The Impact of material feeding on assembly systems performance - a comparative study between Japan and Sweden’
Paper in proceedings, 2005

There is a large difference in materials feeding principles between Sweden and Japan. The purpose of this paper is to understand how the design of materials feeding impacts a manual assembly system performance. The paper shows that in Sweden a few large standard packages are used and in Japan small alternative packages are used. This leads to large differences when it comes to physical design, work tasks, process support, flexibility, and materials planning.

Manual assembly

Manufacturing Flexibility

Materials Feeding

Packages

Author

Carl Wänström

Chalmers, Technology Management and Economics, Logistics & Transportation

Lars Medbo

Chalmers, Technology Management and Economics, Logistics & Transportation

18th International Conference on Production Research, Fisciano, Italy

Subject Categories

Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics

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10/8/2017