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Subject-Orientation for People-Centred Production

Objective

European production companies face a variety of challenges arising from the increasingly complex and dynamic environment in which they operate. These challenges have been understood mostly in economic terms based on the time-cost-quality triangle. The main approach to tackling these challenges has been to rationalise production processes through standardised work procedures and automated systems, aiming to reduce cost and increase productivity. However, the predominant focus on functionality and efficiency neglects a critical factor for sustainable organisational success: the human being. While worker satisfaction, motivation and empowerment have been recognised as critical for healthy production organisations, these human factors are often viewed at odds with the economic goals of a company.
The goal of SO-PC-Pro is to develop methods and tools for holistic design and management of workplaces in production companies, thereby aligning business goals and human needs. It is based on a view of production companies as complex, socio-technical systems of people, processes and machines that flexibly interact. This view is well captured in the “subject-oriented” methodology for bpm. SO-PC-Pro will apply this methodology for the first time to modelling processes and interactions in the production domain, resulting in a new set of ICT-based technologies that will support people-centred workplaces in three ways. (1) through developing new human-machine interactions that allow for higher degrees of autonomy of workers, (2) through empowering workers to re-design their own workplaces using intuitive design methods and collaborative tools, and (3) through seamlessly integrating production and business processes to enable more adaptable workplaces throughout the whole enterprise. By building on existing models and interface standards, the technologies and case studies developed will demonstrate that people-centred production sites can be created in a not so distant future.

Call for proposal

FP7-2013-NMP-ICT-FOF(RTD)
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Coordinator

UNIVERSITAT LINZ
Address
Altenberger Strasse 69
4040 Linz
Austria
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 555 400
Administrative Contact
Matthias Neubauer (Dr.)

Participants (11)

METASONIC AG

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Germany
EU contribution
€ 90 130,47
Address
Munchner Strasse 29
85276 Pfaffenhofen Hettenshausen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Udo Kannengiesser (Dr.)
BYELEMENT GMBH
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 283 680
Address
Schonheimstrasse 14
8902 Urdorf
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
David Bonaldi (Mr.)
FONDAZIONE BRUNO KESSLER
Italy
EU contribution
€ 389 725
Address
Via Santa Croce 77
38122 Trento
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Umberto Silvestri (Dr.)
MA Systems and Control Limited
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 235 520
Address
High Street West End
SO30 3DS Southampton
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Dennis Majoe (Dr.)
FRANCO CESARO SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 228 800
Address
Via Celestino Ledri 7
37022 Fumane Vr
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Nicola Flores (Mr.)
FIMAP SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 129 360
Address
Via Invalidi Del Lavoro 1
37059 Santa Maria Di Zevio - Verona
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Giovanni Bassotto (Mr.)
Centire s.r.o.
Slovakia
EU contribution
€ 162 880
Address
Zahradnicka 72
82108 Bratislava
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Pavol Terpak (Mr.)
TC CONTACT, spol. s r.o.
Slovakia
EU contribution
€ 165 600
Address
Milana Rastislava Stefanika 29
91501 Nove Mesto Nad Vahom
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Tibor Telecky (Mr.)
AXXIS CONSULTING SA DE CV
Mexico
EU contribution
€ 70 000
Address
Avenida Mariano Escobedo, Nueva Anzures Miguel Hidalgo 748 -10
11590 Mexico Df
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Ricardo Gutierrez (Mr.)
CORPORATIVO BIMBO SA DE CV
Mexico
EU contribution
€ 57 000
Address
Prolongacion Paseo De La Reforma 1000
01210 Mexico Df
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Javier Islas Robles (Mr.)
METASONIC GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 296 236,80
Address
Munchner Strasse 29
85276 Hettenshausen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Udo Kannengiesser (Dr.)