Sustainable Resource Efficient Business Performance Measurement Systems (SuRE BPMS)

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.

Partner organizations

  • Lund University (Academic, Sweden)
  • Haldex (Private, Sweden)
  • ÅF (Private, Sweden)
  • Capgemini (Private, Sweden)
  • Volvo Cars (Private, Sweden)
  • Swerea IVF AB (Private, Sweden)
  • Sandvik (Private, Sweden)
  • Volvo Group (Private, Sweden)
  • Mälardalens högskola (Academic, Sweden)
  • GKN Aerospace Sweden (Private, Sweden)
Start date 01/08/2015
End date The project is closed: 31/07/2017
​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. 
Project leader
​Carin Andersson, Lund University (Mats Winroth is responsible for the part of the project that Chalmers runs)
Connected to Chalmers Area of Advance
​Production
External partners:

Lunds Universitet, Chalmers MoT, Mälardalens Högskola, Swerea IVF, Volvo Construction Equipment AB, Capgemini AB, GKN Aerospace Sweden AB, Volvo Personvagnar AB, Sandvik Mining and Construction Köping AB, ÅF AB, Haldex AB

Funded by

  • VINNOVA (Public, Sweden)

Published: Thu 31 May 2018.