Development of Assembly Competence in Parallelized Flow Assembly Systems
Conference contribution, 1994

This publication explains the competence development (in form of the length of work cycle times, which were not fixed) within the Volvo Uddevalla plant. Note the minimum work cycle time was 1/4 of an automobile (an inventible result due to the sociotechnically advanced of assembly system design) (in fact, quite ingeniously carried out). The advance material feeding technique was the reason for this competence level (a result of the research and development work within some of the authors' experimental workshops).

materials feeding techniques

long work cycle times

learning and training

alternatives to line assembly


Volvo Uddevalla plant


assembly work

work structurin

restructuring of information systems

manufacturing technology


Tomas Engström

Department of Transportation and Logistics

Dan Jonsson

University of Gothenburg

Lars Medbo

Department of Transportation and Logistics

Human Factors in Organizational Design and Management - IV, Proceedings of the 4th International Symposium on Human Factors in Organizational Design and Management - ODAM, Stockholm, Bradley, G. E. and Henrick, H. W. (eds.), North-Holland, London,. s. 249 - 234.
Stockholm, Sweden,

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