Industry 4.0 for wood and furniture manufacturers
Start date: Nov 1, 2016,
End date: Oct 31, 2019
The EU supports the 4th industrial revolution through its industrial policy and through research and infrastructure funding. However, challenges like training workers and future professionals remain. Furthermore the furniture and wood sector has identified that it has a shortage of professionals with high qualification in ICTs and other emerging technologies. Some of the specific skills and competencies that stand out as critical for managers in the furniture sector are ICTs skills that are crucial to operate in a modern business environment. They may require attention in terms of additional training and adjustments in the official curricula. These skills and competencies are the ones that are the most critical. All of these will be useful for mass production and customized products like:-ICT support and management systems-E-commerce (online marketing, CMRs tools).-Specific ICT solutions to sector-3D printing -Sensors The main outputs of IN4WOOD will be:1. A deep analysis of the furniture sector regarding the lack of knowledge and skills in Industry 4.0.2. A complete and agile training path3. Dedicated training materials of the most useful key enabling technologies of Industry 4.0 including more than 300 videos.5. A mobile based platform 6. A joint curriculum for "manufacturers of furniture smart factories"IN4WOOD will modernize VET by focusing on the ICTs skills needs to increase competitiveness of the wood and furniture industry. This Alliance, composed of VET technology providers, VET authorities and wood and furniture experts from 4 different EU countries, will strengthen the knowledge exchange and practice between themselves and the labour market and will increase the recognition of qualifications at EU level within production managers and the target industry.The IN4WOOD training materials will give to the production managers and CEOs an overview of the specifics needs of the enterprise regarding the several key enabling technologies of I4.0.
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