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  • 1.
    Abolghasemi Kordestani, Arash
    et al.
    University of Gävle, Department of Technology and Built Environment, Ämnesavdelningen för industriell ekonomi.
    Farhat, Farshad
    University of Gävle, Department of Technology and Built Environment, Ämnesavdelningen för industriell ekonomi.
    Supply Chain Maturity and Financial Performance: Study of Swedish SMEs2009Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 15 credits / 22,5 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Purpose - The goal of this research is to demonstrate that financial performance of current year is dependent to the amount of maturity of the supply chain processes. This aim is achieved through considering current supply chain process maturities of the firm together with financial performance of prior years.

     

     

    Research question - How supply chain process maturities in relation to financial performance of prior years are related to current financial performance  

     

     

    Methodology - The deductive approach has been followed to use theories and literatures to build the hypothetical model in order to test it empirically.

    This quantitative research is benefited from the primary data of Swedish steel SMEs including the secondary data from financial ratios from Scandinavian financial database

     

     

    Findings - The effect between supply chain process maturity and current year financial performance, the effect between prior year financial performance and current year financial performance, and also total effect of prior year financial performance and supply chain process maturity on current year financial performance proved empirically.

  • 2.
    Agrali, Zahid
    et al.
    University of Gävle, Department of Technology and Built Environment, Ämnesavdelningen för industriell ekonomi.
    Zubidat, Hamza
    University of Gävle, Department of Technology and Built Environment, Ämnesavdelningen för industriell ekonomi.
    Modell för utvärdering av pallar: en utvärdering av Re-Load pallen2009Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Syftet med examensarbetet är att jämföra en ny pall (Re-Load pallen) mot EUR-pallen för att ta fram för- respektive nackdelar, samt konstatera vilket som är det bättre alternativet. Vidare skall en modell utformas som beskriver hur och vad som skall göras och vad som är viktigt att tänka på när en jämförelse mot EUR-pallen skall genomföras.  Med hjälp av modellen som tagits fram har Re-Load pallen undersökts och jämförts mot EUR-pallen.

  • 3.
    Arvidsson, Karin
    University of Gävle, Department of Technology and Built Environment, Ämnesavdelningen för industriell ekonomi.
    Att ändra examinationsform: fokus på lärandet men dilemma att betygssätta2004In: Kunskap och lärande i den högre utbildningen: lärarreflexioner från praktiken / [ed] Sara Dahlström och Göran Fransson, Gävle: Högskolan i Gävle , 2004, p. 12-18Chapter in book (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 4.
    Arvidsson, Karin
    University of Gävle, Department of Technology and Built Environment, Ämnesavdelningen för industriell ekonomi.
    Environmental management at Swedish universities2004In: International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, ISSN 1467-6370, E-ISSN 1758-6739, Vol. 5, no 1, p. 91-99Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Since1996, all Swedish public authorities, which includes most universities, have been made responsible for contributing to the sustainable development of the society. Swedish universities are thus required to submit annual environmental reports about their policies, structures and actions. This study provides a review of the activities that Swedish universities have undertaken so far. Reports from the year 2000 show that all 25 participating universities conducted the first environmental review. Most universities stopped there, although one – Mälardalen University – has gone all the way to ISO 14001 certification. The findings of the study suggest that universities, which have been participating for some years in the project, are further along the line than those that joined recently. There is also some indication that environmental-management-system (EMS) work is easier for the smaller universities, which can mobilise around a single goal.

  • 5.
    Badham, Richard
    et al.
    University of Wollongong.
    McLoughlin, Ian
    University of Wollongong.
    Niss, Camilla
    University of Gävle, Department of Technology and Built Environment, Ämnesavdelningen för industriell ekonomi.
    I´m Alright Jaques': Irony and Commitment in Changing Culture Change Programs2004In: 18th Annual Conference of the Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management (ANZAM), 2004Conference paper (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 6.
    Bengtsson, Lars
    University of Gävle, Department of Technology and Built Environment, Ämnesavdelningen för industriell ekonomi.
    ABB in Sweden: A New Start at the Old Mecca1999In: Being Local Worldwide: ABB and the Challenge of Global Management / [ed] Jacques Bélanger, Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell University Press , 1999, p. 156-178Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 7.
    Bengtsson, Lars
    University of Gävle, Department of Technology and Built Environment, Ämnesavdelningen för industriell ekonomi.
    Comparing innovation outcomes of two outsourcing strategies: the significance of integrating design and manufacturing2007In: Swedish Production Symposium: 28-30 August, 2007, Gothenburg, 2007Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 8.
    Bengtsson, Lars
    University of Gävle, Department of Technology and Built Environment, Ämnesavdelningen för industriell ekonomi.
    Outsourcing av produktion i svensk verkstadsindustri2005In: Alternativ till outsourcing / [ed] Lars Bengtsson, Christian Berggren, Johnny Lind, Malmö: Liber , 2005Chapter in book (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 9.
    Bengtsson, Lars
    University of Gävle, Department of Technology and Built Environment, Ämnesavdelningen för industriell ekonomi. University of Gävle, Center for Logistics and Innovative Production.
    Outsourcing manufacturing and its effect on engineering firm performance2008In: International Journal of Technology Management, ISSN 0267-5730, E-ISSN 1741-5276, Vol. 44, no 3-4, p. 373-390Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Despite the proclaimed advantages and popularity of outsourcing, there are few and contradictory studies of the effects. The main purpose of this paper is to analyse how outsourcing manufacturing relates to performance and innovation at the plant level. A second purpose is to analyse how this outcome relates to investments in manufacturing capability. This paper is based on the results of a large-scale survey of outsourcing and manufacturing practices among a representative sample of Swedish engineering firms. The results show mainly no significant effects from outsourcing manufacturing on plant operating performance or innovation capability. This paper, however, reveals that the firms' investments in technological and organisational capabilities explain the improvements of performance at the plant level to a significantly higher extent than outsourcing does. This paper concludes with a suggestion to further analyse the potential of combined outsourcing and manufacturing strategies.

  • 10.
    Bengtsson, Lars
    et al.
    University of Gävle, Department of Technology and Built Environment, Ämnesavdelningen för industriell ekonomi.
    Berggren, Christian
    Linköpings Universitet.
    Innovation and outsourcing: The significance of production competence in the telecom industry2006In: Proceedings of the 7th International CINet Conference in Lucca, Italy, 10-12 September, 2006Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 11.
    Bengtsson, Lars
    et al.
    University of Gävle, Department of Technology and Built Environment, Ämnesavdelningen för industriell ekonomi.
    Berggren, Christian
    Linköpings Universitet.
    Produktionens förändrade roll: mager klickfunktion eller kunskapsfabrik?2001In: Lärdilemman i arbetslivet: teoretiska och praktiska perspektiv på lärande i organisationer / [ed] Thomas Backlund, Henrik Hansson, Camilla Thunborg, Lund: Studentlitteratur , 2001, p. 149-176Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 12.
    Bengtsson, Lars
    et al.
    University of Gävle, Department of Technology and Built Environment, Ämnesavdelningen för industriell ekonomi.
    Berggren, Christian
    Rethinking outsourcing in manufacturing: A tale of two telecom firms2004In: European Management Journal, ISSN 0263-2373, E-ISSN 1873-5681, Vol. 22, no 2, p. 211-223Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 13.
    Bengtsson, Lars
    et al.
    University of Gävle, Department of Technology and Built Environment, Ämnesavdelningen för industriell ekonomi. University of Gävle, Center for Logistics and Innovative Production.
    Berggren, Christian
    University of Linköping, Department of Management and Engineering, Linköping, Sweden.
    The integrator’s new advantage: the reassessment of outsourcing and production competence in a global telecom firm2008In: European Management Journal, ISSN 0263-2373, E-ISSN 1873-5681, Vol. 26, no 5, p. 314-324Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    For a long time, the telecom equipment industry has been at the forefront of outsourcing and relocating production operations to contract manufacturing firms located in Asia and Eastern Europe. Recently, however, leading firms have begun to revise this strategy, based on their recognition of the continual importance of technological leadership and integration capabilities. Using a case study of a key company, this paper explores the dynamics of outsourcing and production strategies in the telecom equipment industry. One of the central aspects under study is the interaction of product development with industrialisation and production. The paper analyses issues such as component standardisation versus differentiation and technological integration, the value of deep integration capabilities for cost reductions, and why production competence and the rapid industrialisation of products incorporating new technologies have acquired renewed importance, despite the global trend towards lowest-cost locations.

  • 14.
    Bengtsson, Lars
    et al.
    University of Gävle, Department of Technology and Built Environment, Ämnesavdelningen för industriell ekonomi.
    Berggren, ChristianLinköpings Universitet.Lind, JohnnyHandelshögskolan i Stockholm.
    Alternativ till outsourcing2005Collection (editor) (Other academic)
  • 15.
    Bengtsson, Lars
    et al.
    University of Gävle, Department of Technology and Built Environment, Ämnesavdelningen för industriell ekonomi.
    Berggren, Christian
    Linköpings universitet.
    Lind, Johnny
    Handelshögskolan i Stockholm.
    Avveckling eller utveckling?2005In: Alternativ till outsourcing / [ed] Lars Bengtsson, Christian Berggren, Johnny Lind, Malmö: Liber , 2005, p. 148-161Chapter in book (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 16.
    Bengtsson, Lars
    et al.
    University of Gävle, Department of Technology and Built Environment, Ämnesavdelningen för industriell ekonomi.
    Berggren, Christian
    Linköpings universitet.
    Lind, Johnny
    Handelshögskolan i Stockholm.
    Introduktion2005In: Alternativ till outsourcing / [ed] Lars Bengtsson, Christian Berggren, Johnny Lind, Malmö: Liber , 2005, p. 7-16Chapter in book (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 17.
    Bengtsson, Lars
    et al.
    University of Gävle, Department of Technology and Built Environment, Ämnesavdelningen för industriell ekonomi.
    Bundy, Marie
    Ljungström, Niklas
    Den medvetna verkstaden: processorienterad produktion och produktnära informationssystem2000Report (Other academic)
  • 18.
    Bengtsson, Lars
    et al.
    University of Gävle, Department of Technology and Built Environment, Ämnesavdelningen för industriell ekonomi. University of Gävle, Center for Logistics and Innovative Production.
    Dabhilkar, Mandar
    Department of Industrial Economics and Management, Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Sweden.
    Manufacturing outsourcing and its effect on plant performance: lessons for KIBS outsourcing2009In: Journal of evolutionary economics, ISSN 0936-9937, E-ISSN 1432-1386, Vol. 19, no 2, p. 231-257Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Despite the proclaimed advantages and popularity of outsourcing manufacturing and knowledge-intensive business services, there are few and mainly contradictory studies of its short- and long-term effects. The main purpose of this paper is to analyze the way in which outsourcing manufacturing and design work relates to performance at plant level. The study is based on a large-scale survey among a representative sample of Swedish engineering plants. The results show no significant effects from outsourcing manufacturing on plant operating performance. The paper further shows that investments in technological and organizational capabilities explain the improvements of performance to a significantly higher extent than does outsourcing. The problems of additional costs and managing dependencies when applying partial outsourcing and separating interdependent key processes provide important insights to the analysis on the effects of outsourcing knowledge-intensive business services (KIBS).

  • 19.
    Bengtsson, Lars
    et al.
    University of Gävle, Department of Technology and Built Environment, Ämnesavdelningen för industriell ekonomi.
    Dabhilkar, Mandar
    KTH.
    von Haartman, Robin
    University of Gävle, Department of Technology and Built Environment, Ämnesavdelningen för industriell ekonomi.
    Exploring the outcome of four outsourcing and integration strategies in manufacturing plants2008In: R&D Management Advanced Workshop, Linköping, 15-16 September, 2008Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 20.
    Bengtsson, Lars
    et al.
    University of Gävle, Department of Technology and Built Environment, Ämnesavdelningen för industriell ekonomi.
    Köhler, Christoph
    University of Jena.
    Products, Processes and Organizational Change in the Production of Power Transformers1999In: Being Local Worldwide: ABB and the Challenge of Global Management / [ed] Jacques Bélanger, Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell University Press , 1999, p. 61-77Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 21.
    Bengtsson, Lars
    et al.
    University of Gävle, Department of Technology and Built Environment, Ämnesavdelningen för industriell ekonomi.
    Lind, JohnnyHandelshögskolan Stockholm.Samuelsson, LarsHandelshögskolan Stockholm.
    Styrning av team och processer: Teoretiska perspektiv och fallstudier2000Collection (editor) (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 22.
    Bengtsson, Lars
    et al.
    University of Gävle, Department of Technology and Built Environment, Ämnesavdelningen för industriell ekonomi.
    Ljungström, Martin
    University of Gävle, Department of Technology and Built Environment, Ämnesavdelningen för industriell ekonomi.
    Total Quality Management and Work Organization: Relationsship between TQM and Work Organization in Swedish Industrial Companies1998In: Human Factors and Ergonomics in Manufacturing, ISSN 1090-8471, E-ISSN 1520-6564, Vol. 8, no 4, p. 351-366Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This article examines the relationship between quality management strategies and changes of work and work organization in industrial companies. Nine case studies in Sweden show that companies whose aim is total quality practice three different quality strategies characterized by detailed control, motivation of employees, and reorganization. It is argued that total quality management should include redesign of the work processes, combining decentralization, group work, goal-oriented control, and skill development. This reorganization strategy not only offers a greater potential for improvement of work, but it also seems essential for improving quality and productivity in the long run. (C) 1998 John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

  • 23.
    Bengtsson, Lars
    et al.
    University of Gävle, Department of Technology and Built Environment, Ämnesavdelningen för industriell ekonomi.
    Nilsson, Göran
    Handelshögskolan Stockholm.
    Styrning i teambaserade organisationer2000In: Styrning av team och processer: Teoretiska perspektiv och fallstudier, Stockholm: EFI, Handelshögskolan , 2000, p. 39-66Chapter in book (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 24.
    Bengtsson, Lars
    et al.
    University of Gävle, Department of Technology and Built Environment, Ämnesavdelningen för industriell ekonomi.
    Niss, Camilla
    University of Gävle, Department of Technology and Built Environment, Ämnesavdelningen för industriell ekonomi.
    von Haartman, Robin
    University of Gävle, Department of Technology and Built Environment, Ämnesavdelningen för industriell ekonomi.
    Being both master and apprentice: knowledge integration in a global industrialisation process2008In: R&D Management Advanced Workshop : Integrating knowledge - challenges for R&D Management Linköping, Sweden, 15-16 September, 2008, 2008Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 25.
    Bengtsson, Lars
    et al.
    University of Gävle, Department of Technology and Built Environment, Ämnesavdelningen för industriell ekonomi. University of Gävle, Center for Logistics and Innovative Production.
    Niss, Camilla
    University of Gävle, Department of Technology and Built Environment, Ämnesavdelningen för industriell ekonomi. University of Gävle, Center for Logistics and Innovative Production.
    von Haartman, Robin
    University of Gävle, Department of Technology and Built Environment, Ämnesavdelningen för industriell ekonomi. University of Gävle, Center for Logistics and Innovative Production.
    Combining master and apprentice roles: a potential for knowledge integration in distributed manufacturing networks.2009In: Proceedings of the 10th International CINet Conference, 4-8 September, 2009, Brisbane, 2009Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 26.
    Bengtsson, Lars
    et al.
    University of Gävle, Department of Technology and Built Environment, Ämnesavdelningen för industriell ekonomi.
    von Haartman, Robin
    University of Gävle, Department of Technology and Built Environment, Ämnesavdelningen för industriell ekonomi.
    Balancing innovation and cost imperatives in manufacturing: comparing the outcomes of two outsourcing strategies2007In: Proceedings of 8th International CINet conference, Gothenburg, Sweden, 9-11 September, 2007, 2007Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 27.
    Bengtsson, Lars
    et al.
    University of Gävle, Department of Technology and Built Environment, Ämnesavdelningen för industriell ekonomi.
    von Haartman, Robin
    University of Gävle, Department of Technology and Built Environment, Ämnesavdelningen för industriell ekonomi.
    Outsourcing manufacturing and its effect on firm performance2005In: Proceedings of 6th International CINet Conference in Brighton, 2005Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 28.
    Bengtsson, Lars
    et al.
    University of Gävle, Department of Technology and Built Environment, Ämnesavdelningen för industriell ekonomi. University of Gävle, Center for Logistics and Innovative Production.
    von Haartman, Robin
    University of Gävle, Department of Technology and Built Environment, Ämnesavdelningen för industriell ekonomi. University of Gävle, Center for Logistics and Innovative Production.
    Dabhilkar, Mandar
    KTH.
    Low-Cost versus Innovation: Contrasting outsourcing and integration strategies in manufacturing2009In: Creativity and Innovation Management, ISSN 0963-1690, E-ISSN 1467-8691, Vol. 18, no 1, p. 35-47Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 29.
    Bengtsson, Lars
    et al.
    University of Gävle, Department of Technology and Built Environment, Ämnesavdelningen för industriell ekonomi.
    von Haartman, Robin
    University of Gävle, Department of Technology and Built Environment, Ämnesavdelningen för industriell ekonomi.
    Dabhilkar, Mandar
    KTH.
    Low-cost vs. Innovation: Comparing the outcome of two manufacturing outsourcing strategies2008In: Proceedings of 15th International Annual Euroma Conference: University of Groningen, the Netherlands, June 15-18, 2008, 2008, p. 10-Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 30.
    Berggren, Christian
    et al.
    Linköpings universitet.
    Bengtsson, Lars
    University of Gävle, Department of Technology and Built Environment, Ämnesavdelningen för industriell ekonomi.
    Kunskapsfabriken2000Report (Other academic)
  • 31.
    Berggren, Christian
    et al.
    Linköpings Unbiversitet.
    Bengtsson, Lars
    University of Gävle, Department of Technology and Built Environment, Ämnesavdelningen för industriell ekonomi.
    The integrator´s new advantage: Reassessing outsourcing and production competence in the global telecom industry2006In: Challenges and opportunities in R&D management: new directions for research, 2006Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 32.
    Bergman, Mikael
    University of Gävle, Department of Technology and Built Environment, Ämnesavdelningen för industriell ekonomi.
    Identifiering av kritiska framgångsfaktorer vid implementering av affärssystem: en fallstudie vid FSAB2009Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Syftet med denna studie är att identifiera ett antal kritiska framgångsfaktorer för implementering av ett nytt affärssystem, samt att utifrån dessa faktorer skapa en modell. Utgångspunkten för dessa parametrar är med fokus på användarna.

    I litteraturdelen redovisas ett antal olika projektmodeller och faktorer. För att kunna belysa de styrkor och svagheter som dessa modeller påvisar har jag granskat, analyserat och kritiserat dem, samt ställt dem emot varandra. Det som de flesta har gemensamt är att de saknar ett användarfokus.

     

    I den empiriska delen beskrivs två stycken fallstudier på Fagersta Stainless AB. Den första granskar en implementering av affärssystemet Movex som genomfördes 1999.  Den andra studien undersöker en pågående systemimplementering av affärssystemet Jeeves. Där jag själv är delaktig som delprojektledare, och på sätt fått en inblick hur implementeringen har gått till väga från det att projektet startades

     

    Resultatet av de båda fallstudierna visar att fokuset på användarna hade en betydande roll för hur lyckosam implementeringen skulle bli, samt även att det fortsatta arbetet i affärssystemet skulle bli utvecklande och enkelt för användarna.   

     

    Några av de kritiska framgångsfaktorerna identifieras och förklaras i ett tidigt skede av i analysen av Jeeves projektet, dessa är: Användarna, konsulter, förståelse för processer samt att tillvarata tidigare erfarenheter.

     

    Ytterligare en faktor som uppkom under den senare delen av projektet, redovisas och förklaras som tilläggsfaktor under modellavsnittet, denna faktor är: attityd inom projektgruppen.

     

     

    Modellen som skapats med information utifrån vad som redovisats i den tidigare teori och empiridelen förklaras med tillhörande ledord, i ett eget avsnitt.

  • 33.
    Borg, Henrik
    et al.
    University of Gävle, Department of Technology and Built Environment, Ämnesavdelningen för industriell ekonomi. University of Gävle, Center for Logistics and Innovative Production.
    Dabhilkar, Mandar
    University of Gävle, Department of Technology and Built Environment, Ämnesavdelningen för industriell ekonomi.
    Bengtsson, Lars
    University of Gävle, Department of Technology and Built Environment, Ämnesavdelningen för industriell ekonomi.
    An empirical examination of Bessant’s evolutionary model of continuous improvement behaviour2006In: Proceedings of the 7th CINet conference: Continuous Innovation and Sustainability – Defining the Road Ahead, 2006Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 34.
    Carlsson, Inga-Lill
    University of Gävle, Department of Technology and Built Environment, Ämnesavdelningen för industriell ekonomi. University of Gävle, Center for Logistics and Innovative Production.
    Logistics capabilities important to small system suppliers2009Manuscript (preprint) (Other academic)
  • 35.
    Carlsson, Inga-Lill
    University of Gävle, Center for Logistics and Innovative Production. University of Gävle, Department of Technology and Built Environment, Ämnesavdelningen för industriell ekonomi.
    Resources to form logistics capabilities - from the perspective of a small or medium-sized subcontractor2008In: Proceedings of the 7th International Meeting for Research in Logistics (IMRL 2008), Avignon, 24-26 September 2008, 2008, p. 51-62Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 36.
    Carlsson, Inga-Lill
    University of Gävle, Center for Logistics and Innovative Production. University of Gävle, Department of Technology and Built Environment, Ämnesavdelningen för industriell ekonomi.
    Resources to Form Logistics Capabilities?: from the Perspective of a Small or Medium-Sized Subcontractor2008In: Supply Chain Forum: an International Journal, ISSN 1625-8312, E-ISSN 1624-6039, Vol. 9, no 2, p. 6-15Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    One way for a small subcontractor to meet increasing global competition is to develop a system supplying ability, which implies more focus on logistical issues and a larger overall responsibility in the supply chain. Certain logistics capabilities have been identified as important to a small- or medium-sized subcontractor in order to cope with the system supplying role. Interviews have been carried out in a multiple case study with the purpose of identifying important resources for a smaller supplier with the ambition of forming logistics capabilities to support system supply. Resources within three different areas have been identified: organizational, competence base, and tools. Conclusions from a comparison among three companies, with different degrees of system supplying services, point out the importance of an organization with clear and distinct responsibilities and authorities. Competencies in logistics and enhanced understanding and use of IT support and communication systems are identified as areas to improve for the smaller companies.

  • 37.
    Carlsson, Inga-Lill
    University of Gävle, Department of Technology and Built Environment, Ämnesavdelningen för industriell ekonomi.
    Towards system capability: identifying logistics and manufacturing demands for small suppliers2007In: Proceedings of 14th EurOMA Conference in Ankara, 17-20 June, 2007, 2007Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 38.
    Dabhilkar, Mandar
    University of Gävle, Department of Technology and Built Environment, Ämnesavdelningen för industriell ekonomi.
    Acting creatively for enhanced performance: Challenges for Swedish manufacturers in an age of outsourcing2006Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
  • 39.
    Dabhilkar, Mandar
    University of Gävle, Department of Technology and Built Environment, Ämnesavdelningen för industriell ekonomi.
    Mot hållbara produktionssystem!2005In: Alternativ till outsourcing, Malmö: Liber , 2005, p. 71-84Chapter in book (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 40.
    Dabhilkar, Mandar
    et al.
    University of Gävle, Department of Technology and Built Environment, Ämnesavdelningen för industriell ekonomi.
    Bengtsson, Lars
    University of Gävle, Department of Technology and Built Environment, Ämnesavdelningen för industriell ekonomi.
    Balanced scorecards for strategic and sustainable continuous improvement capability2004In: Journal of Manufacturing Technology Management, ISSN 1741-038X, E-ISSN 1758-7786, Vol. 15, no 4, p. 350-359Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 41.
    Dabhilkar, Mandar
    et al.
    University of Gävle, Department of Technology and Built Environment, Ämnesavdelningen för industriell ekonomi.
    Bengtsson, Lars
    University of Gävle, Department of Technology and Built Environment, Ämnesavdelningen för industriell ekonomi.
    Continuous improvement capability in the Swedish engineering industry2007In: International Journal of Technology Management, ISSN 0267-5730, E-ISSN 1741-5276, Vol. 37, no 3-4, p. 272-289Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This article reports findings from the Swedish part of the 2nd International Continuous Improvement Survey. Based on Bessant's evolutionary model of continuous improvement behaviour, the continuous improvement capability level of the Swedish engineering industry is estimated. The data analysis shows that there is a need for progression towards higher continuous improvement capability levels. Therefore, the specific abilities to develop in order to support such a move forward are clarified. In addition to being an illustration of manufacturing practices in Sweden from a continuous improvement perspective, this article contributes to the field of Operations Management by being the first attempt to replicate the work of Bessant via a large-scale survey study. The model is found valid and it shows that development of continuous improvement abilities contribute to the enhancement of plant performance.

  • 42.
    Dabhilkar, Mandar
    et al.
    University of Gävle, Department of Technology and Built Environment, Ämnesavdelningen för industriell ekonomi.
    Bengtsson, Lars
    University of Gävle, Department of Technology and Built Environment, Ämnesavdelningen för industriell ekonomi.
    Continuous improvement capability in the Swedish engineering industry: results from the 2nd international CI survey2004In: Proceedings of the 5th International CINet Conference 2004: September 22-25, Sydney, 2004Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 43.
    Dabhilkar, Mandar
    et al.
    School of Industrial Engineering and Management, Department of Industrial Economics and Management, Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Stockholm, Sweden.
    Bengtsson, Lars
    University of Gävle, Department of Technology and Built Environment, Ämnesavdelningen för industriell ekonomi.
    Invest or divest?: on the relative improvement potential in outsourcing manufacturing2008In: Production planning & control (Print), ISSN 0953-7287, E-ISSN 1366-5871, Vol. 19, no 3, p. 212-228Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The study sought to clarify the comparative effect of outsourcing in relation to alternative manufacturing practices. A representative sample of 267 Swedish manufacturing plants was subjected to multiple regression analysis. Results show that in comparison to outsourcing manufacturing, the other practices related to the enhancement of manufacturing capability had a much stronger ability to predict improvements in operating performance. While investments in higher manufacturing capability have only positive effects, outsourcing may entail negative as well as positive effects on operating performance. For the most part, outsourcing leads to negative effects when used as the main strategy to improve performance, but is more likely to cause positive effects if concurrent initiatives are taken to develop manufacturing capabilities. Thus it is argued that there is a far greater performance improvement potential in investing in, rather than divesting, the manufacturing function. Outsourcing is mainly beneficial when used to free resources in order to invest in higher manufacturing capability.

  • 44.
    Dabhilkar, Mandar
    et al.
    University of Gävle, Department of Technology and Built Environment, Ämnesavdelningen för industriell ekonomi.
    Bengtsson, Lars
    University of Gävle, Department of Technology and Built Environment, Ämnesavdelningen för industriell ekonomi.
    Invest or divest?: on the relative improvement potential in outsourcing manufacturing2006In: Proceedings of the 17th meeting of the Production and Operations Management Society: Managing a world of uncertainties, 2006Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 45.
    Dabhilkar, Mandar
    et al.
    University of Gävle, Department of Technology and Built Environment, Ämnesavdelningen för industriell ekonomi.
    Bengtsson, Lars
    University of Gävle, Department of Technology and Built Environment, Ämnesavdelningen för industriell ekonomi.
    Lean manufacturing in Sweden: reinforcement of Taylorism or basis for sustainable work systems?2005In: Proceedings of the 12th International EurOMA conference, June 19-22, 2005, Budapest, 2005, p. 1602-1611Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 46.
    Dabhilkar, Mandar
    et al.
    University of Gävle, Department of Technology and Built Environment, Ämnesavdelningen för industriell ekonomi.
    Bengtsson, Lars
    University of Gävle, Department of Technology and Built Environment, Ämnesavdelningen för industriell ekonomi.
    The role of balanced scorecard in manufacturing: a tool for strategically aligned work on continuous improvements in production teams?2002In: Performance measurement and management control: a compendium of research, Amsterdam: JAI , 2002, p. 181-208Chapter in book (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 47.
    Dabhilkar, Mandar
    et al.
    University of Gävle, Department of Technology and Built Environment, Ämnesavdelningen för industriell ekonomi.
    Bengtsson, Lars
    University of Gävle, Department of Technology and Built Environment, Ämnesavdelningen för industriell ekonomi.
    Bessant, John
    Imperial College London.
    Convergence or national specificity?: testing the CI maturity model across multiple countries2007In: Creativity and Innovation Management, ISSN 0963-1690, E-ISSN 1467-8691, Vol. 16, no 4, p. 348-362Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 48.
    Dabhilkar, Mandar
    et al.
    Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Stockholm, Sweden; KITE Research Group, Linköping University, Linköping, Sweden.
    Bengtsson, Lars
    University of Gävle, Department of Technology and Built Environment, Ämnesavdelningen för industriell ekonomi. University of Gävle, Center for Logistics and Innovative Production. KITE Research Group, Linköping University, Linköping, Sweden.
    von Haartman, Robin
    University of Gävle, Department of Technology and Built Environment, Ämnesavdelningen för industriell ekonomi. University of Gävle, Center for Logistics and Innovative Production.
    Åhlström, Pär
    Stockholm School of Economics, Stockholm, Sweden.
    Supplier selection or collaboration?: Determining factors of performance improvement when outsourcing manufacturing.2009In: Journal of Purchasing and Supply Management, ISSN 1478-4092, E-ISSN 1873-6505, Vol. 15, no 3, p. 143-153Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    An empirical study was designed to determine factors of performance improvement when outsourcing manufacturing. Findings from a survey of 136 manufacturing plants in Sweden show that most of them achieve their outsourcing motives, but not without trade-offs. Factors of performance improvements such as economies of scale or operations in low-cost countries can improve one performance dimension, such as product cost, yet negatively impact volume flexibility, speed or product innovation. The results show part characteristics and supplier operating capabilities are more important than supplier relationship strategies when outsourcing manufacturing, meaning that supplier selection trumps supplier collaboration in the make-or-buy decision.

  • 49.
    Dahl, Christer
    et al.
    University of Gävle, Department of Technology and Built Environment, Ämnesavdelningen för industriell ekonomi.
    Axelsson, Johan
    University of Gävle, Department of Technology and Built Environment, Ämnesavdelningen för industriell ekonomi.
    Sandgren, Joel
    University of Gävle, Department of Technology and Built Environment, Ämnesavdelningen för industriell ekonomi.
    Användbarheten av två modeller i två olika företag, en studie av lean production: Fallstudier vid SKF Couplings systems och AQ Parkoprint2009Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This study is about to see whether the two models representing the strategies of lean production is to use and apply in different companies. The models are structured in two different ways in which one of them is checking the softer elements of lean production in the form of leadership and strategies. This model is called Lesat and is based on interviewquestions. The second model, called "learning to see" is about identifying flows. This, together shall then give an idea of how mature companies are when it comes to a whole in the concept of lean production, and susceptibility to use these models to their respective companies.

     

    The study is conducted in two companies, SKF couplings systems and AQ parkoprint. SKF is a company that makes connections through a special method called the oil injection method. Parkoprint produces mainly parking meters of all kinds, this is done in close cooperation with customers and their preferences.

     

    The study has been carried out by means of interviews of individuals in leadership positions in each business. We also interviewed operations personnel and has developed facts through observation and computer systems to make the flow surveys.

     

    The results show that the models themselves are useful and functional. However, it became more difficult to use the Lesat showing soft data, rather than "learn to see" that focuses mostly on flows. This is for several reasons. One of the reasons was that the companies examined were not quite at the level existing strategies and leadership that Lesat calls, this makes it difficult to estimate where in the assessment firms ports when the people interviewed do not really are in line or understand how the model or concept works in some areas. In addition to this we experienced it difficult to make a fair assessment when the model in any way based on subjective assessments from companies and then marked in a way that also tends to be of subjective nature. From this perspective, we believe that Lesat model fit better in a study of the companies that has made more of work on lean production and has achieved a higher degree of maturity, and thus become a little easier to rate and provide a more realistic sense.

     

    It appears that the models worked with different conditions and also with different results. However, the two worked so well that it clearly has been able to see the potential strengths, weaknesses and possible improvements in the respective organization. This means that the combination of the two satisfactory to achieve a whole, and that any use, ie organization, can help to improve and lead organizations to more effectively work with and against the lean production.

  • 50.
    Ding, Jie
    et al.
    University of Gävle, Department of Technology and Built Environment, Ämnesavdelningen för industriell ekonomi.
    Yu, Lin
    University of Gävle, Department of Technology and Built Environment, Ämnesavdelningen för industriell ekonomi.
    In search of continuous improvement implementation Tools: results of the 2Pnd international continuous improvement survey2009Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 40 credits / 60 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The overall purpose of this paper is to investigate the implementation of Continuous Improvement (CI) in companies from Sweden, Netherlands, Spain, Italy, Australia and United Kingdom.This paper used the 2nd international CI survey to analyze CI behavior. The analysis was made by comparing the tools in clusters defined by different CI abilities.The major finding is that different CI tool usage depends on the different CI ability

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