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Production History, Pt. 1

This is the first of two steps, giving an overview of specific production systems and processes of the past. In this first part we will look closer at production before …

Production History, Pt. 2

After the time of the Domestic System and approximately from the 18th century onward, the new main system used for production instead became the Factory System. The Factory System is …

UN Sustainable Development Goals

The United Nations (UN) has developed 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in their 2030 agenda for sustainable development. The purpose is sustainable transformation of societies across the globe. The framework …

The Supply Chain

A supply chain simply describes the flow of material and products through the different process steps. The process starts with raw material, eventually reaching an end customer or user, and …

Product Realisation Process

The product realisation process is divided into different stages, starting with the planning part, and ending with production ramp-up. During the different stages, the product design and production system set …

Introduction to Tools and Methods

There are many methods and strategies to obtain sustainability in developed solutions. The most important thing is to consider sustainability in mind and action throughout the process and in all …

What is a Production System?

A production system transforms input to output. Meaning, it’s the systems that manufacture a product consisting of whatever components is needed to make it a reality. Let’s take a closer …

A Framework for Production Development

Developing a new production system is complex. By using a well-designed framework, this process can be helped. Monica Bellgran and Kristina Säfsten, in their book Production Development, suggested a framework …

Design Thinking

What is Design Thinking? Design Thinking is difficult to define. It can be an idea, a strategy, a method, and a way of seeing the world. We often described it …

Investigating the Mechanisation of Coalmining

Between World War I and World War II, British coal mines were mechanised. The aim was to improve productivity and the work environment. However, the desired increase in productivity was …

Introducing Industry 4.0

Industry 4.0 can be seen as a collective term for the digitalisation of industry, where the boundaries between the physical and the digital have been blurred. The concept of Industry …

Production Innovation

The production industry is responsible for a big part of the total energy consumption and pollution. It therefore plays a central role in the global sustainability challenge the world is …