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Prerequisites and Conditions for Socially Sustainable Manufacturing in Europe’s Future Factories—Results Overview from the SO SMART Project

  • Cecilia Berlin
  • Ilaria Barletta
  • Paola Fantini
  • Konstantinos Georgoulias
  • Christoph Hansich
  • Minna Lanz
  • Jyrki Latokartano
  • Marta Pinzone
  • Gregor Schönborn
  • Johan Stahre
  • Marco Taisch
  • Reijo Tuokko
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 490)

Abstract

This paper provides an overview of the EU project SO SMART (Socially Sustainable Manufacturing for the Factories of the Future), a coordinated support action (CSA) project. SO SMART examined the conditions in Europe for creating socially sustainable workplaces in the manufacturing sector, where factories flourish along with their social environment. The project was international (with partners from five countries), multidisciplinary and participatory, involving participation of several science domain experts and a wider community of academic and industry beneficiaries who participated in panels, workshops, conference events and an online forum created specifically for the project.

Keywords

Social sustainability Manufacturing Production industry Societal challenges Well-being Demographics 

Notes

Acknowledgments

This paper has been developed through the research project SO SMART, funded by the European Commission within FP7 (Grant no. NMP2-SA-2013-608734). This support is gratefully acknowledged.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Cecilia Berlin
    • 1
  • Ilaria Barletta
    • 1
  • Paola Fantini
    • 2
  • Konstantinos Georgoulias
    • 3
  • Christoph Hansich
    • 4
  • Minna Lanz
    • 5
  • Jyrki Latokartano
    • 5
  • Marta Pinzone
    • 2
  • Gregor Schönborn
    • 6
  • Johan Stahre
    • 1
  • Marco Taisch
    • 2
  • Reijo Tuokko
    • 5
  1. 1.Department of Product and Production Development, Division of Production SystemsChalmers University of TechnologyGoteborgSweden
  2. 2.Fondazione Politecnico di MilanoMilanItaly
  3. 3.Laboratory for Manufacturing Systems and AutomationUniversity of PatrasPatrasGreece
  4. 4.FESTOEsslingen am NeckarGermany
  5. 5.Tampere University of TechnologyTampereFinland
  6. 6.Deep WhiteBonnGermany

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