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Jazairy, A., Persson, E., Brho, M., von Haartman, R. & Hilletofth, P. (2024). Drones in last-mile delivery: a systematic literature review from a logistics management perspective. The International Journal of Logistics Management
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2024 (English)In: The International Journal of Logistics Management, ISSN 0957-4093Article in journal (Refereed) Epub ahead of print
Abstract [en]

Purpose

This study presents a systematic literature review (SLR) of the interdisciplinary literature on drones in last-mile delivery (LMD) to extrapolate pertinent insights from and into the logistics management field.

Design/methodology/approach

Rooting their analytical categories in the LMD literature, the authors performed a deductive, theory refinement SLR on 307 interdisciplinary journal articles published during 2015–2022 to integrate this emergent phenomenon into the field.FindingsThe authors derived the potentials, challenges and solutions of drone deliveries in relation to 12 LMD criteria dispersed across four stakeholder groups: senders, receivers, regulators and societies. Relationships between these criteria were also identified.

Research limitations/implications

This review contributes to logistics management by offering a current, nuanced and multifaceted discussion of drones' potential to improve the LMD process together with the challenges and solutions involved.

Practical implications

The authors provide logistics managers with a holistic roadmap to help them make informed decisions about adopting drones in their delivery systems. Regulators and society members also gain insights into the prospects, requirements and repercussions of drone deliveries.

Originality/value

This is one of the first SLRs on drone applications in LMD from a logistics management perspective.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Emerald, 2024
National Category
Other Mechanical Engineering Economics and Business
Research subject
Intelligent Industry
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-43808 (URN)10.1108/ijlm-04-2023-0149 (DOI)001160422800001 ()
Available from: 2024-02-18 Created: 2024-02-18 Last updated: 2024-02-22Bibliographically approved
Jazairy, A., Pohjosenperä, T., Sassali, J., Juga, J. & von Haartman, R. (2023). Driving the talk: examining professional truck drivers' motivations to engage in eco-driving. International Journal of Physical Distribution & Logistics Management, 53(11), 98-124
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2023 (English)In: International Journal of Physical Distribution & Logistics Management, ISSN 0960-0035, E-ISSN 1758-664X, Vol. 53, no 11, p. 98-124Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Purpose

This research examines what motivates professional truck drivers to engage in eco-driving by linking their self-reports with objective driving scores.

Design/methodology/approach

Theory of Planned Behavior (TPB) is illustrated in an embedded, single-case study of a Finnish carrier with 17 of its truck drivers. Data are obtained through in-depth interviews with drivers, their fuel-efficiency scores generated by fleet telematics and a focus group session with the management.

Findings

Discrepancies between drivers’ intentions and eco-driving behaviors are illustrated in a two-by-two matrix that classifies drivers into four categories: ideal eco-drivers, wildcards, wannabes and non-eco-drivers. Attitudes, subjective norms and perceived behavioral control are examined for drivers within each category, revealing that drivers’ perceptions did not always align with the reality of their driving.Research limitations/implicationsThis study strengthens the utility of TPB through data triangulation while also revealing the theory’s inherent limitations in elucidating the underlying causes of its three antecedents and their impact on the variance in driving behaviors.

Practical implications

Managerial insights are offered to fleet managers and eco-driving solution providers to stipulate the right conditions for drivers to enhance fuel-efficiency outcomes of transport fleets.

Originality/value

This is one of the first studies to give a voice to professional truck drivers about their daily eco-driving practice.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Emerald, 2023
Keywords
Transport, Theory of planned behavior, Freight, Environmental sustainability, Finland
National Category
Transport Systems and Logistics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-42399 (URN)10.1108/ijpdlm-07-2022-0236 (DOI)001002153900001 ()2-s2.0-85161065162 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2023-06-22 Created: 2023-06-22 Last updated: 2023-11-23Bibliographically approved
von Haartman, R., Samen, L., Bengtsson, L. & Eriksson, S. (2023). Visual management in the era of industry 4.0: Perceived advantages and disadvantages of digital boards. International Journal of Advanced Operations Management (IJAOM), 15(1), 24-41
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Visual management in the era of industry 4.0: Perceived advantages and disadvantages of digital boards
2023 (English)In: International Journal of Advanced Operations Management (IJAOM), ISSN 1758-938X, E-ISSN 1758-9398, Vol. 15, no 1, p. 24-41Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to investigate digitalized visual management, with a focus on the relative advantages and disadvantages of digital and analogue boards in manufacturing.

Design/methodology/approach: The case study of this paper was conducted at two different business units within the same large multinational company, Sandvik. Data was collected through 15 unstructured and semi-structured interviews with managers and machine operators.

Findings: More advantages than disadvantages with digital boards were found. Only two disadvantages are absolute, while the other disadvantages can be counteracted to some extent.

Originality: Currently there is a shortage of studies exploring advantages and disadvantages of digital boards as visualization tools

Research limitations/implications: This paper is based on a single case study focusing on stoppage causes, and thus cannot be fully generalised to all manufacturing companies or all contexts. The actual performance effects of analogue and digital boards were not examined in this paper.

Practical implications: The findings are applicable to for managers considering investing in digital boards in manufacturing, to be used for continuous improvement but also for other production-related applications.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Inderscience, 2023
Keywords
Continuous improvement, Visual management, Kaizen, Improvement boards, Industry 4.0, Lean manufacturing, Digital Lean, Display boards in production
National Category
Other Mechanical Engineering Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics Business Administration
Research subject
Intelligent Industry
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-40040 (URN)10.1504/IJAOM.2023.10052710 (DOI)2-s2.0-85153769010 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2022-09-29 Created: 2022-09-29 Last updated: 2023-05-08Bibliographically approved
Alieva, J. & von Haartman, R. (2022). Waste under the impact of digital technologies: Evidence from European manufacturing survey (EMS). In: The proceedings of the 29th international EurOMA conference: . Paper presented at 29th International EurOMA Conference, 1-6 July 2022, Berlin.
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2022 (English)In: The proceedings of the 29th international EurOMA conference, 2022Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This paper is based on European Manufacturing Survey collected in 2019 for five countries -Sweden, Spain, Croatia, Austria, and Slovenia. The study reveals that majority of companieshave technologies that allow them automatically to collect data. Companies are also using thedata for different purposes, and often more than one purposes. We also found that many ofcommonly used digital technologies are also associated with automatically collected data.Although the literature suggests that ignorance of data collection may lead to defects, we findno connection to actual waste in this study.

Keywords
Lean Waste, Digital Waste, Digital Technologies
National Category
Other Mechanical Engineering Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics Business Administration
Research subject
Intelligent Industry
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-40041 (URN)
Conference
29th International EurOMA Conference, 1-6 July 2022, Berlin
Available from: 2022-09-29 Created: 2022-09-29 Last updated: 2022-09-29Bibliographically approved
Alieva, J. & von Haartman, R. (2021). Digital collaboration within the supply chain: unlocking the hidden lean potential. International Journal of Advanced Operations Management (IJAOM), 13(1), 1-20
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Digital collaboration within the supply chain: unlocking the hidden lean potential
2021 (English)In: International Journal of Advanced Operations Management (IJAOM), ISSN 1758-938X, E-ISSN 1758-9398, Vol. 13, no 1, p. 1-20Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Collaboration in a supply chain plays an important role for manufacturing companies that are simultaneously implementing lean and running enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems. This research aims to discover whether the usage of ERP at a supply chain level can boost internal hidden lean potential. Empirical data were obtained from three manufacturing cases in Sweden. The results show that ERP technology usage has a significant impact on discovering hidden lean potential of three types: unlocked hidden lean potential in an unconnected ERP system, unlocked hidden lean potential in a connected ERP system, and unlocked hidden lean potential in a shared ERP system. The findings indicate manufacturers should devote more effort to ensuring active usage of ERP systems internally as well as externally with their customers and suppliers. The transparency and collaboration provided by an ERP system will help these companies become leaner.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Inderscience, 2021
Keywords
lean manufacturing, digital technologies, supply chain, enterprise resource planning, ERP, information exchange, waste, collaboration, business strategy
National Category
Economics and Business
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-35817 (URN)10.1504/IJAOM.2021.113663 (DOI)2-s2.0-85102786325 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2021-05-19 Created: 2021-05-19 Last updated: 2022-12-05Bibliographically approved
von Haartman, R., Bengtsson, L. & Niss, C. (2021). Lean practices and the adoption of digital technologies in production. International Journal of Services and Operations Management, 40(2), 286-304
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2021 (English)In: International Journal of Services and Operations Management, ISSN 1744-2370, Vol. 40, no 2, p. 286-304Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The use of Lean principles has long enabled the improvement of efficiency and competitiveness in manufacturing firms, but during the last decade, advanced digital and automated solutions have been more in the spotlight. It has been suggested by some authors that Lean and digitalisation are mutually exclusive, although most authors now agree that the two are indeed compatible. It thus seems that the most urgent question is not whether Lean and digital technologies can be combined, but rather how. This paper uses a large-scale survey of manufacturing units in Europe to explore the relationship between three types of Lean production practices and the use of digital technologies in production. The analysis shows that three types of Lean practices – Lean flow, Lean work organisation and Lean human resource management – are strongly associated with firms’ adoption of digital technologies in production by manufacturing firms. Based on the results it is suggested that, as a theoretical explanation, a firm’s experience of Lean may act as an absorptive capacity when adopting digital technologies. A number of practical explanations are also provided, e.g., that systematic improvement efforts are also beneficial when implementing digital technologies.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Inderscience, 2021
Keywords
Digitalisation; Lean practices; manufacturing strategy; absorptive capacity; Industry 4.0
National Category
Other Mechanical Engineering
Research subject
Intelligent Industry
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-30985 (URN)10.1504/IJSOM.2021.118260 (DOI)2-s2.0-85117590227 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2019-11-18 Created: 2019-11-18 Last updated: 2021-11-01Bibliographically approved
Jazairy, A. & von Haartman, R. (2021). Measuring the gaps between shippers and logistics service providers on green logistics throughout the logistics purchasing process. International Journal of Physical Distribution & Logistics Management, 51(1), 25-47
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Measuring the gaps between shippers and logistics service providers on green logistics throughout the logistics purchasing process
2021 (English)In: International Journal of Physical Distribution & Logistics Management, ISSN 0960-0035, E-ISSN 1758-664X, Vol. 51, no 1, p. 25-47Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Purpose – The purpose of this study is to measure the gaps between the engagements of shippers (i.e.logistics buyers) and logistics service providers (LSPs) in different green logistics practices (GLPs)throughout the key phases of the logistics purchasing process: request for proposal, negotiations, contractingand execution.

Design/methodology/approach – A large-scale survey of shippers and LSPs in Sweden was conducted.Respondents were 331 firms (169 shippers, 162 LSPs). Mean values of the actors’ perceptions were analysedusing independent- and paired sample t-tests.

Findings – While this study supports previous research indicating that LSPs engage more extensively inselling GLPs than shippers do in buying them, it shows that this conclusion does not uniformly apply to allGLPs nor all purchasing phases. Three patterns emerged for the gaps between the actors’ buying-sellingengagements throughout the purchasing process: (1) steady and wide gaps, (2) steady and narrow gaps and(3) emergent gaps. Distinct GLPs were associated with each pattern. It is also shown that the prioritisation ofGLPs is fairly aligned between shippers and LSPs.

Research limitations/implications – This study contributes to the green logistics purchasing literature bysystematically and simultaneously creating three types of distinction, between (1) shippers and LSPs, (2)different GLPs and (3) different logistics purchasing phases. Future studies could replicate the analysis incountries other than Sweden.

Practical implications – Managers of shipper/LSP firms learn tips to spot the GLPs that their partnersprioritise, enabling them to modify their purchasing/marketing strategies accordingly.

Originality/value – The three types of distinction represent a novel approach in the green logisticspurchasing literature.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 2021
Keywords
Environmental sustainability, Logistics buyer, LSP, Procurement, Third-party logistics, Transport, Sweden, Survey
National Category
Other Mechanical Engineering
Research subject
Intelligent Industry
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-33378 (URN)10.1108/IJPDLM-08-2019-0237 (DOI)000563572500001 ()2-s2.0-85089577721 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2020-08-26 Created: 2020-08-26 Last updated: 2021-02-03Bibliographically approved
Jazairy, A., von Haartman, R. & Björklund, M. (2021). Unravelling collaboration mechanisms for green logistics: the perspectives of shippers and logistics service providers. International Journal of Physical Distribution & Logistics Management, 51(4), 423-448
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Unravelling collaboration mechanisms for green logistics: the perspectives of shippers and logistics service providers
2021 (English)In: International Journal of Physical Distribution & Logistics Management, ISSN 0960-0035, E-ISSN 1758-664X, Vol. 51, no 4, p. 423-448Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Purpose: The green logistics literature remains undecided on how collaboration between shippers (i.e. logistics buyers) and logistics service providers (LSPs) may facilitate green logistics practices (GLPs). This paper identifies two types of collaboration mechanisms, relation specific and knowledge sharing, to systematically examine their influence on facilitating the different types of GLPs – as seen by shippers versus LSPs. Design/methodology/approach: Survey responses of 169 shippers and 162 LSPs in Sweden were collected and analysed using exploratory- and confirmatory factor analysis, followed by multiple regression analysis. Findings: The findings reveal that neither of the actors consistently favour a certain type of collaboration mechanisms for facilitating all types of GLPs. Although it was found that both actors share the same view on the role of collaboration mechanisms for some GLPs, their views took contrasting forms for others. Research limitations/implications: This study contributes to the green logistics literature by incorporating a trilateral distinction to present collaboration recommendations for GLPs, based on (1) the collaboration mechanism at play, (2) the actor's perspective and (3) the GLP in question. Practical implications: Insights are offered to managers at shipper/LSP firms to apply the right (“fit for purpose”) collaboration mechanisms in their relationships with their logistics partners with respect to the desired GLPs. Originality/value: This is one of the first large-scale studies to systematically reveal in what way collaboration can facilitate the different types of GLPs.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Emerald, 2021
Keywords
3PL, Environmental sustainability, Green supply chain management, LSPRelational view, Survey, Sweden, Third-party logistics, Transport
National Category
Economics and Business Civil Engineering
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-35552 (URN)10.1108/IJPDLM-09-2019-0274 (DOI)000634772500001 ()2-s2.0-85103062563 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2021-04-07 Created: 2021-04-07 Last updated: 2022-09-09Bibliographically approved
Jazairy, A. & von Haartman, R. (2020). Analysing the institutional pressures on shippers and logistics service providers to implement green supply chain management practices. International Journal of Logistics, 23(1), 44-84
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Analysing the institutional pressures on shippers and logistics service providers to implement green supply chain management practices
2020 (English)In: International Journal of Logistics, ISSN 1367-5567, E-ISSN 1469-848X, Vol. 23, no 1, p. 44-84Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This paper applies institutional theory to analyse the institutional pressures (regulatory, market, competitive) experienced by two actors within supply chains: shippers (i.e. logistics buyers) and logistics service providers (LSPs). Both actors are subject to institutional pressures to adopt green supply chain management practices, which could drive shippers to purchase green logistics services from LSPs, and LSPs to provide them. Also, the two actors are influenced by various factors that moderate the level of pressures on them and the responses they undertake. This study examines these pressures and moderators in detail to analyse how they influence green logistics purchasing/providing decisions. Empirical data were obtained from eight individual cases of three shippers and five LSPs. Accordingly, we compare these pressures and moderators based on the actors’ different roles in the supply chain. The findings aim to contribute to advancing the theory through (i) incorporating the roles of the moderating factors and (ii) providing further applications within specific shipper-LSP contexts. Further, this paper aims to assist managers within shipper and LSP organisations by demonstrating how their firm and market characteristics moderate the pressures exerted on them to buy or provide green logistics services, while providing insights on issues influencing their responsiveness.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
UK: Taylor & Francis Group, 2020
Keywords
Institutional theory; GSCM; green logistics; environmental sustainability; LSP; logistics buyers; case study; contract logistics
National Category
Economics and Business
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-26225 (URN)10.1080/13675567.2019.1584163 (DOI)000508870300003 ()2-s2.0-85062345949 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2018-03-12 Created: 2018-03-12 Last updated: 2022-09-09Bibliographically approved
von Haartman, R. & Jazairy, A. (2020). Analysing the trade-off between lower emissions and cost efficiency in logistics: Results from a Swedish large-scale survey. In: : . Paper presented at NOFOMA 2020, 17-18 September, Reykjavik (online).
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Analysing the trade-off between lower emissions and cost efficiency in logistics: Results from a Swedish large-scale survey
2020 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Purpose: Greenhouse gases, such as CO2, are heating up the planet and causing sea levels to rise, and the logistics industry, although vital for contemporary society, it is also a main contributor to the problem. Shippers and logistics service providers (LSPs=) can reduce their emissions by implementing green logistics practices, but these actors also need keep a close eye on costs. The purpose of this paper is to analyse the impact of different green logistics practices on logistics emissions and cost efficiency.

Methodology: The paper is based on survey, with responses from 169 shippers and 162 LSPs in Sweden. Commonly used methods such as correlation-, principal component- and multiple regression analyses have been employed.

Findings: The findings reveal that some types of green logistics practices are strongly associated with reduced emissions, whereas others have less of an impact. Moreover, the results provide no evidence of a trade-off situation, i.e. a situation where green logistics practices would reduce emission while increasing costs.

Research limitations/implications: This paper contributes to the discussion on green logistics practices, and particularly on whether going green is costing more. This paper is based on self-reported emissions and cost-efficiency. It is recommended that future studies look at real emission data that may be available from companies’ annual reports.

Practical and Social implications: The findings provide insights to practitioners and policymakers who are seeking to reduce emissions from logistics. While it may be too optimistic to assume that cost efficiency will improve while becoming greener, there seems to be economic down-side to investing in green practices either.

Originality: Research is thus needed to simultaneously assess the relative impact of different green logistics practices on both emissions and on cost efficiency in logistics. This paper aims to fill this gap

Keywords
green logistics, environmental sustainability, logistics buyers, LSPs
National Category
Other Mechanical Engineering
Research subject
Intelligent Industry
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-33376 (URN)
Conference
NOFOMA 2020, 17-18 September, Reykjavik (online)
Available from: 2020-08-26 Created: 2020-08-26 Last updated: 2020-08-27Bibliographically approved
Projects
Design of global supply chains in Swedish engineering firms [2009-04027_Vinnova]; University of Gävle; Publications
von Haartman, R. & Bengtsson, L. (2015). The impact of global purchasing and supplier integration on product innovation. Paper presented at 20th EurOMA Conference, Operations Management at the Heart of the Recovery, 7-12 June 2013, Dublin, Ireland. International Journal of Operations & Production Management, 35(9), 1295-1311von Haartman, R. & Bengtsson, L. (2013). Global sourcing’s impact on sustainability: Vile or virtue?. In: : . Paper presented at POMS - Production and Operations Management Society, Denver, USA, May 3 – May 6, 2013.
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