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Sanno, A., Oberg, A. E., Flores-García, E. & Jackson, M. (2019). Increasing the Impact of Industry-Academia Collaboration through Co-Production. Technology Innovation Management Review, 9(4), 37-47
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Increasing the Impact of Industry-Academia Collaboration through Co-Production
2019 (English)In: Technology Innovation Management Review, ISSN 1927-0321, E-ISSN 1927-0321, Vol. 9, no 4, p. 37-47Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Increased competition and globalization motivate us to join forces to enhance the impact of the research conducted. Collaboration between organizations with different views can, however, be difficult to manage and needs awareness and skills to meet different expectations. This article will consider both a mutual industrial and academic perspective into the development of action research and, in six research project cases, empirically explore how the impact can be enhanced by considering certain key factors in the research process. How the phases of problem formulation, methodology, and results are managed is critical for the success of a collaboration and, thereby, its impact. Counter-productive forces that could dilute the progress over time need to be considered given that combining practical relevance and scientific rigour comes with challenges.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
CARLETON UNIV GRAPHIC SERVICES, 2019
Keywords
action research, industry-academia collaboration, co-production, impact, collaboration, rigour, relevance, key factors
National Category
Economics and Business
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-43515 (URN)10.22215/timreview/1232 (DOI)000467408500005 ()
Available from: 2019-05-27 Created: 2019-05-27 Last updated: 2019-05-27Bibliographically approved
Sannö, A., Ericson Öberg, A. & Jackson, M. (2018). How to succeed with Co-production: Experiences from industrial researchers (1ed.). Eskilstuna: Mälardalen University
Open this publication in new window or tab >>How to succeed with Co-production: Experiences from industrial researchers
2018 (English)Report (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
Abstract [en]

The aim of this handbook is to raise awareness of the differently organised systems when collaborations are to be set up between companies and universities. By presenting experiences from industrial researchers this handbook will be useful for persons that are going to work in a collaborative setting, regardless of whether they come from a company or a university.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Eskilstuna: Mälardalen University, 2018. p. 34 Edition: 1
Keywords
Co-production, industry, collaboration
National Category
Other Engineering and Technologies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-39288 (URN)978-91-7485-383-4 (ISBN)
Projects
Innofacture
Funder
Knowledge Foundation
Available from: 2018-05-23 Created: 2018-05-23 Last updated: 2018-06-21Bibliographically approved
Asadi, N., Jackson, M., Augustsson, P. & Fundin, A. (2017). An assembly-oriented product design methodology to develop similar assembly operations in a mixed-product assembly line. In: Proceedings of the International Conference on Engineering Design, ICED: . Paper presented at 21st International Conference on Engineering Design, ICED 2017, 21 August 2017 through 25 August 2017 (pp. 131-140). Design Society (DS87-5)
Open this publication in new window or tab >>An assembly-oriented product design methodology to develop similar assembly operations in a mixed-product assembly line
2017 (English)In: Proceedings of the International Conference on Engineering Design, ICED, Design Society , 2017, no DS87-5, p. 131-140Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

With the growing demands for product variety, Mixed-Product Assembly Lines (MPALs) as an effective means of creating product variety are recently increasing in manufacturing companies. However, handling different products from distinct product families creates high complexity in performing assembly operations in an MPAL. The elevated complexity, calls for increased similarity between assembly operations in an MPAL which requires product design changes accordingly. Hence, the objective of this paper is to suggest an assembly-oriented product design methodology to increase similar assembly operations for various products cross-product families. The proposed methodology uses Interface Diagram, a product architecture modelling tool, for comparing assembly operations crossproduct families, suggesting an assembly-oriented design, and communicating it to designers. The methodology has been developed by conducting a case study in heavy vehicle manufacturing industry. The results highlight a visual approach towards establishing a common language between assembly and design teams to consider the requirements of an MAPL in product design.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Design Society, 2017
National Category
Design Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-36677 (URN)000455224400014 ()2-s2.0-85029796467 (Scopus ID)
Conference
21st International Conference on Engineering Design, ICED 2017, 21 August 2017 through 25 August 2017
Available from: 2017-10-06 Created: 2017-10-06 Last updated: 2019-03-29Bibliographically approved
Ahlskog, M., Bruch, J. & Jackson, M. (2017). Knowledge integration in manufacturing technology development. Journal of Manufacturing Technology Management, 28(8), 1035-1054
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Knowledge integration in manufacturing technology development
2017 (English)In: Journal of Manufacturing Technology Management, ISSN 1741-038X, E-ISSN 1758-7786, Vol. 28, no 8, p. 1035-1054Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Purpose - The purpose of this paper is to identify and analyze knowledge integration in manufacturing technology development projects required to build competitive advantages. Design/methodology/approach - A longitudinal case study has been conducted at a Swedish manufacturing company by following a manufacturing technology development project in real time during a two-year period. Findings - The results show that three different knowledge integration processes exist when developing unique manufacturing technology: processes for capturing, for joint learning, and for absorb learning. The findings of the current research suggest that the three knowledge integration processes are highly interrelated with each knowledge integration process affecting the other two. Research limitations/implications - The major limitation of the research is primarily associated with the single case, which limits generalizability outside the context that was studied. Practical implications - The findings are particularly relevant to manufacturing engineers working with the development of new manufacturing technologies. By using relevant knowledge integration processes and capabilities required to integrate the knowledge in manufacturing technology development projects, companies can improve design and organize the development of manufacturing technology. Originality/value - Previous research has merely noted that knowledge integration is required in the development of unique manufacturing technology, but without explaining how and in what way. This paper's contribution is the identification and analysis of three knowledge integration processes that contribute to the building of competitive advantages by developing unique manufacturing technology and new knowledge.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
EMERALD GROUP PUBLISHING LTD, 2017
Keywords
Manufacturing industry, Manufacturing technology, Knowledge processes, Organizational learning, Competitive advantage, Capabilities, Manufacturing competences, Knowledge development, Technology novelty, Knowledge integration process
National Category
Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-37230 (URN)10.1108/JMTM-03-2017-0051 (DOI)000413658900003 ()2-s2.0-85032306693 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2017-11-09 Created: 2017-11-09 Last updated: 2017-11-09Bibliographically approved
Asadi, N., Jackson, M. & Fundin, A. (2017). Linking product design to flexibility in an assembly system: A case study. Journal of Manufacturing Technology Management, 28(5), 610-630
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Linking product design to flexibility in an assembly system: A case study
2017 (English)In: Journal of Manufacturing Technology Management, ISSN 1741-038X, E-ISSN 1758-7786, Vol. 28, no 5, p. 610-630Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Purpose - The recent shift towards accommodating flexibility in manufacturing companies and the complexity resulting from product variety highlight the significance of flexible assembly systems and designing products for them. The purpose of this paper is to provide insight into the requirements of a flexible assembly system for product design from the assembly system's standpoint. Design/methodology/approach - To fulfil the purpose of the paper, a literature review and a case study were performed. The case study was conducted with an interactive research approach in a global market leader company within the heavy vehicle manufacturing industry. Findings - The findings indicate that common assembly sequence, similar assembly interfaces, and common parts are the main requirements of a flexible assembly system for product design which reduce complexity and facilitate various flexibility dimensions. Accordingly, a model is proposed to broaden the understanding of these requirements from the assembly system's standpoint. Research limitations/implications - This study contributes to the overlapping research area of flexible assembly systems and product design. Practical implications - The proposed model is largely based on practical data and clarifies the role of product design in facilitating flexibility in an assembly system. It can be used by assembly managers, assembly engineers, and product designers. Originality/value - The key originality of this paper compared to the previous studies lies in presenting a novel assembly-oriented design model. The model enhances understanding of a flexible assembly system's requirements for product design with regard to reducing complexity and managing variation in a flexible assembly system. These requirements can be applied to product design across various product families within a company's product portfolio.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Emerald Group Publishing Ltd., 2017
National Category
Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-36201 (URN)10.1108/JMTM-10-2016-0144 (DOI)000406799400003 ()2-s2.0-85026320035 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2017-08-10 Created: 2017-08-10 Last updated: 2017-11-01Bibliographically approved
Stålberg, L., Jackson, M. & Fundin, A. (2017). Strategy formulation - bridging the gap between exploration and exploitation. In: : . Paper presented at 24th EurOMA Conference, Edinburgh 1st - 6th July.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Strategy formulation - bridging the gap between exploration and exploitation
2017 (English)Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Operational excellence programmes develop good exploitation capabilities within operations, but for realising radical and innovative changes, exploration capabilities are also needed. Making the capabilities coexist is challenging since they tend to counteract one another. Based on a case study, this paper explores challenges related to exploitation and exploration, it investigates whether and how a strategy formulation process can be used to manage these challenges and analyse the consequences for the operational excellence programme. Challenges were identified, and it was found that a strategy formulation process can be used as a means to bridge the gap between exploitation and exploration. 

National Category
Engineering and Technology Other Engineering and Technologies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-39071 (URN)
Conference
24th EurOMA Conference, Edinburgh 1st - 6th July
Available from: 2018-04-26 Created: 2018-04-26 Last updated: 2018-05-31Bibliographically approved
Sannö, A., Ahlskog, M., Jackson, M. & Fundin, A. (2016). A co-creating research approach when exploring episodic change for sustainable operations. In: : . Paper presented at 5th P&OM WORLD CONFERENCE, September 6-10, 2016, Havana, Cuba.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>A co-creating research approach when exploring episodic change for sustainable operations
2016 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Industry is a key player in the transition to a sustainable society and academia can support this transition by conducting relevant research and transferring knowledge to practice. This paper complements operations management methods by presenting a co-creative approach on two levels; a model on a conceptual level and the operationalisation of this model when supporting a sustainable operations change project. By building on trust and relationships, finding common problems and make funding and resources available, the paper presents how gaps of knowledge can be overcome in the collaborative research work between academia and practice.

Keywords
Operations management, Case study methodology, Co-creation
National Category
Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-36990 (URN)
Conference
5th P&OM WORLD CONFERENCE, September 6-10, 2016, Havana, Cuba
Projects
INNOFACTURE - innovative manufacturing development
Available from: 2017-11-27 Created: 2017-11-27 Last updated: 2018-01-13Bibliographically approved
Asadi, N., Jackson, M. & Fundin, A. (2016). Drivers of complexity in a flexible assembly system- A case study. In: : . Paper presented at CIRP CMS 2015 - 48th CIRP Conference on MANUFACTURING SYSTEMS, 24-26 June 2015, Ischia (Naples), Italy (pp. 189-194). , 41
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Drivers of complexity in a flexible assembly system- A case study
2016 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Various ever-changing market demands have propelled manufacturing companies to offer product variety in an efficient and timely manner. Assembly as a key stage of manufacturing process is used to realise product variety through establishing mixed-product assembly systems. Although establishing a flexible mixed-product assembly system which both offers product variety and absorbs market demands fluctuation is pivotal for maintaining competitive edge in certain industries such as vehicle manufacturing, it is also considered an elaborate task which calls for further investigation. In this paper, complexity in a flexible mixed-product assembly line is investigated and the key drivers of complexity are identified. To fulfil the research objective, a case study during the pilot implementation of a flexible mixed-product assembly concept in a heavy vehicle manufacturing company has been conducted. The results indicate the key factors concerning assembly process, product design, and information and communication technology (ICT) which contribute to complexity in the flexible assembly system. The paper concludes with an outlook for possible future research.

National Category
Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-27851 (URN)10.1016/j.procir.2015.12.082 (DOI)000379247600032 ()2-s2.0-84968902339 (Scopus ID)
Conference
CIRP CMS 2015 - 48th CIRP Conference on MANUFACTURING SYSTEMS, 24-26 June 2015, Ischia (Naples), Italy
Available from: 2015-04-17 Created: 2015-04-17 Last updated: 2019-06-25Bibliographically approved
Ahlskog, M., Bruch, J. & Jackson, M. (2016). Managing early manufacturing technology development – phases and key activities. In: 23rd EurOMA conference EUROMA 2016: . Paper presented at 23rd EurOMA conference EUROMA 2016, 17-22 Jun 2016, Trondheim, Norway.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Managing early manufacturing technology development – phases and key activities
2016 (English)In: 23rd EurOMA conference EUROMA 2016, 2016Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

In order to compete within the manufacturing industry, there is a need to acquire and develop new manufacturing technologies to differentiate the company from others. This paper builds on extant operations management and innovation management literature with the focus on how to managing early manufacturing technology development. A multiple case study has been conducted at a Swedish manufacturing company in the automotive industry and our paper proposes a conceptual process for early manufacturing technology development and the key activities therein. The findings are relevant for managers working with long-term development and the paper concludes by discussing implications and research limitations.

Keywords
Front-end, Pre-development, Manufacturing industries
National Category
Other Engineering and Technologies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-32893 (URN)
External cooperation:
Conference
23rd EurOMA conference EUROMA 2016, 17-22 Jun 2016, Trondheim, Norway
Projects
INNOFACTURE - innovative manufacturing development
Available from: 2016-08-26 Created: 2016-08-24 Last updated: 2016-08-26Bibliographically approved
Schedin, J., Jackson, M. & Deleryd, M. (2016). Newness analysis - an approach to quality assurance in production system development. In: 23rd EurOMA conference EUROMA 2016: . Paper presented at 23rd EurOMA conference EUROMA 2016, 17 Jun 2016, Trondheim, Norway.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Newness analysis - an approach to quality assurance in production system development
2016 (English)In: 23rd EurOMA conference EUROMA 2016, 2016Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
National Category
Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-37094 (URN)
Conference
23rd EurOMA conference EUROMA 2016, 17 Jun 2016, Trondheim, Norway
Projects
XPRES - Excellence in Production ResearchINNOFACTURE - innovative manufacturing development
Available from: 2017-10-26 Created: 2017-10-26 Last updated: 2017-10-26Bibliographically approved
Organisations
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