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Ore, F., Ruiz Castro, P., Hanson, L., Wiktorsson, M. & Gustafsson, S. (2023). Verification of manikin motions in human-industrial robot collaborative simulations. International Journal of the Digital Human, 2(3)
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2023 (English)In: International Journal of the Digital Human, ISSN 2046-3383, Vol. 2, no 3Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Keywords
Human-robot collaboration; HRC; simulation; verification; validation; digital human modelling; DHM; industrial robot; motion capture; workstation
National Category
Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
Research subject
Innovation and Design
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-46568 (URN)
Projects
INNOFACTURE - innovative manufacturing development
Available from: 2019-12-18 Created: 2019-12-18 Last updated: 2023-11-22Bibliographically approved
Ore, F., Jiménez Sánchez, J. L., Wiktorsson, M. & Hanson, L. (2020). Design Method of Human–Industrial Robot Collaborative Workstation with industrial Application. International journal of computer integrated manufacturing (Print), 33(9), 911-924
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Design Method of Human–Industrial Robot Collaborative Workstation with industrial Application
2020 (English)In: International journal of computer integrated manufacturing (Print), ISSN 0951-192X, E-ISSN 1362-3052, Vol. 33, no 9, p. 911-924Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

How to design Human-Industrial Robot Collaborative (HIRC) workstations is one of the key challenges in the realisation of safe and efficient HIRC systems in industry. The aim of this paper is to present a simple method to be used in early phases of HIRC workstation design. The design method requires a simulation tool and is based on systematic design methodologies and its reference work, Pahl and Beitz ' s engineering design framework. The proposed HIRC design method consists of four phases: planning and clarifying the work task, conceptual design, embodiment design and detail design, where iteration loops back to previous phases are vital. This design method is applied in an industrial HIRC design case on assembly of a flywheel cover on a heavy vehicle engine block. In this application example, a previously developed HIRC simulation software is used to generate quantitative values on identified evaluation criteria, in this case operation time and biomechanical load. This proposed HIRC design method in combination with any type of simulation tool enables the systematic design of HIRC workstations early in the production development process.

Keywords
Human–robot collaboration; workstation design; engineering design; human–robot interaction
National Category
Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
Research subject
Innovation and Design
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-46570 (URN)10.1080/0951192X.2020.1815844 (DOI)000571966500001 ()2-s2.0-85091278101 (Scopus ID)
Projects
INNOFACTURE - innovative manufacturing development
Available from: 2019-12-18 Created: 2019-12-18 Last updated: 2020-11-05Bibliographically approved
Flores-García, E., Bruch, J., Wiktorsson, M. & Jackson, M. (2020). What guides information consensus? Approaching the reduction of equivocality in process innovations. International Journal of Manufacturing Research IJMR, 15(1), 73-89
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2020 (English)In: International Journal of Manufacturing Research IJMR, ISSN 1750-0591, Vol. 15, no 1, p. 73-89Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This study investigates the achievement of information consensus and the reduction of equivocality in process innovations. Drawing on the operations management literature, a new framework to guide information consensus in the reduction of equivocality in process innovations is proposed. The analysis is based on a real-time case study in the heavy vehicle industry. The results show that information consensus is not achieved by a single event, but active work towards this goal is necessary, and a clear set of pre-requisites is needed for achieving information consensus. The concepts of strategic objective, decision areas, and external and internal fit are identified as pre-requisites for achieving information consensus about the purpose, characteristics, and functionalities of process innovations.

Keywords
production, process innovation, case study, equivocality, strategic objective, decision area, external fit, internal fit, uncertainty
National Category
Engineering and Technology Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-43935 (URN)10.1504/IJMR.2020.105488 (DOI)000849828700004 ()2-s2.0-85081399153 (Scopus ID)
Projects
INNOFACTURE - innovative manufacturing development
Available from: 2019-06-11 Created: 2019-06-11 Last updated: 2022-11-18Bibliographically approved
Flores-García, E., Bruch, J., Wiktorsson, M. & Jackson, M. (2019). Challenges of Discrete Event Simulation in the Early Stages of Production System Design. International journal of industrial engineering, 26(5), 819-834
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Challenges of Discrete Event Simulation in the Early Stages of Production System Design
2019 (English)In: International journal of industrial engineering, ISSN 1072-4761, E-ISSN 1943-670X, Vol. 26, no 5, p. 819-834Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This study analyzes the challenges of applying discrete event simulation in the early stages of production system design. Highlighting the implications of new production processes and technologies leading to improved competitiveness, this study provides novel contributions to the understanding of discrete event simulation based on three case studies of the transformation of legacy production systems in the heavy vehicle industry. The findings of this study show that equivocal or ambiguous understanding about new production processes or technologies, and uncertainty about necessary data input and the interrelation of subsystems in production, are critical in addressing discrete event simulation-related challenges. These findings highlight the need for an established process to manage assumptions and simplifications during the design, development, and deployment of discrete event simulation models as a countermeasure against uncertainties, improving manufacturing system design and practice.

Keywords
production system design; discrete event simulation; case study; innovation; uncertainty; equivocality
National Category
Human Computer Interaction
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-45526 (URN)000498192800010 ()
Projects
INNOFACTURE - innovative manufacturing development
Available from: 2019-10-11 Created: 2019-10-11 Last updated: 2021-02-25Bibliographically approved
Flores-García, E., Bruch, J., Wiktorsson, M. & Jackson, M. (2019). Decision Making Approaches in Process Innovations: An Explorative Case Study. Journal of Manufacturing Technology Management JMTM, 32(9), 1-25
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Decision Making Approaches in Process Innovations: An Explorative Case Study
2019 (English)In: Journal of Manufacturing Technology Management JMTM, ISSN 1741-038X, Vol. 32, no 9, p. 1-25Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Purpose: The purpose of this study is to explore the selection of decision-making approaches at manufacturing companies when implementing process innovations.Design/methodology/approach: This study reviews the current understanding of decision structuredness for determining a decision-making approach, and conducts a case study based on an interactive research approach at a global manufacturer. Findings: The findings show the correspondence of intuitive, normative, and combined intuitive and normative decision-making approaches in relation to varying degrees of equivocality and analyzability. Accordingly, the conditions for determining a decision-making choice when implementing process innovations are revealed. Research limitations/implications: This study contributes to increased understanding of the combined use of intuitive and normative decision-making in production system design. Practical implications: Empirical data are drawn from two projects in the heavy-vehicle industry. The study describes decisions, from start to finish, and the corresponding decision-making approaches when implementing process innovations. These findings are of value to staff responsible for the design of production systems. Originality/value: Unlike prior conceptual studies, this study considers normative, intuitive, and combined intuitive and normative decision-making. In addition, this study extends the current understanding of decision structuredness, and discloses the correspondence of decision-making approaches to varying degrees of equivocality and analyzability.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Sweden: , 2019
Keywords
intuitive, normative, decision-making, process innovation, equivocality, analyzability, casestudy, production system design
National Category
Engineering and Technology Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-45496 (URN)10.1108/JMTM-03-2019-0087 (DOI)000506697800001 ()2-s2.0-85077979443 (Scopus ID)
Projects
XPRES - Excellence in Production ResearchINNOFACTURE - innovative manufacturing development
Available from: 2019-10-09 Created: 2019-10-09 Last updated: 2023-12-04Bibliographically approved
Ore, F., Reddy Vemula, B., Hanson, L., Wiktorsson, M. & Fagerström, B. (2019). Simulation methodology for performance and safety evaluation of human-industrial robot collaboration workstation design. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF INTELLIGENT ROBOTICS AND APPLICATIONS, 3(3), 269-282
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2019 (English)In: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF INTELLIGENT ROBOTICS AND APPLICATIONS, ISSN 2366-5971, Vol. 3, no 3, p. 269-282Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

There is a strong interest in the scope of human-industrial robot collaboration (HIRC) in manufacturing industry for greater flexibility and productivity. However, HIRC in manufacturing is still in its infancy; industrial practitioners have many apprehensions and uncertainties concerning the system's performance and human operators' safety. Therefore, there is a need for investigations into design processes and methods to make sure the designed HIRC workstations successfully meet design guidelines on system performance, human safety and ergonomics for practical industrial applications. This research proposes a HIRC workstation design process. The novelty of this design process is the methodology to evaluate the HIRC workstation design alternatives by considering both performance and safety characteristics through computer-based simulations. As a proof of concept, the proposed HIRC design process is applied on an industrial manufacturing case from a heavy-vehicle manufacturing company.

Keywords
Human industrial robot collaboration, Safety, Ergonomics, Collision model, Performance evaluation, Risk assessment
National Category
Mechanical Engineering
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-45373 (URN)10.1007/s41315-019-00097-0 (DOI)000486179900003 ()2-s2.0-85075361362 (Scopus ID)
Projects
INNOFACTURE - innovative manufacturing development
Available from: 2019-10-03 Created: 2019-10-03 Last updated: 2020-11-02Bibliographically approved
Shahbazi, S., Wiktorsson, M. & Kurdve, M. (2019). Using the Green Performance Map: Towards material efficiency measurement. In: Luitzen De Boer and Poul Houman Andersen (Ed.), Sustainable Operations Management: (pp. 247-269). UK: Palgrave Macmillan
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2019 (English)In: Sustainable Operations Management / [ed] Luitzen De Boer and Poul Houman Andersen, UK: Palgrave Macmillan, 2019, p. 247-269Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
UK: Palgrave Macmillan, 2019
National Category
Environmental Management
Research subject
Energy- and Environmental Engineering
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-38517 (URN)10.1007/978-3-319-93212-5_13 (DOI)2-s2.0-85063476072 (Scopus ID)978-3-319-93212-5 (ISBN)
Available from: 2018-02-02 Created: 2018-02-02 Last updated: 2022-11-09Bibliographically approved
Landström, A., Almström, P., Winroth, M., Andersson, C., Öberg, A., Kurdve, M., . . . Zackrisson, M. (2018). A life cycle approach to business performance measurement systems. In: Procedia Manufacturing: . Paper presented at 8th Swedish Production Symposium, SPS 2018, 16 May 2018 through 18 May 2018 (pp. 126-133). Elsevier B.V.
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2018 (English)In: Procedia Manufacturing, Elsevier B.V. , 2018, p. 126-133Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Virtually every company has implemented a Business Performance Measurement System (BPMS) with the purpose of monitoring production and business performance and to execute the corporate strategy at all levels in a company. The purpose of this article is to shed light on common pitfalls related to the practical use of BPMS and further to present a life cycle model with the purpose of introducing structured approach to avoiding the pitfalls. The article contributes to further development of the BPMS life cycle concept and practical examples of how it can be used.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier B.V., 2018
Keywords
Business performance measurement systems, KPI-life cycle, Performance indicators
National Category
Mechanical Engineering
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-43505 (URN)10.1016/j.promfg.2018.06.066 (DOI)000547903500017 ()2-s2.0-85065674702 (Scopus ID)
Conference
8th Swedish Production Symposium, SPS 2018, 16 May 2018 through 18 May 2018
Available from: 2019-05-28 Created: 2019-05-28 Last updated: 2020-11-02Bibliographically approved
Norouzilame, F. & Wiktorsson, M. (2018). Coordination practices within international manufacturing networks: A comparative study of three industrial practices. American Journal of Industrial and Business Management, 8(6), 1603-1623
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2018 (English)In: American Journal of Industrial and Business Management, ISSN 2164-5167, E-ISSN 2164-5175, Vol. 8, no 6, p. 1603-1623Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The globalisation of manufacturing activities has led to the emergence of internationally dispersed manufacturing plants. Coordination of such networks is a complex task and entails several management challenges. The purpose of this paper is to increase the understanding regarding the coordination issues and how they could be managed in IMN environment. Using a multiple case study approach, data from three multi–plant manufacturing businesses were collected and analysed. The results include discussions on coordination aspects such as autonomy and mechanisms to conduct coordination. Furthermore, a model for assigning autonomy level to the plant in an IMN is suggested as well as mechanisms to conduct the coordination work.

Keywords
international manufacturing network, coordination, case study
National Category
Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-40873 (URN)10.4236/ajibm.2018.86098 (DOI)2164-5175 (ISBN)
Projects
INNOFACTURE - innovative manufacturing development
Available from: 2018-09-11 Created: 2018-09-11 Last updated: 2020-11-02Bibliographically approved
Nafisi, M., Wiktorsson, M., Rösiö, C. & Granlund, A. (2018). Manufacturing Engineering Requirements in the Early Stages of New Product Development: A Case Study in Two Assembly Plants. In: Advanced Applications in Manufacturing Engineering: . Elsevier
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Manufacturing Engineering Requirements in the Early Stages of New Product Development: A Case Study in Two Assembly Plants
2018 (English)In: Advanced Applications in Manufacturing Engineering, Elsevier, 2018Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier, 2018
National Category
Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-39089 (URN)10.1016/B978-0-08-102414-0.00005-7 (DOI)2-s2.0-85076106864 (Scopus ID)
Projects
INNOFACTURE - innovative manufacturing development
Available from: 2018-05-08 Created: 2018-05-08 Last updated: 2020-11-19Bibliographically approved
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