieving sustainability in supply operations. Although previous research on sustainable supply chain management (SCM) has advanced the understanding of issues and possibilities of sustainable supply chains, there is, however, still to date, a significant shortfall in the literature regarding the social aspect of sustainability in SCM. This creates difficulty in measuring advances in sustainable SCM practices. 


The students who are interested in this field of knowledge should provide deeper insights into how organizations address the role of SCM as socially responsible and develop the social aspect in supply chain operations in real practice over time as a result of the interaction of supply chain operations, pressures of regulations and context. The thesis can also investigate how SCM can contribute to the needs of society and/or local communities. 

It is beneficial that the students find a company in their chosen sector to gather the data about how social responsibility principles evolve in the existing SCM practice and enable supply chains the social needs.

Selected By:

Nisha Shrestha

2020_035

Field of Study:

Circular economy vs. Sustainable supply chain management

SCM / Sustainability

Contact Details:

Antonina Tsvetkova

Problem Descriprion: Circular economy pushes frontiers of environmental sustainability by emphasizing the idea of transforming products in such a way that there are workable relationships between ecological systems and economic growth. It is implied that circular economy is not just concerned with the reduction of the use of the environment as a sink of residual like sustainable supply chain strategies but rather with the creation of self-sustaining production systems in which materials are used over and over again. Finding ways to align sustainable supply chain strategies to circular economy principles has become important. However, it still remains underexplored how the boundaries of environmental sustainability are to be pushed. Further, the circular economy is primarily concerned with material flows in economic systems through a paradigm shift in production philosophy. There is still a lack of understanding of how environmental impacts (related to energy usage and carbon emissions) and the implications of these impacts can be resolved. The students who are interested in this field of knowledge should provide deeper insights into the following research issues: 

- How can sustainable SCM be enhanced by aligning it to the circular economy concept? 

- Does a circular economy contribute to the vision of sustainable development? 

- How does a circular economy impact society and societal values? 

Each of these research questions can be addressed qualitatively and the candidate(s) will be encouraged to conduct a single case study or multiple case studies in order to reveal the adaptation of circular economy principles to SCM in real practice. A more specific problem definition will be done in cooperation with the company and the supervisor.        

Selected By:

Muhammad Saad Babar

Moshkan Ebrahimi

2020_037

Field of Study:

Offshore logistics operations and emergency preparedness

Offshore logistics / Emergency preparedness

Contact Details:

Antonina Tsvetkova

Problem Description: Offshore maritime logistics operations are essential in the value chain between the supply base and the offshore drilling and production units to ensure continuous offshore activities. Strategies that allocate and manage the bundle of appropriate resources and distinct competencies are required to gain a high level of functionality and make offshore operations both economically and technically resilient. 

The literature on resource allocation strategies mostly focuses on resource utilization as a measure of efficiency and operational effectiveness that should ensure a firm’s sustained competitive advantage. Supply chain operations engender resource heterogeneity due to their different capabilities and purpose of utilization. The amount of productive and strategic resources can be limited and scarce in relation to its demand. This, in turn, may result in shortfalls in resource utilization and resource allocation along the supply chain without a desirable combination of resources to subsequently increase their efficiency. 

Further, offshore logistics value has been recognized not only in cargo transportation but also in providing extra support regarding safety at sea, environmental considerations, and security standards according to the international regulations. Due to the complexity of offshore operational issues, the offshore logistics system should be constituted through the discovery and deployment of specific value-creating activities. However, the knowledge of how offshore logistics resources can facilitate value-creating activities is still very limited in the literature. 

So this thesis suggests focusing on resource allocation strategies and emergency response strategies within the development of offshore field projects. 


The students who are interested in this field of knowledge should provide deeper insights into how resource allocation strategies may contribute to the resilient development of the offshore field projects and facilitate value-creating activities to meet unforeseen challenges, mitigate the possibility of accidents and increase offshore operational effectiveness. 


The study can be addressed qualitatively and the candidate(s) will be encouraged to conduct a single case study or multiple case studies in order to reveal how resource allocation strategies and/or emergency response strategies within offshore logistics operations are implemented in real practice and developed over time as a result of the interaction between oil and gas field activities and context. A more specific problem definition will be done in cooperation with the company and the supervisor. It is also beneficial if the candidate(s) find a company in their chosen sector to gather empirical data.

Selected By:

Karoline Havnsund

2020_038

Field of Study:

The reliability of helicopter medical services and response times in Norway (or any other context): a strategic perspective on emergency preparedness operational logistics

SCM / Emergency preparedness

Contact Details:

Antonina Tsvetkova

Problem Description: Emergency preparedness operational logistics is a new field of knowledge that includes planning, implementation, strategic resource allocation, and reliable response times when any emergencies and/or incidents occur. It has been identified as a knowledge gap that there is little research on the emergency response actors' performance and response time. In recent years, the air ambulance has become a vital emergency medical resource in minimizing the differences in health services between central and peripheral regions. As the hospitals' emergency preparedness schemes change, it seems like patients’ need for prompt medical treatment will increasingly be dependent on ambulance helicopters. 


The students who are interested in this topic should provide deeper insights into how reliable the helicopter is in a particularly difficult to reach area. The placement of emergency medical services is critical strategic decisions that can have a significant impact on the quality of medical assistance to the population. The topic suggests focusing on logistics operations in emergency situations and medical service preparedness to reduce the population's skepticism about reorganizing the local hospitals. 


The study can be addressed qualitatively. The candidate(s) will be encouraged to conduct a single case study or multiple case studies to reveal how emergency preparedness and response operations are managed and developed in highly complex environments. A more specific problem definition will be done in cooperation with the company and the supervisor.

Selected By:

Daud Ahmed

Muhammad Omer Farooq

2020_039

Field of Study:

Sustainability in the supply chain within the sea food sector

Contact Details:

Harald Hjelle

Selected By:

Jonas Aandal

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