Prof. Johan Stahre
Organisation: Chamlers University of Technology
Position in the organisation: Professor of Production Systems, Head of division, Co- director of Chalmers’ Production Area of Advance
Biography note: Johan Stahre is Chair Professor of Production Systems at Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg (Sweden) heading the Production Systems Division. He is the co-director of Chalmers’ Production Area of Advance and former Chairman and co-founder of the Swedish Production Academy. Prof. Stahre is academic coordinator for the Swedish node of ManuFuture and Chair of the Swedish Production Research and Innovation Council.
Prof. Stahre’s research focus is on manufacturing automation, human-automation interaction, and social sustainability of production.
He is coordinator of the EU Support Action on Social Sustainability in Manufacturing (SO SMART) and he has been active in the European Factories of the Future Research Association (EFFRA) development of the Production research roadmap.
Chair of Parallel Workshop Session W1.4 – “Social and Environmental Sustainability”
Socially sustainable factories are crucial to the success of European industrialisation. Demographic problems and competence requirements on employees in future advanced European manufacturing will need increased knowledge on how to create socially sustainable workplaces and factories. The support action SO SMART (Socially Sustainable Manufacturing for the Factories of the Future) aims to establish research roadmaps and guidelines for the social well-being of the employees for the Factories of the Future. SO-SMART will address new forms of interaction between process, machinery and human beings in new kind of socially, economically and environmentally sustainable workplaces. By following the guidelines SO- SMART will outline why and how the Factories of the Future can operate profitably while at the same time providing a stimulating environment for the employees. The SO SMART project will develop a socially sustainable ecosystem assessment framework under the perspectives of economic and social sustainability. Further, the project will develop recommendations for companies and stakeholders on how to apply these scenarios.