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  • 1.
    Aaboen, Lise
    et al.
    Department of Industrial Economics and Technology Management, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Trondheim, Norway.
    Fredriksson, Anna
    Linköping University, Department of Science and Technology, Communications and Transport Systems. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.
    The relationship development aspect of production transfer2016In: Journal of Purchasing and Supply Management, ISSN 1478-4092, E-ISSN 1873-6505, Vol. 22, no 1, p. 53-65Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Production transfers are a result of outsourcing and offshoring decisions. Because of the strategic focus of the outsourcing literature, the operational issues of relationship development between sender and receiver and its impact on the transfer progress have not been fully depicted. The purpose of the present paper is to explore relationship development during production transfer. To fulfil this purpose, we studied three different production transfers and derived four propositions for further testing. Our main conclusions included that dependence and power gradually shift between the sender and the receiver and that the relationship between them sets the arena for what types of relationships can be developed between the receiver and the suppliers. Furthermore, short social distances can bridge cultural and technological distances to some extent, because it motivates the actors to bring their relationship into a more developed state. Finally, we noticed that the headquarters’ involvement can work both as an inhibitor as well as a converter.

  • 2.
    Andersson Granberg, Tobias
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Science and Technology, Communications and Transport Systems. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.
    Danielsson, Niklas
    Geotelix AB.
    Fredriksson, Anna
    Linköping University, Department of Science and Technology, Communications and Transport Systems. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.
    Nordström, Johan
    Räddningstjänsten Östra Götaland.
    Pilemalm, Sofie
    Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Information Systems. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
    Tjernström, Richard
    Norrköping Municipality.
    Yousefi Mojir, Kayvan
    Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Information Systems. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
    Using Semi-professionals in Emergency Response2016In: Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management / [ed] Andrea H. Tapia, Pedro Antunes, Victor A. Bañuls, Kathleen Moore and João Porto de Albuquerque, 2016Conference paper (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    The term semi-professional can be used to denote occupational groups that do not have emergency response as their primary profession but who get additional responsibilities within rescue and response, e.g. by performing a first response or assisting the professional emergency services. In this study, four different groups of possible semi-professional resources are analyzed and compared. Similarities and differences between the four groups are discussed. Factors, important for the successful implementation of a cross-sector collaboration of this kind, are highlighted. The preliminary results show that all four groups have the potential to act as semi-professional resources within emergency response. Interestingly, the basic requirements are the same for all groups, despite different prerequisites.

  • 3.
    Andersson Granberg, Tobias
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Science and Technology, Communications and Transport Systems. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.
    Fredriksson, Anna
    Linköping University, Department of Science and Technology, Communications and Transport Systems. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.
    Pilemalm, Sofie
    Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Information Systems. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
    Yousefi Mojir, Kayvan
    Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Information Systems. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
    Effektivt sambruk av kommunala resurser för ökad säkerhet och trygghet2017Report (Other academic)
    Abstract [sv]

    Användandet av så kallade semiprofessionella resurser i räddningsinsatser har blivit allt vanligare i Sverige. En semiprofessionell är en person som fått utökade arbetsuppgifter inom respons och räddning inom ramen för sitt ordinarie yrke. Det kanske mest kända exemplet är väktare som responderar på den kommunala räddningstjänstens ärenden.

    I det projekt som avrapporteras här, är syftet att undersöka vilka yrkesgrupper som skulle passa bra som semiprofessionella, och vad som krävs för att de effektivt ska kunna utföra de nya arbetsuppgifterna, bland annat i form av utbildning och utrustning. Vidare syftar projektet till att utvärdera vilken samhällsnytta semiprofessionella kan bidra med. Som studieobjekt används Norrköpings kommun, och via en aktionsforskningsinspirerad metodansats är målet att projektresultaten ska kunna bidra till en ökad säkerhet och trygghet i kommunen.

    En kombination av kvalitativa och kvantitativa metoder används för att uppnå syftet. Genom workshops identifieras först fyra potentiella yrkesgrupper (räddningstjänstens dagtidspersonal, hemtjänstpersonal, förvaltningsentreprenörer och väktare), för vilka detaljerad data erhålls via fokusgruppsintervjuer. En grupp (räddningstjänstens dagtidspersonal) väljs ut för vidare analys, och ytterligare en workshop genomförs, plus ett experiment i form av en simulerad olycka där semiprofessionella får göra en första insats. En prototyp av ett utlarmningssystem tas fram, inklusive en smartphoneapplikation som de semiprofessionella kan använda för att ta emot och hantera larm. Med hjälp av applikationen utförs ett experiment där historiska larm skickas till potentiella semiprofessionella under två månaders tid, och de får svara på om de kan åka eller inte, samtidigt som deras position noteras. Genom att jämföra deltagarnas uppskattade insatstider med räddningstjänstens historiska, kan möjliga insatstidsförkortningar beräknas. Detta kompletteras med en bedömning av vad de kan bidra med i respektive händelse.

    Bedömningen görs enligt en strukturerad metod av professionell personal från två olika räddningstjänstorganisationer. De beräknade insatstiderna och den skattade förmågan vägs samman till en monetär nytta av den semiprofessionella insatsen.

    Resultatet visar att det finns ett stort antal yrkesgrupper som skulle kunna vara lämpliga att nyttja som semiprofessionella. I rapporten redovisas en lista med 23 grupper som anses ha potential och möjlighet att utföra räddningsinsatser som en del av sitt yrke. Vidare redovisas ett antal utmaningar och möjligheter, baserat på analysen av de fyra utvalda grupperna. En konkret sammanställning har gjorts i form av listor på utbildning och utrustning som krävs för att de effektivt kunna utföra sitt nya uppdrag. Dessa krav är förhållandevis enkla att uppfylla, och handlar om grundläggande utbildning i riskbedömning, brandsläckning och livräddande åtgärder, samt utrustning som tex handbrandsläckare och förbandslåda. Mer utmanande är de organisatoriska förändringar som är nödvändiga för att de semiprofessionella akut ska kunna lämna sina pågående arbetsuppgifter, samt hur utlarmningen ska kunna integreras i de tekniska system som används för professionella räddningsresurser. Vidare visar resultaten att semiprofessionella kan larmas, och förväntas göra nytta på en stor mängd olika typer av händelser, dock främst vid händelser med personskador eller akuta sjukdomsförlopp. Den monetära nyttan av att införa ett fåtal (i snitt 3,4 st) semiprofessionella i Norrköping och Linköpings kommuner beräknades till mellan 600 000 och 2 400 000 kr per år, beroende på hur lång tid det tar för de semiprofessionella ifrån att de får larm tills de påbörjar färden mot händelseplatsen.

    En slutsats från projektet är att semiprofessionella skulle bidra till en ökad säkerhet och trygghet i Norrköping kommun, om de används som förstainsatsresurser, som ett komplement till befintlig professionell räddningspersonal.

  • 4.
    Bäckstrand, Jenny
    et al.
    Jönköping University, Sweden.
    Fredriksson, Anna
    Linköping University, Department of Science and Technology, Communications and Transport Systems. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.
    The potential of information sharing to improve supply chain performance inconstruction projects2018In: EurOMA 2018 Proceedings: To Serve, to Produce and to Servitize in the Era of Networks, Big Data, and Analytics, 2018Conference paper (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    The purpose is toexplore the potential of increased supply chain performance by improved informationsharing between suppliers and contractors in the construction supply chains.Six suppliers are included, representing different combinations of supplyingmaterials and tools for the product or services to support production as wellas few or continuous deliveries during the project. The study show that suppliersneed different information sharing practices if they continuously present atsite or have few deliveries. Based on this and information sharing literature,we have developed a model of what information different suppliers need, includinghow and when to exchange it.

  • 5.
    Edh Mirzaei, Nina
    et al.
    Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden.
    Fredriksson, Anna
    Linköping University, Department of Science and Technology, Communications and Transport Systems. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.
    Winroth, Mats
    Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden.
    Strategic consensus on manufacturing strategy content: including the operators' perceptions2016In: International Journal of Operations & Production Management, ISSN 0144-3577, E-ISSN 1758-6593, Vol. 36, no 4, p. 429-466Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Purpose – Strategic consensus between operators and managers is an important means to accomplish a successful manufacturing strategy (MS) process. Previous studies largely left out individual operators from this concept. Therefore, the purpose of this paper was to empirically examine the level of strategic consensus on the MS within the operations function, that is, the operators’ and managers’ perceptions of MS.

    Design/methodology/approach – Interviews were conducted with both operators and managers at three small and medium-sized enterprises in Sweden. The MS dimensions were selected based on previous research; the data was analysed by using thematic coding.

    Findings – The study shows that the levels of strategic consensus on the MS vary among companies. Even when strategic consensus exists between operators and managers, their underlying reasons often differ. Furthermore, the levels of strategic consensus vary among MS dimensions. The companies’ usage of information-sharing channels, along with their size and position in the supply chain, can be important for the level of strategic consensus.

    Originality/value – This paper contributes to the body of knowledge in three ways. First, it expands the scope of the MS dimensions under study, thus offering a stronger, resource-based perspective on MS and strategic consensus than what earlier studies showed. Second, it goes beyond the management level by including both managers and operators as the unit of analysis. Third, compared to previous research, it focuses on a new context and is based on indepth case studies.

  • 6.
    Edh, Nina
    et al.
    Chalmers Tekniska Högskola, Gothenburg, Sweden.
    Fredriksson, Anna
    Linköping University, Department of Science and Technology, Communications and Transport Systems. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    The people dimension in manufacturing strategy:contextual factors influencing a joint view2014In: Proceedings of EurOMA, 2014, 2014Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This paper explicates the contextual factors influencing the workers’ perceptions of the MS, and hence, the possibilities for a joint view between workers and managers. The paper is based on in depth interviews with 16 workers in four metal working SMEs in Sweden. The contextual factors can be viewed at two levels: individual and organisational. This paper contributes to richer descriptions of what the individual and organisational contextual factors incorporate, and to the clarification of the important role communication channels plays for the possibilities of a joint view. Thereby, contributing to increased knowledge on the manufacturing strategy formation process.

  • 7.
    Fredriksson, Anna
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Science and Technology, Communications and Transport Systems. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.
    Janné, Mats
    Linköping University, Department of Science and Technology, Communications and Transport Systems. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.
    Using computer based multi-actor multi-criteria evaluation methods in master logistics classes2018In: EurOMA 2018 Proceedings: To Serve, to Produce and to Servitize in the Era of Networks, Big Data, and Analytics / [ed] Gyula Vastag, Tamás Koltai and László Monostori, EurOMA , 2018Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The purpose is to provide insights into how to integrate a computer-based evaluation tool to improve the understanding of different perspectives when the teaching of logistics at masters’ level. This study has had an action research approach to student centred learning by introducing a theme of cross-functional decision making through combining lecturing, case assignment and computer based tools. What can be seen is that this inclusion has filled a gap in the education and course. Adding the combination of the preparatory case work and the computer exercise gave the students the activity independence and gave room for new reflections.

  • 8.
    Fredriksson, Anna
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Science and Technology, Communications and Transport Systems. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.
    Jonsson, Patrik
    Chalmers Tekniska Högskola, Logistik och Transport.
    Consequences and Opportunities of a Global Two-Factory Production Network2014In: Global Operations Networks: Exploring new perspectives and agendas / [ed] Dmitrij Slepinov, Brian Vejrum Waehrens and John Johansen, Aalborg: Aalborg University Press , 2014, 1, p. 285-306Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 9.
    Fredriksson, Anna
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Science and Technology, Communications and Transport Systems. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.
    Jonsson, Patrik
    Chalmers Tekniska Högskola.
    The impact of knowledge properties on international manufacturing transfer performanceIn: Production planning & control (Print), ISSN 0953-7287, E-ISSN 1366-5871Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This paper examines how knowledge properties of a manufacturing activity transfer in international manufacturing network impact performance during the transfer itself and after steady state has been reached. With the aid of survey data from 178 companies, we use hierarchical regression to test the relationships. It is found that knowledge properties as a group significantly affect both performance measures when controlling for the effects of sender unit experience, sender unit size and receiver unit experience. The activities transferred thus impact the success of the transfer. The control variables of sender unit experience and receiver unit experience have their relatively strongest performance effects after steady state has been reached. Testing the performance effects of single knowledge property dimensions, we identify independency to have the strongest relative performance effect, which validates and advances previous research. This is one of the first survey studies to cover both the performance of the transfer itself and after reaching steady state of manufacturing transfers. Several strands of further research are therefore identified.  

  • 10.
    Fredriksson, Anna
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Science and Technology, Communications and Transport Systems. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.
    Jonsson, Patrik
    Chalmers Univ Technol, Sweden.
    The impact of knowledge properties on international manufacturing transfer performance2019In: Production planning & control (Print), ISSN 0953-7287, E-ISSN 1366-5871, Vol. 30, no 2-3, p. 197-210Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This paper examines how knowledge properties of a manufacturing activity transfer in international manufacturing network impact performance during the transfer itself and after steady state has been reached. Hierarchical regression was used to test the relationship on survey data from 178 companies. Knowledge properties as a group was significantly affected by both performance measures when controlling for the effects of sender unit experience, sender unit size and receiver unit experience. The activities transferred thus impact the success of the transfer. The control variables of sender unit experience and receiver unit experience have their relatively strongest performance effects after steady state has been reached. Independency was the single knowledge property dimensions with the strongest relative performance effect. This is one of the first survey studies to cover both the performance of the transfer itself and after reaching steady state of manufacturing transfers. Several strands of further research were therefore identified.

  • 11.
    Fredriksson, Anna
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Science and Technology, Communications and Transport Systems. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Kjellsdotter Ivert, Linea
    Chalmers Tekniska Högskola, Gothenburg, Sweden.
    Hierarchical planning - an elusive good idea?2014Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 12.
    Fredriksson, Anna
    et al.
    Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden.
    Liljestrand, Kristina
    Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden.
    Capturing food logistics: a literature review and research agenda2015In: International Journal of Logistics, ISSN 1367-5567, E-ISSN 1469-848X, Vol. 18, no 1, p. 16-34Article, review/survey (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    How to feed the world is a vital question and likewise the importance of food logistics. This paper presents a literature review of the food aspects in logistics research. A total of 159 published papers were identified from 9 logistics and supply chain management journals, whereof 104 focused on food logistics. The papers were categorised into the type of logistics activities studied from the perspective of different food supply chain actors and actor constellations. The papers were also grouped according to which food product characteristics they had highlighted as impacting logistics activities. It was noticed that food products have unique characteristics and that food supply chain actors work in a specific context. Thus, this paper puts forward a comprehensive definition of food logistics: Food logistics analyses logistics activities within a food supply chain context by problematising food product characteristics and by examining the constellation of food supply chain actors.

  • 13.
    Fredriksson, Anna
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Science and Technology, Communications and Transport Systems. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.
    Malm, Anna
    Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering. Saab Aeronautics, Linköping, Sweden.
    Johansen, Kerstin
    Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Machine Design. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.
    What are the differences between related offset and outsourcing?: A case study of a related offset business at Saab2016In: International Journal of Technology Transfer and Commercialisation, ISSN 1470-6075, E-ISSN 1741-5284, Vol. 14, no 2, p. 132-149Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Recently, offset contracts have become more complex. For the seller to carry through and review the effects and the demands of an offset contract, they need a framework.The paper identifies five main differences between outsourcing and related offset, which are translated into activities to be included in a suggested related offset framework. The paper is based on an in-depth case study of a related offset business at Saab, a Swedish military aircraft producer. The analysis compared the studied case with an existing outsourcing process identified in literature. The paper contributes by providing an overview of the activities taking place during a related offset process and showing the effect of the different hierarchical levels involved in the process on the efficiency of the fulfilment of the offset business. This paper is based on a single case study, and the suggested differences should be verified through further case studies.

  • 14.
    Fredriksson, Anna
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Science and Technology, Communications and Transport Systems. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.
    Malm, Anna
    Saab AB Aeronautics, Linköping, Sweden.
    Skov Madsen, Erik
    SDU Centre for Sustainable Supply Chain Engineering, Institute of Technology and Innovation, Syddansk Universitet, Odense, Denmark.
    Technology transfer as apart of the business: Inter-organizational transfer strategies based on experiences of aircraft production2018In: Journal of Global Operations and Strategic Sourcing, ISSN 2398-5364Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Purpose

    The purpose of this paper is through a literature study and a study of the Saab offset cases to identify strategies to increase inter-organizational transfer capability.

    Design/Methodology/Approach

    Based on a literature study and a study of three of Saab’s offset cases and Saab’s process for technology transfer.

    Findings

    This study has identified inter-organisational transfer strategies based on the importance of the hierarchy of decision-making and the change from capacity transfers to capability transfers in offset business. 1) The type of performance goals set in the business agreement decides how to realise the transfer. 2) The hierarchy of decision-making create a need to align the understanding of the performance goals between the different parts of the organisation, which affect the plans for how to transfer knowledge between the organizational as well as the individual levels. 3) To reach the performance goals of the technology transfer there need to be a balance between the disseminative capability of the sender and the absorptive capability of the receiver.

    Limitations

    This study is based on a single case within a relatively unique industry with an offset perspective and production transfers. Therefore, there is also a need for future studies to confirm the identified relationships within outsourcing/offset within other industries and other types of transfers.

    Originality/value: A change from capacity transfers to capability transfers in both outsourcing/offshoring and offset business indicates that more research should be placed on the disseminative capacity of the sender. The literature review revealed that the disseminative capacity of the sender has been the subject of less research than the absorptive capacity of the receiver.

  • 15.
    Fredriksson, Anna
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Science and Technology, Communications and Transport Systems. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.
    Medbo, Per
    Chalmers Tekniska Högskola.
    Johansson, Mats
    Chalmers Tekniska Högskola.
    Safety stock determination during production transfer2015In: Proceedings of EurOMA 2015, Neuchatel, Schweiz, 2015Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The purpose is to identify, through a simulation study, how the size of the extra safety stock needed when transferring production vary with uncertainties introduced by the transfer. The study shows that there is a substantial uncertainty increase during production transfer, related to the uncertainty of time to reach steady state. Learning curve factors have the largest impact, while the effects for the production yield factors are about of half their size, but still considerably large in relation to the regular safety stock. The study contributes by structuring the decision problem and indicating the importance of various uncertainties.

  • 16.
    Fredriksson, Anna
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Science and Technology, Communications and Transport Systems. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.
    Thunberg, Micael
    Linköping University, Department of Science and Technology, Communications and Transport Systems. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.
    Danielsson, Johan
    Arcona AB, Sweden.
    Hyll, Henrik
    NCC Construction.
    Sandberg, Erik
    Optimity AB.
    Westin, Arvid
    Arcona AB.
    Hur taktisk planering kan underlätta resursplanering i byggbranschen – Processer och IT-verktyg2017Conference paper (Other academic)
    Abstract [sv]

    Syftet med denna artikel är att visa på hur resurser inom byggföretag kan planeras på taktisk nivå med hjälp av optimeringsverktyg. Den rådande högkonjunkturen i Sverige med högre efterfrågan från beställare än vad byggentreprenörerna kan levererar måste entreprenörerna aktivt välja vilka projekt man ska gå in med anbud på. Beslutet måste vara välgrundat på information gällande efterfrågade projekt, tillgängliga resurser och potentiell vinstmarginal på projekten. Det är här taktisk planering kommer in genom att balansera potentiella projekt med den kapacitet byggföretaget har för att kunna gå in med anbud på de projekt som genererar högst vinstmarginal. Genom att studera två byggföretag (NCC och Arcona) presenteras processer och IT-verktyg för taktisk planering inom bygg. I NCC:s fall har fokus legat på att skapa sammanhållna processer och IT-verktyg för att hämta in data om framtida projekt och aktivt välja rätt projekt baserat på vilka reseurs dessa kräver, vilken kapacitet man har tillgängliga när projektet startar och vad vinstmarginalen blir. I Arconas fall har fokus legat på att skapa sammanhållna processer och IT-verktyg för att balanser aktiviteter och materialbehov genom hela byggprojektet.  På så sätt kan man i framtiden bättre planera behovet av kapacitet i deras nyutvecklade terminallösning baserat på hur mycket material som kan tänkas flöda genom den mht framtida projekt. Resultatet från studien visar på behovet av taktisk planering bland byggföretagen och hur den planeringen agerar som en länk mellan strategiska beslut och operativt arbete. Detta är ett viktigt bidrag för byggföretagen då de har beslutsstöd för att kunna fatta ett välgrundat beslut på vilka projekt man ska gå in med anbud på.

     

  • 17.
    Fredriksson, Anna
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Science and Technology, Communications and Transport Systems. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.
    Thunberg, Micael
    Linköping University, Department of Science and Technology, Communications and Transport Systems. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.
    Shurrab, Hafez
    Department of Technology Management and Economics, Chalmers University of Technology.
    Torres, Joan
    Chalmers Industriteknik (CIT).
    Exploring contextual variables of tactical planning within the construction industry2017Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The purpose is to explore what context dependencies within the planning environment of the construction industry that need to be considered designing tactical planning processes. The preliminary result using a Delphi study including architects, clients, contractors, researchers, and suppliers indicates that the top five most important context dependencies are: Several kinds of stakeholders, Several planning phases, Lack of standardisation in planning, Low information sharing, and Opportunistic behaviour. Based on the patterns between the different expert groups two propositions are developed, indicating lack of shared understanding of planning between different stakeholders in construction and a project focus when thinking of planning.

  • 18.
    Fredriksson, Anna
    et al.
    Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden.
    Wänström, Carl
    Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden.
    Manufacturing and supply chain flexibility – towards a tool to analyse production network coordination at operational level2014In: Strategic Outsourcing, ISSN 1753-8297, E-ISSN 1753-8300, Vol. 7, no 2, p. 173-194Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Purpose– The purpose of this paper is to explore how the manufacturing and supply chain flexibility impact on the ability to transfer production between the units, i.e. production network coordination. To take advantage of available opportunities for different actors and locations, companies need to effectively transfer production.

    Design/methodology/approach– The case studied was a transfer of production between The Netherlands and Sweden. The case was selected based on the opportunity it provided to perform a longitudinal study of an ongoing production transfer.

    Findings– Different flexibility dimensions have different importance depending on the receiver or sender. A production transfer can be divided into four parts: knowledge, physical, administrative and supply chain transfer. The manufacturing flexibility have a high impact on the physical and knowledge transfer, the new product development dimension also have a major impact on the administrative transfer in combination with the supply chain flexibility dimension IT. The supply chain transfer was impacted by the supply chain flexibility dimensions except IT.

    Practical implications– The paper presents a first step towards a tool for analysing the strength and weaknesses within units in relation to receiving/sending production. Furthermore, that the production transfer should be viewed as four parts with interdependencies help to identify the order of the transfer process.

    Originality/value– This paper widens the flexibility concept to a network level. Furthermore, it describes the link between the strategic decision of coordination in the network and the operational ability of the network to accomplish this change.

  • 19.
    Fredriksson, Anna
    et al.
    Division of Logistics and Transportation, Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden.
    Wänström, Carl
    Chalmers Tekniska Högskola.
    Johansson, Mats I.
    Chalmers Tekniska Högskola.
    Medbo, Lars
    Chalmers Tekniska Högskola.
    A structured procedure for materials planning during production transfer2015In: Production planning & control (Print), ISSN 0953-7287, E-ISSN 1366-5871, Vol. 26, no 9, p. 738-752Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This paper explores materials planning procedures to ensure the materials’ availability during production transfers. The paper defines a production transfer as the preparation, physical transfer, and start-up of relocated production. A structured procedure of materials planning during production transfer is developed based on theory, and then validated and refined based on the analysis of four case studies. The paper shows that there is a need for a structured procedure of materials planning during production transfers. It also explains the importance of activities that create prerequisites for the materials’ availability during production transfer, such as updating and adapting documentation, planning and control systems, and describes the activities that ensure the materials’ availability, such as preventive and corrective actions. A valid estimation of the time needed to reach a steady state and a combination of several preventive actions improves the ability to ensure that materials are available. The cases showed differences across company size, because large companies took more and farther-reaching preventive actions.

  • 20.
    Janné, Mats
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Science and Technology, Communications and Transport Systems. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.
    Fredriksson, Anna
    Linköping University, Department of Science and Technology, Communications and Transport Systems. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.
    Construction Logisitcs Centres - Innovation or Complication?2017In: NOFOMA 2017 The 29th NOFOMA Conference: Taking on Grand Challenges / [ed] Daniel Hellström, Joakim Kembro and Hajnalka Bodnar, Lund: Lund University , 2017Conference paper (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Purpose

    Construction logistics centres (CLC) is one   possible solution to manage logistics flows in urban construction projects.   The aim of CLC’s are to decrease disturbances to the surrounding environment   and to improve logistics flows and the planning of the same to construction   sites. However, as CLC’s is a new phenomenon, there is a lack of research with   regards to how CLC’s are experienced by stakeholders utilising and/or running   them. Therefore, the paper answers two research questions relating to the   experiences of three different stakeholder groups of the use of a CLC in a   large development project and how these experiences provide directions in   developing CLC governance strategies.

    Design/methodology/approach

    An exploratory single   case research design was chosen to explain how the utilisation and governance of a   CLC has been experienced by three main contractors, the CLC operator and the   municipality initiating the CLC. Case study   methodology is a valid choice when the context and experiences are critical   to understanding the phenomenon comprehensively. Data has been collected   through semi-structured interviews, site visits, observations and project   documentation.

    Findings

    There is potential in utilising   CLC’s in development projects, and positive aspects such as consolidation   effects and enhanced planning efforts were found. What is evident however, is   that the design and implementation of CLC’s must be based on comprehensive   stakeholder analysis and clear governance strategies to lay the foundation   for a good construction process for the main contractors. Major aspects to   consider when designing a CLC governance strategy identified were: clarifying   who the customers are, multi-stakeholder logistics analysis, and information   flows.

    Research   implications

    Problems and possibilities in utilising CLC’s are explored and future   research directions are presented. Further research is needed to verify the   findings from SRS. With the novelty of CLC’s, it would be useful to study   other CLC projects and different solutions as well.

    Practical   implications

    Contractors, TPL providers, and municipalities can find inspiration for   how to design and implement CLC governance strategies based on experiences   from the SRS case.

    Originality/value

    As the use of CLC’s is a new phenomenon, this paper contributes by   highlighting contextual aspects affecting the experiences of using and   operating CLC’s from different stakeholder perspectives.

  • 21.
    Janné, Mats
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Science and Technology, Communications and Transport Systems. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.
    Fredriksson, Anna
    Linköping University, Department of Science and Technology, Communications and Transport Systems. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.
    Construction logistics governing guidelines in urban development projects2019In: Construction Innovation, ISSN 1471-4175, E-ISSN 1477-0857, Vol. 19, no 1, p. -109Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Purpose: Construction logistics centres (CLC) is one possible solution to manage logistics flows in urban construction projects. The aim of CLC’s are to decrease disturbances to the surrounding environment and to improve logistics flows and the planning of the same to construction sites. However, as CLC’s is a new phenomenon, there is a lack of research with regards to how CLC’s are experienced by stakeholders utilising and/or running them. Therefore, the paper answers two research questions relating to the experiences of three

    different stakeholder groups using a CLC in a large development project.

    Design/methodology/approach: An exploratory single case research design was chosen to explain how the utilisation and governance of a CLC has been experienced by three main contractors, the CLC operator and the municipality initiating the CLC. Case study methodology is a valid choice when the context and experiences are critical to understanding the phenomenon comprehensively.

    Data has been collected through interviews, site visits, observations and documentation. 

    Findings: There is potential in utilising CLC’s in development projects, and positive aspects such as consolidation effects and enhanced planning efforts were found. What is evident however, is that the design and implementation of CLC’s must be based on comprehensive stakeholder analysis and clear governance strategies to lay the foundation for a good construction process for the main contractors. Aspects to consider when designing a CLC governance strategy identified were: customer clarification, multi-stakeholder logistics analysis, and information.

    Research implications: Problems and possibilities in utilising CLC’s are explored and future research directions are presented. Further research is needed to verify the findings from SRS. With the novelty of CLC’s, it would be useful to study other CLC projects and different solutions as well. 

    Practical implications: Contractors, TPL providers, and municipalities can find inspiration for how to design and implement CLC governance strategies based on experiences from the SRS case.

    Originality/value: This paper contributes by highlighting contextual aspects affecting the experiences of using and operating CLC’s from different stakeholder perspectives.

  • 22.
    Janné, Mats
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Science and Technology, Communications and Transport Systems. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.
    Fredriksson, Anna
    Linköping University, Department of Science and Technology, Communications and Transport Systems. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.
    Cost modelling construction logistics centres2018In: Proceedings of the 30th annual Nofoma conference; Relevant Logistics and Supply Chain  Management Research, Kolding, Denmark / [ed] Jan Stentoft, Odense: University of Southern Denmark , 2018Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Purpose: Construction logistics centres (CLC) are decreasing disturbances to the surrounding society through improved logistics flows and are a novelty within construction supply chains. Therefore, the knowledge of how to budget for the use of a CLC within the logistics flows is lacking among clients and main contractors. Thus, the purpose of this paper is to analyse what costs a CLC entails and to propose a model for calculating these costs.

    Design/methodology: The cost for a contractor of utilising a CLC has been studied based on the services invoiced to contractors over a time period of three years (2013 – 2016). From this, cost modelling for the most common services provided in CLC’s has been conducted.

    Findings: The study proposes a cost model for CLC’s and indicates the level of these costs compared to the total project size.

    Research implications: Through the cost model for determining the cost of CLC’s, this paper contributes to reducing the barriers towards construction logistics solutions by clarifying the costs in relation to possible benefits.

    Practical implications: Contractors, LSP’s and municipalities can find support on how to calculate the costs of utilising a CLC and also how to develop business models of setting up CLC´s.

    Originality/value: As the use of CLCs is a new phenomenon in construction, this paper contributes by exploring the important and rarely studied cost aspects of CLCs.

  • 23.
    Janné, Mats
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Science and Technology, Communications and Transport Systems. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.
    Fredriksson, Anna
    Linköping University, Department of Science and Technology, Communications and Transport Systems. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.
    Peltokorpi, Antti
    Aalto University.
    Designing Construction Logistics Solutions in Hospital Projects2019In: Proceedings of the 31st NOFOMA Conference: Supply Chains and Sustainable Development of Societies, Oslo, Norway, 2019Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Purpose

    When hospitals are built or renovated, they are often operational. To reduce disturbances and improve logistics performance, construction logistics solutions (CLS) can be deployed. Presently, there is no best practice regarding CLS organizing. The purpose of this study is to explore how CLS’s can be classified in order to improve the organization of future hospital project CLS’s.

    Design/methodology/approach

    This study compares how CLS’s have been organized in six hospital projects in Sweden, Finland and Denmark with the help of city logistics classification models. Cross-case analysis aiming at finding similarities/differences in CLS organizing is conducted, classifying them in accordance with city logistics literature.

    Findings

    This study shows that hospital CLS’s are often initiated as a problem solver for disturbances without considering how logistics can provide more value or how to follow up the CLS performance. The study operationalizes abstract measures from city logistics alongside contextual considerations to propose a new process for designing hospital CLS’s.

    Research implications

    The study highlights how different city logistics elements should be translated into operational and organizational features of CLS’s in hospital construction projects.

    Practical implications

    The study provides a practical process of designing a CLS’s for hospital projects by utilizing current knowledge from city logistics and contextual factors affecting hospital projects.

    Original/value

    This is one of the first studies that compare different CLS’s in hospital construction based on a structure accepted within the logistics area, i.e. city logistics.

  • 24.
    Kjellsdotter Ivert, Linea
    et al.
    Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden.
    Dukovska-Popovska, Iskra
    Aalborg University, Aalborg, Denmark.
    Fredriksson, Anna
    Linköping University, Department of Science and Technology, Communications and Transport Systems. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.
    Dreyer, Heidi
    Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway.
    Kaipia, Riikka
    Aalto University, Helsinki, Finland.
    Contingency between S & OP design and planning environment2015In: International Journal of Physical Distribution & Logistics Management, ISSN 0960-0035, E-ISSN 1758-664X, Vol. 45, no 8, p. 747-773Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to understand how companies design sales and operations planning (S&OP) contingent on the planning environment (PE).

    Design/methodology/approach – On the basis of the literature, the paper creates an analytical framework identifying the main constructs related to the PE and S&OP design, which is the basis for gathering and analysing qualitative data from eight cases in the food industry. The findings highlight the relations between S&OP and the PE, and are used for generating three propositions.

    Findings – Responding to the complex and uncertain PE, the companies set up S&OP on a stockkeeping unit (SKU) level, with the possibility of re-planning and a flexible planning horizon, thus differing

    from what has generally been suggested in the literature. In addition, the companies are aligning the inputs, activities, and outcomes of the S&OP process to the PE. Particularly important environmental contingencies are uncertainty connected to demand and supply, frequent product launches, and production network complexity. Product-related variables have a lower impact on the S&OP design.

    Research limitations/implications – The present study is limited to one industry only and a  comparison between industries with larger data sets would be valuable in future studies. The study selected cases based on their S&OP maturity; further studies need to explore the effect of the alignment of S&OP and the PE on the planning performance.

    Originality/value – In the literature, S&OP is presented as a generic process with a strict formal design that is equal for all companies. The study provides insights into how companies adjust S&OP according to the PE.

  • 25.
    Kjellsdotter Ivert, Linea
    et al.
    Chalmers Tekniska Högskola, Gothenburg, Sweden.
    Fredriksson, Anna
    Linköping University, Department of Science and Technology, Communications and Transport Systems. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Kaipia, Riikka
    Aalto University, Finland.
    Managing supply uncertainties in supply chain planning—experiences from the food industry2014In: Proceedings Nofoma, 2014Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Purpose: Supply uncertainty is one of the main challenges within the food industry and has a great effect on the food producers delivery performance. Methods such as forecasting, scenario analysis and information sharing are well developed in relation to demand uncertainty. Still the alternative actions to deal with supply uncertainty are little studied. Thus, the purpose here is to explore how supply uncertainty in the food industry is caused and how to manage it through supply chain planning. 

    Methodology: This paper is based on two case studies: one industrial producer of fish products and one industrial producer of beverages. Both companies experience challenges with supply uncertainty in different ways.

    Findings: It was found that supply uncertainty (quality, quantity, time, and price) was caused by circumstances at the supplier, in the purchasing of raw materials and characteristics of the raw material. Based on the effect of those sources solutions on how to reduce supply uncertainty within supply chain planning were summarized.   

    Research limitations: The developed framework was based on two case studies of industrial food producers and needs to be further verified.

    Originality: This study is one of the first that, at a detailed level, explores the connection between supply uncertainty and supply chain planning within the food industry. As such it contributes to the subject areas of food supply chain management and operations planning and control, and provides guidelines for companies in the food industry on how to deal with supply uncertainty

  • 26.
    Kjellsdotter Ivert, Linea
    et al.
    Chalmers Industriteknik, Göteborg, Sweden.
    Torres, Joan
    Chalmers Industriteknik, Göteborg, Sweden.
    Fredriksson, Anna
    Linköping University, Department of Science and Technology, Communications and Transport Systems. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.
    Johansson, Mats
    Chalmers Tekniska Högskola, Göteborg, Sweden.
    Stenmark, Susanne
    RagnSells AB, Sweden.
    Ekberg, Johann
    Optimity AB, Sweden.
    Taktisk planering inom återvinningsbranschen – en fallstudie hos Ragn-Sells2017Conference paper (Other academic)
    Abstract [sv]

    Återvinningsindustrin samlar in och behandlaravfall som återvinns och säljs till kunder av återvunnen råvara. Att hålla ihopdessa aktiviteter är en utmanande uppgift bland annat på grund av hög variationkring kvantitet och kvalitet på det avfall som samlas in, osäkerheter kringefterfrågan av sekundär råvara, oklara prioriteringar kring tjänsten att samlain och behov att sälja produkter, samt en hög decentraliseringsgrad avverksamheten. För att erhålla ett högt resursutnyttjande och ta sundainvesterings-, sälj-, marknadsförings-, produktion- och logistikbeslut är detviktigt att skapa en samsyn kring vilken efterfrågan som finns på ett litelängre perspektiv och balansera denna mot tillgängliga resurser, vilket ärsyftet med taktisk planering. Det saknas dock kunskap och erfarenhet kringtaktisk planering i återvinningsindustrin. Syftet med studien är att fylla endel av detta kunskapsgap genom att ta fram en taktisk planeringsprocess med tillhörandeIT-verktyg för återvinningsföretaget Ragn-Sells. Studien har genomförts i närasamarbete mellan Ragn-Sells, systemutvecklaren Optimity och forskare inomlogistik och produktionsplanering. Planeringsprocessen utgörs av två parallellamånadsprocesser inom de två marknadsområden som är ansvariga för insamlingen avavfall, och koordineras vid ett gemensamt kvartalsmöte. En aktivitetsplaninnehållande vem som ska göra vad och när i processen samt mötesagendor hartagits fram. IT-verktyget stöttar i generering av en statistisk prognos ochframtagning av en nära optimal produktionsplan med avseende påkapacitetsutnyttjande och leveranssäkerhet. Planeringsprocessen ochIT-verktyget testades i form av ett rollspel där ett månadsmöte och ettkvartalsmöte iscensattes. En viktig slutsats från studien är attåtervinningsindustrins verksamhet befinner sig någonstans mellan ”projekt” och”tillverkning-mot-lager” och att det gäller att försöka minska osäkerheterkring den projektorienterade delen. Därför bör taktisk planering inomåtervinningsindustrin fokusera på att balansera nya anbud och utfasningar avkontrakt med tillgängliga resurser. I fortsatta studier är det intressant attinkludera övriga värdeadderande aktiviteter, förutom insamlingen, i planeringen.

  • 27.
    Larsson, Agneta
    et al.
    Chalmers Tekniska Högskola, Gothenburg, Sweden.
    Fredriksson, Anna
    Linköping University, Department of Science and Technology, Communications and Transport Systems. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Capacity Planning at a Tactical Level in Hospital Departments2014In: ADVANCES IN PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS: INNOVATIVE AND KNOWLEDGE-BASED PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT IN A GLOBAL-LOCAL WORLD, APMS 2014, PT II, 2014, Vol. 439, p. 535-547Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The purpose is to describe the essential components and output of the tactical planning process and to explore context-related variations in the applicability of the planning process for hospital departments. The paper is based on a multiple-case study of three hospital departments’ planning processes at a tactical level, wherein the department manager’s[1]support of the planning process was found to be essential. This study illustrates how an active tactical planning process can provide for numerous potential measures to adjust capacity and how they may vary in different contexts. An active tactical planning process provides the ability to move from current short-term, costly fire-fighting measures to more proactive capacity adjustments within hospital departments, which allow the department to stay under budget while keeping waiting times and queues within limits.

    [1] The department manager is responsible for the provision of hospital specialty care. In this paper, the relevant individuals manage the Urology, Cardiology and Psychiatry (affectionate disorders) departments.

  • 28.
    Larsson, Agneta
    et al.
    Technology Management and Economics, Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden.
    Fredriksson, Anna
    Linköping University, Department of Science and Technology, Communications and Transport Systems. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.
    Tactical Capacity Planning in Hospital Departments2019In: International Journal of Health Care Quality Assurance, ISSN ‎0952-6862, Vol. 32, no 7Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Purpose: This article explores tactical planning potential within hospital departments. The study adopts two objectives: first, to develop a framework for tactical capacity planning in healthcare departments by identifying and structuring essential components for healthcare capacity management, and, second, to identify context-specific requirements and functionality demands on tactical planning processes within healthcare.

    Methodology: A framework for tactical capacity planning was developed through a literature review. Additionally, an exploratory multiple-case study was performed, with cases from three Swedish hospital departments, which provide the opportunity to study framework applicability in its natural context.

    Findings: Findings illustrate how an active tactical planning process can facilitate adjustments to capacity. However, the multiple-case study shows that there are contextual differences between departments depending on treatments and resources available that affect possible capacity adjustments, and how the planning process activities should be structured.

    Originality: This project develops a framework for a tactical capacity-planning process adapted to healthcare provider contexts. By developing the framework based on the literature and tactical level planning processes within three Swedish hospital case study departments, we bridge gaps between theory and application regarding healthcare capacity planning.

  • 29.
    Malm, Anna
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.
    Fredriksson, Anna
    Linköping University, Department of Science and Technology, Communications and Transport Systems. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.
    Johansen, Kerstin
    Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Machine Design. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.
    Bridging capability gaps in technology transfers within related offsets2016In: Journal of Manufacturing Technology Management, ISSN 1741-038X, E-ISSN 1758-7786, Vol. 27, no 5, p. 640-661Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to explore how capability gaps can be identified and how they can be dealt with in aircraft technology transfers in future offset deals.

    Methodology – The study is based on lessons learned as identified from three case studies of technology transfers from Saab, a Swedish aircraft manufacturing company to South Africa, the Czech Republic, and India.

    FindingsThe capability gap between sender and receiver has to be dealt with on two levels: on an organizational level; and on an individual level. It is proposed that the disseminative capacity constitutes the ability to assess the capability gap between the sender and receiver, and to convert this assessment to adaptations of the product and production process to include in an industrialization process. On the individual level, the capability-raising activities were connected to employees’ knowledge, Personal Development Plans for the transfer of explicit knowledge, as well as on-the-job training to facilitate the exchange of tacit knowledge.

    Research limitations The research is based on case studies from one company.

    Originality/value – The paper focuses on the context of offset and reports on actual experiences from a capability perspective of technology transfers within the aircraft manufacturing area. It proposes a structured way of identifying and bridging the capability gap within such transfers.

  • 30.
    Mogos, Maria
    et al.
    Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Trondheim, Norway.
    Fredriksson, Anna
    Linköping University, Department of Science and Technology, Communications and Transport Systems. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.
    Alfnes, Erlend
    Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Trondheim, Norway.
    A production-transferprocedure based on risk management principles2018In: Journal of Global Operations and Strategic Sourcing, ISSN 2398-5364Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Purpose –This paper develops a procedure for preparing production transfers based on risk management principles. The procedure should help companies reduce the amount of supply disruptions during transfers and achieve their outsourcing/offshoring objectives.

    Design/methodology/approach – The procedure was developed during a 3-year Design Science study. First, a literature review and case studies were conducted to frame the research problem. Second, a preliminary procedure was developed based on preventive actions from the production transfer literature. Third, the procedure was implemented during an electronics-offshoring case and refined during workshops with the sender and receiver’s transfer-personnel. Fourth, during a seminar, transfer experts verified the procedure by applying it to outsourcing/offshoring cases with which they had experience.

    Findings – Most of the preventive actions were evaluated as relevant for the transfers the procedure was applied to, regardless of industry and relocation type. Nevertheless, the electronics-offshoring case showed that the amount of resources the transfer parties were willing to invest in interactive actions (e.g. cross-locational transfer of personnel) depended on the transfer’s risk level and profit impact. This paper provides propositions about how to better allocate personnel during relocations and enhances the production transfer literature by clarifying transfer-risk management.

    Practical implications – The procedure can be used during the production-transfer phase as a preparation procedure. Moreover, it informs the decision-making process during the relocation-decision and supplier-selection phases.

    Originality/value – To the authors’ knowledge, this is the first production-transfer-preparation procedure based on risk management principles.

  • 31.
    Thunberg, Micael
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Science and Technology, Communications and Transport Systems. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.
    Fredriksson, Anna
    Linköping University, Department of Science and Technology, Communications and Transport Systems. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.
    Bringing planning back into the picture: How can supply chain planning aid in dealing with supply chain related problems in construction?2018In: Construction Management and Economics, ISSN 0144-6193, E-ISSN 1466-433X, Vol. 36, no 8, p. 425-442, article id RCME-MS-16-2640R3Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    There are several supply chain related problems facing the construction industry, such as poor construction site logistics, lack of communication and trust. These problems can jeopardise construction projects through delays and cost overruns. Supply chain planning, a part of supply chain management (SCM), can be used as a tool to deal with these problems. The purpose of this paper is to study how linkages between common supply chain related problems in construction can be illustrated and to demonstrate how they could be resolved through supply chain planning. Firstly, we identify how the linkages between common problems can be illustrated, and secondly the role of supply chain planning in resolving these problems. A conceptual model is developed that was verified using three cases with Swedish gypsum and kitchen supply chains. The model is shown to be useful in illustrating how supply chain problems occurring at executional level on-site are related to problems originating in lack of planning at company/pre-construction level. The study thus demonstrates how supply chain planning can aid in resolving supply chain problems. The paper contributes by bringing planning back into the picture and by showing how supply chain planning can help to adopt SCM in construction.

  • 32.
    Thunberg, Micael
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Science and Technology, Communications and Transport Systems. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.
    Fredriksson, Anna
    Linköping University, Department of Science and Technology, Communications and Transport Systems. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.
    Supplier and contractor perspectives on supply chain planning problems in construction: A multiple case study2015Conference paper (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Construction supply chain planning (SCP) is often associated with problems. An earlier study categorized the problems into material flow, communication, and complexity. The purpose of this study is to identify different construction supply chain actors’ perspectives on these SCP problems. Results show that all actors identify the problems but there are diverse opinions on their origin and cause. Links between the executional problems the site managers see and the SCP development problems seen by others are identified. One contribution is the importance of SCP in an early phase of the project including also actors outside the contractor. 

  • 33.
    Thunberg, Micael
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Science and Technology, Communications and Transport Systems. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.
    Fredriksson, Anna
    Linköping University, Department of Science and Technology, Communications and Transport Systems. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.
    The information exchange pyramid in construction supply chains2019Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 34.
    Thunberg, Micael
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Science and Technology, Communications and Transport Systems. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.
    Fredriksson, Anna
    Linköping University, Department of Science and Technology, Communications and Transport Systems. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.
    Danielsson, Johan
    Arcona, Stockholm, Sweden.
    Hyll, Henrik
    NCC Construction, Malmö, Sweden.
    Sandberg, Erik
    Optimity Software, Stockholm, Sweden.
    Westin, Arvid
    Arcona, Stockholm, Sweden.
    PLANNING IN CONSTRUCTION - HOW ARE THE DIFFERENT PLANNING PROCESSES LINKED?2017In: PROCEEDINGS OF THE 33rd ANNUAL CONFERENCE, ARCOM (Association of Researchers in Construction Management) / [ed] Chan, P W and Neilson, C J, ARCOM, Association of Researchers in Construction Management , 2017Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    There is a current debate among construction researchers that resources and materials are not efficiently coordinated between projects, which in the long-run can negatively affect productivity and profitability. Other industries have improved resource utilisation with a hierarchical perspective on planning and tactical planning, the MPC perspective (Manufacturing Planning and Control). Adopting this way of planning among construction contractors would allow for improved coordination and resource utilisation as an overview of the project portfolio is taken. However, this perspective is new to construction contractors and learnings need to be gathered for understanding MPC in a construction context. The purpose of this paper is by taking a MPC perspective to increase the understanding of how resources and materials can be coordinated within a contractor’s project portfolio on a tactical level. The study is based on case studies within two Swedish contractors. The study presents a structure for how to include a tactical planning process within a contractor’s overall planning and what the main components are of this process.

  • 35.
    Thunberg, Micael
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Science and Technology, Communications and Transport Systems. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.
    Fredriksson, Anna
    Linköping University, Department of Science and Technology, Communications and Transport Systems. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.
    Kjellsdotter Ivert, Linea
    Stiftelsen Chalmers industriteknik, Göteborg.
    Liljestrand, Kristina
    Stiftelsen Chalmers industriteknik, Göteborg.
    Behovet av informationsdelning i byggbranschen2018In: PLANs Forsknings- och tillämpningskonferens 2018. Artiklar från konferensen på Tekniska högskolan i Jönköping, Jönköping 23-24 oktober 2018, Jönköping: Jönköping University , 2018, p. 233-247Conference paper (Other academic)
    Abstract [sv]

    Den ökade efterfrågan om att digitalisera informationsflödet i byggbranschen har fått företagen att inse behovet av att veta vilken information som behöver delas och vem som har behov av informationen. Syftet med denna artikel är att identifiera behovsområden för informationsdelning i gränssnittet mellan försörjningskedjan och byggprocessen i byggprojekt mellan olika aktörer för att identifiera potentialer för förbättring. D.v.s. identifiera vilken information som behöver delas och med vem för att i framtiden kunna skapa t.ex. digitala lösningar som möjliggör automatisk hämtning och uppdatering mellan olika IT-system. För att utröna vilket informationsbehov som finns i branschen genomfördes ett 20-tal semistrukturerade intervjuer med aktörer som återspeglar olika perspektiv i gränssnittet mellan försörjningskedjan och byggprocessen: beställare (inkl. kommuner), entreprenörer, installatörer, maskinuthyrare, materialleverantörer, återvinningsföretag och transportörer. Resultatet visar på att informationsbehovet delvist är liknande när det gäller leveransinformation men skiljer sig en del när det gäller projektinformation. Detta indikerar att informationsbehov kan ses som en ”pyramid” av flera lager med information där understa lagret är leveransinformation som alla upplever behov av. Mellersta lagret är leveransplanering som beställare, entreprenörer, installatörer, maskinuthyrare, materialleverantörer och återvinningsföretag behöver. Det översta lagret utgörs av  projektinformation som beställare, entreprenörer och installatörer behöver. Trots olika perspektiv så är en stor del av informationsbehovet lika, vilket är av vikt för entreprenören att förstå. Detta bidrar även till en tydligare bild av vilken information som behövs av vem. Resultatet ger även bidrag till den rådande forskningen och samhällsdebatten om digitalisering och informationsdelning i byggbranschen. Fortsatta studier behöver bl.a. titta på vem som ska vara ansvarig för insamlandet av informationen, hur den ska digitaliseras och hur den ska hållas à jour.

  • 36.
    Thunberg, Micael
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Science and Technology, Communications and Transport Systems. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.
    Fredriksson, Anna
    Linköping University, Department of Science and Technology, Communications and Transport Systems. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.
    Rudberg, Martin
    Linköping University, Department of Science and Technology, Communications and Transport Systems. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.
    Developing an organisation and process for supply chain planning in construction2016In: Proceedings from the 23rd EurOMA conference 2016, 19-21st ofJune 2013, Trondheim Norway, 2016Conference paper (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Supply chain planning (SCP) can be a facilitator for involving supply chain members in improving operations. Lack of integrating supply chain members has been argued to cause a lack of communication and low productivity. The  purpose is to develop an organisation and process for SCP in construction, which is done via a focus group study with participants from key supply chain  members. The contributions include a suggestion of how to organise SCP in construction, containing inputs, outcomes, process descriptions, meetings, etc. The main outcome of the SCP process is a balanced material delivery schedule, updated regularly, integrating supply chain members.

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