Join our project pitches on Production Employee 4.0

On Monday 6 March 2023 we will pitch these project ideas regarding Production Employee 4.0.
You can join each pitch by adding the Outlook item to your agenda and joining the online meeting through Microsoft Teams.

10h00: Efficient instruction creation and management through demonstrations & formal knowledge capturing (DWI Authoring_IRVA)

The creation and maintenance of digital work instructions (DWIs) is time-consuming for method engineers who must gather information from various sources and create tailored instructions for different operator profiles. The DWI Authoring (IRVA) project aims to develop a framework that speeds up the process of creating instruction content through programming by demonstration, tailors instruction content to operator needs, synchronizes instructions with changes in data sources, and supports reuse of information over different instructions. This framework will make it easier for method engineers to create and maintain DWIs.

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10h30: Smart DWIs for Repair and Corrective Maintenance (DWI4RECOM_IRVA)

In this project we will research and develop a tool to generate smart digital work instructions (DWI) tailored for repair and corrective maintenance operations on products that are flagged at quality checks during manufacturing or operation.

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11h00: ContiNuous wOrkforce Motion AnD poSture evaluation (NOMADS_SBO)

The production industry has a high number of physical complaints, but there is currently no good monitoring solution for very mobile jobs, and ergonomists often rely on subjective interpretation when evaluating workstations. Digital twins can help address this issue by including the actions, movements, time spent on stations, and other data related to human operators, which can help identify bottlenecks, optimize flows, and create a better work environment.

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11h30: Flexible Personnel Scheduling in Volatile Production Environments (FPS-VPE(fka PAHN)_SBO) 

The Belgian government proposed introducing flexible work weeks where people are not required to work according to a fixed work week of 38 hours, but this can worsen the staff's working conditions. Companies and operators are seeking a planning scheduling method with decision support for the implementation of the annualised hour principle within companies. The research objective is to study the problem of annualising working hours from different perspectives and negotiate the best conditions for the annualised hours system by analyzing the trade-off between weekly flexibility and economic or working-time reduction compensation under different conditions.

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