PROLOC - Manufacturing Footprint during the Product´s Life Cycle



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PROLOC is a three year research project funded by VINNOVA within the programme Production Strategies and Models for Product Realisation. The project is a joint project between Mälardalen University and Lund University (LU). It deals with production location and the manufacturing footprint of globally present manufacturing companies.

A manufacturing strategy for tomorrow’s successful industry has to consider an entire new set of aspects influencing the design of the manufacturing footprint. This research project will create a decision support model for efficient localisation by integrating aspects from the production system portfolio, the product portfolio life cycle and manufacturing performance into a combined valuation in economic terms. Partners in the 3-year project are LU, MDH, Haldex, Alfa Laval, Seco Tools and Volvo CE.

Lund University Academic
Alfa Laval Industrial
Haldex Industrial
Seco Tools Industrial
Volvo AB Industrial
Volvo Construction Equipment AB Industrial

Monica Bellgran, Professor