Testing Operator Support Tools for a Global Production Strategy
Paper in proceedings, 2016

Globalisation of industry puts new demands on technologies and instructions to work in different time-space contexts. This paper examines four different support tools that can be used for different time-space contexts: face-to-face instructor (same time-same place), remote guidance with augmented reality (same time-different place), movie-based instructions and text-picture based instructions (different time-same place). Experiments of simulated product assembly were conducted to measure assembly time, product quality and the operators’ subjective emotions of the support tools. In total, 46 number of tests were conducted. Results indicate that the different support tools have both advantages and disadvantages, and therefore selecting appropriate support tools is dependent of the situation.

experimental study

technology comparison

support tools

globalisation

assembly instructions

operator emotions

Author

Dan Li

Chalmers, Product and Production Development, Production Systems

Sandra Mattsson

Chalmers, Product and Production Development, Production Systems

Åsa Fasth Berglund

Chalmers, Product and Production Development, Production Systems

Magnus Åkerman

Chalmers, Product and Production Development, Production Systems

Procedia CIRP

22128271 (ISSN)

Vol. 44 120-125

Subject Categories

Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics

Human Aspects of ICT

Areas of Advance

Production

DOI

10.1016/j.procir.2016.02.089

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Created

10/8/2017