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Wlazlak, P., Säfsten, K., Hilletofth, P. & Johansson, G. (2018). Integration of Suppliers’ Workflows in the OEMs’ New Product Development Process. Procedia Manufacturing, 25, 479-486
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Integration of Suppliers’ Workflows in the OEMs’ New Product Development Process
2018 (English)In: Procedia Manufacturing, E-ISSN 2351-9789, Vol. 25, p. 479-486Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This research explores integration of the suppliers’ workflows in the OEM’s new product development (NPD) process, to support the production ramp-up. Based on multiple-case study approach, incorporating both the OEM and the supplier perspective, this research explains critical aspects for the integration of suppliers’ workflows in the OEM’s NPD process, and when these aspects need to be addressed. The results show that face-to-face meeting on a project level, standardized work model, readiness of the component specifications, role of Supplier Quality Assurance (SQA) engineer, quality assurance document provided to the suppliers, etc. are critical aspects.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier, 2018
Keywords
integration, processes, supplier, workflow, OEM
National Category
Other Mechanical Engineering
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-41284 (URN)10.1016/j.promfg.2018.06.127 (DOI)
Available from: 2018-08-28 Created: 2018-08-28 Last updated: 2019-08-12Bibliographically approved
Ölvander, J., Wever, R., Johansson, G., Warell, A., Elgh, F., Rönnbäck, A. Ö., . . . Hansen, C. T. (2018). Preface. In: Proceedings of NordDesign: Design in the Era of Digitalization, NordDesign 2018. Paper presented at 13th Biennial Norddesign Conference, NordDesign 2018, 14 August 2018 through 17 August 2018. Linköping: Design Research Society
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2018 (English)In: Proceedings of NordDesign: Design in the Era of Digitalization, NordDesign 2018, Linköping: Design Research Society, 2018Conference paper, Published paper (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Linköping: Design Research Society, 2018
National Category
Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-42295 (URN)2-s2.0-85057151936 (Scopus ID)9789176851852 (ISBN)
Conference
13th Biennial Norddesign Conference, NordDesign 2018, 14 August 2018 through 17 August 2018
Available from: 2018-12-13 Created: 2018-12-13 Last updated: 2019-02-14Bibliographically approved
Alayón, C., Säfsten, K. & Johansson, G. (2017). Conceptual sustainable production principles in practice: Do they reflect what companies do?. Journal of Cleaner Production, 141, 693-701
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Conceptual sustainable production principles in practice: Do they reflect what companies do?
2017 (English)In: Journal of Cleaner Production, ISSN 0959-6526, E-ISSN 1879-1786, Vol. 141, p. 693-701Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

A common understanding of sustainable production principles and the identification of sustainable manufacturing practices among practitioners are key starting points in studying how manufacturers are making their operations more sustainable. However, there is a lack of insight in the literature connecting conceptual sustainable production principles, and the practices reflecting these principles. Using semi-structured interviews founded on the sustainable production principles posed by the Lowell Center for Sustainable Production, this paper presents an outlook of how companies in different industries carry out manufacturing practices related to the sustainability production principles. Results showed that the majority of sustainable manufacturing practices remain strongly centered on the environmental dimension of sustainability, with the greatest number of practices emanating from principles concerning energy and material conservation, and waste management. Similarly, reactive sustainable manufacturing practices prevailed over proactive sustainable manufacturing practices, as most of the practices aimed to comply with regulatory and market pressures. Quality and environmental management systems were acknowledged as important tools for putting sustainable production principles into practice; while Swedish environmental and social regulations were found to drive sustainable manufacturing practices. This study connects sustainable production principles with sustainable manufacturing practices and opens the way for further studies on a global or sector-specific scale.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier, 2017
Keywords
Sustainable production principles, Sustainable manufacturing practices, Manufacturing companies
National Category
Other Engineering and Technologies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-32014 (URN)10.1016/j.jclepro.2016.09.079 (DOI)000389090300063 ()2-s2.0-84994220079 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2016-10-18 Created: 2016-10-18 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
Alayón, C., Sannö, A., Säfsten, K. & Johansson, G. (2016). Sustainable production in surface treatment SMEs: an explorative study of challenges and enablers from the CEOs perspective. In: : . Paper presented at 1rst Global Cleaner Production and Sustainable Consumption- GCPSC Conference, Sitges, Barcelona, 1-4 November, 2015.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Sustainable production in surface treatment SMEs: an explorative study of challenges and enablers from the CEOs perspective
2016 (English)Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
National Category
Other Engineering and Technologies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-32015 (URN)
Conference
1rst Global Cleaner Production and Sustainable Consumption- GCPSC Conference, Sitges, Barcelona, 1-4 November, 2015
Available from: 2016-10-18 Created: 2016-10-18 Last updated: 2017-09-12Bibliographically approved
Hilletofth, P., Wlazlak, P., Johansson, G. & Säfsten, K. (2015). Challenges with industralization in a supply chain network: A supplier perspective. In: Proceedings of the MakeLearn and TIIM Joint International Conference, Bari, Italy, 27–29 May 2015.: . Paper presented at MakeLearn and TIIM Joint International Conference (pp. 309-318).
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Challenges with industralization in a supply chain network: A supplier perspective
2015 (English)In: Proceedings of the MakeLearn and TIIM Joint International Conference, Bari, Italy, 27–29 May 2015., 2015, p. 309-318Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this study is to explore the challenges with industrialization across a supply chain network, from a supplier perspective. The study focuses on identifying the challenges encountered by the supplier, when working with industrialization alongside the customer’s industrialization process, the reasons for and the effects of these challenges, as well as how these challenges can be managed. These issues have been examined through a single case study including a Swedish company from the polymer systems and components industry. Empirical data has been collected through in-depth and semi-structured interviews. This study has identified fourteen challenges as well as their main reasons and effects. In addition, solutions to the challenges have been identified. The challenges can be classified as internal or external. An internal challenge originates from inside the supplier’s own organization, while an external challenge originates from the customer’s organization or from the collaboration between the two organizations. This study is explorative in nature and is limited to one supplier located in Sweden. Thus, empirical data from similar and other research settings should be gathered to reinforce the validity of the findings.  

 Keywords: Industrialization; Production ramp-up; Supply chain; Supplier

Series
Managing Intellectual Capital and Innovation for Sustainable and Inclusive Society, ISSN 2232-3309
Keywords
Industrialization, Production ramp-up, Supply chain, Supplier
National Category
Engineering and Technology Transport Systems and Logistics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-28830 (URN)
Conference
MakeLearn and TIIM Joint International Conference
Projects
Efficient Industrialisation Supporting Successful Production Ramp-up in Supply Chains (INDUS)
Funder
Knowledge Foundation
Available from: 2015-12-30 Created: 2015-12-30 Last updated: 2017-02-13Bibliographically approved
Johansson, G., Säfsten, K. & Adolfsson, A.-C. (2015). Implementation of R&D management models in global organisations. In: Ds 80-3 Proceedings Of The 20Th International Conference On Engineering Design (Iced 15) Vol 3: Organisation And Management. Paper presented at 20th International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED), JUL 27-31, 2015, Milan, ITALY.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Implementation of R&D management models in global organisations
2015 (English)In: Ds 80-3 Proceedings Of The 20Th International Conference On Engineering Design (Iced 15) Vol 3: Organisation And Management, 2015Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This paper addresses implementation of R&D management models in global product development organisations. The study rests upon empirical material originating from five industrial companies that was collected via workshops and interviews. A number of enablers for and barriers to implementation of R&D management models have been identified. The study adds to the current theory on how companies with global organisations can ensure that the R&D management model is implemented throughout the entire organisation. In addition, the practical value refers to that the identified enablers and barriers support companies in their strive towards better adherence to the R&D management models in product development projects.

Series
International Conference on Engineering Design, ISSN 2220-4334
Keywords
Design management, Design process, New product development, Project management
National Category
Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-29103 (URN)000366981200008 ()978-1-904670-66-7 (ISBN)
Conference
20th International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED), JUL 27-31, 2015, Milan, ITALY
Available from: 2016-01-15 Created: 2016-01-15 Last updated: 2016-01-15Bibliographically approved
Johansson, G. & Säfsten, K. (2015). Managing uncertainty, complexity and dispersion in product development projects. International Journal of Product Development, 20(1), 25-48
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Managing uncertainty, complexity and dispersion in product development projects
2015 (English)In: International Journal of Product Development, ISSN 1477-9056, E-ISSN 1741-8178, Vol. 20, no 1, p. 25-48Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This paper reports findings from the application of a new method, denoted the Interface Management Method (IMM), for managing uncertainty, complexity and dispersion in product development projects. The method was applied in three commercial projects and evaluated against desired features of product development methods reported in the literature. The findings indicate the potential of the method to support product development teams when facing challenges related to uncertainty, complexity and dispersion as it helps create focus and a dialogue on how to deal with the challenges. The paper also adds to the discourse regarding product development methods by discussing and defining four interrelated concepts: method, tool, procedure and system. Through more precise definitions, the dialogue between academics and practitioners can be refined and lead to better methods, which will ultimately result in improved product development efficiency and effectiveness.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
InderScience Publishers, 2015
Keywords
product development, uncertainty, complexity, dispersion, method, tool, procedure, system, case study
National Category
Other Engineering and Technologies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-25742 (URN)10.1504/IJPD.2015.067275 (DOI)2-s2.0-84961307496 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2015-01-26 Created: 2015-01-26 Last updated: 2018-10-16Bibliographically approved
Wlazlak, P., Hilletofth, P., Johansson, G. & Säfsten, K. (2015). Supplier involvement in product development: Critical issues from a supplier perspective. In: Proceedings of the 22nd EurOMA International Annual Conference, Neuchâtel, Switzerland, 26 June–1 July, 2015: . Paper presented at 22nd EurOMA International Annual Conference, Neuchâtel, Switzerland, 26 June–1 July, 2015. International Annual EurOMA Conference
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Supplier involvement in product development: Critical issues from a supplier perspective
2015 (English)In: Proceedings of the 22nd EurOMA International Annual Conference, Neuchâtel, Switzerland, 26 June–1 July, 2015, International Annual EurOMA Conference, 2015Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) typically outsource the industrialization of components to suppliers. Hence, the OEMs are dependent on the suppliers’ capabilities to perform industrialization projects. However, suppliers often experience various difficulties when involved in the OEMs’ product development projects. Therefore, the aim of the paper is to explore challenges that suppliers face during industrialization projects, their causes and the effects. Actions to mitigate these challenges are further explored. Based on an in-depth single case study at a Swedish supplier from the metal components industry, the study resulted in seven challenging issues during industrialization projects from a supplier perspective.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
International Annual EurOMA Conference, 2015
Keywords
Industrialization, Production ramp-up, Supply chain
National Category
Engineering and Technology Other Engineering and Technologies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-28829 (URN)
Conference
22nd EurOMA International Annual Conference, Neuchâtel, Switzerland, 26 June–1 July, 2015
Projects
Efficient Industrialisation Supporting Successful Production Ramp-up in Supply Chains (INDUS)
Funder
Knowledge Foundation
Available from: 2015-12-30 Created: 2015-12-30 Last updated: 2018-09-12Bibliographically approved
Yurtkulu Akgun, E. Z., Hilletofth, P. & Johansson, G. (2015). Supply chain related decisions in product development projects: Insights from the industry. In: Proceedings of the 22nd International Annual EurOMA Conference, Neuchatel, June 26th-July 1st, 2015: . Paper presented at 22nd International Annual EurOMA Conference, Neuchatel, June 26th-July 1st, 2015. International Annual EurOMA Conference
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Supply chain related decisions in product development projects: Insights from the industry
2015 (English)In: Proceedings of the 22nd International Annual EurOMA Conference, Neuchatel, June 26th-July 1st, 2015, International Annual EurOMA Conference, 2015Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The purposeof this study is to investigate supply chain related decisions that are considered in product development projects, product development related decisionsconsideredin product development projectsthathave an impact onsupply chain performance, andsupply chain related decisions that are missing in product development projects.Identified decisions consist of strategic level decisions and tactical level decisions. The findings indicate that the supply chain functions havesignificantdesire to get their decisionsinvolvedin product development projects. On the other hand, product development functions feel less pressureregardinghow product development decisions affectsupply chain performance.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
International Annual EurOMA Conference, 2015
Keywords
Supply chain management, product development, collaboration, decision - making
National Category
Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-28827 (URN)
Conference
22nd International Annual EurOMA Conference, Neuchatel, June 26th-July 1st, 2015
Available from: 2015-12-30 Created: 2015-12-30 Last updated: 2018-09-12Bibliographically approved
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