Sammanfattning av resultat från löntagarkonsultuppdrag att dokumentera och utvärdera Volvo Lastvagnars monteringsfabrik i Umeå
Preprint, 2006

The authors have in this article manuscript (preprint not yet completed due to the retirement of one of the authors) deals with a conversion back to assembly line work. Before was an early sort of, less sociotechnically advanced, parallel workgroups practised. The article (or book chapter) is actually a more popular description that never was published, while the consumer reports were actually aimed at the company in question.

However, this article manuscript was financed by a research foundation (but based an initiative by the Swedish Metall Workers Union, Metall). The wage owner consultant initiative was a matter of combined data collection (collections of company data, interviews, questionnaire surveys, video-registration, etc. among other this thereby prospection many of our scientific methods developed during several decades. For example, involving two so-called total surveys of all blue-collar employees dealing with assembly work. The authors and their other colleagues were thus, in many respects, using a wide repertoire of scientific methods.


materials feeding techniques

work structuring

work organisation

perception of work and work conditions

assembly work

cross and multi-sciences approaches

restructuring of information systems

autonomous work groups

long work cycle times

manufacturing technology

alternatives to lean production

learning and training



Tomas Engström

Chalmers, Teknikens ekonomi och organisation, Logistik och transport

Bo Blomquist

Göteborgs universitet

Lars Medbo

Chalmers, Teknikens ekonomi och organisation, Logistik och transport


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