Change-Beneficial Process Architectures and the Human as a Change Enabler

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The increasing uncertainty in the markets will continue to pose a significant challenge for production companies. High changeability in production systems is becoming a strategic key factor for handling dynamic demand behavior and constant innovation. One of the main challenges for production companies is to prepare the human for future change. This paper provides a framework for the design of systemic changeability in a production system with the focus on the human. Therefore, an approach to a learning factory, which aims to prepare employees for change projects in their companies, is presented.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEnabling Manufacturing Competitiveness and Economic Sustainability : proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Changeable, Agile, Reconfigurable and Virtual Production (CARV2011), Montreal, Canada, 2 - 5 October 2011
EditorsHoda A. ElMaraghy
Number of pages6
Publication date2012
ISBN (Print)978-3-642-23859-8
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-642-23860-4
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Event4th International Conference on Changeable, Agile, Reconfigurable and Virtual production - CARV 2011 - Montreal, Canada
Duration: 02.10.201105.10.2011
Conference number: 4

    Research areas

  • Engineering - systematic changeability, change enabler, human resources, competence factory