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Flores Garcia, E., Bruch, J., Wiktorsson, M. & Jackson, M. (2016). Towards a Reduction of Uncertainty in Production System Design Decisions. In: Swedish Production Symposium 2016 SPS 2016: . Paper presented at Swedish Production Symposium 2016 SPS 2016, 25 Oct 2016, Lund, Sweden.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Towards a Reduction of Uncertainty in Production System Design Decisions
2016 (English)In: Swedish Production Symposium 2016 SPS 2016, 2016Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

A tenet of production system design is to increase a manufacturing company’s competitiveness by introducing novel processes, technologies, and products. However, uncertainties exist regarding the actual benefits that can be attained when novelty and change are introduced into a production system. Addressing this issue, this paper explores how manufacturing companies can reduce uncertainties that challenge production system design decisions when significant changes are introduced into the production system. A real-time case study at a Swedish manufacturing company that decided to change its existing product specific assembly system to a multi-product assembly one was performed. Empirical results identify uncertainties challenging production system design configuration, and the activities targeting reduction of uncertainty. To extend current theory, empirical case study data is synthesized with current findings in production system design decisions, and uncertainty reduction in product design decisions. The paper concludes that information acquisition, uncertainty prioritization, project member background, and complexity of change influence uncertainty reduction in production system design decisions. Managerial implications highlight the importance of information acquisition and a structured approach when reducing uncertainties necessary to achieve an efficient and effective production system design. Thus, academic approaches to uncertainty reduction could benefit manufacturing practice.

Keywords
production system design, design decisions, uncertainty
National Category
Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-34491 (URN)
Conference
Swedish Production Symposium 2016 SPS 2016, 25 Oct 2016, Lund, Sweden
Available from: 2016-12-15 Created: 2016-12-22 Last updated: 2016-12-28Bibliographically approved
Flores Garcia, E., Wiktorsson, M., Jackson, M. & Bruch, J. (2015). Simulation in the Production System Design Process of Assembly Systems. In: Proceedings of the 2015 Winter Simulation Conference: . Paper presented at Winter Simulation Conference 2015 WSC15, 6 Dec 2015, Huntington Beach, CA, United States. IEEE
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Simulation in the Production System Design Process of Assembly Systems
2015 (English)In: Proceedings of the 2015 Winter Simulation Conference, IEEE, 2015Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Effective production systems are necessary for companies to achieve competitiveness in manufacturing, and the production system design process is fundamental to meet this goal. Discrete event simulation is a tool that can support the production system design process. However, few empirical studies have shown the use of this tool prior to the verification of an already chosen alternative, or an implemented production system solution. There is a need to explore how discrete event simulation can be used in the production system design process. A case study at a global manufacturing company, that used this tool in the design of its assembly system, is presented. The results of this study show where and for what purpose were the DES models used for in the production system design process. This study concludes that DES can support this activity and suggestions for future research are made.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
IEEE, 2015
National Category
Other Engineering and Technologies Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-34493 (URN)978-1-4673-9741-4 (ISBN)
Conference
Winter Simulation Conference 2015 WSC15, 6 Dec 2015, Huntington Beach, CA, United States
Projects
XPRESINNOFACTURE - innovative manufacturing development
Available from: 2015-12-10 Created: 2016-12-22 Last updated: 2018-09-12Bibliographically approved
Flores Garcia, E., Jackson, M. & Wiktorsson, M. (2014). A Virtual Verification Approach Towards Evaluating a Multi-Product Assembly Systems. In: Swedish Production Symposium 2014 SPS 2014: . Paper presented at Swedish Production Symposium 2014 SPS 2014, 16 Sep 2014, Göteborg, Sweden. Göteborg, Sweden
Open this publication in new window or tab >>A Virtual Verification Approach Towards Evaluating a Multi-Product Assembly Systems
2014 (English)In: Swedish Production Symposium 2014 SPS 2014, Göteborg, Sweden, 2014Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Growing operational complexity and higher variety of products require flexibility in assembly. Despite its many benefits flexibility is a complex concept that requires evaluation to harness its full potential. This study uses virtual verification tools as enablers of the decision making process for production system design of a flexible multi-product assembly system. A case study approach analyses a flexible assembly concept for the earth moving equipment industry through a visual and a discrete event simulation model. The paper also discusses the challenges faced by virtual verification tools when applied to the evaluation of flexible assembly systems.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Göteborg, Sweden: , 2014
Keywords
Flexible assembly, virtual verification, simulation
National Category
Other Engineering and Technologies Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-34492 (URN)
Conference
Swedish Production Symposium 2014 SPS 2014, 16 Sep 2014, Göteborg, Sweden
Projects
XPRESINNOFACTURE - innovative manufacturing development
Available from: 2014-12-22 Created: 2016-12-22 Last updated: 2016-12-28Bibliographically approved
Bellgran, M., Bruch, J., Rösiö, C. & Wiktorsson, M. (2013). Decision support for production localization: Process, activities and localization factors. In: : . Paper presented at 20th EurOMA International Annual Conference, Operations Management at the Heart of Recovery, Dublin, 7th-12th June, 2013.. International Annual EurOMA Conference
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Decision support for production localization: Process, activities and localization factors
2013 (English)Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Traditional production location decisions are mainly based upon economic factors while factors that facilitate decision makers in selecting the most suitable production location in terms of operations performance are rarely considered. Therefore, this paper presents a developed decision support for production localization that emphasises operational factors to be considered in the decision making. The research methodology combines a literature study with a multiple case study method. The findings are synthesised into a five phase decision process for making production localization decisions in practice. For each of these phases, key activities with related tools and expected output are developed.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
International Annual EurOMA Conference, 2013
Keywords
Production location decision, Decision process, Localization factors
National Category
Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-29732 (URN)
Conference
20th EurOMA International Annual Conference, Operations Management at the Heart of Recovery, Dublin, 7th-12th June, 2013.
Projects
PROLOCXPRES
Funder
XPRES - Initiative for excellence in production research
Available from: 2016-04-08 Created: 2016-04-08 Last updated: 2018-09-12Bibliographically approved
Bjelkemyr, M., Wiktorsson, M., Rösiö, C., Bruch, J. & Bellgran, M. (2013). Production Localization Factors: An Industrial and Literature Based Review. In: E. Shehab, P. Ball & B. Tjahjono (Ed.), Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Manufacturing Research (ICMR2013): . Paper presented at 11th International Conference on Manufacturing Research, Cranfield, 19-20 September, 2013. (pp. 489-494). International Conference on Manufacturing Research (ICMR)
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2013 (English)In: Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Manufacturing Research (ICMR2013) / [ed] E. Shehab, P. Ball & B. Tjahjono, International Conference on Manufacturing Research (ICMR) , 2013, p. 489-494Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Decision are commonly based on the available or easily accessible information; this is also true for more complex assessments like production localization. Where to locate production is often a key strategic decisions that has great impact on a company’s profitability for a long time; insufficient business intelligence may therefore have grave consequences. Six production localization factor studies have been assessed to see if they are focusing on the same issues and if there are any gaps. A new approach for structuring localization factors and the localization process is then presented and assessed with regards to some previously identified critical issues.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
International Conference on Manufacturing Research (ICMR), 2013
Keywords
production system, production localization, industrial study, localization factors.
National Category
Engineering and Technology Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-29733 (URN)978-1-907413-23-0 (ISBN)
Conference
11th International Conference on Manufacturing Research, Cranfield, 19-20 September, 2013.
Projects
PROLOC - Manufacturing Footprint during the Product´s Life CycleXPRES
Available from: 2013-12-16 Created: 2016-04-08 Last updated: 2018-09-12Bibliographically approved
Rösiö, C., Wiktorsson, M., Bruch, J. & Bellgran, M. (2013). Risk Analysis in Manufacturing Footprint Decisions. In: E. Shehab, P. Ball, & B. Tjahjono (Ed.), Advances in manufacturing technology XXVII : proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Manufacturing Research : incorporating the 28th National Conference on Manufacturing Research: . Paper presented at International Conference on Manufacturing Research 2013, Cranfield UK, 19-20 September, 2013 (pp. 495-500). Cranfield University Press
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Risk Analysis in Manufacturing Footprint Decisions
2013 (English)In: Advances in manufacturing technology XXVII : proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Manufacturing Research : incorporating the 28th National Conference on Manufacturing Research / [ed] E. Shehab, P. Ball, & B. Tjahjono, Cranfield University Press , 2013, p. 495-500Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

A key aspect in the manufacturing footprint analysis is the risk and sensitivity analysis of critical parameters. In order to contribute to efficient industrial methods and tools for making well-founded strategic decisions regarding manufacturing footprint this paper aims to describe the main risks that need to be considered while locating manufacturing activities, and what risk mitigation techniques and strategies that are proper in order to deal with these risks. It is also proposed how the risk analysis should be included in the manufacturing location decision process.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Cranfield University Press, 2013
Keywords
risk analysis, manufacturing location decision process, manufacturing footprint
National Category
Engineering and Technology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-29745 (URN)978-1-907413-23-0 (ISBN)
Conference
International Conference on Manufacturing Research 2013, Cranfield UK, 19-20 September, 2013
Projects
PROLOC - Manufacturing Footprint during the Product´s Life Cyclexpres
Funder
XPRES - Initiative for excellence in production research
Available from: 2013-11-01 Created: 2016-04-08 Last updated: 2018-09-12Bibliographically approved
Wiktorsson, M., Wikström, A., Jackson, M. & Ekman, S. (2009). Developing idPeo –- A Multidiciplinary Approach to Product Realization. In: ICED 09 - the 17th international conference on engineering design, vol 6: design methods and tools: . Paper presented at 17th International Conference on Engineering Design Location: Stanford Univ, Stanford, CA Date: AUG 24-27, 2009 (pp. 67-77).
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Developing idPeo –- A Multidiciplinary Approach to Product Realization
2009 (English)In: ICED 09 - the 17th international conference on engineering design, vol 6: design methods and tools, 2009, p. 67-77Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

On the background of a changing industrial landscape and key elements of the realization of complex integrated products, this paper discuss and explore an "innovative" approach towards product concept development methodologies by focusing on creativity, multidisciplinary teams, and decision-making. Throughout 2006-2009 a product realization methodology, the idPeo methodology, has been developed in a university/industry collaboration milieu. Based on a briefly reported literature review, the paper presents the methodology, briefly the three generations of conducted cases and the evolution of the methodology over the years. It is argued that the approach for innovative product realization in concept development, if implemented correctly also into companies' product development process, could contribute to increased flexibility, creativity and tolerance for change. It could also decrease lead time, increase product performance, and decrease uncertainty. 

National Category
Engineering and Technology
Research subject
Innovation and Design
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-34556 (URN)000302735000007 ()978-1-904670-10-0 (ISBN)
Conference
17th International Conference on Engineering Design Location: Stanford Univ, Stanford, CA Date: AUG 24-27, 2009
Projects
xpres
Funder
XPRES - Initiative for excellence in production research
Available from: 2010-03-03 Created: 2016-12-22 Last updated: 2016-12-22Bibliographically approved
Jackson, M., Ekman, S., Wikström, A. & Wiktorsson, M. (2009). Innovation and Design Inspired Product Realization. In: DS 58-3: Proceedings of ICED 09, the 17th International Conference on Engineering Design: . Paper presented at 17th International Conference on Engineering Design, ICED 09; Palo Alto, CA; 24 August 2009 through 27 August 2009 (pp. 263-274). Stanford
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Innovation and Design Inspired Product Realization
2009 (English)In: DS 58-3: Proceedings of ICED 09, the 17th International Conference on Engineering Design, Stanford, 2009, p. 263-274Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Long term growth and future jobs in society rely on that industry is able to realize new sustainable product ideas and develop these to profitable products in the market. This encompasses both short time-to-market and continuous development and adaption of existing products and processes to improve productivity. Innovative skills are required in both product/service development and in product/service introduction. Thus, there is a need for new innovative methods and models that supports and strengthens industry in generating new ideas and realizing these into successful products and improved processes. This paper discusses and compares engineering design, innovation, and design. The paper argues that there is a need to integrate the disciplines and work practices of innovation and design in the engineering design field and to build multi-disciplinary environments to be successful in research, education and in industry. A conceptual framework for innovation and design inspired product realization is presented in the paper. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stanford: , 2009
National Category
Engineering and Technology Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
Research subject
Innovation and Design
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-34518 (URN)000302734700023 ()978-190467007-0 (ISBN)
Conference
17th International Conference on Engineering Design, ICED 09; Palo Alto, CA; 24 August 2009 through 27 August 2009
Funder
XPRES - Initiative for excellence in production research
Available from: 2010-03-03 Created: 2016-12-22 Last updated: 2016-12-28Bibliographically approved
Eklund, A., Wiktorsson, M. & Jackson, M. (2009). Internal Materials Handling in a Lean Manufacturing Environment: Challenges and a Design Process from an Industrial Perspective. In: Proceedings of The International 3'rd Swedish Production Symposium, SPS '09: . Paper presented at The International Swedish Production Symposium Göteborg, 2-3 december 2009.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Internal Materials Handling in a Lean Manufacturing Environment: Challenges and a Design Process from an Industrial Perspective
2009 (English)In: Proceedings of The International 3'rd Swedish Production Symposium, SPS '09, 2009Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
National Category
Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
Research subject
Innovation and Design
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-34487 (URN)978-91-633-6006-0 (ISBN)
Conference
The International Swedish Production Symposium Göteborg, 2-3 december 2009
Funder
XPRES - Initiative for excellence in production research
Available from: 2010-03-03 Created: 2016-12-22 Last updated: 2016-12-28Bibliographically approved
Granlund, A., Hedelind, M., Wiktorsson, M., Hällkvist, A. & Jackson, M. (2009). Realizing a Factory-in-a-Box Solution in a Local Manufacturing Environment. In: 42nd CIRP Conference on Manufacturing Systems: . Paper presented at 42nd CIRP Conference on Manufacturing Systems Sustainable Development of Manufacturing Systems Grenoble, Wed. 3 - Fri. 5, June 2009. Grenoble, France
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Realizing a Factory-in-a-Box Solution in a Local Manufacturing Environment
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2009 (English)In: 42nd CIRP Conference on Manufacturing Systems, Grenoble, France, 2009Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Meeting customer demands require manufacturing systems with a high degree of flexibility in the same time as the use of automation is becoming critical for competition. This is challenging, especially for SMEs with their inferior economical and competence conditions. This paper presents a new set up where the Factory-in-a-Box concept has been realized for a small manufacturing company with a profile of craftsmanship and small volumes. The objective of this paper is to discuss the possibility for SMEs to use automation and the Factory-in-a-box-concept to stay competitive and also the Factory-in-a-Box concept as means for realizing a Product-Service System.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Grenoble, France: , 2009
National Category
Engineering and Technology Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
Research subject
Innovation and Design
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-34496 (URN)
Conference
42nd CIRP Conference on Manufacturing Systems Sustainable Development of Manufacturing Systems Grenoble, Wed. 3 - Fri. 5, June 2009
Funder
XPRES - Initiative for excellence in production research
Available from: 2010-03-03 Created: 2016-12-22 Last updated: 2016-12-28Bibliographically approved
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