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Johansson, Peter, Associate professorORCID iD iconorcid.org/0000-0002-6229-2673
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Bruch, J., Rösiö, C., Granlund, A. & Johansson, P. (2020). Managing the core plant role-key prerequisites from an operations perspective. International Journal of Manufacturing Research, 15(1), 90-106
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2020 (English)In: International Journal of Manufacturing Research, ISSN 1750-0591, Vol. 15, no 1, p. 90-106Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

A core plant should be a centre of excellence, have a central role for knowledge creation, and ensure that the latest knowledge is diffused in the organisation's production network. Core plants can yield a range of benefits, such as increased resource efficiency and decreased costs in the production network. However, core plants face immense challenges in performing their roles, given the different interests of the different stakeholders that need to be satisfied. We use data gathered from an in-depth study of six core plants in Sweden to analyse the prerequisites. We conclude that the core plant prerequisites are influenced by human, organisational, and technological aspects, i.e., successful development of core plant capabilities can only be achieved if all the three components are considered together. Our findings are relevant to operation managers, plant managers, and others interested in developing and maintaining core plant excellence.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Inderscience Enterprises Ltd., 2020
Keywords
Capabilities, Dispersed manufacturing, Global manufacturing, Global operation network, International manufacturing network, International operation, International production, Lead factory, Managing core plants, Manufacturing industry, Master plant, Operations perspective, Plant role, Prerequisites, Managers, Global operations, International operations, Lead factories, Manufacturing industries, Manufacturing networks, Manufacture
National Category
Other Engineering and Technologies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-47386 (URN)10.1504/IJMR.2020.105502 (DOI)2-s2.0-85081285681 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2020-03-19 Created: 2020-03-19 Last updated: 2020-03-19Bibliographically approved
Badasjane, V., Bruch, J., Johansson, P. & Chirumalla, K. (2019). Critical interfaces for managing international manufacturing networks – A literature review. In: 26 th EurOMA Conference EurOMA: . Paper presented at 26 th EurOMA Conference EurOMA, 17 Jun 2019, Helsinki, Finland.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Critical interfaces for managing international manufacturing networks – A literature review
2019 (English)In: 26 th EurOMA Conference EurOMA, 2019Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
National Category
Engineering and Technology Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-43933 (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: 2019-06-19Bibliographically approved
Fundin, A., Backström, T. & Johansson, P. E. (2019). Exploring the emergent quality management paradigm. Total Quality Management and Business Excellence
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2019 (English)In: Total Quality Management and Business Excellence, ISSN 1478-3363, E-ISSN 1478-3371Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The development of successful production systems is affected by conflicting forces, that is, initiatives seemingly conducive for one line of work can be a constraint for another. Consequently, this paper presents an alternative perspective on how these issues could be managed in organisations. There are a number of key challenges in terms of the involved dichotomies for future innovative quality improvements in operations. These dichotomies are part of four interrelated processes that are the central elements of a production system. As such, aiming for stability or change is a production process dilemma in terms of the production and distribution of offerings and solutions. Control and creativity are the main dilemmas of the innovation process, that is, the creation and implementation of new offerings and solutions, while exploitation and exploration are the dilemmas of the knowledge creation process and efficiency and effectiveness of the value creation process. As the simultaneous existence of both parts of the dichotomy seems to be a paradox, this paper suggests the emergent quality management paradigm as an alternative perspective providing the guidance, examples, and practical solutions necessary to solve these dilemmas by recognising the dichotomies as mutually dependent.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
United Kingdom: , 2019
Keywords
ambidexterity, emergence, quality management, innovation, production system, operations management
National Category
Engineering and Technology Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-43928 (URN)10.1080/14783363.2019.1591946 (DOI)
Projects
XPRES - Excellence in Production Research
Available from: 2019-06-11 Created: 2019-06-11 Last updated: 2019-12-05
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
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
Johansson, P. E., Karlsson, H., Backström, T., Andersson Schaeffer, J. & Cedergren, S. (2019). Let us measure, then what?: Exploring purposeful use of innovation management self-assessments.. International Journal of Quality & Reliability Management, 36(10), 1734-1749
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2019 (English)In: International Journal of Quality & Reliability Management, ISSN 0265-671X, E-ISSN 1758-6682, Vol. 36, no 10, p. 1734-1749Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to increase the understanding regarding how managers attempt to make purposeful use of innovation management self-assessments (IMSA) and performance information (PI).

Design/methodology/approach

An interpretative perspective on purposeful use is used as an analytical framework, and the paper is based on empirical material from two research projects exploring the use of IMSA and PI in three case companies. Based on the empirical data, consisting of interviews and observations of workshops and project meetings, qualitative content analysis has been conducted.

Findings

The findings of this paper indicate that how managers achieve a purposeful use of PI is related to their approach toward how to use the specific PI at hand, and two basic approaches are analytically separated: a rule-based approach and a reflective approach. Consequently, whether or not the right thing is being measured also becomes a question of how the PI is actually being interpreted and used. Thus, the extensive focus on what to measure and how to measure it becomes edgeless unless equal attention is given to how managers are able to use the PI to make knowledgeable decisions regarding what actions to take to achieve the desired changes.

Practical implications

Given the results, it comes with a managerial responsibility to make sure that all managers who are supposed to be engaged in using the PI are given roles in the self-assessments that are aligned with the level of knowledge they possess, or can access.

Originality/value

How managers purposefully use PI is a key to understand the potential impact of self-assessments.

Keywords
Competence, Self-assessment, Follow-up, Performance information, Interpretative perspective, Purposeful use
National Category
Economics and Business
Research subject
Innovation and Design
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-46313 (URN)10.1108/IJQRM-09-2018-0243 (DOI)000490142800005 ()2-s2.0-85074296038 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2019-12-13 Created: 2019-12-13 Last updated: 2020-02-19Bibliographically approved
Backström, T., Fundin, A. & Johansson, P. (2018). Emergent quality management. In: : . Paper presented at The OR Society OR60 Anniversary Conference, Lancaster, England.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Emergent quality management
2018 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
National Category
Engineering and Technology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-47441 (URN)
Conference
The OR Society OR60 Anniversary Conference, Lancaster, England
Available from: 2020-03-30 Created: 2020-03-30 Last updated: 2020-03-30
Fundin, A., Backström, T. & Johansson, P. E. (2018). Exploring the emergent quality management paradigm. In: The Excellence summit Excellence sum: . Paper presented at The Excellence summit Excellence sum, 12 Sep 2018, Gothenburg, Sweden.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Exploring the emergent quality management paradigm
2018 (English)In: The Excellence summit Excellence sum, 2018Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
National Category
Engineering and Technology Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-41720 (URN)
Conference
The Excellence summit Excellence sum, 12 Sep 2018, Gothenburg, Sweden
Available from: 2018-12-18 Created: 2018-12-18 Last updated: 2018-12-18Bibliographically approved
Johansson, P. E. (2018). Solving the bottlenecks. The craftsmanship of collaborative research. In: Participatory Innovation Conference 2018 PIN-C 2018: . Paper presented at Participatory Innovation Conference 2018 PIN-C 2018, 10 Jan 2018, Eskilstuna, Sweden.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Solving the bottlenecks. The craftsmanship of collaborative research
2018 (English)In: Participatory Innovation Conference 2018 PIN-C 2018, 2018Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
National Category
Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-38644 (URN)
Conference
Participatory Innovation Conference 2018 PIN-C 2018, 10 Jan 2018, Eskilstuna, Sweden
Available from: 2018-03-02 Created: 2018-03-02 Last updated: 2018-03-02Bibliographically approved
Cedergren, S., Backström, T., Blackbright, H., Johansson, P. & Andersson, J. (2017). A New Survey Instrument for Assessing the Innovation Climate. In: XXVIII ISPIM Innovation Conference ISPIM 2017: . Paper presented at XXVIII ISPIM Innovation Conference ISPIM 2017, 18 Jun 2017, Vienna, Austria.
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2017 (English)In: XXVIII ISPIM Innovation Conference ISPIM 2017, 2017Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
National Category
Other Social Sciences Other Engineering and Technologies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-37499 (URN)
Conference
XXVIII ISPIM Innovation Conference ISPIM 2017, 18 Jun 2017, Vienna, Austria
Projects
Möjliggörande av praktikbaserad innovation: Utforskande och utveckling av den pedagogiska effekten av innovation management verktyg
Available from: 2017-12-19 Created: 2017-12-19 Last updated: 2017-12-19Bibliographically approved
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