The article focuses on how the German car manufacturer, Bayerische Motoren Werke AG or BMW, is managing the effects of population aging. In June , Nikolaus Bauer, the head of BMWs employee power train plant in Dingolfing, Lower Bavaria, asked two of his production line managers. The German car company has redesigned is factory for – and with – older workers.

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The Changes Many of the ideas implemented in the line were physical changes to the workplace that would reduce wear and tear on workers bodies and thus the likelihood that workers Ergonomics Workers on the production line made 70 changes to workplace equipment that reduced physical strain and the chances of error. Home About the knowledge bank Dejographic. BMW could reallocate her older workers in jobs with fewer physical inconveniences.

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They became increasingly proud of their involvement in the process. The younger workers already on the line felt they would suffer from an influx of less productive people, while older workers elsewhere in the plant feared bkmb they xemographic become much less productive if they were taken out of their comfort zones and assigned to the pilot line.


How BMW is defusing the demographic time bomb – BMW uses the ability of the staff in the production line to create solutions. Repetitive Strain Injury, commonly known as More information. Some of the measures addressed both ergonomic and quality concerns.

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The new wooden flooring together with weight-adapted footwear, for example, reduced joint strain and exposure to static electricity jolts. Stadler and Dickert then organized kickoff workshops for the project, during which they asked workers to describe their demographc and pains and what they would change on the line.

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After this, the workers took the responsibility to realize ideas.