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  • 1.
    Abrahamsson, Mats
    Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Logistics & Quality Management. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.
    Affärsmodeller för citylogistik & samordnad varudistribution: Handbok för kommuner och privata aktörer2017Report (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
    Abstract [sv]

    Den här handboken är resultatet av forskningsprojektet ”Affärsmodeller för citylogistik” som har finansierats av Vinnova och genomförts av forskare på Linköpings Universitet vid avdelningen Logistik- & Kvalitetsutveckling under perioden 2015 – 2017. Projektet är en direkt uppföljning av Färdplan Citylogistik – Godstransporter i urbana miljöer som visade att citylogistik och samordnad varudistribution behövs för att kunna driva utvecklingen mot mer hållbara och attraktiva städer med emissionsfria godstransporter. Den här boken presenterar en modell som syftar till att hjälpa kommuner och företag att komma igång med citylogistik och samordnad varudistribution – En affärsmodell som också fungerar som ett beslutsunderlag. Projektet grundar sig också i Forsknings- och innovationsagenda för framtidens logistik, där citylogistik lyfts fram som ett av de viktigaste utvecklingsområdena inom logistikområdet i framtiden.

  • 2.
    Abrahamsson, Mats
    Linköping University, The Institute of Technology. Linköping University, Department of Management and Economics, Logistics.
    Dagens Managementverktyg är alldeles för trubbigt.2004In: TH : Transport & Hantering, ISSN 0346-2773, Vol. 5, p. 20-21Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 3.
    Abrahamsson, Mats
    Linköping University, The Institute of Technology. Linköping University, Department of Management and Economics, Logistics.
    Det är skillnad på elitserien och lägre divisioner2004In: TH : Transport & Hantering, ISSN 0346-2773, Vol. 4Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 4.
    Abrahamsson, Mats
    Linköping University, The Institute of Technology. Linköping University, Department of Management and Economics, Logistics.
    Logistics in the Strategy of the Firm2007In: NOFOMA,2006, 2007, p. 15-20Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 5.
    Abrahamsson, Mats
    Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Logistics & Quality Management. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.
    Logistik för ökad svensk konkurrenskraft: Forsknings- och innovationsagenda för framtidens logistik2013Report (Other academic)
    Abstract [sv]

    Framtidens logistik står inför mycket stora utmaningar som har direkt bäring på svenska företags och organisationers förmåga till tillväxt, hållbarhet och konkurrenskraft. 

    Det står utom all tvivel att logistikens betydelse kommer att öka ännu mer i framtiden. Vinnare på de globala, rörliga marknaderna kommer ett vara de flödeseffektiva företagen, som har förmåga att hantera förändringarna på marknaden med en effektiv logistik som grund. För att lyckas behövs ett Logistiklyft för Sverige, med ett medvetet fokus på att utveckla de dynamiska förmågorna i företag och organisationer. Detta gäller i de allra flesta branscher och typ av företag.

    Den här innovations- och forskningsagendan utgår från den svenska traditionen och internationellt sett unika kunskapen och förmågan att med en systemsyn som grund designa, utveckla och styra komplexa system där flera olika kompetenser samverkar. Logistikens systemkunskap handlar om att lära sig att utforma och styra omfattande och allt mer komplexa försörjningskedjor (supply chains) från råvara till slutkund i syfte att öka svenska företags internationella konkurrenskraft och förmåga att växa på ett miljömässigt och ekonomiskt hållbart sätt

    Agendan adresserar behovet av kompetens och kunskap för mer innovativ logistikutveckling som följer:

    • Utveckling av kunskap om nya och mer innovativa logistiksystem och modeller för industri & handel 
    • Tjänsteutveckling för transport/logistik och IT-företag som stöd för mer innovativa logistiksystem, men också att ta till vara och stimulera den omfattande tjänsteutveckling som finns i förnyelsen av svenskt näringsliv, t ex mot högre grad av e-handel. 
    • Tillämpning av befintliga logistikkunskaper för områden och sektorer i behov av ett logistiklyft och ökad flödeseffektivitet, t.ex. logistik för små- och medelstora företag (SME) med fokus på HUR (genomförandeprocesser) istället för VAD (utformning av koncept och modeller). 
    • Utveckling av kunskaper om hur logistiksystem kan bidra till en hållbar utveckling, såväl miljömässigt som socialt.
    • Utveckling av kunskap om och tillämpning av logistiklösningar med primär samhällsnytta, t ex sjukvårdslogistik och citylogistik samt effektiv och hållbar försörjning av livsmedel, energi etc.

    Den här forsknigs- och innovationsagendan är utvecklad i samarbete mellan Linköpings Universitet, Lunds Tekniska Högskola, Chalmers Tekniska Högskola och en lång rad företag där Axis, SKF, Volvo och Nobel Biocare har funnits med i projektets styrgrupp. 

    Agendan finns endast som PDF. Kontakta Mats Abrahamsson, Linköpings Universitet. mats.abrahamsson@liu.se

  • 6.
    Abrahamsson, Mats
    Linköping University, The Institute of Technology. Linköping University, Department of Management and Economics, Logistics.
    Nya tider kräver nya managementverktyg2003In: Management magazine, ISSN 1651-8055, Vol. 2Article in journal (Other academic)
    Abstract [sv]

       

  • 7.
    Abrahamsson, Mats
    Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Logistics Management. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    The Role of Logistics in Corporate Strategy2010In: Dimensionen der Logistik / [ed] in Schönberger, R., & Elbert, R., Heidelberg: Gabler Research , 2010, p. 533-552Chapter in book (Other academic)
    Abstract [de]

    Funktionen, Institutionen und Handlungsebenen beschreiben die drei Dimensionen des von Professor Dr. Dr. h.c. Hans-Christian Pfohl geschaffenen Logistikwürfels. Anlässlich seiner Emeritierung beleuchten Wissenschaftler und Praktiker in 75 Fachbeiträgen die Logistik mit all ihren Facetten und aktuellen Entwicklungen und geben Anregungen für die zukünftige Forschung und Praxis.

  • 8.
    Abrahamsson, Mats
    Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Logistics Management. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    The Role of Logistics in Corporate Strategy2008In: Northern lights in logistics & supply chain management / [ed] Stentoft, Halldorsson, Jahre, Spens, Copenhagen: Copenhagen Business School Press, 2008, 1, p. 49-66Chapter in book (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    "Northern Lights in Logistics & Supply Chain Management" portrays the past, present and future research of the subject in the Nordic countries. The NOFOMA conference - a network of Nordic researchers within the field of Logistics and Supply Chain Management - has been a focal point in the contribution to the continuous improvement and further development of Nordic research. The network has also opened up for interaction with fellow researchers from other countries. There are sixteen chapters in the book that in its own way colours the Nordic rainbow of research within Logistics and Supply Chain Management. The chapters are structured in four themes: 1) Origins and strategic aspects; 2) Research approaches in the Nordic countries; 3) Advancement of distribution strategies and; 4) Emerging application areas of logistics and SCM. The chapters provide an understanding and, perhaps more importantly, consciousness for scholars that are part of this research environment: Where are we now, what have we been influenced by, and in what area are we able to provide positive impact? The aim of the book is also to contribute to increased visibility to fellow international scholars within Logistics and Supply Chain Management.

  • 9.
    Abrahamsson, Mats
    et al.
    Linköping University, The Institute of Technology. Linköping University, Department of Management and Economics, Logistics.
    Aldin, Niklas
    Linköping University, The Institute of Technology. Linköping University, Department of Management and Economics, Logistics.
    Stahre, Fredrik
    Linköping University, The Institute of Technology. Linköping University, Department of Management and Economics, Logistics.
    Logistics Platforms for Improved Dynamic Effectiveness2003In: International Journal of Logistics Management, ISSN 0957-4093, E-ISSN 1758-6550, Vol. 3Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 10.
    Abrahamsson, Mats
    et al.
    Linköping University, The Institute of Technology. Linköping University, Department of Management and Economics, Logistics.
    Aronsson, Håkan
    Linköping University, The Institute of Technology. Linköping University, Department of Management and Economics, Logistics.
    A model for measuring logistics structures2003In: ESTIEM magazine, ISSN 0874-5242, Vol. 25, no 2/2003Article in journal (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

      

  • 11.
    Abrahamsson, Mats
    et al.
    Linköping University, The Institute of Technology. Linköping University, Department of Management and Economics, Logistics.
    Aronsson, Håkan
    Linköping University, The Institute of Technology. Linköping University, Department of Management and Economics, Logistics.
    Ett avancerat laboratorium för visualisering av logistiksystem2004In: TH : Transport & Hantering, ISSN 0346-2773, Vol. 3, p. 18-19Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 12.
    Abrahamsson, Mats
    et al.
    Linköping University, The Institute of Technology. Linköping University, Department of Management and Economics, Logistics.
    Aronsson, Håkan
    Linköping University, The Institute of Technology. Linköping University, Department of Management and Economics, Logistics.
    Measuring Logistics Structure1999In: International Journal of Logistics Management, ISSN 0957-4093, E-ISSN 1758-6550, Vol. 2, no 3, p. 263-284Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 13.
    Abrahamsson, Mats
    et al.
    Linköping University, The Institute of Technology. Linköping University, Department of Management and Economics, Logistics.
    Aronsson, Håkan
    Linköping University, The Institute of Technology. Linköping University, Department of Management and Economics, Logistics.
    Lindskog, Magnus
    Linköping University, The Institute of Technology. Linköping University, Department of Management and Economics, Logistics.
    Beyond the Beer-Game: An Arena for Visualising Complex Logistics Systems.2004In: Annual NOFOMA Conference for Nordic Researchers in Logistics: Challenging Boundaries with Logistics.,2004, Linköping: Linköpings universitet , 2004Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 14.
    Abrahamsson, Mats
    et al.
    Linköping University, The Institute of Technology. Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Logistics .
    Brege, Staffan
    Linköping University, The Institute of Technology. Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Industrial Marketing and Industrial Economics .
    Dynamic effectiveness: Improved industrial distribution from interaction between marketing and logistics strategies2005In: Journal of Distribution Channels, ISSN 1046-669X, E-ISSN 1540-7039, Vol. 12, no 2, p. 83-112Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Based on different observations, in theory as well as in practice, we have identified strategies and operations following two different tracks, striving in different directions, despite it being well known they should go hand in hand. For companies challenged by a more and more dynamic business environment with heavier market segmentation, additional marketing channels, increasing globalisation on supplier and customer side, and high pressure on profit margins, the result from this is competitive weakness. The purpose of this article is to switch focus from operational effectiveness and strategic positioning as static success concepts on how to improve industrial distribution, to dynamic challenges of how to continuously manage the interaction between marketing strategies and operations (e.g., logistics) under the influence of a dynamic business environment. From theories in market strategies, logistics, flexibility, and marketing channels together with empirical experience from a best practice case study, we are introducing a model for dynamic effectiveness, describing the different characteristics of a company and what to focus on in order to become more dynamic. In order to constantly move to new market positions, and at the same time, restructure logistics and improve operational effectiveness, we have identified the dynamic capabilities of an organisation to be the key to success in industrial distribution. We define dynamic effectiveness as "how fast-and-well a company can go from one strategic positioning and productivity frontier to another." It tells that a frequent interaction between new strategic moves and actions for higher operational effectiveness is required to be in pace with the dynamic and changing business environment and to stay ahead of competition. As a part, of this, best, practice logistics performance makes it possible not only to be more agile to new strategic moves, but also to drive strategic development from a high operational level. This is achieved by designing logistics to be a resource base to support and be an enabler for new strategic moves on the market. © 2004 by The Haworth Press, Inc. All rights reserved.

  • 15.
    Abrahamsson, Mats
    et al.
    Linköping University, The Institute of Technology. Linköping University, Department of Management and Economics, Logistics.
    Brege, Staffan
    Linköping University, The Institute of Technology. Linköping University, Department of Management and Economics, Industrial marketing.
    Dynamic Effectiveness - Improved Industrial Distribution from Interaction between Marketing and Logistics Strategies2004In: Journal of Distribution Channels, ISSN 1046-669X, E-ISSN 1540-7039, Vol. 12, no 2, p. 83-112Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 16.
    Abrahamsson, Mats
    et al.
    Linköping University, The Institute of Technology. Linköping University, Department of Management and Economics, Logistics.
    Brege, Staffan
    Linköping University, The Institute of Technology. Linköping University, Department of Management and Economics, Industrial marketing.
    Norrman, Andreas
    Lunds universitet.
    Distribution Channel Reengineering - organizational separation of distribution and sales functions in the European market1998In: Transport Logistics, ISSN 0929-9645, E-ISSN 1568-5705, Vol. 1, no 4, p. 237-249Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 17.
    Abrahamsson, Mats
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Logistics & Quality Management. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.
    Christopher, Martin
    Cranfield School of Management, Cranfield, Bedford, UK.
    Stensson, Bo-Inge
    SKF, Sverige.
    Mastering Supply Chain Management in an era of uncertainty at SKF2015In: Global Business and Organizational Excellence: a review of research & best practices, ISSN 1932-2054, Vol. 34, no 6, p. 6-17Article in journal (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    To stay ahead in an increasingly competitive business environment, organizations need agile supply chain systems that are holistically designed and managed. The experiences of SKF, a Swedish multinational firm, point to the benefits of reengineering upstream capabilities to create value downstream. To foster the flexibility, responsiveness, and other dynamic capabilities needed to manage increased supply chain complexity, the company established programs to involve its suppliers in the value creation process, making them an extension of the organization’s resource base. The overall objective has been to migrate from a business model based on economies of scale in operations to one that exploits both economies of scope and economies of integration. As a result of its efforts to create a more agile and cost-efficient supply chain, the company has been able to decrease supply risks while improving its value creation process and responsiveness to new customer demands and advancing its sustainability and social responsibility initiatives. 

  • 18.
    Abrahamsson, Mats
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Logistics Management. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Karlöf, Stefan
    Sonat, Sverige.
    Det dynamiska företaget: om följsamhet och flödesorienterade affärsmodeller2011 (ed. 1)Book (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
    Abstract [sv]

    Dagens osäkra affärsklimat betraktas av många som ett problem och en risk som måste hanteras. I den här boken vänder författarna på perspektivet och betraktar osäkerheten som en möjlighet till framgång - om företaget har tillräcklig dynamisk förmåga. Den dynamiska förmågan innebär att företaget snabbt kan förändra sin marknadsstrategi och sin dagliga verksamhet. Det kräver en tydlig och flödesorienterad affärsmodell med en effektiv och följsam kedja från leverantör till slutkund. Denna bok presenterar en modell för hur företaget kan uppnå en sådan dynamisk effektivitet och diskuterar hur man kan omsätta den i praktisk handling. Boken vänder sig till chefer och ledningsgrupper i företag som vill utvecklas i takt med omvärldens krav och därmed få bäst förutsättningar att överleva och växa i det krävande affärsklimatet - survival of the fittest!

  • 19.
    Abrahamsson, Mats
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Logistics Management. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Malmgren, Mike
    Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Logistics Management. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Andersson, Dan
    Chalmers.
    Inside the Core: Managing risks in Business Critical Outsourcing2011In: Proceedings of the 20th Annual IPSERA Conference, Vision 20/20 – Preparing Today for Tomorrow’s Challenges / [ed] F. Rozemeijer, M. Wetzels, L. Quintens, 2011, p. 1092-1101Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Organizations are increasingly outsourcing business critical activities, which increases the risk of substantial negative impact on the financial and strategic business performance. The aim of this paper is to show how outsourcer and supplier seek to mitigate the risks during the negotiations and the ongoing operations of the outsourced activities. The conclusion is that risk mitigating dimensions are directional and operates at different organizational levels, and secondly, that the dimension operates sequentially as a means to mitigate performance and relational risks. It is also concluded that goodwill trust and a cooperative stance have substantial impact on the success of the outsourcing.

  • 20.
    Abrahamsson, Mats
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Logistics Management. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Malmgren, Mike
    Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Logistics Management. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Andersson, Dan
    Chalmers.
    Managing risk in complex and business critical outsourcing of services2011In: Proceedings of 18th International Annual Conference of the European Operations Management Association. EurOMA, 2011Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Over the past two decades the phenomenon of outsourcing of resources and activities has emerged as an important trend in a wide range of organizations and many companies are today outsourcing complex and business critical resources and activities. This increase in business criticality also increases the risk of substantial and negative impact on the financial and strategic performance. The proposition is that business critical outsourcing is approached with a joint risk perspective and that an understanding of the decision process is essential for success. Further, it is important to view outsourcing as an ongoing process with a number of key stages.

  • 21.
    Abrahamsson, Mats
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Logistics Management. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Rehme, Jakob
    Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Industrial Marketing and Industrial Economics. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    The Role of Logistics in Retailers' Corporate Strategy: A Driver for Growth and Customer Value2010In: Supply Chain Forum: an International Journal, ISSN 1625-8312, E-ISSN 1624-6039, Vol. 11, no 4, p. 14-23Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This article explores the role of logistics and supply chain management (SCM) in retailers’ corporate strategy and is based on reviewing multiple qualitative case studies of companies in the Swedish food retail sector. The article proposes that the role of logistics for what is referred to in this paper as modern retailers is twofold: to create profitability and to support growth and market expansion. International modern retailers are empirically compared with similar companies in the Swedish market. The dominating Swedish food retailers have taken command in the food supply chain but are primarily concerned with traditional logistics roles in cost cutting. This role is perfectly fine as long as the strategic intent of the companies is focused on market retention and not on geographical expansion and/or new marketing or store concepts. We argue that the success of modern retailers in terms of growth rate, profitability, and market expansion is explained to a large extent by the role of logistics in corporate strategy—when the role for supporting growth and increasing customer value from high-performance supply capabilities is a driver for market expansion. However, in many of our cases the traditional logistics roles of cutting costs and lead-times is still the dominating pattern that limits the possibility of expanding into new markets. Better knowledge of logistics’ role in retail corporate strategy can help companies develop and improve their strategic intent as well as redefine the role of logistics.

  • 22.
    Abrahamsson, Mats
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Logistics Management. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Rehme, Jakob
    Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Industrial Marketing and Industrial Economics. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Sandberg, Erik
    Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Logistics Management. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Olle, Olsson
    Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Logistics Management. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    The Role of Buying Groups in Retail Logistics2010Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 23.
    Abrahamsson, Mats
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Logistics Management. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Rehme, Jakob
    Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Industrial Marketing and Industrial Economics. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Sandberg, Erik
    Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Logistics Management. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Olsson, Olle
    Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Logistics Management. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    The role of purchasing groups in retail logistics2012In: Nordic Retail Research: Emerging Diversity / [ed] Johan Hagberg, Ulrika Holmberg, Malin Sundström, Lars Walter, Göteborg: Bokförlaget BAS , 2012, 1, p. 155-172Chapter in book (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    This book aims to provide an illustration of the diversity that characterises contemporary Nordic research in the field of retail. The book draws on a large variety of methods, describes a variety of retail sectors and covers a large number of retail phenomena. The book is suitable for researchers, graduate students and professionals who want to learn more about contemporary retailing research

  • 24.
    Abrahamsson, Mats
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Logistics Management. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Sandberg, Erik
    Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Logistics Management. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Rehme, Jakob
    Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Industrial Marketing and Industrial Economics. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Logistik i svensk handel: Ett projekt finansierat av Handelns Utvecklingsråd2011Report (Other academic)
    Abstract [sv]

    Den här rapporten sammanfattar ett forskningsprojekt, Logistik i svensk handel, som har pågått under perioden juli 2009 t.o.m. februari 2011 och som är finansierat av Handelns Utvecklingsråd.

    En utgångspunkt och hypotes för projektet var att det finns avgörande branschmässiga skillnader i sättet att arbeta med logistikfrågor. En hypotes som har testats mot empirin, vilket har lett till slutsatsen att logistiken endast i begränsad omfattning är branschspecifik och att branschtillhörighet inte är den avgörande faktorn för hur logistiken utformas för handelsföretag. En viktigare faktor, är hur butikerna drivs visavi centrala enheter, hur integrationen ser ut mellan logistikstrategi och inköps- respektive marknadsstrategi, samt hur systemgränserna för logistiken definieras.

    Genom hela arbetet har vi jämfört den logistikbild vi har sett med en ”ideal bild”, i form av logistiken i internationell ”mega-retailing”, vilket idag representerar ”best practice” inom logistik och där logistiken är en integrerad del av företagens affärsmodell och ett direkt stöd för företagets lönsamhet och tillväxt. Den jämförelsen visar att det är mycket stora skillnader i logistikkompetens och mognad mellan olika företag och att logistik inom många handelsföretag fortfarande är ett område med stor förbättringspotential.

    Förutom den här rapporten har projektet genererat en lång rad akademiska artiklar som är publicerade i journaler och/eller har presenterats på konferenser och seminarier. Vi har varit i kontakt med ett stort antal, kollegor, företag och forskare i Sverige och andra länder för att samla material. Ett stort tack till alla de som har bidragit med material till projektet.

    Ett speciellt tack till Andreas Hedlund på Handelns Utvecklingsråd, som förutom finansiellt stöd har backat upp projektet med seminarier arrangerade av Handelns utvecklingsråd.

    Linköping i Maj 2011

    Mats Abrahamsson   Jakob Rehme   Erik Sandberg

  • 25.
    Abrahamsson, Mats
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Logistics Management. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Stahre, Fredrik
    Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Logistics Management. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Huge-Brodin, Maria
    Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Logistics Management. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Rehme, Jakob
    Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Industrial Marketing and Industrial Economics. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Andersson, Dan
    Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Logistics Management. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Logistics Changes and Challenges in Swedish Food Supply Chains2008In: Nofoma 2008, 2008Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 26.
    Abrahamsson, Mats
    et al.
    Linköping University, The Institute of Technology. Linköping University, Department of Management and Economics, Logistics.
    Wandel, Sten
    Lunds universitet.
    Model of Tiering in Third Party Logistics with a Service Parts Distribution Case Study1998In: Transport Logistics, ISSN 0929-9645, E-ISSN 1568-5705, Vol. 1, no 3, p. 181-194Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 27.
    Aronsson, Håkan
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Logistics Management. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Abrahamsson, Mats
    Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Logistics Management. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Spens, Karen
    Hanken school of Economics.
    Developing lean and agile health care supply chains2011In: Supply chain management, ISSN 1359-8546, E-ISSN 1758-6852, Vol. 16, no 3, p. 176-183Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Purpose – The objective of this exploratory paper is to find out what is important to consider when developing a supply chain in health care, what is required in order to establish a supply chain orientation and how lean and agile can be used as process strategies in order to improve supply chain performance.

    Design/methodology/approach – In order to build an empirical framework for using both lean and agile strategies in health care supply chain management illustrative examples are provided from a Swedish health care setting describing the patient flow and planning processes.

    Findings – Supply chain management has potential to work well as a philosophy for patient flow in the health care sector. However, it should not only be about the use of the concept of lean in health care, as in fact is the case in practice today. It is rather about organizing for quick response and flexibility in a hybrid strategy through combining lean and agile process strategies. This can only be done if a systems approach is applied together with a strategic orientation, where cooperative efforts by the supply chain members should synchronize and converge operational as well as strategic capabilities into a unified whole.

    Practical implications – The analysis in the paper underlines the importance of focusing on both agility and leanness combined. Hospitals or health care systems that introduce such an approach, as opposed to only relying on lean strategies, could gain both competitive advantages and improved performance.

    Originality/value – In health care, even more so than in the manufacturing industry, containment of costs without sacrificing quality is important. This paper applies SCM techniques, tools and concepts that have not been used previously for patient flow in a health care setting, combining lean and agile in one and the same analysis.

     

  • 28.
    Björklund, Maria
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Logistics & Quality Management. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.
    Abrahamsson, Mats
    What constitute a functioning business model for urban consolidation centres?2015Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 29.
    Björklund, Maria
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Logistics & Quality Management. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.
    Abrahamsson, Mats
    Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Logistics & Quality Management. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.
    Johansson, Henrik
    Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Logistics & Quality Management. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.
    Critical factors for viable business models for urban consolidation centres2017In: Research in Transportation Economics, ISSN 0739-8859, E-ISSN 1875-7979, Vol. 64, p. 36-47Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Abstract Although urban consolidation centres (UCC) worldwide have improved urban freight distribution and reduced externalities, other UCC initiatives have not materialised due to problems such as for example, business model limitations. All the same, researchers have rarely described business model components relevant to city logistics. In response, the purpose of this article is to analyse critical factors for viable business models of city logistics initiatives involving UCCs. Following an extensive literature review and multiple-case study of five initiatives with UCCs, we identified seven critical factors of viable city logistics business models: the ability to scale up and down the UCC solution; an ability to continuously develop and adapt to a dynamic environment; the important entrepreneurial role of the initiator as well; the acknowledgment of society; ability to innovate new services; logistics and supply chain management competence; and the ability to take full advantage of advanced IT. All seven factors describe continuously redeveloped business models seeking to seize new and unexpected opportunities, yet also indicate that city logistics systems require local authorities and municipalities to act as initiators, enablers, and customers. The models also underscore differences between purely commercial and purely municipal city logistics initiatives.

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  • 30.
    Björklund, Maria
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Logistics Management. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Abrahamsson, Mats
    Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Logistics Management. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Karlsson, Jenny
    GREENING CITY LOGISTICS, THE CHALLENGE OF MEASURING AND PRESENTING ENVIRONMENTAL GAINS2011Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 31.
    Björklund, Maria
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Logistics Management. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Martinsen, Uni
    Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Logistics Management. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Abrahamsson, Mats
    Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Logistics Management. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Performance Measurements in the Greening of Supply Chains2012In: Supply chain management, ISSN 1359-8546, E-ISSN 1758-6852, Vol. 17, no 1, p. 29-39Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Purpose: In response to increasing demands on improved environmental performance, companies need to develop their capabilities in assessing the environmental performance of their operations. Knowledge among practitioners as well as solid research results in this area lacks. This paper aims to present a framework of dimensions important to consider regarding environmental measurement in supply chain management. The paper also aims to present a practical example on how environmental performance measurements can be a success by applying these dimensions.

    Design/methodology/approach: Literature regarding logistics management and performance measurement is coupled with theories regarding environmental logistics and green supply chain management. A framework is developed. A case study based on four actors in a reverse supply chain is used to illustrate the framework.

    Findings: The paper outlines important aspects to consider in the design of environmental performance measurements in supply chain management and identifies shortcomings in existing research. The case presents successful examples of how environmental performance measurements can be applied across managerial levels as well as company borders in a supply chain.

    Practical implications: The literature review shows shortcomings in the measuring tools applied today. The case provides examples of how these shortcomings can be addressed.

    Originality/value: This paper addresses the intersection between environmental logistics and performance measurements. The case shows how environmental performance measurements can be applied over a single company’s borders by including four different actors in the supply chain.

  • 32.
    Björklund, Maria
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Logistics Management. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Martinsen, Uni
    Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Logistics Management. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Abrahamsson, Mats
    Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Logistics Management. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    The role of systems description in city logistics2012In: Proceedings of the 17th annual logistics research conference: Go for gold - Winning the supply chain triathlon: Creating social, economic and environmental value / [ed] Richard Wilding, 2012Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 33.
    Huge-Brodin, Maria
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Logistics Management. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Björklund, Maria
    Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Logistics Management. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Maack, Christina
    Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Logistics Management. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Martinsen, Uni
    Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Logistics Management. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Abrahamsson, Mats
    Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Logistics Management. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Back from the Future: Report on Sustainable Logistics Systems 20202009In: Proceedings from the 14th Annual Logistics Research Network Conference: Volatile and Fragile Supply Chains, Cardiff, Wales: Cardiff Business School , 2009, p. 117-123Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Purpose

    Due to the alarming reports on climate change probably caused by industrial and human activities, the awareness that “we need to do something” is growing in society. And there is not much time – in 2050 CO2-emissions need to be reduced by 80%, compared to the levels some decade ago. In this a huge challenge is to pinpoint where we want to arrive, and what an improved future forecast may look like. Gazing as far as to 2050 would be accurate, however taking such a large leap can be considered as such a large effort that it paralyses rather than encourages action. As there is a need to start acting immediately to be able to alter the development, we have chosen to, as a first step, take a look at what should and can be accomplished during a shorter period of time, and start by gazing towards 2020. The paper aims at the logistics- and transport domain.

    The purpose of the paper is to describe and discuss desirable scenarios regarding sustainable transport- and logistics systems by 2020.

    Research approach

    The basis for this paper is a series of focused group meetings in a “Think-tank” setting, where actors representing shippers, logistics- and transport providers and authorities were gathered into group discussions. The task given to the participants was to discuss what goals they perceived as both necessary to reach, and realistic to have reached, by 2020. Scenarios were built based on notes from four researchers acting “flies-on the-wall” in the Think-tank.

    Findings and Originality

    The findings of this paper are presented as a scenario, or a “report from the future”, of the situation for transport and logistics in 2020 when the development has become more sustainable. The data gathering and scenario building was initially focused on CO2-emissions, however an aspect that emerged as perhaps even more relevant was the more general discussion on resources and energy. The scenarios include innovations in product development and delivery, elaborations on the global centralisation trends, new views on delivery service aspects and collaborative initiatives.

    Research impact

    The paper takes mainly a corporate approach to transport and logistics. It provides insight into what can be realistic goals in a close future, and which changes are needed to reach these goals.

     

    Practical impact

    The paper can provide a basis for further discussions among practitioners on where to direct future actions.

  • 34.
    Karlsson, Jenny
    et al.
    Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute, Linköping, Sweden.
    Göthe-Lundgren, Maud
    Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute, Linköping, Sweden.
    Abrahamsson, Mats
    Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Logistics Management. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Recent City Logistics projects in EU: An overview from a systemic perspective2011In: LRN Conference Book 2011, Southampton, 2011Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 35.
    Lidestam, Helene
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Production Economics. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Abrahamsson, Mats
    Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Logistics Management. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Environmental evaluation of public procurement for bus transports2010In: Management of environmental quality, ISSN 1477-7835, E-ISSN 1758-6119, Vol. 21, no 5, p. 645-658Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Purpose – The process of choosing the best part in the public procurement of bus transports is easier if the demands of the qualifications are well specified and detailed. On the other hand, detailed contracts will lead to limitations and could force the entrepreneurs to use uneconomical, but most of all, less environmentally friendly alternatives. The effects of using less specified contracts in order to achieve more environmentally friendly bus traffic have been tested and evaluated by optimization models. The paper aims to discuss these issues.

    Design/methodology/approach – A mathematical model with binary variables is developed to evaluate the environmental effects of more optimized bus sizes. Computational results from a bus service provider are reported. Different scenarios have been tested in order to evaluate the environmental effects of less detailed contracts.

    Findings – The results of the mathematical model indicate that all parts involved in the public procurement process, the public authority, the entrepreneur and the customers, will gain from more flexible and less detailed contracts.

    Research limitations/implications – The bus system in this study is limited to data from one region in Sweden. However, a pre-study indicates that this region is representative with regard to public procurement of bus transports in Sweden as well as in major parts of Europe.

    Originality/value – In terms of the total environmental impact from the public transport system, the paper focuses on the importance of creating relevant and less detailed contracts in public procurement. A mathematical model and data from a Swedish bus service provider have been used.

  • 36.
    Lidestam, Helene
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Abrahamsson, Mats
    Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Optimerad offentlig uphandling av busstjänster: Miljökonsekvenser av dagens detaljerade upphandling av busstrafik2010Report (Other academic)
    Abstract [sv]

    Resultatet från beräkningarna indikerar att det finns en attraktiv potential i att ändra upphandlingsform till mer flexibla och mindre detaljerade kontrakt som är värd att undersöka vidare, inte minst i termer av mindre emissioner, men också i form av lägre kostnader. En potential som är gynnsam för alla parter som är inblandade i den offentliga upphandlingsprocessen av busstransporter, myndigheter, bussentreprenörer samt kunderna. Resultatet, som är logiskt har sin grund i ett effektivare resursutnyttjande av bussarna, d.v.s. en anpassning av busstorlek efter behov.Den allmänna fallstudien visade på sänkta nivåer av CO2-emissioner då kontrakten var mer flexibla och innehöll färre restriktioner när det gäller val av busstyp. Nivåerna av CO2-emissioner minskade med 34 % då man jämförde det mest flexibla scenariot (scenario 4) med nuvarande situation i aktuellt område i Västtrafik (scenario 1). Resultaten från den specifika fallstudien indikerar att även kostnaderna kan minskas beroende på hur effektivt tilläggsbussarna kan planeras. Resultaten indikerar att emissionerna kan minska med upp till 47 % genom att använda mindre bussar i trafiken och att kostnaderna i värsta fall kommer att stiga med 10%. Vi kan i vilket fall som helst konstatera att det finns möjligheter att även minska kostnaderna genom att förbättra planeringsmöjligheterna. Detta skulle t.ex. kunna göras genom att expandera det område som ska planeras i syfte att bättre kunna dra fördel av samordningseffekter och stordriftsfördelar. Andra transportentreprenörer, såsom exempelvis taxiverksamhet, skulle kunna användas i tillägg till de ordinarie bussarna för att kunna öka flexibiliteten och kunna utnyttja bussarna mer effektivt. Fyllnadsgraden på bussarna i allmänhet kan förmodligen höjas om omloppen kan planeras utifrån en önskan om en jämn nivå av passagerare. Antalet på- och avstigande gällande de studerade bussturerna i den specifika fallstudien varierar mycket längs med turerna. Möjligheten att använda parkeringsplatser utmed turerna i tillägg till att använda bussgarage skulle minska antalet kilometer med tomma bussar. Ovanstående möjligheter kan utgöra riktningar för fortsatt forskning inom området för att ytterligare visa på möjligheterna att reducera både CO2-emissionerna såväl som kostnaderna betydligt. I syfte att få en mer heltäckande bild av området skulle andra aspekter såsom passagerarnas inställning till bussresande och fullsatta bussar samt beteende vid resande kunna beaktas i fortsatt forskning.Resultaten från våra beräkningar visar att detaljerade krav i kontrakten som är resultatet av den offentliga upphandlingsprocessen leder till ökade CO2-emissioner och troligtvis generellt högre kostnader. Därför anser vi det vara högst motiverat för politikerna att utvärdera det svenska systemet. Denna forskning kommer därför att bidra till det övergripande målet att reducera CO2-emissionerna. Aktörerna inom bussbranschen borde även vara intresserade av att få insikt i hur färre restriktioner i kontrakten kommer att påverka dem.Resultaten visar också styrkan i projektets systemansats, där vi har vidgat systemgränserna och gjort våra beräkningar för systemet som helhet. Det har tillåtit oss att betrakta systemet som aktörsneutralt vilket innebär att vi inte begränsas i vår44forskning av t. ex. legala hinder, organisatoriska barriärer, planeringsmässiga problem och praktiska begränsningar. Istället har vi optimerat systemet som helhet i syfte att minimera CO2-emissionerna och därefter kompletterat med beräkningar gällande vilka företagsekonomiska konsekvenser en implementering av ett sådant system skulle medföra, först därefter har vi lyft fram de eventuella problem som i så fall måste lösas.Riktningar för fortsatt forskning skulle kunna vara att jämföra data från denna region med andra regioner i Sverige. Ett annat närliggande problem är att finna den optimala storleken på bussarna i tillägg till att beakta en bussflotta av en given storlek.

  • 37.
    Lindholm, Maria
    et al.
    Closer, Göteborg.
    Björklund, Maria
    Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Logistics Management. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Abrahamsson, Mats
    Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Logistics Management. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Behrens, Sönke
    Chalmers tekniska högskola, Göteborg.
    Karlsson, Jenny
    Väg- och trafikinstitutet (VTI), Linköping.
    Lundgren, Stig
    Umeå kommun.
    Löfstrand, Sofia
    Volvo AB.
    Mårtensson, Cecilia
    Statens kriminaltekniska laboratorium (SKL), Linköping.
    Färdplan för citylogistik : Godstransporter i urbana områden2014Report (Other academic)
    Abstract [sv]

    Denna rapport är indelad i fem avsnitt. Inledningsvis presenteras problem och målbild. Dessa kapitel syftar till att skapa en bild av den övergripande situationen, förstå varför det är viktigt att arbeta med frågan citylogistik och förklara de mål som satts upp. Därefter presenteras nuläge och förutsättningar. Detta ger en bild av hur situationen ser ut i Sverige idag. Här presenteras även de innovationsdomäner som hanteras i rapporten och aktiviteter sorteras in inom. Milstolpar och tänkbara koncept presenterar inledningsvis en bruttolista på aktiviteter som krävs för att nå målen, men ger sedan en inriktning i form av nästa steg av vilka av dessa aktiviteter som bör prioriteras i nuläget. Förslag på demonstrationsprojekt presenteras följt av en koppling till omvärlden (EU). Färdplanen avslutas med en SWOT analys och tänkbar påverkan samt två appendix: Arbetsprocessen kring färdplanens framtagande, samt Aktivitetslista. 

  • 38.
    Lindskog, Magnus
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Logistics Management. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Abrahamsson, Mats
    Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Logistics Management. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Aronsson, Håkan
    Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Logistics Management. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Visualisation for System Learning in Supply Chains2007In: International Journal of Learning and Change, ISSN 1740-2875, E-ISSN 1740-2883, Vol. 2, no 2, p. 170-191Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Contemporary supply chains are vastly complex, and decisions made by actors have system-wide consequences that these might not be able to foresee. There are gaps between 'best practice'-founded theory and actual practice in supply chains. To remedy this, we argue, the supply chain actors need to enhance systems knowledge. There is a need to support development of mental models about systemic structures in the supply chain. This is difficult, if not outright impossible, to achieve in real-life settings. A supply chain visualisation microworld engine has therefore been developed, which forms the basis of a learning arena that supports system learning for the supply chain actors.

  • 39.
    Maack, Christina
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Logistics Management. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Huge-Brodin, Maria
    Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Logistics Management. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Abrahamsson, Mats
    Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Logistics Management. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Greening logistics companies by utilizing employees' capabilities2010In: Towards the Sustainable Supply Chain: Balancing the Need of Business, Economy and the Environment: Proceedings and Abstracts from the LRN Conference 2010 / [ed] Anthony Whiteing, the CILT (UK) , 2010, p. 427-435Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 40. Magnusson, Gunilla
    et al.
    Jakobsson, Peter
    Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences. Linköping University, Department of Neuroscience and Locomotion, Ophthalmology. Östergötlands Läns Landsting, Reconstruction Centre, Department of Ophthalmology UHL/MH.
    Kugelberg, U
    Lundvall, A
    Maly, E
    Tornqvist, K
    Abrahamsson, M
    Andreasson, B
    Borres, Magnus
    Broberger, U
    Hellström-Westas, L
    Kornfält, R
    Nelson, Nina
    Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences. Linköping University, Department of Molecular and Clinical Medicine, Pediatrics. Östergötlands Läns Landsting, Centre of Paediatrics and Gynecology and Obstetrics, Barn.
    Sjöstrand, J
    Thiringer, Klara
    Evaluation of screening procedures for congenital cataracts2003In: Acta Paediatrica, ISSN 0803-5253, E-ISSN 1651-2227, Vol. 92, no 12, p. 1468-1473Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Aim: To evaluate the efficacy of two different Swedish screening procedures for early detection of congenital cataracts in comparison with no screening. Methods: Children born between January 1992 and December 1998 in Swedish regions with an established eye-screening routine procedure, diagnosed with congenital cataract, and operated on before 1 y of age, were included in a retrospective study. Age at referral and age at time of the operation were compared between regions using different screening procedures: screening in the maternity wards (Region 1), at the well-baby clinics (Region 2) and one region without any screening (Region 3). Results: Seventy-two children were included in the study. Concerning early diagnosis and surgery, Region 1 differed significantly from Regions 2 and 3, which were more similar and were combined for further analysis. The difference in detected cases was greatest at 21 d of age (55% vs 18%, p < 0.001), but persisted even at 100 d of age (78% vs 64%, p < 0.02). Region 1 screening resulted in more and earlier cases detected than the other two regions (22 vs 15 per 100 000 births). In 72% of all cases, surgery was performed in response to referrals from either the maternity wards (36%), or the well-baby clinics (36%). However, half of the cases from the well-baby clinics were detected too late, i.e. at >100 d. Conclusion: Eye screening in the maternity ward is preferable to well-baby clinic screening and to no screening at all, since it leads to early detection. Screening should also be performed routinely at well-baby clinics within the period when successful treatment is possible.

  • 41.
    Martinsen, Uni
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Management and Economics, Logistics. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Björklund, Maria
    Linköping University, Department of Management and Economics, Logistics. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Abrahamsson, Mats
    Linköping University, Department of Management and Economics, Logistics. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Environmental performance measurement in logistics management2009In: NoFoMa Conference, Book of proceedingsBook of Proceedings, Jönköping, 2009, p. 583-598Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 42.
    Sandberg, Erik
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Logistics Management. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Abrahamsson, Mats
    Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Logistics Management. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    A Classification of Different Strategic Roles of Logistics2012Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 43.
    Sandberg, Erik
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Logistics & Quality Management. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.
    Abrahamsson, Mats
    Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Logistics & Quality Management. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.
    Flödesorientering av globalt inköpsarbete2016Report (Other academic)
    Abstract [sv]

    Under senare år har globalt inköp fått en allt större strategisk betydelse för svenska handelsföretag. Tidigare forskning har visat att globalt inköpsarbete kan vara en avgörande konkurrensfördel, samtidigt som det innebär stora utmaningar. För at t framgångsrikt utnyttja globalt inköp som en konkurrensfördel behöver svenska handelsföretag bli mer flödesorienterade. Försörjningskedjans resurser som helhet, och inte bara företagets egna, behöver utnyttjas för att kunna skapa konkurrenskraft. Med bakgrund i det faktum att leveransförmågan och därmed kundservicen aldrig blir bättre än vad varuförsörjningen tillåter, spelar organiseringen av det globala inköpet en avgörande roll.

    Syftet med projektet är att öka förståelsen för hur svenska handelsföretag ska organisera sitt globala inköpsarbete för en högre grad av flödesorientering.

    Inom ramen för forskningsprojektet har forskningsfrågor adresserats om:

    1. parametrar för valet av inköpsregion och specifik leverantör,
    2. det fysiska flödet av produkter, samt
    3. organisationsformer för globalt inköp.

    Teoretiskt har projektet tagit utgångspunkt i litteratur om globalt inköp, flödesorientering och så kallad paradoxteori. Projektets empiriska bas är två fallstudier (Hultafors Group AB:s division för arbetskläder, Snickers, och Indiska Magasinet AB), samt en enkätstudie bland inköpschefer på svenska handelsföretag. Totalt har sju konferenspapper, ett journalpapper och två populärvetenskapliga artiklar författats inom ramen för projektet. Dessa är projektets huvudsakliga leverabler som alla på olika sätt bidrar till att besvara projektets syfte och forskningsfrågor. Den här rapporten är en populärvetenskaplig sammanfattning av forskningsprojektet.

    Resultaten visar att kostnader, service, ledtider, såväl som miljö- och CSR-relaterade parametrar spelar en viktig roll vid valet av region och specifik leverantör. Framförallt är det totalkostnaden (pris och någon form av ”hemtagningskostnad”) och ledtider som är de mest avgörande parametrarna. Miljö- och CSR-relaterade aspekter anses ha mindre betydelse. Paradoxperspektivet visar på behovet av att balansera prestationsmått gentemot varandra. Vid utvärderingar av en ny leverantör eller en ny leverantörsregion är det viktigt att ta hänsyn till ett brett spektrum av olika kriterier. För det fysiska flödet finns möjligheter till att konsolidera flödet till noder i Asien och/eller Europa. Studien visar att olika alternativ finns, och att det också finns alternativ till transportslaget båt, som idag dominerar på grund av förhållandevis låga transportkostnader. Dessa alternativ kan bli mycket intressanta i de fall där ledtiderna behöver kortas. För utformningen av en global inköpsorganisation visar våra resultat att tre av de mest tydliga parametrarna som är viktiga att förstå och analysera är:

    1. graden av vertikal integration, det vill säga i vilken utsträckning som handelsföretaget bör äga aktörer uppströms i försörjningskedjan,
    2. graden av ansvarstagande för försörjningskedjans prestation, det vill säga hela försörjningskedjans prestationer gentemot slutkunderna, samt
    3. graden av ömsesidigt, långsiktigt samarbete, det vill säga där företaget tillsammans med andra aktörer i försörjningskedjan utvecklar försörjningskedjans prestationer.

    För praktiker bidrar resultaten från detta projekt med nya insikter och perspektiv på hur företag bör tänka kring sin organisation av det globala inköpet. De ska fungera som en katalysator och inspiration för svenska handelsföretag som vill utveckla sin konkurrenskraft med hjälp av sitt globala inköp. Forskningsmässigt är globalt inköp i handelsföretag ett område som också fortsättningsvis är i behov av ny kunskap och utveckling. Den roll och betydelse som inköpsorganisationen har för konkurrenskraften förändras hela tiden och lär fortsätta göra det. Den snabba utvecklingen gör också att forskningen behöver hänga med: globalt inköp som forskningsobjekt behöver ständigt belysas med hjälp av nya teoretiska perspektiv och gamla sanningar behöver kontinuerligt utmanas och ifrågasättas. Ju mer global konkurrens inom handeln, desto viktigare blir frågan om hur det globala inköpet ska utformas.

  • 44.
    Sandberg, Erik
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Logistics & Quality Management. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.
    Abrahamsson, Mats
    Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Logistics & Quality Management. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.
    Flödesorientering är viktigare än ’China-sourcing’2016In: Supply chain effect, no 2, p. 34-37Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 45.
    Sandberg, Erik
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Logistics Management. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Abrahamsson, Mats
    Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Logistics Management. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Logistics capabilities for sustainable competitive advantage2011In: International Journal of Logistics, ISSN 1367-5567, E-ISSN 1469-848X, Vol. 14, no 1, p. 61-75Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The purpose of this paper is to explore how sustainable competitive advantage is generated in two Swedish

    best practice companies that successfully exploit logistics as a source for competitive advantage. Using

    a theoretical framework based on the resource-based view of the firm, this research elaborates on the

    links between operational and dynamic logistics capabilities and sustainable competitive advantage. The

    findings conclude that a sustainable competitive advantage is based on a combination of efficient and effective

    logistics operations and well-functioning, adjusted, in-house-developed IT systems. This operational

    capability is in turn sustained through five dynamic capabilities: managerial knowledge and presence,

    cross-functional teamwork, control, learning and supply chain relationships.

     

  • 46.
    Sandberg, Erik
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Logistics Management. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Abrahamsson, Mats
    Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Logistics Management. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    LOGISTICS CAPABILITIES, MARKET POSITIONING AND STRATEGIC FIT: Different perspectives on the role of logistics in the strategy of the firm2010In: Proceedings of the 22nd Annual NOFOMA Conference / [ed] Jan Stentoft Arlbjörn, 2010, p. 681-696Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 47.
    Sandberg, Erik
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Logistics . Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Abrahamsson, Mats
    Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Logistics . Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    The role of top management in supply chain management practices2010In: International Journal of Retail & Distribution Management, ISSN 0959-0552, E-ISSN 1758-6690, Vol. 38, no 1, p. 57-69Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Purpose – Despite the often stated importance, little about top management's role in supply chain management (SCM) practices is known. The purpose of this paper is therefore to explore the role of top management in two retail companies that successfully utilise opportunities given by SCM practices.Design/methodology/approach – As an empirical basis for the research, two Swedish retail companies are explored. Members of the top management teams have been interviewed about their role in the company and their priorities.Findings – The top management role is described by introducing four archetypes; the supply chain thinker, the relationship manager, the controller and the organiser for the future.Originality/value – This paper adds to existing theory by giving a more detailed description of top management's role in SCM practices, i.e. how SCM practices could actually be managed, and, in the extension, to the understanding for what is needed to implement more SCM practices in real existing companies and supply chains.

  • 48.
    Sandberg, Erik
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Logistics & Quality Management. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.
    Abrahamsson, Mats
    Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Logistics & Quality Management. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.
    Varför är det så svårt att få genomslag för SCM och flödesorientering?: Eller varför tänker inte de andra som vi logistiker?2016In: Supply chain effect, ISSN 2000-8457, no 3, p. 14-19Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 49.
    Sandberg, Erik
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Logistics Management. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Kihlén, Tobias
    Accenture Management Consulting, Process & Innovation Performance Stockholm, Sweden.
    Abrahamsson, Mats
    Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Logistics Management. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Characteristics of a Logistics-Based Business Model2011In: Journal of Marketing Channels, ISSN 1046-669X, Vol. 18, p. 1-23Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    In companies where excellence in logistics is decisive for the outperformance of competitors and logistics has an outspoken role for the strategy of the firm, there is present what we refer to here as a “logistics-based business model.” Based on a multiple case study of three Nordic retail companies, the purpose of this article is to explore the characteristics of such a logistics-based business model. As such, this research helps to provide structure to logistics-based business models and identifies a way forward for companies for whom logistics and distribution are a major concern for the overall strategy of the firm.

  • 50.
    Sandberg, Erik
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Logistics Management. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Rehme, Jakob
    Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Industrial Marketing and Industrial Economics. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Abrahamsson, Mats
    Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Logistics Management. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Centralisation of logistics in retail purchasing groups - Effects and obstacles2012Conference paper (Other academic)
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