Change-Beneficial Process Architectures and the Human as a Change Enabler

  • Gossmann Dennis
  • Wagner Carsten
  • Klemke Tim
  • Peter Nyhuis
Conference paper


The increasing uncertainty in the markets will continue to pose a significant challenge for production companies. High changeability in production systems is becoming a strategic key factor for handling dynamic demand behavior and constant innovation. One of the main challenges for production companies is to prepare the human for future change. This paper provides a framework for the design of systemic changeability in a production system with the focus on the human. Therefore, an approach to a learning factory, which aims to prepare employees for change projects in their companies, is presented.


systemic changeability change enabler human resources competence factory 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gossmann Dennis
    • 1
  • Wagner Carsten
    • 1
  • Klemke Tim
    • 1
  • Peter Nyhuis
    • 1
  1. 1.Leibniz Universitaet Hannover, Institute of Production Systems and Logistics An der Universität 2HannoverGermany

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