Validation of the complexity index method at three manufacturing companies
Paper in proceedings, 2013

In order to manage increasing numbers of product variants, tools that can reduce or manage production complexity are vital. The paper describes CompleXity Index (CXI), an index-based method and tool that assess the complexity and difficulty of work at an industrial workstation. CXI was validated at three Swedish manufacturing companies studying the correctness of the calculation, usage as a prediction tool and the view of different roles. In all three cases, CXI was seen as a useful tool to evaluate the operator-perceived complexity of a workstation.

production planning

continuous improvements

station work

industrial competitiveness

Production complexity

Author

Sandra Mattsson

Chalmers, Product and Production Development, Production Systems

Åsa Fasth

Chalmers, Product and Production Development, Production Systems

Johan Stahre

Chalmers, Product and Production Development, Production Systems

Kerstin Dencker

Swerea IVF AB

Per Gullander

Swerea IVF AB

Anna Davidsson

Volvo Cars

Malin Karlsson

Chalmers, Product and Production Development, Production Systems

Proceedings for the IEEE International Symposium on Assembly and Manufacturing, ISAM 2013

55-57 6643487

Subject Categories

Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics

Areas of Advance

Production

DOI

10.1109/ISAM.2013.6643487

ISBN

978-147991657-3

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1/18/2019