Development and Assessment of Work Systems for Elder Employees in Industrial Manufacturing
Authors: Nico Feller, Ulf Müller
Abstract: The following article presents a software tool for the development and assessment of age-differentiated work systems for elder employees in industrial manufacturing. The main objectives of the introduced software system are the maintenance and support of elder employees’ health and abilities, the extension of working lifetime and the perpetuation of productivity with an aging workforce. The system structure, consisting of a generator for sufficient mapping of work systems, a simulator for discrete representation of manufacturing and an analyzer for detailed investigations, is delineated. The simulation of aging employees and calculation of overall stress of work systems are emphasized. Concluding, achieved results and intended development are discussed.
Keywords: Prospective Work Design, Elder Employees, Age-Based, Stress-Based, Simulation Model, Aging
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