Program

Time

Activity

26th April

13:00 - 17:00

SPA Presidium meeting

18:00 - 20:00

Registration

27th April

08:00 - 09:00

Registration

09:00 - 09:15

Conferance opening - Welcome

09:15 - 10:00

Keynote 1 -Production 2030

10:30 - 11:50

Parallel sessions and Workshops

Parallel Session 1
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Parallel Session 2
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Parallel Session 3
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11:50 - 13:00

Lunch

13:00 - 13:45

Keynote 2 - Thomas Lezama

14:00 - 15:20

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Parallel Session 2
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Parallel Session 3
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15:40 - 16:40

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18:30

Evening activity with mingle at ASSAR

  • Panel session with keynote speakers and industrial representatives.
  • Exhibitions from sponsors and research partners.

28th April

08:00 - 08:10

Welcome

08:10 - 08:55

Keynote 3 - Andie Zhang

09:00 - 09:45

Keynote 4 - Jenny Elfsberg

10:15 - 11:15

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Parallel Session 2
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Parallel Session 3
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11:30 - 12:30

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Parallel Session 2
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Parallel Session 3
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12:30 - 13:30

Lunch

13:30 - 14:15

Keynote 5 - Henric Johnson

14:30 - 15:30

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Parallel Session 2
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Parallel Session 3
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15:45 - 16:45

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Parallel Session 3
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18:30

Conference banquet
- Celebration of SPS 10th anniversary
- Best paper award
- SPS2024

29th April

09:00 - 12:00

Company visits

26th April

13:00
17:00

SPA Presidium meeting

18:00
20:00

Registration

27th April

08:00
09:00

Registration

09:00
09:15

Conferance opening - Welcome

09:15
10:00

Keynote 1

10:30
11:50

Parallel sessions and Workshops

Parallel Session 1
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Parallel Session 2
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Parallel Session 3
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11:50
13:00

Lunch

13:00
13:45

Keynote 2

14:00
15:00

Parallel sessions and Workshops

Parallel Session 1
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Parallel Session 2
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Parallel Session 3
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15:20
16:20

Parallel sessions and Workshops

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Parallel Session 2
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Parallel Session 3
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18:30

Evening activity with mingle at ASSAR

 

  • Panel session with keynote speakers and industrial representatives.
  • Exhibitions from sponsors and research partners.

28th April

08:00
08:15

Welcome

08:15
09:00

Keynote 3

09:15
10:00

Parallel sessions and Workshops

Parallel Session 1
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Parallel Session 2
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Parallel Session 3
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10:20
11:05

Keynote 4

11:20
12:20

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Parallel Session 2
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Parallel Session 3
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12:20
13:30

Lunch

13:30
14:15

Keynote 5

14:30
15:20

Parallel sessions and Workshops

Parallel Session 1
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Parallel Session 2
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Parallel Session 3
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15:40
16:40

Parallel sessions and Workshops

Parallel Session 1
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Parallel Session 2
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Parallel Session 3
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18:30

Conference banquet
Celebration of SPS 10th anniversary

29th April

08:00
09:00

Best paper award
Closing of conference

09:00
12:00

Company visits

Keynote Speakers

Jenny Elfsberg - Head of innovation management at Vinnova

Jenny Elfsberg has many years of experience working in senior positions within Volvo Group. From 2009 to 2018 she headed up the Emerging Technologies & Innovation team within Volvo Construction Equipment, responsible for explorative innovation activities and related research. During 2018 to 2020 she was located in Mountain View, California where she established hub335, a corporate innovation hub and innovation collaboration community in the heart of Silicon Valley.

As head of division, Jenny Elfsberg is responsible for Vinnova's efforts in innovation management, which include management and organization of innovation activities and the link between innovation, business and sustainability. She is also part of the authority's executive management team.

 

Henric Johnson - Global Head of Science and Innovation at Business Sweden

Henric Johnson is professor in Computer Science and an academic entrepreneur with many years of applied experience in industry and academia (and the collaboration between the public and private sector). In addition, he has recently been a Diplomat and the Swedish Science and Innovation Counsellor to the U.S. He is a member of the European Commission expert group on support for the strategic coordinating process for the Partnerships under Horizon Europe, Roskilde University board of directors and the University of Colorado Boulder’s external advisory board for research and innovation. Henric has been a visiting professor at Stanford University and a former senior Wallenberg-Vinnova fellow at the Nordic Innovation House in Silicon Valley. Professor Johnson has also been part of the Stanford Academy Leadership Program and the Stanford Fellow program.
Henric has been an academic leader for several years in the position as Pro Vice-Chancellor (Prorektor) at Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden. He has also been the Director for the Center for Electronic Security and an initiator of the Blue Science Park.

Andie Zhang - Leading Collaborative Robotics at ABB

Andie Zhang is responsible for ABB’s portfolio of Collaborative Robots. She develop and drive ABB’s strategy and vision on collaborative robotics and technologies, their application across different industrial segments and customer groups, robot safety technologies, as well as ease-of-use developments. She has successfully developed and launched multiple key products in ABB’s collaborative robotics portfolio including the single-arm YuMi, GoFa and SWIFTI cobots.

Prior to joining ABB Andie worked in various management positions in the fields of Sales Management, Marketing, as well as Supply Chain Management in industry-leading multinationals. She holds a Master’s degree in Engineering with focus on Human-Computer Interaction from the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden. She also holds diplomas from the Oxford Said Business School in digital marketing and executive leadership. Andie was named as one of the 25 Women in Robotics in 2018, as well as one of 50 most renowned women in Robotics in 2020, and has given keynote speeches at events including the World Robot Conference in Beijing in 2018, the Gather festival in Stockholm in 2019, European Robotics Week in 2020, European Robotics Forum 2021, etc.

 

Thomas Lezama - Vice President Digital Engineering at  Volvo Group Trucks Technology

 

 

Workshops

Workshop on education: Lifelong learning in co-creation between Academia and Industry

Moderator: Professor Bengt-Göran Rosén, Halmstad University.

During the workshop visions and status on education in collaboration and "Life-long learning" as a concept will be discussed. The discussion starts off from a concept developed based on small (1-3 credits) education modules from the ongoing national project Ingenjör 4.0. The project is exploring joint academia-academia- and academia to industry education as one (of many) enablers of the life-long learning concept. Invited speakers from industry and academia will initiate the discussion. In the end of the session challenges identified for the co-operation will be penetrated by the aid of the audience and a plenary panel.

 

Workshop on education: Game-based Lean Production Training

Moderator: Professor Leo De Vin, Karlstad University.

Karlstad Lean Factory® (KLF) is a full-scale simulation environment designed and built for Lean Production training of industrial workers and students.  This workshop will start by giving a short description of the equipment and the game scenario. Next, participants play a couple of “rounds” (production followed by improvement meeting). The aim is to “experience” KLF before the discussion. If participants were to build a similar simulator, what would they like to add/change? Who would be their potential users (customer base) apart from manufacturing industry and engineering students? Which training scenarios would participants like to try out in a simulator like KLF? Which other products/processes could be simulated? For experienced Lean Production trainers, how is the “look & feel” compared with other simulators? Good practices / pitfalls of this type of training. Could KLF be improved/enhanced? Potential uses of such simulators in innovation and research. For those who got inspiration to build similar equipment, what were the functional requirements and design considerations behind KLF?

Swedish Production Symposium (SPS) is a bi-yearly conference primarily organized by the Swedish Production Academy (SPA).

© 2021 University of Skövde. All Rights Reserved.

Swedish Production Symposium (SPS) is a bi-yearly conference primarily organized by the Swedish Production Academy (SPA).

© 2021 University of Skövde. All Rights Reserved.

Swedish Production Symposium (SPS) is a bi-yearly conference primarily organized by the Swedish Production Academy (SPA).

© 2021 University of Skövde. All Rights Reserved.