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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.

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  • 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
    Linköping University, Center for Advanced Research in Emergency Response (CARER). 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, 2016, p. 1-6Conference 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 and Digitalization. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
    Yousefi Mojir, Kayvan
    Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Information Systems and Digitalization. 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.

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  • 4.
    Bergström, Karl
    et al.
    Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering, CHALMERS, Gothenburg.
    Billger, Monica
    Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering, CHALMERS, Gothenburg.
    Fredriksson, Anna
    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.
    The MIMIC construction logistics game: facilitating group discussion and understanding of construction logistics through gameplay2020In: IOP Conf. Series: Earth and Environmental Science / [ed] Holger Wallbaum, Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden, 2020Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The aim of this study is to describe the development of an innovative planning tool to promote the knowledge and collaboration needed to overcome challenges in the sanitation sector. A serious game was designed to share knowledge about resource recovery and support attitude-change and collaboration between stakeholders. This study documents the co-design process of game development from conception based on a set of specifications the game should achieve, through iterative testing with relevant stakeholders as players. The resulting prototype of the game showed that it was not possible to include all the original desired specifications in the final game. Stakeholders found that the game was engaging, stimulated creativity and achieved its goal.

  • 5.
    Bjorgum, Oyvind
    et al.
    Norwegian Univ Sci & Technol NTNU, Norway.
    Aaboen, Lise
    Norwegian Univ Sci & Technol NTNU, Norway.
    Fredriksson, Anna
    Linköping University, Department of Science and Technology, Communications and Transport Systems. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.
    Low power, high ambitions: New ventures developing their first supply chains2021In: Journal of Purchasing and Supply Management, ISSN 1478-4092, E-ISSN 1873-6505, Vol. 27, no 1, article id 100670Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This paper investigates sourcing decisions for new ventures. Sourcing decisions are especially problematic for start-ups because they lack resources, knowledge and legitimacy to evaluate and interact with suppliers. We develop and apply a framework that connects global sourcing, relationship development and attractiveness. Further, we investigate how new ventures develop their first supply chains by conducting an exploratory mul-tiple case study of six Norwegian start-ups. Based on our findings, we develop three propositions regarding how start-ups mediate their lack of attractiveness through pre-sales and by choosing shorter supply chains and smaller suppliers. The implications for practice include emphasizing the importance of developing a business relation-ship with the supplier in parallel with making sourcing decisions. This study is a novel contribution to an underexplored topic, and we conclude by proposing a research agenda for future explorations of start-ups and supply chain development.

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  • 6.
    Brusselaers, Nicolas
    et al.
    Dept. of Business Technology and Operations, MOBI Research Centre, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, Belgium .
    Mommens, Koen
    Dept. of Business Technology and Operations, MOBI Research Centre, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, Belgium .
    Janné, Mats
    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.
    Venås, Christoffer
    Dept. of Architectural Engineering, SINTEF, Norway .
    Flyen, Cecilie
    Dept. of Architectural Engineering, SINTEF, Norway .
    Fufa, Selamawit Mamo
    Dept. of Architectural Engineering, SINTEF, Norway .
    Macharis, Cathy
    Dept. of Business Technology and Operations, MOBI Research Centre, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, Belgium .
    Economic, social and environmental impact assessment for off-site construction logistics: the data availability issue2020In: World Sustainable Built Environment - Beyond 2020, IOP Publishing , 2020, no 3Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Introduction. The ongoing urbanization trend makes local governments densify their built environment, hence stimulating construction and renovation works in urban areas. Construction intrinsically strongly relies on logistics activities, which in turn are the source of environmental nuisances. The latter are referred to as external costs when they are not borne by the polluter himself, such as greenhouse gas emissions, air pollution, congestion, etc. Accurate external cost calculations require accurate data to consider significant calculation-variables. However, current calculations are often based on the number of vehicles used and on transported volume rather than vehicle- or tonne-kilometres, hence not adequate to conduct external cost calculations. Methods. The MIMIC-project1 aims to reduce the impact of construction logistics. Therefore, an integrated impact assessment framework will be developed, assessing the economic and environmental influence of different off-site construction logistics solutions. The necessary data to conduct such an impact assessment are however not always available, complicating calculations. This paper highlights the current gap in accurate data on urban construction logistics flows, the considerable uncertainty about existing figures on construction transport and their methodology, and presents the data availability issue in the development of such a framework, using empirical research. Results. Logistics flows data are typically scattered amongst different actors and various in format. Harmonizing different data categories and sources to feed the framework with relevant logistics variables, this paper presents what is possible to calculate using available data in 4 pilot cases in Belgium, Sweden, Norway and Austria. The various data sources highlight the complexity to develop a framework flexible enough to cope with specific local constraints, whilst generic enough to allow comparability across the European cases, and ultimately across construction logistics globally. Furthermore, a shift is needed towards other data collection methods (GPS, digital waybills etc.). Conclusions. This paper presents the data availability issue in the development of an impact assessment framework for construction logistics, harmonizing different data sources in order to conduct external cost calculations for construction transport.

  • 7.
    Brusselears, Nicholas
    et al.
    Dept. of Business Technology and Operations, MOBI Research Centre, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, Belgium.
    Mommens, Koen
    Dept. of Business Technology and Operations, MOBI Research Centre, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, Belgium.
    Janné, Mats
    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.
    Venås, Christoffer
    Dept. of Architectural Engineering, SINTEF, Norway.
    Flyen, Cecilie
    Dept. of Architectural Engineering, SINTEF, Norway.
    Fufa, Selamawit
    Dept. of Architectural Engineering, SINTEF, Norway.
    Macharis, Cathy
    Dept. of Business Technology and Operations, MOBI Research Centre, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, Belgium.
    Economic, social and environmental impact assessment for off-site construction logistics: the data availability issu2020In: IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science / [ed] Holger Wallbaum, Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden Alexander Hollberg, Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden Liane Thuvander, Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden Paula Femenias, Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden Izabela Kurkowska, Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden Kristina Mjörnell, RISE and Lund Technical University, Gothenburg/Lund, Sweden Colin Fudge, Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden, 2020Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    ntroduction. The ongoing urbanization trend makes local governments densify their built environment, hence stimulating construction and renovation works in urban areas. Construction intrinsically strongly relies on logistics activities, which in turn are the source of environmental nuisances. The latter are referred to as external costs when they are not borne by the polluter himself, such as greenhouse gas emissions, air pollution, congestion, etc. Accurate external cost calculations require accurate data to consider significant calculation-variables. However, current calculations are often based on the number of vehicles used and on transported volume rather than vehicle- or tonne-kilometres, hence not adequate to conduct external cost calculations. Methods. The MIMIC-project1 aims to reduce the impact of construction logistics. Therefore, an integrated impact assessment framework will be developed, assessing the economic and environmental influence of different off-site construction logistics solutions. The necessary data to conduct such an impact assessment are however not always available, complicating calculations. This paper highlights the current gap in accurate data on urban construction logistics flows, the considerable uncertainty about existing figures on construction transport and their methodology, and presents the data availability issue in the development of such a framework, using empirical research. Results. Logistics flows data are typically scattered amongst different actors and various in format. Harmonizing different data categories and sources to feed the framework with relevant logistics variables, this paper presents what is possible to calculate using available data in 4 pilot cases in Belgium, Sweden, Norway and Austria. The various data sources highlight the complexity to develop a framework flexible enough to cope with specific local constraints, whilst generic enough to allow comparability across the European cases, and ultimately across construction logistics globally. Furthermore, a shift is needed towards other data collection methods (GPS, digital waybills etc.). Conclusions. This paper presents the data availability issue in the development of an impact assessment framework for construction logistics, harmonizing different data sources in order to conduct external cost calculations for construction transport.

  • 8.
    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.

  • 9.
    Bö, Lars Arne
    et al.
    Sintef, Trondheim, Norway.
    Fufa, Selamawit Mamo
    Sintef, Trondheim, Norway.
    Flyen, Cecilie
    Sintef, Trondheim, Norway.
    Venås, Christoffer
    Oslobygg, Norway.
    Fredriksson, Anna
    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.
    Brusselears, Nicolas
    Vrieje Universitet Brussels, Belgium.
    MIMIC Deliverable 4.3 - Policy Instruments2021Report (Other academic)
  • 10.
    Cheng, Yang
    et al.
    Aalborg Univ, Denmark; Jiangxi Univ Finance & Econ, Peoples R China.
    Fredriksson, Anna
    Linköping University, Department of Science and Technology, Communications and Transport Systems. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.
    Fleury, Afonso
    Univ Sao Paulo, Brazil.
    Guest editorial - Rethinking international manufacturing in times of global turbulence2021In: Journal of Manufacturing Technology Management, ISSN 1741-038X, E-ISSN 1758-7786, Vol. 32, no 6, p. 1113-1120Article in journal (Other academic)
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  • 11.
    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.

  • 12.
    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.

  • 13.
    Eriksson, Victor
    et al.
    Department of Technology Management and Economics, Chalmers University of Technology, Göteborg, Sweden.
    Hulthén, Kajsa
    Department of Technology Management and Economics, Chalmers University of Technology, Goteborg, Sweden.
    Sundquist, Viktoria
    Department of Technology Management and Economics, Chalmers University of Technology, Goteborg, Sweden.
    Fredriksson, Anna
    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.
    The role of public actors in construction logistics: effects on and of relational interfaces2021In: Construction Management and Economics, ISSN 0144-6193, E-ISSN 1466-433X, Vol. 39, no 10, p. 791-806Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Public actors are increasingly enforcing the use of specifically designed construction logistics setups (CLS) to cope with logistical challenges and minimising disturbances on third parties in large construction projects. The organising of these CLS is contingent on the interaction among several types of actors. The purpose of the paper is to advance the understanding of the design and use of CLS and the distribution of various outcomes of such arrangements on the actors involved. The paper analyses the role of public actors in the initiating of CLS and how this affects the relational interfaces in the CLS triad of developers, contractors and logistics service providers, and the outcomes of their interactions. First, the main reason for a public actor to initiate a CLS is not cost, productivity or innovativity gains, but to decrease disturbances on third parties. Second, developers and contractors are forced to use the CLS initiated by the public actor. This makes them take on a forced customer role, explaining why these actors are often resistant to adopt to a certain CLS. Third, ripple effects, such as unintended costs and productivity impacts, occur in the construction supply chain because of the use of CLS.

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  • 14.
    Fredriksson, Anna
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Science and Technology, Communications and Transport Systems. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.
    Abrahamsson, Mats
    Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Logistics & Quality Management. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.
    Kjellsdotter-Ivert, Linea
    VTI, Sverige.
    Huge-Brodin, Maria
    Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Logistics & Quality Management. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.
    Engevall, Stefan
    Linköping University, Department of Science and Technology, Communications and Transport Systems. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.
    Slutrapport Fossilfri Bygglogistik2022Report (Other academic)
    Abstract [sv]

    Byggtransporter står för en betydande andel av CO2-utsläppen i byggprojekt (ca 10%) och en bättre logistik leder till lägre utsläpp, mindre trängseleffekter och lägre kostnader. Projektet Fossilfri Bygglogistik, finansierat av Trafikverket genom Triple F, har 2019-2021 studerat potentialen i att minska utsläppen från byggtransporter med förbättrad logistik baserat på ett systemsynsätt. Projektet har varit ett samarbete mellan Linköpings universitet, VTI, Logistikia, Energifabriken, Renall, Almroths, SanktKors, Stångåstaden, Hyresbostäder, Peab, NCC, RagnSells, PreZero, Lambertsson och Byggföretagen.

    Projektet har utgått från tre frågeställningar:

    • Vad är potentialerna med samordnad bygglogistik och vad krävs för att hämta hem dessa?

    • Vilka metoder/lösningar är användbara för att nå målet om fossilfrihet?

    • Vad är rollfördelningen mellan aktörer. som är delaktiga i ett bygglogistiksystem, och behöver den förändras för att uppnå fossilfrihet

    Projektet har tre huvudsakliga resultat:

    1) Utvärdering av piloter såsom nyttan av bygglogistiklösningar i olika projekt och för olika aktörer, mätetal för byggtransporter och möjliga data för att följa upp, samt effekterna av en HVO-tank på site.

    2) Potentialerna i att arbeta med en fossilfri bygglogistik utifrån ett systemperspektiv där inte bara enskilda byggen studeras utan även större bygglogistiksystem samt hur man kan beräkna CO2 emissionerna från bygglogistiken för den samlade byggvolymen i en stad.

    3) En beskrivning av hur aktörerna i bygglogistiksystemet och hur de påverkar olika åtgärder för att minska utsläppen genom sina respektive roller har också identifierats.En av de viktigaste slutsatserna är att det idag saknas rätt förutsättningarna för att implementera en fossilfri bygglogistik i stor skala. Det saknas gemensamma målbilder för logistiken.

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  • 15.
    Fredriksson, Anna
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Science and Technology, Communications and Transport Systems. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.
    Angelakis, Vangelis
    Linköping University, Department of Science and Technology, Communications and Transport Systems. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.
    Eriksson, Daniel
    RISE, Göteborg, Sverige.
    Eriksson, Linnea
    VTI, Sverige.
    Gundlegård, David
    Linköping University, Department of Science and Technology, Communications and Transport Systems. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.
    Lemon, Nina
    RISE, Göteborg, Sverige.
    Löwgren, Jonas
    Linköping University, Department of Science and Technology, Communications and Transport Systems. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.
    Ringhdahl, Rasmus
    Linköping University, Department of Science and Technology, Communications and Transport Systems. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.
    Sezer, Ahmet Anil
    Linköping University, Department of Science and Technology, Communications and Transport Systems. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.
    Störningsfri stad: slutrapport i projektet Visualiserad byggtrafikplanering för en störningsfri stadsutveckling2022Report (Other academic)
    Abstract [sv]

    Störningsfri stad har kombinerat kunskaper inom Trafikplanering, Visualisering, Bygglogistik, Sensorer och Offentlig planering och styrning. Projektet har letts av Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för Teknik och Naturvetenskap och finansierats av Vinnova, IHS. Projektet har löpt mellan slutet av 2018 och 2021 ut. Projektdeltagare har varit VTI, RISE, Norrköpings kommun, Linköpings kommun, Stockholm stad, Uppsala kommun, Trafikverket Projekt Ostlänken, LE Lundbergs Fastigheter, Wiklunds Åkeri, Wellsec, SanktKors, Byggföretagen, Telenor och Logistikia.Projektet har utvecklat en verktygsprototyp som stöttar kollaborativ planering av byggtrafik och stadsplanering genom att visualisera pågående byggprojekts sammanlagda mängd transporter och var i staden (i form av en kartvy) det uppstår störningar i form av förseningar pga dessa. Verktyget bygger på en MATSim trafikmodell (i nuläget Norrköping) inkluderande både persontransporter (modellerat baserat på mobilnätsdata) och byggtrafik (modellerat baserat på data från bygglogistiklösningar). Med hjälp av verktyget kan olika scenarier för att minska störningarna av byggtransporter testas. För att stötta användandet av verktyget har en kollaborativ planeringsprocess som visar på hur de olika aktörerna involverade i planeringen av byggtransporter och stadsutveckling behöver interagera med varandra utvecklats. Projektet också deltagit i utvecklingen av en sensorbox (partiklar, luftfuktighet, temperatur och ljud) samt slangmätningsmetodik för att öka kunskapen om byggtransporter. Baserat på de resultat som projektet har behovsägarna har påbörjat arbeten med att bättre hantera de störningar som uppstår pga byggprojekt i staden.

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  • 16.
    Fredriksson, Anna
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Science and Technology, Communications and Transport Systems. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.
    Eriksson, Linnea
    Swedish Natl Rd & Transport Res Inst VTI, MAP Unit, S-58330 Linkoping, Sweden.
    Löwgren, Jonas
    Linköping University, Department of Science and Technology, Media and Information Technology. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.
    Lemon, Nina
    RISE Res Inst Sweden AB, Sweden.
    Eriksson, Daniel
    RISE Res Inst Sweden AB, Sweden.
    An Interactive Visualization Tool for Collaborative Construction Logistics Planning-Creating a Sustainable Project Vicinity2022In: Sustainability, E-ISSN 2071-1050, Vol. 14, no 24, article id 17032Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The intensity of urban development is presently high, creating a construction boom. The number of transports per project is a major consideration in urban goods transport and emissions from a project. Presently, the stakeholders take part in a "blame game" in assigning fault for the emissions from construction transport and the disturbances to society in the vicinity of construction sites. Incorporation of logistics into urban planning requires an increased understanding of the interaction between construction transport flows and urban land use, and the inclusion of different stakeholders. The purpose of the study is to support collaborative planning of construction transport in urban planning, and specifically to explore how a planning tool based on interactive visualization could be designed. An action research process has generated two prototypes of an interactive visualization tool for collaborative planning of construction transport. The prototype facilitates a "shared deliberation space" by identifying alternatives and assessing predicted consequences, which supports a collaborative urban planning process. Based on the research conducted, we claim that the responsibility of construction transport planning should be taken by the municipality, i.e., the urban planning and traffic planning functions.

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  • 17.
    Fredriksson, Anna
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Science and Technology, Communications and Transport Systems. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.
    Huge-Brodin, Maria
    Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Logistics & Quality Management. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.
    Green construction logistics – a multi-actor challenge2022In: Research in Transportation Business and Management (RTBM), ISSN 2210-5395, E-ISSN 2210-5409, Vol. 45, article id 100830Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Construction transport have a severe environmental impact. To address the environmental problems requires that the complexity of construction, including the many different actors and their goals, is captured. The purpose of this article is to propose a new conceptual model for construction logistics systems, with the aim of advancing the transition to more environmentally friendly construction transport. The conceptual model was developed based on different theoretical frameworks, and also improved based on practitioner's workshops. The conceptual model is based on five interconnected layers of activities: urban land use; construction; construction supply chain; transport; and infrastructure and three subsystems. The model indicates on what layers different actors in the subsystems act and how different actors can influence the environmental performance of construction logistics systems by their decisions. In relation to similar multi-layer models, construction logistics also need to embrace municipal actors. For example, the traffic planning may offer available infrastructure to improve fill rates and energy efficiency, but fill rate is the direct result of the suppliers decisions, which is indirectly affected by the main contractor's schedule. In particular, modal split is influenced by a range of decisions by different actors, complicating the selection of a more environmentally friendly transport mode.

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  • 18.
    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.

  • 19.
    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.
    Fufa, Selamawit Mamo
    Sintef, Oslo, Norway.
    Venås, Christoffer
    Omsorgsbygg, Norway.
    Brusselears, Nicholas
    Vrieje Universitet Brussels, Belgium.
    Deliverable 1.2: Application of scenarios of construction logistics2021Report (Other academic)
  • 20.
    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.
    Lundberg, Kristina
    Ecoloop.
    Eriksson, Linnea
    VTI.
    Circular soil and rock masses – a public-private relational mess2023Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Sweden is at EU bottom of circular soil and rock masses. The purpose of this study is to capture the relationship between the overall system and subsystems of circular soil and rock masses to identify barriers to establishing efficient circular soil and rock material flows. The main hinders are lateness of action, legislation, and lack of information sharing. This together creates a relational mess between the subsystems, leading to a lack of understanding of how to act. The relations must be clarified before public procurement will have its intended impact to increase circularity and decrease transport emissions.

  • 21.
    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.
    Nolz, Pamela
    St. Pölten University of Applied Sciences, St. Pölten, Austria; AIT Austrian Institute of Technology, Vienna, Austria.
    de Radiguès de Chennevière, Philippine
    Vrije Universiteit Brussel, MOBI, Brussels, Belgium.
    van Lier, Tom
    Vrije Universiteit Brussel, MOBI, Brussels, Belgium.
    Macharis, Cathy
    Vrije Universiteit Brussel, MOBI, Brussels, Belgium.
    Creating stakeholder awareness in construction logistics by means of the MAMCA2021In: City and Environment Interactions, ISSN 2590-2520, Vol. 11Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The temporariness of construction supply chains, in combination with the multiplicity of stakeholders complicates the organization of construction logistics. The problem for cities today is not the construction materials’ transports as such, it is how to ensure accessibility and mobility for stakeholders during the construction time. In general, there is no tradition of including different stakeholder perspectives when evaluating construction logistics setups. However, in other urban freight transport applications, multi-stakeholder dialogues are more common, and one methodology suggested and used as a Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis (MCDA) method is the Multi-Actor Multi-Criteria Analysis (MAMCA). In this paper we develop a customized methodology for applying MAMCA in a construction logistics context, gradually refining the methodology along five cases in three different countries. We show how MAMCA must be adapted to fit the construction context. The main differences are: (1) predefined construction logistics alternatives, (2) predefined actors and criteria groups, and (3) the possibility of using the method in role play to create awareness of stakeholder views in homogenous groups. The methodology proved to be valuable for (1) identifying relevant stakeholders and their criteria, (2) identifying and understanding stakeholders’ preferences regarding construction logistics, and (3) creating awareness of the need to initiate construction logistics in a project. Furthermore, it showed the need to clarify whom is to take responsibility for initiating the use of construction logistics setups.

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  • 22.
    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.
    Rudberg, Martin
    Linköping University, Department of Science and Technology, Communications and Transport Systems. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.
    Characterizing third-party logistics setups in the context of construction2021In: International Journal of Physical Distribution & Logistics Management, ISSN 0960-0035, E-ISSN 1758-664X, Vol. 51, no 4, p. 325-349Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Purpose The use of third-party logistics (TPL) setups in construction has increased but is still a new phenomenon. The purpose was to increase understanding of how structural and management dimensions are related in CLSs by describing how CTPL setups are used. Design/methodology/approach Ten dimensions to describe and structure CLSs were identified from the literature and used to structure a cross-case analysis of 13 Swedish CLSs. Findings The main findings are: (1) there are three typical initiators of CLSs: municipalities, developers and contractors; (2) CLSs are drivers for service differentiation and modularization among TPL providers as construction specific services are required; (3) CLSs play a new role in construction by coordinating logistics activities between the construction project and the vicinity of the site. Research limitations/implications The study is based on 13 cases in the Swedish construction context. Additional studies of CLSs in other countries are needed. Practical implications The ten dimensions can be used as a guide in designing a CLS and in determining the order of design decisions. The identification and structuring of CTPL services also exemplify the variety of service offerings. Originality/value This is one of the first cross-case analyses of CLSs enabling the characterization of CTPL setups. This study identifies how different services included in the setup relate to the roles of SCM and logistics in construction.

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  • 23.
    Fredriksson, Anna
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Science and Technology, Communications and Transport Systems. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.
    Jenny, Bäckstrand
    Jönköping University, Jönköping, Sweden.
    The role of supplier information availability for construction supply chain performance2022In: Production planning & control (Print), ISSN 0953-7287, E-ISSN 1366-5871, Vol. 33, no 9-10, p. 863-874Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The lack of coordination of the construction supply chain (CSC) creates a chain of problems. The purpose of this paper is to contribute to knowledge about coordination within CSCs and how the lack thereof can impact their supply chain performance. Coordination encompasses several different mechanisms, whereof focus here have been information sharing with the unit of analysis suppliers’ information availability. Four suppliers active within the CSC, delivering to several different projects have been studied. These represent two different delivery patterns, continuous and intermittent deliveries. Based on the analysis of their information availability are two propositions made; 1) due to the loose couplings and the lack of understanding among main contractors of the value of information sharing, suppliers with continuous supply have an information advantage due to their presence on site, 2) suppliers can enhance their information availability, by increasing their service offering to customers.

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  • 24.
    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)
  • 25.
    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.  

  • 26.
    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.

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  • 27.
    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)
  • 28.
    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.

  • 29.
    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.

  • 30.
    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 production2019In: Journal of Global Operations and Strategic Sourcing, ISSN 2398-5364, E-ISSN 2398-5372, Vol. 12, no 1, p. 151-171Article 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.

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  • 31.
    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.

  • 32.
    Fredriksson, Anna
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Science and Technology, Communications and Transport Systems. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.
    Nolz, Pamela C.
    AIT Austrian Inst Technol, Austria; St Polten Univ Appl Sci, Austria.
    Seragiotto, Clovis
    AIT Austrian Inst Technol, Austria.
    A mixed method evaluation of economic and environmental considerations in construction transport planning: The case of Ostlänken2021In: Sustainable cities and society, ISSN 2210-6707, Vol. 69, article id 102840Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Among the construction related transports, the transport of soil and rock materials stand for a major part. The purpose of this study is to develop an approach enabling scenario analysis of the relation between storage location and soil and rock material transport planning. The study follows a sequential exploratory mixed methods design. First a literature review and a qualitative case study identifies the problem. Second a quantitative optimization method is used to evaluate possible scenarios showing the interdependence between storage location costs and transport impact. The study has two main contributions, the mixed methods approach to evaluate economic and environmental considerations in an infrastructure project and the scenario analysis of different options for inventory control and transport. The presented study adds knowledge to transport efficiency of rock and soil materials.

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  • 33.
    Fredriksson, Anna
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Science and Technology, Communications and Transport Systems. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.
    Sezer, Ahmet Anil
    Linköping University, Department of Science and Technology, Communications and Transport Systems. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.
    Angelakis, Vangelis
    Linköping University, Department of Science and Technology, Communications and Transport Systems. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.
    Gundlegård, David
    Linköping University, Department of Science and Technology, Communications and Transport Systems. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.
    Construction related urban disturbances: Identification and linking with an IoT-model2022In: Automation in Construction, ISSN 0926-5805, E-ISSN 1872-7891, Vol. 134, article id 104038Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    While being a significant part of the urban development, construction projects disturb different stakeholders in various ways. There are three problems associated with construction disturbances: (i) most of these disturbances are not recognised by the people causing them, (ii) they are not monitored and (iii) if they are to be monitored, data is spread among stakeholders. This paper defines what a disturbance is, presents a list of disturbances, linking disturbances to stakeholders and, categorising them based on their distance from construction sites (responding to (i)). Next, a IoT domain model is developed, demonstrating how IoT in construction needs to be combined with the sensors of smart cities to capture the primitives of these disturbances (responding to (iii)). This is a first step towards enabling large-scale data-gathering of construction transport disturbances (responding to (ii)), which is a necessity to predict them and allow better construction transport planning to decrease disturbances.

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  • 34.
    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.

     

  • 35.
    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.

  • 36.
    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.

  • 37.
    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.

  • 38.
    Gremyr, Ida
    et al.
    Chalmers Univ Technol, Sweden.
    Bäckstrand, Jenny
    Jonkoping Univ, Sweden.
    Fredriksson, Anna
    Linköping University, Department of Science and Technology, Communications and Transport Systems. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.
    Gatenholm, Gabriella
    Chalmers Univ Technol, Sweden.
    Halldorsson, Arni
    Chalmers Univ Technol, Sweden.
    Blueprinting construction logistics services for quality improvement2023In: Construction Management and Economics, ISSN 0144-6193, E-ISSN 1466-433X, Vol. 41, no 1, p. 60-78Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Construction logistics services can, if implemented with high quality, positively impact both efficiency and sustainability of construction projects. However, present quality management frameworks have not been developed for temporary multi-actor contexts, such as construction, which is largely lacking industrialised processes. Still, construction logistics service providers provide service offerings to temporary settings and could thus benefit from a service quality perspective. Applying this perspective, this study supports the quality improvement of construction logistics services by using a service modularity approach to identify the services to prioritise for improvement. Building on interviews, concept mapping, and a service blueprint of a construction logistics setup, a priority matrix for improvements is developed. The first step in using this matrix is to operationalise the construction logistics setup in modules based on blueprinting. Second, the matrix evaluates the modules against nine empirically derived improvement enablers such as practices and forums for learning, and data measurements enabling the comparison and followup of construction logistics services. In conclusion, the priority matrix helps focus the improvements on modules with high likelihood of successful improvements. Improvements that can become sustained over time through the reuse of standardised modules in upcoming projects.

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  • 39.
    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.

  • 40.
    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. 89-109Article 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.

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  • 41.
    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 in urban development projects – learning from, or repeating, past mistakes of city logistics?2021In: The International Journal of Logistics Management, ISSN 0957-4093, Vol. 33, no 5, p. 49-68Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Purpose – The construction industry is reluctant to utilize construction logistics centres (CLC). To understand why, the purpose of the study is to increase the understanding of drivers and challenges of CLC utilization.

    Design/methodology/approach – Adopting an activity-based cost methodology, nine construction projects’ CLC utilization in a Swedish urban development project is analyzed for a time period of three years (2013–2016).

    Findings – There is a difference between drivers and challenges for implementing and utilizing CLCs, which are often implemented to reduce third-party disturbances. The drivers to utilize a CLC, however, stem from achieving efficient logistics. The authors identify two different utilization strategies; the CLC is used either for just-in-time (JIT) deliveries or as a consolidation point.

    Research limitations/implications – The study shows that construction logistics is to some extent repeating some mistakes of its big brother, city logistics. The study hypothesizes that there are differences between CLC implementation and utilization drivers and challenges that are often overlooked, which can explain the lack of CLC utilization.

    Practical implications – The study shows that it is crucial for construction projects to develop and formulate a logistics strategy for how to utilize the setup, i.e. deciding whether to use the setup as aconsolidation point leading to fewer deliveries and more materials on-site, or as JIT, leading to more deliveriesbut fewer materials on-site.

    Social implications – CLCs can reduce environmental impact and third-party disturbances. However, tomake this come true, acceptance among the users is needed. The study provides understanding of drivers and barriers for CLC implementation and utilization that can increase acceptance among users (i.e. construction projects).

    Originality/value – The current study is one of the first studies to analyze CLC utilization.

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  • 42.
    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.

  • 43.
    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.
    Teaching supply chain management through megagames2023Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The purpose of this paper is to provide insights into how supply chain management canbe taught using megagames as a pedagogical motor. This study has had a longitudinalaction research approach to student centred learning as it builds on a previous paper onintroducing a theme of cross-functional decision-making through combining lectures,case assignment, and computer-based tools. Combining case work and the megagame hasled to activity independence and room for new reflections. What can be seen is thatexchanging the computer-based tool for a megagame has allowed students a deeperunderstanding of not only decision-making, but also decision-formulation.

  • 44.
    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.
    Billger, Monica
    Chalmers University, Sweden.
    Brusselaers, Nicolas
    Vrije Universiteit Brussels, Belgium.
    Selamawit Mamo, Fufa
    Sintef, Norway.
    Al Fahel, Rodrigue
    Closer, Sweden.
    Mommens, Koen
    Vrije Universiteit Brussels, Belgium.
    Smart Construction Logistics Governance: A systems view of construction logistics in urban development2021Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    To reduce disturbances and impact from construction transports during urban development, logistics flows need to be managed and controlled efficiently. One way to do so is using construction logistics setups. However, these rarely take both initiator and end-user perspectives into consideration. The paper builds on a longitudinal multiple-case study with cases from Belgium, Norway, and Sweden. The cases provide insights on different tools and approaches for gathering stakeholder input, simulation and forecasting of transport volumes, what type of services are needed in urban construction projects, and different governance measures and incentives. A cross-case analysis was performed to find similarities and differences between the countries. The result of the study is a conceptual framework, presenting a systems overview of the decision routes in urban development linked to construction logistics.

  • 45.
    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.
    Billger, Monica
    Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden.
    Brusselears, Nicholas
    Vrieje Universität Brussels, Belgium.
    Fufa, Selamawit Mamo
    SINTEF, Norway.
    Al Fahel, Rodrigue
    Closer, Sweden.
    Mommens, Koen
    Vrije Universiteit Brussels, Belgium.
    Smart construction logistics governance: A systems view of construction logistics in urban development2021In: Proceedings of the 57th ISOCARP World Planning Congress, 2021Conference paper (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    To reduce disturbances and impact from construction transports during urban development, logistics flows need to be managed and controlled efficiently. One way to do so is using construction logistics setups. However, these rarely take both initiator and end-user perspectives into consideration. The paper builds on a longitudinal multiple-case study with cases from Belgium, Norway, and Sweden. The cases provide insights on different tools and approaches for gathering stakeholder input, simulation and forecasting of transport volumes, what type of services are needed in urban construction projects, and different governance measures and incentives. A cross-case analysis was performed to find similarities and differences between the countries. The result of the study is a conceptual framework, presenting a systems overview of the decision routes in urban development linked to construction logistics.

  • 46.
    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.

  • 47.
    Janné, Mats
    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.
    Fredriksson, Anna
    Linköping University, Department of Science and Technology, Communications and Transport Systems. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.
    Lundberg, Kristina
    EcoLoop, Stockholm, Sweden.
    The Potential of Mass Logistics Centres to Increase Transport Efficiency2022Conference paper (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Purpose

    Lately, mass logistics centres (MLCs) have emerged to increase transport efficiency in soil and rock (mass) material transports. However, the impact of these MLCs has received limited attention. The purpose of this study is to explore the potential of MLCs to increase transport efficiency in terms of number of transports, distance travelled, transport work, and emissions.

    Design/methodology/approach

    The purpose is fulfilled through a scenario analysis of an MLC and its effect on distance travelled, transport work, fuel consumption, and emissions as well as the traditional measure of number of transports. 

    Findings

    The study finds that the traditional transport efficiency measure “number of transports” is insufficient in describing transport efficiency in MLCs and similar logistics setups. A logistics centre will lead to more transports but with the correct setup, transport work, distance travelled, fuel consumption and emissions can be reduced.

    Research limitations/implications

    This study is limited to one MLC in Sweden. Future research should investigate other MLCs and go deeper into how MLCs should be designed to increase transport efficiency.

    Practical implications

    Contractors and municipalities can find support on how to evaluate the transport efficiency effects an MLC has.

    Social implications

    This study is an important step in analysing the potential of MLCs as a tool for reducing the negative impact of mass transports. 

    Originality

    This is one of the first in-depth studies of how MLCs affect mass transport flows from a transport efficiency perspective. 

  • 48.
    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.

  • 49.
    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

  • 50.
    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.

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