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The purpose of this paper is to clarify the meanings of different terms related to productivity and to analyze the state of productivity in the Finnish construction industry at the macro level. This study reviews literature related to productivity and performance management; its aim is to form an understanding of prevailing habits and shortcomings. Based on(More)
In modern electronics, specifications for products have constantly been tightened due to performance competition. The processes for product development and manufacturing have been developed to meet the tighter specifications and quality requirements. The development of test methods and measurement devices have not been as fast, and as a consequence , the(More)
Most business negotiations in supply chain and information exchange in manufacturing processes are heavily human-involved using proprietary data formats. The processes of negotiation and information exchange are usually time consuming and unreliable even in routine tasks. Software agents have been increasingly explored to improve the information flow and(More)
Keywords: Product portfolio management Performance management Dynamic decision making Product life cycle management a b s t r a c t The main purpose of this study is to widen the scope of product portfolio management (PPM) targets and key performance indicators (KPIs) to cover all phases of the product life cycle. Earlier research mainly covers PPM(More)
Technology management (TM) for companies is about sustaining and improving a company's competitiveness in the long-term. The aim of this study is to identify the common perception of TM functions in Finnish high tech companies , which elements are the most critical for them, and where the biggest development needs are in practice. The study was realised(More)