Change search
Link to record
Permanent link

Direct link
BETA
Alternative names
Publications (10 of 30) Show all publications
Granlund, A., Rösiö, C., Bruch, J. & Johansson, P. E. (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, 2019
Keywords
global operations management, Lead factory, manufacturing networks, plant roles, site characteristics, Manufacture, Lead factories, Industrial research
National Category
Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-43606 (URN)10.1080/09537287.2018.1534292 (DOI)000465008000002 ()2-s2.0-85064548687 (Scopus ID)HOA JTH 2019 (Local ID)HOA JTH 2019 (Archive number)HOA JTH 2019 (OAI)
Funder
Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research Knowledge Foundation
Available from: 2019-05-08 Created: 2019-05-08 Last updated: 2019-05-08Bibliographically approved
Nafisi, M., Wiktorsson, M., Rösiö, C. & Granlund, A. (2019). Manufacturing engineering requirements in the early stages of new product development — A case study in two assembly plants. In: M. Ram & J. P. Davim (Ed.), Advanced applications in manufacturing engineering: (pp. 141-167). Elsevier
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Manufacturing engineering requirements in the early stages of new product development — A case study in two assembly plants
2019 (English)In: Advanced applications in manufacturing engineering / [ed] M. Ram & J. P. Davim, Elsevier, 2019, p. 141-167Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The interface between the product development function and the manufacturing function is one key dimension in new product development (NPD) projects. Hard and soft requirements for manufacturability are defined and communicated to product development teams early in the NPD project to ensure the new products are fit for the manufacturing system. In this chapter, we determined what requirements are important for a manufacturing system and how these requirements are handled during an NPD project by analyzing two industrial cases. The results showed that requirements communicated from the manufacturing function to the design function had different sources and effects on different aspects of the manufacturing system. They were communicated and integrated to various degrees and through various mechanisms. There was a tendency to rely on the personal and verbal communication of requirements, as opposed to using more formal structured methods. This way of working was sufficient when product change was incremental and not radical. The case studies showed that the manufacturing function needed to employ more efficient methods to define and communicate their requirements in large and complex NPD projects.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier, 2019
Keywords
new product development, manufacturing requirements, case study, concurrent engineering
National Category
Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
Research subject
Production Engineering
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-44777 (URN)10.1016/B978-0-08-102414-0.00005-7 (DOI)978-0-08-102414-0 (ISBN)
Available from: 2018-11-23 Created: 2019-06-24 Last updated: 2019-06-24Bibliographically approved
Popovic, D. & Rösiö, C. (2019). Product and manufacturing systems alignment: a case study in the timber house building industry. In: Irene Lill & Emlyn Witt (Ed.), 10th Nordic Conference on Construction Economics and Organization: (pp. 357-364). Emerald Group Publishing Limited
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Product and manufacturing systems alignment: a case study in the timber house building industry
2019 (English)In: 10th Nordic Conference on Construction Economics and Organization / [ed] Irene Lill & Emlyn Witt, Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 2019, p. 357-364Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Purpose

The purpose of the study was to investigate the alignment between current product and manufacturing systems and how it could be achieved.

Design/Methodology/Approach

Case study research method was chosen for the collection and analysis of empirical data. The data was of qualitative nature and was collected using research techniques such as observations through video recordings of processes, documents and open and semi-structured interviews.

Findings

The variation of outer side sub-element of the exterior wall element was found to not be aligned with its corresponding assembly. A hybrid assembly of outer side sub-elements characterised by flexibility and reconfigurability can be developed.

Research Limitations/Implications

The study is limited to the exterior wall element and corresponding manufacturing system. Practical Implications The presented approach was formulated with the aim to be used both for the analysis of existing products and manufacturing systems as well as for the design of new manufacturing systems.

Originality/Value

So far, this is the first study in the context of timber house building where the alignment between product and manufacturing systems was investigated by considering product variety and flexibility of manufacturing systems.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 2019
Series
Emerald Reach Proceedings Series, ISSN 2516-2853 ; Vol. 2
Keywords
Manufacturing flexibility, Reconfigurability, Dedication, Building system, Product platform, Unique product parts
National Category
Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics Wood Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-43640 (URN)10.1108/S2516-285320190000002037 (DOI)
Available from: 2019-05-10 Created: 2019-05-10 Last updated: 2019-05-10Bibliographically approved
Rösiö, C., Aslam, T., Srikanth, K. B. & Shetty, S. (2019). Towards an assessment criterion of reconfigurable manufacturing systems within the automotive industry. In: C. da Cunha, A. Bernard, M. Zäh, H. ElMaraghy, & W. ElMaraghy (Ed.), 7th International conference on Changeable, Agile, Reconfigurable and Virtual Production (CARV2018): . Paper presented at 7th International conference on Changeable, Agile, Reconfigurable and Virtual Production, 8-10 October 2018, Nantes, France (pp. 76-82). Elsevier, 28
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Towards an assessment criterion of reconfigurable manufacturing systems within the automotive industry
2019 (English)In: 7th International conference on Changeable, Agile, Reconfigurable and Virtual Production (CARV2018) / [ed] C. da Cunha, A. Bernard, M. Zäh, H. ElMaraghy, & W. ElMaraghy, Elsevier, 2019, Vol. 28, p. 76-82Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

To increase changeability and reconfigurability of manufacturing systems, while maintaining cost-efficiency and environmental sustainability they need to be designed in accordance to the need for change. Since companies often need to convert existing manufacturing systems to handle variation, implementation of reconfigurable manufacturing systems calls for an analysis of the current system to understand to what extent they fulfil reconfigurability characteristics. This requires an assessment of the needs for reconfigurability as well as assessment of the existing ability to reconfigure the manufacturing system. Although a lot of reconfigurable manufacturing system assessment models are proposed in theory there is an evident knowledge gap pertaining to what extent the existing systems in the industry are in achieving reconfigurability. The purpose with this paper is to propose an assessment criterion for existing manufacturing systems to measure reconfigurability and their readiness to change with respect to products and volume variations. Based on a literature review of existing reconfigurability assessment models and a case study within the automotive industry, a criterion is developed and tested to analyze how reconfigurable a system is and to decide which parameters that need more attention to achieve higher degree of reconfigurability.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier, 2019
Series
Procedia Manufacturing, ISSN 2351-9789 ; 28
Keywords
Changeable manufacturing, reconfigurable manufacturing, assessment model, manufacturing system
National Category
Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-44778 (URN)10.1016/j.promfg.2018.12.013 (DOI)9781510880474 (ISBN)
Conference
7th International conference on Changeable, Agile, Reconfigurable and Virtual Production, 8-10 October 2018, Nantes, France
Available from: 2019-06-24 Created: 2019-06-24 Last updated: 2019-06-24Bibliographically approved
Rösiö, C. & Bruch, J. (2017). 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
2017 (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 Limited, 2017
Keywords
Flexibility, Manufacturing industry, Manufacturing systems, Process design, Production systems, Responsiveness, Systems design, Computer aided manufacturing, Managers, Manufacture, Systems analysis, Design/methodology/approach, Manufacturing industries, Production system, Production system designs, Reconfigurable manufacturing system, Reconfigurable production systems, Design
National Category
Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-38458 (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: 2018-09-20Bibliographically approved
Kvarnemo, A., Johansson, G. & Rösiö, C. (2017). Project portfolio management in technology transformation situations. In: International Association for Management of Technology IAMOT 2017 Conference Proceedings: . Paper presented at 26th International Association for Management of Technology Conference - IAMOT 2017, Vienna, Austria, 14 – 18 May 2017. International Association for Management of Technology
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Project portfolio management in technology transformation situations
2017 (English)In: International Association for Management of Technology IAMOT 2017 Conference Proceedings, International Association for Management of Technology , 2017Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Project portfolio management (PPM) is central for project-based firms to achieve structure and prioritization among multiple projects. Competitive pressures, emergence of new technology and constantly changing customer demand imply a dynamic nature of PPM that calls for adjustments to different situations. This paper investigates PPM challenges that a company in the lighting industry face during a technology transformation from fluorescent technology to LED technology. The technology transformation resembles a modular innovation and the question asked is: How does technology transformation influence the project selection process? The findings rest upon an in-depth case study where data was collected via narrative interviews with representatives having detailed insights into the company’s PPM activities and decisions. The key findings from the study are: (1) When a company faces a technology, which involves most products in the portfolio to be converted to a new technology, the project selection focus shifts from “what products should be developed” to “in what order should the products be developed”. (2) The technology transformation might lead to that the planned order for carrying out projects can be frequently changed due to reprioritizations during project execution phase. Based on the key findings it can be concluded that PPM selection seems more dynamic than postulated in the literature.

This paper contributes with increased insights into the dynamic nature of project selection, specifically related to a technology transformation situations characterized by modular innovation. Further studies are needed regarding effects of other kinds of technology transformations on project selection activities and decisions as well as other factors contributing to the dynamics of PPM.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
International Association for Management of Technology, 2017
Keywords
Project portfolio management, technology transformation, dynamic, case study
National Category
Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-39340 (URN)
Conference
26th International Association for Management of Technology Conference - IAMOT 2017, Vienna, Austria, 14 – 18 May 2017
Available from: 2018-05-02 Created: 2018-05-02 Last updated: 2018-09-20Bibliographically approved
Andersen, A.-L., Brunoe, T. D., Nielsen, K. & Rösiö, C. (2017). Towards a generic design method for reconfigurable manufacturing systems: Analysis and synthesis of current design methods and evaluation of supportive tools. Journal of manufacturing systems, 42, 179-195
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Towards a generic design method for reconfigurable manufacturing systems: Analysis and synthesis of current design methods and evaluation of supportive tools
2017 (English)In: Journal of manufacturing systems, ISSN 0278-6125, E-ISSN 1878-6642, Vol. 42, p. 179-195Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

In today's global manufacturing environment, changes are inevitable and something that every manufacturer must respond to and take advantage of, whether it is in regards to technology changes, product changes, or changes in the manufacturing processes. The reconfigurable manufacturing system (RMS) meets this challenge through the ability to rapidly and efficiently change capacity and functionality, which is the reason why it has been widely labelled the manufacturing paradigm of the future. However, design of the RMS represents a significant challenge compared to the design of traditional manufacturing systems, as it should be designed for efficient production of multiple variants, as well as multiple product generations over its lifetime. Thus, critical decisions regarding the degree of scalability and convertibility of the system must be considered in the design phase, which affects the abilities to reconfigure the system in accordance with changes during its operating lifetime. However, in current research it is indicated that conventional manufacturing system design methods do not support the design of an RMS and that a systematic RMS design method is lacking, despite the fact that numerous contributions exist. Moreover, there is currently only limited evidence for the breakthrough of reconfigurability in industry. Therefore, the research presented in this paper aims at synthesizing current contributions into a generic method for RMS design. Initially, currently available design methods for RMS are reviewed, in terms of classifying and comparing their content, structure, and scope, which leads to a synthesis of the reviewed methods into a generic design method. In continuation of this, the paper includes a discussion of practical implications related to carrying out the design, including an identification of potential challenges and an assessment of which tools that can be applied to support the design. Conclusively, further areas for research are indicated, which provides valuable knowledge of how to develop and realize the benefits of reconfigurability in industry. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier, 2017
Keywords
Changeability, Literature review, Reconfigurable manufacturing design, Reconfigurable manufacturing system, RMS, Computer aided manufacturing, Industrial research, Manufacture, Product design, Analysis and synthesis, Conventional manufacturing, Literature reviews, Manufacturing paradigm, Reconfigurable manufacturing, Traditional manufacturing, Design
National Category
Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-34854 (URN)10.1016/j.jmsy.2016.11.006 (DOI)000394077400014 ()2-s2.0-85009070856 (Scopus ID)JTHIndustriellIS (Local ID)JTHIndustriellIS (Archive number)JTHIndustriellIS (OAI)
Available from: 2017-01-24 Created: 2017-01-24 Last updated: 2018-09-20Bibliographically approved
Nafisi, M., Wiktorsson, M. & Rösiö, C. (2016). Manufacturing involvement in new product development: An explorative case study in heavy automotive component assembly. In: Procedia CIRP: . Paper presented at 26th CIRP Design Conference, 2016, 15 June 2016 through 17 June 2016 (pp. 65-69). Elsevier
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Manufacturing involvement in new product development: An explorative case study in heavy automotive component assembly
2016 (English)In: Procedia CIRP, Elsevier, 2016, p. 65-69Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

A clear and well-defined new product development (NPD) process, cross-functional development teams and project fit with manufacturing resources and skills, are three areas critical to achieve lower cost, high quality and short time to market in NPD. However it is not clear who from manufacturing function should be involved and in which phase during the NPD project. In order to address this issue, the purpose of this paper is to identify how and when manufacturing functions such as engineers and operators are involved in a NPD project. Results from a conducted case study in heavy automotive component assembly show that manufacturing engineers have been more actively involved compared to manufacturing operators during the early phases of the studies NPD. It confirms earlier results that it is not easy to involve operators in the early phases of project due to abstraction and ambiguity associated with early design.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier, 2016
Series
Procedia CIRP, ISSN 2212-8271 ; 50
Keywords
assembly, cross-functionality, manufacturing, New product development, Automobile manufacture, Manufacture, Automotive component, Cross-functional, Development teams, Manufacturing engineers, Manufacturing functions, Manufacturing resource, Product development
National Category
Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-31872 (URN)10.1016/j.procir.2016.04.201 (DOI)000387666600011 ()2-s2.0-84986625678 (Scopus ID)
Conference
26th CIRP Design Conference, 2016, 15 June 2016 through 17 June 2016
Available from: 2016-09-26 Created: 2016-09-26 Last updated: 2019-06-24Bibliographically 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
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
Organisations
Identifiers
ORCID iD: ORCID iD iconorcid.org/0000-0001-9800-4840

Search in DiVA

Show all publications