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Production Management

We aim for impact on the future of sustainable production by addressing issues at different levels of the production organisation and decision making structure, improving preconditions for more efficient development and operations of lean and green production systems.

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This research is conducted in close collaboration with manufacturing companies and their development of production systems, and involves identifying development processes and various influencing factors. In a number of research projects together with companies and other production researchers, new production systems and methods to increase the efficiency of production have been studied.


In recent years, this field has been extended to include more focus areas, all important for the manufacturing industry:

  • Industrialisation of new products
  • Stable processes
  • Production localisation
  • Methods for environmental improvement work at the factory
  • Production management and strategy, focusing on different aspects of lean production like corporate lean management and lean & digitalisation.
  • Resource efficient operations, where the focus is on create stable processes by efficient and digital deviation handling, as well as on research questions on the environmental part of sustainability including circular economy.
  • Industrialisation and Scale-up, dealing with the process of industrialising a new product, going from prototype to volume production and including both established companies as well as start-ups.


Seyoum Eshetu Birkie
Seyoum Eshetu Birkie
associate professor 087909435
Page responsible:Alexandra Von Kern
Belongs to: Department of Production Engineering
Last changed: Feb 21, 2024