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Ansök senast: 2023-01-14

Sustainable supply chain transportation, Thesis

Publicerad 2022-11-15

Om tjänsten

Power Climate Smarter living - that’s our purpose. We are looking for the brightest students to make this happen. Together you will contribute to a fossil free future. You will have a unique position to contribute to our purpose. All we ask from you is to use your Superpowers and share your energy to help us achieve our goal. 

About the thesis

This assignment is co-supervised by the Sustainability department at CAKE and the Strategic Development department at Vattenfall. The results of this thesis will be used in the partnership project Cleanest dirt bike ever | CAKE (

The assignment focuses on Sustainable global supply chain transportation – transportation of goods from manufacturer to assembly plant plays an important role for any company. With majority of the manufacturers being global, the supply chain is highly dependent on transportation. As companies around the word are taking efforts to reduce the emissions, it is important to find a sustainable mode of global supply chain transportation. With various regulations and technologies in the market, the scope of this thesis involved conducting a literature review of the various options at hand by 2025 and 2030 – both similar and different. 

  • Conducting a literature review of existing global supply chain transportation
  • Evaluating potential share of each, roadways, airways and waterways by 2025 and by 2030
  • Scanning all new technologies like sustainable aviation fuel, reducing emissions from shipping, et cetera, and analyzing the market development
  • Diving into the different types of transport for different types of materials or components
  • Conducting a PESTEL (Policy, Environmental, Social, Technologic, Economic and Legal) Analysis of major potential solutions
  • Formulating different scenarios to evaluate the best solutions
  • Estimating each solution with kgCO2 equivalent / tons km
  • Presenting the results to internal and external stakeholders
  • The assignment is preferably for a student pair

Din bakgrund

We are looking for a student to join our journey towards a fossil free future. You are soon to be graduated from your academic studies. You also identify yourself with our principles: active, open, positive and safe.

  • A master student in an Energy related field like Sustainable Energy Engineering or Sustainable Technology, with a very good understanding of sustainability
  •  English as working language

Mer information

  • Start of assignment:15 January to February 2023 with a duration of approx. 20 weeks
  • Location: Stockholm
  • Application – a combined document with your CV and cover letter, and grades are to be submitted in the application.
  • Deadline for application: Submit your application today, recruitment is ongoing.
  • Contact person and supervisor at Vattenfall is:

There are two co-supervisors at Vattenfall and one co-supervisor at Ride CAKE, being

Isabella Pehrsson – Ride CAKE Sustainability: 

Axel Eriksson – Vattenfall Environment:

Colin Stewart – Vattenfall Research & Development:

For questions about the assignment please contact Isabella Pehrsson via mail.


Diversity & inclusion - in everything we do

At Vattenfall we build on the fact that diverse teams can outperform homogeneous teams. But we can only unleash and leverage the power of diversity, if we make everybody feel included. Read more about our important work on diversity & inclusion


About CAKE

CAKE is a Swedish maker of premium lightweight, electric motorcycles and mopeds, with a clear mission to inspire towards a zero-emission society, by combining excitement and responsibility.

The model range currently consists of three different platforms – the versatile offroader Kalk, the modular utility bike Ösa, and the urban commuter Makka. CAKE was identified as one of the world’s most innovative companies by Fast Company in both 2020 and 2021, and received the Time Magazine 100 most important inventions award in 2021. Learn more about CAKE at:

Om oss

We have been electrifying industries, powering homes and transforming life through innovation and collaboration for more than 100 years. Empowered by our goal, we are determined to enable fossil free living within one generation. To succeed we, as one of Europe's leading energy companies, must be fossil-free ourselves.

But that’s not enough. That’s why we are looking beyond our own industry, to see where we can really make a difference.

Join us in our journey towards a fossil-free life within one generation.

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Since Vattenfall is a part of the Swedish critical infrastructure, many of our services are security classed. If this position is security classed the final candidates might be subjected to a security vetting process, according to the Swedish legislation.