Malin Löfving

Adjunct Assistant Professor
PhD

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Research

Small and medium sized manufacturing enterprises (SMMEs) today face more severe competition from low cost countries due to the globalization. To remain competitive, SMMEs must develop and improve their manufacturing system. The purpose of Malin´s research is to develop methods for effective manufacturing system in small and medium sized manufacturing enterprises. To be able to develop a method that is adjusted for SMMEs, Malin will first analyse todays manufacturing system in SMMEs, this is done through identifying decision criteria and competitive priorities.

Biography

Malin was born in 1979 in Kinnarp, Sweden. In 1998 she begin her studies to Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Mechanical Engineering at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH). After graduation she moved to Jönköping to work as a trainee in Nässjö for a year. When she worked as a trainee, she also studied Project Management at the School of Engineering in Jönköping. Between 2005 an 2007 she worked as a production technician at PaperPak in Aneby. In 2007 she became a Ph.D. Candidate in manufacturing system at the department of Indudstrial Engineering and Management.

Article

Melander, A., Müllern, T., Anderssson, D., Elgh, F., Löfving, M. (2022). Bridging the Knowledge Gap in Collaborative Research—in Dialogues We Trust Systemic Practice and Action Research. More information
Vestin, A., Säfsten, K., Löfving, M. (2021). Smart factories for single-family wooden houses: a practitioner’s perspective Construction Innovation, 21(1), 64-84. More information
Löfving, M., Melander, A., Elgh, F., Andersson, D. (2021). Implementing Hoshin Kanri in small manufacturing companies Journal of Manufacturing Technology Management, 32(9), 304-322. More information
Löfving, M., Säfsten, K., Winroth, M. (2016). Manufacturing strategy formulation, leadership style and organisational culture in small and medium-sized enterprises International Journal of Manufacturing Technology and Management (IJMTM), 30(5), 306-325. More information
Melander, A., Löfving, M., Andersson, D., Elgh, F., Thulin, M. (2016). Introducing the Hoshin Kanri strategic management system in manufacturing SMEs Management Decision, 54(10), 2507-2523. More information
Löfving, M. (2016). Homogeneity of manufacturing choices in subcontractor SMEs Journal of Manufacturing Technology Management, 27(2), 261-286. More information
Löfving, M., Säfsten, K., Winroth, M. (2014). Manufacturing strategy frameworks suitable for SMEs Journal of Manufacturing Technology Management, 25(1), 7-26. More information

Book

Melander, A., Andersson, D., Elgh, F., Fjellstedt, F., Löfving, M., Thulin, M. (2020). Hoshin Kanri: Innovativ ledning av strategiarbete. Lund: Studentlitteratur AB More information

Conference paper

Bäckstrand, J., Johansen, K., Löfving, M. (2022). Mutual benefits – Linking SMEs in wood industry and HEIs using a translator. Amsterdam: IOS Press, 10th Swedish Production Symposium (SPS2022), School of Engineering Science, University of Skövde, Sweden, April 26–29 2022. More information
Löfving, M., Rydell Blom, Å., Bäckstrand, J. (2020). KVIST –competence development and exchange between two universities and the forest and wood industry. 8th Annual UIIN Conference, Budapest, Hungary, 9-11 June 2020. More information
Vestin, A., Säfsten, K., Löfving, M. (2020). Revealing the content of Industry 4.0: A review of literature. Amsterdam: IOS Press, 9th Swedish Production Symposium (SPS2020), 7-8 October 2020, Jönköping, Sweden. More information
Vestin, A., Säfsten, K., Löfving, M. (2018). On the way to a smart factory for single-family wooden house builders in Sweden. 8th Swedish Production Symposium, SPS 2018, 16-18 May 2018, Stockholm, Sweden. More information
Bäckstrand, J., Jansson, D., Karlsson, J., Löfving, M. (2016). Guidelines for designing a purchasing process for small businesses. Dortmund 25th International IPSERA Conference, Dortmund, March 20-23, 2016.. More information
Löfving, M., Melander, A., Elgh, F., Andersson, D., Thulin, M. (2016). Leadership characteristics and Hoshin Kanri in small and medium sized enterprises. 23rd EurOMA Conference. More information
Löfving, M., Melander, A., Andersson, D., Elgh, F., Thulin, M. (2015). Initiation of Hoshin Kanri in SMEs using a tentative process. 22nd International Annual EurOMA Conference EurOMA15, Neuchâtel, Switzerland, 26 Jun-1 Jul, 2015. More information
Löfving, M., Melander, A., Andersson, D., Elgh, F., Thulin, M. (2014). Introducing the Hoshin Kanri approach in small and medium sized companies. The 6th Swedish Production Symposium, 16-18 September, 2014, Gothenburg, Sweden. More information
Löfving, M., Säfsten, K., Winroth, M., Lim Yan Guan, R. (2014). The use of a manufacturing strategy tool and the role of national culture. 21st EurOMA International Annual Conference on Operations Management in an Innovation Economy, Palermo, Italy, June 20-25. More information
Säfsten, K., Winroth, M., Löfving, M. (2014). Development of a manufacturing strategy framework for SMEs. The 21st EurOMA International Annual Conference on Operations Management in an Innovation Economy, June 20-25, Palermo, Italy. More information
Säfsten, K., Winroth, M., Löfving, M. (2014). Usability of a manufacturing strategy framework developed for SMEs. Proceedings of the 6th Swedish Production Symposium, September 16-18, Göteborg, Sweden. More information
Löfving, M., Säfsten, K., Winroth, M. (2013). Leadership style, organization culture and manufacturing strategy formulation - Empirical evidence from Swedish SMEs. 22nd International Conference on Production Research. More information
Löfving, M., Säfsten, K., Winroth, M. (2013). Leadership Style, Organisation Culture And Manufacturing Strategy Formulation; Empirical Evidence From Swedish Smes. Proceedings of 22nd International Conference on Production Research. More information
Löfving, M., Säfsten, K., Winroth, M. (2013). The role of contextual factors for manufacturing strategy formulation in SMEs. 20th EurOMA conference, 7-12 June, Dublin, Ireland. More information
Säfsten, K., Winroth, M., Löfving, M. (2012). Requirements on manufacturing strategy frameworks for SMME. Proceedings of Swedish Production Symposium, Nov. 6-8, Linköping, Sweden. More information
Löfving, M., Säfsten, K., Winroth, M. (2012). Manufacturing strategy formulation process: evidence from SMEs. 4th World conference P&OM, 1-5 July 2012, Amsterdam. More information
Löfving, M., Säfsten, K., Winroth, M. (2012). Manufacturing strategy formulation process – evidence from SMEs. The 3rd EurOMA-POMS World Conference, Amsterdam, the Netherlands. More information
Winroth, M., Säfsten, K., Löfving, M., Edh, N. (2012). A tentative comprehensive manufacturing strategy framework adapted to the requirements in SME. POMS 23rd Annual Conference "Socially Responsible Operations", April 20-23, 2012, Chicago, IL, U.S.A.. More information
Löfving, M., Johansson, C., Winroth, M. (2008). Manufacturing Characteristics of Subcontractor SMME:s: an Empirical Study. London: Springer, POMS 23rd Annual Conference "Socially Responsible Operations", April 20-23, 2012, Chicago, IL, U.S.A.. More information
Löfving, M., Winroth, M. (2008). Classification of Competitive Priorities in Small and Medium sized Manufacturing Enterprises. POMS 23rd Annual Conference "Socially Responsible Operations", April 20-23, 2012, Chicago, IL, U.S.A.. More information
Löfving, M., Winroth, M. (2008). Are Small and Medium sized Manufactuirng Enterprises a Homogenous Group?: An Empirical Study of Manufactuirng Characteristics. POMS 23rd Annual Conference "Socially Responsible Operations", April 20-23, 2012, Chicago, IL, U.S.A.. More information

Report

Säfsten, K., Winroth, M., Löfving, M. (2014). STRATEGO - Manufacturing strategies supporting competitiveness in small and medium-sized manufacturing enterprises: A Handbook. Jönköping: Jönköping University, School of Engineering More information
Säfsten, K., Winroth, M., Löfving, M. (2014). STRATEGO Produktionsstrategier som stöd för konkurrenskraft i små och medelstora tillverkande företag – en handbok. Jönköping: Jönköping University, School of Engineering More information