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SuRE BPMS - Sustainable Resource Efficient Business Performance Measurement Systems

Reference number
Coordinator Lunds universitet - Institutionen för maskinteknologi
Funding from Vinnova SEK 5 730 000
Project duration August 2015 - November 2017
Status Completed
Venture The strategic innovation programme for Production2030

Important results from the project

The main objectives were to increase efficiency, measurability and management of production and to integrate sustainability work at floor level by use of suitable KPIs. The goal is to (1) support reduction to a core set important KPIs (2) choose or develop the appropriate KPIs for its intended purpose, (3) right visualization of KPIs to support fact-based decisions (4) identify dependencies between KPIs (5) develop and identify KPIs measuring sustainability at floor level. These goals have been achieved together within the project team.

Expected long term effects

The project have contributed with development and implementations of new methods and KPIs. In case studies with companies, e.g. new KPIs for measuring material efficiency and manual work have been developed. Methods for visualizing variation in KPIs with increased quality in decision making improvements have been developed and implemented. Packaging of results for dissemination to SMEs and the handbook from the project are expected to provide insights and effects even outside the project team for increased efficiency and sustainability in measurement and control of production.

Approach and implementation

Initially the project partners (3 universities, 1 institute and 8 companies) together performed a State of the Art analysis of the structure and content in the partner companies´ Business Performance Measurement Systems (BPMS). Based on these results and the companies´ individual challenges and motivation, a total of 12 company case studies with different focus have been conducted. Discussing challenges, sharing experiences and disseminating results during 10 project group workshops, resulted in a handbook for the development of sustainable and resource-efficient BPMS.

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Last updated 25 November 2019

Reference number 2015-01371

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