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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
von Haartman, R., Niss, C. & Bengtsson, L. (2020). Innovative suppliers and industry 4.0: Developing digital capabilities for increased innovation. In: : . Paper presented at EurOMA 2020, 29-30 June 2020, Warwick, UK (online).
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Innovative suppliers and industry 4.0: Developing digital capabilities for increased innovation
2020 (English)Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

While it is known that ‘innovative suppliers’ can contribute to their customers’ innovation processes, and that internal capabilities are important, it is not well understood what these capabilities are. Based on a survey of Swedish manufacturing firms, the paper finds that ‘innovative suppliers’ tend to have more digital capabilities than other firms and that there is a positive relation between digital capabilities and innovation performance. The study furthers knowledge on the implications of increased industrial digitalisation on ‘innovative suppliers’ and contributes to a practical understanding of the capabilities needed for ‘innovative suppliers’.

Keywords
Supplier, Digitalization, Innovation, Industry 4.0
National Category
Other Mechanical Engineering
Research subject
Intelligent Industry
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-33377 (URN)
Conference
EurOMA 2020, 29-30 June 2020, Warwick, UK (online)
Available from: 2020-08-26 Created: 2020-08-26 Last updated: 2020-08-27Bibliographically approved
von Haartman, R., Wang, W., Bengtsson, L., Niss, C. & Herdin, G. (2020). One size does not even fit one: Supply chain strategies in the decline phase. International Journal of Manufacturing Technology and Management (IJMTM), 34(1), 25-45
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2020 (English)In: International Journal of Manufacturing Technology and Management (IJMTM), ISSN 1368-2148, E-ISSN 1741-5195, Vol. 34, no 1, p. 25-45Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Given that aligning supply chain strategies with changing productcharacteristics across the phases of the product life cycle is increasinglyimportant, this study investigates the changes in supply and demand uncertaintywhen a product enters the decline phase and how these changes in turn affectthe supply chain strategies applied. Based on four case studies, the analysisreveals that the uncertainties increase in three of four cases when the productenters the decline phase, and that the type of uncertainty, as well as the relatedchallenges, depends on the product’s initial uncertainty of supply and demand.This implies that companies need to redesign their supply chain strategiestowards either more lean or more agile supply chains, or combinations thereof,when the products are declining.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
InderScience, 2020
Keywords
supply chain strategy; product life cycle; PLC; decline phase; lean; agile; demand uncertainty; supply uncertainty; product characteristics
National Category
Business Administration Other Mechanical Engineering
Research subject
Intelligent Industry
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-31924 (URN)10.1504/IJMTM.2020.105818 (DOI)2-s2.0-85082169176 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2020-02-20 Created: 2020-02-20 Last updated: 2022-09-09Bibliographically approved
Lozano, R., Petterssén, S., Jonsäll, A., Niss, C. & Bergström, B. (2019). Moving to a quintuple helix approach in SPP: Collaboration and LCC for lighting procurements. In: Cost and EU Public Procurement Law: Life-Cycle Costing for Sustainability: (pp. 81-99). Taylor and Francis
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2019 (English)In: Cost and EU Public Procurement Law: Life-Cycle Costing for Sustainability, Taylor and Francis , 2019, p. 81-99Chapter in book (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Sustainability is aimed at addressing environmental and socio-economic issues of this generation and future ones. Sustainability requires the engagement of stakeholders, as highlighted by Agenda 21 where stakeholder engagement and participation in economic, environmental and social change as one of its most important themes. The purchasing power of public-sector organizations can increase considerable the demand for sustainable products and services can be promoted, set a trend for other organizations and enlarge the market for sustainable products or services. Collaboration is a sine qua non of sustainable public procurement, since it harvests its benefits from differences in perspectives, knowledge and approaches, solving problems while at the same time offering benefits to all those involved in the process. Most sustainable public procurement discussion have focused on the interactions between procurer and suppliers. The triple helix helps to explain to the relations between university-industry-government. It also represents social innovation. The quadruple helix model is an extension of the triple helix, where the fourth helix of civil society is added. The quintuple helix model is based on the earlier helix models but are also take natural environments of society into account. This includes stakeholders such as local communities, employees, shareholders, business partners, suppliers, customers, public authorities and NGOs. The aim of this chapter is to contribute to SPP by proposing to move from engaging only supplier and procurer to a collaborative approach of the quadruple helix. The chapter is empirically based on a function procurement project (of lightening) in Bollnäs, Sweden, focusing foremost on economic sustainability and aiming to develop a quadruple helix model of public procurement. The Bollnäs municipality had a need for changing old roof and lightning and makes the schools and preschools local more flexible for different activities and individual needs. The procurement was done in a collaborative quintuple helix process and focusing on innovation within a holistic approach. The procurement was designed to achieve an effect on flexibility/modularity, sustainability in environment aspect and increased knowledge. The smallest company/supplier was able to win the contact because the process focused on new solutions/innovation. To work in collaborative quintuple helix process give a higher effect and outcome than just the contract. The stakeholders who participate in the process increased their knowledge and changed their mind set to a more holistic point of view, sustainable thinking. © 2020 selection and editorial matter, Marta Andhov, Roberto Caranta and Anja Wiesbrock; individual chapters, the contributors. All rights reserved.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Taylor and Francis, 2019
National Category
Economics and Business
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-31981 (URN)10.4324/9780429060045-5 (DOI)000514633400006 ()2-s2.0-85079310624 (Scopus ID)9780429595899 (ISBN)9780367181987 (ISBN)
Available from: 2020-03-03 Created: 2020-03-03 Last updated: 2023-03-20Bibliographically approved
Bengtsson, L., von Haartman, R., Niss, C. & Alieva, J. (2018). Digitalisation of production: The significance of CI capability and teamwork. In: : . Paper presented at 19th International CINet Conference 'Continuous Innovation: Spinning out and spinning in', 9-11 September, 2018, Dublin, Ireland.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Digitalisation of production: The significance of CI capability and teamwork
2018 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
National Category
Other Mechanical Engineering
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-27625 (URN)
Conference
19th International CINet Conference 'Continuous Innovation: Spinning out and spinning in', 9-11 September, 2018, Dublin, Ireland
Available from: 2018-08-09 Created: 2018-08-09 Last updated: 2022-09-09Bibliographically approved
Lozano, R., Pettersen, S., Jonsall, A. & Niss, C. (2018). Moving to a quadruple/quintuple helix in Sustainable Public Procurement. In: : . Paper presented at Developing Life Cycle Analysis, 29-31 August 2018, Berlin, Germany.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Moving to a quadruple/quintuple helix in Sustainable Public Procurement
2018 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Other academic)
National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-26545 (URN)
Conference
Developing Life Cycle Analysis, 29-31 August 2018, Berlin, Germany
Available from: 2018-05-07 Created: 2018-05-07 Last updated: 2018-06-05Bibliographically approved
Bengtsson, L., von Haartman, R., Niss, C. & Alieva, J. (2018). People still matters: Digital transformation of production requires CI capabilities and teamwork. In: : . Paper presented at XXIX ISPIM Innovation Conference 'Innovation, The Name of The Game', 17-20 June, 2018, Stockholm, Sweden.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>People still matters: Digital transformation of production requires CI capabilities and teamwork
2018 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
National Category
Other Mechanical Engineering
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-27624 (URN)
Conference
XXIX ISPIM Innovation Conference 'Innovation, The Name of The Game', 17-20 June, 2018, Stockholm, Sweden
Available from: 2018-08-09 Created: 2018-08-09 Last updated: 2022-09-09Bibliographically approved
Bredin, K., Enberg, C., Niss, C. & Söderlund, J. (2017). Knowledge Integration at Work: Individual Project Competence in Agile Projects. In: Fredrik Tell, Christian Berggren, Stefano Brusoni, Andrew Van de Ven (Ed.), Managing Knowledge Integration Across Boundaries: (pp. 206-226). New York: Oxford University Press
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Knowledge Integration at Work: Individual Project Competence in Agile Projects
2017 (English)In: Managing Knowledge Integration Across Boundaries / [ed] Fredrik Tell, Christian Berggren, Stefano Brusoni, Andrew Van de Ven, New York: Oxford University Press, 2017, p. 206-226Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
New York: Oxford University Press, 2017
Keywords
project, agile, project competence, project work, knowledge
National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-25825 (URN)978-0-19-878597-2 (ISBN)
Funder
Riksbankens Jubileumsfond
Available from: 2017-06-09 Created: 2017-12-18 Last updated: 2018-03-13Bibliographically approved
von Haartman, R., Bengtsson, L. & Niss, C. (2016). Digital or lean? Lean practices and adoption of digital technologies in assembly- and process-based industries. In: : . Paper presented at The 5th World Conference on P&OM, co-organized by POMS, EurOMA and JOMS, September 6-10th, 2016, Havanna, Cuba.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Digital or lean? Lean practices and adoption of digital technologies in assembly- and process-based industries
2016 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
National Category
Other Mechanical Engineering
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-22731 (URN)
Conference
The 5th World Conference on P&OM, co-organized by POMS, EurOMA and JOMS, September 6-10th, 2016, Havanna, Cuba
Available from: 2016-11-11 Created: 2016-11-11 Last updated: 2022-09-15Bibliographically approved
von Haartman, R., Bengtsson, L. & Niss, C. (2016). Lean practices as requisites for the use of digital technology in production. In: Proceedings of the 23rd EurOMA conference: Trondheim. Paper presented at EurOMA 2016 - Interactions, 17-22 of June 2016, Trondheim, Norway.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Lean practices as requisites for the use of digital technology in production
2016 (English)In: Proceedings of the 23rd EurOMA conference: Trondheim, 2016Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Lean production principles has for a long time been hailed as a solution for improving efficiency and competitiveness in manufacturing firms. Recently, however, advanced digital solutions have received more space in the spotlight. Does this mean that the era of Lean is over or just changed character? The purpose of this paper is to, based on a large scale survey of manufacturing units in Europe, explore the relationship between the use of Lean production practices and the technological practices associated with the use of digital technologies in production. The study shows that lean practices are strong predictors of firms’ introduction of digital technologies in production by manufacturing firms. The results indicate that lean, as defined in this paper, may indeed be a prerequisite for digital technologies used in production.

National Category
Other Mechanical Engineering
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-22194 (URN)
Conference
EurOMA 2016 - Interactions, 17-22 of June 2016, Trondheim, Norway
Available from: 2016-08-08 Created: 2016-08-08 Last updated: 2022-09-15Bibliographically 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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