Research paper published in 19th International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED13), 19-22 August, 2013, Seoul, Korea.
This paper presents a computer-based approach for conceptual design that aims to enhance collaborative supply chain development in the automotive sector when dealing with product-service development or radical innovations. The focus of the research has been to design a simulation approach that will enable designers and managers to simulate and evaluate the value of different design options for the different stakeholders involved in the development process and to have insights about the implications between business model innovation and the engineered aspects of the solutions early in the conceptual phase.The approach is presented using a case study within the current project, after following a team responsible for the car cockpit. Four possible scenario have been simulated and evaluated using a commercial simulation software.
The main advantage of the proposed approach is to enhance the awareness among designers and managers of the value of different design options, and allow them to explore further how business and design aspects profoundly affect each other, in order to support early decision-making in the design process.
Also this paper received the “reviewers favourite” award for being top 10% of all the reviews.
Value engineering, simulation driven design, product-service systems
Panarotto, M., T. Larsson, A. Larsson. (2013). Enhancing supply chain collaboration in automotive industry by value driven simulation. 19th International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED13), 19-22 August, 2013, Seoul, Korea
In a directed effort towards younger kids to get them interested in technology and innovation, Tobias Larsson hosted a class of 10 year olds during a day of creativity and innovation.
By using a concept; “Innovation toolbox for kids” he hosted the team of 30 through drills that improve efficiency (Lean), problemsolving (building bridge using glue, tape, and wooden sticks), and creative exercise (ice cream development).
Region Blekinge, County Council of Blekinge and BTH are starting a new project with the focus to create a cluster for innovation and development within the health sector. BTH will coordinated the project that is hosted at BTH. The project has been developed by Tobias Larsson and Mats Löfdahl in close collaboration with the upcoming cluster partners.
Prof. Tim McAloone of DTU in Denmark was faculty opponent, and the grading committee was composed of Prof. Bo Helgeson, BTH, Prof. Annika Olsson, Lund University, and Prof. Tomohiko Sakao of Linköping University.
Tony has conducted his research within several project at BTH in collaboration with industry, and his focus have been to tie the links between sustainability and industrial product development via the concept of product-service systems. In his defense he had to show the width of skills needed to perform research and the scientific dialogue with the opponent was of high value for the audience to listen in to. The session was live web-casted and followed via an online audience.
Nov 28, NyTeknik (chief editor Mats Engström) followed up a site visit at BTH and the research project SåNätt – Light Weight Vehicles (Tobias Larsson, Massimo Panarotto, Vice-chancellor Ursula Hass, and Henric Johnson participated from BTH and Jonas Adolfsson of Ruuki) with an introductory piece in NyTeknik entitled “Lös klimatproblemen med teknikutveckling“.
Professor Tobias C. Larsson is chaired professor in Product Development at School of Engineering, BTH.