Testing Complexity Index – a Method for Measuring Perceived Production Complexity
Journal article, 2012

Complexcity Index (CXI) is a method developed to help manufacturing companies to describe complexity as experienced and to assist in reducing the effects it has on operator performance. The method is targeting the perceived complexity and was tested at Volvo Cars Corporation. Reproducibility of the method could be seen between respondents and was considered a valuable tool for visualizing problem-areas at the stations. It is suggested that objective data could be one way to identify which stations should be tested in-depth with the CXI method, and that CXI could be used for suggesting improvements or appropriate support tools.

Production complexity

perceived complexity

case study

problem areas

improvement suggestions

Author

Sandra Mattsson

Chalmers, Product and Production Development, Production Systems

Per Gullander

Swerea IVF AB

Ulrika Ny Harlin

Swerea IVF AB

Chalmers, Product and Production Development, Production Systems

Gunnar Bäckstrand

University of Skövde

Swerea IVF AB

Åsa Fasth

Chalmers, Product and Production Development, Production Systems

Anna Davidsson

Volvo Cars

Procedia CIRP - Elsevier

2212-8271 (eISSN)

Vol. 3 1 394-399

Subject Categories

Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics

Areas of Advance

Production

DOI

10.1016/j.procir.2012.07.068

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3/14/2019