Study of the training needs of industrial companies in the Barcelona Area and proposal of Training Courses and Methodologies to enhance further competitiveness

T. Curià Piñol, S. Artigas Porta, M.C. Rodríguez Arévalo, J. Minguella-Canela
2017 Procedia Manufacturing  
Under the concept of "Industry 4.0", production processes will be pushed to be increasingly interconnected, information based on a real time basis and, necessarily, much more efficient. In this context, capacity optimization goes beyond the traditional aim of capacity maximization, contributing also for organization's profitability and value. Indeed, lean management and continuous improvement approaches suggest capacity optimization instead of maximization. The study of capacity optimization
more » ... costing models is an important research topic that deserves contributions from both the practical and theoretical perspectives. This paper presents and discusses a mathematical model for capacity management based on different costing models (ABC and TDABC). A generic model has been developed and it was used to analyze idle capacity and to design strategies towards the maximization of organization's value. The trade-off capacity maximization vs operational efficiency is highlighted and it is shown that capacity optimization might hide operational inefficiency. Abstract The analysis of educational needs has shown that post university training could be better fitted to meet the strategic needs of the industrial companies, thus filling the gap generated. From this information, expert learning, professional training and innovative methodologies have been proposed. The study covers industrial companies focusing activities of: (i) Product and Process Design and Manufacturing, (ii) Production Management and Logistics and (iii) Automated and Robotized Manufacturing. These companies are considered a fair proxy of the Barcelona Area Industrial company sector. Moreover, it is concluded that in intermediate positions and executives, training should further address management and improvement of personal skills and soft skills. Abstract The analysis of educational needs has shown that post university training could be better fitted to meet the strategic needs of the industrial companies, thus filling the gap generated. From this information, expert learning, professional training and innovative methodologies have been proposed. The study covers industrial companies focusing activities of: (i) Product and Process Design and Manufacturing, (ii) Production Management and Logistics and (iii) Automated and Robotized Manufacturing. These companies are considered a fair proxy of the Barcelona Area Industrial company sector. Moreover, it is concluded that in intermediate positions and executives, training should further address management and improvement of personal skills and soft skills.
doi:10.1016/j.promfg.2017.09.159 fatcat:4c3pxbcatbcglnqkmtcqquht5a