Ann-Christine Falck

Gästforskare at Chalmers, Industrial and Materials Science, Production Systems

Ann-Christine has more than 20 year´s practical experience as production ergonomist in the industry. She published her dissertation in 2009 with the title “Ergonomics Methods and Procedures in Car Manufacturing for Improvement of Quality, Productivity and Health at Work”. Since then she has continued her research as a senior researcher in the field of production ergonomics, costs of poor assembly quality and assembly complexity. Keywords: production, ergonomics, quality, cost-benefit, assembly complexity, manual assembly

Source: chalmers.se

Projects

2013–2016

Proactive assembly ergonomical and geometrical quality assurance for sustainable production (PEGASUS)

Nina Silow Product and Production Development
Ann-Christine Falck Production Systems
Kristina Wärmefjord Product Development
Rikard Söderberg Product and Production Development
Mikael Rosenqvist Product Development
VINNOVA

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Publications

2017

Acquisition of new knowledge in Swedish manufacturing companies - How could it be improved?

Ann-Christine Falck, Per-Johan Wahlborg, Mikael Rosenqvist et al
In Proceedings of Nordic Ergonomics Society (NES) conference, Lund 2017
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2017

How do manufacturing companies acquire new knowledge? - Examples from nine Swedish companies.

Ann-Christine Falck, Per-Johan Wahlborg, Mikael Rosenqvist et al
Proceedings of Nordic Ergonomics Society Conference (NES), Lund, 2017
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2017

Assessment of manual assembly complexity: a theoretical and empirical comparison of two methods

Ann-Christine Falck, Malin Tarrar, Sandra Mattsson et al
International Journal of Production Research
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2017

Basic complexity criteria and their impact on manual assembly quality in actual production

Ann-Christine Falck, Mikael Rosenqvist, Roland Örtengren et al
International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics. Vol. 58, p. 117-128
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2016

Proactive assessment of basic complexity in manual assembly: development of a tool to predict and control operator-induced quality errors

Ann-Christine Falck, Roland Örtengren, Mikael Rosenqvist et al
International Journal of Production Research. Vol. 55 (15), p. 4248-4260
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2016

Including measures of assembly complexity in proactive geometry assurance, a case study.

Mikael Rosenqvist, Ann-Christine Falck, Rikard Söderberg et al
Procedia CIRP. 6th CIRP Conference on Assembly Technologies and Systems, CATS 2016; Gothenburg; Sweden; 16-18 May 2016. Vol. 44, p. 151-156
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2016

Variation Analysis considering manual assembly complexity in a CAT tool.

Mikael Rosenqvist, Ann-Christine Falck, Lars Lindkvist et al
14th CIRP Conference on Computer Aided Tolerancing, CAT 2016; Gothenburg; Sweden; 18 May 2016 through 20 May 2016. Vol. 43, p. 94-99
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2016

Criteria for assessment of basic assembly complexity

Ann-Christine Falck, Roland Örtengren, Mikael Rosenqvist et al
Procedia CIRP. 6th CIRP Conference on Assembly Technologies and Systems, CATS 2016; Gothenburg; Sweden; 16 May 2016 through 18 May 2016. Vol. 44, p. 424-428
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2015

Working procedure for early proactive geometry assurance considering manual assembly complexity

Mikael Rosenqvist, Ann-Christine Falck, Rikard Söderberg et al
Proceedings - ASME 2015 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE 2015, Houston, United States, 13-19 November 2015. Vol. 11
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2015

A comparison of two methods for assembly complexity- What are they good for?

Ann-Christine Falck, Lina Andersson, Sandra Mattsson et al
NES, Nordic Ergonomics society, 47th Annual Conference, 02-04 November 2015, Lillehammer, Norway , p. 1-5
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2014

Geometrical robustness analysis considering manual assembly complexity

Mikael Rosenqvist, Ann-Christine Falck, Lars Lindkvist et al
5th CATS 2014 - CIRP Conference on Assembly Systems and Technologies, 20141112-13. Vol. 23 (C), p. 98-103
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2014

Assembly failures and action cost in relation to complexity level and assembly ergonomics in manual assembly (part 2)

Ann-Christine Falck, Roland Örtengren, Mikael Rosenqvist et al
International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics. Vol. 44 (2014), p. 455-459
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2014

A model for calculation of the costs of poor assembly ergonomics

Ann-Christine Falck, Mikael Rosenqvist,
International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics. Vol. 44 (2014), p. 140-147
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2014

Operator Related Causes for Low Correlation Between Cat Simulations and Physical Results

Mikael Rosenqvist, Ann-Christine Falck, Kristina Wärmefjord et al
Proceedings of the ASME 2013 International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition. Vol. 12
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2012

Robust design and geometry assurance considering assembly ergonomics

Mikael Rosenqvist, Ann-Christine Falck, Rikard Söderberg et al
Proceedings of the ASME 2012 International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition IMECE2012, Nov. 9-15, 2012, Houston, Texas, USA. Vol. 3, p. 97-104
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2012

Geometry assurance versus assembly ergonomics- Comparative interview studies in five manufacturing companies

Mikael Rosenqvist, Ann-Christine Falck, Rikard Söderberg et al
In proceedings of the Cirp Conference On Assembly Technologies And Systems, Ann Arbor, USA, 20-22 maj, 2012
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2012

A calculation model for ergonomics cost-benefit analyses in early product development stages

Ann-Christine Falck, Mikael Rosenqvist,
AHFE 2012: Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics Conference, San Fransisco, California, USA, 21-25 July, 2012 (Conference program, session 185), p. pp. 71
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2012

Relationship between complexity in manual assembly work, ergonomics and assembly quality

Ann-Christine Falck, Roland Örtengren, Mikael Rosenqvist et al
Ergonomics for Sustainability and Growth, NES 2012 (Nordiska Ergonomisällskapet) konferens, Saltsjöbaden, Stockholm, 19-22 augusti, 2012 (Book of abstracts, Abstract B4:2), p. 91
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2012

What are the obstacles and needs of proactive ergonomics measures at early product development stages? - An interview study in five Swedish companies.

Ann-Christine Falck, Mikael Rosenqvist,
International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics. Vol. 42 (5), p. 406-415
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2011

Ergonomics in early product development - an interview study in five companies

Ann-Christine Falck,
Nordic Ergonomics Society (NES) Annual Conference, Oulu, Finland, 18-21 sept., 2011. Vol. 2011, p. 40-45
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2010

The Influence of Poor Assembly Ergonomics on Product Quality: A Cost-Benefit Analysis in Car Manufacturing

Ann-Christine Falck, Roland Örtengren, Dan Högberg et al
Human Factors and Ergonomics in Manufacturing & Service Industries. Vol. 20 (1), p. 24-41 (2010)
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2009

The impact of poor assembly ergonomics on product quality - a cost-benefit analysis in car manufacturingn

Ann-Christine Falck, Roland Örtengren, Dan Högberg et al
Preprint
2009

Early risk identification and cost-benefit analyses through ergonomics simulation.m

Ann-Christine Falck, Roland Örtengren, Dan Högberg et al
In Proceedings of Digital Human Modeling for Design and Engineering Conference and Exhibition, June 9-11, Göteborg, Sweden., p. 10
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2008

The influence of Assembly ergonomics on product quality and productivity in car manufacturing - a cost-benefit approach

Ann-Christine Falck, Roland Örtengren, Dan Högberg et al
Nordic Ergonomics Society Conference (NES), August 11 - 13, 2008, Reykjavik, Island
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2007

Proactive ergonomics and virtual ergonomics within Manufacturing Department at Volvo Car Corporation.

Dan Lämkull, Ann-Christine Falck, Kristina Troedsson et al
Proceedings of the 39th annual Nordic Ergonomic Society Conference, Lysekil, Sweden, October 1-3, CD-ROM., p. 6
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2005

Simulation for Manufacturing Engineering (ViPP)

Jonas Laring, Marita Christmansson, Tania Dukic et al
SAE Transactions Journal of Materials and Manufacturing . Vol. 114 (5), p. 884-889
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2004

The effect of assembly tolerance on performance of a tape application task. A pilot study.

Constanze Wartenberg, Tania Dukic, Ann-Christine Falck et al
International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics. Vol. 33, p. 369 - 379
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2003

Corporate ergonomics programme at Volvo Car Corporation

Ulla Munck-Ulfsfält, Ann-Christine Falck, Anette Forsberg et al
Applied Ergonomics. Vol. 34, p. 17-22
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2003

Att använda virtuella verktyg för att vidareutveckla Volvo Cars produktionssystem

Tania Dukic, Magnus Rönnäng, Marita Christmansson et al
Report
2002

To use virtual tools for further development of Volvo Car´s production system - A case study of the development of the production system for P28/XC90.

Tania Dukic, Magnus Rönnäng, Marita Christmansson et al
Chalmers, Produkt- och Produktionsutveckling. Rapport nr. 16, p. 112
Scientific journal article - non peer reviewed
2002

ErgoSAM - en produktionsteknisk metod för tidig identifiering av belastningsergonomiska problem

Joakim Amprazis, Marita Christmansson, Ann-Christine Falck et al
Nordic Ergonomics Society (NES) conference, Norrköping, Sweden, 2002.
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2001

Utvärdering av ErgoSAM. Handbok. Utförd vid vid Volvo Personvagnar AB i samarbete med Arbetslivsinstitutet Väst, Göteborg, Sverige.

Joakim Amprazis, Marita Christmansson, Ann-Christine Falck et al
Arbets- och miljömedicin, Sahlgrenska universitetssjukhuset, Göteborg, Sverige, p. 1-43 samt bilaga 1-3
Scientific journal article - non peer reviewed
2000

Modified method time measurements for ergonomic planning of production systems in the manufacturing industry

Marita Christmansson, Ann-Christine Falck, Joakim Amprazis et al
International Journal of Production Research. Vol. 38 (17), p. 4051 - 4059
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed