The first meeting of Smart production and Industrial Relations took place on 18 April 2016 in Turin, Italy and was attended by all project partners. See the Agenda of the meeting attached.
In that occasion a task force have decided, as well as the methodology and tools appropriate for analysing and evaluating will be developed in this first phase.
Two studies will be undertaken on a transnational level and an in-depth analysis will be made on two model/ demonstration experiences on smart production: Volkswagen in Palmela, Portugal and Pirelli (Torino) and Sorin (Vercelli) in Italy. Pirelli and Volkswagen are well known for its high use of robotics, but also for its capacity of adapting the work organization and the new industrial relations. Sorin can be considered a demonstrating/trial experience that distinguished itself in the Piedmont Region for the presence of good industrial relations within the production of electro medical instruments (chemical industry).
Firstly, a desk analysis will be set up to study at a European level the smart production in the manufacturing. Experiences in an important EU countries will be examined, with emphasis on the partner countries. The study will focus in particular on: