Relationship between complexity in manual assembly work, ergonomics and assembly quality
Paper in proceedings, 2012

Earlier studies have demonstrated strong relationships between manual assembly at high physical load levels and increased amounts of quality errors compared to assembly at low physical load levels. A recent Swedish interview study indicated that assembly complexity is also of importance for the assembly quality. The objective of this study was to examine the significance of complexity and the relationships between ergonomics, assembly complexity and quality by analyzing manual assembly tasks in car manufacturing. The results showed several significant correlations between ergonomics and assembly complexity, assembly time, failures and costs.

Quality

Complexity

Ergonomics

Assembly

Failures

Author

Ann-Christine Falck

Chalmers, Product and Production Development

Roland Örtengren

Chalmers, Product and Production Development

Mikael Rosenqvist

Chalmers, Product and Production Development

Ergonomics for Sustainability and Growth, NES 2012 (Nordiska Ergonomisällskapet) konferens, Saltsjöbaden, Stockholm, 19-22 augusti, 2012

Book of abstracts, Abstract B4:2 91-

Subject Categories

Mechanical Engineering

Areas of Advance

Production

ISBN

978-91-637-1149-7

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Created

10/7/2017