Could the use of ICT tools be the way to increase competitiveness in Swedish industry?
Paper in proceedings, 2013

When operators gain increasingly critical roles for the performance of industries, the operator competitiveness becomes more significant to maintain the sustainable competitive advantages of their company. The research project ‘Operator of the Future’ aims to increase the competitiveness of future Swedish operators, by providing them with advanced decision support tools. Multiple factors must be considered when specifying operator needs and designing support tools. This paper focuses on operator maturity for use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) tools, professionally and domestically. Further, important aspects of social sustainability are discussed relative to the implementation of ICT tools. Results are presented as analysed empirical data, collected in three global Swedish production companies.

decision support

Operator

productivity.

human-system interaction

social impact of automation

Author

Malin Karlsson

Chalmers, Product and Production Development, Production Systems

Sandra Mattsson

Chalmers, Product and Production Development, Production Systems

Åsa Fasth Berglund

Chalmers, Product and Production Development, Production Systems

Johan Stahre

Chalmers, Product and Production Development, Production Systems

proceedings of the 12th IFAC/IFIP/IFORS/IEA Symposium on Analysis, Design, and Evaluation of Human-Machine Systems

1474-6670 (ISSN)

Vol. 12 1 179-186

Subject Categories

Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics

Information Science

Areas of Advance

Production

DOI

10.3182/20130811-5-US-2037.00045

ISBN

978-390282341-0

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