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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. International Annual EurOMA Conference
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, International Annual EurOMA Conference, 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.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
International Annual EurOMA Conference, 2016
Keywords
Front-end, Pre-development, Manufacturing industries
National Category
Other Engineering and Technologies Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-34460 (URN)
Conference
23rd EurOMA conference, EUROMA 2016, 17-22 Jun 2016, Trondheim, Norway
Projects
INNOFACTURE - innovative manufacturing development
Available from: 2016-08-26 Created: 2016-12-22 Last updated: 2018-09-12Bibliographically approved
Andersen, A.-L., Rösiö, C., Bruch, J. & Jackson, M. (2016). Reconfigurable Manufacturing - An Enabler for a Production System Portfolio Approach. In: Procedia CIRP: . Paper presented at 6th International Conference on Changeable, Agile, Reconfigurable and Virtual Production (CARV), SEP 04-06, 2016, Bath, ENGLAND (pp. 139-144). Elsevier
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Reconfigurable Manufacturing - An Enabler for a Production System Portfolio Approach
2016 (English)In: Procedia CIRP, Elsevier, 2016, p. 139-144Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this paper is to investigate how the development of a strategically integrated product and production system portfolio could be enabled by the concept of reconfigurable manufacturing. In previous research, several critical challenges related to developing production system portfolios have been identified, but it has not been investigated how developing a reconfigurable manufacturing concept could aid some of these. Therefore, through a multiple case study, these critical challenges have been investigated in two companies that have recently developed reconfigurable manufacturing concepts for multiple variants and generations of products. The findings reveal that the companies need to deal with several challenges in order to enable a functioning RMS. By running the project separately from the NPD project and to include several product types and production sites the company overcome several challenges. (C) 2016 The Authors. Published by Elsevier B.V.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier, 2016
Series
Procedia CIRP, ISSN 2212-8271 ; 52
National Category
Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-34463 (URN)10.1016/j.procir.2016.07.011 (DOI)000383058300026 ()2-s2.0-84992579924 (Scopus ID)
Conference
6th International Conference on Changeable, Agile, Reconfigurable and Virtual Production (CARV), SEP 04-06, 2016, Bath, ENGLAND
Available from: 2016-10-13 Created: 2016-12-22 Last updated: 2019-06-24Bibliographically approved
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
Rösiö, C., Bruch, J. & Johansson, A. (2015). Early production involvement in new product development. In: POMS 26th Annual Conference POMS: . Paper presented at POMS 26th Annual Conference POMS, Washington DC, 8-11 May, 2015.. Production and Operations Management Society (POMS)
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Early production involvement in new product development
2015 (English)In: POMS 26th Annual Conference POMS, Production and Operations Management Society (POMS) , 2015Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

In early phases of production system design important decisions are made that set prerequisites for the whole project. However, production engineers often gets involved when the decisions already are made. This paper aims to develop support for early production involvement founded on multiple case studies.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Production and Operations Management Society (POMS), 2015
Keywords
Production system development, Decision making heuristics, Manufacturing industry
National Category
Other Engineering and Technologies Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-29740 (URN)
Conference
POMS 26th Annual Conference POMS, Washington DC, 8-11 May, 2015.
Projects
XPRESEQUIP: User-Supplier integration in production equipment designETTRIG - Electric Towbarless Tractor with Range Extender and InteGrated chargerStrategic Production Development
Available from: 2015-12-18 Created: 2016-04-08 Last updated: 2018-09-12Bibliographically approved
Ahlskog, M., Bruch, J. & Jackson, M. (2015). Joint Development of a Manufacturing Technology: A Longitudinal Case Study within the Manufacturing Industry. In: 22nd International Annual EurOMA Conference EurOMA15: . Paper presented at 22nd International Annual EurOMA Conference EurOMA15, 26 Jun-1 Jul, 2015, Neuchâtel, Switzerland.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Joint Development of a Manufacturing Technology: A Longitudinal Case Study within the Manufacturing Industry
2015 (English)In: 22nd International Annual EurOMA Conference EurOMA15, 2015Conference 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. Therefore, the purpose of this paper is to analyse factors affecting development of a manufacturing technology in a joint development project with an equipment supplier. A longitudinal case study has been conducted at a Swedish manufacturing company and the collaboration between a manufacturing company and an equipment supplier has been studied. The findings reveal that tacit knowledge and good equipment supplier relationship are highly important factors that facilitate development of a manufacturing technology.

Keywords
Equipment supplier relationship, Knowledge development, Knowledge transfer
National Category
Other Engineering and Technologies Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-34459 (URN)
Conference
22nd International Annual EurOMA Conference EurOMA15, 26 Jun-1 Jul, 2015, Neuchâtel, Switzerland
Projects
XPRESINNOFACTURE - innovative manufacturing developmentEQUIP: User-Supplier integration in production equipment design
Available from: 2015-12-20 Created: 2016-12-22 Last updated: 2016-12-28Bibliographically approved
Ahlskog, M., Jackson, M. & Bruch, J. (2015). Manufacturing Technology Readiness Assessment. In: : . Paper presented at Production and Operations Management, Society, POMS 26th Annual Conference, Washington D.C., USA, May 8-11, 2015.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Manufacturing Technology Readiness Assessment
2015 (English)Conference paper, Published paper (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this paper is to analyze and discuss how the MRL scale can support the assessment of a manufacturing technology’s maturity level. A single case study within the manufacturing industry has been conducted investigating the use of a MRL scale. An assessment of MRL 4 has been studied.

National Category
Other Engineering and Technologies Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-34462 (URN)
Conference
Production and Operations Management, Society, POMS 26th Annual Conference, Washington D.C., USA, May 8-11, 2015
Available from: 2015-03-06 Created: 2016-12-22 Last updated: 2018-09-12Bibliographically 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
Bruch, J., Rösiö, C. & Granlund, A. (2015). User-supplier collaboration in production equipment development – a lifecycle perspective. In: 22nd International Annual EurOMA Conference EurOMA15: . Paper presented at 22nd International Annual EurOMA Conference EurOMA15, Neuchâtel, Switzerland, 26 Jun-1 Jul, 2015.. International Annual EurOMA Conference
Open this publication in new window or tab >>User-supplier collaboration in production equipment development – a lifecycle perspective
2015 (English)In: 22nd International Annual EurOMA Conference EurOMA15, International Annual EurOMA Conference, 2015Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this paper is to refine existing theories on collaboration between users and suppliers in joint production equipment development projects by exploring critical collaboration activities throughout the lifecycle stages of the production equipment. By means of a literature review and a multiple case study of two equipment suppliers and two users, a lifecycle perspective on production equipment development is adopted. Our results show that collaboration intensity depends on the specific lifecycle stage of the production equipment. The contributions of this paper are illustrated in a developed lifecycle model in order to facilitate practitioners in organising critical collaboration activities.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
International Annual EurOMA Conference, 2015
Keywords
Production equipment design, collaborative development, lifecycle stages
National Category
Other Engineering and Technologies Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-29735 (URN)
Conference
22nd International Annual EurOMA Conference EurOMA15, Neuchâtel, Switzerland, 26 Jun-1 Jul, 2015.
Projects
XPRESEQUIP: User-Supplier integration in production equipment designStrategic Production Development
Available from: 2015-12-20 Created: 2016-04-08 Last updated: 2018-09-12Bibliographically approved
Ahlskog, M., Bruch, J. & Jackson, M. (2014). Factors affecting development of production technologies in a machining environment. In: Tools and Methods of Competitive Engineering 2014 TMCE 2014: . Paper presented at Tools and Methods of Competitive Engineering 2014 TMCE 2014, 19-23 May 2014, Budapest, Hungary. Tools and Methods of Competitive Engineering (TMCE)
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Factors affecting development of production technologies in a machining environment
2014 (English)In: Tools and Methods of Competitive Engineering 2014 TMCE 2014, Tools and Methods of Competitive Engineering (TMCE) , 2014Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this paper is to identify critical factors forcing manufacturing companies to improve the development of production technology in a machining environment. The focus in the paper is on industrial challenges within product design and production system development when introducing new products in a machining environment. Particular attention is given to the product development process and the production equipment acquisition process. A single case study is presented, consisting of interviews, observations, document studies and an analysis of a large Swedish manufacturing company. The case study company is characterized by advanced production technology, high mechanization and high automation level. In parallel with the case study a literature review was conducted in order to identify state-of-the-art methods/models for efficient design and product introduction within a production system. The paper identifies a gap in the current way of working within the case company as well as challenges regarding the development of production technology. Based on the study, the need for future research has been identified including the need of developing an improved working support for efficient production technology development when industrializing new products.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Tools and Methods of Competitive Engineering (TMCE), 2014
Keywords
Industrialization, production equipment, process development, product development, production system development, manufacturing industry, concurrent engineering
National Category
Other Engineering and Technologies Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-34461 (URN)
Conference
Tools and Methods of Competitive Engineering 2014 TMCE 2014, 19-23 May 2014, Budapest, Hungary
Projects
XPRESINNOFACTURE - innovative manufacturing development
Available from: 2014-12-22 Created: 2016-12-22 Last updated: 2018-09-12Bibliographically approved
Svensson Harari, N., Osterman, C., Bruch, J. & Jackson, M. (2014). Flexibility in Lean Mixed Model Assembly Lines. In: IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology: Volume 440, Issue PART 3. Paper presented at IFIP WG 5.7 International Conference on Advances in Production Management Systems, APMS 2014; Ajaccio; France; 20 September 2014 through 24 September 2014 (pp. 224-231). Springer, 440
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Flexibility in Lean Mixed Model Assembly Lines
2014 (English)In: IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology: Volume 440, Issue PART 3, Springer, 2014, Vol. 440, p. 224-231Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The purpose of the research presented in this paper has been to characterize flexibility in lean mixed model assembly lines through exploring mechanisms used to achieve flexibility. The study combines a literature review and a multiple case study in two manufacturing companies. Scenarios of volume, mix and operation flexibility, as well as flexibility to introduce or remove products were studied. The results showed that to achieve flexibility related to these scenarios other kinds of flexibilities were used. Common mechanisms to achieve flexibility have been found in the two cases. A characterization of mixed model assembly lines regarding flexibility will be discussed. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Springer, 2014
Series
IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology, ISSN 1868-4238 ; 440
Keywords
flexibility, lean, Mixed model assembly lines
National Category
Other Engineering and Technologies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-34551 (URN)10.1007/978-3-662-44733-8_28 (DOI)2-s2.0-84906923655 (Scopus ID)9783662447321 (ISBN)
Conference
IFIP WG 5.7 International Conference on Advances in Production Management Systems, APMS 2014; Ajaccio; France; 20 September 2014 through 24 September 2014
Available from: 2014-09-19 Created: 2016-12-22 Last updated: 2018-09-12Bibliographically approved
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