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Product and Production Development

PROLOC - Manufacturing Footprint during the Product´s Life Cycle

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.

Concluded

Start

2010-04-01

Conclusion

2013-03-01

Main financing

Vinnova

Collaboration partners

Lund University, Alfa Laval, Haldex, Seco Tools, Volvo AB and Volvo Construction Equipment AB

Project manager at MDH

Professor

Monica Bellgran

monica.bellgran@mdh.se

Desctription of the project

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.

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