Concepts for Digitalisation of Assembly Instructions for Short Takt Times
Paper in proceedings, 2020

Operational complexity for shop-floor operators can be reduced with e ective presentation of instructions, which in turn improves product quality. While this has been researched for longer takt times, final assembly with shorter takt times requires new approaches to properly support operators. Hence, this paper aims to present findings regarding concepts for digitalised assembly instructions to support shop-floor operators in a mixed model final assembly with shorter takt times. A bottom-up mixed-methods approach was applied in an iterative development process, resulting in concepts for short takt time instructions. The findings indicate how to cognitively support operators in two situations. First, work tasks are preferably taught beforehand, with educational instructions. Second, operators should be supported with simplified instructions, presenting key elements and deviations in real-time. Conclusively, these concepts will increase the likelihood of the instruction to be used by operators, which enables standardised work and contributes to enhanced product quality.

Short Takt Times

Operator 4.0

Final Assembly

Industry 4.0

Mixed Model

Assembly Instructions

Digitalisation

Author

Anna Palmqvist

Chalmers, Industrial and Materials Science, Production Systems

Emelie Vikingsson

Chalmers, Industrial and Materials Science, Production Systems

Dan Li

Chalmers, Industrial and Materials Science, Production Systems

Åsa Fasth Berglund

Chalmers, Industrial and Materials Science, Production Systems

Niklas Lund

Volvo Cars

Procedia CIRP

22128271 (ISSN)

8th CIRP Conference on Assembly Technology and Systems
Aten, Greece,

TACO (insTruction innovAtion for Cognitive Optimisation)

VINNOVA, 2019-11-01 -- 2021-10-31.

VINNOVA, 2019-11-01 -- 2021-12-31.

Subject Categories

Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics

Driving Forces

Sustainable development

Areas of Advance

Production

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Created

8/17/2020