Identifying Time Consuming Human Modelling Tool Activities
Paper i proceeding, 2006
The aim of this study was to identify and measure timeconsuming 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 nonvalue
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.