Production Innovation and Effective Dissemination of Information for Operator 4.0
Paper in proceeding, 2020

The manufacturing industry is becoming increasingly more complex as the paradigm of mass-production moves, via mass-customization, towards personalized production and Industry 4.0. This increased complexity in the production system also makes everyday work for shop-floor operators more complex. To take advantage of this complexity, shop-floor operators need to be properly supported in order to perform their important work. The shop-floor operators in this future complex manufacturing industry, the Operator 4.0, need to be supported with the implementation of new cognitive automation solutions. These automation solutions, together with the innovativeness of new processes and organizations will increase the competitiveness of the manufacturing industry. This paper discusses three different aspects of production innovation in the context of the needs and preferences of information for Operator 4.0. Conclusively, product innovations can be applied in the manufacturing processes, and thus becoming process innovations, but the implementation of such innovations require organizational innovations.

information dissemination

Operator 4.0

Production innovation

human-centred production

Industry 4.0


Dan Li

Chalmers, Industrial and Materials Science, Production Systems

Åsa Fasth Berglund

Chalmers, Industrial and Materials Science, Production Systems

Dan Paulin

Chalmers, Technology Management and Economics, Supply and Operations Management

Advances in Transdisciplinary Engineering

Vol. 13 229-238
978-161499439-8 (ISBN)

9th Swedish Production Symposium SPS2020
Virtual, Jönköping, Sweden,

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Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics

Other Mechanical Engineering

Other Engineering and Technologies not elsewhere specified

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