New Competences in a Digitalized Shopfloor – A Modular Training Concept for Learning Factories

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Louis Schäfer

wbk Institute of Production Science

Karoline Ströhlein

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

Magnus Kandler

wbk-Institute of Production Science, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

Maria Hulla

Graz University of Technology

Jonas Ast

Leibniz Universität Hannover - Institute of Production Systems and Logistics

Gisela Lanza

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

Petra Nieken

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

Christian Ramsauer

Graz University of Technology

Peter Nyhuis

Leibniz Universität Hannover

Date Written: April 13, 2022

Abstract

Digitalization and Industry 4.0 have a major impact on work processes, human interaction and leadership in many workplaces, one of them being production. For employees, this results in a change of work tasks and job requirements. Therefore, digitalization and Industry 4.0 create a need for extensive competence development of the workforce. Especially, SFM currently undergoes an immense transformation. Due to an increasing availability and quality of real-time data, new forms of collaboration in production become possible. These possibilities can lead to an improvement regarding production processes, hence, developing or maintaining a competitive advantage. One example is the concept of autonomous assembly teams, which have a high degree of autonomy in their work planning, work prioritization, continuous improvement and problem solving activities. This article presents a holistic approach for a definition and analysis of relevant competences for employees in the production sector. Based on this analysis, a modular training concept is designed to improve the identified competences in learning factories. This is followed by an explanation, which enables employers and employees to identify their need for competence development and how to select specific training modules. Finally, we present a universal approach to implement these modules in different learning factories.

Keywords: Industry 4.0, Digitalization, Training Concepts, Human-Centred Production Systems, Competences

Suggested Citation

Schäfer, Louis and Ströhlein, Karoline and Kandler, Magnus and Hulla, Maria and Ast, Jonas and Lanza, Gisela and Nieken, Petra and Ramsauer, Christian and Nyhuis, Peter, New Competences in a Digitalized Shopfloor – A Modular Training Concept for Learning Factories (April 13, 2022). Proceedings of the 12th Conference on Learning Factories (CLF 2022), Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=4071822 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.4071822

Louis Schäfer (Contact Author)

wbk Institute of Production Science ( email )

Kaiserstraße 12
Karlsruhe, Baden Württemberg 76131
Germany

Karoline Ströhlein

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology ( email )

Kaiserstraße 12
Karlsruhe, Baden Württemberg 76131
Germany

Magnus Kandler

wbk-Institute of Production Science, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology ( email )

Kaiserstraße 12
Karlsruhe, Baden Württemberg 76131
Germany

Maria Hulla

Graz University of Technology ( email )

Kopernikusgasse 24/IV
Graz University of Technology,
GRAZ, STYRIA A-8010
Austria

Jonas Ast

Leibniz Universität Hannover - Institute of Production Systems and Logistics ( email )

An der Universität 2
Garbsen, 30823
Germany
004951176219808 (Phone)

Gisela Lanza

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology ( email )

Kaiserstraße 12
Karlsruhe, Baden Württemberg 76131
Germany

Petra Nieken

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology ( email )

Kaiserstraße 12
Karlsruhe, Baden Württemberg 76131
Germany

Christian Ramsauer

Graz University of Technology ( email )

Kopernikusgasse 24/IV
Graz University of Technology,
GRAZ, STYRIA A-8010
Austria

Peter Nyhuis

Leibniz Universität Hannover ( email )

Welfengarten 1
D-30167 Hannover, 30167
Germany

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