Testing Complexity Index – a Method for Measuring Perceived Production Complexity
Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift, 2012

Complexcity Index (CXI) is a method developed to help manufacturing companies to describe complexity as experienced and to assist in reducing the effects it has on operator performance. The method is targeting the perceived complexity and was tested at Volvo Cars Corporation. Reproducibility of the method could be seen between respondents and was considered a valuable tool for visualizing problem-areas at the stations. It is suggested that objective data could be one way to identify which stations should be tested in-depth with the CXI method, and that CXI could be used for suggesting improvements or appropriate support tools.

perceived complexity

Production complexity

case study

problem areas

improvement suggestions


Sandra Mattsson

Chalmers, Produkt- och produktionsutveckling, Produktionssystem

Per Gullander

Swerea IVF AB

Ulrika Ny Harlin

Chalmers University of Technology

Swerea IVF AB

Gunnar Bäckstrand

Swerea IVF AB

Högskolan i Skövde

Åsa Fasth Berglund

Chalmers, Produkt- och produktionsutveckling, Produktionssystem

Anna Davidsson


Procedia CIRP - Elsevier

2212-8271 (eISSN)

Vol. 3 394-399


Produktionsteknik, arbetsvetenskap och ergonomi