Summary in English



Learning production concepts (OT) – Tools for the management of networked activity

The OT research project aims at developing learning production concepts to support continuous development in networked manufacturing companies.

Production concepts are based on tools embedded in everyday practices. This kind of tools may support e.g. identification of expertise of partners, gradual building of shared objects of activities, and innovative, experimental activity.

In the OT project, these tools are developed in case companies’ own development projects. Results of the project include a new kind of model and tools for developing production concepts. These development tools will be published in a guidebook for learning production concepts in April 2012. The guidebook supports organizations in identifying and solving challenges of networked activities.

The OT project is a collaborative effort of Aalto University School of Science, University of Helsinki and Lappeenranta University of Technology. Researchers of the OT project collaborate also with researchers from Tallinn University of Technology. The project is carried out during 2009-2012 and it is funded by Tekes (Finnish Funding Agency for Technology and Innovation) Concepts of Operations programme and the case companies.

Contact information

Aalto University School of Science
BIT Research Centre
Researcher, project manager Meri Jalonen
meri.jalonen @
+358 50 525 8487

Postal address:
BIT Business Innovation Technology
PO Box 15500
FI-00076 Aalto

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