MERIP - Design of Production Systems with focus on Human Ressources

Peter Jacobsen, Mads Kristian Lund Knudsen

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    The way in which the Industry has involved the human resources in production systems, has changed in last decades. Previously the human resources were mainly considered as means to link together the technical systems, while today they are key resources responsible for development, planning and production. This development has been a continuos process, and it has been supported by several research- and development projects in co-operation with Danish Industry, CO industry and The Technical University of Denmark. Among the projects should be mentioned: "Development of Production systems - UPS", "Employee-activated Production Development - MAPU", "Integrated Production Systems - IPS" and "Strategic Development of Staff - SUM". MERIP (Human resources in production) is a continuation of this type of projects, aiming at increasing the competitive power of the companies. However MERIP scientists want to involve the human resources in the production in new ways. Therefore the objective of the project is to develop methods for design of production systems, that use every possibility in human resources supported by the technology aiming at increasing the competitive power of the companies. The task force in MERIP is coming from The Technical University of Denmark, The Royal Danish School of Educational Studies, Copenhagen Business School and The University of Copenhagen. The project has contact to a number of companies who contribute with data about construction and function of their production systems. Those "Case-companies" will form an important basis for the development of production systems, and they will function as sparring partners for the project. MERIP will in this way be able to inform the industry about new ways in development of production systems - and suggest how the industry could prepare themselves for competitive production systems of the future.A production system is surrounded by groups of partners with different interests in the design of the system. The interests sets the boundaries for the production system. Based on an analysis of these interests the production system will be designed on four elements, the organisation of the production tasks, competence, technology and information, which is the subject for the paper.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationMERIP - Design of Production Systems with focus on Human Ressources
    Publication date1998
    Publication statusPublished - 1998
    Event13th Integrated Productions Systems Research Seminar (IPS'98) - Fuglsoe, Denmark
    Duration: 1 Jan 1998 → …


    Conference13th Integrated Productions Systems Research Seminar (IPS'98)
    Period01/01/1998 → …

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