Research projects - ongoing

Development of a Procurement Big Data Software and method
To develop a PBD-method to view, analyse and compare procurement performance data in ground-breaking ways through innovative use cases.​ 
Funded by: VINNOVA
Time period: 2017-2019
Contact: Patrik Jonsson and Riikka Kaipia

Aerospace industry is expected to grow, but the competition is strong, resulting in shrinking margins and an increasing demand for flexibility. The ability to efficiently use the company’s production system - while volumes and product mix changes - will be crucial to reach high resource utilization without sacrificing service levels and turnover rates. Hence, there is a need for theory development regarding the design and use of models and methods for this type of capacity planning, which is the purpose of the project.
Funded by: VINNOVA
Time period: 2017-2022
Contact: Michael Patriksson, Ann-Brith Strömberg and Sunney Fotedar

ASPIRE - Automation solutions for production deviation management
Increased ability to predict, detect, assess, and take actions to avoid deviations from planned states to propagate into production disturbances, and to increase the automation of the necessary methods and processes.
Funded by: VINNOVA
Time period: 2018-2020
Contact: Mats JohanssonPer Medbo and Lars Medbo

New technology and regulatory mechanisms (e.g. economic, legal, knowledge based and societal) are predominated by an outside-in perspective on reducing climate impact of freight transport. ELIN presents an inside-out perspective in which driving forces for improved energy efficiency comes from the actors themselves – logistics providers and their customers.
Funded by: Swedish Energy Agency
Time period: 2016-2019
Contact: Arni Halldorsson

DenCity III​

DenCity develops innovative solutions for sustainable passenger and freight mobility in dense neighborhoods, with high standards of attractiveness, accessibility and sustainability. DenCity stands for radically new thinking and innovative processes for sustainable densification. 

Funded by: 50 % of the project is co-financed by the Swedish innovation agency, VINNOVA within the UDI-program and the remainder by the participating parties.
Time period: 

Förlängda sjöben

About prolonging the maritime transport leg rather than trying to minimize the distance at sea. 

Funded by: Region Skåne and Trafikverket via Triple F fund the project
Time period: 2019-
Contact: Johan Woxenius and Anastasia Christodoulou

Transportinköp och energieffektiva godstransporter

Syftet är att utveckla och testa en metodik för att skapa ett index som beskriver det kontinuerliga arbetet med att förbättra godstransporters energieffektivitet. Utveckla, testa och implementera frågor till en regelbundet återkommande enkät till transportköpande företag.

Funded by: Energimyndigheten
Time period: April 2017 - Spetember 2019
Contact: Linda Styhre

AEOLIX - Architecture for EurOpean Logistics Information eXchange

The purpose of the project is to develop a platform for connecting logistics information systems of different characteristics for immediate (real-time) exchange of information in support of logistics-related decisions. The current problems are connected to the difficulty in sharing ​information in supply chains, proprietary systems and too many standards. 

Funded by: European Union Horizon 2020
Time period: 2016-2019
Contact: Per-Olof Arnäs

DREAMIT - Digital Real-time Access Managament in Intermodal Transportation​

The purpose of the project is to improve resource efficiency in intermodal transportation systems and to improve access management by using digital information exchange and improved interaction between actors in the transportation modes sea, road and rail. ​There are large gaps in how access is managed today, in ports and rail terminals where only a small number of individual processes are in focus. 

Funded by: VINNOVA
Time period: 2017-03-01 - 2020-03-31
Contact: Per-Olof Arnäs​

Transparent Informationshantering och Samverkan för ökad Säkerhet vid transport av farligt gods (TISS)​

Syftet är att utveckla säkerheten inom området för transport av farligt gods på väg och järnväg. 

Funded by: Myndigheten för samhällsskydd och beredskap
Time period: 2016-2020
Contact: Lars-Göran Malmberg

Platform-based digital shoe retail (DigitalRetail)

The purpose of the project is to introduce a digital product fitting platform across a network of retailers to innovate the physical retail business model. It is also to conduct digital product testing and analyse its effects for improving business model design and finally to design, finish and test a prototype of a shoe-and-feet matching database for multiple retailers.

Funded by: VINNOVA
Time period: 2018-11-27 - 2020-11-27
Contact: ​​Patrik Jonsson

Retail shopping and the last mile transport: past, present and future transformations

The purpose of this project is to understand how the last mile transport in retailing shapes and is shaped by the transport system and its transformation in the past, present and the future. The project deals with retailing and the transport of goods from the point of acquisition to point of consumption. How these activities are carried out has great impact on the transport system and the sustainability impact of the supply chain. Today the majority of these transports are conducted by the consumers themselves, mainly by using their own car. This is partly a result of a significant transformation during the last decades towards an increasing number of shopping centres. 

Funded by: Chalmers
Time period: ​2018-01-01 - 2019-12-31
Contact: ​​Kajsa Hulthén​​

Development of a Procurement Big Data software and method​

The purpose of this project is to develop a PBD-method to view, analyse and compare procurement performance data in ground-breaking ways through innovative use cases. 

Funded by: VINNOVA
Time period: ​2017-01-01 - 2019-12-31
Contact: ​​Patrik Jonsson & Riikka Kaipia

Future of sharing schedule information in automotive industry supply chains using advanced data analytics

The purposes of this project are:

  1. to describe delivery schedule usage, variability and accuracy in SC, 
  2. to explain root causes and implications on planning practices and SC performances of schedule variations, 
  3. to propose data-driven methods, and (4) 
  4. to test and generate implementation frameworks for new methods and models. 

Low schedule accuracy and unknown consequences in the SC of its variation, besides changes are note communicated effectively.

Funded by: FFI - Strategic Vehicle Research and Innovation
Time period: ​2018-10-01 - 2021-05-31
Contact: ​​Patrik Jonsson

Transparent information management and cooperation for increased safety for dangerous goods transport
Purpose: Support a long-term development of safety for road and rail transport of dangerous goods through better adherence to the regulation and by improved information sharing. The project is a joint project between the departments of Law, Business administration and Applied IT.
Team: Jonas Flodén and Johan Woxenius

The VALUMICS project is a Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation project that addresses specific challenges facing the food system and food value chains in Europe. The overall objective of the VALUMICS project is to provide decision makers throughout food value chains with a comprehensive suite of approaches and tools that will enable them to evaluate the impact of strategic and operational policies, and enhance the resilience, integrity and sustainability of food value chains for European countries. The consortium driving this proposal has a core of 19 European partners from 14 countries, and two Asian partners.
Contact person: Mats Johansson


Published: Thu 16 Jan 2020.