• Blockchain-enabled Information Sharing within a Supply Chain: A Systematic Literature Review 

      Wan, Paul Kengfai; Huang, Lizhen; Holtskog, Halvor (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2020)
      A supply chain consists of many stakeholders such as suppliers, carriers and customers. It is often complex due to the rapid development of economic globalization and the intense competition pressure in the market which ...
    • Considerations of road condition in relation to ground conditions - Case study in Nedre Eiker municipality 

      Josephson, Erik (Master thesis, 2016-09-29)
      This study concludes that the municipal road network in Nedre Eiker has a large maintenance backlog. There are many critical damages on the roads that should be repaired immediately. This study looked at the prevalence ...
    • Continuous Improvement Beyond the Lean Understanding 

      Holtskog, Halvor (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2013)
      Continuous Improvement is seen as a cornerstone in Lean Thinking, but the improvement process of operations has been done long before Lean entered companies’ agenda. This paper will draw the historical line of continuous ...
    • Defining the characteristics of an expert in a social context through subjective evaluation 

      Holtskog, Halvor (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2017)
      Organizations are dealing with increasing demands for innovative and sustainable products and services at the same time as they have to maintain and improve quality and efficiency. This reality calls for a better understanding ...
    • Development of educational activity based on the learning factory in order to enhance learning experience 

      Ogorodnyk, Olga (Master thesis, 2016-09-29)
      Purpose: The following thesis describes development of educational activity in order to enhance students’ practical and theoretical knowledge on topics of kaizen, waste types, efficiency, push/pull production systems, in ...
    • How Industry Makes Knowledge: Facilitative Management 

      Holtskog, Halvor (Doctoral thesis at NTNU;2014:208, Doctoral thesis, 2014)
      Denne avhandlingen stiller spørsmålet, Hvordan dannes kunnskap i industrien? Ved å undersøke vareproduserende industri fremkommer virkeligheten kompleks med matrise organisering, som gjør de organisatorisk ansvarsrollene ...
    • How Interorganizational Learning Can Enhance Industrial Development in Complex Value Chains 

      Pålsrud, Frode Gulbrandsen (Master thesis, 2019)
      The ability to acquire and utilize new knowledge is considered a key factor for gaining competitive advantage. Getting a better understanding of complexities, and creating an industrial environment where knowledge are ...
    • Integrating Quality and Lean into a Holistic Production System 

      Ringen, Geir; Aschehoug, Silje Helene; Holtskog, Halvor; Ingvaldsen, Jonas A (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2014)
      Companies have for years tried to figure out how to consistently organize their business units for improving quality and efficiency and at the same time reduce costs and lead times. Toyota's production system (TPS) and its ...
    • Learning factories as laboratories for socio-technical experiments 

      Tvenge, Nina; Martinsen, Kristian; Holtskog, Halvor (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2019)
      Production systems might be viewed as complex socio-technical systems. A central part of socio-technical systems theory, is that improvements demands joint optimization of both the technological and the social parts of the ...
    • Mechanisms for Manufacturing Systems 

      Holtskog, Halvor; Ringen, Geir (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2018)
      Production systems have continuously evolved since early attempts to standardise parts, processes and work modes to enhance mass production. This was further refined by the Japanese automotive industry, which has been the ...
    • Norway's First Learning Factory - A Learning Outcome Case Study 

      Granheim, Malin Victoria (Master thesis, 2016-09-29)
      Purpose: with this master thesis, Norway’s first learning factory was built. The purpose was to conduct a case study and find the learning outcomes students had by partaking on the activity. Approach: a thorough literature ...
    • Opportunities in the Wake of Crisis 

      Holtskog, Halvor; Ringen, Geir (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2013)
      This study reveals the history of a Norwegian automotive supplier that went bankruptcy during the financial crisis in 2009. The crisis swept through the industry and hit hard for those actors who already struggled to keep ...
    • Preconditions for Learning Factory A Case Study 

      Ogorodnyk, Olga; Granheim, Malin Victoria; Holtskog, Halvor (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2016)
      This paper discusses improvements of an existing manual assembly line for roller skis when it was used as a template for a learning factory in the university. These improvements were in terms of lean philosophy and operations ...
    • Roller Skis Assembly Line Learning Factory – Development and Learning Outcomes 

      Ogorodnyk, Olga; Granheim, Malin Victoria; Holtskog, Halvor; Ogorodnyk, Ievgen (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2017)
      This paper describes the process of creating a learning factory based on an assembly line of roller skis used in order to enhance students’ practical and theoretical knowledge on topics of kaizen, waste types, efficiency, ...
    • Sketching the Landscape for Lean Digital Transformation 

      Ashrafian, Alireza; Powell, Daryl; Ingvaldsen, Jonas A; Dreyer, Heidi Carin; Holtskog, Halvor; Schütz, Peter; Holmen, Elsebeth; Pedersen, Ann-Charlott; Lodgaard, Eirin Anita (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2019)
      Lean management remains the most popular approach to operational excellence within industry. The next wave of industrial improvement is widely considered to be driven by the application of digital technologies. Organizations ...
    • Social aspects of process monitoring in manufacturing systems 

      Martinsen, Kristian; Holtskog, Halvor; Larsson, Catrine Eleonor (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2012)
      Many systems for process monitoring using in-process sensor measuring rely on human interpretation and reaction in order to control the process and achieve the desired effect from the monitoring. This paper reports from ...
    • Studying Design Thinking as a forthcoming source to innovation speed 

      Mitcheltree, Christina Marie; Holtskog, Halvor; Ringen, Geir (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2019)
      With complex technology-intense industries follows an ever-increasing need for rapid innovation processes. Yet, innovation speed and the time from idea to product realization can vary and be ...
    • The shift from CSR to shared value: Are Indian companies ready 

      Chennuru, Rahul Rineeth (Master thesis, 2016-09-29)
      In the field of business the social factor is just as important as the economic factor. They both are interconnected and have a significant impact on one other. Businesses acknowledge this and agree that for a healthy ...
    • Unlocking work standards through systematic work observation: implications for team supervision 

      Ingvaldsen, Jonas A; Holtskog, Halvor; Ringen, Geir (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2013)
      Purpose - Companies with routine operations often pursue team-based continuous improvement in the context of standardized work. Continuous improvement requires that work standards are periodically "unlocked", i.e. made ...
    • User Friendly Framework for Measuring Product and Process Novelty in the Early Stages of Product Development 

      Ringen, Geir; Holtskog, Halvor; Martinsen, Kristian (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2012)
      This paper examines the innovation process in four Norwegian companies, all supplying the automotive industry with light weight structural components. Twelve representative product projects are categorized, together with ...