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  • 51.
    Eriksson, David
    et al.
    University of Borås, Sweden.
    Hilletofth, Per
    University of Skövde, Sweden.
    The Role of Consumer Insight in New Product Development and Its Impact on Supply Chain Management: A Swedish Case Study2010Ingår i: Innovative Process Optimization Methods in Logistics: Emerging trends, concepts and technologies / [ed] Thorsten Blecker, Wolfgang Kersten, Christian Lüthje, Berlin, 2010, s. 113-126Konferensbidrag (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    This paper seeks to explore how a profound consumer understanding may influence the early stages of a new product development (NPD) process. The issue is examined through a qualitative single case study combined with a literature review. The case study shows how the NPD process is structured and executed in a Swedish furniture company as well as the role consumer insight plays in that process. Empirical data have been collected mainly from in-depth interviews with persons representing senior and middle management in the case company. The research reveals that consumer oriented, cross-functional NPD in the case company has a strong impact on internal collaboration, and aligns the goals between different departments and functions within the company. Despite inefficiencies on departmental level, effectiveness on company level is achieved. Early indications show an expected growth in contribution margins by 8 percentage.

  • 52.
    Eriksson, David
    et al.
    School of Engineering, University of Borås, Borås, Sweden.
    Hilletofth, Per
    Högskolan i Jönköping, Tekniska Högskolan, JTH. Forskningsmiljö Industriell produktion.
    Hilmola, Olli-Pekka
    Lappeenranta University of Technology, Kouvola Research Unit, Kouvola, Finland.
    Linking Moral Disengagement to Supply Chain Practices2013Ingår i: World Review of Intermodal Transportation Research (WRITR), ISSN 1749-4729, E-ISSN 1749-4737, Vol. 4, nr 2/3, s. 207-225Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    The purpose of this paper is to identify if and how supply chain practices are linked to moral disengagement techniques and thus might cause moral decoupling (MD). The research uses a literature review and multiple case study approach to investigate this issue. The literature review links moral disengagement to supply chain practices, while the case study observes the existence of the practices, and in what supply chain configurations those practices might arise. Identified configurations that might cause MD are suppliers and external partners responsible for upstream activities, division of tasks, aggregation of materials, auction-like settings, long supply chains, production in low-cost countries, production where people are not considered as equals, and configurations made to reduce costs.

  • 53.
    Eriksson, David
    et al.
    Högskolan i Jönköping, Tekniska Högskolan, JTH, Industriell organisation och produktion.
    Svensson, Göran
    Kristiania University College, Oslo, Norway.
    Transfer of responsibility between supply chains2017Ingår i: World Review of Intermodal Transportation Research (WRITR), ISSN 1749-4729, E-ISSN 1749-4737, Vol. 6, nr 2, s. 130-140Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    Responsibility for the environment, social, and economic issues is of rising concern for supply chain management. Even though it is acknowledged that responsibility issues extend across the entirety of the supply chain, some parts of the chain are still in need of attention. Much of the detected misconduct takes place at the beginning, or the end of the supply chain, but the end of one supply chain could actually be the beginning of another chain. Here, we shed light on the interface between such chains, an area that constitutes a blank space in research. Ship breaking is used as an empirical example, to explain one situation where materials and products at the end of their life are salvaged and enters new/other supply chains. Ship breaking has impacts on the environment and the workers, but seems to be disregarded of both the first and second supply chain. Highlighting the problem, we suggest three types of flows in and between supply chains. We also bring attention to the complexity of responsibility in, and especially between, supply chains. 

  • 54.
    Falkmer, Marita
    et al.
    Högskolan i Jönköping, Högskolan för lärande och kommunikation, HLK, CHILD. Curtin University, Perth, Australia.
    Barnett, Tania
    Curtin University, Perth, Australia.
    Horlin, Chiara
    Curtin University, Perth, Australia.
    Falkmer, Olov
    Lund University.
    Siljehav, Jessica
    Lund University.
    Fristedt, Sofi
    Högskolan i Jönköping, Hälsohögskolan, HHJ, Avd. för rehabilitering. Högskolan i Jönköping, Hälsohögskolan, HHJ. Åldrande - livsvillkor och hälsa.
    Lee, Hoe C.
    Curtin University, Perth, Australia.
    Chee, Derserri Y.
    Curtin University, Perth, Australia.
    Wretstrand, Anders
    Lund University.
    Falkmer, Torbjörn
    Högskolan i Jönköping, Hälsohögskolan, HHJ, Avd. för rehabilitering. Högskolan i Jönköping, Hälsohögskolan, HHJ. CHILD. Curtin University, Perth, Australia.
    Viewpoints of adults with and without Autism Spectrum Disorders on public transport2015Ingår i: Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, ISSN 0965-8564, E-ISSN 1879-2375, Vol. 80, s. 163-183Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    Background: Public transport is low cost, allows for independence, and facilitates engagement and participation for non-drivers. However, the viewpoints of individuals with cognitive disabilities are rarely considered. In Australia, the prevalence of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) is approximately 1% and increasing. Many individuals with ASD do not possess a driver's licence, indicating that access to public transport is crucial for their independence. However, at present, there is no research on the opinions of adults with ASD on public transport. Aim: To identify the viewpoints of adults with ASD regarding the barriers and facilitators of public transport usage and their transportation preferences, and to contrast these against the viewpoints of neurotypical adults. Methods: Q. method was used to identify the viewpoints of both participant groups on public transport. Participants consisted of 55 adults with a diagnosis of ASD and a contrast group of 57 neurotypical adults. Both groups completed a Q sort task which took place in either Perth or Melbourne, Australia. Results: The most prominent viewpoint indicated that both groups preferred to use public transport over driving and believed that it supported their independence. This viewpoint also indicated that both groups preferred to use electronic ticketing when using public transport. Interestingly, the second most prominent viewpoint indicated that both groups preferred to drive themselves by private car rather than use public transport. Discussion: It appears that the viewpoints of adults with and without ASD regarding public transportation were largely similar. However, questions arose about whether the preference for public transport in the ASD group may be more a result of difficulties obtaining a driving licence than a deliberate choice. The only barrier specified by adults with ASD related to crowding on public transport. Safety and convenience in relation to location and timing of services were barriers reported by neurotypical adults.

  • 55.
    Felix, Ahlström Jönsson
    Jönköping University, Tekniska Högskolan, JTH, Logistik och verksamhetsledning. AA008L289W.
    Implementing tracking and tracing methods for returnable containers2019Självständigt arbete på grundnivå (kandidatexamen), 10 poäng / 15 hpStudentuppsats (Examensarbete)
  • 56.
    Ferreira, Ana Cristina
    et al.
    Federal University of Lavras, Lavras, Brazil.
    Pimenta, Márcio Lopes
    Federal University of Uberlândia, Uberlândia, Brazil.
    Wlazlak, Paraskeva
    Högskolan i Jönköping, Tekniska Högskolan, JTH, Industriell produktutveckling, produktion och design. Högskolan i Jönköping, Tekniska Högskolan, JTH, Logistik och verksamhetsledning.
    Antecedents of cross-functional integration level and their organizational impact2019Ingår i: Journal of business & industrial marketing, ISSN 0885-8624, E-ISSN 2052-1189, Vol. 34, nr 8, s. 1706-1723Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to develop a model to predict the antecedents of the integration level among marketing, logistics and production, considering the influence of formal and informal factors that generate integration and the existence of conflicts.

    Design/methodology/approach: A survey of 179 participants from all regions of Brazil was conducted. A parsimonious model including four dimensions and 34 variables was developed through confirmatory factor analysis and structural equation modeling.

    Findings: The field data corroborate studies dealing with the impact of various formal and informal integration factors on the cross-functional integration level as a construct. Furthermore, this paper concludes that the level of cross-functional can be defined as: the intensity of the relationship among internal functions which can be measured by the mutual existence of formal and informal factors and the absence of manifest conflicts.

    Research limitations/implications: The findings of this paper cannot be generalized because of the convenience sampling. Future research could apply a probabilistic sampling and try to explore other geographical settings in both national and international contexts.

    Practical implications: The proposed model can generate important information for managers by pointing out variables that can predict the integration level and their impacts on the organizational performance. The paper concludes with examples about how the model could be useful in several practical situations.

    Originality/value: This paper proposes a model with reasonable accuracy to predict the integration level and overcomes prior research limitations with respect to models to predict the antecedents of the integration level, particularly the role of conflicts in the integration processes. 

  • 57.
    fintling, alexander
    et al.
    Högskolan i Jönköping, Tekniska Högskolan, JTH, Logistik och verksamhetsledning.
    Wredberg, Philip
    Högskolan i Jönköping, Tekniska Högskolan, JTH, Logistik och verksamhetsledning.
    En undersökning av påverkande faktorer vid säkerhetslagerdimensionering: Inom elektronik till fordonsbranschen2019Självständigt arbete på grundnivå (kandidatexamen), 10 poäng / 15 hpStudentuppsats (Examensarbete)
    Abstract [en]

    Purpose – The purpose of this study is to investigate how safety stock should be dimensioned for ingoing inventory based on factors in manufacturing electronic business with the vehicle industry as customer.

    - Which factors are important to have in consideration when dimensioning safety stock for ingoing inventory in the electronic to vehicle industry?

    - Which safety stock method is the most suitable considering identified factors in research question one?

    Method – To accomplish the purpose of this study and to answer the research questions, a literature study was conducted to form a theoretical framework. As a complement to the literature study a case study was conducted in terms of interviews and document studies.

    Findings – This study has identified factors that are important to take into consideration when dimensioning safety stocks. Through identified factors the most suitable safety stock method for companies in the electronic to vehicle industry was formed.

    Implications – Difficulties in this study has been to find relevant information regarding the electronic to vehicle industry. Information was necessary to find to create a trustworthy industry context.

    Limitations – This study only focus on the electronic to vehicle industry. This means that identified factors and suitable safety stock method are not necessarily applicable to other industries.

    Keywords – Safety stock calculation, delivery precision, delivery safety.

  • 58.
    Frejd, Casandra
    et al.
    Högskolan i Jönköping, Tekniska Högskolan, JTH, Industriell organisation och produktion.
    Gustafsson, Caroline
    Högskolan i Jönköping, Tekniska Högskolan, JTH, Industriell organisation och produktion.
    EFFEKTIVISERING AV INKÖPSPROCESSEN VID KUNDORDERDRIVEN TILLVERKNING2014Självständigt arbete på grundnivå (kandidatexamen), 10 poäng / 15 hpStudentuppsats (Examensarbete)
    Abstract [sv]

    Sammanfattning

    Syfte- Syftet med studien är att undersöka vilka utmaningar som finns inom inköpsprocessen i företag med en kundorderdriven tillverkning och hur dessa utmaningar kan hanteras för att uppnå ökad effektivitet.

    Metod och genomförande – För att uppfylla syftet har en fallstudie på Lidan Marine i Lidköping utförts. Genom observationer och intervjuer på fallföretaget har empiri samlats in för att parallellt analyserats med studiens teoretiska ramverk. Utifrån en analys har sedan studiens resultat utformats.

    Bakgrund – Ett företag med en kundorderdriven tillverkning kännetecknas av otillgängliga buffertar och lager som kan fånga upp variationer och brister i materialflödet. Detta medför i sin tur en rad utmaningar för en inköpsprocess eftersom det är den process som tar beslut om hur materialflödet styrs.

    Resultat – Utifrån insamlad empiri och litteratur har fem utmaningar identifierats. Dessa utmaningar återfinns genom hela inköpsprocessen och intensifieras i och med avsaknaden av buffertar. De identifierade utmaningarna är; bristande kommunikation, optimistisk tidsbedömning, otydlig arbetsprocess, tidspress och otydlig inköpsplanering. I resultatet presenteras även tillvägagångssätt för att hantera utmaningarna för att på så sätt uppnå ökad effektivitet och i sin tur, ökad framgång för företag med en kundorderdriven tillverkning.

    Slutsatser – Författarna anser att grunden till fallföretagets utmaningar är avsaknaden av ett helhetsperspektiv. Genom att erhålla ett helhetsperspektiv kan medarbetarna se hur alla företagets processer hänger samman. Vilket i sin tur skulle leda till en ökad förståelse för olika tillvägagångssätt för att hantera processers aktiviteter och hur dessa påverkar företaget som helhet.

    Implikationer – De identifierade utmaningarna är endast framtagna ur ett inköpsprocessperspektiv i ett företag med en kundorderdriven tillverkning. Studien fokuserar på ett utvalt fallföretag och det kan således finnas andra utmaningar som måste undersökas på andra företag. Dock måste företaget erhålla ett helhetsperspektiv innan åtgärder kan vidtas.

    Nyckelord – kundorderpunkt, inköpsprocess, supply chain management, effektiv, process

  • 59.
    Gidske, Daniel
    et al.
    Högskolan i Jönköping, Tekniska Högskolan, JTH, Industriell organisation och produktion.
    Sjögren, Linnéa
    Högskolan i Jönköping, Tekniska Högskolan, JTH, Industriell organisation och produktion.
    Internationell handel och möjligheter med Cross Trade sändningar: Minska barriärerna med utnyttjandet av Cross Trade2017Självständigt arbete på grundnivå (kandidatexamen), 10 poäng / 15 hpStudentuppsats (Examensarbete)
  • 60.
    Hallman, Mattias
    et al.
    Högskolan i Jönköping, Tekniska Högskolan, JTH, Byggnadsteknik.
    Elham, Mirwais
    Högskolan i Jönköping, Tekniska Högskolan, JTH, Byggnadsteknik.
    Effektivare materialhantering från leveransmottagning till materialanvändning på en byggarbetsplats2017Självständigt arbete på grundnivå (kandidatexamen), 10 poäng / 15 hpStudentuppsats (Examensarbete)
    Abstract [sv]

    Syfte: Problemet i byggbranschen är ineffektiv materialhantering som skapar slöserier av resurser i form av onödiga aktiviteter som inte ökar värdet på slutprodukten. Byggnadssektorn anklagas för förseningar, budgetöverskridande och svårigheter att hålla en hög kvalitet. Målet är att hitta förbättringsmöjligheter för att effektivisera materialhantering på en byggarbetsplats vid leveransmottagning, materiallagring och materialförflyttning.

    Metod: För att uppnå studiens mål har en kvalitativ fallstudie av en organisation genomförts. De datainsamlingsmetoder som har använts är strukturerade observationer, semistrukturerade intervjuer och dokumentanalys.

    Resultat: En checklista för materialhantering baserad på teorierna Muda, 5S och JIT inom Lean har utformats som ett förbättringsförslag och är tänkt att användas på en byggarbetsplats. Checklistan är gjord utifrån studiens insamlade empiri och består av tre delar som utgår från studiens frågeställningar leveransmottagning, materiallagring och materialförflyttningen. Syftet med checklistan är att effektivisera materialhanteringen på en byggarbetsplats genom att identifiera och eliminera slöserierna i form av väntan, transport, lager och defekter.

    Konsekvenser: Genom att använda checklistan, följa leveransplanen, uppdatera APD-planen och förbättra kontraktet mellan leverantörer och företag som har framtagits i studiens resultat kan slöserier inom leveransmottagning, materiallagring och materialförflyttning minskas. Rekommendationerna blir att följa förbättringsförslagen för att effektivisera materialhanteringen och reducera slöserier på byggarbetsplatsen.

    Begränsningar: De avgränsningar som har gjorts i studien är att identifiera de valda slöserier inom Muda som behandlades i studien under olika materialhanteringsmoment. Kommunikationen mellan arbetarna, på vilket sätt företaget jobbar med att planera olika arbetsmoment, arbetsmiljö och arbetskvalitet ingår inte studien.

  • 61.
    Hedenstierna, Philip
    et al.
    University of Skövde, Sweden.
    Hilletofth, Per
    University of Skövde, Sweden.
    Hilmola, Olli-Pekka
    Lappeenranta University of Technology, Finland.
    An integrative approach to inventory control2009Ingår i: Rapid Modelling for Increasing Competitiveness : Tools and Mindset: Proceedings of the 1st Rapid Modeling Conference / [ed] Gerald Reiner, Springer, 2009, s. 105-118Konferensbidrag (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    Inventory control systems consist of three types of methods: forecasting, safety stock sizing and order timing and sizing. These are all part of the interpretation of a planning environment to generate replenishment orders, and may consequently affect the performance of a system. It is therefore essential to integrate these aspects into a complete inventory control process, to be able to evaluate different methods for certain environments as well as for predicting the overall performance of a system. In this research a framework of an integrated inventory control process has been developed, covering all relations from planning environment to performance measures. Based on this framework a simulation model has been constructed; the objective is to show how integrated inventory control systems perform in comparison to theoretical predictions as well as to show the benefits of using an integrated inventory control process when evaluating the appropriateness of inventory control solutions. Results indicate that only simple applications (for instance without forecasts or seasonality) correspond to theoretical cost and service level calculations, while more complex models (forecasts and changing demand patterns) show the need for tight synchronization between forecasts and reordering methods. As the framework describes all relations that affect performance, it simplifies the construction of simulation models and makes them accurate. Another benefit of the framework is that it may be used to transfer simulation models to real-world applications, or vice versa, without loss of functionality.

  • 62.
    Hedenstierna, Philip
    et al.
    University of Skövde, Sweden.
    Hilletofth, Per
    University of Skövde, Sweden.
    Hilmola, Olli-Pekka
    University of Skövde, Sweden.
    Design of a framework for inventory control: Evaluation of forecasting and inventory control system2009Ingår i: Proceedings of the 19th International Conference on flexible control systems, Middlesbrough, UK, 2009, s. 573-580Konferensbidrag (Övrigt vetenskapligt)
    Abstract [en]

    Managing inventories so that overall costs are kept low, while service levels are maintained is the central issue of inventory control, which only regulates two things: the size and the timing of orders. This is typically executed through a planning method, such as the reorder point system or, less frequently, the periodic order quantity system. These take into account a forecast, supposed to gauge the average future demand, and a predetermined safety stock, buffering against forecast errors and demand uncertainty. Pure demand also influences the system, as transactions affect the inventory level. It is crucial to understand how a complete system of demand, forecasts, safety stock calculations and planning methods work together to measure service level and overall cost of the system. This paper outlines a framework for the unambiguous representation of the relations between methods that interpret environmental parameters to plan orders. A number of simulations based on the framework are run to show, how the integration of the inventory control functions may affect the overall performance of the system. The usefulness of the framework lies in its ability to make a system duplicable (i.e. to transfer an inventory control system to a simulation model, or vice versa). Not only is this property important for creating simulation models that exactly depict the system being analysed, it also enables the study of a complete system for order planning, as opposed to optimising individual methods. Studying an inclusive system allow the same metrics to be used to evaluate changes to any method in the system. Another benefit of this approach is that the system’s metrics directly reflect changes in the environment. Simulations based on this framework are precise and substantially easier to evaluate than models not adhering to any standard.

  • 63. Hedenstierna, Philip
    et al.
    Hilletofth, Per
    Hilmola, Olli-Pekka
    Integrative purchasing and inventory control at wood retailer: Case study2011Ingår i: International Journal of procurement management, ISSN 1753-8432, E-ISSN 1753-8440, Vol. 4, nr 2, s. 139-155Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    Purchasing order methods and inventory control are vital elements in fulfilling customer orders and building internal performance; this is particularly the case in retailing operations. In this manuscript, we develop different scenarios for various order methods for a wood retailer, where the performance of the different methods is evaluated through simulation, whereupon the fit between environments and methods is compared. Our results indicate that only simple environments follow analytical cost and service level calculations, while increasing complexity increases the synchronisation need between forecasts and reordering methods. In our research we also compare different ordering methods, and find that while the reorder point method is the most robust solution from the retailer's perspective, it could lead to distortion within entire wood supply chain.

  • 64.
    Hegarty, Elin
    et al.
    Högskolan i Jönköping, Tekniska Högskolan, JTH, Industriell organisation och produktion.
    Albertsson, Benjamin
    Högskolan i Jönköping, Tekniska Högskolan, JTH, Industriell organisation och produktion.
    Studie av flöden på en dagkirurgisk avdelning2013Självständigt arbete på grundnivå (kandidatexamen), 10 poäng / 15 hpStudentuppsats (Examensarbete)
  • 65.
    Hilletofth, Per
    Högskolan i Jönköping, Tekniska Högskolan, JTH, Industriell organisation och produktion. Högskolan i Jönköping, Tekniska Högskolan, JTH. Forskningsmiljö Industriell produktion.
    Achieving the potential of seminar teaching: A student-led approach2014Ingår i: International Journal of Management in Education (IJMIE), ISSN 1750-385X, E-ISSN 1750-3868, Vol. 8, nr 2, s. 160-167Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
  • 66. Hilletofth, Per
    Demand-supply chain management: Industrial survival recipe for new decade2011Ingår i: Industrial management + data systems, ISSN 0263-5577, E-ISSN 1758-5783, Vol. 111, nr 2, s. 184-211Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to enhance the current understanding and knowledge of the demand-supply chain management (DSCM) concept by determining its elements, benefits, and requirements, and by illustrating its occurrence in practice.

    Design/methodology/approach – This research has utilized a literature and case study research strategy. The case study has involved an international manufacturing company from the appliance industry. Empirical data have been collected mainly from in-depth interviews with key persons representing senior and middle management in the case organization.

    Findings – This research has established that the main elements of DSCM include market orientation, coordination of the demand and supply processes, viewing the demand and supply processes as being equally important, as well as value creation, differentiation, innovativeness, responsiveness, and cost efficiency in the demand and supply processes. It has also been revealed that the main benefits of DSCM include enhanced competitiveness, enhanced demand chain performance, and enhanced supply chain performance, while the main requirements of DSCM include organizational competences, company-established principles, demand-supply chain collaboration, and information technology support.

    Research limitations/implications – This research is explorative in nature, and more empirical data, from similar and other research settings, are needed to further validate the findings. Another limitation of the research is that it is limited to one Swedish company; however, the involved case company has a large international presence and is among the top three in its industry, which provides some ground for the generalization. A final limitation of the research is that the involved company only represents one industry.

    Practical implications – This paper provides insights useful to researchers and practitioners on how to develop a demand-supply oriented business. It highlights that firms should organize themselves around understanding how customer value is created and delivered and how these processes and management directions can be coordinated. The demand and supply processes have to be considered as equally important and the firm needs to be managed by the demand side and supply side of the company jointly in a coordinated manner.

    Originality/value – The need to coordinate the demand and supply processes has been emphasized in both the demand and supply chain literature but still remained relatively unexplored; thus, this paper contributes by investigating this matter further.

  • 67.
    Hilletofth, Per
    University of Skövde, Sweden.
    Differentiated supply chain strategy: Building knowledge through case studies2008Ingår i: Proceedings of the 4th Railway Logistics Seminar: Cooperation among Transportation Modes in Northern Europe, Kouvola, Finland, 2008, s. 5-28Konferensbidrag (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    Nowadays companies usually offer a wide range of products and services in various types of non-coherent business environments. It is becoming apparent that traditional ‘one-size-fits-all’ supply chain strategies does not support a wide range of products sold in a diversity of markets. Consequently, it becomes increasingly necessary to employ different manufacturing and delivery strategies concurrently in order to develop a differentiated supply chain strategy. This paper employs a descriptive multiple case study approach to illustrate how two companies has develop a differentiated supply chain strategy. Case study findings reveal that one efficient method to develop a differentiated supply chain strategy is to combine different manufacturing and delivery strategies into various supply chain solutions. By combining relatively few strategies it is possible to develop several differentiated supply chain solutions.

  • 68.
    Hilletofth, Per
    Högskolan i Jönköping, Tekniska Högskolan, JTH. Forskningsmiljö Industriell produktion.
    Differentiation focused supply chain design2012Ingår i: Industrial management + data systems, ISSN 0263-5577, E-ISSN 1758-5783, Vol. 112, nr 9, s. 1274-1291Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to develop a framework for differentiation focused supply chain design (SCD).

    Design/methodology/approach – This research uses a literature review and case study approach to develop a framework for differentiation focused SCD. The proposed framework has been developed based on the literature review and evaluated against the case study. The case study describes SCD at two Swedish companies; one from the appliance industry and the other from the furniture industry, both having a significant international presence. Empirical data have been collected, mainly from in-depth and semi-structured interviews with key persons representing senior and middle management in the case companies.

    Findings – This research suggests that differentiation-focused SCD can be organized into a five-stage process. It is essential that this process is aligned with new product development (NPD), so they exchange information, and operate based on the same segmentation model. The main benefits of a differentiated supply chain are enhanced competitiveness, as supply chain management (SCM) changes from being a cost center to being a value generating function, and increased profitability, by allowing differentiated customer needs to be satisfied cost-efficiently. To succeed with developing a differentiated supply chain, logisticians must be extensively involved with both the NPD process and the strategic marketing process.

    Research limitations/implications – Current models of SCD are simplistic and not well developed. By combining theory with practical applications, this research provides researchers and decision makers with detailed tools for developing a differentiation-focused SCD process. The research is explorative in nature therefore empirical data from similar and other research settings should be gathered to reinforce the validity of the findings.

    Practical implications – This research provides knowledge and insights on how a differentiated supply chain may be developed. The main implication is that SCD needs to be closely aligned with NPD and marketing in order to gain competitive advantage. Companies may also be able to employ labor closer to the consumption market by focusing on supply chain differentiation.

    Originality/value – This research contributes by developing a process for differentiation-focused SCD, and by demonstrating the main benefits and requirements of a differentiated supply chain.

  • 69.
    Hilletofth, Per
    University of Skövde, Sweden.
    Enterprise resource planning systems in higher education2008Ingår i: Proceedings of the 4th Railway logistics Seminar: Co-operation among Transportation Modes in Northern Europe, Kouvola, Finland, 2008, s. 167-180Konferensbidrag (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    Information systems and technology are becoming more and more important in the industry. Consequently, it is important to include these in any modern logistics education. This paper describes how ERP-systems are utilized in logistics education programs and courses at University of Skövde (Sweden). The objective of this paper is to highlight the importance of information systems and technology in a modern logistics education.

  • 70. Hilletofth, Per
    How to develop a differentiated supply chain strategy2009Ingår i: Industrial management + data systems, ISSN 0263-5577, E-ISSN 1758-5783, Vol. 109, nr 1, s. 16-33Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to contribute to the understanding of supply chain (SC) design and operation by investigating how two case companies have developed and deployed differentiated SC strategies. This study primarily focuses on the operating part of the differentiated SC strategy, that is, how different manufacturing strategies – such as make-to-stock, assembly-to-order, and make-to-order – are used in contemporary manufacturing related SCs. However, this study also includes elements concerning supply and distribution parts.

    Design/methodology/approach – This study employs a descriptive multiple case study approach. The case organizations originate from Sweden, but they have significant international presence. Empirical data have been collected mainly from in-depth interviews with key persons representing senior and middle management in the case companies.

    Findings – This research shows how two case companies have developed and deployed a differentiated SC strategy. The case study findings reveal that both the case companies already are employing several manufacturing strategies and also combine these with different distribution strategies. Up to now, the supply part of the differentiated SC strategy has been neglected but probably will be incorporated in the near future. This implies that one efficient way to develop a differentiated SC strategy could be to combine different supply, manufacturing and distribution strategies into various SC solutions. By combining relatively few strategies, it is possible to develop several differentiated SC solutions.

    Research limitations/implications – The research work is limited to Swedish companies, however, the case companies are in top three in their respective industries measured by sales, which provides ground for the generalization of the research.

    Practical implications – This paper gives an insight to managers and practitioners in how to develop and deploy a differentiated SC strategy.

    Originality/value – Several studies have discussed the appropriate SC strategy issue but failed to address the need to utilize several SC solutions concurrently. However, this paper contributes by discussing how to develop and deploy a differentiated SC strategy and how to manage these multiple SCs.

  • 71.
    Hilletofth, Per
    Högskolan i Jönköping, Tekniska Högskolan, JTH. Forskningsmiljö Industriell produktion.
    Supply chain design and differentiation2012Ingår i: Building competences, synergy and competitiveness for the future : book of abstracts: Proceeding of the International Conference on Technology Innovation and Industrial Management / [ed] Dr. Zbigniew Pastuszak, Dr. Kongkiti Phusavat, Dr. Agnieszka Sitko-Lutek, Dr. Binshan Lin, Lublin: Maria Sklodowska-Curie University , 2012Konferensbidrag (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    Purpose: The purpose of this research is to develop a framework  for differentiation focused supply chain design (SCD). Design/methodology/approach: The framework has been developed based on a literature review and tested against a case study. Empirical data has been collected mainly from in-depth and semi-structured interviews.

    Findings: Differentiation focused SCD can be organized into a five-stage process. It is essential that this process is aligned with new product development (NPD), such that they exchange information, and operate from the same segmentation model.

    Research limitations/implications: The research is explorative in nature thus empirical data from other research settings should be gathered to reinforce the validity of the findings.

    Practical implications: This research provides researchers and practitioners with insights as to how a differentiated supply chain should be developed.

    Originality/value: This research contributes by addressing the lack of research examining how a differentiated supply chain can be developed.

  • 72. Hilletofth, Per
    et al.
    Aslam, Tehseen
    Hilmola, Olli-Pekka
    Multi-agent based supply chain management: Case study of requisites2010Ingår i: International Journal of Networking and Virtual Organisations, ISSN 1470-9503, E-ISSN 1741-5225, Vol. 7, nr 2/3, s. 184-206Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    Supply Chains (SCs) are becoming increasingly complex, and intensified competition in the end markets has started to create a situation where cooperation requirements between companies are increasing, and old mechanistic operations management solutions are becoming obsolete. In this paper we analyse a real-life situation in Alpha's manufacturing plant in Sweden, which serves northern European countries in consumer markets. Case study findings reveal that the product-mix flexibility requirements are high and lead-time requirements in manufacturing as well as purchasing take weeks or months, not days. Based on the empirical observations, we propose an agent system for this company and discuss different levels of decision making, operative responsibilities and decision time horizons.

  • 73.
    Hilletofth, Per
    et al.
    University of Skövde, Sweden.
    Claesson, Frida
    University of Skövde, Sweden.
    Hilmola, Olli-Pekka
    Lappeenranta University of Technology, Finland.
    In-transit distribution strategy: Hope for European factories2010Ingår i: Rapid Modelling and Quick Response: Intersection of Theory and Practice / [ed] G. Reiner, Neuchatel, Switzerland, 2010, s. 249-262Konferensbidrag (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    In this research the in-transit distribution strategy is investigated by determining and analyzing key principles of the strategy. It is examined through a multiple case study and simulation. This research reveals that the in-transit distribution strategy is about considering goods that are being transported as a mobile inventory and actively dispatching goods to a destination, where there is a predicted demand before any customer orders are received. It can give major competitive advantages by offering rather short lead-times for customers without having to store products locally. This, in turn, gives lower warehousing costs, lower tied-up capital, a less interrupted manufacturing, and steady as well as continous production volumes. It is a workable solution for European manufactures competing in distant market. To be successful with this strategy, it takes good planning, working closely with customers, first-class market kowledge, and a supporting enterprise resource planning (ERP) system. Other highlighted requirements are low variation in demand and predictable distribution lead-time. Simulation study of one hypothetical product group verified case study findings, but we find it interesting that especially manufacturing output variance is very sensitive regarding the overall results. Also increasing average customer demand results in undesired outcomes.

  • 74. Hilletofth, Per
    et al.
    Ericsson, D
    Demand chain management: Next generation of logistics management2007Ingår i: Conradi Research Review, ISSN 1459-0980, Vol. 4, nr 2, s. 1-18Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    In the literature several authors argue that there is a need for a new generation of logistics management since the business environment has changed. This new management philosophy identifies consumers and their requirements as starting point for all supply chain activities and has more properly been termed Demand Chain Management (DCM). The purpose of this paper is to analyze if DCM should be regarded as the next generation of logistics management and furthermore to illustrate its usefulness in practice through case study of Swedish appliance manufacturer.

    Literature review and case study findings show that DCM is not merely a development of the logistics principles, but rather an integration of marketing and supply chain operations. It is needed in volatile and consumer-oriented environments, which require higher levels of customized products, faster product development and commercialization together with supply, manufacturing and distribution on demand.

  • 75. Hilletofth, Per
    et al.
    Ericsson, D
    Christopher, M
    Demand chain management: A Swedish industrial case study2009Ingår i: Industrial management + data systems, ISSN 0263-5577, E-ISSN 1758-5783, Vol. 109, nr 9, s. 1179-5577Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to increase the understanding of demand chain management (DCM) by investigating how it has been structured and executed in an international manufacturing company.

    Design/methodology/approach – The main emphasis has been on producing descriptive results and the applied research strategy has been an embedded single case study. The case organization originates from Sweden, but it has significant international presence. Empirical data have been collected mainly from in-depth interviews with key persons representing senior management in the case company.

    Findings – This research shows that DCM is about developing synergies between the demand creation and the demand fulfillment processes. A completely implemented DCM approach should incorporate all the major demand creation and fulfillment processes. This kind of fully implemented approach probably does not exist in real life today but some companies have started to develop versions including some of the major processes, and this research provides an example of this. The ultimate goal of DCM is to gain competitive advantages by differentiating not only the products, but also the delivery process. This is necessary in markets characterized of intensive competition, high product variety, large amounts of customer-adapted products, and short product life cycles. It can be concluded that DCM is not another name for demand driven supply chains (SCs) or a fad. It is rather a way to finally benefit from decade long marketing discussions on how to achieve customer focus. It highlights the interplay between marketing and supply chain management (SCM) as an enabler of value creation.

    Research limitations/implications – This research work is limited to one Swedish company; however, the case company has large international presence and is in top three in their industry measured by sales, which provides some ground for the generalization of the research.

    Practical implications – This paper gives an insight for managers and practitioners to the value of coordinating marketing and SCM to develop a truly customer-driven organization and SC.

    Originality/value – Several studies have addressed the synergies between marketing and SCM but failed to address how to in some detail realize this in practice. This paper contributes by discussing how to realize this coordination in practice.

  • 76.
    Hilletofth, Per
    et al.
    University of Skövde, Sweden.
    Ericsson, Dag
    University of Skövde, Sweden.
    Coordinating demand and supply processes: Towards demand-supply chain management2010Ingår i: Proceedings of the 20th International Conference on Flexible Automation and Intelligent Manufacturing, 2010, s. 512-521Konferensbidrag (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    This research explores and describes the demand-supply chain management (DSCM) concept from both a theoretical and practical perspective by determining what key principles that characterize the concept as well as to illustrate its application in practice. The concept is examined through a literature review combined with a qualitative single case study. The research reveals that DSCM is about coordinating demand and supply processes within a particular company and across the demand-supply chain. It can be defined as the alignment of demand and supply processes across intra and inter-organizational boundaries for the purpose of improving the ability of the particular company and the entire demand-supply chain to enhance overall customer value while utilizing resources cost-efficiently. Key principles that characterize the concept are value creation, value delivery, customer orientation, product and supply chain differentiation, lead-time reduction, information management, and responsiveness with respect to existing products as well as changing customer needs.

  • 77.
    Hilletofth, Per
    et al.
    University of Skövde, Sweden.
    Ericsson, Dag
    University College of Borås, Sweden.
    Hilmola, Olli-Pekka
    Lappeenranta University of Technology, Finland .
    Hedenstierna, Philip
    University of Skövde, Sweden.
    New product development in a manufacturing company: A challange for supply chain management2009Ingår i: Proceedings of the 19th International Conference on Flexible Automation and Intelligent Manufacturing, 2009, s. 1169-1177Konferensbidrag (Övrigt vetenskapligt)
    Abstract [en]

    The last decades a new type of business environments has evolved characterized by rapid and volatile demand changes, short product life cycles, and high levels of customized products. The competitiveness of a business in these environments is mostly determined by its responsiveness. This is characterized by the ability to quickly scale up or down the production volume, the presence of an innovative and fast product development, and the quick incorporation of customer requirements into the product development. This paper employs a descriptive single case study approach to illustrate how product development is structured and executed in an international manufacturing company, seeking to realize an innovative, predictable, and efficient product development. The objective is to increase the understanding of how product development and product life-cycles are connected to Supply Chain Management (SCM). Case study findings reveal that the case company after implementing a strategic and structured Product Creation Process (PCP) has improved the efficiency and effectiveness of product development. Findings also reveal that the case company has not yet developed any linkages between product development and SCM. Still, the case company has become aware of this issue due to problems associated with the lack of integration between product development and SCM.

  • 78.
    Hilletofth, Per
    et al.
    University of Skövde, Sweden.
    Ericsson, Dag
    University College of Borås, Sweden.
    Hilmola, Olli-Pekka
    Lappeenranta University of Technology, Finland and University of Skövde, Sweden.
    Ujvari, Sandor
    University of Skövde, Sweden.
    Differentiated Supply Chains Strategies Based on Customer Insights2008Ingår i: Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Flexible Automation and Intelligent Manufacturing (FAIM 2008), Skövde, 30/6-2/7, 2008., 2008Konferensbidrag (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    Supply chains satisfy customers by striving for delivering the right products to the right place at the right time, atthe right quality and at the right quantity within an increasingly faster pace and lower cost. One implication thatcan be made from this is that the nature of markets is the point of departure in both supply chain design andoperations. Given that organizations usually offer a wide range of products and services with different supplyand demand characteristics, one could argue that organizations conduct business in various types of noncoherentbusiness environments. There has been a recognition that ‘one-size-fits-all’ supply chain strategies onlysatisfies a limited number of business environments, and that it is increasingly necessary to develop severaldifferentiated supply chain strategies to satisfy all major business environments in a better way. This paperemploys a descriptive case study approach to illustrate how a case company develops differentiated supplychains based on customer insights. Case study findings reveal that one efficient way to develop differentiatedsupply chain strategies is to combine different supply and delivery methods into supply chain solutions. Bycombining relatively few supply and delivery methods it is possible to develop several differentiated supply chainstrategies.

  • 79.
    Hilletofth, Per
    et al.
    University of Skövde, Sweden.
    Ericsson, Dag
    University College of Borås, Sweden.
    Hilmola, Olli-Pekka
    Lappeenranta University of Technology, Finland and University of Skövde, Sweden.
    Ujvari, Sandor
    University of Skövde, Sweden.
    Integration and formalization of strategic product development and commercialization in a manufacturing company: A challenge for supply chain management2008Ingår i: Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Flexible Automation and Intelligent Manufacturing, Skövde: University of Skövde , 2008, s. 532-539Konferensbidrag (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    The last decades a new type of business environments has evolved characterized by rapid and volatile demand changes, short product life cycles, and high levels of customized products. The competitiveness of a business in these environments is mostly determined by its responsiveness. This is characterized by the ability to quickly scale up or down the production volume, the presence of an innovative and fast product development, and a quick incorporation of consumer requirements into the product development. This paper employs a descriptive case study approach to illustrate how product development and commercialization can be integrated into a product management flow to realize innovative and faster product development. Case study findings reveal that the case company has during a five year period increased the number of successful product introductions. Furthermore, the studied approach proves to be successful in this mature business environment where it is essential to develop products based on the consumer need and behaviour and to differentiate the product assortment. Based on our case study we also recognize that the product management flow does not concern supply chain management (SCM) to some extent in the case company – this indicates that further development is needed in SCM applications to support product life-cycle based managerial processes.

  • 80. Hilletofth, Per
    et al.
    Eriksson, D
    Lumsden, K
    Coordinating new product development and supply chain management2010Ingår i: International Journal of Value Chain Management, ISSN 1741-5357, Vol. 4, nr 1/2, s. 170-192Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    Effective implementation of the new product development (NPD) process not only enables management to coordinate the efficient flow of new products, but will also assist to support ramp-up of various supply chain activities and other related activities supporting the commercialisation of the product. Thus, companies need to address all these issues in parallel to be successful and this requires some kind of integrative product development approach. The purpose of this research is to increase the understanding of how NPD is connected to supply chain management (SCM) by investigating how the NPD process is structured and executed in two international manufacturing companies seeking to realise an innovative, predictable and efficient product development. Several essential linkages between NPD and SCM have been derived from case study findings concerning important issues for successful product development.

  • 81.
    Hilletofth, Per
    et al.
    Högskolan i Jönköping, Tekniska Högskolan, JTH. Forskningsmiljö Industriell produktion.
    Eriksson, David
    Coordinating new product development with supply chain management2011Ingår i: Industrial management + data systems, ISSN 0263-5577, E-ISSN 1758-5783, Vol. 111, nr 2, s. 264-281Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to form an understanding of how new product development (NPD) relates to supply chain management (SCM), why the two fields should be coordinated, and how this may be done.

    Design/methodology/approach – This research uses a literature review and case study research. The case study considers a Swedish company that operates on a global basis in the furniture industry. Empirical data have been collected mainly from in-depth interviews with key persons representing senior and middle management in the case company.

    Findings – This paper stresses the need to produce innovative, value-adding products, as well as the necessity to quickly deliver them to the market. Companies that face mature business environments may encounter problems due to a high emphasis on either the value-creation processes, or on the value delivery processes. Therefore, NPD activities need to be coordinated with SCM activities on a strategic level, lest competitiveness will be lost.

    Research limitations/implications – The research is limited to one case company; replication studies would enhance understanding of the studied phenomenon. There is a wide need for research exploring how various parts of demand and supply chains should be managed in order to fully utilize the advantages of the consumer-oriented enterprise.

    Practical implications – This paper provides insights for researchers and practitioners on how to coordinate and balance NPD (demand side) with SCM (supply side) activities. It highlights that companies should organize themselves around understanding how consumer value is created and how these processes may be coordinated to provide that value. The two processes must be given equal attention and importance to avoid sub-optimization.

    Originality/value – The need for coordinating NPD and SCM activities has been emphasized in the literature but still remains relatively unexplored. This paper contributes by investigating this issue further.

  • 82.
    Hilletofth, Per
    et al.
    University of Skövde, Sweden.
    Eriksson, David
    University of Borås, Sweden.
    Coordination of the demand and supply side: A case study from the furniture industry2011Ingår i: Modelling Value: Selected Papers of the 1st International Conference on Value Chain Management / [ed] Jodlbauer, Herbert, Olhager, Jan, Schonberger, Richard J., Physica-Verlag GmbH & Co , 2011Konferensbidrag (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    This research work investigates the occurrence of demand-supply chain management (DSCM) components in a Swedish furniture wholesaler that sources most of its products from China. Three of eight main components proposed in the literature were identified in the case company, and one component was not fully applicable. The case company’s strong focus on new product development (NPD) increased the number of end products, while the case company lost sales. The research shows possible caveats of being purely demand-driven and highlights the need to strike a balance between demand and supply chain imperatives.

  • 83.
    Hilletofth, Per
    et al.
    Högskolan i Jönköping, Tekniska Högskolan, JTH. Forskningsmiljö Industriell produktion.
    Eriksson, David
    School of Engineering, University of Borås, Borås, Sweden.
    Hilmola, Olli-Pekka
    Lappeenranta University of Technology, Kouvola Research Unit, Kouvola, Finland.
    Two Sides of a Token: Coordinating Demand and Supply at Furniture Wholesaler2012Ingår i: International Journal of Manufacturing Research, ISSN 1750-0605, Vol. 7, nr 2, s. 101-122Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    This research work investigates the occurrence of Demand-Supply Chain Management (DSCM) components in a Swedish furniture wholesaler that sources most of its products from China. Three of the eight main components of DSCM were identified in the case company and one component was not fully applicable. The case shows possible caveats of being demand-driven and highlights the need to balance demand and supply sides simultaneously. During economic crisis years 2008-2009, business has experienced extraordinary decline in sales and profitability, while holding considerable amount of inventory at hand. In the long term, supply chain strategy relying on Chinese manufacturing could face increasing challenges in total costs owing to currency changes, transportation costs increase and environmental regulation.

  • 84.
    Hilletofth, Per
    et al.
    Högskolan i Jönköping, Tekniska Högskolan, JTH. Forskningsmiljö Industriell produktion.
    Hedenstierna, Carl Philip T.Cardiff Business School.
    Special Issue on Competing Through Logistics and Supply Chain Capabilities2012Samlingsverk (redaktörskap) (Övrigt vetenskapligt)
  • 85.
    Hilletofth, Per
    et al.
    Högskolan i Jönköping, Tekniska Högskolan, JTH, Industriell organisation och produktion. Högskolan i Jönköping, Tekniska Högskolan, JTH. Forskningsmiljö Industriell produktion.
    Hilmola, Olli-Pekka
    Lappeenranta University of Technology, Finland.
    Editorial2012Ingår i: International Journal of Manufacturing Research, ISSN 1750-0591, Vol. 7, nr 2, s. 99-100Artikel i tidskrift (Övrigt vetenskapligt)
  • 86.
    Hilletofth, Per
    et al.
    University of Skövde, Sweden.
    Hilmola, Olli-Pekka
    Lappeenranta University of Technology, Finland.
    Role of Emerging Markets in Demand-Supply Chain Management2010Ingår i: Proceedings of the 15th Annual Cambridge International Manufacturing Symposium, Cambridge, UK, 2010Konferensbidrag (Övrigt vetenskapligt)
  • 87.
    Hilletofth, Per
    et al.
    Högskolan i Jönköping, Tekniska Högskolan, JTH. Forskningsmiljö Industriell produktion.
    Hilmola, Olli-PekkaLappeenranta University of Technology.
    Special Issue on Industrial Case Studies of Demand-Supply Chain Management2012Samlingsverk (redaktörskap) (Övrigt vetenskapligt)
  • 88. Hilletofth, Per
    et al.
    Hilmola, Olli-Pekka
    Supply chain management in fashion and textile industry2008Ingår i: International Journal of Services Sciences, ISSN 1753-1446, Vol. 1, nr 2, s. 127-147Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    In fashion and textile business, the demand changes rapidly due to fashion trends and a volatile market situation. This demand is unpredictable and could vary and change completely in a short time, creating high difficulties for supply chain. To create a leagil (lean and agile) supply chain is one observed way for a fashion and textile retailing company to optimise its performance and to remain competitive. One good example from such is fashion retailer Zara, which has adopted leagile approach and combined this with key success factors for fashion retailing. However, in this paper, we argue that the leagile approach is not a universal solution in the fashion and textile business. For some fashion and textile companies, the lean approach is more adequate. Case study findings and simulation results reveal that the lean and leagile approach could coexist as different strategy alternatives – simulation results favour leagile strategy, while five year profitability analysis shows lean apparel retailer H&M to have higher profitability than Zara.

  • 89.
    Hilletofth, Per
    et al.
    Högskolan i Jönköping, Tekniska Högskolan, JTH, Industriell organisation och produktion. Högskolan i Jönköping, Tekniska Högskolan, JTH. Forskningsmiljö Industriell produktion.
    Hilmola, Olli-Pekka
    Lappeenranta University of Technology, Finland.
    Lorentz, Harri
    University of Turku, Finland.
    Editorial2013Ingår i: World Review of Intermodal Transportation Research (WRITR), ISSN 1749-4729, E-ISSN 1749-4737, Vol. 4, nr 2/3, s. 97-98Artikel i tidskrift (Övrigt vetenskapligt)
  • 90.
    Hilletofth, Per
    et al.
    Högskolan i Jönköping, Tekniska Högskolan, JTH. Forskningsmiljö Industriell produktion.
    Hilmola, Olli-PekkaLappeenranta University of Technology.Lorentz, HarriUniversity of Turku.
    Special Issue on Sustainability and Ethics in Global Transportation Logistics Networks Sustainability and Ethics in Global Transportation Logistics Networks2013Samlingsverk (redaktörskap) (Övrigt vetenskapligt)
  • 91.
    Hilletofth, Per
    et al.
    Högskolan i Jönköping, Tekniska Högskolan, JTH, Industriell organisation och produktion. Högskolan i Jönköping, Tekniska Högskolan, JTH. Forskningsmiljö Industriell produktion.
    Hilmola, Olli-Pekka
    Lappeenranta University of Technology.
    Wang, Yacan
    Beijing Jiaotong University.
    Simulation based decision support systems in the supply chain context2016Ingår i: Industrial management + data systems, ISSN 0263-5577, E-ISSN 1758-5783, Vol. 116, nr 2Artikel i tidskrift (Övrigt vetenskapligt)
  • 92.
    Hilletofth, Per
    et al.
    Högskolan i Jönköping, Tekniska Högskolan, JTH, Industriell organisation och produktion. Högskolan i Jönköping, Tekniska Högskolan, JTH. Forskningsmiljö Industriell produktion.
    Hilmola, Olli-PekkaLappeenranta University of Technology.Wang, YacanBeijing Jiaotong University.
    Special issue: Simulation based decision support systems in the supply chain context2016Samlingsverk (redaktörskap) (Övrigt vetenskapligt)
  • 93. Hilletofth, Per
    et al.
    Hilmola, O-P
    Role of logistics outsourcing on supply chain strategy and management: Survey findings from Northern Europe2010Ingår i: Strategic Outsourcing, ISSN 1753-8297, E-ISSN 1753-8300, Vol. 3, nr 1, s. 46-61Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to investigate the effects of logistics outsourcing in Northern Europe through survey research. Research work intends to shed more light on logistics outsourcing with other than case-based company examples.

    Design/methodology/approach – Survey was completed during late 2007 and early 2008 in Finland and Sweden for the largest companies in industrial and service sectors. Altogether 34 answers were received, and they were gained mostly from industrial and trading companies.

    Findings – The research results show that warehousing, IT, and customs brokerage outsourcing could have impact on some managerial and strategic aspects of supply chains (SC). Thus, none of the identified difference areas was found to be statistically significant. Potential impact areas of SC strategy and management are integrated IT systems of manufacturing and logistics, reverse logistics procedures, and re-engineering of logistics processes. However, research shows that in-house produced IT function, and potentially outsourced warehousing, have important roles in more international purchasing.

    Research limitations/implications – Altogether, the amount of responses in the survey was relatively low, but treating Finnish and Swedish companies as one group gives us some opportunity for statistical analysis. This grouping might be one limiting factors of our study, and especially in its generalization power; however, our earlier analysis with the data shows that these countries operate in a rather similar interest area. Another limiting factor of our research findings is the difference in respondent profiles – operating principles of logistics and trade companies are different as compared to manufacturing.

    Practical implications – Research shows that IT is potentially having an important role in both, international purchasing emphasis as well as on warehousing outsourcing activities. Contrary to the common view, this research gives some indication that in-house IT is valuable, and more integrated applications are needed for example, when warehousing is being outsourced.

    Originality/value – This is one of the seminal research works regarding North European outsourcing practices, and their affects on SC strategies and management. Both of the countries have an advanced industrial sector, which gives perspective for the readers world wide.

  • 94. Hilletofth, Per
    et al.
    Hilmola, O-P
    Claesson, F
    In-transit Distribution Strategy: Solution for European Factory Competitiveness?2011Ingår i: Industrial management + data systems, ISSN 0263-5577, E-ISSN 1758-5783, Vol. 111, nr 1, s. 20-40Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    Purpose – Research work describes in-transit distribution strategy by determining and analyzing key principles of it as well as by illustrating its application in practice. Emphasis on in-transit distribution strategy is to turn transportation pipeline as a mobile inventory holding place, and actively dispatching goods to a destination, where there is a predicted demand before any customer orders are actually received. The use of this strategy is supported by current trade flows: emerging market trade has increased considerably, but simultaneously Swedish export prices, for example, have significantly decreased. The paper aims to address this issue.

    Design/methodology/approach – In-transit strategy is examined through a multiple case study from industrial companies having main factory operations in Sweden as well as using a system dynamics simulation model, and Monte Carlo analysis. These are supported by the second hand data of trade flows between Sweden, and India and China.

    Findings – In order to be successful with in-transit strategy, the case studies show that excellent planning, working closely with customers, first-class market knowledge, and an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system that is able to support the process sufficiently are required. Other highlighted requirements of this strategy are low variation in demand, and predictable distribution lead-time. Simulation study of one hypothetical product group verified case study findings, but the authors find it interesting that manufacturing output variance especially is very sensitive regarding to the overall results. If variation increases, then in-transit strategy is not able to deliver for customers with the necessary accuracy. Also increasing average customer demand, and longer transportation delays lead to undesired outcomes (e.g. too much inventory or out of stock situations).

    Research limitations/implications – The case study and second hand analysis is limited to one country, and further evidence is needed from other European, and possibly North American companies, to verify these findings.

    Originality/value – There has been a rather limited amount of research works completed from the use of in-transit strategy, even if increased trade activity and lower price of exported items is that of the old west in their exports to emerging markets, and continues to be so in the future (was even strong to China during credit crunch year 2009). Our research is seminal in terms of a developed system dynamics simulation model.

  • 95. Hilletofth, Per
    et al.
    Hilmola, O-P
    Ujvari, S
    Teaching ERP in logistics curriculum: A case experience from Sweden2010Ingår i: International Journal of Business Information Systems, ISSN 1746-0972, E-ISSN 1746-0980, Vol. 6, nr 3, s. 295-314Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    The use of ERP systems in business is commonplace and often a requirement for rapid and efficient operations. The presence of ERP in higher education can be seen as a prerequisite for students to achieve necessary skills and knowledge, but how can the education be achieved in a better way? In this research, the use of ERP systems as a part of two courses of the logistics curriculum in higher education at a Swedish University are presented and analysed. The traditional approach of teaching logistics, where computer sessions are incorporated in ordinary courses, is being compared to a new intensive and flexible course format dedicated entirely to ERP education with a stronger focus on problem-oriented learning. The results show that both approaches offer opportunities, the traditional approach allows students to receive both theoretical and practical knowledge and skills, while the intensive approach provides them with significant practical knowledge and skills. This research results leaves us arguing that the best combination is to utilise both approaches to establish the needed basis for logistics curriculum.

  • 96. Hilletofth, Per
    et al.
    Jäger, Kerstin
    The role of logistics service providers in the implementation of a differentiated supply chain2011Ingår i: International Journal of Shipping and Transport Logistics, ISSN 1756-6517, E-ISSN 1756-6525, Vol. 3, nr 2, s. 151-167Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    This research investigates the role of logistics service providers in the implementation of a differentiated supply chain. The issue is examined through a multiple case study combined with a literature review. The research shows that logistics service providers can support companies with the implementation of a differentiated supply chain in sourcing and distribution parts by providing services that the company is incapable to provide, by providing certain services more efficiently or by providing complementing services. In some situations, the logistics service provider is even responsible for the entire implementation and should continuously develop the logistics process and customised service according to the company's market situation. Eurasian transportation flows are nowadays an important part of most supply chains and needs to be considered in this differentiation work. Logistics service providers operating in these flows can support the differentiation by providing more customised and differentiated transportation services and there is a demand for more transportation alternatives in these flows.

  • 97. Hilletofth, Per
    et al.
    Lorentz, H
    Savolainen, V-V
    Hilmola, O-P
    Ivanova, O
    Using Eurasian land-bridge in logistics operations: Building knowledge through case studies2007Ingår i: World Review of Intermodal Transportation Research (WRITR), ISSN 1749-4729, E-ISSN 1749-4737, Vol. 1, nr 2, s. 183-201Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    This research concerns about the use of Eurasia as a landbridge for container traffic. We present case study findings concerning European-Asian transportation, and this reveals that the lead time advantage of landbridges (with respect of its costs) would be suitable for a manufacturer, but malfunctioning parts of harbours and railway transports hinder the potential of this alternative. Findings from demanding manufacturing logistics are further verified with a case study concerning a Finnish retailer having increasingly important presence in Russian markets. Retailer used to favour railways (~early part of Eurasian corridor) but has nowadays configured distribution operations to favour road transports.

  • 98.
    Hilletofth, Per
    et al.
    University of Skövde.
    Lättilä, Lauri
    Lappeenranta University of Technology, Finland.
    Agent based decision support in the supply chain context2011Ingår i: Proceedings of the 3rd Rapid Modeling Conference, Leuven, Belgium, 2011Konferensbidrag (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    This research shows that agent based simulation models can form and effective decisionsupport system in the supply chain context. This kind of simulation based decision supportsystems is based on a simulation model, including some interacting agents and performance andrisk indicators, that has been implemented in a simulation software. The simulation model enablesthe decision-maker to iteratively set parameters, run simulations and evaluate the results. Based onthe retrieved information and knowledge the decision-maker can make decisions regarding how tohandle the real system. In essence, this type of decision support system fuses information fromdifferent sources in a synergistic manner into a situation image that provides effective support forhuman decision-making. The research shows that simulation based decision support systems canimprove the understanding of problems in the supply chain domain since they provide a holisticpicture and awareness on how decisions affect the real system.

  • 99.
    Hilletofth, Per
    et al.
    Högskolan i Jönköping, Tekniska Högskolan, JTH. Forskningsmiljö Industriell produktion.
    Lättilä, Lauri
    Lappeenranta University of Technology, Kouvola, Finland.
    Agent based decision support in the supply chain context2012Ingår i: Industrial management + data systems, ISSN 0263-5577, E-ISSN 1758-5783, Vol. 112, nr 8, s. 1217-1235Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to investigate the benefits and the barriers of agent based decision support (ABDS) systems in the supply chain context.

    Design/methodology/approach – Two ABDS systems have been developed and evaluated. The first system concerns a manufacturing supply chain while the second concerns a service supply chain. The systems are based on actual case companies.

    Findings – This research shows that the benefits of ABDS systems in the supply chain context include the possibility to increase versatility of system architecture, to improve supply chain visibility, to conduct experiments and what-if analyses, to improve the understanding of the real system, and the possibility to improve communication within and between organizations in the supply chain. The barriers of ABDS systems in the supply chain context include the difficulty to access data from partners in the supply chain, the difficulty to access data on a higher level of granularity, and the difficulty to retrieve data from other information systems.

    Research limitations/implications – The research is explorative in nature therefore empirical data from similar and other research settings should be gathered to reinforce the validity of the findings.

    Practical implications – This research provides knowledge and insights on how ABDS systems may be developed and used in the supply chain context and demonstrates its main benefits and barriers.

    Originality/value – This research expands the current research of benefits of ABDS systems to the supply chain domain and also addresses the barriers of ABDS systems to a larger extent than previous research. Comparisons to other simulation based decision support systems are also given.

  • 100.
    Hilletofth, Per
    et al.
    Högskolan i Jönköping, Tekniska Högskolan, JTH. Forskningsmiljö Industriell produktion.
    Lättilä, Lauri
    Lappeenranta University of Technology, Finland.
    Demand and supply chain integration framework2012Ingår i: Proceedings of the FAIM 2012 / [ed] Hasse Nylund, Satu Kantti, Ville Toivonen & Seppo Torvinen, Tampere: Tampere University of Technology, 2012, s. 821-828Konferensbidrag (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    All organizations need to coordinate their value creation (demand) and value delivery (supply) processes in order to survive in today’s competitive market environments.In this research, we compare different ways to coordinate the demand and supply chain processes.Current literature has beenanalyzed to develop a framework on demand and supply chain coordination. Thereafter, the framework has been exemplifiedusingacase study. The framework combines multiple research streams and provides a method for decision-makers to estimate different coordination possibilities.

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