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Supporting smart manufacturing in industrialized house building through product data management
Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Industrial Product Development, Production and Design, JTH, Production development.
2023 (English)Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
Sustainable development
00. Sustainable Development, 9. Industry, innovation and infrastructure
Abstract [en]

Industrialized house building (IHB) needs to improve efficiency and reduce costs to be able to meet the demand of future building requirements. The discrete manufacturing industry has already begun its transformation with concepts such as Industry 4.0 and smart manufacturing. The focus of these concepts is on systems integration and utilizing different design principles and technologies to improve productivity and competitiveness. So far, smart manufacturing has not been discussed to any significant extent in the context of the IHB industry, even though it might be a way for this industry to improve efficiency and reduce costs.

The purpose of this thesis is to support smart manufacturing realization in the IHB industry through improved systems integration capability. The objective is to develop a support system that helps to mitigate current product data management challenges in the IHB industry. The research presented here followed the design research methodology (DRM), and three research studies were conducted within the IHB industry, specifically within the context of the wooden single-family house industry.

The findings emphasized that integrated information and communication technology (ICT) tools are a precondition for realizing smart manufacturing in IHB. A pilot product lifecycle management (PLM) system was developed as a support system to mitigate the challenges encountered in product data management. The support system was developed based on five requirements (integrate product data between ICT tools, extract product data to purchasing items, adaptable to the product realization process, organize product data in different views, and trace revisions on building information modeling (BIM) projects and BIM families) and six functions (extract and interpret product data from the BIM project, property mapping, revision management, different types of document structures, from document structure to item structure, and complete bill of materials). The pilot PLM system was perceived to have value and could, for the case company, mitigate their challenges with product data management and facilitate improved systems integration. Furthermore, 18 enablers for PLM implementation in IHB were identified and categorized into implementing organization, PLM implementation process, PLM system selection and development, and development of product data for PLM.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Jönköping: Jönköping University, School of Engineering , 2023. , p. 90
Series
JTH Dissertation Series ; 086
Keywords [en]
smart manufacturing, IHB, Industry 4.0, product data management, product lifecycle management, systems integration
National Category
Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-62898ISBN: 978-91-89785-05-2 (print)ISBN: 978-91-89785-06-9 (electronic)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hj-62898DiVA, id: diva2:1812814
Public defence
2023-12-12, E1405 (Gjuterisalen), School of Engineering, Jönköping, 09:15 (English)
Opponent
Supervisors
Funder
Knowledge FoundationAvailable from: 2023-11-17 Created: 2023-11-17 Last updated: 2023-11-17Bibliographically approved
List of papers
1. Smart factories for single-family wooden houses: a practitioner’s perspective
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Smart factories for single-family wooden houses: a practitioner’s perspective
2021 (English)In: Construction Innovation, ISSN 1471-4175, E-ISSN 1477-0857, Vol. 21, no 1, p. 64-84Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Purpose: The meaning of Industry 4.0 has started to be outlined for the construction industry, but there is still limited knowledge on the implications for the single-family wooden house building industry. The purpose of this paper is to expand the understanding of what the fourth industrial revolution implies for the single-family wooden house industry. The paper contributes with practitioners’ view of the content and meaning of a smart single-family wooden house factory.

Design/methodology/approach: An exploratory multiple case study was carried out at two Swedish single-family wooden house builders, combined with a traditional literature review.

Findings: As a result of a multiple case studies, the content and meaning of a smart single-family wooden house factory was elaborated on. In total, 15 components of a smart single-family wooden house factory were identified, of which 8 corresponded to the components of Industry 4.0 as described in other sectors.

Research limitations/implications: The study can be expanded to also include multi-family wooden house builders and other branches of the offsite wooden building industry.

Practical implications: Managers in the house-building industry who want to improve and strive for a smart single-family wooden house factory can learn from this study, get an insight of what other companies consider as important and how it relates to Industry 4.0.

Originality/value: To the best of the authors’ knowledge, this study is a first attempt to understand what Industry 4.0 mean and how it can be accomplished for the single-family wooden house offsite manufacturing industry.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 2021
Keywords
Industry 4.0, Offsite manufacturing, Prefabrication, Single-family wooden house, Smart factory, Smart manufacturing
National Category
Construction Management Building Technologies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-48247 (URN)10.1108/CI-10-2019-0114 (DOI)000572385800001 ()2-s2.0-85090925326 (Scopus ID)
Funder
Knowledge Foundation
Note

Included in thesis in submitted form with the title "Smart single-family wooden house factory – A practitioner’s perspective". Accepted with minor revisions.

Available from: 2020-05-04 Created: 2020-05-04 Last updated: 2023-11-17Bibliographically approved
2. Smart Manufacturing in the Wooden Single-Family House Industry - Status of Industry 4.0
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Smart Manufacturing in the Wooden Single-Family House Industry - Status of Industry 4.0
2021 (English)In: Procedia CIRP: Towards Digitalized Manufacturing 4.0 / [ed] D. Mourtzis, Elsevier, 2021, Vol. 104, p. 1488-1493Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Despite that a decade has passed since the Industry 4.0-era began, there is still limited knowledge about the implications for the wooden single-family house industry. The purpose of this paper is to identify components of smart manufacturing that captures what companies in the wooden single-family house industry need to consider meeting the expected and future demands related to the fourth industrial revolution. The results presented is based on two case studies, revealing seven components. The industry is in the beginning of its implementation phase and is mainly striving for connectivity through integration of ICTs.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier, 2021
Series
Procedia CIRP, ISSN 2212-8271
Keywords
Digitalization, I4.0, Smart manufacturing, wooden house, Flow control, Houses, Case-studies, Implementation phasis, Industry needs, Single-family house, Industry 4.0
National Category
Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-55526 (URN)10.1016/j.procir.2021.11.251 (DOI)2-s2.0-85121621132 (Scopus ID)
Conference
54th CIRP Conference on Manufacturing Ssystems, CMS 2021, 22 September 2021 through 24 September 2021
Funder
Knowledge Foundation
Available from: 2022-01-12 Created: 2022-01-12 Last updated: 2023-11-17Bibliographically approved
3. Information Management in the Wooden Single-Family House Industry-Challenges and Potential Solutions
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
4. Mitigating product data management challenges in the wooden single-family house industry
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Mitigating product data management challenges in the wooden single-family house industry
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
5. Enablers for PLM implementation in the Wooden Single-Family House Industry
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.

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