Operator of the Future

The "Operator of the Future" enables competitive Swedish production across industrial sectors.

The project goal is a future Toolbox for competent individuals close to production processes. Such operators have high impact on flexibility, productivity, and quality.

Future tools are based on mobile communication, decision support, and IT, enhancing operator capability. Potential project impact is significant, as there are hundreds of thousands of operators in Swedish industry alone. The project
also supports future inclusive workplaces, addressing Swedish and European employment goals of 80% and 75% respectively for ages 20-64.

Project end-users are: Boliden, LKAB, Sandvik Coromant, Volvo Group, Astra Tech, SKF, and SAAB AB.

Systems developers are (Large/SME): Beijer Electronics, AB Volvo, CGM, ATS, and Capee group. Göteborg Technical College enables wide dissemination through volume training of industrial operators. Luleå Technical Univ. and Chalmers contribute with analysis methods, interviews, labs for usability tests, and development of pilot installations. Chalmers is the project manager.

The project has four phases: user needs analyses; sub-system development; system component integration; and implementation, training and pilot installations. Work is separated into six work packages with milestones. Operator situations for process- and manufacturing industry are analysed separately, then assembled into generic toolbox solutions that are tested in lab and industrial contexts.

Project leaders: Johan Stahre (akademic), Lena Moestam Ahlström (AB Volvo)

Participants

Johan Stahre (contact)

Professor at Product and Production Development, Production Systems

Magnus Åkerman

Doktorand at Product and Production Development, Production Systems

Cecilia Berlin

Forskare at Product and Production Development, Production Systems

Lars-Ola Bligård

Forskare at Product and Production Development, Design and Human Factors

Åsa Fasth Berglund

Docent at Product and Production Development, Production Systems

Vanesa Garrido Hernandez

Doktorand at Product and Production Development, Production Systems

Malin Karlsson

Doktorand at Product and Production Development, Production Systems

Sandra Mattsson

Doktorand at Product and Production Development, Production Systems

Anna-Lisa Osvalder

Biträdande professor at Product and Production Development, Design and Human Factors

Collaborations

Beijer Electronics AB

Malmö, Sweden

Boliden Mineral AB

Boliden, Sweden

Göteborgs tekniska college

Göteborg, Sweden

LKAB

Luleå, Sweden

Luleå University of Technology

Luleå, Sweden

Sandvik Coromant

Kista, Sweden

SKF

Gothenburg, Sweden

Volvo Cars

Göteborg, Sweden

Volvo Technology

Gothenburg, Sweden

Funding

VINNOVA

Funding years 2012–2014

Related Areas of Advance and Infrastructure

Production

Area of Advance

Sustainable Development

Chalmers Driving Force

Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Chalmers Driving Force

More information

Project Web Page

www.framtidsoperatoren.se

Project Web Page at Chalmers

http://www.chalmers.se/sv/projekt/Sidor/Fr...

Latest update

2016-08-24