Production Development

Design and Operation of Production Systems

  • Monica Bellgran
  • Kristina Säfsten

About this book


The need for developing the area of industrial production is greater than ever, both for individual manufacturing companies and for national industries as a whole in the fight to maintain competitiveness in a global market. Outsourcing is not the only answer to the question of how to reduce product cost; on the contrary, continuously developing production is a way of both controlling costs and of utilizing production as a competitive means in the business strategy.

Production development is about improving existing production systems and developing new ones. The production system should be developed in integration with the product, as a part of the overall product realization process, and not in sequence after the product has already been designed. Production Development: Design and Operation of Production Systems takes a holistic viewpoint on the production system and its design process during the whole system life cycle. A working procedure demonstrating how to design and realize the production system is presented, together with a number of related production development aspects.

Production Development: Design and Operation of Production Systems is illustrated with a large number of figures and industrial examples. The book can be used as a reference for teachers and students, or as a manual for professionals within the field of production.


Controlling Manufacturing Operations (Excellence) Product Realization Process Production Development Production System System Design life cycle production

Authors and affiliations

  • Monica Bellgran
    • 1
  • Kristina Säfsten
    • 2
  1. 1.Haldex ABStockholmSweden
  2. 2.School of EngineeringJönköping UniversityJönköpingSweden

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London 2010
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-1-84882-494-2
  • Online ISBN 978-1-84882-495-9
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