Sustainable Resource Efficient Business Performance Measurement Systems (SuRE BPMS)
Research Project , 2015 – 2017

Virtually every company have implemented some kind of Business Performance Measurement System (BPMS) with the purpose of monitoring production and business performance and to execute business and corporate strategy at all levels in a company. As sustainability has become a focus area, new frameworks and measures have been introduced. There are however shortcomings in today´s industrial practice regarding BPMS such as: Unclear interdependencies between individual measures Poor inclusion of the sustainability dimension into BPMS and improvement systems Vague links between measures, goals and strategic decisions Lack of principals and measures for improvements of other processes than manufacturing The aim of the proposed project is to address these shortcomings in close collaboration within the project consortium, consisting of 3 universities, one research institute, 5 manufacturing companies and two consultancy firms. The project goals are to: Include the sustainability dimension to the BPMS and improvement system develop measures supporting proactive decisions instead of reactive measuring Increase organizational alignment of performance measures between different levels in the organization Add performance characterization of more business processes into the BPMS The objective is to increase efficiency and measurability in corporate management and manufacturing strategies integrating sustainability.


Mats Winroth (contact)

Programansvarig at Chalmers, Technology Management and Economics, Supply and Operations Management

Peter Almström

Associate Professor at Chalmers, Technology Management and Economics, Supply and Operations Management



Stockholm, Sweden


Bromma, Sweden

GKN Aerospace Sweden

Trollhättan, Sweden


Landskrona, Sweden

Lund University

Lund, Sweden

Mälardalens högskola

Västerås, Sweden


Stockholm, Sweden


Kista, Sweden

Volvo Cars

Göteborg, Sweden

Volvo Group

Gothenburg, Sweden



Funding Chalmers participation during 2015–2017

Related Areas of Advance and Infrastructure

Sustainable development

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