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Companies are getting more and more global in order to be closer to the end-market. This put great demands in a well-structured information system. GAIS 2 aims to improve information and knowledge sharing within a global production network. This will be done in two areas with regards to assembly instructions; the engineering manufacturing process and the learning process of operators. The aim is divided into four research questions:

RQ1: How do different strategies in manufacturing engineering processes affect the flexibility in assembly instructions at a global level? 

RQ2: What methods and standards are suitable for global information sharing regarding instructions for operators in assembly systems? 

RQ3: How can technology be utilized to improve learning curve effects, and reduce time-to-knowledge, and create flexibility for information and knowledge sharing? 

RQ4: How can knowledge sharing be improved in order to decrease learning curve for operators? 

GAIS 2 aims to develop models and strategies to be able to decide whether to have a decentralized or centralized approach within the manufacturing engineering process and for the user interface of assembly instruction. Furthermore to have a structured learning process with the most suitable technologies in order to decrease the learning curve and to increase the quality of learning. GAIS 2 also aims for attract younger people by offering flexibility and new technologies for learning and assembling.

Participating researchers
Lennart Malmsköld

Collaboration partner
Chalmers
Combitech
SAAB
Volvo Lastvagnar
XMREALITY 

External funding from
Vinnova

Duration
2016 - 2018

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