Towards human-profile based operations in advanced factory governance systems: contemporary challenges for socio-technical systems design?

F.M. Eijnatten, van, J.B.M. Goossenaerts

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Abstract

This paper is about the requirements for an advanced factory governance system. Based on Rudd’s (2004) variant of Ostrom’s IAD framework five capital assets are distinguished: Natural, artificial, human, social, and financial. A factory’s operations involve and affect these five capital assets. To scope worker activities with respect to objectives that exist for these capital assets, this paper applies insights from Cochran et al. (2001) Manufacturing System Design Decomposition. It is argued that in an advanced factory governance system the workers do also engage in governance and management activities. We introduce the decision object hierarchies and an extended generic activity model and explain how human profiles are derived from these. Sociotechnical systems design can be used in such a system to balance ‘control by the system’, and ‘self-control ’ by the workers involved.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 5th international conference on machine automation ICMA 2004: Mechatronics for safety, security, and dependability in new era
EditorsE. Arai, T. Arai
Place of PublicationOsaka
PublisherOsaka University Press
Pages529-534
Publication statusPublished - 2004

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    Eijnatten, van, F. M., & Goossenaerts, J. B. M. (2004). Towards human-profile based operations in advanced factory governance systems: contemporary challenges for socio-technical systems design? In E. Arai, & T. Arai (Eds.), Proceedings of the 5th international conference on machine automation ICMA 2004: Mechatronics for safety, security, and dependability in new era (pp. 529-534). Osaka University Press.