Performance and utilization factors for manual and semi-automated work
Paper in proceeding, 2013

Productivity is a crucial factor for competitiveness of manufacturing companies in high-cost countries. Productivity can be increased through better method, increased perfor-mance (speed), and increased utilization. The purpose of this article is to propose and discuss factors for increasing performance and utilization of manual and semi-automated activities at shop floor level in the manufacturing industry. These factors will be used in a model for economic analysis of productivity improvements. The theory is based on studies of productivity potentials in the Swedish manufacturing industry.


Peter Almström

Chalmers, Materials and Manufacturing Technology, Manufacturing Technology

In the proceedings of the EurOMA 2013 conference, Dublin

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Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics

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