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Janné, M. & Rudberg, M. (2017). Costs and benefits of logistics solutions in construction. In: : . Paper presented at 24th EurOMA conference, 1st-5th July 2017, in Edinburgh, Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland
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2017 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Third-party logistics (TPL) solutions are becoming a regular occurrence in urban construction projects. The industry is, however, still apprehensive regarding the benefits and costs of TPL solutions. The purpose of this study is therefore to investigate TPL benefits, costs, and what is needed in terms of supply chain management (SCM) maturity to realize these effects. This is done through an explorative case study at a large building project employing an in-house TPL solution. Results show that benefits can be realized, but that they come at a cost and that the main challenge is to reach a higher level of SCM maturity.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Edinburgh, Scotland: , 2017
National Category
Transport Systems and Logistics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-147532 (URN)
Conference
24th EurOMA conference, 1st-5th July 2017, in Edinburgh, Scotland
Funder
SBUF - Sveriges Byggindustriers Utvecklingsfond
Available from: 2018-04-24 Created: 2018-04-24 Last updated: 2018-05-18
Jonsson, H. & Rudberg, M. (2017). KPIs for measuring performance of production systems for residential building: A production strategy perspective. Construction Innovation, 17(3), 381-403
Open this publication in new window or tab >>KPIs for measuring performance of production systems for residential building: A production strategy perspective
2017 (English)In: Construction Innovation, ISSN 1471-4175, E-ISSN 1477-0857, Vol. 17, no 3, p. 381-403Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Purpose

This paper aims to define key performance indicators (KPIs) for measuring performance of production systems for residential building from a production strategy perspective.

Design/methodology/approach

A literature review is done to identify suitable competitive priorities and to provide grounds for developing KPIs to measure them. The KPIs are evaluated and validated through interviews with industry experts from five case companies producing multifamily residences. Furthermore, two of the case companies are used to illustrate how the KPIs can be employed for analysing different production systems from a manufacturing strategy perspective.

Findings

Defined, and empirically validated, KPIs for measuring the competitive priorities quality, cost (level and dependability), delivery (speed and dependability) and flexibility (volume and mix) of different production systems.

Research limitations/implications

To further validate the KPIs, more empirical tests need to be done and further research also needs to address mix flexibility, which better needs to account for product range to provide a trustworthy KPI.

Practical implications

The defined KPIs can be used to evaluate and monitor the performance of different production systems’ ability to meet market demands, hence focusing on the link between the market and the firm’s production function. The KPIs can also be used to track a production systems’ ability to perform over time.

Originality/value

Most research that evaluate and compare production systems for residential building is based on qualitative estimations of manufacturing outputs. There is a lack of quantitative KPIs to measure performance at a strategic level. This research does this, identifying what to measure, but also how to measure four competitive priorities through 14 defined KPIs.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 2017
National Category
Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-143673 (URN)10.1108/CI-06-2016-0034 (DOI)
Available from: 2017-12-13 Created: 2017-12-13 Last updated: 2018-01-05
Ekeskär, A. & Rudberg, M. (2016). Third-party logistics in construction: the case of a large hospital project. Construction Management and Economics, 34(3), 174-191
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2016 (English)In: Construction Management and Economics, ISSN 0144-6193, E-ISSN 1466-433X, Vol. 34, no 3, p. 174-191Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The construction supply chain is of temporary nature and complex, with many interactions between multiple actors in different construction projects. This challenging context typically leads to relatively higher costs and lower productivity, compared to other industries. Supply chain management (SCM) has been put forward as a mean to better handle this challenging context. As a part of SCM initiatives some construction industry stakeholders have turned to third-party logistics (TPL) providers, especially in large construction projects. The use of TPL providers is a new, and under-investigated, phenomenon in the construction industry. The main purpose of this study is thus to explore the use of a TPL provider in a large construction project and to analyse its resulting effects. Driving forces and possible concerns for implementing TPL are identified and the possibility for TPL to be a facilitator for implementing SCM in construction is investigated. The research is based on a literature review and an explorative case study of a large hospital project in Sweden, where the client and the main contractor have initiated the use of a TPL provider to coordinate sourcing and materials handling activities on site. The results show positive effects on establishing an effective interface between the construction site and the supply chain. The results also show that a TPL solution facilitates an increase in productive work at the construction site itself, a reduction of costs and an increased utilisation of site assets. On the downside, the study also shows a lack of SCM knowledge amongst the involved actors in the project, hindering them to reap the full potential of TPL.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Routledge, 2016
Keywords
Case study, construction logistics, construction supply chain, supply chain management, third-party logistics
National Category
Construction Management Transport Systems and Logistics Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-128817 (URN)10.1080/01446193.2016.1186809 (DOI)
Available from: 2016-05-31 Created: 2016-05-31 Last updated: 2017-11-30
Jonsson, H. & Rudberg, M. (2015). A Production System Classification Matrix: Matching Product Standardization and Production System Design. Journal of construction engineering and management, 141(6), Article ID 05015004.
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2015 (English)In: Journal of construction engineering and management, ISSN 0733-9364, E-ISSN 1943-7862, Vol. 141, no 6, article id 05015004Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The potential benefits of using off-site production in residential construction have been highlighted in many studies, but the full potential of off-site production approaches is not always realized. This shortfall can be explained by the mismatch between market requirements and the output offered by the production system, in other words, a mismatch between the degree of product standardization and the design of the production system. This mismatch could be resolved through a classification matrix that aids decision makers in matching market requirements and the degree of product standardization with the degree of off-site production and production system design. This paper describes the development of a classification matrix that guides the decision-making process during the designing of new or re-designing of existing production systems in residential construction. An important aspect of the development was balancing the trade-off between productivity and flexibility so that products can be produced competitively. The merits of the classification matrix are exemplified by five case companies with different approaches to industrialization and off-site production.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), 2015
Keywords
Production strategy, Construction industry, Off-site production, Residential building, Process choice, Case study
National Category
Business Administration Construction Management Building Technologies Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-105990 (URN)10.1061/(ASCE)CO.1943-7862.0000965 (DOI)000354550100004 ()
Available from: 2014-04-16 Created: 2014-04-16 Last updated: 2017-12-13Bibliographically approved
Martinez, S., Errasti, A. & Rudberg, M. (2015). Adapting Zaras Pronto Moda to a value brand retailer. Production planning & control (Print), 26(9), 723-737
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2015 (English)In: Production planning & control (Print), ISSN 0953-7287, E-ISSN 1366-5871, Vol. 26, no 9, p. 723-737Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The clothing sector is currently characterised by frequent assortment rotation in stores, a quick response product development and a focus on minimising end-of-campaign stock levels. This paper is based on a case study carried out at a value brand retailer, with a purpose to show how the company increased competitiveness in a market requiring more responsiveness. The case presented shows that the establishment of an adequate supply strategy for differentiated product segments, the introduction of mini-collections, the redesign of business processes (especially the new product development and the order fulfilment processes) and the redesign of the supply chain, lead to a sales increase and purchasing savings. Moreover, the study treats how a value brand retailer, facing different supply chain challenges compared with the leading brands, balance global and local production, lean and agile manufacturing and how it is possible to abandon the traditional two-campaign paradigm in favour of more rapid replenishment.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Taylor andamp; Francis: STM, Behavioural Science and Public Health Titles, 2015
Keywords
quick response; clothing industry; operations strategy; supply chain management; supply strategy; product segmentation
National Category
Civil Engineering
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-120650 (URN)10.1080/09537287.2014.971526 (DOI)000358145400004 ()
Available from: 2015-08-20 Created: 2015-08-20 Last updated: 2017-12-04
Errasti, A., Rudberg, M. & Corti, D. (2015). Editorial Material: Managing international operations: configuration of production network for SMEs in PRODUCTION PLANNING and CONTROL, vol 26, issue 9, pp 691-692. Production planning & control (Print), 26(9), 691-692
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Editorial Material: Managing international operations: configuration of production network for SMEs in PRODUCTION PLANNING and CONTROL, vol 26, issue 9, pp 691-692
2015 (English)In: Production planning & control (Print), ISSN 0953-7287, E-ISSN 1366-5871, Vol. 26, no 9, p. 691-692Article in journal, Editorial material (Other academic) Published
Abstract [en]

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Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
TAYLOR and FRANCIS LTD, 2015
National Category
Civil Engineering
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-120649 (URN)10.1080/09537287.2014.971506 (DOI)000358145400001 ()
Available from: 2015-08-20 Created: 2015-08-20 Last updated: 2017-12-04
Ekeskär, A. & Rudberg, M. (2015). Third-party logistics in construction: Perspectives from suppliers and transport providers. In: Proceedings of the 22nd EurOMA Conference: Operations Management for Sustainable Comeptitivness. Paper presented at 22nd EurOMA Conference, June 26-July 1, Neuchâtel, Switzerland.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Third-party logistics in construction: Perspectives from suppliers and transport providers
2015 (English)In: Proceedings of the 22nd EurOMA Conference: Operations Management for Sustainable Comeptitivness, 2015Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Suppliers and transport providers are key parties in the construction supply chain, and their respective roles when employing third-party logistics (3PL) is investigated. The purpose is to analyze how they are affected by the 3PL solution in terms of their attitudes towards the use of 3PL, the experienced defects from the 3PL solution, and their level of supply chain management (SCM) maturity. This is done by a literature review and an explorative case study at a large construction project employing a 3PL solution. Results show a positive attitude and that they actively address SCM issues, whereas actual effects are inconclusive.

Keywords
Construction management, supply chain management, 3PL, TPL, case study
National Category
Construction Management Transport Systems and Logistics Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-128813 (URN)
Conference
22nd EurOMA Conference, June 26-July 1, Neuchâtel, Switzerland
Available from: 2016-05-31 Created: 2016-05-31 Last updated: 2016-06-15
Martinez, S., Errasti, A., Rudberg, M. & Mediavilla, M. (2014). Clothing Industry: Main Cahallanges in the supply chain management of value brand retailers. In: : . Paper presented at 8th International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Industrial Management/ XX International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management/ International IIE Conference 2014, Malaga, Spain, 23-25 July 2014.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Clothing Industry: Main Cahallanges in the supply chain management of value brand retailers
2014 (English)Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-109470 (URN)
Conference
8th International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Industrial Management/ XX International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management/ International IIE Conference 2014, Malaga, Spain, 23-25 July 2014
Available from: 2014-08-19 Created: 2014-08-19 Last updated: 2014-09-22
Jonsson, H. & Rudberg, M. (2014). Performance measurement for production systems in construction.
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2014 (English)Manuscript (preprint) (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

This research focuses on performance measurement in construction and on defining quantitative metrics for typical manufacturing outputs (e.g. cost, delivery, quality and flexibility performance) within a production strategy framework. The metrics can be used to evaluate how different production systems perform in different areas of competition. A literature review is used to define both what manufacturing outputs that are relevant to measure and also how to measure those manufacturing outputs. The manufacturing outputs quality, cost (level and dependability), delivery (speed and dependability) and flexibility (volume, mix and expansion) are identified as important to measure when evaluating different production systems for production of multifamily residences, and key performance indicators (KPIs) are defined for each manufacturing output. The defined KPIs are derived from the literature review but also validated empirically through case studies. The main result of this research is a performance measurement system that can be used when evaluating different production systems in the construction industry.

Keywords
Production strategy, Performance measurement, KPI, Case study, Multifamily residences
National Category
Business Administration Construction Management Building Technologies Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-105991 (URN)
Available from: 2014-04-16 Created: 2014-04-16 Last updated: 2014-04-16Bibliographically approved
Ekeskär, A., Rudberg, M. & Vennström, A. (2014). Third-party logistics in large construction projects: A SCM perspective. In: Proceedings of the 21st EurOMA Conference: Operations Management in an innovative economy. Paper presented at 21st EurOMA Conference, 20-25 June, Palermo, Italy.
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2014 (English)In: Proceedings of the 21st EurOMA Conference: Operations Management in an innovative economy, 2014Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this paper is to investigate the use of 3PL providers in large construction projects, and to identify main drivers and barriers, as well as the resulting effects, when implementing SCM by the use of 3PL providers. This is done by the means of a literature review and an explorative case study, the latter being a large hospital construction project. The results show positive performance effects in terms of increased productivity, resources utilization, and delivery performance, but also that there are challenges when it comes to organizational setting, policy adherence and supply chain coordination.

Keywords
Construction management, Supply chain management, Case study
National Category
Construction Management Transport Systems and Logistics Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-109471 (URN)
Conference
21st EurOMA Conference, 20-25 June, Palermo, Italy
Available from: 2014-08-19 Created: 2014-08-19 Last updated: 2016-05-31
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