mdh.sePublications
Change search
Link to record
Permanent link

Direct link
BETA
Publications (10 of 52) Show all publications
Rosio, C. & Bruch, J. (2018). Exploring the design process of reconfigurable industrial production systems Activities, challenges, and tactics. Journal of Manufacturing Technology Management, 29(1), 85-103
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Exploring the design process of reconfigurable industrial production systems Activities, challenges, and tactics
2018 (English)In: Journal of Manufacturing Technology Management, ISSN 1741-038X, E-ISSN 1758-7786, Vol. 29, no 1, p. 85-103Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Purpose - The purpose of this paper is to explore activities, challenges, and suggest tactics for the design of industrial reconfigurable production systems that can easily adapt to changing market opportunities. Design/methodology/approach - The paper synthesizes the empirical findings of seven case studies including 47 in-depth interviews at four manufacturing companies. Findings - A conceptual production system design process and including activities that enables a long-term perspective considering reconfigurability is proposed. Additionally, critical challenges indicating that reconfigurable production system design is not a trivial issue but one that requires separate control and coordination are identified and tactics to overcome the challenges described. Research limitations/implications - The authors propose a process for designing reconfigurable production systems that are better suited to adjust to future needs. The knowledge of reconfigurability from the reconfigurable manufacturing system literature is applied in the general production system literature field. This study contributes to a clearer picture of managerial challenges that need to be dealt with when designing a reconfigurable production system. Practical implications - By clarifying key activities facilitating a long-term perspective in the design process and highlighting challenges and tactics for improvement, the findings are particularly relevant to production engineers and plant managers interested in increasing the ability to adapt to future changes through reconfigurability and improve the efficiency of their production system design process. Originality/value - Although reconfigurable production systems are critical for the success of manufacturing companies, the process of designing such systems is not clear. This paper stretches this by giving a comprehensive picture of the production system design process and the activities that need to be considered to meet these challenges.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
EMERALD GROUP PUBLISHING LTD, 2018
National Category
Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-38011 (URN)10.1108/JMTM-06-2016-0090 (DOI)000418928000004 ()2-s2.0-85037168340 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2018-01-11 Created: 2018-01-11 Last updated: 2018-11-28Bibliographically approved
Flores-García, E., Wiktorsson, M., Bruch, J. & Jackson, M. (2018). Revisiting challenges in using Discrete Event Simulation in early stages of Production System Design. In: International conference of advances in production management systems APMS: . Paper presented at International conference of advances in production management systems APMS, 27 Aug 2018, Seoul, South Korea (pp. 534-540). Springer, 535
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Revisiting challenges in using Discrete Event Simulation in early stages of Production System Design
2018 (English)In: International conference of advances in production management systems APMS, Springer, 2018, Vol. 535, p. 534-540Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This paper presents challenges of using discrete event simulation when supporting decision in early stages of production system design, when significant changes are introduced. It was based on three real-time case studies performed at one manufacturing company during 2014-2016. Challenges in the cases were mapped to previous literature, pointing out discrepancies and highlighting three additional challenges, specifically related to issues in the early stages of the pro-duction system design process. The significant change introduced to the assembly system, and the early phases of evaluation put significant challenges to the use of discrete event simulation and the study points out further efforts needed to support manufacturing companies under change, with an established industrial structure and legacy systems to consider.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Springer, 2018
Keywords
production system design, discrete event simulation, case study.
National Category
Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-40903 (URN)10.1007/978-3-319-99704-9_65 (DOI)2-s2.0-85053277124 (Scopus ID)978-3-319-99703-2 (ISBN)978-3-319-99704-9 (ISBN)
Conference
International conference of advances in production management systems APMS, 27 Aug 2018, Seoul, South Korea
Available from: 2018-09-12 Created: 2018-09-12 Last updated: 2018-09-27Bibliographically approved
Flores García, E., Ruiz Zúñiga, E., Bruch, J., Urenda Moris, M. & Syberfeldtb, A. (2018). Simulation-based Optimization for Facility Layout Design in Conditions of High Uncertainty. Paper presented at 51st CIRP Conference on Manufacturing Systems, CIRP CMS 2018; Stockholm Waterfront Congress CentreStockholm; Sweden; 16 May 2018 through 18 May 2018; Code 137494. Procedia CIRP, 72
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Simulation-based Optimization for Facility Layout Design in Conditions of High Uncertainty
Show others...
2018 (English)In: Procedia CIRP, ISSN 2212-8271, E-ISSN 2212-8271, Vol. 72, p. -339Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Despite the increased use of Simulation based Optimization, the design of facility layout is challenged by high levels of uncertainty associated with new production processes. Addressing this issue, this paper aims to understand the conceptual modeling activities of Simulation-based Optimization for facility layout design in conditions of high uncertainty. Based on three in-depth case studies, the results of this paper show how characterization criteria of production systems can be used in conceptual modelling to reduce uncertainty. These results may be essential to support managers and stakeholders during the introduction of new production processes in the design of facility layouts.

Keywords
uncertainty reduction, simulation based optimization, facility layout, decision support, production system design
National Category
Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-39272 (URN)10.1016/j.procir.2018.03.227 (DOI)2-s2.0-85049552085 (Scopus ID)
Conference
51st CIRP Conference on Manufacturing Systems, CIRP CMS 2018; Stockholm Waterfront Congress CentreStockholm; Sweden; 16 May 2018 through 18 May 2018; Code 137494
Projects
INNOFACTURE - innovative manufacturing development
Available from: 2018-05-23 Created: 2018-05-23 Last updated: 2018-07-19Bibliographically 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
Javadi, S., Bruch, J. & Bellgran, M. (2016). Characteristics of product introduction process in low-volume manufacturing industries: A case study. Journal of Manufacturing Technology Management, 27(4), 535-559
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Characteristics of product introduction process in low-volume manufacturing industries: A case study
2016 (English)In: Journal of Manufacturing Technology Management, ISSN 1741-038X, E-ISSN 1758-7786, ISSN 1741038X, Vol. 27, no 4, p. 535-559Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to understand how the characteristics of low-volume manufacturing industries influence the product introduction process and factors which can facilitate that process in low-volume manufacturing industries.

Design/methodology/approach: A literature review in combination with a multiple-case study were used to achieve the purpose of the paper. The multiple-case study was based on two product development projects in a low-volume manufacturing company.

Findings: The main identified characteristics of the product introduction process in low-volume manufacturing industries were a low number of prototypes, absence of conventional production ramp-up, reduced complexity of the process, failure to consider the manufacturability of the products due to an extensive focus on their functionality, and increased complexity of resource allocation. It was determined that knowledge and experiences from prior production of similar products could serve as a facilitator of the manufacturing process.

Research limitations/implications: The main limitation of this study is that the identified characteristics and facilitating factors are confined to the internal variables of the studied company. A study of the role of external variables during the product introduction process such as suppliers and customers could be the subject of future studies.

Practical implications: This research will provide practitioners in low-volume manufacturing industries with general insight about the characteristics of the product introduction process and the aspects that should be considered during the process.

Keywords
Product development; Production system development; Design-production interface; Low-volume products; industrialisation process
National Category
Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
Research subject
Innovation and Design
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-27843 (URN)10.1108/JMTM-03-2015-0017 (DOI)000379664200004 ()2-s2.0-84971357127 (Scopus ID)
Funder
Knowledge Foundation
Available from: 2015-04-17 Created: 2015-04-17 Last updated: 2019-01-15Bibliographically 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.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Development of Robust Production Equipment: A guide to strong collaboration between users and suppliers
Show others...
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
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
Rösiö, C., Bruch, J., Bengtsson, M. & Yang, Q. (2016). Remanufacturing of production technology - Challenges in collaboration projects and decision-making. In: 23rd EurOMA conference EUROMA 2016: . Paper presented at 23rd EurOMA conference EUROMA 2016, 17-22 Jun 2016, Trondheim, Norway. Trondheim, Norway
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Remanufacturing of production technology - Challenges in collaboration projects and decision-making
2016 (English)In: 23rd EurOMA conference EUROMA 2016, Trondheim, Norway, 2016Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

In a global manufacturing context it becomes clear that to stay competitive production technology design and implementation needs to be carefully considered. When technology is changing it is important to assess the needs in order to decide whether new or remanufactured production equipment is the best alternative. The purpose of this article is to explore key parameters that differentiate the remanufacturing from the acquisition of new production technology projects and their impact on the collaboration with the equipment supplier. Based on these parameters we propose support for deciding whether to develop new production technology or to remanufacture the current one.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Trondheim, Norway: , 2016
Keywords
Remanufacturing, collaboration projects, decision-making
National Category
Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-32881 (URN)
Conference
23rd EurOMA conference EUROMA 2016, 17-22 Jun 2016, Trondheim, Norway
Projects
EQUIP: User-Supplier integration in production equipment design
Available from: 2016-08-30 Created: 2016-08-24 Last updated: 2018-01-03Bibliographically approved
Javadi, S., Bejlegaard, M., Andersen, A.-L. -. & Bruch, J. (2016). The introduction process of low-volume products: Challenges and potentials of information management. In: IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology: . Paper presented at 3 September 2016 through 7 September 2016 (pp. 325-332). Springer New York LLC
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The introduction process of low-volume products: Challenges and potentials of information management
2016 (English)In: IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology, Springer New York LLC , 2016, p. 325-332Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The product introduction process plays an important role in development of new products and launching them to the market on-time with a high quality. The product introduction process has been studied primarily in highvolume manufacturing industries and therefore, the influences of the characteristics of low-volume manufacturing industries on the product introduction process has not been investigated. The aim of this paper is to study challenges and potentials of information management during the product introduction process in low-volume manufacturing industries by a multiple-case study in two Scandinavian low-volume manufacturing companies. The paper contributes in covering the knowledge gap about the information management during the product introduction process in low-volume manufacturing industries.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Springer New York LLC, 2016
Keywords
Design-manufacturing interface, Product development, Production-design integration, Industrial management, Information management, Manufacture, High quality, High-volume manufacturing, Knowledge gaps, Multiple-case study, Product introduction, Production designs, Volume manufacturing, Product design
National Category
Other Engineering and Technologies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-35134 (URN)10.1007/978-3-319-51133-7_39 (DOI)000435577700039 ()2-s2.0-85016063728 (Scopus ID)9783319511320 (ISBN)
Conference
3 September 2016 through 7 September 2016
Available from: 2017-04-06 Created: 2017-04-06 Last updated: 2018-07-26Bibliographically approved
Organisations
Identifiers
ORCID iD: ORCID iD iconorcid.org/0000-0002-5963-2470

Search in DiVA

Show all publications