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Automation and flexibility: An apparent or real dilemma?
Mälardalen University, School of Innovation, Design and Engineering, Innovation and Product Realisation.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-7935-8811
Mälardalen University, School of Innovation, Design and Engineering, Innovation and Product Realisation.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-6062-2173
Swerea IVF, Mölndal, Sweden.
Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden.
2017 (English)In: International Series in Operations Research and Management Science, vol. 255, Springer New York LLC , 2017, 35-48 p.Chapter 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. 

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Springer New York LLC , 2017. 35-48 p.
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Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
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URN: urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-36204DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-55985-8_3Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-85024495982ISBN: 978-3-319-55984-1 (print)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:mdh-36204DiVA: diva2:1130646
Available from: 2017-08-10 Created: 2017-08-10 Last updated: 2017-08-10Bibliographically approved

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