Lars Medbo

Universitetslektor at Department of Technology Management and Economics, Supply and Operations Management

Lars Medbo is a Senior Lecturer at the Division of Supply and Operations Management. His research focuses on materials supply systems, materials handling and production flows in production system design. The work has resulted in development of new materials feeding techniques, layouts, materials flow structures and work structuring principles implemented in the Swedish automotive industry.Lars Medbo is supervising PhD students, teaching at masters courses and at continuing and professional studies courses.

Source: chalmers.se

Projects

2013–2014

Implementering av ny lastbärare i ett befintligt tekniskt system

Kajsa Hulthén Department of Technology Management and Economics, Industrial Marketing
Dan Andersson Department of Technology Management and Economics, Logistics & Transportation
Lars Medbo Department of Technology Management and Economics, Supply and Operations Management
VINNOVA

2014–2017

Utformning av processer för effektiv materialkonfigurering

Lars Medbo Department of Technology Management and Economics, Logistics & Transportation
Mats Johansson Department of Technology Management and Economics, Supply and Operations Management
Patrik Fager Department of Technology Management and Economics, Supply and Operations Management
Robin Hanson Department of Technology Management and Economics, Supply and Operations Management
VINNOVA

2011–2012

Den nya svenska produktionsmodellen

Lars Medbo Department of Technology Management and Economics, Logistics & Transportation
Mats Johansson Department of Technology Management and Economics, Supply and Operations Management
VINNOVA

2011–2013

Produktionslyftet

Lars Medbo Department of Technology Management and Economics, Supply and Operations Management
Peter Olsson Department of Technology Management and Economics, Supply and Operations Management
VINNOVA

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Publications

2016

Manual Picking from Large Containers – Time Efficiency and Physical Workload

Robin Hanson, Lars Medbo, Patrik Jukic et al
IFAC Conference on Manufacturing Modelling, Management and Control, Troyes, June 28-30, 2016. Vol. 49 (12), p. 1703-1708
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2016

Performance effects of using external warehouses in materials supply to assembly

Robin Hanson, Lars Medbo, Mats I. Johansson et al
23rd International Annual EurOMA Conference, Trondheim, June 17-22, 2016
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2016

Aspects influencing man-hour efficiency of kit preparation for mixed-model assembly

Robin Hanson, Lars Medbo,
Procedia CIRP. 6th CIRP Conference on Assembly Technologies and Systems, CATS 2016; Gothenburg; Sweden; 16 May 2016 through 18 May 2016. Vol. 44, p. 353-358
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2015

A structured procedure for materials planning during production transfer

Anna Fredriksson, Carl Wänström, Mats I. Johansson et al
Production planning & control. Vol. 26 (9), p. 738-752
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2015

Order batching and time efficiency in kit preparation

Robin Hanson, Mats I. Johansson, Lars Medbo et al
Assembly Automation. Vol. 35 (1), p. 143–148
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2014

The Same Problem, the Same Approach to Solve and the Different Target for Sulotion – Toyota and Volvo Uddevalla

Hikari Nohara, Uich Asao, Eishi Fujita et al
The 22nd International Gerpisa Colloquium, Paris
Conference paper - non peer reviewed
2014

Quality problems in materials kit preparation

Patrik Fager, Mats I. Johansson, Lars Medbo et al
Proceedings of the 6th Swedish Production Symposium
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2014

Kit preparation using batching – quantitative results from two experiments

Robin Hanson, Lars Medbo, Mats I. Johansson et al
Proceedings of the 21st EurOMA conference, Palermo, June 20-25, 2014
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2014

Assuring materials availability during the production transfer process – Critical characteristics of the materials planning environment

Anna Fredriksson, Carl Wänström, Lars Medbo et al
Journal of Manufacturing Technology Management. Vol. 25 (3), p. 310-333
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2013

Assembly Systems and Work in the Swedish Automotive Industry

Bo Blomquist, Tomas Engström, Dan Jonsson et al
Monograph, book - edited
2013

Implementation of Lean in SME, experiences from a Swedish national program

Lars Medbo, Dan Carlsson,
International Journal of Industrial Engineering and Management. Vol. 4 (4), p. 221-227
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2013

Trajectories for successful lean transformations: Case studies of four Swedish SMEs

Lars Medbo, Dan Carlsson, Peter Olsson et al
Proceedings of 1st International Scientific Conference on Lean Technologies: Lean Tech 12. Vol. 1 (1), p. 240
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2013

In-plant materials supply by kitting – location of kit preparation

Robin Hanson, Mats I. Johansson, Lars Medbo et al
Journal of Manufacturing Technology Management
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2012

Manufacturing flexibility and Materials Supply Systems

Mats I. Johansson, Carl Wänström, Lars Medbo et al
Proceedings of the 5th SPS Conference
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2012

Designing a pull oriented material planning system - human, technical and organizational considerations

Sara Algestam, Carl Wänström, Lars Medbo et al
Proceedings of the 19th International EurOMA Conference, Amsterdam, July 2012
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2012

Implementation of Lean in SME, experiences from a Swedish national program

Lars Medbo, Dan Carlsson, Björn Stenvall et al
Proceedings of 1st International Scientific Conference on Lean Technologies: Lean Tech 12, September 13-14, Novi Sad, Serbia. Vol. 1 (1), p. 1-9
Conference paper - non peer reviewed
2012

Assembly station design: A quantitative comparison of the effects of kitting and continuous supply

Robin Hanson, Lars Medbo, Per Medbo et al
Journal of Manufacturing Technology Management. Vol. 23 (3), p. 315-327
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2012

Materials planning activities during production transfer and start-up

Anna Fredriksson, Carl Wänström, Mats I. Johansson et al
Proceedings of the 19th International EurOMA Conference, Amsterdam, July 2012
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2012

Kitting and time efficiency in manual assembly

Robin Hanson, Lars Medbo,
International Journal of Production Research. Vol. 50 (4), p. 1115-1125
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2012

Swedish Production System (SwePS) – ett kompetenslyft för fordonsindustrin inom Lean Produktion

Ulrika Harlin, Per Gullander, Björn Langbeck et al
Proceedings from VINNOVA conference on "Lean och innovationsförmåga – hinder, möjligheter och kunskapsluckor", p. 10
Conference paper - non peer reviewed
2011

Location of kit preparation – Impact on in - plant materials supply performance

Robin Hanson, Mats I. Johansson, Lars Medbo et al
International Journal of Industrial Engineering and Management. Vol. 2 (4), p. 123-129
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2011

Materials flow mapping: a tool for describing and assessing performance of material flows in supply chains

Christian Finnsgård, Lars Medbo, Mats I. Johansson et al
Proceedings from the EurOMA Conference, Cambridge
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2011

Describing and assessing performance in material flows in supply chains: a case study in the Swedish automotive industry.

Christian Finnsgård, Lars Medbo, Mats I. Johansson et al
Proceedings from the 4th INternational Swedish Production Symposium, p. 329-338
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2011

Impact of materials exposure on assembly workstation performance

Christian Finnsgård, Carl Wänström, Lars Medbo et al
International Journal of Production Research. Vol. 49 (24), p. 7253-7274
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2010

Assembly station design - a quantitative comparison of the effects of kitting and continuous supply

Robin Hanson, Lars Medbo, Per Medbo et al
Proceedings of the 17th International EurOMA Conference, Porto, June 6-9, 2010
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2010

Ergonomic and technical aspects in the redesign of material supply systems: Big boxes vs. narrow bins

Patrick Neumann, Lars Medbo,
International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics . Vol. 40 (5), p. 541-548
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2010

The impact of outsourcing on materials planning

Anna Fredriksson, Carl Wänström, Lars Medbo et al
EurOMA, Porto, 2010
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2009

Slutrapport för projektet Swedish Production System (SwePS) inom VINNOVAs forskningsprogram MERA

Johan Svenningstorp, Lena Moestam-Ahlström, Lars Medbo et al
Report
2009

Kitting and time efficiency in manual assembly

Robin Hanson, Lars Medbo,
In 16th International Annual EurOMA Conference: Implementation – realizing Operations Management knowledge. 14-17 June, 2009, Göteborg
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2009

Requirements in the value stream - Between materials supply- and assembly processes

Christian Finnsgård, Carl Wänström, Lars Medbo et al
In 16th International Annual EurOMA Conference: Implementation – realizing Operations Management knowledge. 14-17 June, 2009, Göteborg.
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2009

The impact of materials feeding design on assembly process performance

Carl Wänström, Lars Medbo,
Journal of Manufacturing Technology Management. Vol. 20 (1), p. 30 - 51
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2008

Alternativ montering

Tomas Engström, Dan Jonsson, Lars Medbo et al
Chukyo Keiei Kenkyu (academic japanese journal). Vol. 18 (1), p. 73 – 153
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2008

A Production System Assessment Approach within Swedish Automotive Industry

Ulrika Harlin, Lena Moestam Ahlström, Lars Medbo et al
In proceedings of The Swedish Production Symposium, SPS 2008
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2008

The impact of materials exposure on the conditions at the workstation

Christian Finnsgård, Lars Medbo, Carl Wänström et al
Proceedings of EurOMA conference, Groningen, The Netherlands
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2007

Time - A key issue for musculoskeletal health and manufacturing

R. Wells, S. E. Mathiassen, Lars Medbo et al
Applied Ergonomics. Vol. 38 (6), p. 733-744
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2007

Factors and motives in outsourcing decisions

Anna Fredriksson, Lars Medbo,
Proceedings of EurOMA conference, Ankara, Turkey
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2006

Outsourcing decisions in eight Swedish manufacturing and engineering companies

Anna Fredriksson, Lars Medbo,
PLANs Forsknings- och tillämpningskonferens 2006 - Effektivitet och samverkan i försörjningskedjor, p. 141-156
Conference paper - non peer reviewed
2006

Production System Design Elements Influencing Productivity and Ergonomics - A Case Study of Parallel and Serial Flow Strategies

W. P. Neumann, Jörgen Winkel, R Magneberg et al
International Journal of Operation & Production Management. Vol. 26 (8), p. 904-923
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2005

Alternativ montering – Principer och erfarenheter från fordonsindustrin

Tomas Engström, Dan Jonsson, Lars Medbo et al
Monograph, book - popular science
2005

Japanska förpackningar ger flexibilitet

Lars Medbo,
Transport och hantering (9), p. 12
Journal/newspaper article
2005

The Impact of material feeding on assembly systems performance - a comparative study between Japan and Sweden’

Carl Wänström, Lars Medbo,
18th International Conference on Production Research, Fisciano, Italy
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2005

Materialfasader och förpackningar vid manuell montering i japansk och svensk fordonsindustri

K. U. Edberg, P Neumann, Lars Medbo et al
Kvalitet och effektivitet i hela försörjningskedjan, Proceedings of PLANs forsknings- och tillämpningskonferens 2005, Borås, Ekwall, D., ed., Högskolan i Borås and PLAN Föreningen för produktionslogistik, p. 73-94
Conference paper - non peer reviewed
2004

Perspectives on Changes in the Swedish Model for Work Life Development

Tomas Engström, Dan Jonsson, Lars Medbo et al
The Twelfe Gerpisa International Colloquim”, ”Analysing the Variety of Capitalism and the Diversity of Production Models”, Paris
Conference paper - non peer reviewed
2004

Some Considerations Relating to the Reintroduction of Assembly Lines in Swedish Automotive Industry

Dan Jonsson, Lars Medbo, Tomas Engström et al
International Journal of Operations & Production Management. Vol. 24 (8), p. 754-772
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2004

On the use of Product Data in the Design of the Materials Supply System

Eva Johansson, Lars Medbo,
Journal of Manufacturing Technology Management. Vol. 15 (7), p. 641-650
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2004

Perspectives on changes in the Swedish model for work life development

Tomas Engström, Dan Jonsson, Lars Medbo et al
Paper presented at 12th International Colloquium ‘Analyzing the variety of capitalism and the diversity of productive models´, International Network GERPISA, Centre de Recherches Historiques, Universite d´Évry-Val d´Éssonne, Paris, 9-11 June 2004
Conference paper - non peer reviewed
2003

Effects of Using Parallel Product Flow Assembly System Designs: The reversing trajectory of assembly system design

Tomas Engström, Lars Medbo,
IV Workshop on Comparions of Management Practices between Japan and Sweden, Hiroshima
Conference paper - non peer reviewed
2003

Primary and Secondary Effects of Using a Parallel Product Flow Assembly System Designs: The reversing trajectory of assembly system design

Tomas Engström, Lars Medbo,
The 4th Workshop of the Comparison of the Management Practice between Sweden and Japan, Hiroshima University, Hiroshima
Conference paper - non peer reviewed
2003

Computer visualization and participatory ergonomics as methods in workplace design

A. Sundin, Lars Medbo,
Human Factors and Ergonomics in Manufacturing. Vol. 13 (1), p. 1-17
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2003

Assembly Work Execution and Materials Kit Functionality in Parallel Flow Assembly Systems

Lars Medbo,
International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics. Vol. 31 (4), p. 263-281
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2003

Parallelliserade produktionssystem - Historia eller framtid?

Lars Medbo,
Bättre produktivitet : tidning för regionalföreningar inom SPRF och PLAN : med plan-nytt (1), p. 10-12
Journal/newspaper article
2003

Parallel Production System – History or future?

Lars Medbo,
Presented at The 4th Workshop on ”Comparsions of Management Practice between Sweden and Japan”, Hiroshima University, 2003.
Conference paper - non peer reviewed
2003

The information gap between design engineering and materials supply system design

Eva Johansson, Lars Medbo, Mats I. Johansson et al
Paper presented at The 17th International Conference on Production Research ICPR-17, Blacksburg, Virginia, 2003.
Conference paper - non peer reviewed
2003

Primary and Secondary Effects of Using a Parallel Product Flow Assembly System Designs: The Reversing Trajectory of Assembly System Design

Tomas Engström, Lars Medbo,
One World One View of OM: The Challenges of Integrating Research & Practice, proceedings of the First Joint International Conference of EUROMA and POMS/ Spina, G., Vinelli, A., Cagliano, R., Kalchschmidt, M., Romano, P. and Salvador, F., eds., University of Padova, Cernobbio, Italy, 16-18 June 2003,. Vol. 2, p. 581-590
Conference paper - non peer reviewed
2003

Ergonomics and productivity consequences in adopting a line-based production system

W. P. Neumann, J Winkel, R. Magneberg et al
Proceedings of the XVth Triennial Congress of the International Ergonomics Association and The 7th Joint Conference of Ergonomics Society of Korea /Japan Ergonomics Society, Seoul, Korea, August 24 - 29, 2003
Conference paper - non peer reviewed
2002

Japanese Article

Tomas Engström, Dan Jonsson, Lars Medbo et al
Other
2002

Assembly Work Structuring Based on Restructuring and Transformation of Product Information

Tomas Engström, Dan Jonsson, Lars Medbo et al
Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences (12)
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2002

The Change of Principles for Structuring Assembly Work. A suggestion based on the experiences of Volvo Uddevalla plant

Tomas Engström, Dan Jonsson, Lars Medbo et al
I E Review. Vol. 41 (3), p. 77 – 84
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2002

Sammanhållen informationsmodell för inbyggda system

D Andersson, Karl Hallin, J Hörnstein et al
Report
2002

Assembly Work Structuring Based on Restructuring and Transformation of Product Informatio

Tomas Engström, Dan Jonsson, Lars Medbo et al
Journal of Humanities and social sciences, Nagoya City University; Nagoya (translated into japanese). Vol. 12, p. 279-309
Scientific journal article - non peer reviewed
2002

Reforming the Product and Process Information Within the Swedish Automotive Industry According to Some Cognitive Engineering and Vocational Training Aspects

Tomas Engström, Dan Jonsson, Lars Medbo et al
IE Review, Ofiicial Publication of the Japan Institute of Industrial Engineering. Vol. 43 (3), p. 77-84
Scientific journal article - non peer reviewed
2002

A Method for Evaluation of Manual Work Using Synchronised Video Recordings and Physiological Measurements

Mikael Forsman, Gert-Åke Hansson, Lars Medbo et al
Applied Ergonomics. Vol. 33 (6), p. 533-540
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2002

A case study of a principally new way of materials kitting — an evaluation of time consumption and physical workload

M. Christmansson, Lars Medbo, G.-Å. Hansson et al
International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics . Vol. 30 (1), p. 49-65
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2001

Alternative Product Structures and Product Variant Codification: Experiences from reforming the assembly line – Possibilities for physical and administrative modularisation

Tomas Engström, Lars Medbo,
Competencies and Knowledge in the European Automobile system” (CoCKEAS), Lyon
Conference paper - non peer reviewed
2001

Product and Process Information for Motor Vehicle Assembly: Some cognitive engineering aspects

Tomas Engström, Lars Medbo,
Comparions of Managent Practicies between Japan and Sweden”, Handelshögskolan vid Göteborgs Universitet, GU, Göteborg
Conference paper - non peer reviewed
2001

Principer och metoder för information- och arbetsstrukturering”

Tomas Engström, Lars Medbo,
Användarperspektivet. Strategier för att förstärka samspel mellan användare och utvecklare, Olsson, B (ed.), Sveriges Innovationsmyndighet, VINNOVA, Vinnova rapporter Vr 2001:18,, p. 37 – 44
Chapter in monograph, book
2001

Product and Process Information for Motor Vehicle Assembly: Some Cognitive Engineering Aspects

Tomas Engström, Lars Medbo,
Seminar ‘Comparisons of Management Practices between Japan and Sweden’ at School of Business, Economics and Law at Göteborg University, Göteborg.
Conference paper - non peer reviewed
2001

Alternative Product Structures and Product Varian Codification: Experiences from reforming the assembly line – Possibilities for physical and administrative modularisation’

Tomas Engström, Lars Medbo,
The CoCKEAS workshop New Principles of Productive Organisation: Innovation and Modular Production , GATE, Université Lumière Lyon 2, Lyon 15-16 March 2001
Scientific journal article - non peer reviewed
2001

Some Cognitive Engineering Aspects Applied to Product and Process Information within the Swedish Automotive Industry

Tomas Engström, Dan Jonsson, Lars Medbo et al
The CoCKEAS workshop Modular Production and Concentration in the Automotive Supplier Industry, Universita Ca' Foscari di Venezia, Venezia 4-5 October 2001
Conference paper - non peer reviewed
2001

Time as a key issue for enhanced cooperation between engineering and ergonomics

R Wells, S-E Mathiassen, Lars Medbo et al
Fourth International Scientific Conference on Prevention of Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders (PREMUS), September 30-October 04, p. 238
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2001

The Interface Between Production System Design and Individual Mechanical Exposure

Nils. F. Pettersson, Zandin Kjell, S.-E. Mathiassen et al
Maynard’s Industrial Engineering Handbook’, 5th Edition, Zandin, K., ed., p. 6.99-6.109
Monograph, book - edited
2001

Assembly system design utilising reformed product descriptions

Lars Medbo,
Selected papers from the 16th ICPR 'Production and technology for the benefit of mankind - protecting nature and life on earth' / ed. by John E. Middle; Proceedings of the 16th International Conference On Production Research, ICPR-15, Czech Technical University in Prague, Prague, 29 July – 3 August 2001, no. 0341.
Conference paper - non peer reviewed
2001

Illuminating and Analysing the Performance of the Defunct Volvo Uddevalla plant

Tomas Engström, Lars Medbo,
16th International Conference on Production Research : ICPR - 16 ; 29 July - 3 August 2001, Prague, Czech Republic.
Conference paper - non peer reviewed
2001

Some Key Figures, Facts and Experiences Regarding the Learning of Long Cycle time Assembly Work within the Swedish Automotive Industry

Tomas Engström, Lars Medbo,
16th International Conference on Production Research : ICPR - 16 ; 29 July - 3 August 2001, Prague, Czech Republic / Ed: D. Hanus
Conference paper - non peer reviewed
2001

Principer och metoder för information- och arbetsstrukturering (VINNOVA rapport, 2001:18)

Tomas Engström, Lars Medbo,
Användarperspektivet : strategier för att förstärka samspelet mellan användare och utvecklare / redaktör: Bertil Olsson , p. 37-44
Chapter in monograph, book
2000

Summarising Some Merits and Malfunctions of Parallel Product Flow Assembly Systems – Some experiences from substitution of the assembly line

Tomas Engström, Lars Medbo,
Comparisons of Managent Practicies between Japan and Sweden, Seminari at Osaka University of Economics, Faculty of Information Management, Osaka,
Conference paper - non peer reviewed
2000

”Explaining and Reporting on Performance in Parallel Product Flow Assembly Systems – Theoretical and empirical frames of references

Tomas Engström, Lennart Nilsson, Lars Medbo et al
Comparisons of Managent Practicies between Japan and Sweden, Seminari at Osaka University of Economics, Facluty of Information Management, Osaka
Conference paper - non peer reviewed
2000

Implications of Product Architecture and Product Descriptions on External and Internal Materials Flow Subsystems

Tomas Engström, Dan Jonsson, Lars Medbo et al
Eight International Colloquim “The world that Changed the Machine: The Future of the Auto Industry for the 21th century´, International Network Gerpisa, Centre de Recherches Historiques, Universite d´Évry-Val d´Éssonne, Paris. Paris
Conference paper - non peer reviewed
2000

The Method of Successive Assembly System Design: Six cases studies within the Swedish automotive industry

Tomas Engström, Dan Jonsson, Lars Medbo et al
Agile Manufacturing: 21st Century Manufacturing Strategy, Gunarsekaran A. (ed.), Elsevier Science Publishers, p. 621 – 642
Chapter in monograph, book
2000

Process Oriented Ergonomics – The Ergonomics of the Future? A case study of integrated ergonomics within an engine assembly plan

Tomas Engström, Lars Hansson, Lars Medbo et al
IEA 2 000/HFES 2000, San Diego, p. 5.328 – 5.331
Conference paper - non peer reviewed
2000

Evaluation of Manual Work Using Synchronised Video Recordings and Physiological Measurements

Mikael Forsman, Tomas Engström, P Asterland et al
Applied Ergonomics. Vol. 33 (6), p. 533 – 540
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2000

Process Oriented Ergonomics – The Ergonomics of the Future? A case study of integrated ergonomics within an engine assembly plant

Tomas Engström, L. Hanson, Lars Medbo et al
Paper presented and published in IEA 2000 Congress, Proceedings. San Diego.. Vol. 5, p. 328-331
Conference paper - non peer reviewed
2000

Implications of Product Architecture and Product Descriptions on External and Internal Materials Flow Subsystems

Tomas Engström, Dan Jonsson, Lars Medbo et al
Presented at the Eight International Colloquium ‘The world that Changed the Machine: The Future of the Auto Industry for the 21th century´, International Network GERPISA, Centre de Recherches Historiques, Universite d´Évry-Val d´Éssonne, Paris.
Conference paper - non peer reviewed
2000

Kompetens och lärande i arbetet - ett projekt vid Volvo Bussar AB, Boråsfabriken

Marita Christmansson, Anders Edström, Lars Medbo et al
Report
1999

Implications for Improving the Flexibility of External Material fFow System Based on Theories and Experiences From Transforming the Assembly Line”.

Tomas Engström, Dan Jonsson, Lars Medbo et al
Seminar: Comparison of Management Practices between Japan and Sweden
Conference paper - non peer reviewed
1999

Implications of Product Architecture and Product Description on External and Internal Materials Subsystems

Tomas Engström, Dan Jonsson, Lars Medbo et al
International Network Gerpisa International Colloquim in Paris
Conference paper - non peer reviewed
1999

Evaluation of Manual Work by Synchronising Video-recordings and Physiological Measurements

Mikael Forsman, Tomas Engström, Gert-Åke Hansson et al
Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Production Research, ICPR – 15 Manufacturing for a Global Market. Hillery M. and Lewis H. L. (eds.), Limerick, Ireland, p. 989 – 992
Conference paper - non peer reviewed
1999

Den monteringsrelaterade produktbeskrivningen – En förutsättning för effektiv montering

Tomas Engström, Dan Jonsson, Lars Medbo et al
Designjournalen. Vol. 6 (1), p. 42 – 49
Journal article - popular science
1999

Developments in Assembly System Design: The Volvo Experience

Tomas Engström, Dan Jonsson, Lars Medbo et al
Coping with Variety: Flexible Production Systems for Product Variety in the Automobile Industry; Lung, Y., Chanaron, J. J., Fujimoto, T. and Raff, D. (eds.); Ashgate, Aldershot, p. 192-223
Chapter in monograph, book
1999

A Swedish Industrial Research Program “Co-operative for Optimization of Industrial Production Systems Regardning Productivity and Ergonomics, COPE

Jörgen Winkel, Marita Christmansson, Henrik Cyrén et al
NIOSH-FIOH-NIWL Science Syposium i USA
Conference paper - non peer reviewed
1998

The Volvo Uddevalla Plant and Interpretations of Industrial Design Processes

Tomas Engström, Dan Jonsson, Lars Medbo et al
Integrated Manufacturing Systems. Vol. 9 (5), p. 279 – 295
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
1997

Automotive Industry

Tomas Engström, Dan Jonsson, Lars Medbo et al
The Workplace – Major industries and occupations, Vol. 2, Brune, D., Gerhardsson, G., Crockford, G. W. and Norbäck, D. (eds.), International Occupational Safety and Health Information Centre (CIS), International Labour Office Geneva, Scandinavian Science Publisher, Oslo,, p. 548 – 565
Chapter in monograph, book
1997

Finns det möjligheter att integrera ergonomiska aspekter vid utformningen av produktionssystem genom ett tvär- och mångvetenskapligt samarbete?

Tomas Engström, Jan Johansson Hanse, Lars Medbo et al
Arbete Människa Miljö & Nordisk Ergonomi. Vol. 4, p. 212 – 220
Journal article - popular science
1997

Succesive Assembly System Design Based on disassembly of Products

Tomas Engström, Dan Jonsson, Lars Medbo et al
The Creation of Prosperity, Business and Work Opportunities Through Technology Management, Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Management of Technology – MOT97, Vol. 1, Mueller, H., Persson, J.-G. and Lumsden, K. R. (eds.), the Swedish Society of Mechanical Engineers, Naval Architects and Aeronautical Engineers, Gothenburg, Sweden, p. 264 – 273
Conference paper - non peer reviewed
1997

Production Models and Social Contexts

Dan Jonsson, Tomas Engström, Lars Medbo et al
, Business and Work Opportunities Trough Technology Management, Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Management of Technology – MOT97, Vol. 1, Mueller, H., Persson, J.-G. and Lumsden, K. (eds.), the Swedish Society of Mechanical Engineers, Naval Architects and Aeronautical Engineers, Gothenburg,, p. 274 – 283
Conference paper - non peer reviewed
1997

Is it Possible to Take Advantage of the Product Structure to Improve Shop Floor Ergonomics? Work characteristics of collective working in long cycle time assembly systems

Tomas Engström, Lars Medbo,
From experiences to Innovation IEA97, Proceedings of the 13th Trennial Congress of the International Ergonomcis Association, Seppälä, P., Luopajärvi, T., Nygård, C.-H. and Mattila, M. (eds.), Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Tampere, Finland,. Vol. 1, p. 573 – 575
Conference paper - non peer reviewed
1997

Empirical Analysis and Assessment of Automotive Assembly Work: An analyse procedure for work efficiency and ergonomic aspects

Tomas Engström, Lars Medbo,
From experiences to Innovation IEA97, Proceedings of the 13th Trennial Congress of the International Ergonomcis Association, Seppälä, P., Luopajärvi, T., Nygård, C.-H. and Mattila, M. (eds.), Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Tampere, Finland,, p. 171 – 193
Conference paper - non peer reviewed
1997

Work and Work Place Design Using Empirical Shoop Floor Information and Virtual Reality Techniques

Davies Roy, Lars Medbo, Tomas Engström et al
From experiences to Innovation IEA97, Proceedings of the 13th Trennial Congress of the International Ergonomcis Association, Seppälä, P., Luopajärvi, T., Nygård, C.-H. and Mattila, M. (eds.), Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Tampere, Finland, p. 25 – 27
Conference paper - non peer reviewed
1997

A Swedish Industrial Research Program “Co-operative for Optimization of Industrial Production Systems Regarding Productivity and Ergonomics, COPE

Jörgen Winkel, Tomas Engström, Mikael Forsman et al
Presentation of the first case study”. Experiences to Innovation IEA97, Proceedings of the 13th Trennial Congress of the International Ergonomcis Association, Seppälä, P., Luopajärvi, T., Nygård, C.-H. and Mattila, M. (eds.), Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Tampere, Finland
Conference paper - non peer reviewed
1997

Finns det möjligheter att integrera ergonomiska aspekter vid utformningen av produktionssystem genom ett tvär- och mångvetenskapligt samarbete?

Tomas Engström, Jan Johansson Hanse, Lars Medbo et al
Arbete Människa Miljö & Nordisk Ergonomi (4), p. 212-220
Scientific journal article - non peer reviewed
1997

Efficiency in order picking and kitting systems

Mats I. Johansson, Lars Medbo,
Proceedings of the 14th ICPR Conference, Osaka, 1997
Conference paper - peer reviewed
1996

Production Model Discourse and Experiences from the Swedish Automotive Industry

Tomas Engström, Dan Jonsson, Lars Medbo et al
International Journal of Operations & Production Management. Vol. 16 (2), p. 141 – 158
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
1996

Implication on Improving the Flexibility of the External Material Flow System Based on Experiences, Theories and Experiences from Transforming the Assembly Line

Tomas Engström, Dan Jonsson, Lars Medbo et al
The International Network Gerpisa. Reflective Production, Freyssenet, M. and Boyer, R. (eds.), Paris
Conference paper - non peer reviewed
1995

“Production System Design – A brief summarisation of some Swedish efforts

Tomas Engström, Lars Medbo,
Perspectives on Volvo´s Uddevalla plant as an alternative to Lean production, Sandberg, Å. (ed.), Avebury, Aldershot,, p. 61 - 73
Chapter in monograph, book
1995

Inter-Relation Between Product Variant Codification and Assembly Work for Flexible Manufacturing in Autonomous Group

Tomas Engström, Dan Jonsson, Per Medbo et al
Journal of Materials Processing Technology. Vol. 52, p. 133 – 140
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
1995

Kalmar, Uddevalla and Beyond: Volvos factories of the future

Tomas Engström, Dan Jonsson, Lars Medbo et al
Proceedings of Towards a New Organisation in the Automobile Industry. The Third Gerpisa International Colloquium, Chanaron, J. J., Lung, Y. and Raff, D. (eds.), Centre de Recherches Historiques, Universite d´Évry-Val d´Éssonne, Paris
Conference paper - non peer reviewed
1994

Produktionssystem som tar människan till utgångspunkt vid förnyelse av teknik

Kajsa Ellegård, Tomas Engström, Bertil Johansson et al
Nordisk Ergonomi i forskning och praksis (3), p. 2 – 7
Journal article - popular science
1994

Development of Assembly Competence in Parallellized Flow Assembly Systems

Tomas Engström, Dan Jonsson, Lars Medbo et al
Human Factors in Organizational Design and Management – IV, Proceedings of 4th International Symposium on Human Factors in Organizational Design and Management – ODAM, Stockholm, Bradley, G. E. and Henrick, H. W. (eds.), North-Holland, Amsterdam, p. 225 – 260
Conference paper - non peer reviewed
1994

Intra–group Work Patterns in Final Assembly of Motor Vehicles

Tomas Engström, Lars Medbo,
International Journal of Operations & Production Management. Vol. 14 (3), p. 101 – 113
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
1994

Finns det en vidareutveckling av Volvos Uddevallafabrik?

Tomas Engström, Lars Medbo,
Proceedings of Nordiska Ergonomisällskapets Årskonferens, Palmerud, G. (ed.), the Ergonomic Society of Sweden and Lindholmen Utveckling AB, Stenungsund,, p. 166 – 169
Conference paper - non peer reviewed
1994

Extended Work Cycle Assembly – A crucial learning experience

Tomas Engström, Lars Medbo, Dan Jonsson et al
International Journal of Human Factors in Manufacturing. Vol. 4 (3), p. 293 – 303
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
1994

A methodology for evaluation of order picking systems as a base for system design and managerial decisions

Henrik Brynzér, Mats I. Johansson, Lars Medbo et al
International Journal of Operations and Production Management. Vol. 14 (3), p. 126-139
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
1993

An Assembly-Oriented Product Description System as a Precondition for Efficient Manufacturing with Long Cycle Time Work

Tomas Engström, Lars Medbo, Dan Jonsson et al
Productivity & Quality Management Frontiers – IV, Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Productivity & Quality Research, Miami, Vol. 2, Suthmanth, D. J., Edosomwan, J. A., Poupart, R. and Sink, D. S. (eds.), Industrial Engineering and Management Press, Norcross, Georgia (453 – 462)
Conference paper - peer reviewed
1993

Evaluation Methods for Assembly Work and Product Design in Radically Different Production Systems: Results from case studies and action research in Swedish industry

Tomas Engström, Anders Lundberg, Lars Medbo et al
Productivity & Quality Management Frontiers – IV, Proceedings 4th Int. Conference on Productivity & Quality Research, Miami; Suthmanth, D. J., Edosomwan, J. A., Poupart, R. and Sink, D. S. (eds.), Industrial Engineering and Management Press, Norcross, Georgia. Vol. 2, p. 333 – 342
Conference paper - peer reviewed
1993

Intra–group Work Patterns in Final Assembly of Motor Vehicles

Tomas Engström, Lars Medbo,
Proceedings of the 4th International Production Management Conference on Management and New Production Systems, the European Institute for Advanced Studies in Management (EIASM) and the London Business School, London. Vol. 233 – 243
Conference paper - non peer reviewed
1993

Method Aspects on Multi–level Interactive Work Process Mapping

Henrik Brynzér, Tomas Engström, Lars Medbo et al
Advances in Industrial Ergonomics and Safety V, Proceedings of the Annual International Industrial Ergonomics and Safety Conference, Copenhagen, Nielsen, R. and Jørgensen, K. (eds.), Taylor & Francis, London, p. 293 – 299
Conference paper - non peer reviewed
1993

Reforming the Product Variant Codification to Support a Holistic Perception of Product and Work Processes in Motor Vehicle Assembly”

Tomas Engström, Dan Jonsson, Lars Medbo et al
Production Research 1993, Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Production Research (ICPR12), Lapeenranta, Orpana, V. and Lukka, A. (eds.), Elsevier, Amsterdam, p. 441 – 462
Conference paper - non peer reviewed
1993

Design Criteria and Production Principles for Parallellized Flow Assembly Work”

Tomas Engström, Lars Medbo,
Proceedings of the First International Colloquium – “Trajectories of Automobile Firms”, International Network Gerpisa, Paris
Conference paper - non peer reviewed
1993

Some Important Principles and Findings Concerning Long Cycle Time Assembly Work

Tomas Engström, Lars Medbo,
ISATA in Pursuit of Technical Excellence Proceedings, 26th International Symposium on Automotive Technology and Automation, Aachen, p. 111 – 117
Conference paper - non peer reviewed
1993

Naturally Grouped Assembly Work and New Product Structures

Tomas Engström, Lars Medbo,
International Journal of Technology Management. Vol. 7 (4/5), p. 302 – 313
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
1993

"Produktionssystem som tar människan till utgångspunkt vid förnyelse av teknik

Kajsa Ellegård, Tomas Engström, Mats I. Johansson et al
Nordisk Ergonomi i forskning och praksis (3), p. 2-7
Journal/newspaper article
1993

A Methodology for Design and Evaluation of Picking Systems

Henrik Brynzér, Mats I. Johansson, Lars Medbo et al
Management and New Production Systems, Proceedings of the 4th International Production Management Conference, London, April 1993, p. 139-152
Conference paper - non peer reviewed
1992

Materialflödesmönster och effektivitet vid serieproduktion – Förutsättningar för utveckling av det svenska monteringsarbetet

Tomas Engström, Johansson Bertil, Lars Medbo et al
Arbete människa miljö (4), p. 197 – 208
Journal article - popular science
1992

Material Flow Patterns, Product Variants and Long Cycle Time Assembly

Tomas Engström, Lars Medbo,
Mennesket og omgivelsen – I takt? Proceedings of Nordiska Ergonomisällskapets Årskonferens 92, Nordiska Ergonomisällskapet, Lillehammer, Norge
Conference paper - non peer reviewed
1992

Principles and Promises of Reflective Production

Tomas Engström, Dan Jonsson, Lars Medbo et al
Mennesket og omgivelsen – I takt? Proceedings of Nordiska Ergonomisällskapets Årskonferens 92, Nordiska Ergonomisällskapet, Lillehammer, Norge
Conference paper - non peer reviewed
1992

Design Analysis by means of Axonometric Hand–drawn Illustrations

Tomas Engström, Mikael Hedin, Lars Medbo et al
Proceedings of International Product Development Management Conference on New Approach to Development and Engineering, the European Institute for Advanced Studies in Management (EIASM), the Gothenburg Center for Work Science and International Center for Research on the Management of Technology and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Brussels., p. 147 – 157
Conference paper - non peer reviewed
1992

Reflective Production in the Final Assembly of Motor Vehicles – An emerging Swedish challenge

Kajsa Ellegård, Tomas Engström, Bertil Johansson et al
International Journal of Operations & Production Management. Vol. 12 (7/8), p. 117 – 133
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
1992

Preconditions for Long Cycle Time Assembly and Its Management – Some Findings”

Tomas Engström, Lars Medbo,
International Journal of Operations & Production Management. Vol. 12 (7/8), p. 134 – 146
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
1992

The Possibilities of Lean Production – A comparison between diffterent product flow concepts in the automotive industry”

Kajsa Ellegård, Tomas Engström, Mats I. Johansson et al
Management and New Production Systems, Proceedings of the 3rd International Production Management Conference on Management and New Production Systems, European Institute for Advanced Studies in Management (EIASM) and University of Göteborg, Department of Psychology, Göteborg, p. 31 – 36
Conference paper - non peer reviewed
1992

A Methodology for the Design and Evaluation of Picking Systems

Henrik Brynzér, Mats I. Johansson, Lars Medbo et al
Poceedings of the 4th Int Production Management Conf on Management and New Production Systems, London, April, 1992
Conference paper - non peer reviewed
1992

Reflective Production in the Final Assembly of Motor Vehicles - An Emerging Swedish Challenge

Kajsa Ellegård, Tomas Engström, Mats I. Johansson et al
International Journal of Operations & Production Management. Vol. 12 (7/8), p. 117-133
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
1991

“Consequences for Final Assembly, Pre-production and Design of Natural Grouped Assembly Work and Materials Handling – Methods and Experience

Tomas Engström, Lars Medbo,
Achieving the Competitive Edge – Getting Ahead Trough Technology and People, Proceedings of the OMA-UK Sixth International Conference, Birmingham, Bennet, D. and Lewis, C. (eds.), Springer-Verlag, London, p. 142 – 147
Conference paper - non peer reviewed
1991

“Management and Preconditions for Long Cycle Time Assembly: Some Findings”

Tomas Engström, Lars Medbo,
Proceedings of the 3rd International Production Management Conference on Management and New Production Systems, European Institute for Advanced Studies in Management (EIASM) and University of Göteborg, Department of Psychology, Göteborg, p. 31 – 36
Conference paper - non peer reviewed
1990

Ombyggnad Torslanda

Bertil Ahlsén, K Dahlström, Tomas Engström et al
Report
1990

Naturligt grupperat arbete vid Volvo Lastvagnar – Slutrapport

D Danhäll, Tomas Engström, Mikael Hedin et al
Report
1990

Material Flow Analysis, Sociotechnology and Natural Grouped Assembly Work for Automobiles and Trucks

Tomas Engström, Lars Medbo,
Research and Development in Work and Technology, Proceedings of a European Workshop, Dortmund, Porsnschlegel, H. (ed.), Physica Verlag, Heidelberg, , p. 219 – 242
Conference paper - peer reviewed
1989

Naturligt grupperat arbete vid Volvo Lastvagnar – Delrapport 2

D Danhäll, Tomas Engström, Mikael Hedin et al
Report
1989

Naturligt grupperat arbete vid Volvo Lastvagnar – Delrapport 1

D Danhäll, Tomas Engström, Mikael Hedin et al
Report
1989

Naturligt grupperat arbete vid Volvo Lastvagnar – Förstudie

D Danhäll, Tomas Engström, Mikael Hedin et al
Report
1988

Illustrationer av funktionella grupper och monteringsfaser

Engström Tomas Engström, Lars Medbo,
Report
1988

Monteringsanvisningar för naturligt grupperat arbete

Tomas Engström, Lars Medbo, Klas Thunberg et al
Report
1984

Effektiv småbåtsproduktion Slutrapport

Tomas Engström, Ulf Karlsson, Anders Lundberg et al
Report