Harri Haapasalo

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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)
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)
Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to provide a tangible example of organisational solutions in effective design for manufacturing (DfM) in a large information and communications technology (ICT) company. Design/methodology/approach – An interview study was carried out in a leading ICT company to clarify the practical realisation of DfM, and the current(More)
The purpose of this thesis is to contribute empirical evidence focusing on sustainable competitive advantage through ERP systems. It identifies the shift towards strategic positioning while moving in different ERP stages and industrial environments. The work starts from the premise that advanced ERP processes are simply commodities insinuating competitive(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)