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  • 101.
    Reitsma, Ewout
    et al.
    Högskolan i Jönköping, Tekniska Högskolan, JTH, Logistik och verksamhetsledning.
    Hilletofth, Per
    Högskolan i Jönköping, Tekniska Högskolan, JTH, Logistik och verksamhetsledning.
    Critical success factors for ERP system implementation: A user perspective2018Ingår i: European Business Review, ISSN 0955-534X, E-ISSN 1758-7107, Vol. 30, nr 3, s. 285-310Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    Purpose

    The purpose of this study is to evaluate critical success factors (CSFs) for the implementation of an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system from a user perspective.

    Design/methodology/approach

    The research was conducted in two successive steps. First, a literature review was conducted to derive CSFs for ERP system implementation. Second, a survey was conducted to evaluate the importance of these CSFs from a user perspective. Data were collected through a questionnaire that was distributed within a German manufacturer and was developed based on the CSFs found in the literature. Gray relational analysis (GRA) was used to rank the CSFs in order of importance from a user perspective.

    Findings

    The findings reveal that users regard 11 of the 13 CSFs found in the literature as important for ERP system implementation. Seven of the CFSs were classified as the most important from a user perspective, namely, project team, technical possibilities, strategic decision-making, training and education, minimum customization, software testing and performance measurement. Users regarded 2 of the 13 CSFs as not important when implementing an ERP system, including organizational change management and top management involvement.

    Research limitations/implications

    One limitation of this study is that the respondents originate from one organization, industry and country. The findings may differ in other contexts, and thus, future research should be expanded to include more organizations, industries and countries. Another limitation is that this study only evaluates existing CSFs from a user perspective rather than identifying new ones and/or the underlying reasons using more qualitative research.

    Practical implications

    A better understanding of the user perspective toward CSFs for ERP system implementation promises to contribute to the design of more effective ERP systems, a more successful implementation and a more effective operation. When trying to successfully implement an ERP system, the project team may use the insights from the user perspective.

    Originality/value

    Even though researchers highlight the important role users play during ERP system implementation, their perspective toward the widely discussed CSFs for ERP system implementation has not been investigated comprehensively. This study aims to fill this gap by evaluating CSFs derived from the literature from a user perspective.

  • 102.
    Reitsma, Ewout
    et al.
    Högskolan i Jönköping, Tekniska Högskolan, JTH, Logistik och verksamhetsledning.
    Hilletofth, Per
    Högskolan i Jönköping, Tekniska Högskolan, JTH, Logistik och verksamhetsledning.
    Mukhtar, U.
    Department of Management Sciences, GIFT University, Punjab, Pakistan.
    Implementation of enterprise resource planning systems: A user perspective2018Ingår i: IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering / [ed] N. Kurniati, R. S. Dewi, D. S. Dewi, D. Hartanto, N. I. Arvitrida, P. D. Karningsih, Institute of Physics Publishing (IOPP), 2018, Vol. 337, nr 1, artikel-id UNSP 012049Konferensbidrag (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    The purpose of this study is to evaluate critical success factors (CSFs) for the implementation of an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system from a user perspective. Users play a vital role when implementing an ERP system, but their perspective has been neglected in the literature. A better understanding of their perspective promises to contribute to the design of more effective ERP systems, its implementation, and management. In order to identify the user perspective, a survey was conducted within three Pakistani companies that recently have implemented a new ERP system. The questionnaire was developed based on thirteen CSFs deduced from literature. Based on each CSF's level of importance, they are ranked in order of importance and divided into three groups: most important, important and not important. Findings reveal that users believe that management should prioritize the following four CSFs when implementing an ERP system: education and training, strategic decision-making, communication, and business process alignment. 

  • 103.
    Reitsma, Ewout
    et al.
    Högskolan i Jönköping, Tekniska Högskolan, JTH, Logistik och verksamhetsledning.
    Hilletofth, Per
    Högskolan i Jönköping, Tekniska Högskolan, JTH, Logistik och verksamhetsledning. University of Gävle, Sweden.
    Mukhtar, Umer
    GIFT University, Pakistan.
    Enterprise resource planning system implementation: A user perspective2018Ingår i: Operations and Supply Chain Management, ISSN 1979-3561, Vol. 11, nr 3, s. 110-117Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    The purpose of this study is to evaluate critical success factors (CSFs) for the implementation of an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system from a user perspective. Users play a vital role when implementing an ERP system, but their perspective has been neglected in the literature. A better understanding of their perspective promises to contribute to the design of more effective ERP systems, its implementation, and management. In order to identify the user perspective, a survey was conducted within three organizations from Pakistan that have recently implemented an ERP system. The questionnaire was developed based on thirteen CSFs deduced from literature. Based on each CSF’s level of importance, they are ranked in order of importance and divided into three groups: most important, important and not important. Findings reveal that users of the three organizations in Pakistan believe that the implementing organization should prioritize the following four CSFs when implementing an ERP system: education and training, strategic decision-making, communication, and business process alignment.

  • 104.
    Rodriguez, Rocio
    et al.
    Kristiania University College, Oslo, Norway.
    Svensson, G.
    Kristiania University College, Oslo, Norway.
    Eriksson, David
    Högskolan i Jönköping, Tekniska Högskolan, JTH, Logistik och verksamhetsledning.
    Organizational logic to prioritize between the elements of triple bottom line2018Ingår i: Benchmarking: An International Journal, ISSN 1463-5771, E-ISSN 1758-4094, Vol. 25, nr 6, s. 1626-1640Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to assess both private and public organizations in order to compare the similarities and differences between the organizational priority logic of TBL elements. The research objective is, therefore, to describe the organizational logic, so as to prioritize between economic, social and environmental elements of the triple bottom line (TBL). The approach is also to describe the common denominators and differentiators between private and public organizations.

    Design/methodology/approach: Based on judgmental sampling and in-depth interviews of executives at private and public hospitals in Spain. Data were collected from the directors of communication of private hospitals, and from the executive in charge of corporate social responsibility of public hospitals.

    Findings: The organizational logic for prioritizing the elements of TBL differs between private and public hospitals. The economic element of TBL is crucial to survival for private hospitals. Compliance with the legal requirements and certifications of the environmental element is the major concern for public hospitals. Private and public hospitals would both pay considerably greater attention to the social element of TBL, if there were no judicial and economic restrictions. Research limitations/implications: This study differs from previous ones in terms of exploring the interfaces and relationships between TBL elements, which focus on the organizational logic to prioritize between the elements of TBL. There are both common denominators and differentiators between private and public hospitals, when it comes to the priority logic of TBL elements.

    Practical implications: The priority logic of determining the most important TBL element it is mainly about satisfying organizational needs and societal demands. Determining the second most important TBL element is mostly about organizational preferences and what it wants to achieve. Determining the least important TBL element it is about the organizational mindset for and with respect to the future.

    Originality/value: This study contributes to determining the appropriate organizational priority logic of the TBL elements, as well as common denominators and differentiators between private and public organizations. It also contributes to explaining the organizational reasoning as to why one TBL element may be prioritized over another, an issue which has not been addressed in existing theory and previous studies. 

  • 105.
    Rodriguez, Rocio
    et al.
    Kristiania University College, Oslo, Norway.
    Svensson, Göran
    Kristiania University College, Oslo, Norway.
    Eriksson, David
    Högskolan i Jönköping, Tekniska Högskolan, JTH, Logistik och verksamhetsledning.
    Organizational positioning and planning of sustainability initiatives: Logic and differentiators2018Ingår i: International Journal of Public Sector Management, ISSN 0951-3558, E-ISSN 1758-6666, Vol. 31, nr 7, s. 755-774Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to examine the logic and differentiators of organizational positioning and planning of sustainability initiatives between private and public organizations in the healthcare industry. Sustainability initiatives refer to organizations’ economic, social and environmental actions.

    Design/methodology/approach: This study is based on an inductive approach judgmental sampling and in-depth interviews of executives at private and public hospitals in Spain have been used. Data were collected from the directors of communication at private hospitals, and from the executive in charge of corporate social responsibility in public hospitals. An empirical discourse analysis is used.

    Findings: The positioning and planning of sustainability initiatives differs between private and public hospitals. The former consider sustainability as an option that is required mainly for social reasons, a bottom-up positioning and planning. It emerges merely spontaneously within the organization, while the sustainability initiatives in public hospitals are compulsory. They are imposed by the healthcare system within which the public hospital, operates and constitutes a top-down positioning and planning that is structured to accomplish set sustainability goals.

    Research limitations/implications: A limitation of this study is that it is undertaken exclusively in Spanish organizations from one industry. This study differs from previous ones in terms of exploring the positioning and planning of the sustainability initiatives, which focus on the organizational logic of such sustainability initiatives. There are both common denominators and differentiators between private and public hospitals.

    Practical implications: The logic of determining the positioning and planning of the sustainability initiatives is mainly about satisfying organizational needs and societal demands. Nowadays, organizations tend to engage in sustainability initiatives, so it is essential to understand the logic of how organizations position and plan such efforts.

    Originality/value: This study investigates the path that follows sustainability initiatives in public and private organizations. It reports mainly differentiators between private and public organizations. It also contributes to explaining the organizational reasoning as to why companies make decisions about sustainability initiatives, an issue which has not been addressed sufficiently in existing theory studies. 

  • 106.
    Rodriguez, Rocio
    et al.
    Kristiania University College, Oslo, Norway.
    Svensson, Göran
    Oslo School of Management, Oslo, Norway.
    Høgevold, Nils M.
    Department of Marketing, Oslo School of Management, Oslo, Norway.
    Eriksson, David
    Högskolan i Jönköping, Tekniska Högskolan, JTH, Logistik och verksamhetsledning.
    Factors and determinants of value- and business-driven sustainability initiatives in health care organizations: intrinsic differences and extrinsic similarities2019Ingår i: Corporate Governance : The International Journal of Effective Board Performance, ISSN 1472-0701, E-ISSN 1758-6054Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to compare the similarities and differences relating to sustainability initiatives between health-care organizations. The aim is to provide a framework of factors and their determinants to enable a profiling of organizational sustainability initiatives.

    Design/methodology/approach: Based on an inductive approach, judgmental sampling was applied to select relevant health-care organizations. Informants were identified according to their knowledge of their organizations’ sustainability initiatives.

    Findings: Several factors and their determinants for characterizing differences and similarities were found. The results also reveal that organizational sustainability initiatives are either value-driven or business-driven.

    Research limitations/implications: The reported framework of factors and their determinants serves the purpose of profiling organizational sustainability initiatives. Opportunities for further research are provided.

    Practical implications: This paper provides managerial guidance for characterizing the differences and similarities with respect to organizational sustainability initiatives in relation to other organizations.

    Originality/value: This study establishes a framework for characterizing organizational sustainability initiatives. It also contributes to reveal whether organizational sustainability initiatives are value – or business-driven and considers intrinsic-oriented differences and extrinsic-oriented similarities. 

  • 107.
    Rodriguez, Rocío
    et al.
    Kristiania University College, Oslo, Norway.
    Svensson, Göran
    Kristiania University College, Oslo, Norway.
    Eriksson, David
    Högskolan i Jönköping, Tekniska Högskolan, JTH, Logistik och verksamhetsledning.
    Comparing and contrasting the evolution through time of organizational sustainability initiatives2018Ingår i: International Journal of Quality and Service Sciences, ISSN 1756-669X, E-ISSN 1756-6703, Vol. 10, nr 3, s. 296-315Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    Purpose: The purpose of this study is to compare private and public hospitals’ sustainability actions, as well as to contrast their organizational evolution over time (i.e. past, present and expected future) in the Spanish health-care sector. Sustainability initiatives refer to organizations’ economic, social and environmental actions.

    Design/methodology/approach: This study applies an inductive approach based on judgmental sampling and in-depth interviews of key informants at private and public hospitals in the Spanish health-care sector. Data were gathered from the executive in charge of corporate social responsibility in public hospitals and the directors of communication at private hospitals.

    Findings: Although the private and public hospitals studied are in the same health-care industry and run similar operations, their organizational sustainability initiatives in the past, present and expected future differ. The scope of sustainability initiatives between private and public hospitals is different, compared through time. Who was and who is promoting, as well as who is going to promote sustainability initiatives, also differs between private and public hospitals.

    Research limitations/implications: One limitation of this study is that it was undertaken exclusively in Spanish organizations from one industry, but this is also a benefit, as it enables a comparison and contrast of the evolution between private and public hospitals. Future research could focus on the evolution of organizational sustainability initiatives in other industries and countries.

    Practical implications: The reported comparison of empirical findings between private and public hospitals, as well as the subsequent discussion contrasting these findings, yields various managerial implications in terms of the scope and promotor of sustainable actions.

    Originality/value: This study differs from previous ones by exploring the evolutionary details of the organizational sustainability initiatives through time in both private and public hospitals. This study also makes a contribution by revealing common denominators and differentiators between private and public hospitals that operate in the same health-care industry. 

  • 108.
    Ryrlén, Gunnar
    et al.
    Högskolan i Jönköping, Tekniska Högskolan, JTH, Logistik och verksamhetsledning.
    Andersson, Patric
    Högskolan i Jönköping, Tekniska Högskolan, JTH, Logistik och verksamhetsledning.
    Produktionsplanering – En fallstudie om effektivisering av resurser2018Självständigt arbete på grundnivå (kandidatexamen), 10 poäng / 15 hpStudentuppsats (Examensarbete)
  • 109.
    Rösiö, Carin
    et al.
    Högskolan i Jönköping, Tekniska Högskolan, JTH, Logistik och verksamhetsledning. Högskolan i Jönköping, Tekniska Högskolan, JTH, Industriell produktutveckling, produktion och design.
    Aslam, Tehseen
    University of Skövde, School of Engineering Science, Högskolevägen, Skövde, Sweden.
    Srikanth, Karthik Banavara
    Högskolan i Jönköping, Tekniska Högskolan, JTH, Industriell produktutveckling, produktion och design.
    Shetty, Savin
    Högskolan i Jönköping, Tekniska Högskolan, JTH, Industriell produktutveckling, produktion och design.
    Towards an assessment criterion of reconfigurable manufacturing systems within the automotive industry2019Ingår i: 7th International conference on Changeable, Agile, Reconfigurable and Virtual Production (CARV2018) / [ed] C. da Cunha, A. Bernard, M. Zäh, H. ElMaraghy, & W. ElMaraghy, Elsevier, 2019, Vol. 28, s. 76-82Konferensbidrag (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    To increase changeability and reconfigurability of manufacturing systems, while maintaining cost-efficiency and environmental sustainability they need to be designed in accordance to the need for change. Since companies often need to convert existing manufacturing systems to handle variation, implementation of reconfigurable manufacturing systems calls for an analysis of the current system to understand to what extent they fulfil reconfigurability characteristics. This requires an assessment of the needs for reconfigurability as well as assessment of the existing ability to reconfigure the manufacturing system. Although a lot of reconfigurable manufacturing system assessment models are proposed in theory there is an evident knowledge gap pertaining to what extent the existing systems in the industry are in achieving reconfigurability. The purpose with this paper is to propose an assessment criterion for existing manufacturing systems to measure reconfigurability and their readiness to change with respect to products and volume variations. Based on a literature review of existing reconfigurability assessment models and a case study within the automotive industry, a criterion is developed and tested to analyze how reconfigurable a system is and to decide which parameters that need more attention to achieve higher degree of reconfigurability.

  • 110.
    Salim, Roaa
    et al.
    Högskolan i Jönköping, Tekniska Högskolan, JTH, Logistik och verksamhetsledning. Högskolan i Jönköping, Tekniska Högskolan, JTH, Industriell produktutveckling, produktion och design.
    Johansson, Jimmy
    Linnaeus University, Kalmar, Sweden.
    Automation decisions in investment projects: A study in the Swedish wood products industry2018Ingår i: Procedia Manufacturing, Elsevier, 2018, Vol. 25, s. 255-262Konferensbidrag (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    The aim of this paper is to study which aspects are considered when automation decisions are being made in the wood products industry. The aspects were identified in several decision areas of manufacturing. The data collection was based on participation in meetings of an ongoing investment project. The findings demonstrate that in the first phases of an investment project, where the project idea is evaluated, the most critical aspect for decision makers is economic benefits. This paper will provide further insights on the underlying reasoning for decisions on automation of manufacturing in investment projects in the wood products industry. 

  • 111.
    Sandberg, Erik
    et al.
    Department of Management and Engineering, Linköping University, Linköping, Sweden.
    Jafari, Hamid
    Högskolan i Jönköping, Tekniska Högskolan, JTH, Logistik och verksamhetsledning.
    Retail supply chain responsiveness: Towards a retail-specific framework and a future research agenda2018Ingår i: International Journal of Productivity and Performance Management, ISSN 1741-0401, E-ISSN 1758-6658, Vol. 67, nr 9, s. 1977-1993Artikel, forskningsöversikt (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    Purpose

    The purpose of this paper is to review existing research on retail supply chain responsiveness, develop categories to be included in a retail-specific responsiveness framework, and identify future research areas within the scope of retail supply chain responsiveness.

    Design/methodology/approach

    This paper presents an inductive systematic literature review of 46 academic, peer-reviewed articles. Based around the two major review questions on retailers’ role in the creation of supply chain responsiveness and future research areas, an inductive, qualitative, content analysis was conducted. Further analysis was conducted by using the software NVivo 11.

    Findings

    Existing research are grouped into a framework of four categories that together span the existing research. The categories are labelled supply chain orchestration, market orientation, supply chain operations and supply management. Two to three subthemes in each category are presented. Thereafter, promising future research areas are outlined, covering methodological issues, theoretical underpinnings, inclusion of context variables and outcomes of retail supply chain responsiveness.

    Research limitations/implications

    The conducted systematic literature review has been limited to academic, peer-reviewed articles.

    Practical implications

    The findings of the paper constitute a promising initial step towards a retail-specific framework on retail supply chain responsiveness.

    Originality/value

    The paper questions the comprehensiveness of established models in responsiveness, and argues that existing “general” literature on supply chain responsiveness gives little guidance and structure to retailers’ specific role and involvement in supply chain responsiveness. In particular, the paper focusses on the retailers’ role for creation of supply chain responsiveness, which has not previously been addressed in research.

  • 112.
    Sansone, Cinzia
    Högskolan i Jönköping, Tekniska Högskolan, JTH, Logistik och verksamhetsledning.
    Critical operations capabilities in a high cost environment2018Licentiatavhandling, sammanläggning (Övrigt vetenskapligt)
    Abstract [en]

    Many manufacturing firms, driven by the goal of beating the competition, have relocated their manufacturing operations from a high to a low cost environment, creating issues for the western social welfare. In order to maintain manufacturing in high cost environments, firms located in such environments must improve their competitiveness.

    Research has shown that firms need to be able to identify, develop and improve the operations capabilities that have the highest impact on the competitiveness. However, there is presently no coherent and contemporary framework of operations capabilities in the literature. There is also a lack of knowledge about operations capabilities in a high-cost environment. Therefore, the purpose of this research is to investigate critical operations capabilities in a high-cost environment.

    This purpose has been addressed through two studies. The first investigated critical operations capabilities in a general environment, and was conducted through a systematic literature review (Paper I). The second study investigated critical operations capabilities in a high cost environment and was conducted through a focus group (Paper II) and a multiple case study (Paper III).

    The result of this research is a framework of operations capabilities in a high cost environment. The framework includes seven dimensions and 23 operations capabilities. Specifically, the dimensions are: cost, quality, delivery, flexibility, service, innovation and environment. The findings revealed that quality is considered as the most critical dimension in a high cost environment, while environment is considered as the least critical in a high cost environment. The findings also revealed two additional operations capabilities in the empirical data, which are 'flow efficiency' and 'employee flexibility'.

    This research contributes to the current body of knowledge by introducing a novel perspective and original thinking about operations capabilities in a high cost environment. The framework of operations capabilities could support both practitioners and researchers in the identification and development of critical operations capabilities for winning strategies in a high cost environment.

  • 113.
    Sansone, Cinzia
    et al.
    Högskolan i Jönköping, Tekniska Högskolan, JTH, Logistik och verksamhetsledning.
    Hilletofth, Per
    Högskolan i Jönköping, Tekniska Högskolan, JTH, Logistik och verksamhetsledning.
    Eriksson, David
    Högskolan i Jönköping, Tekniska Högskolan, JTH, Logistik och verksamhetsledning.
    Critical operations capabilities in a high cost environment2018Ingår i: Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Operations and Supply Chain Management, 2018Konferensbidrag (Refereegranskat)
  • 114.
    Sansone, Cinzia
    et al.
    Högskolan i Jönköping, Tekniska Högskolan, JTH, Logistik och verksamhetsledning.
    Hilletofth, Per
    Högskolan i Jönköping, Tekniska Högskolan, JTH, Logistik och verksamhetsledning.
    Eriksson, David
    Högskolan i Jönköping, Tekniska Högskolan, JTH, Logistik och verksamhetsledning.
    Critical operations capabilities in a high cost environment: A multiple case study2018Ingår i: IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering / [ed] N. Kurniati, R. S. Dewi, D. S. Dewi, D. Hartanto, N. I. Arvitrida, P. D. Karningsih, Institute of Physics Publishing (IOPP), 2018, Vol. 337, nr 1, artikel-id UNSP 012065Konferensbidrag (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    Operations capabilities have been a popular research area for many years and several frameworks have been proposed in the literature. The current frameworks do not take specific contexts into consideration, for instance a high cost environment. This research gap is of particular interest since a manufacturing relocation process has been ongoing the last decades, leading to a huge amount of manufacturing being moved from high to low cost environments. The purpose of this study is to identify critical operations capabilities in a high cost environment. The two research questions were: What are the critical operations capabilities dimensions in a high cost environment? What are the critical operations capabilities in a high cost environment? A multiple case study was conducted and three Swedish manufacturing firms were selected. The study was based on the investigation of an existing framework of operations capabilities. The main dimensions of operations capabilities included in the framework were: cost, quality, delivery, flexibility, service, innovation and environment. Each of the dimensions included two or more operations capabilities. The findings confirmed the validity of the framework and its usefulness in a high cost environment and a new operations capability was revealed (employee flexibility).

  • 115.
    Seno, J. P.
    et al.
    Department of Business Management, Faculdade Pitágoras de Uberlândia, Uberlândia, Brazil.
    Pimenta, M. L.
    Management and Business College, Federal University of Uberlândia, Uberlândia, Brazil.
    Hilletofth, Per
    Högskolan i Jönköping, Tekniska Högskolan, JTH, Logistik och verksamhetsledning.
    Eriksson, David
    Högskolan i Jönköping, Tekniska Högskolan, JTH, Logistik och verksamhetsledning.
    Cross-functional interconnectedness as an enabler of customer value2019Ingår i: Journal of business & industrial marketing, ISSN 0885-8624, E-ISSN 2052-1189, Vol. 34, nr 4, s. 821-835Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    Purpose:

    The purpose of this study is to analyze the processes of interconnectedness in cross-functional relationships involved in customer value enabling. Design/methodology/approach: In total, 20 in-depth interviews were conducted in three Brazilian companies from different industries. The critical incident technique was used for data collection and analysis. Content analysis was used to characterize the critical incidents within functional area networks.

    Findings:

    Six main critical incidents were identified within the studied relationships: process, urgency, lack of trust, capacity and demand imbalance, motivation and challenge. The results show situations in which the collaborative behavior of the actors generates customer value facilitation.

    Research limitations/implications:

    The firms studied are small and medium, located in an emerging economy and are resource-constrained. Further research could be performed in organizations in other countries with different sizes and resources. Future studies could also include customers within the analyzed functional networks to evaluate value-in-use behavior.

    Practical implications:

    Process, as a critical incident, may be composed of several elements that could affect the processes of value creation. Moreover, the adjustment between production capacity and demand should focus on avoiding propagation of functional problems through the processes. This focus may facilitate spontaneous community behavior and customer knowledge renewal.

    Originality/value:

    This paper generates new qualitative bases to characterize the interconnectedness within functional networks within the perspective of relationship marketing. The study of the internal functions and processes revealed several particularities that are not evidenced in the extant literature, which is concentrated in relationships among companies. The quality of the relationship among the members of a functional network may affect the effectiveness of the promises of customer value, more specifically in value enabling. © 2019, Emerald Publishing Limited.

  • 116.
    Sequeira, Movin
    et al.
    Högskolan i Jönköping, Tekniska Högskolan, JTH, Logistik och verksamhetsledning.
    Hilletofth, Per
    Högskolan i Jönköping, Tekniska Högskolan, JTH, Logistik och verksamhetsledning.
    Critical cost factors to consider in a manufacturing reshoring decision2019Konferensbidrag (Refereegranskat)
  • 117.
    Sequeira, Movin
    et al.
    Högskolan i Jönköping, Tekniska Högskolan, JTH, Logistik och verksamhetsledning.
    Hilletofth, Per
    Högskolan i Jönköping, Tekniska Högskolan, JTH, Logistik och verksamhetsledning.
    Eriksson, David
    Högskolan i Jönköping, Tekniska Högskolan, JTH, Logistik och verksamhetsledning.
    Sollander, Kristina
    Högskolan i Jönköping, Tekniska Högskolan, JTH, Logistik och verksamhetsledning.
    Reshoring drivers in a Swedish manufacturing context2018Konferensbidrag (Refereegranskat)
  • 118.
    Siva, Vanajah
    et al.
    Högskolan i Jönköping, Tekniska Högskolan, JTH, Logistik och verksamhetsledning.
    Gremyr, Ida
    Division of Service Management and Logistics, Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden.
    Halldórsson, Árni
    Division of Service Management and Logistics, Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden.
    Organising sustainability competencies through quality management: Integration or specialisation2018Ingår i: Sustainability, ISSN 2071-1050, E-ISSN 2071-1050, Vol. 10, nr 5, artikel-id 1326Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    A significant step in integrating environmental sustainability into daily operations is through product development. One way to achieve such integration of environmental considerations into product development is by relating sustainability competencies to practices of Quality Management. However, practices seem to vary for how competencies within environmental sustainability are organised in order to make sustainability more actionable. This study explores two ways of organising sustainability competencies in product development: integration and specialisation. The organisation of sustainability competency is illustrated through two cases; one case in which sustainability is integrated with the quality management competency, and the other in which a new competency focusing on sustainability has been added as a separate function in product development. It is suggested that the organisation of sustainability competency influences the extent of environmental impact. Further, trade-offs, such as material source versus weight may not be exploited when sustainability is integrated as one area of responsibility for another specialty competency, suggesting a lack of sufficient competency within environmental sustainability to recognise potential trade-offs between-for example-quality and environmental impact. 

  • 119.
    Sollander, Kristina
    et al.
    Högskolan i Jönköping, Tekniska Högskolan, JTH, Logistik och verksamhetsledning.
    Edh Mirzaei, Nina
    Högskolan i Jönköping, Tekniska Högskolan, JTH, Logistik och verksamhetsledning.
    Contextualising ambidexterity in small and medium-sized manufacturing enterprises2018Konferensbidrag (Refereegranskat)
  • 120.
    Sollander, Kristina
    et al.
    Högskolan i Jönköping, Tekniska Högskolan, JTH, Logistik och verksamhetsledning.
    Engström, Annika
    Högskolan i Jönköping, Högskolan för lärande och kommunikation, HLK, Livslångt lärande/Encell. Högskolan i Jönköping, Tekniska Högskolan, JTH, Logistik och verksamhetsledning.
    Wikner, Joakim
    Högskolan i Jönköping, Tekniska Högskolan, JTH, Logistik och verksamhetsledning.
    A framework for task-based ambidexterity in manufacturing SMEs2018Ingår i: Advances in Production Management Systems. Production Management for Data-Driven, Intelligent, Collaborative, and Sustainable Manufacturing. APMS 2018. / [ed] Moon I., Lee G., Park J., Kiritsis D., von Cieminski G., Cham: Springer, 2018, Vol. 535, s. 518-525Konferensbidrag (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    To be competitive, it is important for companies to create a breeding ground for innovation without jeopardizing productivity. The challenge posed by industrial companies and the innovation research community is how to promote innovation while achieving efficient execution. The ability to balance execution and innovation is referred to as organizational ambidexterity (OA), which includes several dimensions, concepts and approaches where a central task can be identified. The purpose of this paper is to investigate what consequences result from different dimensions of a task in relation to the types of its actions, and their effects on OA. The focus of the task is firstly investigated, followed by the development of nine scenarios via combining the designers’ and the performers’ perspectives of the task. A brief analysis of the scenarios indicates that there is no single optimal scenario; rather, the scenarios represent different states that are appropriate for certain conditions, and dynamic adaptation should be encouraged in relation to the changing conditions. This type of dynamics is particularly expected to prevail in small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) because the roles that are responsible for tasks in these organizations are less specialized. Therefore, SMEs must define tasks that include both explorative and exploitative parts, either simultaneously or sequentially, to stimulate employees to work ambidextrously and thereby develop the concept of task-based ambidexterity.

  • 121.
    Suleman Nasir, Illaf
    et al.
    Högskolan i Jönköping, Tekniska Högskolan, JTH, Logistik och verksamhetsledning.
    Kesici, Ilknur
    Högskolan i Jönköping, Tekniska Högskolan, JTH, Logistik och verksamhetsledning.
    Social Sustainability within the Manufacturing Industry2019Självständigt arbete på grundnivå (högskoleexamen), 10 poäng / 15 hpStudentuppsats (Examensarbete)
  • 122.
    Svensson, Philip
    et al.
    Högskolan i Jönköping, Tekniska Högskolan, JTH, Logistik och verksamhetsledning.
    Blom, Johannes
    Högskolan i Jönköping, Tekniska Högskolan, JTH, Logistik och verksamhetsledning.
    Critical Factors for Production Ramp-up in High Technology Companies: A case study at an aerospace company2019Självständigt arbete på grundnivå (kandidatexamen), 10 poäng / 15 hpStudentuppsats (Examensarbete)
    Abstract [en]

    Purpose - A research gap was identified in relation to the production related factors during ramp-up. Therefore, the purpose of the study was to “simplify production ramp-up by defining how measures could be prioritised in high technology company.”

    Method – The study used a single-case study method with a qualitative and explorative approach. This method was used to gain in-depth knowledge of the case. The study was conducted at Saab, a high technology company within the aerospace industry.

    Findings – The findings included a list of critical factors for ramp-up control and two additional critical factors that are relevant to high technology companies, along with five additional measures. From the case the main critical factors were related to personnel, education and experience.

    Implications – The study has contributed with a simplified ramp-up control method with implications for high technology industries. The new method will contribute to a more effective time to volume phase relevant for both practitioners and researchers.

    Limitations - As the study uses a new ramp-up control method it has only been applied to one case. The complete data from the case cannot be showcased due to secrecy.

  • 123.
    Svensson, Simon
    et al.
    Högskolan i Jönköping, Tekniska Högskolan, JTH, Logistik och verksamhetsledning.
    Wadsten, Adam
    Högskolan i Jönköping, Tekniska Högskolan, JTH, Logistik och verksamhetsledning.
    Kriterier för automation vid inlagring: Ett beslutsunderlag i valet av artikelplacering2019Självständigt arbete på grundnivå (kandidatexamen), 10 poäng / 15 hpStudentuppsats (Examensarbete)
    Abstract [en]

    The role of warehouse in the value stream, plays a significant part in how well a company can satisfy the requirements of a customer. To be able to support the demand of the customers, production companies are forced to produce a bigger variety of models in the product range, which results in an increasing assortment. With an effective stock keeping, there is a potential to reduce waste and increase profitability. In the choice of warehouse-design, warehouse-operations have the opportunity of choosing between a number of different designs containing manual and automated put away.It has become common that companies are choosing a combination of automated and manual processes. With this combination of processes, the companies are faced with choices about stock locations. With the help of well developed criterias about stock locations, there is a potential to achieve a more effective put away. The purpose of the study has been formulated as ”Investigate when automation in warehouse management makes the put away process in a central warehouse more efficient”.

     

    Through a case study on a warehouse, located in Nässjö, this report will answer the research questions regarding which of the manual and automated put away processes to use. The research questions are:

    1. Which criteria affect the decision of automated or manual put away?
    2. Based on the criteria that are raised in research question 1, when is it more efficient to store carton in AS/RS in comparison with manual picking with truck in pallet racking?

    The research questions wish to lift criteria as a basis for decision making and when it is more effective to use automated put away. The warehouse that this study is based on is using both automated and manual materials handling. The specific automation system that has been the basis for this study’s result is AutoStore. This report has a qualitative approach, the methods that has been used for collecting data are interviews, observations and document studies.

     

    Dimension, process time and utilization were the three criteria that are presented in the result. Based on the pallets limit of space in the automated system, the dimension of the article is the first criteria. In addition to the article’s measurements, the articles shape and material of the package had an impact if the article would fit in the load carrier. The two put away processes include different operations that differ in how long they take to execute, which has an impact on the company's efficiency. One reason for the time consuming difference, turned out to be how the quantity affects the time for put away in AutoStore comparing with the constant time for manual put away. A time consuming operation in the process with AutoStore was the one with repacking for the systems pallet. The operation also turned out to affect the utilization rate, due to its measurement of a pallets fill rate.  The quantity of put away in combination with the dimensions of the article, affects the total utilization rate.

     

    With the result, the aim of the study is to contribute to companies that contains a combination of warehouse-design with a basis for the decision making about stock locations. 

  • 124.
    Tezel, Algan
    et al.
    University of Huddersfield.
    Papadonikolaki, Eleni
    University College London.
    Yitmen, Ibrahim
    Högskolan i Jönköping, Tekniska Högskolan, JTH, Byggnadsteknik och belysningsvetenskap.
    Hilletofth, Per
    Högskolan i Jönköping, Tekniska Högskolan, JTH, Logistik och verksamhetsledning.
    Preparing Construction Supply Chains for Blockchain: An Exploratory Analysis2019Konferensbidrag (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    Blockchain, a peer-to-peer controlled, distributed database structure, has the potential to profoundly affect the current business transactions in the construction industry through smart contracts, cryptocurrencies, and reliable asset tracking. The construction industry has often been criticized for being slow in embracing emerging technologies and not effectively diffusing those technologies through its supply chains. Often, the extensive fragmentation, traditional procurement structures, destructive competition, lack of collaboration and transparency, low-profit margins and human resources are shown as the main culprits for this. As Blockchain makes its presence felt strongly in many other industries like finance and banking, this paper investigates how to prepare construction supply chains for Blockchain technology through an explorative analysis. Empirical data for the study were collected through semi-structured interviews with 17 subject experts. Alongside presenting a SWOT (strengths, weaknesses opportunities, threats) analysis, the paper exhibits the requirements for and steps toward a construction supply structure facilitated by Blockchain.

  • 125.
    Tiedemann, Fredrik
    et al.
    Högskolan i Jönköping, Tekniska Högskolan, JTH, Logistik och verksamhetsledning.
    Johansson, Eva
    Högskolan i Jönköping, Tekniska Högskolan, JTH, Logistik och verksamhetsledning.
    Gosling, Jonathan
    Logistics Systems Dynamics Group, Cardiff Business School, Cardiff University, Cardiff, United Kingdom.
    Structuring a new product development process portfolio using decoupling thinking2019Ingår i: Production planning & control (Print), ISSN 0953-7287, E-ISSN 1366-5871Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    The purpose is to develop a structured new product development (NPD) process portfolio for manufacturing companies that facilitates the organization of NPD processes for both standardized products, focusing on time-to-market, and customized products, focusing on time-to-customer. The research combines different literature streams, enriching and advancing the understanding of decoupling thinking in NPD processes of manufacturing companies. It includes extensive empirical data from six manufacturing companies and presents testable propositions for further research. The resulting NPD process portfolio separates technology development from product development, acknowledges the different drivers and outcomes of processes and addresses the lead-time trade-offs. It provides an overview of potential options for NPD processes and shows different pathways through the processes. Companies can use the portfolio to support decisions related to the overall configuration of their NPD portfolios, the role and the range of different NPD processes, as well as to determine when and how to engage customers.

  • 126.
    Tiedemann, Fredrik
    et al.
    Högskolan i Jönköping, Tekniska Högskolan, JTH, Logistik och verksamhetsledning.
    Wikner, Joakim
    Högskolan i Jönköping, Tekniska Högskolan, JTH, Logistik och verksamhetsledning.
    Postponement Revisited – A Typology for Displacement2019Ingår i: IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology, Springer, 2019, Vol. 567, s. 204-211Konferensbidrag (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    Since its introduction, postponement as a supply chain strategy has received a lot of attention in the operations management and the supply chain management literature. Nevertheless, there are still mixed answers about the meaning of postponement and as such, about its operational benefits. For instance, while some scholars argue that postponement results in a shorter delivery lead time, others claim the contrary. To reconcile these apparently conflicting findings, the purpose of this study is to establish a typology that highlights the three key properties of displacement, which is a collective term for preponement and postponement. By breaking down postponement into the three dimensions of form, place, and time, as well as introducing its antithesis preponement, a typology for displacement is presented and illustrated using a well-known postponement case. 

  • 127.
    Tiedemann, Fredrik
    et al.
    Högskolan i Jönköping, Tekniska Högskolan, JTH, Logistik och verksamhetsledning.
    Wikner, Joakim
    Högskolan i Jönköping, Tekniska Högskolan, JTH, Logistik och verksamhetsledning.
    Some Common and Fundamental Characteristics of Four Supply Chain Strategies – Customization, Leagility, Postponement and Segmentation2018Konferensbidrag (Övrigt vetenskapligt)
    Abstract [en]

    Balancing efficiency and responsiveness has been identified as an overall challenge for decision makers in supply chain management. The literature offers several strategies for managing this balance challenge. From a decision-making perspective this is a significant contribution but in combination the strategies also result in complexity related to the different alternatives offered. This study does, however, show that the strategies share a common foundation in terms of content related to decoupling thinking, which is based on flow discontinuities. Using the strategies’ individual strengths, a process is outlined that takes advantage of these strengths through a four-phase ongoing process.

  • 128.
    Vestin, Alexander
    et al.
    Högskolan i Jönköping, Tekniska Högskolan, JTH, Industriell produktutveckling, produktion och design.
    Säfsten, Kristina
    Högskolan i Jönköping, Tekniska Högskolan, JTH, Logistik och verksamhetsledning. Högskolan i Jönköping, Tekniska Högskolan, JTH, Industriell produktutveckling, produktion och design. School of Innovation, Design and Engineering, Mälardalen University, Eskilstuna, Sweden.
    Löfving, Malin
    Högskolan i Jönköping, Tekniska Högskolan, JTH, Logistik och verksamhetsledning. Träcentrum Nässjö Kompetensutveckling AB, Nässjö, Sweden.
    On the way to a smart factory for single-family wooden house builders in Sweden2018Konferensbidrag (Övrigt vetenskapligt)
    Abstract [sv]

    To remain competitive, single-family wooden house builders might create smart wooden house factories. Smart factories and smart production are recent concepts used to denote ideas that support competitiveness in for example the automotive industry. In the housing sector, a concept introduced to increase competitiveness is industrialized house-building. The aim of the study presented here was to investigate whether industrialized house-building characteristics could be a step toward a smart factory for wooden house builders. In this paper, ideas of the smart wooden house factory are synthesized, and challenges for the single-family wooden house builder are identified. The study is founded on empirical data from one single-case study. A challenge identified was the maturity level of the culture and organization to commit to and utilize modern technology and modern working methods. The concept of the smart wooden house factory is still in its infancy and needs further research.

  • 129.
    Vieira, Fátima L.
    et al.
    Human Technology Group, Department of Electromechanical Engineering and Centre for Mechanical and Aerospace Science and Technology, Universidade da Beira Interior, Covilhã, Portugal.
    Vieira, Paulo A.
    Department of Computer Science and Cloud Computing Competence Centre, Universidade da Beira Interior, Covilhã, Portugal.
    Coelho, Denis A.
    Högskolan i Jönköping, Tekniska Högskolan, JTH, Logistik och verksamhetsledning. Human Technology Group, Department of Electromechanical Engineering and Centre for Mechanical and Aerospace Science and Technology, Universidade da Beira Interior, Covilhã, Portugal.
    A data-driven approach to development of a taxonomy framework for triple bottom line metrics2019Ingår i: Sustainability, ISSN 2071-1050, E-ISSN 2071-1050, Vol. 11, nr 9, artikel-id 2717Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    This paper proposes a data-driven approach to develop a taxonomy in a data structure on list for triple bottom line (TBL) metrics. The approach is built from the authors reflection on the subject and review of the literature about TBL. The envisaged taxonomy framework grid to be developed through this approach will enable existing metrics to be classified, grouped, and standardized, as well as detect the need for further metrics development in uncovered domains and applications. The approach reported aims at developing a taxonomy structure that can be seen as a bi-dimensional table focusing on feature interrogations and characterizing answers, which will be the basis on which the taxonomy can then be developed. The interrogations column is designed as the stack of the TBL metrics features: What type of metric is it (qualitative, quantitative, or hybrid)? What is the level of complexity of the problems where it is used? What standards does it follow? How is the measurement made, and what are the techniques that it uses? In what kinds of problems, subjects, and domains is the metric used? How is the metric validated? What is the method used in its calculation? The column of characterizing answers results from a categorization of the range of types of answers to the feature interrogations. The approach reported in this paper is based on a screening tool that searches and analyzes information both within abstracts and full-text journal papers. The vision for this future taxonomy is that it will enable locating for any specific context, discern what TBL metrics are used in that context or similar contexts, or whether there is a lack of developed metrics. This meta knowledge will enable a conscious decision to be made between creating a new metric or using one of those that already exists. In this latter case, it would also make it possible to choose, among several metrics, the one that is most appropriate to the context at hand. In addition, this future framework will ease new future literature revisions, when these are viewed as updates of this envisaged taxonomy. This would allow creating a dynamic taxonomy for TBL metrics. This paper presents a computational approach to develop such taxonomy, and reports on the initial steps taken in that direction, by creating a taxonomy framework grid with a computational approach. 

  • 130.
    Weiss, Jan F.
    et al.
    Högskolan i Jönköping, Tekniska Högskolan, JTH, Logistik och verksamhetsledning.
    Anisimova, Tatiana
    Linnaeus University, Sweden.
    Shirokova, Galina
    St. Petersburg University, Russia.
    The translation of entrepreneurial intention into start-up behaviour: The moderating role of regional social capital2019Ingår i: International Small Business Journal, ISSN 0266-2426, E-ISSN 1741-2870, Vol. 37, nr 5, s. 473-501Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    This article examines the moderating role of regional social capital in the intention–behaviour link in entrepreneurship. We investigate to what extent the regional social capital context in which aspiring entrepreneurs are embedded strengthens or weakens the translation of individual entrepreneurial intentions into new venture creation activities. Our results suggest that the intention–behaviour link is weakened by cognitive regional social capital in the form of regional hierarchy values and strengthened by structural regional capital in the form of regional cultural diversity and regional breadth of associational activity, as well as by relational regional social capital in the form of high levels of regional generalised trust. Our findings suggest that to support new venture creation activity, there is a need to grow regional social capital via the enhancement of social trust, associational activities and regional cultural diversity – and at the same time decrease hierarchical social structures within regions.

  • 131.
    Weiss, Jan Frederic
    et al.
    Högskolan i Jönköping, Tekniska Högskolan, JTH, Logistik och verksamhetsledning. Centre for Young and Family Enterprises (CYFE), Università degli Studi di Bergamo, Bergamo, Italy.
    Anisimova, Tatiana Anatolevena
    Centre for Young and Family Enterprises (CYFE), Università degli Studi di Bergamo, Bergamo, Italy.
    The innovation and performance effects of well-designed environmental regulation: evidence from Sweden2019Ingår i: Industry and Innovation, ISSN 1366-2716, E-ISSN 1469-8390, Vol. 26, nr 5, s. 534-567Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    This paper provides novel empirical insights into the Porter hypothesis (PH) and its dynamic nature. The PH posits that well-designed environmental regulations induce eco-innovations at polluting firms that improve both their environmental and business performance via ‘innovation offsets.’ We conduct an econometric test of this proposition, using Swedish pulp and paper plants as empirical application. Swedish environmental regulation of polluting industries provides an interesting case because it has been praised, due to containing elements of ‘well-designed’ regulations, for being conducive to accomplishing the ‘win-win’ situation of mutual environmental and economic benefits. The empirical results indicate that flexible and dynamic command-and-control regulation and economic incentive instruments have induced innovation offsets through improved energy efficiency. Our study bears important implications: empirical tests of the PH that do not account for its dynamic nature, and that do not measure ‘well-designed’ regulations, might provide misleading conclusions as to its validity.

  • 132.
    Weiss, Jan Frederic
    et al.
    Högskolan i Jönköping, Tekniska Högskolan, JTH, Logistik och verksamhetsledning.
    Stephan, Andreas
    Högskolan i Jönköping, Internationella Handelshögskolan, IHH, Nationalekonomi. Högskolan i Jönköping, Internationella Handelshögskolan, IHH, Center for Family Enterprise and Ownership (CeFEO).
    Anisimova, Tatiana
    Linnaeus University, Kalmar, Sweden.
    Well-designed environmental regulation and firm performance: Swedish evidence on the Porter hypothesis and the effect of regulatory time strategies2019Ingår i: Journal of Environmental Planning and Management, ISSN 0964-0568, E-ISSN 1360-0559, Vol. 62, nr 2, s. 342-363Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    Using recent data on a cross-section of Swedish chemical and pulp and paper firms, this paper provides novel empirical insights into the Porter hypothesis. Well-designed environmental regulation can stimulate firms’ innovative capabilities, while at the same time generating innovation offsets that may both offset net compliance costs and yield a competitive edge over those firms that are not affected by such regulations. In doing so, we also test the alleged effectiveness of regulatory time strategies in stimulating innovation activities of regulated firms. We find evidence for the effectiveness of such well-designed regulations: announced rather than existing regulation induces innovation and some innovation offsets. Our results imply that empirical tests of the Porter hypothesis that do not account for its dynamic nature, and that do not measure well-designed regulations, might provide misleading conclusions as to its validity.

  • 133.
    Wikner, Joakim
    Högskolan i Jönköping, Tekniska Högskolan, JTH, Logistik och verksamhetsledning. Linköping University, Department of Management & Engineering, Linköping, Sweden.
    An ontology for flow thinking based on decoupling points - unravelling a control logic for lean thinking2018Ingår i: Production & Manufacturing Research, ISSN 2169-3277, Vol. 6, nr 1, s. 433-469Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    Continuous flow is the guiding star for lean thinking and considered the ideal state for value streams. Despite this objective, it is seldom possible to obtain a state of continuous flow in a wider context. Decision makers face dynamic environments, and variable internal preconditions require a flow-thinking approach that provides support in response to these challenges. In the present study, the underlying logic of flow thinking is first identified as the key management layer, and thereafter the effectiveness of flow is targeted. The vision of continuous flow is challenged by different exogenous requirements that result in flow discontinuities. Flow thinking is then used to identify 10 decision categories based on these discontinuities, each related to a type of decoupling point and classified as time-based (exogenous) or conversion-based (endogenous). The flow-thinking approach is finally applied in three different contexts: a time-phased product structure, a modularized approach for planning and control, and a mixed-model value stream.

  • 134.
    Wikner, Joakim
    et al.
    Högskolan i Jönköping, Tekniska Högskolan, JTH, Logistik och verksamhetsledning.
    Bäckstrand, Jenny
    Högskolan i Jönköping, Tekniska Högskolan, JTH, Logistik och verksamhetsledning.
    Triadic perspective on customization and supplier interaction in customer-driven manufacturing2018Ingår i: Production & Manufacturing Research, ISSN 2169-3277, Vol. 6, nr 1, s. 3-25Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    Customization and customer-driven manufacturing are both explicitly based on the focal actor’s interaction with the customer actor. The impact of these aspects on the internal operations of the focal actor is relatively well known compared to the limited number of studies performed on the impact on the focal actor’s supplier. The purpose here is therefore to investigate how the concept of customization complements the concept of customer-driven and how customer requirements affect interaction between a supplier and the supplier’s supplier in a triad. Frameworks for different perspectives are developed where match and mismatch between the actors on the perception of flow driver and flow differentiation is highlighted. The frameworks are then applied on a case company to illustrate application.

  • 135.
    Wikner, Joakim
    et al.
    Högskolan i Jönköping, Tekniska Högskolan, JTH, Logistik och verksamhetsledning.
    Hedvall, Lisa
    Högskolan i Jönköping, Tekniska Högskolan, JTH, Logistik och verksamhetsledning.
    A Flow Based Foundation for Capacity Dimensioning2018Ingår i: Advances in Production Management Systems. Production Management for Data-Driven, Intelligent, Collaborative, and Sustainable Manufacturing. APMS 2018 / [ed] Moon I., Lee G., Park J., Kiritsis D., von Cieminski G., Cham: Springer, 2018, s. 384-391Konferensbidrag (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    To proactively decide on the volume of capacity available in a period of time is referred to as capacity dimensioning. The actual dimensioning of capacity concerns both the regular capacity, to cater for systematic variations, and safety capacity, to handle the stochastic variations. Despite the critical impact of these two types of variations, the support in the literature is limited in terms of formal methods for resource management based on dimensioning of capacity in general, and of safety capacity in particular. Capacity is one aspect of resources’ capabilities and as a point of departure for developing such methods, the two overarching challenges of form-place-time matching and capacity balancing are defined. These challenges are exploited to provide a holistic approach to the combination of capacity and the generic form, place and time transformations performed to create customer value. This approach requires alignment between these types of transformation to enable a homogenous perspective on different types of resources such as machines and stock shelves. Such transformations are performed over time and a discrete-time period-based approach requires that the intra-period transfers and inter-period variations are integrated. Finally, the preconditions for proactive and reactive control related to capacity required are outlined. A foundation for capacity dimensioning is then established based on capacity balancing, period transfers and flow control.

  • 136.
    Wikner, Joakim
    et al.
    Högskolan i Jönköping, Tekniska Högskolan, JTH, Logistik och verksamhetsledning.
    Tiedemann, Fredrik
    Högskolan i Jönköping, Tekniska Högskolan, JTH, Logistik och verksamhetsledning.
    Customization and Variants in Terms of Form, Place and Time2019Ingår i: IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology, Springer, 2019, s. 383-391Konferensbidrag (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    The interest in customization has increased due to globalization, and globalization makes competing on price more difficult if access to low-cost production is unavailable. Customization usually implies the creation of variants, where the final products are customized in form, place and/or time. However, the relation between customization and variants is unclear; therefore, the purpose of this study is to analyze customization in terms of form, place and time, as well as relate it to product proliferation (i.e., variant creation). Here, a time perspective is used, creating a clear relation to flow thinking. Using flow thinking and the two strategic decoupling points related to flow driver (customer order decoupling point) and flow differentiation (customer adaptation decoupling point) provides a better understanding of what, where and when customization can be applied.

  • 137.
    Williamsson, Anna
    et al.
    Department of Biomedical Engineering and Health Systems, KTH - Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden.
    Dellve, Lotta
    Department of Sociology and Work Science, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden.
    Karltun, Anette
    Högskolan i Jönköping, Tekniska Högskolan, JTH, Logistik och verksamhetsledning.
    Nurses' use of visual management in hospitals: A longitudinal, quantitative study on its implications on systems performance and working conditions2019Ingår i: Journal of Advanced Nursing, ISSN 0309-2402, E-ISSN 1365-2648, Vol. 75, nr 4, s. 760-771Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    AIM: The aim of this study was to examine potential benefits provided by daily visual management tool use and explore its association with systems performance and working conditions among hospital nurses.

    BACKGROUND: Visual management tools used in everyday work and improvement work in health care theoretically contribute to shared understanding of complex work systems and provide certain user benefits. Cognitive load, miscommunication within and between professional groups, and pressure to engage in care process redesign add to nurses' strained working conditions.

    DESIGN: Quantitative longitudinal.

    METHODS: Questionnaires were distributed at T0, (N = 948, 66% response rate), T1 (N = 900, 70% response rate), and T2 (N = 621, 72% response rate) to nurses at five hospitals. Three groups of users (daily users, start users, and non-daily users) were compared by means T1-T2 (significance tested with Wilcoxon signed rank test) and by mixed model repeated measures T0, T1, T2.

    RESULTS: Daily use associated to better overview of work, collaboration, social capital, and clinical engagement. Job resources were rated higher by daily users. Mental stress increased and development opportunities decreased over time among non-daily users. There were associations between use and perceptions of systems performance, though the differences between groups were small.

    CONCLUSION: This study specifically explores visual management tool use in the hospital setting, which contributes to research by broadening the understanding of cognitive, social, and emotional benefits provided by visual management tool use. Daily use was associated to positive working conditions, small but positive differences in systems performance, and indicated a buffering effect on nurses' mental stress.

  • 138.
    Winroth, Mats
    et al.
    Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden.
    Säfsten, Kristina
    Högskolan i Jönköping, Tekniska Högskolan, JTH, Logistik och verksamhetsledning. Högskolan i Jönköping, Tekniska Högskolan, JTH, Industriell produktutveckling, produktion och design. Mälardalen University, Eskilstuna, Sweden.
    Research Results Improve Learning and Understanding in Master Courses - The use of a manufacturing strategy tool2018Ingår i: Procedia Manufacturing, Elsevier, 2018, Vol. 25, s. 47-54Konferensbidrag (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    The analytical STRATEGO-tool has been used in total 48 project groups in master courses at Chalmers University of Technology from spring term of 2015. The project trains the students in applying theoretical tools at real organizations with a specific interest in analyzing their use of operations strategy. This paper presents the outcome from these courses and specifically discusses its usability as a pedagogic tool in different contexts, even though the intention with the tool initially was to constitute a tool for SMEs who wanted to develop their manufacturing strategies. 

  • 139.
    Wlazlak, Paraskeva
    et al.
    Högskolan i Jönköping, Tekniska Högskolan, JTH, Industriell produktutveckling, produktion och design. Högskolan i Jönköping, Tekniska Högskolan, JTH, Logistik och verksamhetsledning.
    Eriksson, Yvonne
    School of Innovation, Design and Engineering, Mälardalen University, Eskilstuna, Sweden.
    Johansson, Glenn
    Högskolan i Jönköping, Tekniska Högskolan, JTH, Logistik och verksamhetsledning. Högskolan i Jönköping, Tekniska Högskolan, JTH, Industriell produktutveckling, produktion och design. School of Innovation, Design and Engineering, Mälardalen University, Eskilstuna, Sweden.
    Ahlin, Peter
    Husqvarna AB, Huskvarna, Sweden.
    Visual representations for communication in geographically distributed new product development projects2019Ingår i: Journal of engineering design (Print), ISSN 0954-4828, E-ISSN 1466-1837, Vol. 30, nr 8-9, s. 385-403Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    This study addresses the role of visual representations in supporting communication between an R&D team and geographically distributed suppliers for a new product development (NPD) project. It specifically focuses on the design and use of visual representations as a feasible way for communication between the distributed actors when they face communication challenges originating from differences in skills in the English language, but also from differences in work experiences. Relying on empirical materials from a Swedish manufacturing company in the mechanical engineering industry, this paper makes the following contributions to the literature. First, it shows that visual representations are effective boundary objects able to support process-oriented and product-oriented communication in distributed NPD projects. Second, it illustrates that visual representations do not necessarily have to follow graphic design principles, but can still be effective if distributed actors share the same project context. Finally, it highlights the need for a dynamic and context-dependent perspective on communication in NPD projects. 

  • 140.
    Wlazlak, Paraskeva
    et al.
    Högskolan i Jönköping, Tekniska Högskolan, JTH, Industriell produktutveckling, produktion och design.
    Hilletofth, Per
    Högskolan i Jönköping, Tekniska Högskolan, JTH, Logistik och verksamhetsledning.
    Johansson, G.
    Säfsten, Kristina
    Högskolan i Jönköping, Tekniska Högskolan, JTH, Logistik och verksamhetsledning. Högskolan i Jönköping, Tekniska Högskolan, JTH, Industriell produktutveckling, produktion och design.
    Managing disturbances during the industrialisation process from a supplier perspectiveManuskript (preprint) (Övrigt vetenskapligt)
  • 141.
    Wlazlak, Paraskeva
    et al.
    Högskolan i Jönköping, Tekniska Högskolan, JTH, Logistik och verksamhetsledning. Högskolan i Jönköping, Tekniska Högskolan, JTH, Industriell produktutveckling, produktion och design.
    Säfsten, Kristina
    Högskolan i Jönköping, Tekniska Högskolan, JTH, Logistik och verksamhetsledning. Högskolan i Jönköping, Tekniska Högskolan, JTH, Industriell produktutveckling, produktion och design. School of Innovation, Design and Engineering, Mälardalen University, Eskilstuna, Sweden.
    Hilletofth, Per
    Högskolan i Jönköping, Tekniska Högskolan, JTH, Logistik och verksamhetsledning. Department of Industrial Engineering and Management, University of Gävle, Gävle, Sweden.
    Original equipment manufacturer (OEM)-supplier integration to prepare for production ramp-up2019Ingår i: Journal of Manufacturing Technology Management, ISSN 1741-038X, E-ISSN 1758-7786, Vol. 30, nr 2, s. 506-530Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    Purpose: Although prior research provides evidence that production ramp-up is often disrupted by supplier-related problems, it fails to discuss how the original equipment manufacturer (OEM) and various types of suppliers integrate their functions and operations to secure preparations for production ramp-up. The purpose of this paper is to investigate OEM–supplier integration in a new product development (NPD) project to prepare for production ramp-up.

    Design/methodology/approach: The results presented in this paper are based on a real-time, longitudinal study of a single collaborative NPD project in the mechanical engineering industry. The NPD project involves seven suppliers and it is carried out in a large Swedish company (the OEM) and fits the theory-elaborating approach of this research.

    Findings: This study argues that the aspect of timing in OEM–supplier integration, the OEM’s research and development (R&D) attitude toward collaboration and the OEM’s (R&D) operating procedure are challenges affecting the preparation for production ramp-up. The following three mechanisms to facilitate OEM–supplier integration in order to prepare for production ramp-up are also discussed: the mediator’s role, the OEM’s face-to-face meeting at the project level and suppliers’ formal face-to-face meetings with the OEM and internally.

    Originality/value: This paper elaborates on and extends prior research on production ramp-up by conducting an empirical analysis that incorporates supplier integration in NPD. It bridges the gap between the literature on production ramp-up and on supplier integration in NPD and clearly indicates that supplier integration is an important prerequisite for successful production ramp-up. 

  • 142.
    Wlazlak, Paraskeva
    et al.
    Högskolan i Jönköping, Tekniska Högskolan, JTH, Logistik och verksamhetsledning. Högskolan i Jönköping, Tekniska Högskolan, JTH, Industriell produktutveckling, produktion och design.
    Säfsten, Kristina
    Högskolan i Jönköping, Tekniska Högskolan, JTH, Logistik och verksamhetsledning. Högskolan i Jönköping, Tekniska Högskolan, JTH, Industriell produktutveckling, produktion och design. Mälardalen University, Eskilstuna.
    Hilletofth, Per
    Högskolan i Jönköping, Tekniska Högskolan, JTH, Logistik och verksamhetsledning.
    Johansson, Glenn
    Högskolan i Jönköping, Tekniska Högskolan, JTH, Logistik och verksamhetsledning. Högskolan i Jönköping, Tekniska Högskolan, JTH, Industriell produktutveckling, produktion och design. Mälardalen University, Eskilstuna.
    Integration of Suppliers’ Workflows in the OEMs’ New Product Development Process2018Ingår i: Procedia Manufacturing, E-ISSN 2351-9789, Vol. 25, s. 479-486Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    This research explores integration of the suppliers’ workflows in the OEM’s new product development (NPD) process, to support the production ramp-up. Based on multiple-case study approach, incorporating both the OEM and the supplier perspective, this research explains critical aspects for the integration of suppliers’ workflows in the OEM’s NPD process, and when these aspects need to be addressed. The results show that face-to-face meeting on a project level, standardized work model, readiness of the component specifications, role of Supplier Quality Assurance (SQA) engineer, quality assurance document provided to the suppliers, etc. are critical aspects.

  • 143.
    Ölvander, J.
    et al.
    Linköping University, Sweden.
    Wever, R.
    Linköping University, Sweden.
    Johansson, Glenn
    Högskolan i Jönköping, Tekniska Högskolan, JTH, Logistik och verksamhetsledning. Högskolan i Jönköping, Tekniska Högskolan, JTH, Industriell produktutveckling, produktion och design.
    Warell, A.
    Lund University, Sweden.
    Elgh, Fredrik
    Högskolan i Jönköping, Tekniska Högskolan, JTH, Industriell produktutveckling, produktion och design.
    Rönnbäck, A. Ö.
    Luleå University of Technology, Sweden.
    Isaksson, O.
    Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden.
    Larsson, T.
    Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden.
    Steinert, M.
    Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway.
    Ekman, K.
    Aalto University, Finland.
    Hansen, P. K.
    Aalborg University, Denmark.
    Juuti, T.
    Tampere University of Technology, Finland.
    Malmqvist, J.
    Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden.
    Ritzén, S.
    Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden.
    Sæmundsson, R. J.
    University of Iceland, Iceland.
    Hansen, C. T.
    Technical University of Denmark, Denmark.
    Preface2018Ingår i: Proceedings of NordDesign: Design in the Era of Digitalization, NordDesign 2018, Linköping: Design Research Society, 2018Konferensbidrag (Övrig (populärvetenskap, debatt, mm))
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