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Why I want to be a future Swedish shop-floor operator
KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Production Engineering. Univ Skövde, Sweden.
2016 (English)In: RESEARCH AND INNOVATION IN MANUFACTURING: KEY ENABLING TECHNOLOGIES FOR THE FACTORIES OF THE FUTURE - PROCEEDINGS OF THE 48TH CIRP CONFERENCE ON MANUFACTURING SYSTEMS, 2016, 1101-1106 p.Conference paper (Refereed)Text
Abstract [en]

When looking in rear view mirrors the Swedish as well as the international production industries can overview several years of progress covering all aspects of production. Production methodologies and machines etc. have changed and evolved, and so has the environment of the shop-floor operator. The demands on the shop-floor operators have grown from simple monotonic tasks with low complexity to pro-active team work requiring flexibility, continuous improvements and a holistic approach. With a base in a study where production and HR-managers at six Swedish manufacturing industries have been interviewed this paper identifies the role of today's and the future Swedish shop-floor operator. The response to the described role of the future operator is compiled from the ones who will become the future Swedish shop-floor operators - today's teenagers attending technical high-school. Their views of the environment of the future shop-floor operator are described by accuracy, development, a good working environment and team work. The paper also reveals what the offer should include to make these teenagers say: I want to be a future Swedish shop-floor operator.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. 1101-1106 p.
Series
, Procedia CIRP, ISSN 2212-8271 ; 41
Keyword [en]
Productivity, Decision making, Shop-floor operators
National Category
Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-190536DOI: 10.1016/j.procir.2015.12.057ISI: 000379247600189ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84968867064OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-190536DiVA: diva2:952921
Conference
48th CIRP International Conference on Manufacturing Systems (CIRP CMS), JUN 24-26, 2015, Ischia, ITALY
Note

QC 20160816

Available from: 2016-08-16 Created: 2016-08-12 Last updated: 2016-08-16Bibliographically approved

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