The EU FP7-NMP Project “Subject-Orientation for People-Centred Production” (SO-PC-Pro) successfully started in October, 2013 with a Kick-Off meeting in Linz, Austria. The consortium includes 11 independent partners from the European Union, Switzerland and Mexico. At an international level the project particularly collaborates under the IMS scheme. The goal of SO-PC-Pro is to develop methods and tools for holistic design and management of workplaces in production companies, thereby aligning business goals and human needs.
SO-PC-Pro will support people-centred workplaces in three ways: (1) through developing new human-machine interactions that allow for higher degrees of autonomy of workers, (2) through empowering workers to re-design their own workplaces using intuitive design methods and collaborative tools, and (3) through seamlessly integrating production and business processes to enable more adaptable workplaces throughout the whole enterprise.