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Ten years ago we edited a book Knowledge and skill chains in engineering and manufacturing. It highlights challenges and opportunities.
The keynote paper by Prof. Fumihiko Kimura is of particular interest: the continual investment in vocational skills training and human capital will be supported by a growing (engineering) knowledge base (Figure 3).
Currently we do not handle well the critical issues for knowledge management Prof. Kimura lists (page 15):
- early and lossless capturing of knowledge,
- flexible knowledge sharing,
- transparency for knowledge evolution,
- re-usability of knowledge
For what concerns the infrastructural and systematized layers of knowledge, the envisioned trend from product possession to function usage (Figure 1) could be supported by an engineering (& learning) infrastructure, which is:
- globally provided & structured alongside the ISIC classes (as stable & recurrent areas of economic activity, listed here) (ref. depicted for health care on page 13 of Global Health Enterprise Architecture and the Pathway to Health Outcomes from Science Data,
- locally delivered (ref. health care, as on page 12 of the same presentation).