Future of manufacturing in Europe

Game changing technologies: Exploring the impact on production processes and work

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05 April 2018
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05 April 2018
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Abstract

This overview report summarises the findings of five case studies on the likely impact of game changing technologies on production and employment in the manufacturing sector in Europe up to 2025: advanced industrial robotics; industrial internet of things; additive manufacturing; electric vehicles; and industrial biotechnology. The adoption of these new technological possibilities will not only have consequences for the production process, but also for the working conditions of those employed on the process and on employment demands at company level. The report highlights the increase in digitisation, the greater demand for highly skilled workers, the expansion of value added to both ends of the product cycle, the even greater importance of data security, the possible reshoring of some production back to Europe, and the need to develop and observe industry standards and protocols.

 

 

 

 

  • Full report

    Number of Pages: 
    32
    Reference No: 
    fomeef18001
    ISBN: 
    978-92-897-1629-1
    Catalogue: 
    TJ-01-18-077-EN-N
    DOI: 
    10.2806/36769
    Catalogue info

    Game changing technologies: Exploring the impact on production processes and work

    This overview report summarises the findings of five case studies on the likely impact of game changing technologies on production and employment in the manufacturing sector in Europe up to 2025: advanced industrial robotics; industrial internet of things; additive manufacturing; electric vehicles; and industrial biotechnology.

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  • Working papers

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    • Advanced industrial robotics: Taking human-robot collaboration to the next level
      Case study
      15 January 2018
      Number of pages
      37
      Reference No
      WPFOMEEF18003
    • Industrial internet of things: Digitisation, value networks and changes in work
      Case study
      15 January 2018
      Authors
      Scholten, Chiel
      Number of pages
      38
      Reference No
      WPFOMEEF18006
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