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Flankegård, F., Johansson, G. & Granlund, A. (2019). Challenges with Supplier Involvement in Product Development: A Supplier’s Perspective. Paper presented at The 22nd International Conferenceon Engineering Design, 5 – 8 August 2019Delft, The Netherlands. Proceedings of the International Conference on Engineering Design, 1(1), 2179-2188
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Challenges with Supplier Involvement in Product Development: A Supplier’s Perspective
2019 (English)In: Proceedings of the International Conference on Engineering Design, ISSN 2220-4334, E-ISSN 2220-4342, Vol. 1, no 1, p. 2179-2188Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Studies of supplier involvement in product development have revealed potential benefits including faster time to market, reduced cost and increased quality. However, existing literature has mainly focused on the customer's perspective on advantages, disadvantages and factors to be considered when involving suppliers in product development. This paper addresses the supplier's perspective by answering following research question: How do challenges that originate from involvement in customer's product development affect a supplier? The question is answered through a single case study at a supplier that develops and manufacture products primary used in capital goods. Thirteen challenges are identified, classified as being internal or external, and categorised into five areas: (A) Customer requirements, (B) Information exchange between customer and supplier, (C) Product variety management, (D) Design- manufacturing integration and (E) Processes and work instructions. The findings suggest that internal challenges need as much attention as external ones that originate from the customer. Also, an indication of when the challenges affect the supplier during product development is presented.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Cambridge University Press, 2019
Keywords
Supplier integration, Case study, New product development, Integrated product development
National Category
Other Mechanical Engineering
Research subject
Innovation and Design
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-45078 (URN)10.1017/dsi.2019.224 (DOI)
Conference
The 22nd International Conferenceon Engineering Design, 5 – 8 August 2019Delft, The Netherlands
Available from: 2019-08-26 Created: 2019-08-26 Last updated: 2019-09-05Bibliographically approved
Johansson, P., Bruch, J., Badasjane, V., Granlund, A. & Rösiö, C. (2019). Exploring the integration process of new practices for knowledge sharing. In: 26 th EurOMA Conference EurOMA: . Paper presented at 26 th EurOMA Conference EurOMA, 17 Jun 2019, Helsinki, Finland.
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2019 (English)In: 26 th EurOMA Conference EurOMA, 2019Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The aim of this paper is to provide new perspectives on the implementation of new operations management practices by applying three different but interrelated frameworks: Human Interaction Dynamics, Normalization Process Theory, and Professional competence as ways of being. The empirical material in this paper is based on a case study within a global manufacturing company, and more specific the development and implementation of a new OM practice for knowledge sharing at one of the sites in Sweden. A mixed-method approach is used, and the empirical material is collected through analysis of a database, two group interviews, and a survey.

National Category
Engineering and Technology Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-43934 (URN)
Conference
26 th EurOMA Conference EurOMA, 17 Jun 2019, Helsinki, Finland
Projects
COPE: Core Plant Excellence
Available from: 2019-06-19 Created: 2019-06-19 Last updated: 2019-06-25Bibliographically approved
Afshar, S. Z., Koroorian, F., Ashjaei, S. M. & Granlund, A. (2019). Investigating Alternatives for System Architectures to Enhance Discrete Manufacturing. International Journal of Distributed Sensor Networks, 15(8), Article ID 1550147719868668.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Investigating Alternatives for System Architectures to Enhance Discrete Manufacturing
2019 (English)In: International Journal of Distributed Sensor Networks, ISSN 1550-1329, E-ISSN 1550-1477, Vol. 15, no 8, article id 1550147719868668Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article investigates the possibility of advancing discrete manufacturing using system architectures that are developed for Collaborative Process Automation Systems. Collaborative Process Automation System is a technology that has the potential to achieve production excellence for process industry. However, not much attention has been paid on using the architectures based on Collaborative Process Automation Systems for discrete manufacturing domains. In this article, we propose a base architecture consisting of three layers, and we discuss various alternatives to make the communications among the layers. We consider legacy components in the proposal, in contrast to most of the related works. In order to show the practicality of the proposed alternatives, we present an example that has been implemented in an ongoing project at ABB Robotics in Sweden.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Sweden: , 2019
National Category
Engineering and Technology Computer Systems
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-45055 (URN)10.1177/1550147719868668 (DOI)000480567000001 ()2-s2.0-85071733197 (Scopus ID)
Projects
XPRES - Excellence in Production ResearchPADME - Process Automation for Discrete Manufacturing Excellence
Available from: 2019-08-22 Created: 2019-08-22 Last updated: 2019-10-11Bibliographically approved
Granlund, A., Rosio, C., Bruch, J. & Johansson, P. (2019). Lead factory operationalisation and challenges. Production planning & control (Print), 30(2-3), 96-111
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Lead factory operationalisation and challenges
2019 (English)In: Production planning & control (Print), ISSN 0953-7287, E-ISSN 1366-5871, Vol. 30, no 2-3, p. 96-111Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This paper deepens the understanding of the lead factory concept by examining how the lead factory role is operationalised and what challenges are associated with it. The research is based on an explorative case study of eight Swedish lead factories in the manufacturing industry. The empirical findings suggest that the understanding of the lead factory concept should be extended as it is not restricted to one type of set-up. The findings show a spectrum ranging from an entire manufacturing plant, parts of a plant, to a virtual plant considered to be the lead factory. The research also shows a broad range of challenges experienced by lead factories. Several of these are related to and originate from unclear role, responsibility and mandate of the lead factory. The lack of dedicated resources for lead factory activities, specifically long-term development and difficulties in measuring the benefits of the role, were other challenges faced.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD, 2019
Keywords
Lead factory, plant roles, site characteristics, manufacturing networks, global operations management
National Category
Social Sciences Interdisciplinary Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-43296 (URN)10.1080/09537287.2018.1534292 (DOI)000465008000002 ()2-s2.0-85064548687 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2019-05-02 Created: 2019-05-02 Last updated: 2019-06-25Bibliographically 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
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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)
Available from: 2018-05-08 Created: 2018-05-08 Last updated: 2019-08-15Bibliographically approved
Wiktorsson, M., Granlund, A., Lundin, M. & Södergren, B. (2017). Automation and flexibility: An apparent or real dilemma?. In: International Series in Operations Research and Management Science, vol. 255: (pp. 35-48). Springer New York LLC
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Automation and flexibility: An apparent or real dilemma?
2017 (English)In: International Series in Operations Research and Management Science, vol. 255, Springer New York LLC , 2017, p. 35-48Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

There are trade-offs between cost and capabilities throughout specification, implementation and operation of automated solutions in manufacturing companies. This chapter describes four identified dilemmas or contradictions while balancing flexibility to automation, based on an empirical study with interviews and workshop in five internationally competitive manufacturing companies. The study generated insights on experienced challenges while implementing automated solutions in manufacturing, and these apparent conflicts between automated solutions and maintaining a high operational flexibility need to be managed as manufacturing automation will continue to increase on all levels. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Springer New York LLC, 2017
National Category
Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-36204 (URN)10.1007/978-3-319-55985-8_3 (DOI)2-s2.0-85024495982 (Scopus ID)978-3-319-55984-1 (ISBN)
Projects
XPRES - Excellence in Production ResearchFlaggskeppsfabriken
Available from: 2017-08-10 Created: 2017-08-10 Last updated: 2018-03-02Bibliographically approved
Wiktorsson, M., Granlund, A., Lundin, M. & Södergren, B. (2016). Automation and Flexibility: Exploring Contradictions in Manufacturing Operations. 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 >>Automation and Flexibility: Exploring Contradictions in Manufacturing Operations
2016 (English)In: 23rd EurOMA conference EUROMA 2016, 2016Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
National Category
Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-32864 (URN)
Conference
23rd EurOMA conference EUROMA 2016, 17-22 Jun 2016, Trondheim, Norway
Projects
XPRESFlaggskeppsfabriken
Available from: 2016-09-23 Created: 2016-08-24 Last updated: 2017-10-17Bibliographically approved
Bruch, J., Granlund, A., Johansson, P. & Rösiö, C. (2016). Core plant capabilities for competitive production development - a literature review. In: 23rd EurOMA conference EUROMA 2016: . Paper presented at 23rd EurOMA conference EUROMA 2016, 17-20 Jun 2016, Trondheim, Norway.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Core plant capabilities for competitive production development - a literature review
2016 (English)In: 23rd EurOMA conference EUROMA 2016, 2016Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Although plant role issues have been discussed in a number of studies, there is limited insights in literature on the capabilities that are required for the core plant to be excellent. Drawing on a capability based perspective, the purpose of this paper is to deepen the understanding of core plant capabilities for competitive production development by analysing the multidisciplinary literature on the core plant concept. We synthesis our findings into a conceptual model that distinguishing capabilities required to be (come) and act as an excellent core plant and thus widen the core plant concept and offer several contributions.

Keywords
Global Production Network, Plant Roles, International manufacturing
National Category
Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-32880 (URN)
Conference
23rd EurOMA conference EUROMA 2016, 17-20 Jun 2016, Trondheim, Norway
Projects
Core Plant Excellence
Available from: 2016-08-30 Created: 2016-08-24 Last updated: 2018-02-22Bibliographically approved
Bruch, J., Rösiö, C., Kurdve, M., Bengtsson, M., Granlund, A., Dahlquist, E. & Swanström, L. (2016). Development of Robust Production Equipment: A guide to strong collaboration between users and suppliers.
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2016 (English)Report (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

The result of today’s global and increasingly tough competition is narrow market windows and a demand for quick volume increases in production. This in turn means increased demands for a rapid and effective development of production equipment that ensures high performance right at the start of production. Robust production equipment with a high level of production efficiency and reduced costs for operation and maintenance therefore make up one of the most important factors for strong competitiveness and high profitability for Swedish industrial enterprises. Strong collaboration between users and suppliers is the key to success in this type of investment project. This handbook therefore presents a model that can be used by manufacturing companies who want to develop robust production equipment. The model and the other recommendations of the handbook focus on projects that are to be carried out in strong collaboration and are targeted at both users and suppliers. The model has been deve-loped through “EQUIP – User-supplier integration in production equipment design”, which has received funding from the Knowledge Foundation 2013–2016. The model consists of seven development phases based on the production equipment life cycle: Phase 1 – Preliminary study Phase 2 – Concept study Phase 3 – Procurement Phase 4 – Detailed design Phase 5 – Construction Phase 6 – Installation and commissioning Phase 7 – Production In each phase, critical activity steps and recommendations are presented for how to distribute responsibility within and between the parties involved. The model adopts a life cycle perspective for development projects in order to facilitate collaboration and to more clearly visualise the link between activities and their impact on the project success. Within the scope of an investment project, there is a great potential for developing sustainable production solutions. For this reason, this handbook also presents seven guidelines that may provide you with support in developing production equipment that remains secure, lean and sustainable throughout the equipment life cycle. The main purpose of the handbook is to facilitate collaboration through the whole investment project in a way that benefits both parties and which contributes to lasting relationships. The results of the research project show that there is a great interest in improved collaboration from both users and suppliers. For this reason, support, tools and preparedness from both parties are required to venture into investing time and resources in collaboration from the beginning, in the early phases of a new development project. This is then the potential to lay the foundation for long-term collaboration and for designing the best possible production equipment in the shortest time possible.

National Category
Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-33829 (URN)978-91-7485-301-8 (ISBN)
Projects
XPRESEQUIP: User-Supplier integration in production equipment design
Available from: 2016-11-21 Created: 2016-11-21 Last updated: 2018-01-09Bibliographically approved
Granlund, A., Magnus, W., Friedler, N. & Grahn, S. (2016). Lean Automationsutveckling - Handbok.
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2016 (English)Report (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Trender mot mer automatiserad produktion och allt snabbare förändringstakt av produktionssystem ställer krav på snabba, effektiva och verksamhetsanpassade utvecklingsprocesser av automationslösningar. Denna handbok beskriver centrala delar i en automationsstrategi, som stöd för utveckling av automationslösningar till produktionssystem. Den är relevant för alla typer av tillverkande verksamheter och leverantörer som vill effektivisera anskaffandet och införandet av ny automationsteknik. Handboken beskriver en automationsstrategi uppdelad i fyra huvudområden: Del 1 – Ekonomi Del 2 – Organisation Del 3 – Process Del 4 – Teknik Stort fokus ligger på att engagera olika kompetenser och aktörer, liksom att betrakta automationsstrategin som en del av en helhet tillsammans med övriga delar i och utanför verksamheten. Automationsstrategin lyfter vilka faktorer inom de olika huvudområdena som påverkar vid utveckling av automationslösningar. Den gör det möjligt att analysera vilken affärsmodell som passar verksamhetens förutsättningar bäst och vilka organisatoriska strukturer som är viktiga för verksamhetens automationskompetens. Den innehåller också en stegmall för effektiv anskaffning av automationsutrustning och tre viktiga kategorier av teknik som kan stötta utvecklingsprocessen. Handboken har tagits fram i projektet lean automationsutveckling, eller LEAD, som har finansierats av Vinnovas program FFI Hållbar produktion under 2013-2015. Grundidén var att underlätta både planering, utveckling och anskaffning av automationslösningar genom att förse de utvecklingsprocesser som idag är etablerade med verktyg från lean produktutveckling. På så vis säkerställs att verksamheter kan dra nytta av ny automationsteknik med så effektivt utnyttjande av resurser, hög hållbarhet och hög lönsamhet som möjligt.

National Category
Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-35490 (URN)978-91-7485-293-6 (ISBN)
Projects
XPRESLEAD - Lean Automation Development
Available from: 2017-06-01 Created: 2017-06-01 Last updated: 2017-06-01Bibliographically approved
Organisations
Identifiers
ORCID iD: ORCID iD iconorcid.org/0000-0002-6062-2173

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