Operations, projects and services - CROPS - Tampere University of Technology

Center for Research on Operations, Projects and Services

The global industrial field is under constant change: industrial operations no longer deal with manufacturing only, but increasingly also with services and complex solutions. Center for Research on Operations, Projects and Services studies, develops and teaches management of industrial operations in manufacturing and project and service business. The emphasis is on phenomena that organizations face when they renew their operations to succeed in the international competitive landscape, such as:

  • The role and development of manufacturing as part of value creation in business
  • Industrial firms’ transformation towards service business
  • Management and organization in project business
  • Value creation in collaborative customer – supplier relationships


Our mission is to support Finnish and international organizations in their renewal of operations and business, and to generate new knowledge in the international research field. We deploy our mission through research and development projects and basic, doctoral and continuing education in collaboration with industrial firms, public sector organizations and other research institutions. We participate actively in the most significant international research networks in our field.

Our research field has a strong foundation in capabilities for production planning and control, project management, product and service development, innovation management, and organizational change.

 

News

TBA Two new policy briefs reported from the Roaming (Reshoring of manufacturing) project

23.11.2017 Sixth workshop on demanding digital manufacturing for the Välkky project

30.-31.10.2017 DIMECC S4Fleet program's final seminar in Turku

 

25.10.2017 Fifth workshop on demanding digital manufacturing for the Välkky project

18.10.2017 Final seminar for the project Value from procurement (ProcuValue) in Espoo

1.10.2017 Assistant professor Mohammad Moshtari (sustainable supply chain management) started his work in CROPS team

19.9.2017 Fourth workshop on demanding digital manufacturing for the Välkky project

14.9.2017 Company results seminar for DIMECC's S4Fleet program in Espoo

1-5.7.2017 EUROMA European Operations Management Association conference, Edinburgh, U.K. (with three of our papers)

21-24.6.2017 EURAM European Academy of Management conference, Glasgow, U.K. (with one of our papers on change management in delivery projects)

11-14.6.2017 IRNOP International Research Network on Organizing by Projects conference, Boston, USA. (with four of our papers)

6.2017 The book on Industrial internet renews service business and maintenance operations is now available electronically (in Finnish)

30.5.2017 Data to Wisdom project result workshop in Tampere

24.5.2017 Matias Ståhle's master's thesis on customer information management in the circular economy project networks was completed

24.5.2017 Mihkal Laiti's master's thesis on the lifecycle value and risks of infrastructure projects was completed

23.5.2017 S4Fleet program's Predictive service operations project result workshop 3 in Espoo

8.5.2017 Roaming project final report "Relocation of Nordic Manufacturing" (Ed. Jussi Heikkilä) was published

4.5.2017 Third workshop on demanding digital manufacturing for the Välkky project

27.4.2017 S4Fleet program's Predictive service operations project result workshop 2 in Tampere

20.3.2017 S4Fleet program's Predictive service operations project result workshop 1 in Espoo

9.3.2017 Second workshop on demanding digital manufacturing for the Välkky project

15.2.2017 DIMECC's S4Fleet program's result seminar with Promaint in Tampere

14.2.2017 New book published on Industrial internet renews service business and maintenance operations (DIMECC S4Fleet program and Promaint)

31.1.2017 Workshop series begins on demanding digital manufacturing for the Välkky project

2016

28.10.2016 DIMECC S4Fleet P2 and P3 joint seminar/workshop on: Industrial internet: Building the foundation for data enabled service business (In Vierumäki)

xx.10.2016 Launch of Final report of DIMECC's FutIS program

15.9.2016 Two policy briefs reported from the Roaming (Reshoring of manufacturing) project:

7/2016: The role of manufacturing innovations in production relocation decisions

8/2016: Financial information and the relocation choices of Finnish manufacturing firms

1.8.2016 A new research project on information flows and supply networks in the circular economy "Data to wisdom" started

Jun 17- 22, 2016 EUROMA European Operations Management Association conference Trondheim, Norway.

Jun 12-14, 2016 IPDMC Innovation and product development management conference, Glasgow, U.K.

Jun 1-4, 2016 EURAM European Academy of Management conference Paris, France.

May 16-17, 2016 Spring Servitization Conference Manchester.

3.2016  A policy brief reported from Roaming (Reshoring of manufacturing) project: Is production returning to Finland?

.1.2016 StraSus project Final report "Sustainable business - case studies from Finnish forerunners" published

11.1.2016 New assistant professor Tuomas Ahola (Industrial management, particularly renewal of operations in project networks) started his work in CROPS

 

Updated by: Miia Martinsuo, 23.10.2017 15:37.
Keywords: science and research, services and collaboration, industrial service business, project business, operations management