Towards Tool-Supported Situational Roadmap Development for Business Process Improvement in the era of “Quality 4.0”
Hochschule Schmalkalden, Germany
The quality management discipline is continuously evolving over time and the term “quality 4.0” coins the stage of development, in which “industry 4.0’s digital technologies” (e.g., cyber-physical systems, internet of things, cloud manufacturing, augmented reality, etc.) are applied to quality management. The “quality 4.0” concept is lively discussed in literature and it will play a decisive role in the factory of the future. However, there are still uncertainties regarding the operationalization of the concept in practice and the topic is “too fresh” to have experienced a thorough theoretical foundation yet. So, it is rather unclear whether existing quality management methods and techniques can be transferred to industry 4.0 settings or not. As a result, guidelines for the effective implementation of quality 4.0 principles are missing yet. Furthermore, companies often lack the resources to investigate the design of new quality management methods for industry 4.0. This lecture proposes “tool-supported situational roadmap development for BPI” as an instrument to arrive at enterprise-adapted and easy-to-use approaches for “quality 4.0” that can be applied straight away. In this way, employees are enabled to design BPI approaches to match their particular needs. This lecture presents a first conceptual solution and a prototype implemented via the ADOxx platform.
Lecture at NEMO2021
Date/Time: Monday, July 26, 2021 at 14:15