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Jan-Eric Ståhl

Jan-Eric Ståhl


Jan-Eric Ståhl

The development of NEXT STEP beyond Lean Production - The link between technology and economics with focus on sustainable developments


  • Jan-Eric Ståhl

Summary, in English

The paper provides a brief presentation of different production philosophies and their characteristics. How the one builds upon the other, and how those characteristics considered to be positive and of strong current interest are taken advantage of by developments underway in any given period are examined. Developmental trends that are evolving (NEXT STEP) or that can serve to complement the Lean production philosophy which is dominant today, are taken up. A detailed cost model that can be used to assess different technological production development scenarios is also introduced.


  • Production and Materials Engineering
  • SPI: Sustainable Production Initiative

Publishing year




Document type

Conference paper


  • Materials Engineering


  • Production system
  • Lean production
  • Next Step
  • cost model
  • sustainable production

Conference name

2011 International Conference on Applied Mechanics, Materials and Manufacturing

Conference date

2011-11-18 - 2011-11-20

Conference place

Shenzhen, China