Towards an assessment approach promoting flexible value-adding meetings in industry
Paper in proceeding, 2016

Assessment approaches in manufacturing companies has the potential of providing improvement potential issues. The purpose of this paper is to investigate potentials of an initial assessment approach of meetings in production. The assessment approach is based on a model regarding organization and information system structures, tested and validated in an industrial company in Sweden. Results show that the assessment approach could be used in order to evaluate what area to improve and what the company are strong within. The assessment approach also implies if the company are information-oriented or more organizational-oriented in their approach when creating meeting arenas. This could be used in future meeting strategies to improve the flexibility and value of the meetings. In further research, the next step is to develop, test, and validate a process for continuous improvement of meetings, as well as to apply the model for development of organization and information system structures in new scenarios such as ‘Personnel changes of positions and roles’, ‘Training and workplace learning’, and ‘Automation/digitalization’.



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Ulrika Ny Harlin

Åsa Fasth Berglund

Chalmers, Product and Production Development, Production Systems

Dan Li

Chalmers, Product and Production Development, Production Systems

Leif Funke

Swedish Production Symposium

Subject Categories

Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics

Communication Studies

Areas of Advance


Driving Forces

Innovation and entrepreneurship

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