his.sePublications
Change search
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
Experimental study of cognitive aspects affecting human performance in manual assembly
University of Skövde, School of Engineering Science. University of Skövde, The Virtual Systems Research Centre. Department of Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering, Loughborough University, Loughborough, United Kingdom. (Användarcentrerad produktdesign, User Centred Product Design)ORCID iD: 0000-0002-2915-8923
University of Skövde, School of Engineering Science. University of Skövde, The Virtual Systems Research Centre. (Användarcentrerad produktdesign, User Centred Product Design)ORCID iD: 0000-0002-8369-5471
Department of Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering, Loughborough University, Loughborough, United Kingdom. (Användarcentrerad produktdesign, User Centred Product Design)
2017 (English)In: Production & Manufacturing Research, ISSN 2169-3277, Vol. 5, no 1, 141-163 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This study investigate different ways of presenting material and information at workstations while using mixed assembly mode with product variants. The experimental set up annotated an assembly line involving 36 subjects. The material presentation factor involved the use of a material rack compared to using an unstructured kit as well as a structured kit. The information presentation factor involved using a text and number instruction compared to a photograph instruction, and situations with and without component variation were considered. Results show that assembly times and workload ratings were lower when using a kit, whereas using a material rack resulted in perceived decreased workflow and increased stress and frustration. Moreover, assembly times and workload ratings were lower when using photographs, whereas using text and numbers increased mental workload. The results could be useful when planning work places and production systems in order to obtain a better workflow and an increased human performance. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2017. Vol. 5, no 1, 141-163 p.
Keyword [en]
manual assembly, manufacturing, information presentation, material supply, kitting, cognitive workload, human performance
National Category
Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
Research subject
User Centred Product Design
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:his:diva-14170DOI: 10.1080/21693277.2017.1374893Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-85029954849OAI: oai:DiVA.org:his-14170DiVA: diva2:1144694
Available from: 2017-09-27 Created: 2017-09-27 Last updated: 2017-10-06Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

fulltext(3067 kB)7 downloads
File information
File name FULLTEXT01.pdfFile size 3067 kBChecksum SHA-512
ef296e9c919b8f499ca5e4ff15df6e3ac9083e9fcac31472ad6187ad86dd3499861641e892dbf3335adbd8b324177ce7689f63d659d0db448c1fff0e59c96e10
Type fulltextMimetype application/pdf

Other links

Publisher's full textScopus

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Brolin, AnnaThorvald, Peter
By organisation
School of Engineering ScienceThe Virtual Systems Research Centre
In the same journal
Production & Manufacturing Research
Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar
Total: 7 downloads
The number of downloads is the sum of all downloads of full texts. It may include eg previous versions that are now no longer available

Altmetric score

Total: 27 hits
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf