The OMiLAB@HS Schmalkalden focuses on the creation of software tools that enable practitioners and scientists to flexibly design situation-specific QM methods that build on the potentials of conceptual modeling for documenting, communicating, and processing results.
About the OMILAB Node
Entrepreneurial quality management (QM) has continuously developed over the past decades. Accordingly, numerous methods and techniques to support quality initiatives were developed, e.g., Six Sigma, Lean Management or Total Quality Management. Finally, in 2017, the age of Quality 4.0 was proclaimed and new technologies (e.g., Augmented Reality, etc.) as well as transactional and machine data are increasingly used for quality management initiatives.
The OMiLAB node focuses on the creation of software tools that enable practitioners and scientists to flexibly design situation-specific QM methods that build on the potentials of conceptual modeling for documenting, communicating, and processing results.
- Process-oriented Quality Management
- Method Engineering
- Industry 4.0
About the Hosting Organisation
The Schmalkalden University is a university of applied sciences in Thuringia, and it is situated at the edge of the Thuringian forest. The walking distances between the lecture rooms, laboratories, dining hall, library, dormitories and sport’s facilities are all very short.
The Schmalkalden University of Applied Sciences offers various study programs on a national as well as international level at its five faculties Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Business and Economics and Business Law.
The OMiLAB node is located at the Faculty of Computer Science and will be used for teaching and research purposes alike.
Get an overview what this OMiLAB has accomplised! Selected results are presented below as a contribution to the global community:
All further results of the OMiLAB Node are via the organizer.
The following, selected activities are organized by the OMiLAB.
Towards Tool-Supported Situational Roadmap Development for Business Process Improvement in the era of Quality 4.0 @NEMO Summer School Series
The quality management discipline is continuously evolving over time and the term quality 4.0 coins the stage of development, in which industry 4.0’s digital technologies (e.g., cyber-physical systems, internet of things, cloud manufacturing, augmented reality, etc.) are applied to quality management. The quality 4.0 concept is lively discussed in literature and it will play a decisive role in the factory of the future. However, there are still uncertainties regarding the operationalization of the concept in practice and the topic is too fresh to have experienced a thorough theoretical foundation yet. So, it is rather unclear whether existing quality management methods and techniques can be transferred to industry 4.0 settings or not. As a result, guidelines for the effective implementation of quality 4.0 principles are missing yet. Furthermore, companies often lack the resources to investigate the design of new quality management methods for industry 4.0. This lecture proposes tool-supported situational roadmap development for BPI as an instrument to arrive at enterprise-adapted and easy-to-use approaches for quality 4.0 that can be applied straight away. In this way, employees are enabled to design BPI approaches to match their particular needs. This lecture presents a first conceptual solution and a prototype implemented via the ADOxx platform.
The following cyber-physical resources are available at the OMILAB node:
Business Layer using SAP-Scenes
Proof of Concept Layer CPS-Device
Proof of Concept Layer CPS-Device
Fischertechnik Lernfabrik 4.0
9V – Simulation
Relevant publications of the OMILAB node: