Supporting the design of automated guided vehicle systems in internal logistics
The purpose of this thesis is to develop knowledge to support the design of AGV systems and three research questions are formulated. The thesis is based on three papers, two of which are based on multiple case studies and one study based on simulation modelling. The thesis results provide input to the design process for AGV systems in three main ways. First, in developing an understanding for which requirements influence an AGV systems and how the requirements can be met in the AGV system configuration. Second, regarding how the load capacity of AGVs impact the performance of the AGV system, and third by identifying challenges with respect to the work organisation and related to human factors when AGV systems are introduced in internal logistics settings.
Automated guided vehicle system
Chalmers, Teknikens ekonomi och organisation, Supply and Operations Management
Thylén, N., Fager, P., Hanson, R., Frantzén, M. Load capacity and performance in Automated Guided Vehicle systems in in-plant materials supply for mixed-model assembly
Thylén, N., Wänström, C., Hanson, R. Human- and Organisation-related Challenges in the Introduction of Automated Guided Vehicles in Production
Requirements Affecting the Design of Automated Guided Vehicle Systems
FAKTA - Flexibel automation av kitting, internlogistik och montering
VINNOVA (2019-03116), 2019-11-01 -- 2022-10-31.
Produktionsteknik, arbetsvetenskap och ergonomi
Övrig annan teknik
Seminarierum Götaplatsen, Vera Sandbergs Allé 8
Opponent: Erik Flores Garcia, PhD, KTH, Sverige