Knowledge Strategies for Organization 4.0 – A Workforce Centric Approach
Paper i proceeding, 2020

This paper aims at presenting an overview of how the manufacturing industry formulates business transformation and knowledge strategies, to find gaps in Industry 4.0 concepts’ impacts on the workforce. The results indicate that the industry is still focusing on the digital transformation era that was adopted at the end of the 20th century, and how to adopt computing technologies to work more efficiently in existing business processes. The approach of this article is to adopt a methodology of three areas; (a) Human resource processes, (b) Industry 4.0 pillars and (c) Process knowledge, where links between these three generate opportunities to address for further research.

Business transformation

Human resource management

Automation technologies

Industry 4.0

Employee education

Collaborative robots

Skills requirements

Knowledge strategies


Magnus Bjerkne Gerdin

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Åsa Fasth Berglund

Chalmers, Industri- och materialvetenskap, Produktionssystem

Dan Li

Chalmers, Industri- och materialvetenskap, Produktionssystem

Adam Palmquist

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Högskolan i Skövde

IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology

1868-4238 (ISSN) 1868-422X (eISSN)

Vol. 592 IFIP 31-36

IFIP WG 5.7 International Conference on Advances in Production Management Systems, APMS
Novi Sad, Serbia,


Produktionsteknik, arbetsvetenskap och ergonomi

Annan data- och informationsvetenskap

Ekonomi och näringsliv



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