Using innovative work organisation to accommodate the shift in personnel tasks due to digitalisation and deploying digitalisation tools to support operators
Digitisation is moving forward very quickly in the food industry and this brings a lot of challenges along with it. Digital transformation goes hand in hand with a skill revolution. There is a shift in skills whereby the combination of soft skills and digital know-how are essential.
These new technologies mean new adaptations for employees. The relationship between various tasks in an organisation will change and digitisation requires more than just simply implementing a particular technology. It is therefore very important to include the human factor in this process. There are two crucial questions here.
Operator 4.0 is a collective research, development and dissemination project with the objective of inspiring companies and teaching them methods for taking the human factor into account in their digitisation trajectory. Specifically, with this project we want to:
The project is geared towards companies related to the food sector, but it can inspire other sectors to think about the human factor of digitisation. More specifically, the target group for this project is:
With the Operator 4.0 project, we want to help food companies take a step towards the factory of the future. Therefore, we also encourage the companies to apply the tips and tricks that are proposed in this project in their own digitisation projects. The efficiency can also only increase with a good collaboration between technology and operators.
Flanders’ FOOD manages and coordinates the project.
Responsibility for the execution: