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Olli-Pekka Hilmola

Olli-Pekka Hilmola

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Olli-Pekka Hilmola

Guest researcher

Research subject: Industrial engineering and management

Email: olli-pekka.hilmola@hig.se
Telephone: +46 26-64 85 00 (switchboard)

Hilmola is a professor of industrial management at Lappeenranta/Lahti University of Technology and a researcher at the University of Gävle. His research interests include transportation systems, infrastructure development, industrial competitiveness, and supply chain management. Research methods used include case study, mathematical modeling, simulation, and survey research. He has been consortium leader, project leader and principal researcher in numerous national and international research projects. Total amount of research funding received equals roughly 20 MSEK. Many of the previous projects are relevant for the current application, covering aspects such as supply chain design, offshoring and outsourcing principles and competitive manufacturing in developed countries. He is a supervisor for several doctoral students, has published more than 180 scientific journal articles and is well cited. His research has won several awards.

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Scholarly articles, refereed

Ascic, I., Ascic, J., Hilletofth, P., Pimenta, M. & Hilmola, O. (2022). An evaluation of critical capabilities and improvement areas for competitive manufacturing in a developed country environment. Sustainability, 14 (11). 10.3390/su14116678 [More information]
Elias, M., Bartocci Liboni, L., Cezarino, L., Pinheiro Martins, F., Lopes Pimenta, M., Hilletofth, P. & Hilmola, O. (2022). Shedding Light on the Brazilian Amazon Biotrade: A Study on Sustainable Development in Native Communities. Sustainability, 14 (19). 10.3390/su141912826 [More information]
Hilmola, O., Lähdeaho, O., Henttu, V. & Hilletofth, P. (2020). Covid-19 Pandemic: Early Implications for North European Manufacturing and Logistics. Sustainability, 12 (20). 10.3390/su12208315 [More information]
Hilmola, O., Kiisler, A. & Hilletofth, P. (2017). Cabotage and Sulphur Regulation Change : Cost Effects to Northern Europe. International Journal of Business and Systems Research, 11 (4), 417-428. 10.1504/IJBSR.2017.087099 [More information]
Hilletofth, P., Hilmola, O. & Wang, Y. (2016). Simulation based decision support systems in the supply chain context. Industrial management & data systems, 116 (2). 10.1108/IMDS-11-2015-0477 [More information]
Andersson, R., Hilletofth, P. & Hilmola, O. (2015). Lean implementation in the geriatric care sector in Sweden. International Journal of Six Sigma and Competitive Advantage (IJSSCA), 9 (1), 56-71. 10.1504/IJSSCA.2015.070101 [More information]
Hilmola, O., Lorentz, H., Hilletofth, P. & Malmsten, J. (2015). Manufacturing strategy in SMEs and its performance implications. Industrial management & data systems, 115 (6), 1004-1021. 10.1108/IMDS-12-2014-0380 [More information]
Yurtkulu, E., Hilletofth, P. & Hilmola, O. (2014). Extended service use and new product possibilities in Swedish trucking. World Review of Intermodal Transportation Research (WRITR), 5 (1), 80-98. 10.1504/WRITR.2014.065061 [More information]
Andersson, R., Hilletofth, P., Manfredsson, P. & Hilmola, O. (2014). Lean Six Sigma strategy in telecom manufacturing. Industrial management & data systems, 114 (6), 904-921. 10.1108/IMDS-02-2014-0069 [More information]
Eriksson, D., Hilletofth, P. & Hilmola, O. (2013). Creating value through wholesaler and retailer interface. Industrial management & data systems, 113 (8), 1169-1188. 10.1108/IMDS-02-2013-0078 [More information]
Eriksson, D., Hilletofth, P. & Hilmola, O. (2013). Linking Moral Disengagement to Supply Chain Practices. World Review of Intermodal Transportation Research (WRITR), 4 (2/3), 207-225. 10.1504/WRITR.2013.058987 [More information]
Eriksson, D., Hilletofth, P. & Hilmola, O. (2013). Supply chain configuration and moral disengagement. International Journal of procurement management, 6 (6), 718-736. 10.1504/IJPM.2013.056764 [More information]
Hilletofth, P., Eriksson, D. & Hilmola, O. (2012). Two Sides of a Token : Coordinating Demand and Supply at Furniture Wholesaler. International Journal of Manufacturing Research, 7 (2), 101-122. 10.1504/IJMR.2012.046798 [More information]
Hedenstierna, P., Hilletofth, P. & Hilmola, O. (2011). Integrative purchasing and inventory control at wood retailer : Case study. International Journal of procurement management, 4 (2), 139-155. 10.1504/IJPM.2011.038896 [More information]
Hilletofth, P., Hilmola, O. & Claesson, F. (2011). In-transit distribution strategy : solution for European factory competitiveness?. Industrial management & data systems, 111 (1), 20-40. 10.1108/02635571111099712 [More information]
Claesson, F., Hilletofth, P. & Hilmola, O. (2011). Supply chain planning in automotive sector : a Swedish case study. Conradi Research Review, 6 (2), 33-54. [More information]
Hilletofth, P., Ujvari, S., Lättilä, L. & Hilmola, O. (2010). Agent-based decision support for maintenance service provider. International Journal of Services Sciences, 3 (2/3), 194-215. 10.1504/IJSSCI.2010.032223 [More information]
Hilmola, O., Ujvari, S., Torkkeli, M., Lorentz, H. & Andersson, T. (2010). From Northern Europe to Russia and Asia, and vice versa : traffic flow analysis – current situation and development trends. International Journal of Logistics Systems and Management, 6 (2), 205-217. 10.1504/IJLSM.2010.030961 [More information]
Hilletofth, P., Aslam, T. & Hilmola, O. (2010). Multi-agent based supply chain management : Case study of requisites. International Journal of Networking and Virtual Organisations, 7 (2/3), 184-206. 10.1504/IJNVO.2010.031217 [More information]
Hilletofth, P. & Hilmola, O. (2010). Role of logistics outsourcing on supply chain strategy and management : Survey findings from Northern Europe. Strategic Outsourcing, 3 (1), 46-61. 10.1108/17538291011023070 [More information]
Hilletofth, P., Hilmola, O. & Ujvari, S. (2010). Teaching ERP in logistics curriculum : A case experience from Sweden. International Journal of Business Information Systems, 6 (3), 295-314. 10.1504/IJBIS.2010.035047 [More information]
Ujvari, S. & Hilmola, O. (2009). Semi-autonomous vehicles with routing flexibility : functionality and application areas. International Journal of Services and Operations Management, 5 (4), 444-462. 10.1504/IJSOM.2009.024579 [More information]
Hilmola, O., Abraha, D. & Lorentz, H. (2008). Export based strategy or manufacturing establishment? : Speculating with Russian market. International Journal of Logistics Systems and Management, 4 (2), 155-183. 10.1504/IJLSM.2008.016569 [More information]
Ujvari, S. & Hilmola, O. (2008). Simulation of Automatic Guided Vehicle systems in manufacturing environment : Case: Volvo's Crankshaft Unit in Skovde. International Journal of Manufacturing Technology and Management (IJMTM), 15 (1), 45-63. 10.1504/IJMTM.2008.018239 [More information]
Hilletofth, P. & Hilmola, O. (2008). Supply chain management in fashion and textile industry. International Journal of Services Sciences, 1 (2), 127-147. 10.1504/IJSSCI.2008.019608 [More information]
Hilmola, O., Ujvari, S. & Szekely, B. (2007). Deregulation of Railroads and future development scenarios in Europe. World Review of Intermodal Transportation Research (WRITR), 1 (2), 146-169. 10.1504/WRITR.2007.013948 [More information]
Hernant, M., Andersson, T. & Hilmola, O. (2007). Managing retail chain profitability based on local competitive conditions : preliminary analysis. International Journal of Retail & Distribution Management, 35 (11), 912-935. 10.1108/09590550710828236 [More information]
Jäger, K., Ujvari, S. & Hilmola, O. (2007). Operating as a third-party logistics integrator without any distribution operations ownership. International Journal of Services and Standards, 3 (2), 154-168. 10.1504/IJSS.2007.012926 [More information]
Hilletofth, P., Lorentz, H., Savolainen, V., Hilmola, O. & Ivanova, O. (2007). Using Eurasian land-bridge in logistics operations : Building knowledge through case studies. World Review of Intermodal Transportation Research (WRITR), 1 (2), 183-201. 10.1504/WRITR.2007.013950 [More information]
Ujvari, S. & Hilmola, O. (2006). Advanced manufacturing simulation : Minor system details can be major issues in the real world. Industrial management & data systems, 106 (8), 1166-1186. 10.1108/02635570610710818 [More information]

Scholarly articles, non-refereed

Hilletofth, P., Hilmola, O. & Lorentz, H. (2013). Editorial. World Review of Intermodal Transportation Research (WRITR), 4 (2/3), 97-98. External link [More information]
Hilletofth, P. & Hilmola, O. (2012). Editorial. International Journal of Manufacturing Research, 7 (2), 99-100. External link [More information]

Books

Hilletofth, P., Hilmola, O. & Wang, Y. (ed.) (2016). Special issue : Simulation based decision support systems in the supply chain context. Emerald. (Industrial management + data systems 116(2)) [More information]
Hilletofth, P., Hilmola, O. & Lorentz, H. (ed.) (2013). Special Issue on Sustainability and Ethics in Global Transportation Logistics Networks Sustainability and Ethics in Global Transportation Logistics Networks. InderScience Publishers. (World Review of Intermodal Transportation Research 4(2/3)) [More information]
Hilletofth, P. & Hilmola, O. (ed.) (2012). Special Issue on Industrial Case Studies of Demand-Supply Chain Management. InderScience Publishers. (International Journal of Manufacturing Research 7(2)) [More information]
Hilmola, O. & Ujvari, S. (ed.) (2010). International Journal of Services Sciences : Special Issue: Innovative Information Technology in the Service Sector. Inderscience. (International Journal of Services Sciences 3(2/3)) [More information]

Book chapters

Hilletofth, P., Lättilä, L. & Hilmola, O. (2009). Agent-based decision support in manufacturing supply chain. Agent and Multi-Agent Systems: Technologies and Applications: Proceedings of the 3rd International KES Symposium. Berlin: Springer Verlag. P. 677-686. [More information]
Hilletofth, P. & Hilmola, O. (2009). ERP Training through Traditional and Intensive Course Formats. Networked Logistics and Production at South-East Finland, St Petersburg and Leningrad Oblast. Lappeenranta University of Technology. P. 145-166. [More information]
Szekely, B., Saranen, J., Hilmola, O., Toikka, T. & Hilletofth, P. (2008). Globalization and international division of work : New ways of co-operation within lean production networks. Proceedings of the 4th Railway logistics Seminar: Co-operation among Transportation Modes in Northern Europe : Research report 200. Kouvola, Finland: Lappeenranta University of Technology. P. 181-198. [More information]

Conference papers

Yurtkulu, E., Hilletofth, P. & Hilmola, O. (2013). Value and risk of extended services within Swedish road freight sector. Proceedings of the 20th International Annual EurOMA Conference, International Annual EurOMA Conference, 2013: International Annual EurOMA Conference. [More information]
Hilletofth, P., Claesson, F. & Hilmola, O. (2010). In-transit distribution strategy : hope for European factories. Rapid Modelling and Quick Response: Intersection of Theory and Practice: Springer London. P. 249-262. 10.1007/978-1-84996-525-5_17 [More information]
Hilletofth, P. & Hilmola, O. (2010). Role of Emerging Markets in Demand-Supply Chain Management. Proceedings of the 15th annual Cambridge International Manufacturing Symposium : Innovation in global manufacturing - New models for sustainable value capture. Cambridge: University of Cambridge, Institute for Manufacturing. P. 1-16. [More information]
Hilletofth, P., Lättilä, L. & Hilmola, O. (2009). Agent Based Decision Support in Manufacturing Supply Chain. Agent and Multi-Agent Systems: Technologies and Applications : Third KES International Symposium, KES-AMSTA 2009, Uppsala, Sweden, June 3-5, 2009. Proceedings. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer Berlin/Heidelberg. P. 677-686. 10.1007/978-3-642-01665-3_68 [More information]
Hilletofth, P., Lättilä, L., Ujvari, S. & Hilmola, O. (2009). Agent-based decision support in maintenance service operations. Proceedings of the 16th International Annual EurOMA Conference. Göteborg, Sweden. External link [More information]
Hedenstierna, P., Hilletofth, P. & Hilmola, O. (2009). An integrative approach to inventory control. Rapid Modelling for Increasing Competitiveness : Tools and Mindset. London: Springer. P. 105-118. 10.1007/978-1-84882-748-6_9 [More information]
Hedenstierna, P., Hilletofth, P. & Hilmola, O. (2009). Design of a Framework for Inventory Control - Evaluation of Forecasting and Inventory Control Systems. Flexible Automation and Intelligent Manufacturing 2009 (FAIM 2009): Curran Associates, Inc.. P. 573-580. [More information]
Hedenstierna, P., Hilletofth, P. & Hilmola, O. (2009). Design of a framework for inventory control : Evaluation of forecasting and inventory control system. Rapid Modelling for Increasing Competitiveness : Tools and Mindset: Proceedings of the 1st Rapid Modeling Conference. Middlesbrough, UK. P. 573-580. [More information]
Hilletofth, P., Ericsson, D., Hilmola, O. & Hedenstierna, P. (2009). New product development in a manufacturing company : A challenge for supply chain management. Proceedings of the 19th International Conference on Flexible Automation and Intelligent Manufacturing, 2009. P. 1169-1177. [More information]
Hilletofth, P., Ericsson, D., Hilmola, O. & Ujvari, S. (2008). Differentiated Supply Chains Strategies Based on Customer Insights. Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Flexible Automation and Intelligent Manufacturing (FAIM 2008), Skövde, 30/6-2/7, 2008. External link [More information]
Saranen, J., Hilmola, O. & Ujvari, S. (2008). Modelling Stochastic Elements in Transportation System Simulation : Evidence from Four Projects. Fourth International Railway Logistics Seminar : Co-operation among Transportation Modes in Northern Europe: Lappeenranta University of Technology. P. 53-76. [More information]
Hilletofth, P., Ujvari, S. & Hilmola, O. (2007). Information fusion in maintenance planning. Proceedings of Swedish Production Symposium, Göteborg, Sweden, 2007. Göteborg, Sweden. [More information]
Hilmola, O., Torkkeli, M., Andersson, T., Ujvari, S. & Lorentz, H. (2006). From Northern Europe to Russia and Asia, and Vice Versa : Traffic Flow Analysis – Current Situation and Development trends. Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Industrial Logistics, ICIL '2006 : Kaunas, Lithuania, 26 - 29 June 2006. Kaunas: Technologija. P. 96-107. [More information]
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