Integrated business and product realization model for 1st tier suppliers

The main objective of the research project is to enable suppliers to have their own predevelopment process. The purpose is to enable the supplier to make a larger contribution in the value chain and not just follow instructions from the OEM. Up to now pure price discussions have taken to large part in the interaction between supplier and OEM and thereby holding back value adding and innovative activities.

The results from the project aim to contribute significantly to increased sustainability by enabling increased efficiency in the development collaboration between partners in the supply chain, and thereby reduced development costs, increased product quality and less waste.


Hans L Johannesson (contact)

Professor at Product and Production Development, Product Development

Mats Alemyr

Tekniklektor at Product and Production Development, Product Development

Göran Gustafsson

Universitetslektor at Product and Production Development, Product Development


Autoliv Sverige AB

Vårgårda, Sweden

Autotube AB

Varberg, Sweden

Kongsberg Automotive

Mullsjö, Sweden


Södertälje, Sweden

Swerea IVF AB

Mölndal, Sweden

Volvo Car Corporation

Gothenburg, Sweden



Funding years 2009–2012

Related Areas of Advance and Infrastructure


Area of Advance

Sustainable Development

Chalmers Driving Force

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