A state of the art system for managing time data in manual assembly
Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift, 2017
Valid time data, a prerequisite for the efficient use of manufacturing resources, directly influence planning and control quality. However, access to time data that capture real shop-floor operations in general and manual operations in particular is often assumed by both academics and practitioners. This has led to a mismatch between reality and the data found in systems for production planning and control, causing operational inefficiencies and negatively affecting decision-making in manufacturing companies. This article addresses the importance of updated and valid time data in planning and controlling production and considers how they relate to manufacturing system performance and improvement. The focus is on how to determine, utilise, and sustain valid time data for manual assembly operations through integrating enterprise information systems. The article builds on a case study performed at a large manufacturing enterprise that operates a state of the art system for managing time data in manual assembly. Findings from the case study reveal how standalone system applications can be integrated with the organisational functions of an enterprise to achieve updated and valid operation times.
time data management