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Investment Decisions on Automation of Manufacturing in the Wood Products Industry: A Case Study
Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Industrial Product Development, Production and Design.
Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Economics. Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Media, Management and Transformation Centre (MMTC).ORCID iD: 0000-0003-4338-908x
Global Industrial Development, Scania CV AB, Södertälje, Sweden and Department of Engineering Science, University West, Trollhättan, Sweden.
2020 (English)In: Bioproducts Business, Vol. 5, no 1, p. 1-12Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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Abstract [en]

The wood products industry is facing increasing challenges from global competition, and automation of manufacturing can greatly help companies in the industry to handle such challenges. Investments in automation of manufacturing are more likely to succeed if they are the expression of informed and systematic decisions. This paper aims to increase the knowledge on the process leading to investment decisions on automation of manufacturing in the wood products industry, as well as on the aspects considered in such processes. A real-time case study was conducted at a large Swedish wood manufacturing company to gain in-depth understanding of decisions related to automation investments. The findings demonstrate that mainly representatives from manufacturing and marketing functions were involved throughout the investment project's length. This could be a contributing factor to the narrow view on automation of manufacturing when decisions are made, where focus is placed on financial and technological aspects. The findings further show a limited knowledge regarding automation of manufacturing, which resulted in a tendency to heavily rely on the technical supplier’s recommendations. This paper identifies the weak points related to decisions on automation of manufacturing in the wood products industry and provides insights on how to support the decision process.

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2020. Vol. 5, no 1, p. 1-12
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development projects, manufacturing technology, decision-making, wood products industry, empirical research
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Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics Business Administration
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-47542Local ID: ;GOA JTH 2020OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hj-47542DiVA, id: diva2:1388654
Available from: 2020-01-27 Created: 2020-01-27 Last updated: 2020-01-27Bibliographically approved

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