This book of proceedings contains papers accepted for the 9th Swedish Production Symposium (SPS2020), hosted by the School of Engineering, Jönköping University, Sweden. SPS2020 was arranged online for two days, 7–8 October 2020. The overall scope for SPS2020 was Knowledge Intensive Product Realisation in Cooperation for Future Sustainable Competitiveness. Knowledge intensive product realization implies embedded intelligence, that both theoretical and practical knowledge and understanding of a subject is integrated in production processes and in the design of products to considerably increase the added value.
Behind the Swedish Production Symposium (SPS) stands the Swedish Production Academy (SPA). SPA was founded in 2006 and the vision is to drive and develop the production research and higher education in Sweden, and to increase national cooperation in research and education within the production area (see https://swedishproductionacademy.se). The Swedish Production Symposium (SPS) was arranged for the first time in August 2007, in Gothenburg, Sweden. The purpose with the Swedish Production Symposium (SPS) was originally to support publication and to create a meeting place for members in the Swedish Production Academy (SPA). Successful product realization requires collaboration between product development and production and the Product Development Academy – Sweden was invited as a coorganizer.
The book contains the 57 papers accepted for presentation at the conference, and is divided into nine sections which reflect the topics covered:
Resource Efficient Production
Virtual Production Development
Humans in Production Systems
Circular Production Systems and Maintenance
Integrated Product and Production Development
Advanced and Optimized Components, Materials and Manufacturing
Digitalization for Smart Products and Services
Responsive and Efficient Operations and Supply Chains
In addition, there are five sections with the special sessions, each of them described below.
Special Session 1: Development of Changeable and Reconfigurable Production Systems
This special session include research contributions on how to handle and benefit from variety, frequent product introduction, and customization in production, with focus on reconfigurable and flexible production systems, modularity and platform-based production, production systems for customized products, and virtual support for changeable production.
Chaired by: Ann-Louise Andersen, Aalborg University, Denmark.
Carin Rösiö, School of Engineering, Jönköping University, Sweden.
Alessia Napoleone, Politecnico di Milano, Italy.
Special Session 2: Smart Production System Design and Development
Smart production systems opens up for promising opportunities but managing its implications for design and implementation in production is immensely complex. Manufacturing companies need to build strategic capabilities to support the transition from the current production systems towards a smart production system and a factory. The specific focus of the special session is on the design and implementation of smart production systems.
Chaired by: Jessica Bruch, Mälardalen University, Sweden.
Anna Syberfeldt and Tehseen Aslan, University of Skövde, Sweden.
Koteshwar Chirumalla and Erik Flores, Mälardalen University, Sweden.
Special Session 3: Supply Chain Relocation
There is a need to start evaluating manufacturing location decisions from a holistic supply chain perspective in order to make decisions that are resilient over time. The aim of this special track is to capture new trends and issues in the field of supply chain relocation with a particular emphasis on decision support development.
Chaired by:Per Hilletofth, School of Engineering, Jönköping University, Sweden and Jan Olhager, Lund University, Sweden.
Special Session 4: Management of Manufacturing Digitalisation
This Special Session focuses on management aspects for companies implementing Industry 4.0. Session participants are invited to contribute with different views on opportunities and challenges of managing manufacturing digitalization; how it affects organization, work environment and business models, and how this can be addressed in engineering education and life-long learning for practising engineers.
Chaired by: Anna Öhrwall Rönnbäck, Luleå University of Technology, Sweden, and Monica Bellgran, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden.
Special Session 5: Additive Manufacturing in the Production System
This session address the state of art and highlight important research questions in additive manufacturing. The session is primarily concentrated on additive manufacturing as a production method and its role in the production system. Examples of topics are: quality control, process simulation, calculation methods for cost and sustainability and process planning.
Chaired by: Roland Stolt, School of Engineering, Jönköping University, Sweden.
The SPS2020 was supported by the Strategic Innovation Programme Production 2030. The goal for Production 2030 is to ensure that Sweden remains a competitive manufacturing nation. We hope that the state-of-the art research presented in this book, related to Knowledge-Intensive Product Realisation in Co-operation can contribute to fulfillment of the goal.
We would like to thank:
all authors of papers,
the chairs of the five special sessions,
the members of the Scientific Committee who assisted with the blind peer review of the papers submitted and presented at the symposium,
the keynote speakers Lena Hagman from the Association of Swedish Engineering Industries, Claes Nord, AB Sandvik Coromant, Anders Wiberg Husqvarna AB, and finally Cecilia Warrol, the Strategic Innovation Programme Production 2030 for sharing their experiences,
our sponsors Production 2030, SPARK and School of Engineering, Jönköping University for supporting the event,
Yordan Atanasov for supporting us with the webpage,
our Zoom-coordinator Simon Boldt,
IOS Press and editor-in-chief Josip Stjepandić for accepting to publish the SPS2020 proceedings in the book series Advances in Transdisciplinary Engineering (ATDE), and last but not least
everyone who has contributed to the realization of the symposium.
We are grateful that you attended and contributed to a successful SPS2020.
The programme committee of SPS2020
Kristina Säfsten (chair)
Fredrik Elgh (co-chair)
Carin Rösiö (chair of the best paper committee)
Anders Jarfors, Kerstin Johansen, Roland Stolt, Linda Bergqvist and Jenny Bäckstrand, School of Engineering, Jönköping University.
Mats Jackson, Jönköping University/SPARK,
Joel Johansson, Thule Sweden, Hillerstorp,
Glenn Johansson, Lund University.