Learning on the Shop Floor

Learning on the Shop Floor

The contributors to this volume have adopted a broader perspective. They regard learning on the shop floor as a complex social and cultural process, to be situated in an ever-changing historical context. The results are surprising.

Author: Bert De Munck

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 1845453417

Category: History

Page: 232

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Apprenticeship or vocational training is a subject of lively debate. Economic historians tend to see apprenticeship as a purely economic phenomenon, as an 'incomplete contract' in need of legal and institutional enforcement mechanisms. The contributors to this volume have adopted a broader perspective. They regard learning on the shop floor as a complex social and cultural process, to be situated in an ever-changing historical context. The results are surprising. The authors convincingly show that research on apprenticeship and learning on the shop floor is intimately associated with migration patterns, family economy and household strategies, gender perspectives, urban identities and general educational and pedagogical contexts.
Categories: History

New Shop Floor Management

New Shop Floor Management

In this first comprehensive departure from the time-and-motion dictums of Frederick Taylor's Shop Management that have influenced management practices for most of this century, Kiyoshi Suzaki offers a framework for successfully conducting ...

Author: Kiyoshi Suzaki

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781439107089

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 462

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In this first comprehensive departure from the time-and-motion dictums of Frederick Taylor's Shop Management that have influenced management practices for most of this century, Kiyoshi Suzaki offers a framework for successfully conducting business at its most crucial point-the shop floor. Drawing on the principles of holistic management, where organizational boundaries are smashed and co-destiny is created, Suzaki demonstrates how modern shop floor management techniques -- focusing maximum energy on the front line -- can lead to dramatic improvements in productivity and valueadded-to-services. The role of management today, Suzaki argues, is to eliminate its own responsibilities by thinking of the organization from the genba, or shop floor, point of view. In this challenge, Suzaki claims, organizations need to collect the wisdom of people by practicing "Glass Wall Management," where organizations become transparent, enabling employees to contribute maximum creativity as opposed to blocking their potential with what he calls "Brick Wall Management." Further, to empower individuals to selfmanage their work and satisfy their customers, Suzaki asserts that they all should learn to manage their own "mini-company," where everybody is considered president of his or her area of responsibility. Front-line supervisors, Suzaki shows, must develop a mission and goals and share them both up and downstream. He cites examples of the "shop floor point of view" -- McDonald's Corporation's legal staff learning how to sell hamburgers and fix milkshake machines; Honda's human resource staff training on the assembly line -- that narrow the gap between top management and the shop floor. By upgrading people's skills, focusing on empowerment, and streamlining processes, Suzaki illustrates that an organization will realize concrete improvements in quality, cost, delivery, safety, morale, and ultimately, its competitive position.
Categories: Business & Economics

Motion Study on the Shop Floor

Motion Study on the Shop Floor

It is now evident that the first task of Work Study is to develop the best possible
method , and here the technique of Motion Study helps us . Motion Study is a
scientific way of improving methods by studying movementmovement of men and
 ...

Author: Geoffrey P. Wade

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:B4196329

Category: Motion study

Page: 23

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Categories: Motion study

Digital Workplace Learning

Digital Workplace Learning

Further research has to be made; what kind of teaching-learning arrangements
within a learning factory can foster required competencies for future shop-floor
workers? It is also important to study the effectiveness of current teaching-
learning ...

Author: Dirk Ifenthaler

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319462158

Category: Education

Page: 325

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This book aims to provide insight into how digital technologies may bridge and enhance formal and informal workplace learning. It features four major themes: 1. Current research exploring the theoretical underpinnings of digital workplace learning. 2. Insights into available digital technologies as well as organizational requirements for technology-enhanced learning in the workplace. 3. Issues and challenges for designing and implementing digital workplace learning as well as strategies for assessments of learning in the workplace. 4. Case studies, empirical research findings, and innovative examples from organizations which successfully adopted digital workplace learning.
Categories: Education

Learning Factories

Learning Factories

One scenario in the learning factory is the assembly process of customized
products. As an exemplary ... The participants can fulfill one of three roles in the
learning factory: shop floor manager, logistics worker, and assembly worker. The
shop ...

Author: Eberhard Abele

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319922614

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 464

View: 936

This book presents the state of the art of learning factories. It outlines the motivations, historic background, and the didactic foundations of learning factories. Definitions of the term learning factory and a corresponding morphological model are provided as well as a detailed overview of existing learning factory approaches in industry and academia, showing the broad range of different applications and varying contents. Learning factory best-practice examples are presented in detailed and structured manner. The state of the art of learning factories curricula design and their use to enhance learning and research as well as potentials and limitations are presented. Further research priorities and innovative learning factory concepts to overcome current barriers are offered. While today numerous learning factories have been built in industry (big automotive companies, pharma companies, etc.) and academia in the last decades, a comprehensive handbook for the scientific community and practitioners alike is still missing. The book addresses therefore both researchers in production-related areas, that want to conduct industry-relevant research and education, as well as managers and engineers in industry, who are searching for an effective way to train their employees. In addition to this, the learning factory concept is also regarded as an innovative learning concept in the field of didactics.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

Behavioral Issues in Operations Management

Behavioral Issues in Operations Management

John D. Hanson Abstract If it is accepted that knowledge is a valuable asset of a
firm, then it follows that learning or the ability to learn is equally important. This
study used shop-floor observations to understand how this learning takes place
in ...

Author: Ilaria Giannoccaro

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781447148784

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 241

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Behavioral Operations Management has been identified in the last years as one of the most promising emerging fields in Operations Management. Behavioral Issues in Operations Management explains and examines up-to-date research in this field, which works to analyze the impact of human behavior on the management of complex operating systems. A collection of studies from leading scholars presents different methodologies and approaches, supported by real data and case studies. Issues such as building trust and strong cooperative relationships with suppliers, enhancing motivation and designing proper incentives for stimulating more effective decision maker behaviours are considered. The main decision-making processes affected by behavioral issues are also analyzed with a focus on new product development, logistics, and supply chain integration. The broad coverage of methodologies and practical implications makes Behavioral Issues in Operations Management an ideal reference for both researchers developing new topics such as NK fitness landscapes and managers with an interest in behavioral management operations.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

Cyber Physical Systems and Control

Cyber Physical Systems and Control

As for the shop floor the three tool machines are equipped with PLCs from
Mitsubishi once and Sinumerik 840D sl twice. ... At the office floor, the learning
factory is working with three major software packages also coming from three
different ...

Author: Dmitry G. Arseniev

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030349837

Category: Science

Page: 763

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This book presents the proceedings of the International Conference on Cyber-Physical Systems and Control (CPS&C'2019), held in Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University, which is celebrating its 120th anniversary in 2019. The CPS&C'2019 was dedicated to the 35th anniversary of the partnership between Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University and Leibniz University of Hannover. Cyber-physical systems (CPSs) are a new generation of control systems and techniques that help promote prospective interdisciplinary research. A wide range of theories and methodologies are currently being investigated and developed in this area to tackle various complex and challenging problems. Accordingly, CPSs represent a scientific and engineering discipline that is set to make an impact on future systems of industrial and social scale that are characterized by the deep integration of real-time processing, sensing, and actuation into logical and physical heterogeneous domains. The CPS&C'2019 brought together researchers and practitioners from all over the world and to discuss cross-cutting fundamental scientific and engineering principles that underline the integration of cyber and physical elements across all application fields. The participants represented research institutions and universities from Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, China, Finland, Germany, the Netherlands, Russia, Syria, Ukraine, the USA, and Vietnam. These proceedings include 75 papers arranged into five sections, namely keynote papers, fundamentals, applications, technologies, and education and social aspects.
Categories: Science

Transdisciplinary Engineering for Complex Socio technical Systems

Transdisciplinary Engineering for Complex Socio technical Systems

Digitalization as a catalyst for lean production: A learning factory approach for
digital shop floor management. Procedia Manufacturing, 2018, Vol. 23, pp. 81-86.
[18] P. Beynon-Davies and R. Lederman, Making sense of visual management ...

Author: K. Hiekata

Publisher: IOS Press

ISBN: 9781643680217

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 708

View: 683

Industry and society are complex socio-technical systems, and both face problems that can only be solved by collaboration between different disciplines. Collaboration between academia and practice is also needed to develop viable solutions. Many engineering problems also require such an approach, which is known as Transdisciplinary Engineering (TE). This book presents the proceedings of the 26th ISTE International Conference on Transdisciplinary Engineering, held in Tokyo, Japan, from 30 July - 1 August 2019. The title of the conference was: Transdisciplinary Engineering for Complex Socio-technical Systems, and of the 86 submitted papers, 68 peer-reviewed papers by authors from 17 countries were delivered at the conference. These papers range from theoretical and conceptual to strongly pragmatic. They address industrial best practice and are grouped here under 10 themes: advanced robotics for smart manufacturing; design of personalized products and services; engineering methods for industry 4.0; additive and subtractive manufacturing; decision supporting tools and methods; complex systems engineering; big data analytics in manufacturing and services; concurrent engineering; cost modeling; and digital manufacturing, modeling and simulation. Presenting the latest research results and knowledge of product creation processes and related methodologies, the book will be of interest to researchers, design practitioners, and educators alike.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

Learning to Labor in New Times

Learning to Labor in New Times

The kinds of dispositions they generate in school prepare them for life on the
shop floor. In addition to the immediate financial rewards, they are more likely to “
have a laff” on the shop floor. The culture of resistance generated in school is ...

Author: Nadine Dolby

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135934583

Category: Education

Page: 256

View: 333

Learning to Labor in New Times foregrounds nine essays which re-examine the work of noted sociologist Paul Willis, 25 years after the publication of his seminal Learning to Labor, one of the most frequently cited and assigned texts in the cultural studies and social foundations of education.
Categories: Education

Learning From World Class Manufacturers

Learning From World Class Manufacturers

Thenext two casestudiesillustrate how two manufacturing companies have gone
aboutthe process ofstrategy ... Its factory in Clitheroe, Lancashire, employs about
200 shop floor employees and produces over 20,000 roofs per annum.

Author: M. Szwejczewski

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137292308

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 218

View: 441

Manufacturing managers are still focused on the short-term tactical issues related to their business. Strategic issues tend to receive less attention. However, manufacturing can play an important strategic role. This book helps managers consider the strategic roles their operations can play and to provide guidance as to what actions can be taken.
Categories: Business & Economics

Automotive Production Systems and Standardisation

Automotive Production Systems and Standardisation

The introduction of company-level standardised production systems marks the
starting point of the present study. ... how do standards influence the work of
actors on the shop floor: do standards contribute to organisational learning
processes ...

Author: Constanze Clarke

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783790816280

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 238

View: 417

In January 2000, Mercedes-Benz started to implement the Mercedes-Benz Prod- tion System (MPS) throughout its world-wide passenger car plants. This event is exemplary of a trend within the automotive industry: the creation and introduction of company-specific standardised production systems. It gradually emerged with the introduction of the Chrysler Operating System (COS) in the mid-1990s and represents a distinct step in the process towards implementing the universal pr- ciples of lean thinking as propagated by the MIT-study. For the academic field of industrial sociology and labour policy, the emergence of this trend seems to mark a new stage in the evolution of the debate about production systems in the auto- tive industry (Jürgens 2002:2), particularly as it seems to undermine the stand of the critics of the one-best way model (Boyer and Freyssenet 1995). The introduction of company-level standardised production systems marks the starting point of the present study. At the core of it is a case study about the M- cedes Benz Production System (MPS).
Categories: Business & Economics

Learning to See

Learning to See

Comments to the TWI Industries Future-State Map TWI's shop floor is swamped
with orders that were released too soon and are shuffled and reshuffled to
optimize changeovers and meet the most urgent customer requirements. Instead
of ...

Author: Mike Rother

Publisher: Lean Enterprise Institute

ISBN: 9780966784305

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 102

View: 947

Value-stream maps are the blueprints for lean transformations and Learning to See is an easy-to-read, step-by-step instruction manual that teaches this valuable tool to anyone, regardless of his or her background.This groundbreaking workbook, which has introduced the value-stream mapping tool to thousands of people around the world, breaks down the important concepts of value-stream mapping into an easily grasped format. The workbook, a Shingo Research Prize recipient in 1999, is filled with actual maps, as well as engaging diagrams and illustrations.The value-stream map is a paper-and-pencil representation of every process in the material and information flow, along with key data. It differs significantly from tools such as process mapping or layout diagrams because it includes information flow as well as material flow. Value-stream mapping is an overarching tool that gives managers and executives a picture of the entire production process, both value and non value-creating activities. Rather than taking a haphazard approach to lean implementation, value-stream mapping establishes a direction for the company.To encourage you to become actively involved in the learning process, Learning to See contains a case study based on a fictional company, Acme Stamping. You begin by mapping the current state of the value stream, looking for all the sources of waste. After identifying the waste, you draw a map of a leaner future state and a value-stream plan to guide implementation and review progress regularly.Written by two experts with practical experience, Mike Rother and John Shook, the workbook makes complicated concepts simple. It teaches you the reasons for introducing a mapping program and how it fits into a lean conversion.With this easy-to-use product, a company gets the tool it needs to understand and use value-stream mapping so it can eliminate waste in production processes. Start your lean transformation or accelerate your existing effort with value-stream mapping. [Source : 4e de couv.].
Categories: Business & Economics

The Magical Properties of Workshop Learning

The Magical Properties of Workshop Learning

The American tradition , for instance , has been to eliminate as much “ mental
work ' as possible from the shop floor ; European traditions have kept more
vocationally qualified work on the factory floor 107 Working Life as a Learning
Arena.

Author: Liv Mjelde

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 3039103482

Category: Education

Page: 230

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Pedagogical theory arising from general education has long dominated discourse in both research and policy-making in education: this is also evident in vocational studies. Today, both locally and internationally, the complex processes of vocational pedagogy play a central role in the discussions. Work-based learning, the master-apprenticeship learning tradition, and the pedagogy of vocations and professions are all important concepts in on-going education policy debates. Contradictions between different learning traditions are clearly evident in vocational pedagogy: learning according to the workshop traditions or learning in the classroom, vocational theory and general theory, learning at school and learning in a work situation. This book is based on research in Norway and examines problems of teaching and learning in relation to vocational curricula of upper secondary schooling, apprentices' experiences and masters thesis-writing in the field of vocational pedagogy. The book also explores the question of vocational education and gender, today and in the past.
Categories: Education

Experimental Learning in Production Management

Experimental Learning in Production Management

Practical training in using multimedia ICT. ... Definitions duction including an axle
pre-assem- - bly segment U Basics of production control Q Strategies of shop
floor control C. Shop floor control in complex logistic systems Q Interaction of
shop ...

Author: Riitta Smeds

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780387353548

Category: Computers

Page: 168

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This book is based on the presentations at the Third Workshop on Games in Production Management, The Effects of Games on Developing Production Management, held in Espoo, Finland, June 27-29, 1997. The workshop was organized by the Special Interest Group on Games of IFIP Working Group 5.7, which is coordinated by Professor Jens Riis. The Special Interest Group aims to enhance learning in production management in academia and in industry, through the development, application and research of simulation games. Currently, the Special Interest Group is developing a catalogue of games in production management, which will be available on the Internet. The two previous workshops of the Special Interest Group were held in Aalborg and in Sf/lnderborg, and a workshop and exhibition of simulation games was arranged in connection with the APMS '96 Conference in Kyoto in November 1996. In these workshops, various simulation games have been presented, experimented, and discussed, and experiences exchanged. As a result, a network of researchers and teachers interested in games has been created. The third workshop with participants from ten countries further expanded and strengthened the network, and created ideas for potential joint research projects in simulation for learning in production management. The workshop was sponsored by the IFIP Working Group 5.7 on Computer Aided Production Management Systems, Helsinki University of Technology, the Finnish Graduate School of Industrial Management, and the City of Espoo, which we gratefully acknowledge.
Categories: Computers

An Information Resource On Education

An Information Resource On Education

They also learn strategies for seeking information by conducting interviews in a
field setting e . g . by collecting information on roles of a shop - floor manager in a
gear manufacturing unit by interview . iii ) More than one viewpoint is desired ...

Author: S.K. Soni

Publisher: Sarup & Sons

ISBN: 8176255068

Category: Educational technology

Page:

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Categories: Educational technology

The Necessity of Informal Learning

The Necessity of Informal Learning

... had successfully run Return to Learn courses for “the shop floor workers [who]
hadn't had the same opportunities in education and training as the senior
managers”, also discovered that participation built up through student
recommendation.

Author: Coffield, Frank

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 9781861341525

Category: Education

Page: 80

View: 609

This report constitutes an exploratory study of the submerged mass of learning which takes place informally and implicitly. It considers the importance of informal lerning in the formation of knowledge and skills and policies to widen participation.
Categories: Education

A Relational Database Approach to Shop Floor Information Management and Performance Evaluation

A Relational Database Approach to Shop Floor Information Management and Performance Evaluation

5.6.2 Learning Effect All participants were exposed to the same training scenario
prior to undertaking the identification tasks , although the scenarios were different
for each information type group , to account for the differences in the data ...

Author: Robert James Marsh

Publisher:

ISBN: MSU:31293017704325

Category: Database management

Page: 420

View: 192

Categories: Database management

Learning Regional Innovation

Learning Regional Innovation

Therefore, a number of activities attached tothe ECconcept weredeveloped,
subnetworkswere established and intermediary institutions wereconstructed –
allinorderto addresslearning issues ranging from the shop floor to top
management.

Author: Marianne Ekman

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230304154

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 300

View: 217

Participation and social responsibility in innovation is the core theme of this book. Both are issues of organization and not of ethics, or the enforcement of other forms of obligations on individual actors. The need is for a democratization of innovation that can make innovation open to broad participation.
Categories: Business & Economics

Pull Production for the Shopfloor

Pull Production for the Shopfloor

Pull Production for the Shopfloor is the fourteenth book to be published in the
Shingo Prize-winning Shopfloor Series by ... The introductory section, “Getting
Started,” will suggest reading and learning strategies, explain the instructional
format ...

Author: Productivity Press Development Team

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781466530300

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 128

View: 799

In a "pull" production system, the final process pulls needed parts from the previous process, which pulls from the process before it, and so on, as determined by customer demand. This allows you to operate without preset schedules and avoid unnecessary costs, wastes, and delays on the manufacturing floor.Pull Production for the Shopfloor introduce
Categories: Business & Economics

Becoming Adult Learners

Becoming Adult Learners

Principles and Practices for Effective Development Eleanor Drago-Severson.
Understanding Constructive - Developmental Theory THE STUDY FOCUSED on
in this book investigated the learning experiences of a group of shop - floor
workers ...

Author: Eleanor Drago-Severson

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 0807744840

Category: Education

Page: 223

View: 418

This book offers a new and promising way to support adults in Adult Basic Education (ABE) and English for speakers of other languages (ESOL) programs specifically, and learners in adult education, in general. Applying renowned Harvard University psychologist Robert Kegan's constructive-development theory, Drago-Severson depicts an in-depth investigation into how and why adults develop "ways of knowing" to better prepare them for their work in the 21st century. This book provides practical suggestions for applying Kegan's theory in adult education classrooms to enable teachers, curriculum developers, program designers, and policymakers to better respond to adult learners' strengths and learning needs.
Categories: Education