Change search
Refine search result
12 1 - 50 of 98
CiteExportLink to result list
Permanent link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
Rows per page
  • 5
  • 10
  • 20
  • 50
  • 100
  • 250
Sort
  • Standard (Relevance)
  • Author A-Ö
  • Author Ö-A
  • Title A-Ö
  • Title Ö-A
  • Publication type A-Ö
  • Publication type Ö-A
  • Issued (Oldest first)
  • Issued (Newest first)
  • Created (Oldest first)
  • Created (Newest first)
  • Last updated (Oldest first)
  • Last updated (Newest first)
  • Disputation date (earliest first)
  • Disputation date (latest first)
  • Standard (Relevance)
  • Author A-Ö
  • Author Ö-A
  • Title A-Ö
  • Title Ö-A
  • Publication type A-Ö
  • Publication type Ö-A
  • Issued (Oldest first)
  • Issued (Newest first)
  • Created (Oldest first)
  • Created (Newest first)
  • Last updated (Oldest first)
  • Last updated (Newest first)
  • Disputation date (earliest first)
  • Disputation date (latest first)
Select
The maximal number of hits you can export is 250. When you want to export more records please use the Create feeds function.
  • 1.
    Bäckstrand, Jenny
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH. Research area Industrial Production.
    A Method for Customer-driven Purchasing: Aligning Supplier interaction and Customer-driven manufacturing2012Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    The role of a purchaser has traditionally focused on acquiring standard items at the lowest possible cost. The ability to reduce unit cost has been the key performance indicator for purchasers. Most traditional purchasing strategies thus focus on optimizing this situation, focusing on the supplier interface only and not on customer value. However, for many manufacturing companies, the demand from their customers has changed lately. Not only low‐cost standard products but also customized products and short delivery lead times is increasingly required. In order to contribute to the focal actor’s competitiveness, purchasers need a purchasing strategy that supports customer value creation and thus differentiates between acquiring standard items and acquiring customized items. Accordingly, not only the focal actor’s interaction with the supplier needs to be regarded in the purchasing situation, but also the interaction with the focal actor’s customer. This is defined as customer‐driven purchasing in this research.

    The purpose of this research is to develop knowledge that contributes to increased competitiveness of manufacturing companies. The manufacturer can increase competitiveness by further utilizing knowledge available in manufacturing strategy in the purchasing situation. The main objective of this dissertation is to analyze the competitiveness in customer‐driven purchasing and to develop a method for customerdriven purchasing by aligning supplier interaction with customer‐driven manufacturing. The method for customer‐driven purchasing (the CDP method) was developed in collaboration with Combitech AB, Ericsson AB, Fagerhult AB, Husqvarna AB, Parker Hannifin AB, and Siemens Turbomachinery AB. The CDP method consists of three phases, divided into twelve steps. The first phase focuses on identifying strategic lead times and differentiating between varying circumstances for the purchased items. The second phase focuses on analyzing customer‐driven manufacturing while the third phase focuses on analyzing supplier interaction. The method is concluded with the implementation of customer‐driven purchasing.

    When applying the three phases of the CDP method, the case companies have experienced a better alignment between customer expectations and supplier performance since the competitive priorities to pursue in a supplier interaction are identified and taken action upon. Direct visible results of implementing the model are, for example, shortened supply lead time for customized items, and reduced inventory levels for standard items. The CDP method has also helped the companies to identify critical suppliers and how the supplier interaction should be affected by the customer demand for the purchased item. Several indirect results have also been reported, such as, improved internal communication, and a better balance between short supply lead time and low cost. Thus the need to differentiate and balance the goals and key performance indicators for purchasers has become evident. Applying the CDP method has been seen as an important learning process in which the objectives of purchasing and manufacturing are aligned for improved competitiveness. This contributes to establishing purchasing as a strategically important competitive function and to support a holistic view of the focal actor’s competitiveness.

    Download full text (pdf)
    fulltext
  • 2.
    Bäckstrand, Jenny
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Industrial Engineering and Management.
    Att välja rätt nivå av samverkan i kund- och leverantörsrelationer2008In: Inköp & logistik, Stockholm: Bonnier Ledarskapshandböcker , 2008Chapter in book (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 3.
    Bäckstrand, Jenny
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Supply Chain and Operations Management.
    Billiga inköp – en dyrköpt läxa2019In: Intelligent logistik: inköp, logistik, produktion, affärer, ISSN 1653-9451, no 7, p. 26-Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 4.
    Bäckstrand, Jenny
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Industrial Engineering and Management.
    Differentierat inköp kan öka konkurrenskraften2014In: SILF Supply Chain Outlook, ISSN 2001-614x, no 1, p. 26-27Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 5.
    Bäckstrand, Jenny
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Industrial Engineering and Management.
    Introducing the Interaction life cycle: Extending the purchasing process2013In: Past and Future in Logistics Research, Nordic Logistics Research Network, 2013Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 6.
    Bäckstrand, Jenny
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Industrial Engineering and Management.
    Kunddifferentierat inköp som ett komplemet till kraljic och Category management2014In: SILF Supply Chain Outlook, ISSN 2001-614x, no 3, p. 26-27Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 7.
    Bäckstrand, Jenny
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Industrial Engineering and Management. Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH. Research area Industrial Production.
    Kunddrivet inköp2013In: Inköp & Logistik / [ed] Gösta Hultén, Hilda Hultén & Lena Sonne, Stockholm: Bonnier Business Publishing , 2013Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 8.
    Bäckstrand, Jenny
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Industrial Engineering and Management.
    Kundfokuserade varor och tjänster (vol. 9)2007Conference proceedings (editor) (Other academic)
  • 9.
    Bäckstrand, Jenny
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Industrial Engineering and Management. Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH. Research area Industrial Engineering and Management.
    Levels of Interaction in Supply Chain Relations2007Licentiate thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    To be able to retain the manufacturing industry durably, in Europe in general and in Sweden in specific, manufacturing companies have to be competitive also on the global market. One way for companies to realize this ambition is to interact with suppliers and customers in different kinds of supply chains. In the dyadic relation between two companies, three different levels of interaction have been identified. To be able to enhance the competitiveness instead of requiring excess workload, the level of interaction has to be adequate for the specific company and their market conditions.

    The aim of this thesis is to clarify the characteristics of supply chain interaction, both in terms of different levels of interaction and concerning the factors affecting the appropriate level of interaction. A basic prerequisite to enable companies to select an appropriate level of interaction within their supply chain is also to clarify the present use of terminology.

    This research is conducted through theoretical studies. The theoretical findings are synthesized in order to fulfill the research objective.

    Characteristics of supply chain interaction in terms of affecting categories and factors are identified. The factors are sorted according to the category they support. An interaction framework that can be used to gain an overview over the categories and factors affecting the level of interaction in a specific situation is developed.

    The resulting interaction framework is aiming at industry applicability but is based only on theoretical studies (which in turn are based on empirical data).

    The aim is to support the interaction level decision for, primarily, small and medium sized manufacturing companies in order to increase their competitiveness.

    Despite the amount of research within the supply chain area, the question how companies should select the way to interact within their supply chain has so far been left unanswered. In this thesis, a number of categories and factors that affects the appropriate level of interaction are identified and listed.

    Download full text (pdf)
    FULLTEXT01
  • 10.
    Bäckstrand, Jenny
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Industrial Engineering and Management.
    Levels of Interaction in Supply Chains2006In: PLAN's Forsknings- och tillämpningskonferens 2006: Effektivitet och samverkan i försörjningskedjor, Trollhättan: Högskolan i väst , 2006, p. 279-Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    To be able to retain the manufacturing industry durably, in Europe in general and in Sweden in specific, manufacturing companies have to be competitive also on the global market. One way for companies to realize this ambition is to interact with suppliers and customers in different kinds of supply chains. In the dyadic relation between two companies, three different levels of interaction have been identified. To be able to enhance the competitiveness instead of requiring excess workload, the level of interaction has to be adequate for the specific company and their market conditions.

    The aim of this thesis is to clarify the characteristics of supply chain interaction, both in terms of different levels of interaction and concerning the factors affecting the appropriate level of interaction. A basic prerequisite to enable companies to select an appropriate level of interaction within their supply chain is also to clarify the present use of terminology.

    This research is conducted through theoretical studies. The theoretical findings are synthesized in order to fulfill the research objective.

    Characteristics of supply chain interaction in terms of affecting categories and factors are identified. The factors are sorted according to the category they support. An interaction framework that can be used to gain an overview over the categories and factors affecting the level of interaction in a specific situation is developed.

    The resulting interaction framework is aiming at industry applicability but is based only on theoretical studies (which in turn are based on empirical data).

    The aim is to support the interaction level decision for, primarily, small and medium sized manufacturing companies in order to increase their competitiveness.

    Despite the amount of research within the supply chain area, the question how companies should select the way to interact within their supply chain has so far been left unanswered. In this thesis, a number of categories and factors that affects the appropriate level of interaction are identified and listed.

  • 11.
    Bäckstrand, Jenny
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Industrial Engineering and Management.
    Levels of Interactions in Supply Chains2006Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 12.
    Bäckstrand, Jenny
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Industrial Engineering and Management.
    Rethinking Purchasing logistics teaching: Converting a lecture based purchasing course to a web-distributed intercontinental course2015In: Preparing for new competetive challenges / [ed] W. Dullaert, N. Hofstra, D.J. Kamann, S. de Leeuw), International Purchasing and Supply Education and Research Association (IPSERA) , 2015, Vol. 24Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This paper will describe the reason for converting a traditional lecture based purchasing course to a web-distributed online course taught over two continents simultaneously. It will cover the planning needed, the technological tools used, the benefits, the hindrance and the lessons learned.

    Download full text (pdf)
    fulltext
  • 13.
    Bäckstrand, Jenny
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Industrial Engineering and Management.
    Using the interaction life cycle in an educational setting2014In: 23rd Annual IPSERA Conference 2014: Purchasing and Supply Management in difficult times: The sky is the limit, International Purchasing and Supply Education and Research Association (IPSERA) , 2014Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 14.
    Bäckstrand, Jenny
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Industrial Engineering and Management.
    Varför differentierat inköp kan ge ökad konkurrenskraft2014In: SILF Supply Chain Outlook, ISSN 2001-614x, no 2, p. 26-27-Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 15.
    Bäckstrand, Jenny
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Industrial Engineering and Management.
    Vikten av att identifiera och differentiera ledtider2017Other (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 16.
    Bäckstrand, Jenny
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Industrial Engineering and Management. Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH. Research area Industrial Production.
    Välj rätt nivå av samverkan i kund- och leverantörsrelationer2016Other (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 17.
    Bäckstrand, Jenny
    et al.
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Supply Chain and Operations Management.
    Bergqvist, Linda
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering.
    How are we doing? – Taking the pulse on collaboration2019Conference paper (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    SPARK is the research and educational environment at the School of Engineering at Jönköping University focusing on knowledge intensive product realization. SPARK ECG is our process for measuring and ensuring consensus and co-production between researchers and their industrial partners.

  • 18.
    Bäckstrand, Jenny
    et al.
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Supply Chain and Operations Management.
    Engström, Annika
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Supply Chain and Operations Management.
    Engagement and co-creation of knowledge – the important role of workshops for data collection and analysis2019Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This paper complements current literature on qualitative methods and collaborative research approaches by addressing workshops as a unique way of not only collecting data, but also allow for joint analysis and conceptualizations. We have applied a grounded, data-driven approach based on retrospective analysis of the content of 40 workshops in four different collaborative research projects. This paper contributes to a better understanding for workshops and their role in data collection, data analysis and conceptualization as well as other non-research-process related activities in collaborative research projects.

  • 19.
    Bäckstrand, Jenny
    et al.
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Industrial Engineering and Management.
    Engström, Annika
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Industrial Engineering and Management.
    Overcoming Contradictions through Cross-functional Integration in an ETO-context2017Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 20.
    Bäckstrand, Jenny
    et al.
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Industrial Engineering and Management. Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH. Research area Industrial Production.
    Engström, Annika
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Industrial Engineering and Management.
    The lead time tree as a boundary object for developmental learning and improved conditions for purchasers2016In: 5th World P&OM Conference Proceedings, 2016Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Contradictions between individuals and different functions in organizations can serve asbasis for a constant challenge which, as it gets responded to and demand is fulfilled, canhelp people to develop and create viable organizations. (Argyris, 1990). Thesecontradictions, handled in an effective way drives, empowers and enables developmentin organizations. In order to get interdisciplinary functions to collaborate collectivelyboundary objects can be useful (Star and Griesemer, 1989). The purpose is toinvestigate if the lead time tree (Bäckstrand, 2012) can be used as a boundary object tosupport knowledge creation process across functional boundaries of purchasing,manufacturing, product development, sales etc.

  • 21.
    Bäckstrand, Jenny
    et al.
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Supply Chain and Operations Management.
    Eslami, Mohammad H.
    Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Business Administration. Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Media, Management and Transformation Centre (MMTC).
    The role of commitment and knowledge sharing on customer’s satisfaction in a triadic setting2019In: 2019 ANZMAC Conference Proceedings / [ed] James E Richard & Djavlonbek Kadirov, Kelburn: Victoria University of Wellington , 2019, p. 114-117Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Authors of most of the existing studies have acknowledged that companies across a wide range of industries are looking for relational advantages through the supply chain process, and suppliers and customers can be important entities in this endeavour. Yet, despite the growing recognition of supplier and customer knowledge in innovation, their commitment to and satisfaction in a triadic setting remains insufficiently understood. To address this limitation, this study builds based on qualitative and longitudinal data pertaining to four industrial manufacturing firms. The obtained results indicate that collaboration with customers and suppliers with the aim of increasing their satisfaction level requires commitment from both entities, as well as their willingness to share knowledge. Our study further reveals that mutual commitment in business-to-business relationships can help all actors to focus on their activities while being aware of the other parties’ needs and expectations.

  • 22.
    Bäckstrand, Jenny
    et al.
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Supply Chain and Operations Management.
    Fredriksson, A.
    The potential of Supplier – Contractor information sharing to improve supply chain efficiency in construction projects2018Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 23.
    Bäckstrand, Jenny
    et al.
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Supply Chain and Operations Management.
    Fredriksson, Anna
    Linköping University, Sweden.
    Supply chain performance deficiencies in construction projects due to lack of information sharing2019In: Book of abstracts, 2019, p. 19-19, article id CP 131Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The purpose is to explore the potential of increased supply chain performance by improved information sharing between suppliers and contractors in the construction project. Four suppliers are studied, representing different combinations of supplying materials with few or continuous deliveries during the project. The study shows that, in order to improve performance, suppliers need different information sharing practices depending on if they continuously present at site or have few deliveries. Based on this and information sharing literature, we have developed a framework of information sharing practice differentiating what suppliers need, including how and when to exchange it.

  • 24.
    Bäckstrand, Jenny
    et al.
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Supply Chain and Operations Management.
    Fredriksson, Anna
    Construction Logistics Group, KTS, ITN, Linköping University, Norrköping, Sweden.
    The role of supplier information availability for construction supply chain performance2022In: Production planning & control (Print), ISSN 0953-7287, E-ISSN 1366-5871, Vol. 33, no 9-10, p. 863-874Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The lack of coordination of the construction supply chain (CSC) creates a chain of problems. The purpose of this paper is to contribute to knowledge about coordination within CSCs and how the lack thereof can impact their supply chain performance. Coordination encompasses several different mechanisms, whereof focus here has been information sharing with the unit of analysis suppliers’ information availability. Four suppliers active within the CSC, delivering to several different projects have been studied. These represent two different delivery patterns, continuous and intermittent deliveries. Based on the analysis of their information availability are two propositions made; (1) due to the loose couplings and the lack of understanding among main contractors of the value of information sharing, suppliers with continuous supply have an information advantage due to their presence on site, (2) suppliers can enhance their information availability, by increasing their service offering to customers.

  • 25.
    Bäckstrand, Jenny
    et al.
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Supply Chain and Operations Management.
    Fredriksson, Anna
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering. Linköpings universitet.
    Halldórsson, Árni
    Chalmers.
    From service blueprint to blueprinting2021Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 26.
    Bäckstrand, Jenny
    et al.
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Supply Chain and Operations Management.
    Fredriksson, Anna
    Department of Science and Technology, Linköping University, Norrköping, Sweden.
    Halldórsson, Árni
    Department of Technology Management and Economics, Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden.
    Middle-range theorising supporting and supported by action research: focusing on practitioner preparedness2024In: Production planning & control (Print), ISSN 0953-7287, E-ISSN 1366-5871Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Increased demand for actionable knowledge in operations- and supply chain management has fuelled the interest in collaborative, action-oriented research design as well as modes of theorising that generate adaptable and actionable frameworks. Whilst action research (AR) design as well as middle-range theories (MRT) offer guiding principles herein, they are researcher centric in nature. It is taken for granted that practitioners that enter such an endeavour have a certain level of knowledge or experience prior to the initial stages of formalising the research problem. Practitioners in non-academic, operations management-intensive industries or craftsmanship-based industries, such as construction or carpeting (often in the SME range) are often neither prepared nor equipped with the principles necessary to convey their managerial challenges into collaborative research design. This risk limiting or even hindering altogether such participation. This paper elaborates on combining the logic of AR and MRT. By conceptualising a preparatory phase for initiating practitioner engagement, complementing the conventional AR cycle, a four-step approach is presented: (1) Identifying a joint interest; (2) Teaching ? Awakening interest in the topic through MRT frameworks; (3) Accepting buy-in to the AR cycle and determining the problem; and (4) Proposing MRT frameworks for analysis and entering the traditional AR cycle.

  • 27.
    Bäckstrand, Jenny
    et al.
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Supply Chain and Operations Management.
    Fredriksson, Anna
    Construction logistics group, KTS, ITN, Linköping University, Sweden.
    Halldórsson, Árni
    Department of Technology Management & Economics, Division of Service Management & Logistics, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden.
    Gremyr, Ida
    Department of Technology Management & Economics, Division of Service Management & Logistics, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden.
    Customer information usage: Improving supply chain performance and advancing logistics services in construction projects2019In: Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Operations and Supply Chain Management, Vietnam, 2019, 2019Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This study investigates how continuous improvement of logistics services in a project- based context such as construction can be enhanced by a “priority matrix for service improvements”. Construction services in general, and logistic services in specific, have great impact on efficiency and sustainability (environmental as well as social). Solutions and experience from e.g. manufacturing and retailing that have undergone major transformation through industrialization and, more recently, servitization, to improve the quality and novelty of their offerings, there is a great potential in addressing the complex coordination, inefficient processes, and waste of materials in the project-based context of the construction industry. Whilst improvement initiatives concerning product quality are important inspiration of such transformation, they are based on continuous production processes and become a challenge when this experience is transferred to the project-based, construction industry. As response, this study draws upon the concept of service quality as the basis for improvement initiatives – a concept based on relations between actors that last beyond individual projects.

  • 28.
    Bäckstrand, Jenny
    et al.
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Supply Chain and Operations Management.
    Gosling, J.
    Naim, M.
    Collaborative research in practice: articulating the realities of engagement2018Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 29.
    Bäckstrand, Jenny
    et al.
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Supply Chain and Operations Management.
    Göthager, M.
    KPIer i en disruptiv tid2020Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 30.
    Bäckstrand, Jenny
    et al.
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Supply Chain and Operations Management.
    Göthager, Mikael
    Konkurrenskraftiga smarta nyckeltal2023Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 31.
    Bäckstrand, Jenny
    et al.
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Supply Chain and Operations Management.
    Göthager, Mikael
    Canea Partner Group AB.
    Vad är alternativet till traditionella nyckeltal?2021Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 32.
    Bäckstrand, Jenny
    et al.
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Supply Chain and Operations Management.
    Göthager, Mikael
    Canea Partner Group AB.
    Vad är problemen med traditionella nyckeltal?2019Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 33.
    Bäckstrand, Jenny
    et al.
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Supply Chain and Operations Management.
    Göthager, Mikael
    Vikten av att ha strategiska nyckeltal baserade på fakta2018Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 34.
    Bäckstrand, Jenny
    et al.
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Supply Chain and Operations Management.
    Halldórsson, Á.
    Engaged Scholarship: Creative tension or squeezed in the middle of rigor and relevance?2018Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 35.
    Bäckstrand, Jenny
    et al.
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Supply Chain and Operations Management.
    Halldórsson, Árni
    Division of Service Management and Logistics, Department of Technology Management and Economics, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden.
    Engaged Scholar(ship) in purchasing and supply management (PSM): Creative tension or squeezed in the middle?2019In: Journal of Purchasing and Supply Management, ISSN 1478-4092, E-ISSN 1873-6505, Vol. 25, no 4, article id 100557Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Purchasing and supply management research influences practice through the advancement of knowledge and theoretical principles and is positioned as an academic discipline. For the individual researcher, it calls for skills and experience that can be associated with engaged scholarship. This paper explores tensions inherent in engaged scholarship, that arise during the quest to interact closely with professionals to ensure relevance and impact while living up to research quality criteria. The paper concludes that the individual researcher in a field such as PSM is easily left with guidelines that point in multiple directions regarding personal achievement and institutional merits.

  • 36.
    Bäckstrand, Jenny
    et al.
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Supply Chain and Operations Management.
    Halldórsson, Árni
    Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden.
    Enhancing theorizing in purchasing and supply management through middle-range theories2022In: 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.

  • 37.
    Bäckstrand, Jenny
    et al.
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Supply Chain and Operations Management.
    Halldórsson, Árni
    Chalmers, Teknikens ekonomi och organisation, Service Management and Logistics.
    Middle-range theories – an unexploited opportunity for theorizing (in) PSM?!2020Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 38.
    Bäckstrand, Jenny
    et al.
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Industrial Engineering and Management. Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH. Research area Industrial Production.
    Jansson, Daniel
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Industrial Engineering and Management.
    Karlsson, Joel
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Industrial Engineering and Management.
    Löfving, Malin
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Industrial Engineering and Management.
    Guidelines for designing a purchasing process for small businesses2016Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The purpose with this paper is to contribute towards a deeper understanding of the purchasing process in SMEs. This is done by investigating general research regarding purchasing, business strategy and SMEs to create a framework of factors influencing purchasing processes in SMEs. The factors are then authenticated with an empirical study of an SME. It is concluded that all influencing factors from the framework can be applied to the SME, but that the SME tend to handle them with a short-term perspective. This paper will provide guidelines for SMEs in order to create purchasing processes with a long-term perspective, which is more integrated with their business strategy.

  • 39.
    Bäckstrand, Jenny
    et al.
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Supply Chain and Operations Management.
    Johansen, Kerstin
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Industrial Product Development, Production and Design, JTH, Production development.
    Non-virgin textile materials challenging the purchasing role in a circular industry2023Conference paper (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.

  • 40.
    Bäckstrand, Jenny
    et al.
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Supply Chain and Operations Management.
    Johansen, Kerstin
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Industrial Product Development, Production and Design.
    Löfving, Malin
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Supply Chain and Operations Management. Träcentrum Nässjö Kompetensutveckling AB, Nässjö, Sweden.
    Mutual benefits – Linking SMEs in wood industry and HEIs using a translator2022In: SPS2022: Proceedings of the 10th Swedish production symposium / [ed] A. H. C. Ng, A. Syberfelt, D. Högberg & M. Holm, Amsterdam: IOS Press, 2022, p. 689-697Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The HEIs third mission is to collaborate with external organizations. In this paper we focus on how SMEs in wood industry can collaborate with HEI by using a link that can translate SMEs needs and challenges to HEIs offer. This is a first attempt to describe this function that we call translator. We have identified and described four translator roles in different scenarios in this paper.

  • 41.
    Bäckstrand, Jenny
    et al.
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Industrial Engineering and Management. Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH. Research area Industrial Production.
    Johansson, Eva
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Industrial Engineering and Management.
    Customer-driven Purchasing: Empirical applications2013Conference paper (Refereed)
    Download full text (pdf)
    fulltext
  • 42.
    Bäckstrand, Jenny
    et al.
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Industrial Engineering and Management.
    Johansson, Eva
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Industrial Engineering and Management.
    Ohlson, Nils-Erik
    Siemens Turbomachinery AB.
    Extending the customer differentiated supply method to new product development2014In: Operations Management in an Innovation Economy, International Annual EurOMA Conference, 2014Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 43.
    Bäckstrand, Jenny
    et al.
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Industrial Engineering and Management. Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH. Research area Industrial Production.
    Johansson, Eva
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Industrial Engineering and Management.
    Wikner, Joakim
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Industrial Engineering and Management. Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH. Research area Industrial Production.
    Andersson, Rikard
    Husqvarna AB.
    Carlsson, Björn
    Parker Hannifin AB.
    Kornebäck, Fredrik
    Siemens Turbomachinery AB.
    Ohlson, Nils-Erik
    Siemens Turbomachinery AB.
    Kärnborg, Beatrice
    Combitech AB.
    Malmstedt, Andréas
    Ericsson AB.
    Hjertén, Alexander
    Ericsson AB.
    Spaak, Björn
    Fagerhult AB.
    A method for customer-driven purchasing2013In: Operations Management at the Heart of the Recovery, International Annual EurOMA Conference, 2013Conference paper (Refereed)
    Download full text (pdf)
    fulltext
  • 44.
    Bäckstrand, Jenny
    et al.
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Supply Chain and Operations Management.
    Käkelä, Nikolas
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Supply Chain and Operations Management.
    Sharing knowledge for customization: a triadic perspective2019Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    For customizations where individual customers are involved as early as in design stages, referred to as engineer-to-order (ETO), the ability to effectively share knowledge across organizational boundaries is a necessity. This concerns knowledge shared both in the customer interface and the supplier interface. Different situations may however require different processes for knowledge to be effectively shared. This research proposes a framework for analysing knowledge sharing complexity in ETO scenarios from a triadic perspective. Combined with empirical illustrations, the analytical framework supports in describing scenarios and their implications for effective knowledge sharing.

  • 45.
    Bäckstrand, Jenny
    et al.
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Supply Chain and Operations Management.
    Lennartsson, Martin
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Civil Engineeering and Lighting Science.
    Customizations vs. Platforms: A Conceptual Approach to COSI2018In: Advances in Production Management Systems. Production Management for Data-Driven, Intelligent, Collaborative, and Sustainable Manufacturing. APMS 2018. / [ed] I. Moon, G. Lee, J. Park, D. Kiritsis & G. von Cieminski, Cham: Springer, 2018, p. 116-123Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    In recent years, many manufacturers have experienced an increased demand for customized products and services, which requires the manufacturer to simultaneously offer both standardized and customized products. Consequently, several manufacturing strategies must be efficiently employed. These companies do not express the same prerequisites as ‘pure’ ETO companies since they need to be able to differentiate customized orders from standard orders, but also be able to differentiate between the manufacturing dimension and the engineering dimension of customization. Whereas standard orders can be processed with a platform approach, the customized orders contain specific requirements and information represented by ‘customer-order specific information’ (COSI). This paper defines and presents competitive scenarios where platform constraints are combined with COSI for efficient customizations. Implications for the approach and a path forward is discussed.

  • 46.
    Bäckstrand, Jenny
    et al.
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Supply Chain and Operations Management.
    Löfving, Malin
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Product Development, Production and Design, JTH, Production development.
    Spanning boundaries through intersectoral mobility2024In: From purpose to impact: The university and business partnership / [ed] Nicholas O'Regan, Routledge, 2024Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 47.
    Bäckstrand, Jenny
    et al.
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Supply Chain and Operations Management.
    Malmstedt, Andréas
    Ericsson AB, Kista, Stockholm, Sweden.
    Has the pendulum swinged too far from just-in-time to just-in-case in the aftermaths of Covid-19?2023In: 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 (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.

  • 48.
    Bäckstrand, Jenny
    et al.
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Supply Chain and Operations Management.
    Powell, Daryl
    Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway.
    Enhancing Supply Chain Capabilities in an ETO Context Through "Lean and Learn"2021In: Operations and Supply Chain Management, ISSN 1979-3561, Vol. 14, no 3, p. 360-367Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    In the operations management literature, organizational learning has recently begun to emerge as an important missing link to successful lean transformations. As such, drawing on insights from two case companies in the engineer to order (ETO) industry, we frame the successful enhancement of supply chain capabilities through a lens we call “Lean and Learn”. Continuous improvement without learning is not lean thinking. Thus, lean thinking and practice is, in essence, a process of learning; where problems are identified and solutions are created, analysed, selected, and implemented; resulting not only in improved performance but also in improved capability. Since the ETO industry exhibits project-based production, there seems to be natural barriers and resistance to continuous improvement and learning. By building on the notion that an organization with an improved capability is an organization that has learned, this study examines the link between supply chain capabilities and organizational learning in an ETO context by combining analytical conceptual reasoning with meta-data collected from action research at two case companies. The study contributes to practice by pointing out how supply chain capabilities can be enhanced in an ETO context, and to academia by identifying and offering new knowledge to start filling the research gap between three specific research areas: ETO supply chains, organizational learning, and lean management.

  • 49.
    Bäckstrand, Jenny
    et al.
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Supply Chain and Operations Management.
    Powell, Daryl John
    SINTEF Manufacturing, Raufoss, Norway.
    Towards a framework for enhanced ETO supply chain performance2019In: Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Operations and Supply Chain Management, Vietnam, 2019, 2019Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    ETO supply chains seem to exhibit natural barriers and resistance to continuous improvements. This paper aims to construct a framework to understand the links between Lean thinking, organizational learning and supply chain delivery capabilities in an ETO- context. The paper identifies the research gap between three specific research areas; ETO supply chains, organizational learning, and lean.

  • 50.
    Bäckstrand, Jenny
    et al.
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Industrial Engineering and Management. Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH. Research area Industrial Engineering and Management.
    Sandgren, Andreas
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Industrial Engineering and Management. Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH. Research area Industrial Engineering and Management.
    A Review of Supply Chain Classifications2005In: Produktionslogistik 2005: kvalitet och effektivitet i hela försörjningskedjan : artiklar från PLANs forsknings- och tillämpningskonferens i Borås den 18-19 augusti, Borås: Högskolan i Borås , 2005, p. 240-Conference paper (Refereed)
12 1 - 50 of 98
CiteExportLink to result list
Permanent link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf