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Preparedness for digital production innovation

The overall aim of the project is to identify, develop, test, and implement methods and tools to facilitate and prepare for digital production innovation in traditional industrial companies. The project contributes to current knowledge and provides solutions to an urgent manufacturing concern by focusing on the organizational management preparedness consisting of organisational structures and processes, resources, information systems, and culture.

Start

2021-11-15

Planned completion

2022-02-15

Main financing

Project manager at MDU

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Digital technologies offer new opportunities for production innovation, i.e. the implementation of new or significantly improved production or delivery methods. However, despite the large potential of digital production innovation for competitiveness and sustainable production, Swedish manufacturing companies that aspire to be future leaders experience a key challenge in creating novel production concepts. Current research identifies that there is a lack of theory supporting practitioners in their critical task of digital production innovation and that the challenges relate to the preparedness of the organization.

Accordingly, the overall aim of the project is to identify, develop, test, and implement methods and tools to facilitate and prepare for digital production innovation in traditional industrial companies. The project contributes to current knowledge and provides solutions to an urgent manufacturing concern by focusing on the organizational management preparedness consisting of organisational structures and processes, resources, information systems, and culture. The project is a pre-study which is expected to result into increase understanding of current challenges and required digital capabilities for production innovation in future. The project results will be the basis for the application for a continuation project.

Primary purpose

The project is a pre-study which is expected to result into increase understanding of current challenges and required digital capabilities for production innovation in future. The project results will be the basis for the application for a continuation project.

Project objectives

The aim of the project is to identify, develop, test, and implement methods and tools to facilitate and prepare for digital production innovation in traditional industrial companies.

The work in the project will be carried out within two areas:
  • Current state assessment
  • Preparedness for digital production innovation


This research relates to the following sustainable development goals

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