Introducing Customized ICT for Operators in Manufacturing
Paper in proceedings, 2015

The need for flexibility combined with higher complexity create challenges on todays manufacturing systems and the human operators doing the tasks. The use of information and communication technology (ICT) as cognitive automation and to increase information sharing among the operators has been discussed as important tools to meet those challenges. A highly customized mobile application has been developed at a large Swedish manufacturing company. This application has been introduced on smartphone devices to the operators in a manufacturing process. This paper presents empirical findings from the first year of this test. The study provides an example where information and communication technology have enabled manufacturing operators to perform new work tasks through increased trust and knowledge.

Information sharing

Flexibility

Cognitive automation

ICT

Manufacturing

Author

Magnus Åkerman

Chalmers, Product and Production Development, Production Systems

Åsa Fasth Berglund

Chalmers, Product and Production Development, Production Systems

Malin Karlsson

Chalmers, Product and Production Development, Production Systems

Johan Stahre

Chalmers, Product and Production Development, Production Systems

Procedia CIRP

22128271 (ISSN)

Vol. 41 490-495

Subject Categories

Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics

Communication Systems

Areas of Advance

Production

DOI

10.1016/j.procir.2015.12.074

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11/5/2018