Identifying time-consuming human modelling tool activities
Journal article, 2006

The aim of this study was to identify and measure time-consuming human modelling tool activities. Five human modelling tool users at Volvo were observed for five days each. The results showed a wide distribution of both indirect and direct working tasks, as well as non-value added tasks such as waiting time. Most of the activities identified appear to be necessary to perform human modelling simulations of high quality. However, the time distribution could be questioned to some extent. There are many activities associated with communication, including a variety of contacts and meetings, where there appears to be potential to increase efficiency.


M. Blomé

Lund University

Lars Hanson

Lund University

Dan Lämkull

Chalmers, Product and Production Development, Production Systems

Volvo Cars

Emma Nielsen

Jenny Stam

SAE Technical Papers

0148-7191 (ISSN)

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