Publications in English

  • Jeske T, Weber MA, Lennings F, Stowasser S (2019) Holistic Productivity Management Using Digitalization. In: Nunes IL (Hrsg) Advances in Human Factors and System Interactions. Proceedings of the AHFE 2019 International Conference on Human Factors and Systems Interaction, July 24-28, 2019, Washington D.C., USA. Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing, Volume 959. Springer Nature Switzerland, Cham, S 104–115

    Abstract

    Holistic approaches for designing and developing enterprises and production systems are well-proven for years. They are still crucial when digitalization is introduced. Digitalization brings new opportunities regarding the collection, transfer, processing, providing and usage of data. An integrated application of these new opportunities for handling data can support holistic approaches and leads to what is defined as Industry 4.0, Industrial Internet of Things or Smart/Advanced Manufacturing. This contribution emphasizes on describing three basic elements of holistic approaches for managing productivity in production companies: Deriving goals for all management levels, designing work for reaching defined goals and continuous improvement for considering further potentials. The opportunities of digitalization for supporting each of these elements are elaborated in detail. Finally, a holistic implementation of digitalization by the help of a stepwise approach is described which can be supported by a detailed checklist.

    Zuordnung der Publikation: TransWork, Arbeitswelt der Zukunft, Digitalisierung/Industrie 4.0, Tim Jeske, Frank Lennings, Sascha Stowasser, Marc-André Weber, international publication
  • Jeske T, Weber MA, Würfels M, Lennings F, Stowasser S (2018) Opportunities of Digitalization for Productivity Management. In: Nunes IL (Hrsg) Advances in Human Factors and System Interactions. Proceedings of the AHFE 2018 International Conference on Human Factors and Systems Interaction, July 21–25, 2018, Loews Sapphire Falls Resort at Universal Studios, Orlando, Florida, USA. Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing, Volume 781. Springer International Publishing, Cham, S 321–331

    Abstract

    The increasing use of digital information and communication technologies in all areas of life – also referred to as digitalization – opens up new opportunities for handling and using information. Thus, also for productivity management in producing companies a wide range of opportunities is expected. For getting further and more detailed information on these expectations, 74 experts of the German metal and electrical industry have been queried in an online survey in 2017. Due to digitalization, the experts estimate an average increase of productivity until 2025 of 32%. This increase of productivity is enabled by a facilitated collection, distribution, analysis and usage of data. Furthermore, the impacts on human factors and the requirements for realizing the expected benefits were queried and are described in this contribution.

    Zuordnung der Publikation: TransWork, Digitalisierung/Industrie 4.0, Tim Jeske, Frank Lennings, Sascha Stowasser, Marc-André Weber, Marlene Würfels, international publication
  • Jaeger C (2017) Change into an Ergonomic 3 Shift Model with a Reduction of Night Shifts for all Workers. In: Schlick CM, Duckwitz S, Flemisch F, Frenz M, Kuz S, Mertens A, Mütze-Niewöhner S (Hrsg) Advances in Ergonomic Design of Systems, Products and Processes. Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of GfA 2016. Springer, Berlin, S 125–133

    Zuordnung der Publikation: Arbeits- und Gesundheitsschutz, Arbeitsgestaltung/Ergonomie, Arbeitszeit, international publication
  • Jeske T, Lennings F (2017) Fields of Action for Work Design in Industrie 4.0. In: Schlick CM, Duckwitz S, Flemisch F, Frenz M, Kuz S, Mertens A, Mütze-Niewöhner S (Hrsg) Advances in Ergonomic Design of Systems, Products and Processes. Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of GfA 2016. Springer, Berlin, S 61–72

    Abstract

    The proceeding digitalization in industrial context is named as transformation to Industrie 4.0. This term has been presented to the public already five years ago and was chosen to point out the meaning of the corresponding changes for industrial production. Since then the term has become very present in media and is often discussed controversially. To identify its perception in small and medium enterprises – the main part of the German industry – a survey has been conducted. Queried were nearly 500 participants in management positions from the metal and electrical industry. The survey’s results prove that the term is very well known while its meaning is often unclear. Furthermore, it was found that Industrie 4.0 is introduced preferentially in production, planning/control, logistics, supply chain management and storage. These fields of usage and the tasks characteristically performed within, indicate fields of action for work design. Structured by informational and energetic work forms as well as technical, organizational and personal aspects, many options for work design are described in detail.

    Zuordnung der Publikation: Digitalisierung/Industrie 4.0, Tim Jeske, Frank Lennings, international publication
  • Sampaio DJBS, Weber MA, Scholz SG (2017) Industry 4.0 Human-Oriented Challenges using the Example of Additive Manufacturing Technologies. In: Oberhauser et al (Hrsg) ACHI 2017: The Tenth International Conference on Advances in Computer-Human Interactions. IARIA, Wilmington, S 158–161

    Zuordnung der Publikation: Digitalisierung/Industrie 4.0, Marc-André Weber, international publication
  • Weber MA, Jeske T, Lennings F, Stowasser S (2017) Framework for the Systematical Design of Productivity Strategies. In: Trzcielinski S (Hrsg) Advances in Ergonomics of Manufacturing: Managing the Enterprise of the Future. Springer, Berlin, S 141–152

    Abstract

    For companies in high-wage countries high productivity is essential in order to survive in international competition. Digitalization opens up new possibilities to manage and increase productivity. Therefore, it is necessary to develop strategies for the productivity management of work systems, which are increasingly embossed by digitalization, and to consider the specific framework conditions and requirements of the companies. The paper presents a framework for a systematical design of productivity strategies and explains conceptual potentials for the design of strategies. The application of this framework is described by practice-oriented examples. Furthermore, its alignment with practical approaches is shown including an outlook on further requirements for successful implementation of strategies.

    Zuordnung der Publikation: TransWork, Digitalisierung/Industrie 4.0, Industrial Engineering, Produktions- und Unternehmenssystemgestaltung, Tim Jeske, Frank Lennings, Sascha Stowasser, Marc-André Weber, international publication
  • Weber MA, Jeske T, Lennings F, Stowasser S (2017) Productivity Strategies Using Digital Information Systems in Production Environments. In: Lödding H, Riedel R, Thoben KD, Cieminski G von, Kiritsis D (Hrsg) Advances in Production Management Systems. The Path to Intelligent, Collaborative and Sustainable Manufacturing. IFIP WG 5.7 International Conference, APMS 2017 Hamburg, Germany, September 3–7, 2017. Proceedings, Part I. Springer, Cham, S 338–345

    Abstract

    High productivity is essential for companies in order to survive in international competition, especially for those located in high-wage countries. Recent developments of digitalization open up new opportunities to manage and increase productivity. The development of company-specific strategies for the management of productivity, which are increasingly embossed by digitalization, is therefore an elementary task. This paper presents a framework for systematic design of productivity strategies for industrial production and explains conceptual potentials for the design of strategies. A detailed description of terms provides the necessary understanding. The framework encompasses three axes, the goal of productivity, the application of digital information management in industrial production and the different direct production areas as well as indirect supporting areas. The application of this framework is described for different corporate levels considering task- and goal-setting for various time horizons as well as an integrative view on technological, organizational and personnel aspects.

    Zuordnung der Publikation: TransWork, Digitalisierung/Industrie 4.0, Tim Jeske, Frank Lennings, Sascha Stowasser, Marc-André Weber, international publication
  • Weber MA, Leisten R (2017) Minimizing Total Time Deviation from Due Windows for Jobs with Multiple Delivery Due Windows using Lot-Streaming in Permutation Flow Shops. International Journal of Operations and Quantitative Management 23(3):161–185

    Abstract

    This paper studies splitting of jobs items into sublots to be processed in a permutation flow shop with sublot-attached setups using lot streaming. The objective is to minimize the total time deviation from due windows subject to the assumption of several due windows per job. We present a decomposition based solution heuristic to assign sublots into dispatching positions, followed by a mixed-integer linear programming model to obtain sublot numbers, sublot sizes and the schedule. The solution obtained is improved using a genetic algorithm. Numerical results are provided to prove the effectiveness of the approach.

    Zuordnung der Publikation: Produktions- und Unternehmenssystemgestaltung, Marc-André Weber, international publication
  • Stowasser S (2016) Rise of the machines isn’t the end for manual labour. Europe's World (33):37–39

    Zuordnung der Publikation: Digitalisierung/Industrie 4.0, Sascha Stowasser, international publication, Arbeits- und Leistungsfähigkeit
  • Alimohammadi I, Zokaei M, Sandrock S (2015) The Effect of Road Traffic Noise on Reaction Time. Health Promotion Perspectives 5(3):207–214

    Zuordnung der Publikation: Stephan Sandrock, international publication
  • Stowasser S (2015) Designing work and qualification in times of demographic changes. In: University of Turku (Hrsg) Work2015 – New Meanings of Work. Abstracts. University of Turku, Turku, S 20–21

    Abstract

    The article presents results of a recently finalized three years project „stradewari“, which combines practical experiences with research expertise. In four industrial companies these questions were intensely pursued for over three years within the actual operational environment. The project consortium developed devices to rationalize operational strategies and by that make them more sustainable. They assure both, wholesome work design and a high profitability of industrial production under the circumstances of demographic changes. It is about a corresponding consideration and taking up on demographic determent changes in operational spheres of fields of action such as preservation of personnel capacity, winning skilled personnel, personnel progress and qualification.

    Zuordnung der Publikation: Sascha Stowasser, international publication
  • Peck A, Sandrock S, Hofmann A (2014) Assessment of mental stress with the short guidance mental stress (KPB). Presentation on the Global Forum for Prevention F04.05, XX World Congress on Safety and Health at Work 2014, 24–27 August 2014, Frankfurt, Germany.

    Zuordnung der Publikation: Arbeits- und Gesundheitsschutz, Arbeitsbezogene psychische Belastung, Arbeitsgestaltung/Ergonomie, Stephan Sandrock, international publication
  • Stowasser S (2014) Field of Actions of Industrial Engineering and of the Human Resource Management Influenced by Ageing People. In: Ahram T (Hrsg), Karwowski W (Hrsg), Marek T (Hrsg) 5th International Conference Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics AHFE 2014, Kraków, Poland 19-23 July 2014. AHFE, Louisville, S 1335-1341

    Zuordnung der Publikation: Sascha Stowasser, international publication
  • Alimohammadi I, Sandrock S, Gohari MR (2013) The effects of low frequency noise on mental performance and annoyance. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, 185(8):7043–7051

    Zuordnung der Publikation: Arbeitsgestaltung/Ergonomie, Stephan Sandrock, international publication, Ergonomie
  • Alimohammadi I, Soltani R, Sandrock S, Azkhosh M, Gohari MR (2013) The effects of road traffic noise on performance. Iranian Journal of Environmental Health Science & Engineering 10(2):18–22

    Zuordnung der Publikation: Arbeits- und Gesundheitsschutz, Arbeitsgestaltung/Ergonomie, Stephan Sandrock, international publication
  • Breimhorst M, Sandrock S, Fechir M, Hausenblas N, Geber C, Birklein F (2011) Do intensity ratings and skin conductance responses reliably discriminate between different stimulus intensities in experimentally induced pain? The Journal of Pain. 12(1):61–70

    Zuordnung der Publikation: Stephan Sandrock, international publication
  • Koruca HI, Stowasser S, Ozdemir G et al (2011) Evaluation of Working Life Quality For A Textile Company in Turkey: A Case Study. Gazi University Journal of Science 24(1):101-112

    Zuordnung der Publikation: Arbeitsgestaltung/Ergonomie, Sascha Stowasser, Arbeitsplatzgestaltung, international publication, Arbeitsbewertung
  • Stowasser S (2011) Operational comprehension of modern Industrial Engineering. In: Spath D (Hrsg), Ilg R (Hrsg), Krause T (Hrsg) 21st International Conference on Production Research. Innovation in Product and Production. Fraunhofer-Verlag, Stuttgart

    Zuordnung der Publikation: Industrial Engineering, Sascha Stowasser, international publication, Industrial Engineering
  • Sandrock S, Schütte M, Griefahn B (2010) Mental strain and annoyance during cognitive performance in different traffic noise conditions. Ergonomics 53(8):962–971

    Zuordnung der Publikation: Arbeitsbezogene psychische Belastung, Arbeitsgestaltung/Ergonomie, Stephan Sandrock, international publication, arbeitsbezogene psychische Belastung
  • Sandrock S, Schütte M, Griefahn B (2009) Impairing effects of noise in high and low noise sensitive persons working on different mental tasks. International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health 82(6):779–785

    Zuordnung der Publikation: Arbeitsbezogene psychische Belastung, Arbeitsgestaltung/Ergonomie, Stephan Sandrock, international publication
  • Schütte M, Müller U, Sandrock S, Griefahn B, Lavandier C, Barbot B (2009) Perceived quality features of aircraft sounds: An analysis of the measurement characteristics of a newly created semantic differential. Applied Acoustics 70:903-914

    Zuordnung der Publikation: Stephan Sandrock, international publication