The process of developing automation is often time consuming, costly, and difficult to manage. This due to: insufficient procurements skills; difficulties deciding on appropriate solution; and unclear, unstructured, and poorly supported automation development process.
The ideas of this reserach project is to adopt a lean perspective to the automation development processes. The objective is to develop support to the process of developing automation and hence contribute to sustainable automation solutions, with shorter and less resource demanding development processes, and higher return of investments.
There are three work packages in the project:
WP1: Improvement of the process of planning, developing and acquiring automation
WP2: The development of an automation strategy model supporting automation decisions
WP3: The standardization and specification of IT-support
The expected result is besides acadmic publications an industrial automation handbook including models, methods, guidelines and tools that support the process of developing automation.
|Project Manager,Research Engineer/Technician
|Research project manager,Researcher,Senior Lecturer
Defining 'benefit' when making production investments - an inquiry of current standards (Sep 2014) Sten Grahn, Anna Granlund, Magnus Wiktorsson, Niklas Friedler Swedish Production Symposium 2014 (SPS 2014)
Automation in internal logistics: strategic and operational challenges (Aug 2014) Anna Granlund, Magnus Wiktorsson International Journal of Logistics Systems and Management (IJLSM)
Lean automation development: applying lean principles to the automation development process (Jun 2014) Anna Granlund, Magnus Wiktorsson, Sten Grahn, Niklas Friedler The 21st EurOMA Conference (EurOMA 2014)
The automation equipment acquisition process – experienced users’ perspective (Jul 2013) Niklas Friedler, Antti Salonen, Christer Johansson 22nd International Conference on Production Research (ICPR22)