Levels of Automation in the wood product industry: A case study
Paper i proceeding, 2016

The paper investigates the effect of the changeover in levels of automation (LoA) on the material utilization and the production flexibility in processing line systems, in the wood product industry. Further, the paper examines the applicability of the DYNAMO methodology in the chosen context. A case study was conducted where two processing line systems were analysed and compared in terms of LoA and performance. The results imply that consistency in quality and the ability to handle product complexity are affected by the changeover in LoA.

production flexibility

Levels of Automation (LoA)

material utilization


Roaa Salim

Oscar Andersson

Christian Schneider

Mats Winroth

Chalmers, Teknikens ekonomi och organisation, Supply and Operations Management

Kristina Säfsten

Proceedings of the 23rd EurOMA Conference, June 17-22, Trondheim, Norway


Produktionsteknik, arbetsvetenskap och ergonomi



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