English summary

Four Norwegian companies have recently received project funding from the Norwegian Research Council to accomplish the project; "Adaptive and Integrated Production System".

The project aims at develop an overall production system which shall secure quality at source by integrating the work systems; Lean, Quality and HES. This is one central piece in strengthening the competitive advantages for Norwegian manufacturers globally. The project includes the following research areas:

  • Develop an overall ISO 9001 certifiable production system that integrates lean, quality and HES.
  • Establish a management model based on the Norwegian organization tradition that ensures consistency along the vertical interfaces.
  • Develop a framework for how production systems effectively can be transferred and implemented to other organizations.
  • Researching new methods to develop and implement standard operating descriptions to create faster interaction between tacit and explicit knowledge.