Strategizing for Production Innovation
Paper in proceeding, 2017

Manufacturing firms are constantly evolving to accommodate new customer requirements as well as emerging technologies, materials, processes and equipment. As a consequence, a broad range of production innovation opportunities arise for manufacturing firms to produce their products in smarter, more flexible, agile and sustainable ways. This paper proposes a strategic planning framework for “production innovation” and discusses its implications for the evolution of companies-specific production systems and competitive advantages.

Manufacturing Competence

Readiness levels


Production capabilities

Production innovation

Process innovation


David Romero

Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education

Luleå University of Technology

Industrial and Materials Science

Lisa Larsson

Luleå University of Technology

Anna Öhrwall Rönnbäck

Luleå University of Technology

Johan Stahre

Industrial and Materials Science

IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology

1868-4238 (ISSN) 1868-422X (eISSN)

Vol. 513 3-12
978-3-319-66922-9 (ISBN)

Subject Categories

Mechanical Engineering

Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics

Areas of Advance


Driving Forces

Innovation and entrepreneurship





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