Corina Pacher

Corina Pacher
Graz University of Technology | TU Graz · Life Long Learning

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Nowadays, digitalization (Industry 4.0) and sustainability (Sustainable Development Goals - SDGs) are seen as major opportunities to achieve the long-term competitiveness of European companies. These require both, a transformation of company-specific processes and an adaptation of the working processes of all employees, and a realignment of the com...
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Industry 4.0 mainly focuses on the application of modern technologies (digitalization) and the changing role of human beings (digital transformation) in modern production and logistics systems. Besides the basic principles of digitalization, interconnectivity, and autonomization, the importance of human-centered decision-making processes, such as t...
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The human capital of a region or an entire country is an essential contribution to the formation of a European scientific community of well-educated and professional people and crucial for the preservation of competitiveness and work ability, as well as for responsible resources management of the world and its-primary and secondary-raw materials. F...
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The integration of smart systems in industrial logistics can be seen as a major opportunity to strengthen the productivity and international competitiveness of macro-and micro-economic entities within the European Union and on a global scale, as well. Thereby, a smart system can be understood as a system that uses a combination of human-based proce...
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Building on the theories of organizational innovation and reconciling structural and procedural perspectives of organizational and managerial processes, this study assesses the impact of organizational innovation practices on organizational performance. An empirical study of more than 600 small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) from various indus...
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In recent years, the systematic development of competencies based on the concept of Industry 4.0 can be considered as the main opportunity to strengthen the competitiveness of both small-and medium-sized enterprises and larger corporations. However, especially within the engineering disciplines, there still seems to be a lack of understanding in te...
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Due to the fourth industrial revolution, the so-called Industry 4.0, which is changing industries worldwide, the requirements for education systems are changing. Employees that are working in an Industry 4.0 environment need a certain set of competencies from different categories. Including technical, methodological, social, and personal competenci...
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The successful implementation of Industry 4.0 technologies is dependent on a variety of complex endogenous and/or exogenous influencing factors. In this context, the realignment of contemporary teaching and learning methods is seen as a major prerequisite for the systematic development of human factors in modern and hyper-dynamic working environmen...
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While the fourth industrial revolution continues to change manufacturing enterprises all over the world, not all enabling key technologies are taught sufficiently at universities. For this purpose, a new lecture at the Montanuniversität Leoben was designed, teaching students of miscellaneous engineering disciplines, the fundamentals of digitalizati...
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Citation: Murphy, M.; Pacher, C. Innovative Teaching and Learning Pathways for Responsible Use of Resources Focusing on the ESEE Region. Mater. Proc. 2022, 5, 95.
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The digital revolution, also known as Industry 4.0, offers a variety of new technologies and technological concepts for the continuous optimization of production and logistics processes in manufacturing enterprises. Up to now, a multitude of scholars have investigated potential opportunities, barriers, threads, and necessary enablers of Industry 4....
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In a world depicted by rapid growth and consumerism, where pressing societal issues such as, the critical climate crises, resources exploitation in developing countries and much more, it is essential to educate all citizens about raw materials, their uses and about responsible production and consumption [1]. Developing lifelong learning programmes...
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Hydrogen is a key element of our everyday life. It is an irreplaceable feedstock for the production of fertilisers, fuels, and chemicals. From a scientific point of view, hydrogen can additionally play a major role in future energy systems and help to decarbonise the sectors industry, heat and power generation as well as transport and mobility. Thu...
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Das Forschungsprojekt „MUL 4.0“ beschäftigt sichmit der Anwendung von Industrie 4.0 Technologien zur Digitalisierung respektive zur digitalen Transformation einer gesamten Wertschöpfungskette vom Rohmaterial bis hin zum Recycling. Der Fokus liegt hierbei auf der Erstellung von digitalen Zwillingen sowohl aus werkstoffwissenschaftlicher als auch aus...
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There is a number of barriers for smaller companies when starting the journey toward Industry 4.0. When implementing new technology and processes, there are often strong mental barriers from people that have been doing the work in a certain manner over the years. In addition to technological challenges, organizational adaptations are required, and...
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Industry 4.0 concepts and technologies offer a multitude of possibilities for the systematic improvement of material and information flow processes in logistics systems. However, the usage of laboratories for the experimental testing and subsequent further development of Industry 4.0 approaches in industrial logistics still can be considered as an...
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In the modern world, the economy and society are affected by ongoing changes triggered by a multitude of influencing factors, e.g., digitalization, (g)localization, and global pandemics. Therefore, industrial engineering education needs to focus on the ongoing evaluation and the continuous development of new, respectively adapted, teaching and lear...
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In the contemporary working environment, Industry 4.0 concepts and technologies offer a multitude of possibilities to increase productivity and, therefore, the long-term success of industrial companies and small and medium-sized enterprises, as well. In this context, the systematic development of digital competencies is a major success factor of mo...
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In the modern world, the economy and society are affected by ongoing changes triggered by a multitude of influencing factors, e.g., digitalization, (g)localization, and global pandemics. Therefore, industrial engineering education needs to focus on the ongoing evaluation and the continuous development of new, respectively adapted, teaching and lear...
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The project Enhancing the skills of ESEE RM students towards the achievement of SDGs(EnActSDGs) aims to establish an action plan for the realignment of the current raw materials curricula of three universities in East and Southeast Europe towards the incorporation of the sustainable development principles into their educational programs. The action...
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The training and further qualification of employees in terms of collaboration, digitalization, automation, sustainability, circular economy, and emerging technologies are seen as one of the most important requirements for the successful implementation of Industry 4.0 strategies. In this context, the systematic planning of educational initiatives ca...
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The successful implementation of Industry 4.0 initiatives can only be established by focusing on a multitude of complex and partially interdepending requirements and enabling factors. Thereby, the education and further training of employees can be seen as one of the major prerequisites to understand, handle, and further develop existing Industry 4....
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Industry 4.0 approaches have gained increasing relevance to ensure sustainable growth and long-term competitiveness. Thereby, both logistics research and practical applications often neglect the importance of human skills development by primarily focusing on emerging technologies. Nevertheless, the structured development of employees’ competences i...
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In the contemporary working environment, Industry 4.0 concepts and technologies offer a multitude of possibilities to increase productivity and, therefore, the long-term success of industrial companies and small and medium-sized enterprises, as well. In this context, the systematic development of digital competencies is a major success factor of mo...
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The educational requirements of industry and society are constantly changing and, therefore, need to be realigned to the current situation where the usage of e-learning tools has constantly increased in all levels of education within the European Union and from an international perspective as well. Therefore, this paper explores new ways of teachin...
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The educational requirements of industry and society are constantly changing and, therefore, need to be realigned to the current situation where the usage of e-learning tools has constantly increased in all levels of education within the European Union and from an international perspective as well. Therefore, this paper explores new ways of teachin...

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Over the last ten years many efforts have been made to transfer Industry 4.0 from research to practice. Recently, great progress has been made to introduce also SMEs to the use of Industry 4.0. The next big challenge for SMEs will be to implement the dual (or twin) transformation in sense of a digital transformation towards more intelligent manufacturing, while tackling and accelerating the sustainability transformation to enhance economically, socially and environmentally sustainable processes, factories and value chains. In this project we aim to take SMEs to this next level by developing a Strategic Roadmap for making them not only intelligent but also sustainable, resilient and human-centric. This next level of SMEs will be data and intelligence-driven, thus using available data to acquire new knowledge and to apply it for optimization purposes using artificial intelligence in a secure way. Further, a great attention is paid to how manufacturing and value chains in SMEs can become more circular, green and resilient by considering ethical, human and societal values for more socio-centred factories. In this next level of SME 5.0 factories the human will play a much more important, albeit changing, role. Besides identifying emerging future work profiles and competencies of SME employees, we will develop guidelines for rendering SME workplaces in industry more inclusive and diverse and for empowering them for increased wellbeing and attractiveness of SME jobs. The main outcome of the project is to develop and propose a Strategic Guideline and Roadmap that will facilitate SMEs in Europe and worldwide to achieve the above mentioned goals. To expand the impact and exploitation an SME 5.0 Stakeholder & Training Network will be build. The applicability of the results and guidelines is ensured through a close collaboration with non-academic partners, SMEs in the partner network and the aim to validate the results through demonstrators and case study research.
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GREENOVET is an international Project, comprising 18 European Partners (from Austria, Finland, North Macedonia and Portugal), co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union. The Project fosters the development of Vocational Education and Training (VET) Excellence in Green Innovation across Europe and through the establishment of Centres of Vocational Excellence (CoVEs) that will enable an innovative, inclusive and sustainable economy.
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Industry 4.0 refers to the fourth industrial revolution and technological evolution from embedded systems to cyber-physical systems (CPS) in production. The main objectives of Industry 4.0 can be summarized as the introduction of intelligent systems in production and logistics, the development of highly adaptable and modular manufacturing and logistics systems, the integration of sustainable and advanced manufacturing technologies as well as the promotion of automation technology and human-machine interaction. In the context of Industry 4.0 new ICT and web technologies act as booster or enabler of smart, autonomous and self-learning factories facing the challenges of even more individualized and customized product portfolio. A great challenge for the future lies in the transfer of Industry 4.0 expertise and technologies in small and medium sized enterprises (SME). SMEs represent the backbone of the economy and have an enormous importance in the development programs of the European Union for strengthening the competitiveness of European enterprises. Although the high potential of Industry 4.0 in SMEs, the main limit lies in a lack of concrete models for its implementation and application in small and medium enterprises. Thus, this research project titled “Industry 4.0 for SMEs - Smart Manufacturing and Logistics for SMEs in an X-to-order and Mass Customization Environment” aims to close and overcome this gap through the creation of an international and interdisciplinary research network. Identifying the needs and enablers for a smart and intelligent SMEFactory, creating adapted concepts and design solutions for production and logistics systems in SMEs and developing suitable organisation and business models will be the three main objectives of this research network. The applicability of the results is ensured through a close collaboration with a European small and medium sized enterprise (non-academic partner) from mass customization industry.