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  • 1.
    Ackalin, Jan
    KTH, Superseded Departments, Production Systems.
    The process of resetting in small batch size manufacturing of mechanical parts1999Licentiate thesis, monograph (Other scientific)
  • 2.
    Beckman, Jenny
    KTH, Superseded Departments, Production Systems.
    Naturens palats2000Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other scientific)
    Abstract [en]

    This study considers the institutional identities of theSwedish Museum of Natural History (SMNH) from a spatialperspective. The focus is on the decision, in 1904, to move themuseum from its old inner-city building in Stockholm to a newsite in Frescati, north-east of the city. During the debatessurrounding the relocation of the museum, different ideas werearticulated about its precise role as an institution ofresearch, of education, and of entertainment. It becamepossible to redefine the position of the museum, at a time whenits national, scientific, educational, and geographicalcontexts were changing.

    Depending on the perspective, the relocation of the SMNH canbe seen either as a success or as a failure. It was successfulin the sense that the museum was granted large sums of moneyand considerable Crown lands for the new, monumental buildings.It was a failure in terms of its increased geographical andsocial distance from colleagues and visitors. Through a studyof the relocation project on three different spatial levels,different aspects of the institutional identity of the SMNHcome to light. On a national level, funding and appointmentpolicies reflect the position of the museum withinnineteenth-century cultural politics as well as within academicresearch. Perspectives from human geography and architecturaltheory are used to investigatethe function of the museum on amunicipal and an architectural level. The new location of theSMNH outside central Stockholm is indicative of its status asan academic institution, where visitors were less importantthan research. The struggle surrounding the design of themuseum building reflects different ideas of the function of themuseum. Finally, the design of the exhibitions themselvesidentifies the role of the SMNH in the Swedish system ofeducation.

    Key words:history of science, history of ideas, historyof biology, history of architecture, museums, education, urbanplanning, Naturhistoriska riksmuseet, 19th century, 20thcentury.

  • 3.
    Bernard, Bruno
    KTH, Superseded Departments, Production Systems.
    Integration of manufacturing simulation tools with information sources2000Licentiate thesis, monograph (Other scientific)
  • 4.
    Dahlström, Eva
    KTH, Superseded Departments, Production Systems.
    Verkstadsmiljöer under 1800-talet1999Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other scientific)
    Abstract [sv]

    The study is concerned with the establishment of Swedishengineering industry during the 19th century, with particularattention given to industrial plants and the formation of thebuilt up environment. The primary aim is to discuss theinfluence of older forms of manufacture and the transfer of newforeign technology. The analysis is carried out by using theconcepts proto-industry and paternalism. Another aim is toexamine how and in what respect an examination of buildings andmachinery can contribute to a better understanding of theindustrial past.

    The thesis presents a comprehensive study at national levelof the growth and expansion of the engineering industry between1850 and 1880, which is followed by three case studies of threedifferent types of enterprise. The firms were set up at thesame time, the 1850s, but they formed part of different kindsof societies. The first firm was founded in Överum, aniron-works in the countryside, while Ludvigsberg was located inStockholm and the third enterprise, Köpings mekaniskaverkstad, was in the small town of Köping. The owners'backgrounds were also different in terms of family traditions,education and networks.

    Both from the national overview, as well as from the casestudies, it is apparent that the engineering sector wasinfluenced in various ways by older forms of manufacture.Occasionally there was a direct connection but in most cases itwas a more indirect relation, which consisted mainly ofknowledge being transferred from the older forms of manufactureto the new branch. Neither the use of modern forms ofproduction nor paternalism was connected to the size of thelocation.

    The architectural form reveals to what extendt the workshopswere seen as manifestations of the firms importance. The changeof production, different products, new machines and differentorganisation of work, left discernible traces in the buildingsof the three enterprises.

    Key words: industrial archaeology, history ofarchitecture, economic history, history of technology,proto-industry, paternalism, engineering industry, Överumsbruk, Köpings mekaniska verkstad, Ludvigsbergs mekaniskaverkstad, 19th century.

  • 5.
    Engelhardt, Fredrik
    KTH, Superseded Departments, Production Systems.
    Robust product development by combining engineering design and designed experiments2001Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other scientific)
  • 6.
    Erixon, Gunnar
    KTH, Superseded Departments, Production Systems.
    Modular function deployment1998Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other scientific)
    Abstract [en]

    This thesis introduces a method and procedure for thedevelopment of modular products including a tool for evaluationof modular concepts based on case studies, empirical data foundin test examples and accepted design theories.

    The method is called Modular Function Deployment (MFD) andconsists of five major steps. It starts with Quality FunctionDeployment (QFD) analysis to clarify customer requirements andto identify important design requirements with a specialemphasis on modularity. The functional requirements on theproduct are analysed and technical solutions are selected. Thisis followed by systematic generation and selection of modularconcepts, in which the Module Indication Matrix (MIM) is usedto identify possible modules by examining theinterrelationships between "module drivers" and technicalsolutions. The expected effects of the redesign can beestimated and an evaluation can be carried out for each modularconcept.

    MFD has been used in a number of real industrial cases ofwhich five are discussed in this thesis. MFD does not replaceor exclude the use of successfully applied, Design forManufacture and Assembly methods (DFM/DFA/DFMA), butcomplements, reduces the shortcomings of, and reinforces theimpact of these methods.

    Keywords:Product modules, modular design, modularity,variety, DFX, design evaluation, assembly system.

  • 7.
    Eskilander, Stephan
    KTH, Superseded Departments, Production Systems.
    Design for automatic assembly: developemt of a rule based methods1999Licentiate thesis, monograph (Other scientific)
  • 8.
    Fridlund, Mats
    KTH, Superseded Departments, Production Systems.
    Den gemensamma utvecklingen1999Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other scientific)
    Abstract [sv]

    This study analyzes a Swedish development pair (utvecklingspar), a close, long-term collaborationbetween a private industrial company and a state customer onseveral development projects for new technologies. The specificsubject is the formation of a development pair around electricpower technologies between the State power utility the RoyalBoard of Waterfalls (Vattenfall) and the electrotechnical company Asea. Thecollaboration and the central processes in its formation from1906-69 are described and the role of technological, social andcultural factors in this process are analyzed.

    Development pairs belong to the analytical”meso”level linking macro and micro levels. The study usesperspectives from sociology of science and technology andcultural studies and key concepts from the sociotechnicalsystems and development block approaches. It develops a microlevel approach under the label”sociotechnicalengineering”that recognizes how engineers in theirdevelopment work are engaged in technological, social andcultural construction activities.

    The result is a study of the technological, social, andcultural processes that influenced the forming of thedevelopment pair. It consists of a description of the centralelements of the Swedish electrotechnical development culture upto the First World War followed by five empirical case studieson collaborations around development of new electric powertechnologies. The first study concerns the development ofhigh-voltage circuit breakers at the first Swedish State hydropower plant 1906-16. The second looks at the development1915–26 of transformers for Vattenfall’s Westerntrunk line. This is followed by another study oncircuit-breakers and its connection to the scientization ofSwedish technology in 1925–35. The fourth study is onlong-distance transmission technologies for Swedish super powertransmissions using high voltage direct and alternating currentin 1940-57. The last case study looks at the failedcollaboration on nuclear reactors in the end of the 1950s andthe ensuing crisis in the development collaboration. Notableresults are the importance to the development work of socialnetworks among engineers and Swedish technologicalnationalism.

    Key words: history of technology, cultural history,history, electric power, government-industry relations,user-producer interaction, sociotechnical systems, developmentpair, technological nationalism, engineering culture,Vattenfall, Asea, 20th-century.

  • 9.
    Holmberg, Hans
    KTH, Superseded Departments, Production Systems.
    Star-sawing, volume yield and some specific properties of timber and panels with vertical annual rings1998Licentiate thesis, comprehensive summary (Other scientific)
  • 10.
    Holmstedt, Peter
    KTH, Superseded Departments, Production Systems.
    Design operation of industrial flexible automatic assembly systems: "experiences and knowledge development from the academic/industrial project MARK II-F"1998Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other scientific)
  • 11.
    Ionesco, Vlad
    KTH, Superseded Departments, Production Systems.
    Intranets and organisational learning1998Licentiate thesis, comprehensive summary (Other scientific)
  • 12.
    Johansson, Annika
    KTH, Superseded Departments, Production Systems.
    Open control systems: tools and technologies facilitating installation of ystems2000Licentiate thesis, comprehensive summary (Other scientific)
  • 13.
    Kaiseer, Jürgen
    KTH, Superseded Departments, Production Systems.
    Evaluation of systems and processes for resetting in flexible manufacturing of high-volume products1999Licentiate thesis, monograph (Other scientific)
  • 14.
    Kihlberg, Henrik
    KTH, Superseded Departments, Production Systems.
    Productivity in a digital prepress workflow1999Licentiate thesis, monograph (Other scientific)
  • 15.
    Langbeck, Björn
    KTH, Superseded Departments, Production Systems.
    Ett standardiserat monteringssystem för flexibel automatisk montering1998Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other scientific)
    Abstract [en]

    The thesis describes the development of a new principle for flexible assembly cells, MARK III. The principle has been realised in a pilot installation in the laboratory at IVF-KTH Woxen Centre. The cell is a hybrid flexible assembly cell, which enables manual operations to be integrated at any stage in the assembly sequence.

    MARK III is characterised by a reversed material flow, i. e. the robot is moved to the parts instead of the parts being fed to the robot. The reversed flow is made possible sinte the robot is mounted on a track motion. The assembly is carried out in fixtmes placed on an assembly-table mounted in hnt of the robot The sub-batch principle is used in order to reduce time losses due to gripper exchange and moving of the robot. All grippers are placed behiud the robot and exchange of grippers is done while travelling to the next feeding station.

    The assembly fixtums are placed on a pallet and the pallet may be shifted to and korn a pallet magazine. The magazine is used both as a storage for non-used palleta and as a buffer between the automatic system and the manual assembly station. This solution de-couples, timewise, the operator from the automatic system thus providing a satisfactory work environment.

    The MARK III-principle allows the parts to be fed by using any kind of feeding equipment. Robot vision is extensively used for parts feeding. The use of vision makes it possible to use low-cost feeding equipment, for example flat trays.

    Seven requirements were formulated for the system principle:

    Enable stepwise automation

    Co-existencc of manual and automatic operations

    Large product/variant flora

    Enable use of many different feeding solutions

    Large capacity span

    Possibilities to integrate non-assembly operations

    Easy and low-cost programming

    The evaluation clearly states that the system principle fulfils these requirements. Even in the pilot installation the requirements are almost fullfilled.

    A cell control system talled FACE (Flexible Assembly Control Euvironment) was developed at KTH in parallel with the development of h4ARK III. FACE is based on a relational data-base tun on a PC. The FACE system reduces the programming time and makes the system easy to run by un experienccd operators.

    Mark III has been developed to be flexible enough to cape with assembly of many variants, in small batches and small ammal numbers. The flexibility is also making the system general, it can be adapted to many applications. MARK III can therefore be a standardised assembly cell and many systems may be installed in industry. This will cause a cost reduction due to the series effect.

    For tbc evaluation of the system principle, five possible industrial applications have been studied Three of these were carried out in parallel and show several similaritics. Some components are the same in these systems; robot, assembly-table, pallet magazine, feeding principles and manual assembly station.

    These systems show that MARK III can be a standardised assembly cell, which can be adapted to several applications. The studied products to be assembled are; universal joints, gear shafts. electrical motors, contactors and connectors.

    An evaluation from an economical aspect has been made. It indicates that MARK III systems have a potential to give benefits to the user, i.e. the user must work actively in order to take advantage of these benefits. If the user only uses wage reduction to justify the investment, tbc system must be run in at kast two shifts.

    MARK III systems are suitable for annual production numbers from approx. 400 000 to approx. 400 000 products per year. The necessaty armttal number is affected bom by the size of the product and by the equipment used in the system.

  • 16.
    Lange, Mark W.
    KTH, Superseded Departments, Production Systems.
    CONCAD bridging: supporting communication between concept and detail activities in product development and design,: a theoretical analysis2000Licentiate thesis, monograph (Other scientific)
  • 17.
    Lindgren, Mats
    KTH, Superseded Departments, Production Systems.
    Improving image quality through prepress workflow modifications1998Licentiate thesis, comprehensive summary (Other scientific)
  • 18.
    Lindgren, Mats
    KTH, Superseded Departments, Production Systems.
    Quality in a digital prepress workflow2000Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other scientific)
  • 19.
    Lundqvist, Robert
    KTH, Superseded Departments, Production Systems.
    The resetting process2000Licentiate thesis, comprehensive summary (Other scientific)
  • 20.
    Lycken, Anders
    KTH, Superseded Departments, Production Systems.
    Sortering och produktmix inom trävaruindustrin: analys av sorteringssimuleringar2000Licentiate thesis, monograph (Other scientific)
  • 21.
    Mårtensson, Pär
    KTH, Superseded Departments, Production Systems.
    Conceptual design of manufacturing subsystems2000Licentiate thesis, comprehensive summary (Other scientific)
  • 22.
    Rosenqvist, Christopher
    KTH, Superseded Departments, Production Systems.
    Development of new media products2000Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other scientific)
  • 23.
    Sabelström, Kristina
    KTH, Superseded Departments, Production Systems.
    Information types and content migration in multichannel newspaper publishing1999Licentiate thesis, monograph (Other scientific)
  • 24.
    Sandberg, Dick
    KTH, Superseded Departments, Production Systems.
    Value activation with vertical annual rings: material, production, products1998Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other scientific)
  • 25.
    Shafiee, Ali M.
    KTH, Superseded Departments, Production Systems.
    Product model driven manufacturing: optimization of process data and prototype properties based on product model analysis1998Licentiate thesis, comprehensive summary (Other scientific)
  • 26.
    Slimani, Dorotea
    KTH, Superseded Departments, Production Systems.
    A study of strategic management tools for graphic arts companies1998Licentiate thesis, comprehensive summary (Other scientific)
  • 27.
    Slimani, Dorotea
    KTH, Superseded Departments, Production Systems.
    Strategic management tools for graphic arts companies1999Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other scientific)
  • 28.
    Stake, Roger B.
    KTH, Superseded Departments, Production Systems.
    A hierarchical classification of the reasons for dividing products into modules: a theoretical analysis of module drivers1999Licentiate thesis, monograph (Other scientific)
  • 29.
    Stenberg, Johan
    KTH, Superseded Departments, Production Systems.
    Global production management in newspaper production and distribution: coordination of products, processes and resources1997Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other scientific)
    Abstract [en]

    This thesis covers an introduction to the present conditions for newspaper publishing, definitions and analyses of the processes of newspaper production and distribution, expected future developments with respect to products and production processes, and finally, conclusions regarding the need for global coordination of products, production and distribution.

    Primarily, the conditions in the Nordic countries have been analysed. Particular attention has been drawn to Swedish morning newspapers with a circulation exceeding about 50 000 copies per publishing day.

    The study has been carried out mainly through literature research, through case studies using the SDA-method, and through acquisition and analyses of production data from the case studies. In addition, interviews and questionnaires have been used.

    A modern newspaper printing plant requires heavy investments. The number of newspaper printing plants is decreasing, but he number of newspaper titles printed in each plant increases. The flexibility in and utilisation of the remaining plants increases as well as the complexity and variety of the products handled.

    In all case studies of newspaper production, the companies use fixed production and distribution plans, following the same timetable from day to day. Delayed press starts, deviations from the calculated production speed, and interruptions during the production immediately cause disturbances in the distribution, delay costs, and goodwill losses.

    The time needed to produce a fixed number of copies varies within a wide range. Days of more complex production in the production plants meet with problems more often. The average net production speed is progressively reduced at higher page counts. Inserting operations result in an accelerated reduction. The difference is mainly caused by product related differences in cruising speed and by the occurrence of unplanned stops. The coordination of products, production and distribution is essential already today, and will be even more important in the future.

    More flexible production and distribution plans would imply controlled and predictable risks. In addition, it will render increased utilisation of the resources available. A product model can be used in order to identify an associated production process model as a set of separate activities. Detailed modelling of the different activities demands detailed tracking and systematic use of the production history. A detailed activity modelling will make it possible to predict the capability of a certain activity in terms of production speed and reliability. This will facilitate coordination on a global level.

  • 30.
    Tátray, Peter
    KTH, Superseded Departments, Production Systems.
    On decision structures and information requirements1997Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other scientific)
  • 31.
    Uusijärvi, Richard
    KTH, Superseded Departments, Production Systems.
    Automatic tracking of wood2000Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other scientific)
    Abstract [sv]

    Proper industrial utilisation of wood is difficult, becausewood is a biological material and wood properties vary greatly.Also the knowledge of wood parameters is insufficient. A reasonfor this is the difficulty getting sufficient amounts of datafor statistically overcoming the variability of the material–a tedious and almost impossible task. Another difficultyis characterising how different wood properties correspond tovalues in the wood product.

    Lack of knowledge transferred from one process to the othermeans that valuable forest raw material and human skills arewasted on low value wood products. This affects many areas, ofwhich production, trade of logs and lumber and wood products,and forest management are the most important ones.

    The method proposed tracking of wood means that each wooditem (log, board, package) can be made an individual byattaching a specific id-code, to which data can be tied duringthe operations of transformation in the forestry-wood-chain,from tree to wood product. The method also comprises utilisingthe data generated to achieve a better understanding ofmaterial and production related topics. Finally the method canbe integrated in an automatic production control system.

    The thesis concentrates on specific problems concerning thetracking operation and utilisation of the wood tracking. Itcontributes to the almost non-existing knowledge in this fieldby presenting and discussing the basic problem that useful datais not at all collected. Then the four main elements intracking of wood: data generators, coding systems, networks andutility software are presented. Finally it contributes bystructuring some factors which influence the tracking ofwood.

    Two practical implementations are presented. They are basedon a tracking of wood database linking the bucking operation inthe forest to the log sorting station at the sawmill, andlinking further to the saw line. One study deals withmeasurement accuracy at different sensors and how this canimprove SPC, statistic process control. The other study shedssome light on the problems associated with securing the originof two lots of timber from forest to sawmill. Both studiesstrongly illustrate the need for tracking of wood.

    Keywords:Database, forest, lumber, productidentification, traceability, tracing, tracking, wood, woodproducts.

  • 32.
    Vesselkov, Victor
    KTH, Superseded Departments, Production Systems.
    Investigation on the influence of the bandsaw design and saw-blade tensioning on sawing2000Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other scientific)
  • 33.
    Weinberger, Hans
    KTH, Superseded Departments, Production Systems.
    Nätverksentreprenören: en historia om teknisk forskning och industriellt utvecklingsarbete från den Malmska utredningen till Styrelsen för teknisk utveckling1997Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other scientific)
    Abstract [en]

    The thesis analyses the rise and fall of the linear model ina Swedish organizational context. The thesis concentrates on aset of actors who were to shape and administer general Swedishtechnical research policy. The framework of the story are twoorganizations which have played a central part in thegovernment's involvement in technical research and industrialdevelopment - the Swedish Council for Technical Research (TFR),1942-1968 and the National Board for Technical Development(STU), 1968-1991.

    The thesis links three different problem areas or questions.The first problem area concerns conceptions and ideas oftechnology and science, research and development, and inparticular the linear model as construed by the actors. Thesecond area analyses how the linear model has affected andinfluenced the organizational design of government support fortechnical research and industaial development. The third areadeals with how the linear model and the organizational designhave affected and influenced actual projects which have beengiven support by TFR and STU. Chapter 1, 2 3, and 4 deals withthe formation and work of TFR. Chapter 5 with the formation ofSTU, and chapter 6,7, and 8 with the work of STU. There arethree "case studies", located in chapter 2,4, and 7.

    Index terms:history of technology, political science,history, science, technology, science policy, research policy,linear model, university, industry, government, learningorganizations, network, entrepreneur, 20th century

  • 34.
    Wiktorsson, Magnus
    KTH, Superseded Departments (pre-2005), Production Systems.
    A Method for Modelling and Evaluation of Assembly Systems: a Way to Concurrent Engineering1998In: ISATA-98, International Symposium on Automotive Technology and Automation, Dusseldorf, 1998Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 35.
    Wiktorsson, Magnus
    KTH, Superseded Departments (pre-2005), Production Systems.
    Assembly System Design - an immature field of practice?2000In: Delft Workshop on Assembly Automation, Delft University of Technology , 2000Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 36.
    Wiktorsson, Magnus
    KTH, Superseded Departments (pre-2005), Production Systems.
    Early Performance Assessment in Design of Car Assembly Systems2000In: 33rd CIRP International Seminar on Manufacturing Systems, Stockholm, 2000Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 37.
    Wiktorsson, Magnus
    KTH, Superseded Departments (pre-2005), Production Systems.
    Evaluation of assembly systems for large, high-volume products1998Licentiate thesis, monograph (Other academic)
  • 38.
    Wiktorsson, Magnus
    KTH, Superseded Departments, Production Systems.
    Evaluation of assembly systems for large, high-volume products1998Licentiate thesis, monograph (Other scientific)
  • 39.
    Wiktorsson, Magnus
    KTH, Superseded Departments (pre-2005), Production Systems.
    Performance assessment of assembly systems2000Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    The work detailed in this dissertation relates to earlyconceptual decisions in the development of assembly systems forlarge, high-volume products, such as cars, trucks and homeappliances. Historically, the development of such systems hasexperienced a lack of established working procedures andstandardised set of analysis tools, due to the long timeperiods between re-engineering and the immaturity of theresearch area. The objective of this research was to, bytheoretical and empirical studies, develop a comprehensive,systematic and knowledge-preserving method for early assessingperformance of these large assembly systems.

    The presentation is founded on a review of earlier researchefforts. The research question and objective were detailed bystarting in the assembly system context; the strategy andvalue-adding processes, passing the assembly system in itself;the products, structure and life cycle, and finally focusing onthe nature and methods in design of assembly systems.

    Following this review, a method for Performance Assessmentof Assembly Systems (PAAS) was formed by tying earlier researchefforts to empirical studies of assembly system developmentprojects in the Swedish car, home appliance and truck industry.The PAAS method incorporates a framework for specifyingrequirements on a large assembly system; a spreadsheet approachfor calculating system data, physical properties and basiceconomic data; and a working procedure for successive modellingand analysis of the system. The PAAS method is exemplified by adeveloped software prototype.

    A user benefits of the PAAS-method when alternativesolutions exists to reach specified objectives, either due to anew situation, or in order to enhance today’s solution.The method adds value to its users by helping them understandand communicate the different competitive postures a companywill adopt, by choosing one of the great number of conceptualoptions available. The method does this by quantitativeanalysis of the performance, not only cost. Furthermore, thisunderstanding of competitive position early in thedecision-making supports the formation of a manufacturingstrategy.

    Keywords:

  • 40.
    Wiktorsson, Magnus
    KTH, Superseded Departments, Production Systems.
    Performance assessment of assembly systems2000Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other scientific)
    Abstract [en]

    The work detailed in this dissertation relates to earlyconceptual decisions in the development of assembly systems forlarge, high-volume products, such as cars, trucks and homeappliances. Historically, the development of such systems hasexperienced a lack of established working procedures andstandardised set of analysis tools, due to the long timeperiods between re-engineering and the immaturity of theresearch area. The objective of this research was to, bytheoretical and empirical studies, develop a comprehensive,systematic and knowledge-preserving method for early assessingperformance of these large assembly systems.

    The presentation is founded on a review of earlier researchefforts. The research question and objective were detailed bystarting in the assembly system context; the strategy andvalue-adding processes, passing the assembly system in itself;the products, structure and life cycle, and finally focusing onthe nature and methods in design of assembly systems.

    Following this review, a method for Performance Assessmentof Assembly Systems (PAAS) was formed by tying earlier researchefforts to empirical studies of assembly system developmentprojects in the Swedish car, home appliance and truck industry.The PAAS method incorporates a framework for specifyingrequirements on a large assembly system; a spreadsheet approachfor calculating system data, physical properties and basiceconomic data; and a working procedure for successive modellingand analysis of the system. The PAAS method is exemplified by adeveloped software prototype.

    A user benefits of the PAAS-method when alternativesolutions exists to reach specified objectives, either due to anew situation, or in order to enhance today’s solution.The method adds value to its users by helping them understandand communicate the different competitive postures a companywill adopt, by choosing one of the great number of conceptualoptions available. The method does this by quantitativeanalysis of the performance, not only cost. Furthermore, thisunderstanding of competitive position early in thedecision-making supports the formation of a manufacturingstrategy.

    Keywords:

  • 41.
    Wålinder, Magnus
    KTH, Superseded Departments, Production Systems.
    Wetting phenomena on wood2000Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other scientific)
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