Human Factors in the Management of Production

Per Langå Jensen, Leo Alting

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    Abstract

    The ‘Human factor’ is a major issue when optimizing manufacturing systems. The development in recommendations on how to handle this factor in the management of production reflects the change in dominating challenges faced by production in society. Presently, industrial societies are meeting new challenges. Qualitative interviews with Danish stakeholders in the education of engineers (BA & MA) confirm the picture given in international literature. Therefore, the didactics concerning the ‘human factor’ in the curriculum on production management has to reflect these changes. This paper concludes with a proposal on essential issues to be addressed in the curriculum qualifying university candidates to production management.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationAnnals of the CIRP annual congress
    Publication date2006
    Publication statusPublished - 2006
    Event56 CIRP Generally Assembly - Kobe, Japan
    Duration: 1 Jan 2006 → …

    Conference

    Conference56 CIRP Generally Assembly
    CityKobe, Japan
    Period01/01/2006 → …

    Keywords

    • Production, Management, Human Factor

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    Jensen, P. L., & Alting, L. (2006). Human Factors in the Management of Production. In Annals of the CIRP annual congress