Human Perspective, Machine-Learning ERP system1: Humle

 

Project summary

One important challenge for many manufacturing SMEs is how to attract competence and skilled personnel and “being an attractive employer. The presumption of this project is that available ERP-systems have the potential to be of greater support to the needs of SMEs. This project aims to contribute to the development of future ERP-systems that can lead to “attractivity and flexibility for humans in industry”.

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The project will explore how to offer work, redefine work roles and challenge companies to make use of advanced systems support and the technology within and around these. Overall, the project aims to contribute to the development of both the next generation of ERP-systems and a complementary change in the way firms see upon work organization, so that technology can support and meet the needs of the humans within organisations rather than enforcing structures upon them.

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The project partners consist of SME within manufacturing, IT-consultants, larger enterprises, ERP system suppliers, policy stakeholders and academia/research institutes.

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The novelty of expected results is related to demonstrating the logic of and demands on (1) future ERP-systems and (2) work organization that will enable both flexibility of manufacturing and a human view on flexible hours and task depending on skills and knowledge of the manufacturing line. The results can be applicable in the manufacturing industry and have potential to provide great value to the Swedish industry.

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