The 24th International Conference on Production Research (ICPR) was held in Poznan, Poland, in July 30 – August 2, 2017. ICPR encourages the communication among researchers in the fields of production development, production systems and processes. It is one of the most important conference promoting research in the fields of production research and industrial engineering.

FACTS4WORKERS was attended at the ICPR conference by Associate Professor Lea Hannola from Lappeenranta University of Technology, giving a presentation of the research paper “An Evaluation Framework for the worker-centric solutions in production environments” (written by L. Hannola, F. J. Lacueva-Pérez, M. Steinhueser, K. Kokkonen, V. Ojanen and M. Schafler). The study presents an evaluation framework for measuring the impacts of sociotechnical interventions especially at the shop floor in production facilities. The FACTS4WORKERS presentation raised interest among the audience and e.g. there was discussion about how the project in going to collect and evaluate the production and log data from the factories in order to measure job satisfaction and productivity.

Together with the FACTS4WORKERS presentation, participants were able to hear about the topics such as Smart Manufacturing by Professor A. Kusiak, Industry 4.0 – Enabling Agile Production of the Future and the Future of Work by Professor D. Spath and System Informatics-based New Service Development by Professor K.-J. Kim.

 

23. August 2017

The presentation of FACTS4WORKERS Evaluation Framework in Poznan

The 24th International Conference on Production Research (ICPR) was held in Poznan, Poland, in July 30 – August 2, 2017. ICPR encourages the communication among researchers […]
27. June 2017

Second Technical Review of the FACTS4WORKERS project held in Tolmin, Slovenia

Between 21st and 22nd June 2017, the FACTS4WORKERS consortium hosted a representative of the European Commission Review team to showcase one of the developed prototype pilot […]
9. May 2017

FACTS4WORKERS introductory video release

On 3rd May the FACTS4WORKERS consortium released its first project video. The video gives the viewers the basic information about and ideas behind the project as […]
16. March 2017

FACTS4WORKERS PRESS RELEASE

Download free FACTS4WORKERS internal press release which describes the progress made in the second year of the FACTS4WORKERS project according to plan in each work package. […]