• An Agent-Based Simulation Approach To Model Hospital Logistics 

      Fragapane, Giuseppe; Zhang, Cevin; Sgarbossa, Fabio; Strandhagen, Jan Ola (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2019)
      The increasing rate of hospital admissions has resulted in a commensurate increase in the number of treatments and surgeries performed, as well as resource and material usage, and requires planners to improve hospitals’ ...
    • Autonomous Mobile Robots in Hospital Logistics 

      Fragapane, Giuseppe; Hvolby, Hans-Henrik; Sgarbossa, Fabio; Strandhagen, Jan Ola (Chapter, 2020)
      The recent advances in technology have increased flexibility in indoor mobility and human-robot collaboration, opening up new opportunities to perform material handling tasks, especially in narrow, dynamic environments, ...
    • Digital Facility Layout Planning 

      Peron, Mirco; Fragapane, Giuseppe; Sgarbossa, Fabio; Kay, Michael (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2020)
      In recent years, companies have increased their focus on sustainability to achieve environmental-friendly improvements, to manage pressures from society and regulations, and to attract customers that appreciate sustainability ...
    • Increasing flexibility and productivity in Industry 4.0 production networks with autonomous mobile robots and smart intralogistics 

      Fragapane, Giuseppe; Ivanov, Dmitry; Peron, Mirco; Sgarbossa, Fabio; Strandhagen, Jan Ola (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2020)
      Manufacturing flexibility improves a firm’s ability to react in timely manner to customer demands and to increase production system productivity without incurring excessive costs and expending an excessive amount of ...
    • Internal Logistics in Hospitals: Automated Guided Vehicles’ Affect on Hospital Layout 

      Kvalsvik, Petter Andreas (Master thesis, 2019)
      En stadig mer sentralisert og aldrende befolkning fører til at høykostland som Norge opplever et stadig økende press på helsetjenester. Moderne sykehus er derfor nødt til å se etter muligheter for å senke kostnader og øke ...
    • Investigating an Immersive Virtual Mock-Up Approach for Workstation Design 

      Sjøberg, Ivan (Master thesis, 2019)
      Innen vareproduksjon er skiftende produkter en fremvoksende trend. Forbrukeren ønsker nye produkter, flere tilpasningsmuligheter og mer variasjon. Det fører med seg at bedriftene må tilpasse seg og opprettholde ...
    • Material Distribution and Transportation in a Norwegian Hospital: A Case Study 

      Fragapane, Giuseppe; Bertnum, Aili Biriita; Hvolby, Hans-Henrik; Strandhagen, Jan Ola (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2018)
      Automated Guided Vehicles have shown significant importance in material transportation and distribution in today’s hospitals. The increasing trends of shorter hospital stays and increase of treatments and surgeries in ...
    • Measures for Timely Delivery of Materials Transported by Automated Guided Vehicles (AGVs) in Hospitals 

      Vaule, Ida Borgen (Master thesis, 2018)
      In recent years there has been an increase in material demand in Norwegian hospitals, and studies show that there are high expenditures for hospital logistics. This signifies the importance of developing favorable logistics ...
    • Medical Supplies to the Point-Of-Use in Hospitals 

      Fragapane, Giuseppe; Bertnum, Aili Biriita; Hvolby, Hans-Henrik; Strandhagen, Jan Ola (Chapter, 2019)
      In order to match financial sustainability with the delivery of high-quality healthcare hospitals need to seek efficient ways of managing inventories with a large variety of medical supplies. To find a balance in the ...
    • Medical Supplies to the Point-Of-Use in Hospitals 

      Fragapane, Giuseppe; Bertnum, Aili Biriita; Hvolby, Hans-Henrik; Strandhagen, Jan Ola (Chapter, 2019)
      In order to match financial sustainability with the delivery of high-quality healthcare hospitals need to seek efficient ways of managing inventories with a large variety of medical supplies. To find a balance in the ...
    • Optimizing Leather Cutting Process in Make-to-Order Production to Increase Hide Utilization 

      Fragapane, Giuseppe; Olaitan, Oladipupo; Alfnes, Erlend; Strandhagen, Jan Ola (Chapter, 2018)
      The growing trend of customization in the leather furniture industry has increased the need for many companies to switch from Make-To-Stock (MTS) to Make-To-Order (MTO) strategy. The shift to high-mix and low-volume presents ...
    • Possibilities and Benefits of Intermediate Care Units in Healthcare Systems from a Logistics Perspective 

      Bertnum, Aili Biriita; Fragapane, Giuseppe; Semini, Marco; Strandhagen, Jan Ola (Chapter, 2018)
      Intermediate care units have been established as a response to the emerging challenges of healthcare systems to maintain high quality and continuous care. While the term is well known in both literature and practice, it ...
    • Possibilities and Benefits of Using Material Flow Information to Improve the Internal Hospital Supply Chain 

      Fragapane, Giuseppe; Bertnum, Aili Biriita; Strandhagen, Jan Ola (Chapter, 2019)
      The concept of Supply Chain Management has become increasingly important in healthcare and notably in hospitals. Information along the supply chain is the key element for analysis and improvement purposes. The aim of the ...
    • The Data-Driven Process Improvement Cycle: Using Digitalization for Continuous Improvement 

      Buer, Sven-Vegard; Fragapane, Giuseppe; Strandhagen, Jan Ola (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2018)
      Industry 4.0 is the first industrial revolution to be announced a priori, and there is thus a significant ambiguity surrounding the term and what it actually entails. This paper aims to clearly define digitalization, a key ...