Lean Automation Development
Trends towards more automated production and accelerating pace of change of production systems place demands on fast, efficient, and business-adapted development processes of automation solutions.
This manual (in Swedish) describes key elements of an automation strategy, such as support for the development of automation solutions to the production system.
It is relevant for all types of manufacturing operations and suppliers who want to streamline procurement and implementation of the new automation technologies
The manual describes an automation strategy divided into four main areas:
Part 1 – Economy
Part 2 – Organization
Part 3 – Process
Part 4 – Technology
Great focus is placed on engaging different skills and actors, as well as considering the automation strategy as part of a whole together with other parts inside and outside the business.
The automation strategy highlights which factors within the different main areas affect the development of automation solutions. It makes it possible to analyze which business model best suits the conditions of the business and what organizational structures are important for the automation competence of the business. It also includes a step template for the efficient procurement of automation equipment and three important categories of technologies that can support the development process.
The handbook has been developed in the project lean automation development, or LEAD, which has been funded by Vinnova's program FFI Hållbar Production. The basic idea was to facilitate both the planning, development and procurement of automation solutions by providing the development processes that are established today with tools from Lean product development. In this way, it ensures that businesses can benefit from the new automation technology with the efficient utilization of resources, high durability and high profitability as much as possible.