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

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
Journal article
2017

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

Ann-Christine Falck, Per-Johan Wahlborg, Mikael Rosenqvist et al
Paper in proceedings
2017

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

Ann-Christine Falck, Per-Johan Wahlborg, Mikael Rosenqvist et al
Paper in proceedings
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
Journal article
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
Paper in proceedings
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
Paper in proceedings
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
Journal article
2016

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

Mikael Rosenqvist, Ann-Christine Falck, Rikard Söderberg
Procedia CIRP. 6th CIRP Conference on Assembly Technologies and Systems, CATS 2016; Gothenburg; Sweden; 16-18 May 2016. Vol. 44, p. 151-156
Paper in proceedings
2015

Working procedure for early proactive geometry assurance considering manual assembly complexity

Mikael Rosenqvist, Ann-Christine Falck, Rikard Söderberg
Proceedings - ASME 2015 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE 2015, Houston, United States, 13-19 November 2015. Vol. 11
Paper in proceedings
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
Paper in proceedings
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
International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics. Vol. 44 (2014), p. 455-459
Journal article
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
Journal article
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
Paper in proceedings
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
Paper in proceedings
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
Journal article
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-
Paper in proceedings
2012

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

Mikael Rosenqvist, Ann-Christine Falck, Rikard Söderberg
Paper in proceedings
2012

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

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

Robust design and geometry assurance considering assembly ergonomics

Mikael Rosenqvist, Ann-Christine Falck, Rikard Söderberg
Proceedings of the ASME 2012 International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition IMECE2012, Nov. 9-15, 2012, Houston, Texas, USA. Vol. 3 (PARTS A, B, AND C), p. 97-104
Paper in proceedings
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
Paper in proceedings
2010

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

Ann-Christine Falck, Roland Örtengren, Dan Högberg
Human Factors and Ergonomics In Manufacturing. Vol. 20 (1), p. 24-41 (2010)
Journal article
2009

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

Ann-Christine Falck, Roland Örtengren, Dan Högberg
In Proceedings of Digital Human Modeling for Design and Engineering Conference and Exhibition, June 9-11, Göteborg, Sweden., p. 10-
Paper in proceedings
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
Paper in proceedings
2007

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

Dan Lämkull, Ann-Christine Falck, Kristina Troedsson
Proceedings of the 39th annual Nordic Ergonomic Society Conference, Lysekil, Sweden, October 1-3, CD-ROM., p. 6-
Paper in proceedings
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
Paper in proceedings
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
Journal article
2003

Att använda virtuella verktyg för att vidareutveckla Volvo Cars produktionssystem

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

ErgoSAM - en produktionsteknisk metod för tidig identifiering av belastningsergonomiska problem

Joakim Amprazis, Marita Christmansson, Ann-Christine Falck
Paper in proceedings
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-
Magazine article
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-
Magazine article
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
Arbets- och miljömedicin, Sahlgrenska universitetssjukhuset, Göteborg, Sverige, p. 1-43 samt bilaga 1-3-
Magazine article
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
Journal article