Sammanfattning av resultat från löntagarkonsultuppdrag att dokumentera och utvärdera Volvo Lastvagnars monteringsfabrik i Umeå
Preprint, 2006

The authors have in this article manuscript (preprint not yet completed due to the retirement of one of the authors) deals with a conversion back to assembly line work. Before was an early sort of, less sociotechnically advanced, parallel workgroups practised. The article (or book chapter) is actually a more popular description that never was published, while the consumer reports were actually aimed at the company in question.

However, this article manuscript was financed by a research foundation (but based an initiative by the Swedish Metall Workers Union, Metall). The wage owner consultant initiative was a matter of combined data collection (collections of company data, interviews, questionnaire surveys, video-registration, etc. among other this thereby prospection many of our scientific methods developed during several decades. For example, involving two so-called total surveys of all blue-collar employees dealing with assembly work. The authors and their other colleagues were thus, in many respects, using a wide repertoire of scientific methods.

perception of work and work conditions

cross and multi-sciences approaches


work structuring

autonomous work groups

work organisation

long work cycle times

assembly work

restructuring of information systems


materials feeding techniques

alternatives to lean production

learning and training

manufacturing technology


Tomas Engström

Chalmers, Technology Management and Economics, Logistics & Transportation

Bo Blomquist

University of Gothenburg

Lars Medbo

Chalmers, Technology Management and Economics, Logistics & Transportation

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