Recent Submissions

  • Enhancing systems thinking in corporate sustainability through a transdisciplinary research process 

    Ahlström, Hanna Christina; Williams, Amanda; Vildåsen, Sigurd (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2020)
    Sustainability is no longer a peripheral topic for most corporations, as they increasingly adopt more proactive business strategies. In spite of this, there has not been sufficient positive change in corporate practice and ...
  • Entrepreneurial judgment and value capture, the case of the nascent offshore renewable industry 

    Erikson, Truls; Løvdal, Nicolai Solberg; Aspelund, Arild (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2015)
    Entrepreneurship may be regarded as the mechanism of change towards sustainability. Any entrepreneur that seeks to start a new venture in an emerging industry will face resource and time constraints. The question we raise ...
  • Emergency Department Layout Planning Using A Simulation And Optimization Approach 

    Berdal, Tore Bjørseth; Nydal, Erlend Moian (Master thesis, 2020)
    Flere faktorer påvirker hvordan et akuttmottak fungerer, blant annet dyktige ansatte, tilstrekkelig kapasitet av ressurser og ansatte, fornuftig arbeidsfordeling samt gode planer for å håndtere kritiske situasjoner. Men, ...
  • Analyzing different designs of liner shipping feeder networks: a case study 

    Msakni, Mohamed Kais; Fagerholt, Kjetil; Meisel, Frank; Lindstad, Elizabeth (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2020)
    This paper proposes different network structures for a real liner shipping company to serve demands between Norwegian and European continental ports. The current practice of the shipping company deploys a feeder network ...
  • Effect Of Grid Tariffs On Demand-side Management In All-electric Buildings In Norway 

    Karlsen, Sophie Schønfeldt; Backe, Stian; Hamdy, Mohamed (Journal article, 2019)
    The increased share of inflexible, renewable energy sources in power systems is challenging the balancing of demand and supply. Rapid and unpredictable load variations might require large power grid capacities to ensure ...
  • 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 ...
  • Trade Secret Management in Collaborations and Open Innovation 

    Lie, Haakon Thue (Doctoral theses at NTNU;2020:149, Doctoral thesis, 2020)
    Trade secrets are secrets with commercial value that are delimited and managed. They may concern technology, business strategy, customer data and any information of value to a business that is intentionally concealed. ...
  • Planning Annual LNG Deliveries with Transshipment 

    Li, Mingyu; Schütz, Peter (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2020)
    The introduction of transshipment ports in the liquefied natural gas (LNG) supply chain in recent years offers additional flexibility, but also challenges to the planning of the annual delivery program. We present a new ...
  • A MIP based local search heuristic for a stochastic maritime inventory routing problem 

    Agra, Agostinho; Christiansen, Marielle; Hvattum, Lars Magnus; Rodrigues, Filipe (Chapter, 2016)
    We consider a single product maritime inventory routing problem in which the production and consumption rates are constant over the planning horizon. The problem involves a heterogeneous fleet of ships and multiple production ...
  • Green Innovation in Recycling - A Preliminary Analysis of Reversed Logistics in Norway 

    Flygansvær, Bente Merete; Dahlstrøm, Robert; Nygaard, Arne (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2018)
    Abstract There has been an exponential growth of new electronic products in the global consumer market. New electronic consumer products generate a growing need for new methods, processes and entrepreneurship in recycling. ...
  • MES as an Enabler of Lean Manufacturing 

    Perico, Paolo; Arica, Emrah; Powell, Daryl John; Gaiardelli, Paolo (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2019)
    Many firms have adopted Lean Manufacturing as a means of increasing productivity and reducing cost, often by focusing on the implementation of Lean best practices to identify and eliminate waste. This paper explores the ...
  • Rethinking Jidoka Systems under Automation and Learning Perspectives in the Digital Lean Manufacturing World 

    Romero, David; Gaiardelli, Paolo; Powell, Daryl; Wuest, Thorsten; Thürer, Matthias (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2019)
    This paper proposes Jidoka (automation with a human touch) as the main guiding principle for SMEs digital transformation; understood as the continuous increase of levels of automation and intelligence at their shopfloors ...
  • Demystifying lean leadership 

    Netland, Torbjørn H.; Powell, Daryl; Hines, Peter (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2019)
    Purpose There is convincing evidence that companies need a special form of leadership to succeed with lean transformations. The general advice for lean leaders, however, is often obvious or unrealistic. The purpose of ...
  • Cyber-Physical Waste Identification and Elimination Strategies in the Digital Lean Manufacturing World 

    Romero, David; Gaiardelli, Paolo; Thürer, Matthias; Powell, Daryl; Wuest, Thorsten (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2019)
    Lean Manufacturing and Industry 4.0 are at times portrait as conflicting paradigms. However, we take the stance that they are two sides of the same coin, and should be considered as mutually beneficial. Based on this ...
  • MES Implementation: Critical Success Factors and Organizational Readiness Model 

    Invernizzi, Daniela; Gaiardelli, Paolo; Arica, Emrah; Powell, Daryl John (Chapter, 2019)
    Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) have evolved to alleviate the drawbacks of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems by providing real-time information exploitation from the shop floor. In parallel with the increasing ...
  • Total Quality Management and Quality Circles in the Digital Lean Manufacturing World 

    Romero, David; Gaiardelli, Paolo; Powell, Daryl; Wuest, Thorsten; Thürer, Matthias (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2019)
    In this paper, the authors present practical insights in order to propose a Quality Management Framework for Digital Lean Manufacturing. The rationale behind this proposed framework is that the individual ISO 9000:2015 ...
  • No Lean Without Learning: Rethinking Lean Production as a Learning System 

    Powell, Daryl John; Reke, Eivind (Chapter, 2019)
    It’s one of the most popular and most misunderstood business concepts of our time. Since the term Lean Production was first popularized in 1990, lean has come to mean very different things to different people. In this ...
  • The Effect of Team Size on the Performance of Continuous Improvement Teams: Is Seven Really the Magic Number? 

    Powell, Daryl John; Lorenz, Rafael (Chapter, 2019)
    Continuous improvement teams play an essential role when implementing a corporate improvement programme, the success of which is significantly dependent on the organization of such teams. This paper specifically addresses ...
  • Planning interrelated voyages with separation requirements in roll-on roll-off shipping 

    Hansen, Jone Reinlund; Fagerholt, Kjetil; Meisel, Frank; Rakke, Jørgen Glomvik (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2019)
    We consider a new problem of planning interrelated voyages with separation requirements along a single trade in roll-on roll-off shipping. Along a given trade with a sequence of port calls, there is a number of contracts ...
  • An economic analysis of introducing autonomous ships in a short‐sea liner shipping network 

    Akbar, Abeera; Aasen, Anna Kristine Almestad; Msakni, Mohamed Kais; Fagerholt, Kjetil; Lindstad, Elizabeth; Meisel, Frank (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2020)
    The development of autonomous ships is at an advanced stage. It seems to be just a question of time before such ships become available at an industrial scale. In this paper, we investigate the economic advantages of utilizing ...

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