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To digitalize or not? Navigating and merging human: and technology perspectives in production planning and control
University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Production Systems. (PTW iAIL)ORCID iD: 0000-0001-8962-0924
University West, School of Business, Economics and IT, Divison of Informatics. (iAIL LINA)ORCID iD: 0000-0002-7123-3173
University West, School of Business, Economics and IT, Division of Business Administration. (iAIL LINA)ORCID iD: 0000-0002-1991-4588
2022 (English)In: The International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, ISSN 0268-3768, E-ISSN 1433-3015Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Contemporary manufacturing companies are navigating industrial digitalization anticipating increased production efciency and competitiveness in a volatile environment. This study focuses on the implementation processes of digital tools for production planning and control (PPC), i.e., advanced planning and scheduling (APS) software, in relation to the application of analog planning with physical fow boards. Digital tools can support understanding the consequences of production changes and variations, hence facilitating adaptable and resilient manufacturing. However, technological changes can be daunting, and efective implementations require dynamic capabilities to remain competitive in elusive environments. The aim is to study the implementation processes of an APS software to understand the requirements of fruitfully moving from analog planning to next-generation digital tools for decision support in PPC. The paper presents an explorative case study, at a manufacturing company within the energy sector. The interview study took place over 9 months during 2020–2021, investigating current and retrospective aspects of the case across 2019–2021. The case study comprises 17 in-depth interviews with a range of company employees, e.g., logistics managers and functions responsible for digitalization development. The results highlight the challenges of implementing and especially trusting digital tools for PPC. To realize the value of digital tools for PPC, it is argued that it is imperative to simultaneously apply a human-centric perspective in decision making to ensure trustworthy, sustainable, and resilient human-data-technology nexus implementations towards smart manufacturing

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Springer Nature, 2022.
Keywords [en]
Industrial digitalization, Smart manufacturing, Production planning control, Dynamic capabilities, Human-centric perspective
National Category
Business Administration
Research subject
Work Integrated Learning; Production Technology
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-19091DOI: 10.1007/s00170-022-09874-xISI: 000836758400001Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-85135693867OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hv-19091DiVA, id: diva2:1691932
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The study was carried out within the AHIL-project, Artificial and Human Intelligence through Learning, funded by the Swedish Knowledge Foundation and University West

Available from: 2022-08-31 Created: 2022-08-31 Last updated: 2024-04-08Bibliographically approved
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1. Social Aspects of Strategizing Industrial Digitalization
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2023 (English)Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

This thesis aims to contribute to understanding how contemporary Swedish manufacturing organizations can strategize industrial digitalization with an emerging focus on social aspects. It complements earlier research by highlighting Swedish manufacturing organizations as they stand at the intersection of Industry 4.0 and Industry 5.0.

The thesis is a longitudinal case study of interviews and focus groups between early 2019 and spring 2023. The case study follows an explorative approach to give texture to industrial digitalization and to understand the social aspects of strategizing industrial digitalization. It is limited to the Swedish context and the characteristics of original equipment manufacturers.

The thesis contributes by texturizing industrial digitalization through three social aspects, which are argued to be a way for manufacturing organizations to give shape to industrial digitalization. The social aspects elaborated on and presented in this thesis are: to look beyond digital technologies, to formalize a shared understanding, and to transcend organizational structures. These social aspects are thematic but also interlinked. Together, these social aspects bring insights into how managers can guide the organizational capabilities to ensure synergy between an organization’s actions and objectives when strategizing industrial digitalization. Strategizing industrial digitalization should, therefore, be texturized by each organization to define and redefine its organizational capabilities. This means each organization's social aspects are unique, making the manufacturing organizations' capabilities unique.

Abstract [sv]

En del av utmaningen i det strategiska arbetet (strategizing) för industriell digitalisering är de influenser det påverkas av. En av de mest framträdande influenser är perspektivet att svenska tillverkningsorganisationer måste nyttja digital teknik för att förbli konkurrenskraftiga. De förväntas dra nytta av införandet eller implementeringen av digital teknik när de till exempel går från manuell till digital produktionsplanering. Det är i antagandet att organisationen kommer dra nytta som en del av problematiken uppstår i det strategiska arbetet.

I denna avhandling studeras hur sociala aspekter i det strategiska arbetet för industriell digitalisering kan förstås och ges textur (texturizing) för svenska tillverkningsorganisationer som befinner sig i skärningspunkten mellan Industri 4.0 och Industri 5.0.

Avhandling är baserad på en longitudinell fallstudie med två svenska tillverkningsorganisationer. De fem bifogade artiklarna, som är resultatet av denna avhandling, består av kvalitativa forskningsmetoder inklusive intervjuer och fokusgrupper. Dessa metoder gjorde det möjligt att utforska potentiella sambanden mellan influenser av industriell digitalisering och organisatoriska förmågor mer djupgående för att förstå hur det strategiska arbetet för industriell digitalisering navigeras och potentiellt kan förstås genom sociala aspekter.

Avhandlingen bidrar till att ge textur åt industriell digitalisering genom tre identifierade sociala aspekter, som argumenteras vara ett sätt för tillverkande organisationer att ge form och karaktär åt industriell digitalisering. De sociala aspekterna som presenteras i denna avhandling är: att se bortom digital teknik, att formalisera en gemensam förståelse och att överskrida organisatoriska strukturer. Dessa sociala aspekter är tematiska men också sammanlänkade. Tillsammans ger de insikter om hur chefer kan guida organisationens förmåga att säkerställa synergi mellan dess handlingar och mål för industriell digitalisering. Varje organisations sociala aspekter diskuteras vara unika, vilket gör tillverkningsorganisationernas förmågor unika. Avhandlingen argumenterar för att strategisk industriell digitalisering således bör ges textur av varje enskild organisation för att definiera och omdefiniera dess unika förmåga att navigera industriell digitalisering.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Trollhättan: University West, 2023. p. 85
Series
PhD Thesis: University West ; 60
Keywords
Industrial digitalization; Social aspects; Dynamic Capabilities; Organizational capabilities; Strategizing; Texturizing; Industrial Work-Integrated Learning, Industriell digitalisering; Sociala aspekter; Dynamic Capabilities; Organisatoriska förmågor; Strategizing; Texturizing; Industriellt Arbetsintegrerat lärande
National Category
Learning Business Administration Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics Information Systems, Social aspects
Research subject
Work Integrated Learning
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-20931 (URN)9789189325623 (ISBN)9789189325616 (ISBN)
Public defence
2023-12-20, J111, Gustava Melins gata, Trollhättan, 14:00 (English)
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Supervisors
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Paper 5  is not included due to copyright.

Available from: 2023-11-27 Created: 2023-11-15 Last updated: 2024-01-16Bibliographically approved

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