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Hussmo, D., Säfsten, K. & Wlazlak, P. (2023). Aspects affecting boundary objects in product realization: A systematic literature review. In: P. Koomsap, A. Cooper & J. Stjepandić (Ed.), P. Koomsap, A. Cooper & J. Stjepandić (Ed.), Leveraging transdisciplinary engineering in a changing and connected world: Proceedings of the 30th ISTE International Conference on Transdisciplinary Engineering, Hua Hin Cha Am, Thailand, July 11–14, 2023. Paper presented at 30th ISTE International Conference on Transdisciplinary Engineering, Hua Hin Cha Am, Thailand, July 11–14, 2023 (pp. 72-81). Amsterdam: IOS Press
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2023 (English)In: Leveraging transdisciplinary engineering in a changing and connected world: Proceedings of the 30th ISTE International Conference on Transdisciplinary Engineering, Hua Hin Cha Am, Thailand, July 11–14, 2023 / [ed] P. Koomsap, A. Cooper & J. Stjepandić, Amsterdam: IOS Press, 2023, p. 72-81Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Product realization is inherently transdisciplinary, resulting in the need for different functions to collaborate. However, collaboration can be hindered by boundaries, arising from differences and dependencies in knowledge. One way to integrate knowledge across these boundaries is through the use of so-called boundary objects. However, boundary objects are situational, meaning that different aspects can affect whether an object functions as a boundary object or not. Based on a systematic literature review, this paper presents a comprehensive overview of different aspects that need to be considered for an object to function as a boundary object in the context of product realization. The aspects were divided into properties relating to the object, and situational aspects connecting to the situation in which the object is used. The paper further shows the role that interplay between aspects plays, and how it can be accounted for.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Amsterdam: IOS Press, 2023
Series
Advances in Transdisciplinary Engineering, ISSN 2352-751X, E-ISSN 2352-7528 ; 41
Keywords
Knowledge management, boundary crossing, boundary objects, systematic literature review, product realization, transdisciplinary engineering
National Category
Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-63312 (URN)10.3233/ATDE230599 (DOI)2-s2.0-85184291227 (Scopus ID)978-1-64368-440-6 (ISBN)978-1-64368-441-3 (ISBN)
Conference
30th ISTE International Conference on Transdisciplinary Engineering, Hua Hin Cha Am, Thailand, July 11–14, 2023
Available from: 2024-01-11 Created: 2024-01-11 Last updated: 2024-05-07Bibliographically approved
Vestin, A., Säfsten, K. & Popovic, D. (2023). Enablers for PLM implementation in the Wooden Single-Family House Industry. , 28
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Enablers for PLM implementation in the Wooden Single-Family House Industry
2023 (English)Manuscript (preprint) (Other academic)
National Category
Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-62897 (URN)
Note

Included in doctoral thesis in manuscript form.

Available from: 2023-11-17 Created: 2023-11-17 Last updated: 2023-11-17
Vestin, A., Säfsten, K. & Popovic, D. (2023). Mitigating product data management challenges in the wooden single-family house industry. Journal of Information Technology in Construction, 28, 757-773
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2023 (English)In: Journal of Information Technology in Construction, E-ISSN 1874-4753, Vol. 28, p. 757-773Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The housing industry faces challenges in product data management, resulting in negative effects on productivity, efficiency, and quality. The purpose of the study presented in this paper is to elaborate on requirements and functions of a support system to mitigate challenges with product data management in the wooden single-family house industry. As a support system, a pilot product lifecycle management (PLM) system was developed with functions to fulfill the requirements. The support system was installed and tested in a real-world setting, a wooden single-family house company, Company T. The paper contributes with the insights that a PLM system for industrialized house building can be developed, fulfilling the requirements in this specific industry. The functions developed were perceived to have value and could, for Company T, mitigate their challenges with product data management. The support system facilitate integration between the pilot PLM system, the building information modeling tool and the enterprise resource planning system at Company T. Based on the study carried out, the paper concludes that a PLM system is feasible, and that it might be a way to mitigate challenges with product data management in the wooden single-family house industry.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction, 2023
Keywords
product lifecycle management, building information modelling, product data management, industrialized house building, design research methodology, support system, system integration, interoperability
National Category
Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-62896 (URN)10.36680/j.itcon.2023.039 (DOI)001100174600001 ()2-s2.0-85178269967 (Scopus ID)POA;;62896 (Local ID)POA;;62896 (Archive number)POA;;62896 (OAI)
Funder
Knowledge Foundation
Available from: 2023-11-17 Created: 2023-11-17 Last updated: 2023-12-12Bibliographically approved
Säfsten, K., Harlin, U., Johansen, K., Larsson, L. & Rönnbäck, A. Ö. (2023). Resilient and sustainable production systems: towards a research agenda. International Journal of Manufacturing Research, 18(4), 343-365
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2023 (English)In: International Journal of Manufacturing Research, ISSN 1750-0591, Vol. 18, no 4, p. 343-365Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

It is widely recognised that manufacturing companies need to pay attention to sustainability aspects to be competitive. However, there is still no clarity on how to combine requirements for sustainability and profitability to achieve long-term competitive manufacturing. Furthermore, there is a need for knowledge on how to develop resilient and sustainable production systems. This paper aims to explore the state-of-the art and state-of-practice associated with the development of resilient and sustainable production systems, with a focus on challenges and enablers. To achieve this, a narrative literature review was carried out, combined with results from knowledge creation workshops with five manufacturing companies striving towards resilient and sustainable production systems.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
InderScience Publishers, 2023
Keywords
production system development, circular economy, resilient production, resilience, sustainable production, sustainable work, technology-organisation-people
National Category
Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-63163 (URN)10.1504/IJMR.2023.135651 (DOI)001128775300005 ()2-s2.0-85180992967 (Scopus ID)HOA;;923759 (Local ID)HOA;;923759 (Archive number)HOA;;923759 (OAI)
Funder
Vinnova
Available from: 2024-01-03 Created: 2024-01-03 Last updated: 2024-02-07Bibliographically approved
Salim, R., Johansen, K., Manduchi, A. & Säfsten, K. (2022). Automation Decisions in Manufacturing System Development Projects: The Wood Products Industry Perspective. BioProducts Business, 7(1), 1-12
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Automation Decisions in Manufacturing System Development Projects: The Wood Products Industry Perspective
2022 (English)In: BioProducts Business, ISSN 2378-1394, Vol. 7, no 1, p. 1-12Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The implementation of automated solutions in manufacturing commonly involves substantial investments in terms of both human and financial resources, and it exposes the firms to the risk of substantial losses if the expected benefits fail to materialize. It is therefore important that decisions related to automated solutions are well supported. The maturity level differs across industry sectors, and the wood products industry is lagging behind in some respects. The purpose of this paper is to explore the potential challenges the wood products industry is facing related to automation decisions when designing manufacturing systems and suggest strategies that can support such decisions, with inspiration from another industrial sector. A multiple case study was conducted, involving a development project carried out in the wood products industry and another in the presumably more mature automotive industry. Automation decisions were studied in the different phases prior to the implementation of the physical manufacturing system. The findings showed both similarities and differences between the development projects. For example, in both development projects, it was decided to reach out to automation suppliers for automation technology acquisition. However, the decision on to which degree to collaborate with the automation suppliers differed. Based on the similarities and differences pointed out, ideas were put forward that might support the wood products industry.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Society of Wood Science and Technology, 2022
Keywords
Decision-making, Development project, Empirical research, Manufacturing system design, Manufacturing technology
National Category
Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-56153 (URN)10.22382/bpb-2022-001 (DOI)2-s2.0-85126750196 (Scopus ID)GOA;;805252 (Local ID)GOA;;805252 (Archive number)GOA;;805252 (OAI)
Funder
Knowledge Foundation
Available from: 2022-04-04 Created: 2022-04-04 Last updated: 2022-04-05Bibliographically approved
Alayón, C., Säfsten, K. & Johansson, G. (2022). Barriers and Enablers for the Adoption of Sustainable Manufacturing by Manufacturing SMEs. Sustainability, 14(4), Article ID 2364.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Barriers and Enablers for the Adoption of Sustainable Manufacturing by Manufacturing SMEs
2022 (English)In: Sustainability, E-ISSN 2071-1050, Vol. 14, no 4, article id 2364Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Small-and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) have inherent characteristics, which require specific solutions for improving the sustainability performance of their operations. The purpose of this paper is to increase the knowledge on barriers and enablers for the adoption of sustainable manufacturing by manufacturing SMEs and to provide insights into what enablers can be used to overcome existing barriers. Taking, as a starting point, a systematic literature review, this paper presents a categorization of barriers and enablers for the adoption of sustainable manufacturing by manufacturing SMEs. In total, seven categories for classifying the barriers and enablers for the adoption of sustainable manufacturing within SMEs were identified: organizational, managerial and attitudinal; informational; governmental; financial; training and skills development; market and business context; and technological. Additionally, this study elaborates on what barriers could be mitigated through the enablers. This study found specific enablers with the potential to mitigate a significantly higher number of barriers and referred to them as ‘critical enablers’. SMEs aiming to adopt sustainable manufacturing practices or improve their sustainability performance are encouraged to focus on the enablers in these categories. This paper synthesizes and facilitates interpretation of the existing body of evidence on barriers and enablers for adopting sustainable manufacturing in SMEs.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
MDPI, 2022
Keywords
Barriers, Categorization, Enablers, SMEs, Sustainable manufacturing, Systematic literature review, business development, knowledge, manufacturing, small and medium-sized enterprise, sustainability
National Category
Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-56017 (URN)10.3390/su14042364 (DOI)000771478900001 ()2-s2.0-85125036049 (Scopus ID)GOA;;798964 (Local ID)GOA;;798964 (Archive number)GOA;;798964 (OAI)
Available from: 2022-03-08 Created: 2022-03-08 Last updated: 2022-04-08Bibliographically approved
Hussmo, D., Säfsten, K. & Wlazlak, P. (2022). Engineering Tools as Boundary Objects Between Product Development and Production. In: B. R. Moser, P. Koomsap & J. Stjepandić (Ed.), Transdisciplinarity and the Future of Engineering: Proceedings of the 29th ISTE International Conference on Transdisciplinary Engineering (TE2022). Paper presented at 29th ISTE International Conference on Transdisciplinary Engineering, 5–8 July 2022, Cambridge, MA, USA (pp. 687-696). IOS Press
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Engineering Tools as Boundary Objects Between Product Development and Production
2022 (English)In: Transdisciplinarity and the Future of Engineering: Proceedings of the 29th ISTE International Conference on Transdisciplinary Engineering (TE2022) / [ed] B. R. Moser, P. Koomsap & J. Stjepandić, IOS Press, 2022, p. 687-696Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Product realization, i.e., product development and production, involves several transdisciplinary activities. People from different disciplines are involved, representing different practices and knowledge areas. These differences create boundaries, which must be crossed to succeed with the endeavor of product realization. One way of crossing boundaries is through boundary objects, i.e., artefacts that create common understanding between different domains. Boundary objects have been applied in for example educational research and are a promising approach in engineering. Between product development and production, engineering tools such as prototypes, simulation, and design for assembly are often used as boundary objects. Previous research has shown that different aspects affect whether an artefact function as a boundary object or not. However, the context of product realization remains unexplored in this topic. This paper, therefore, explores what aspects affect how an engineering tool can function as a boundary object. Based on a literature review, workshops and a case study, the paper presents aspects related to the situation, the tool and the individuals that affect it an engineering tool function as boundary objects. The paper addresses two important transdisciplinary concerns: knowledge from different disciplines is combined, and both academic and scientific goals are considered.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
IOS Press, 2022
Series
Advances in Transdisciplinary Engineering, ISSN 2352-751X, E-ISSN 2352-7528 ; 28
Keywords
Knowledge management, boundary crossing, boundary objects, case study, transdisciplinary engineering
National Category
Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-58839 (URN)10.3233/ATDE220702 (DOI)2-s2.0-85142192085 (Scopus ID)978-1-64368-338-6 (ISBN)978-1-64368-339-3 (ISBN)
Conference
29th ISTE International Conference on Transdisciplinary Engineering, 5–8 July 2022, Cambridge, MA, USA
Funder
Knowledge Foundation
Available from: 2022-11-09 Created: 2022-11-09 Last updated: 2024-05-07Bibliographically approved
Vestin, A., Säfsten, K. & Popovic, D. (2022). Information Management in the Wooden Single-Family House Industry-Challenges and Potential Solutions. In: A. H. C. Ng, A. Syberfelt, D. Högberg & M. Holm (Ed.), SPS2022: Proceedings of the 10th Swedish production symposium: . Paper presented at 10th Swedish Production Symposium (SPS2022), School of Engineering Science, University of Skövde, Sweden, April 26–29 2022 (pp. 354-365). Amsterdam: IOS Press
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Information Management in the Wooden Single-Family House Industry-Challenges and Potential Solutions
2022 (English)In: SPS2022: Proceedings of the 10th Swedish production symposium / [ed] A. H. C. Ng, A. Syberfelt, D. Högberg & M. Holm, Amsterdam: IOS Press, 2022, p. 354-365Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

In this paper, focus is on information management in the wooden single-family house industry i.e., one segment of the construction industry. So far, there is lack of research that investigates possible paths for information management in the wooden single-family house industry. The purpose of this paper is to overcome this limitation, and to increase the knowledge on how to mitigate the challenges of information management in the wooden single-family house industry. Two research questions were formulated: RQ1 What are the challenges with information management in the wooden single-family house industry? RQ2 What are the potentials of traditional BIM, BIM for OFC, and PLM to respectively mitigate the information management challenges? The results presented in this paper are based on a case study at a wooden single-family house company and a literature review on information management. In total, eight empirical information management challenges were identified at the case company, categorized into technology-related, process-related, or people-related challenges. Based on the analysis, it was concluded that a PLM-system has larger potential to mitigate the information management challenges in the wooden single-family house industry than traditional BIM and BIM for OFC. This paper contributes with insights on challenges of information management in the wooden single-family house industry and the potentials of traditional BIM, BIM for OFC, and PLM to mitigate these challenges. The results from this paper can support managers in the house building industry with understanding the potentials of traditional BIM, BIM for OFC and PLM for specific information challenges and facilitate decision making on what actions to take to improve their information management.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Amsterdam: IOS Press, 2022
Series
Advances in Transdisciplinary Engineering, ISSN 2352-751X, E-ISSN 2352-7528 ; 21
Keywords
Architectural design, Behavioral research, Construction industry, Decision making, Houses, BIM, Case-studies, House building, Literature reviews, Management challenges, PLM systems, Product structure, Research questions, Single-family house, System integration, Information management, PLM-system, systems integration
National Category
Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics Building Technologies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-58004 (URN)10.3233/ATDE220154 (DOI)2-s2.0-85132818499 (Scopus ID)978-1-64368-268-6 (ISBN)978-1-64368-269-3 (ISBN)
Conference
10th Swedish Production Symposium (SPS2022), School of Engineering Science, University of Skövde, Sweden, April 26–29 2022
Available from: 2022-07-21 Created: 2022-07-21 Last updated: 2023-11-17Bibliographically approved
Säfsten, K., Elgh, F., Rösiö, C. & Stolt, R. (2022). Integrated product and production platforms: Towards a research agenda. In: A. H. C. Ng, A. Syberfelt, D. Högberg & M. Holm (Ed.), SPS2022: Proceedings of the 10th Swedish production symposium: . Paper presented at 10th Swedish Production Symposium (SPS2022), School of Engineering Science, University of Skövde, Sweden, April 26–29 2022 (pp. 829-841). Amsterdam: IOS Press
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Integrated product and production platforms: Towards a research agenda
2022 (English)In: SPS2022: Proceedings of the 10th Swedish production symposium / [ed] A. H. C. Ng, A. Syberfelt, D. Högberg & M. Holm, Amsterdam: IOS Press, 2022, p. 829-841Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Product platforms have been used as a strategy for manufacturing companies to stay competitive and have provided a means that fulfils the need of agile and demand driven product realisation. However, a link to the production system development is often missing. Knowledge is required concerning how a platform approach can be applied in the production domain and integrated with the product platform. The purpose of this paper is to outline a research agenda for integrated product and production platforms. Based on a literature review and empirical material from more than 50 interviews in five manufacturing companies, state-of-the art and state-of-practice is presented, together with a preliminary research agenda. A flexible, although systematic and structured, approach is needed where the product platform and the production platform are well integrated to support agile, and demand driven product realisation. A product realisation process supported by integrated product and production platforms is expected to support the competitiveness of manufacturing companies facing a market characterized by high diversity and rapid change.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Amsterdam: IOS Press, 2022
Series
Advances in Transdisciplinary Engineering, ISSN 2352-751X, E-ISSN 2352-7528 ; 21
Keywords
platform planning, platform development, digitalisation, integration, boundary crossing
National Category
Business Administration Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-57057 (URN)10.3233/ATDE220201 (DOI)2-s2.0-85132807133 (Scopus ID)978-1-64368-268-6 (ISBN)978-1-64368-269-3 (ISBN)
Conference
10th Swedish Production Symposium (SPS2022), School of Engineering Science, University of Skövde, Sweden, April 26–29 2022
Available from: 2022-06-10 Created: 2022-06-10 Last updated: 2022-07-21Bibliographically approved
Hussmo, D., Säfsten, K. & Wlazlak, P. (2022). Knowledge Integration in Industrialized House Building – Current Practice and Challenges. In: A.-L. Andersen, R. Andersen, T. D. Brunoe, M. S. S. Larsen, K. Nielsen, A. Napoleone & S. Kjeldgaard (Ed.), Towards Sustainable Customization: Bridging Smart Products and Manufacturing Systems: Proceedings of the Changeable, Agile, Reconfigurable and Virtual Production Conference and the World Mass Customization & Personalization Conference. Paper presented at CARV2021, 8th Changeable, Agile, Reconfigurable and Virtual Production Conference and the World Mass Customization & Personalization Conference, Aalborg, Denmark, October/November 2021 (pp. 945-952). Cham: Springer
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Knowledge Integration in Industrialized House Building – Current Practice and Challenges
2022 (English)In: Towards Sustainable Customization: Bridging Smart Products and Manufacturing Systems: Proceedings of the Changeable, Agile, Reconfigurable and Virtual Production Conference and the World Mass Customization & Personalization Conference / [ed] A.-L. Andersen, R. Andersen, T. D. Brunoe, M. S. S. Larsen, K. Nielsen, A. Napoleone & S. Kjeldgaard, Cham: Springer, 2022, p. 945-952Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Industrialized house builders need to integrate knowledge between product development and production to ensure producibility in the factory as well as at the build site. The traditional manufacturing industry has previously received attention in literature on the topic of knowledge integration. However, industrialized house building remains seemingly unexplored. Therefore, this paper presents a current state on knowledge integration between product and production and highlights the identified challenges. The paper also elaborates on knowledge integration differences and similarities with the traditional manufacturing industry. Identified practices involved the use of stage gate models, cross-functional teams, meetings, and partial/sub-assembly prototypes. Challenges distinguished were related to market/technology uncertainty, product/production complexity and geographical/organizational dispersion. The results are based on a case study that used semi-structured interviews within two industrialized house building companies. The paper contributes to the area of knowledge integration between product and production within industrialized house building and presents potential areas for future research.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Cham: Springer, 2022
Series
Lecture Notes in Mechanical Engineering, ISSN 2195-4356, E-ISSN 2195-4364
Keywords
Integration; Product realization; Construction industry; Knowledge management; Case study
National Category
Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics Building Technologies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-55038 (URN)10.1007/978-3-030-90700-6_108 (DOI)2-s2.0-85119455719 (Scopus ID)978-3-030-90699-3 (ISBN)978-3-030-90702-0 (ISBN)978-3-030-90700-6 (ISBN)
Conference
CARV2021, 8th Changeable, Agile, Reconfigurable and Virtual Production Conference and the World Mass Customization & Personalization Conference, Aalborg, Denmark, October/November 2021
Funder
Knowledge Foundation
Note

Published online 1 November 2021.

Available from: 2021-11-08 Created: 2021-11-08 Last updated: 2024-05-07Bibliographically approved
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