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    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • Full-Scale Discrete Event Simulation of an Automated Modular Conveyor System for Warehouse Logistics 

      Ashrafian, Alireza; Pettersen, Ole-Gunnar; Kuntze, Kristian Nordberg; Franke, Jacob; Alfnes, Erlend; Henriksen, Knut F.; Spone, Jakob (Chapter, 2019)
      This paper presents the use of advanced simulation modeling to optimize the operation of a fully automated modular conveyor system in a large-scale warehouse. At its peak capacity, the smooth flow of material in the system ...
    • A multi-agent system approach for optimal microgrid expansion planning under uncertainty 

      Mishra, Sambeet; Bordin, Chiara; Tomasgard, Asgeir; Palu, Ivo (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2019)
      Power system planning for modern distribution networks is undergoing a change because of distributed power generation and grid ancillary services. The vast electricity retail utility industry with many distribution network ...