Aspects influencing man-hour efficiency of kit preparation for mixed-model assembly
Paper in proceedings, 2016

Materials supply through kitting can enable space-efficient parts presentation that supports flexibility, quality and efficiency at the assembly stations. However, the preparation of kits is generally associated with considerable man-hour consumption and cost. Within industry, no consensus exists regarding how kit preparation should be designed with respect to man-hour consumption, and literature on the topic is scarce. Based on a literature review and utilizing the experience of an expert panel from industry, the paper uses a cross-case analysis of 15 cases from the automotive industry to identify critical design aspects of kit preparation systems and how they affect man-hour consumption.

Kitting

mixed-model assembly

kit preparation

Author

Robin Hanson

Chalmers, Technology Management and Economics, Supply and Operations Management

Lars Medbo

Chalmers, Technology Management and Economics, Supply and Operations Management

Procedia CIRP

22128271 (ISSN)

Vol. 44 353-358

Subject Categories

Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics

Driving Forces

Sustainable development

Areas of Advance

Transport

Production

DOI

10.1016/j.procir.2016.02.064

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Created

10/7/2017