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.