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Welcome to DigiTalk Pod, where we talk about digitalization and how it is going to change the way we produce and use things. If you are an engineering student, an innovation-driven manager, an entrepreneur or a life-long learner and wonder about the role of digitalization in the manufacturing industry, then you are in the right place. 

This podcast is produced by the Department of Industrial and Materials Science at Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden. The show is hosted by Ilaria Barletta, PhD student and a sustainability thinking & doing enthusiast.

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Mar 29, 2019

Guest: Jon Bokrantz, PhD student, Chalmers University of Technology, Division of Production Systems, Department for Industrial and Materials Science

“This shared understanding of smart maintenance is rooted in the Swedish manufacturing industry. They really defined what it is”.

  • Jon stated: “We cannot build factories that are highly dependent on very advanced manufacturing technology and then allow them to stand still half of the time.”
  • Jon explained the delicate interplay between maintenance management and competitiveness of manufacturing
  • Jon pinpointed the importance of building a unified language to describe the pillar-concepts of smart maintenance. Not only for researchers to work smoothly with practitioners and viceversa.
  • Jon described Smash – assessment of smart maintenance. The aims to SMASh project was to enable digitalization of the Swedish manufacturing industry. Many different management roles were involved in the development of the assessment tool.

Check out Jon’s publications:

Bokrantz, J., Skoogh, A., Berlin, C., & Stahre, J. (2017). Maintenance in digitalised manufacturing: Delphi-based scenarios for 2030. International Journal of Production Economics, 191, 154-169. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijpe.2017.06.010

Ylipää, T., Skoogh, A., Bokrantz, J., & Gopalakrishnan, M. (2017). Identification of maintenance improvement potential using OEE assessment. International Journal of Productivity and Performance Management, 66(1), 126-143. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJPPM-01-2016-0028

Bokrantz, J., Skoogh, A., Berlin, C., & Stahre, J. (2017). Maintenance in digitalised manufacturing: Delphi-based scenarios for 2030. International Journal of Production Economics191, 154-169. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijpe.2017.06.010