Effects of Information Content in Work Instructions for Operator Performance
Journal article, 2018

Operators remain as important resources in complex final assembly. To sustain a multi-variant production, it is necessary for operators to manage high demands from a cognitive workload perspective. In such situations, work instructions can support operators cognitively. However, work instructions are often insufficient or unused in final assembly. In this paper, results from testbed experiments are presented where assembly work was supported by different types of work instructions with differing information content. Results indicate that operator performance in terms of perceived cognitive workload and information quality are affected by the presented content of information in work instructions.

operator performance

CPPS-testbed

work instructions

final assembly

information content

Author

Dan Li

Chalmers, Industrial and Materials Science, Production Systems

Sandra Mattsson

Chalmers, Industrial and Materials Science, Production Systems

Omkar Salunkhe

Chalmers, Industrial and Materials Science, Production Systems

Åsa Fasth Berglund

Chalmers, Industrial and Materials Science, Production Systems

Anders Skoogh

Chalmers, Industrial and Materials Science, Production Systems

Jesper Broberg

MVV Information Technology AB

Procedia Manufacturing

2351-9789 (eISSN)

Vol. 25 628-635

Global Assembly Instruction Strategies (GAIS) 2

VINNOVA, 2016-10-03 -- 2018-10-01.

Demonstrating and testing smart digitalisation for sustainable human-centred automation in production

VINNOVA, 2017-05-15 -- 2020-03-09.

Stena Industry Innovation Lab at Chalmers - SII-Lab

Sten A Olsson Foundation for Research and Culture - Stena Foundation, 2018-01-01 -- 2020-12-30.

Subject Categories

Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics

Human Aspects of ICT

Driving Forces

Sustainable development

Areas of Advance

Production

DOI

10.1016/j.promfg.2018.06.092

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11/16/2018