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Sharma, M. G., Pardillo-Baez, Y. & Bäckstrand, J. (2023). Avoiding the dark side of the circular economy: Application of radical, systematic, holistic and inclusive actions within the Indo-Swedish textile value chain. In: : . Paper presented at 32nd Annual IPSERA Conference, Barcelona, Spain, 3-5 April 2023.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Avoiding the dark side of the circular economy: Application of radical, systematic, holistic and inclusive actions within the Indo-Swedish textile value chain
2023 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Given the pressure on the earth resources, transition to circular economy is the aspirational objective for most businesses. Most studies focus on the benefit of the circular economy. In this study we play the devil’s advocate and try to understand the dark side of this crusade. The objective behind this is to understand the negative externalities and to address them.

National Category
Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-63300 (URN)
Conference
32nd Annual IPSERA Conference, Barcelona, Spain, 3-5 April 2023
Available from: 2024-01-11 Created: 2024-01-11 Last updated: 2024-01-11Bibliographically approved
Gremyr, I., Bäckstrand, J., Fredriksson, A., Gatenholm, G. & Halldórsson, Á. (2023). Blueprinting construction logistics services for quality improvement. Construction Management and Economics, 41(1), 60-78
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Blueprinting construction logistics services for quality improvement
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2023 (English)In: Construction Management and Economics, ISSN 0144-6193, E-ISSN 1466-433X, Vol. 41, no 1, p. 60-78Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Construction logistics services can, if implemented with high quality, positively impact both efficiency and sustainability of construction projects. However, present quality management frameworks have not been developed for temporary multi-actor contexts, such as construction, which is largely lacking industrialised processes. Still, construction logistics service providers provide service offerings to temporary settings and could thus benefit from a service quality perspective. Applying this perspective, this study supports the quality improvement of construction logistics services by using a service modularity approach to identify the services to prioritise for improvement. Building on interviews, concept mapping, and a service blueprint of a construction logistics setup, a priority matrix for improvements is developed. The first step in using this matrix is to operationalise the construction logistics setup in modules based on blueprinting. Second, the matrix evaluates the modules against nine empirically derived improvement enablers such as practices and forums for learning, and data measurements enabling the comparison and follow-up of construction logistics services. In conclusion, the priority matrix helps focus the improvements on modules with high likelihood of successful improvements. Improvements that can become sustained over time through the reuse of standardised modules in upcoming projects.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Taylor & Francis, 2023
Keywords
Construction logistics service; quality improvement; service modularity; service blueprint; priority matrix
National Category
Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-58653 (URN)10.1080/01446193.2022.2130384 (DOI)000866044600001 ()2-s2.0-85140083778 (Scopus ID)HOA;;837728 (Local ID)HOA;;837728 (Archive number)HOA;;837728 (OAI)
Available from: 2022-10-17 Created: 2022-10-17 Last updated: 2023-01-12Bibliographically approved
Bäckstrand, J. & Malmstedt, A. (2023). Has the pendulum swinged too far from just-in-time to just-in-case in the aftermaths of Covid-19?. In: E. Alfnes, A. Romsdal, J.-O. Strandhagen, G. von Cieminski & D. Romero (Ed.), Advances in Production Management Systems: Production Management Systems for Responsible Manufacturing, Service, and Logistics Futures: Proceedings, Part III. Paper presented at IFIP WG 5.7 International Conference, APMS 2023, Trondheim, Norway, September 17–21, 2023 (pp. 96-111). Cham: Springer
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Has the pendulum swinged too far from just-in-time to just-in-case in the aftermaths of Covid-19?
2023 (English)In: Advances in Production Management Systems: Production Management Systems for Responsible Manufacturing, Service, and Logistics Futures: Proceedings, Part III / [ed] E. Alfnes, A. Romsdal, J.-O. Strandhagen, G. von Cieminski & D. Romero, Cham: Springer, 2023, p. 96-111Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The last three years have been a challenge for many businesses and have emphasized the need for resilience. An important leaver to achieve resilience is inventory management. Having the right level of inventory has proven to be extremely difficult, especially for semiconductors with their long process lead-times and scarcity. Many companies have transitioned from just-in-time to just-in-case supply chains and from being faced with under-absorption due to lack of material to being faced with over-supply and over-stock situation when the demand eased up. The lack of an integrated view of customer demand and supply changes can lead to the bullwhip effect where uncertainty at every tier of supply can lead to inflated stock levels for each successive upstream tier. Consequently, the business implications of the fast development from undersupply to oversupply is widely seen in the quarterly reports for 2022Q3 and in the profit warnings for 2022Q4 where companies explained the reduced profits due to inventory reduction in the retail distribution. The purpose of this paper is to investigate the decision making during the pandemic, and what changes companies have implemented to achieve more resilient supply chains for semiconductors. Did the pendulum swing too extreme from just-in-time to just-in-case? This is answered by a literature review and an exploratory survey among Swedish manufacturing companies. The result is the identification of challenges for Swedish companies in achieving sustainable resilient supply chains instead of mitigating the disruptions.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Cham: Springer, 2023
Series
IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology, ISSN 1868-4238, E-ISSN 1868-422X ; 691
Keywords
Supply Chains, Responsiveness, AI, Inventory Management, Semiconductors
National Category
Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-62543 (URN)10.1007/978-3-031-43670-3_7 (DOI)2-s2.0-85174449468 (Scopus ID)978-3-031-43669-7 (ISBN)978-3-031-43670-3 (ISBN)
Conference
IFIP WG 5.7 International Conference, APMS 2023, Trondheim, Norway, September 17–21, 2023
Available from: 2023-09-27 Created: 2023-09-27 Last updated: 2023-10-30Bibliographically approved
Bäckstrand, J., Vos, F. G., Eslami, M. H. & Hoffmann, P. (2023). JPSM Editorial: Building bridges in PSM: Towards a digital and sustainable future special issue of the annual IPSERA conference 2022. Journal of Purchasing and Supply Management, 29(3), Article ID 100851.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>JPSM Editorial: Building bridges in PSM: Towards a digital and sustainable future special issue of the annual IPSERA conference 2022
2023 (English)In: Journal of Purchasing and Supply Management, ISSN 1478-4092, E-ISSN 1873-6505, Vol. 29, no 3, article id 100851Article in journal, Editorial material (Other academic) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier, 2023
National Category
Business Administration Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-60651 (URN)10.1016/j.pursup.2023.100851 (DOI)001030677500001 ()2-s2.0-85160729277 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2023-06-02 Created: 2023-06-02 Last updated: 2024-01-15Bibliographically approved
Bäckstrand, J. & Göthager, M. (2023). Konkurrenskraftiga smarta nyckeltal. In: : . Paper presented at 22nd Research and Application Conference on Logistics and Operations Management [PLANs forsknings- och tillämpningskonferens], University West, 17-18 October 2023.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Konkurrenskraftiga smarta nyckeltal
2023 (Swedish)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
National Category
Information Systems
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-63303 (URN)
Conference
22nd Research and Application Conference on Logistics and Operations Management [PLANs forsknings- och tillämpningskonferens], University West, 17-18 October 2023
Available from: 2024-01-11 Created: 2024-01-11 Last updated: 2024-01-11Bibliographically approved
Bäckstrand, J. & Johansen, K. (2023). Non-virgin textile materials challenging the purchasing role in a circular industry. In: : . Paper presented at 30th European Operations Management Association Conference (EurOMA), Leuven, Belgium, 3-5 July, 2023.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Non-virgin textile materials challenging the purchasing role in a circular industry
2023 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

In the era of moving towards a Circular Economy (CE), companies are facing challenges in redesigning their supply chains, towards managing i.e., recycled material and new requirements. Today, the textile industry is one of the segments that affects environmental sustainability most. Therefore, this paper’s purpose is to explore how non-virgin textile materials challenging the purchasing role in a circular industry, especially related to the perspective from Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SMEs). And the resulting research question is, therefore, what different challenges must a purchasing organization manage related to textile products in a circular industry.

National Category
Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-63302 (URN)
Conference
30th European Operations Management Association Conference (EurOMA), Leuven, Belgium, 3-5 July, 2023
Available from: 2024-01-11 Created: 2024-01-11 Last updated: 2024-01-11Bibliographically approved
Löfving, M. & Bäckstrand, J. (2023). Spanning boundaries through intersectorial mobility. In: : . Paper presented at 10th Annual UIIN Conference, Budapest, Hungary, 9-11 May 2023.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Spanning boundaries through intersectorial mobility
2023 (English)Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
National Category
Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-63301 (URN)
Conference
10th Annual UIIN Conference, Budapest, Hungary, 9-11 May 2023
Available from: 2024-01-11 Created: 2024-01-11 Last updated: 2024-01-11Bibliographically approved
Bäckstrand, J. & Halldórsson, Á. (2022). Enhancing theorizing in purchasing and supply management through middle-range theories. In: W. L. Tale, L. M. Ellram & L. Bals (Ed.), Handbook of theories for purchasing, supply chain and management research: (pp. 80-93). Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Enhancing theorizing in purchasing and supply management through middle-range theories
2022 (English)In: Handbook of theories for purchasing, supply chain and management research / [ed] W. L. Tale, L. M. Ellram & L. Bals, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2022, p. 80-93Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Introductory paragraph: With this chapter we present middle-range theory (MRT) as a promising way of both specifying what theory is in the context of purchasing and supply management (PSM), and how these theories come about, that is, theorizing. MRT derives from specific practical problems and pertains to a local setting but can, due to its modifiable feature, be transferred to other industrial sectors than the one being investigated.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2022
Series
Research Handbooks in Business and Management series
National Category
Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-57584 (URN)10.4337/9781839104503.00010 (DOI)9781839104497 (ISBN)9781839104503 (ISBN)
Available from: 2022-06-22 Created: 2022-06-22 Last updated: 2022-06-22Bibliographically approved
Löfving, M., Albrecht, N. & Bäckstrand, J. (2022). Establishment of a structure for collaboration between two universities and SMEs using an intermediary organisation. In: : . Paper presented at 9th Annual UIIN Conference, 14-15 June 2022, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Establishment of a structure for collaboration between two universities and SMEs using an intermediary organisation
2022 (English)Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

There is a need to raise the level of competence in the forestry and wood industry in Sweden for increased growth, innovation, and competitiveness. Most of the companies in this industry are SMEs and they are often located outside larger cities. They have no or little experience in collaboration with universities, but often have a close relationship with intermediary organisations. On the other side, the academic collaborations with the forest and wood industry focus mainly on larger companies.

To increase collaboration between SMEs and academia, the project KVIST was jointly initiated by Träcentrum (intermediary organisation), Linnaeus University and Jönköping University to increase the competence- and knowledge exchanges between SMEs in the forest and wood industry and the two universities in the region of Småland in Sweden. KVIST in Swedish means ’TWIG’ in English, the Swedish abbreviation of “Competence Shift In the Forest and Wood industry”. The objective of KVIST is to develop and establish a long-lasting structure for collaboration between academia and these SMEs using an intermediary organisation. The project started in 2020 and will continue until 2023.

We presented the initial ideas of the project KVIST at a poster session at UIIN 2020. This good practice case study is a continuation of the former presentation and describes the first results of the KVIST-project and how we work to establish a structure for collaboration between two universities and SMEs in forest and wood industry in Sweden using an intermediary organisation.

National Category
Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-57586 (URN)
Conference
9th Annual UIIN Conference, 14-15 June 2022, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Available from: 2022-06-22 Created: 2022-06-22 Last updated: 2023-09-13Bibliographically approved
Malmstedt, A. & Bäckstrand, J. (2022). How to predict disruptions in the inbound supply chain in a volatile environment. 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. 638-649). Amsterdam: IOS Press
Open this publication in new window or tab >>How to predict disruptions in the inbound supply chain in a volatile environment
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. 638-649Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The most common solutions to protect the supply chains for disruptions are increasing inventory, adding capacity, and using multiple suppliers. While these approaches in general prove to solve the disruption problem, they come with a negative effect on cost per product and cost of capital. In a highly volatile demand environment with fast pace changing technology, increasing inventory can constitute a big risk for obsolesce, hence additional measures are needed to create a competitive business advantage with such a supply chain. Furthermore, when competing about the same sources, as in the case of semiconductors, Operations Executives need to be able to respond fast when supply issues occur, in order to minimize the potential impact from a disruption. The ability to react and response to a disruption is enhanced with Supply chain risk tools utilizing the most recent technologies, such as Control Tower solutions enabling End-to End monitoring and transparency. However, even with the help of such technology, the decision maker will still be reactive and can merely respond to occurrences. To reach the next level of responsiveness, additional layer of intelligence is needed in the supply chain solution. From the available literature about Supply Chain Resilience, and similar advanced supply chain solutions, we can conclude that the main focus of research has so far been on the demand side, i.e., how to enhance forecast management. There are thus few practical and academic contributions on how to manage the supply side or more precise on how to manage the Inbound Supply Chain in a volatile business environment. The purpose of this paper is to investigate what factors that are crucial to regard when creating a proactive and responsive Inbound Supply Chain. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Amsterdam: IOS Press, 2022
Series
Advances in Transdisciplinary Engineering, ISSN 2352-751X, E-ISSN 2352-7528 ; 21
Keywords
Inbound Supply Chains, Responsiveness, AI, Machine learning, Algorithms
National Category
Computer Sciences Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-56335 (URN)10.3233/ATDE220182 (DOI)2-s2.0-85132812786 (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: 2022-05-02 Created: 2022-05-02 Last updated: 2022-07-21Bibliographically approved
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