Finland: Changing from Technology-Based Towards Process-Based Manufacturing Strategy

  • Magnus Simons
  • Kari Pietiläinen
  • Raimo Hyötyläinen


Manufacturing strategy is changing in the Finnish manufacturing industry. For decades, it has been based on hard investment in machines and technology, but in the 1990s more emphasis is beginning to be put on the organisational and human aspects of manufacturing. Now companies are trying to leverage both the existing human and fmancial resources. One of the driving forces behind the change seems to be the economic development of the country.


Machine Tool Business Process Lead Time Flexible Manufacture System Mass Customisation 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.


  1. Bank of Finland (1994) Bulletin,68, 11, November.Google Scholar
  2. Eloranta, E., Ranta, J., Ollus, M., and Suvanto P. (1994) Uusi teollinen Suomi (The New Industrial Finland), WSOY, Helsinki.Google Scholar
  3. ETLA (1986) Kansantalouden kehitysnäkymät 1986–1990 (Development trends in the Economy 1986–1990 ), ETLA, Helsinki.Google Scholar
  4. Hernesniemi, H., Lammi, M., and Ylä-Anttial, P. (1995) Kansallinen kilpailukyky ja teollinen tulevaisuus (The National Competitiveness and the Industrial Future), ETLA & SITRA, Helsinki.Google Scholar
  5. Hämäläinen, S. (1994) ‘National Economic Policy and Its Credibility’, Bank of Finland Bulletin, Helsinki, 68, 11, November, 3–7.Google Scholar
  6. Liikenneministeriö (1993) ’Logistiikka selvitys (Logistics survey)’, Liikenneministeriön julkaisuja 6/93, Liikenneministeriö, Helsinki, 85.Google Scholar
  7. Liikenneministeriö (1995) ‘Vaihtoehtoiset logistiikkajärjestelmät Suomessa (Alternative logistics systems in Finland)’, Liikenneministeriön julkaisuja L 10/95, Liikenneministeriö, Helsinki.Google Scholar
  8. Metalliteollisuuden Keskusliitto (MET) (1994) Metalliteollisuus — Metallindustriin ( Metalindusty ), Metalliteollisuuden Keskusliito raport.Google Scholar
  9. Mieskonen, J. (1989) Suomalaiset FM-järjestelmät — Havaintoja kentältä ja vertailuja kansainväliseen aineistoon (Finnish FM-systems — Empirical observations and international comparison), IIASA TES Program in Finland, keskustelualoite 11. SITRA, Helsinki.Google Scholar
  10. Moisio, J. (1995) ‘Laatujärjestelmät — 250 miljoonan hukkainvestointiko?’ (Quality management — 250 miljon investment wasted?). Talouselämä, 21, 95.Google Scholar
  11. Porter, M.E. (1990) The Competitive Advantage of Nations, The Macmillan Press Ltd., New York.Google Scholar
  12. Vartia, P. and Ylä-Anttila, P. (1992) Kansantalous 2017 (The Finnish economy in 2017 ), ETLA, Helsinki.Google Scholar
  13. Vuori, S., and Vuorinen, P. (1994) Explaining Technical Change in a Small Country — The Finnish National Innovation System. ETLA, Helsinki.CrossRefGoogle Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 1998

Authors and Affiliations

  • Magnus Simons
    • 1
  • Kari Pietiläinen
    • 1
  • Raimo Hyötyläinen
    • 1
  1. 1.VTT Automation, Industrial AutomationEspooFinland

Personalised recommendations