Bzhwen A Kadir
Bzhwen A Kadir
M.Sc.Eng., MBA, Ph.D.
Digital and Business Transformation
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Citations since 2017
10 Research Items
November 2014 - September 2017
The journey toward Industry 4.0 and the increasing implementation of Cyber Physical Systems are evoking changes in human work and work organization, thus, creating new challenges and opportunities. To take advantage of these opportunities and deal with the challenges, we must gain a holistic understanding of the emerging socio-technical interaction...
The transition to Industry 4.0 and the introduction of new digital technology in industrial companies are evoking profound changes in their work systems. It is estimated that the emerging changes will affect both the overall performance of systems and the well-being of the humans working in and interacting with the systems. However, descriptive emp...
The transition towards Industry 4.0 and the increasing implementation of new digital technologies in industrial operations are creating new challenges and opportunities concerning human work and work organization. Overcoming these challenges and taking advantage of the emerging opportunities require new sociotechnical and human-centered design and...
The introduction of Industry 4.0-enabling digital technologies in industrial work systems are creating various sociotechnical challenges affecting overall system performance and human well-being. In this paper, we propose a framework for (re)designing industrial work systems in the transition towards Industry 4.0. The framework combines human facto...
We are experiencing an increase in human-robot interactions and the use of collaborative robots (cobots) in industrial work systems. To make full use of cobots, it is essential to understand emerging challenges and opportunities. In this paper, we analyse three successful industrial case studies of cobots’ implementation. We highlight the top three...
In this extended abstract, we present two approaches for operationalizing digitalization strategies and (re)designing work systems in connection to the implementation of new digital technologies and solutions. The first approach is an operational excellence approach, while the second is an operational innovation approach.
Overcoming human work and organisational related challenges emerging with the concept of Industry 4.0 demands new ways of incorporating Human Factors and Ergonomics throughout the different organisational levels of industrial companies. In this extended abstract, we present a framework for aligning humans, technology and organisation with the aim o...
The introduction of new digital technologies in industrial work systems and increasing implementation of Cyber Physical Systems are evoking new and unknown challenges and opportunities related to aspects of human work and organisation. To ensure human wellbeing and overall system productivity, there is a need for interdisciplinary methods and appro...
Different strategies face different uncertainties. Strategy implementation experience a landscape of heterogeneous risk factors both internal and external to the company. In the following, we present empirical findings from 25 interviews with strategy professionals about major sources of uncertainty that affect strategy implementation, structured i...
A major source of uncertainty and risk for strategy work, is getting participation and ‘buy-in’ in the organization. Our empirical studies and literature identified buy-in as a central risk factor in strategy implementation. To understand how executives deal with this challenge, we utilized a sense-making model detailing how identities of participa...
The goal of this PhD project is to research and investigate challenges and opportunities related to human work when implementing Industry 4.0 enabling technologies in [sociotechnical] industrial work systems such as, research and development, production, assembly, packaging, and distribution. The expected outcome is a framework for designing new digital industrial work that accounts for human factors and ergonomics as well as realising full technological potential. This is to ensure the wellbeing of the human workers and ease the integration of new technology in industrial work systems that predominantly consist of semi-automatic processes and manual human labour.