Successive Assembly System Design Based on disassembly of Products
Conference contribution, 1997

This publication explains in one particular perspective how the authors dealt with s the product architecture and product variation of the automotive products disassembled (which by the way, proved to necessary to be carried out in one of the experimental workshops). Specifically, it treats our self-developed method to design (real-life) assembly systems and well as a particular way how to analyse information systems.

We are reporting of how the product data harboured in this information system are practically prospected and also how the findings, which thereby gradually are emanating, are amalgamated (cross-referred) with completed and disassembled products. That is, a successive assembly system designs by means of disassembly of products (however, if more socio-technically advanced designs are sought for this calls for a reconfiguration of the information) (see some of the other publications registered in Chalmers Public Library CPL).

restructuring of information systems

long work cycle times

manufacturing technology

autonomous workgroups



material kitting

Volvo Uddevalla plant

assembly work

materials feeding techniques

learning and training

parallel product flows

alternatives to line assembly


Tomas Engström

Department of Transportation and Logistics

Dan Jonsson

University of Gothenburg

Lars Medbo

Department of Transportation and Logistics

The Creation of Prosperity, Business and Work Opportunities Through Technology Management, Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Management of Technology - MOT97, Vol. 1, Mueller, H., Persson, J.-G. and Lumsden, K. R. (eds.), the Swedish Society of Mechanical Engineers, Naval Architects and Aeronautical Engineers, s. 264 - 273.
Gothenburg, Sweden,

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