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Kitting as an information source in manual assembly
University of Skövde, The Virtual Systems Research Centre. University of Skövde, School of Technology and Society.
University of Skövde, The Virtual Systems Research Centre. University of Skövde, School of Technology and Society.
University of Skövde, The Virtual Systems Research Centre. University of Skövde, School of Technology and Society.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-8369-5471
University of Skövde, The Virtual Systems Research Centre. University of Skövde, School of Technology and Society.
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2012 (English)In: Advances in Ergonomics in Manufacturing / [ed] Stefan Trzcieliński & Waldemar Karwowski, CRC Press, 2012, 346-353 p.Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

In manual assembly, a strategy to meet the goal of efficient production is the increased use of kitting as a material supply principle. Even though kitting is already implemented in industry, there are still uncertainties regarding the effects of introducing kits, particularly from a human factors perspective.

This paper presents initial steps in the development of a method to be used for the evaluation of kitting. This from an information source point of view and for studying effects related to productivity and quality. The methodology is projected to act as a foundation for how to carry out a subsequent comprehensive case study. The purpose of the case study is to explore how kitting affects the cognitive workload compared to the ordinary material rack combined with part numbers used in the current manufacturing industry. This is done by measuring productivity; time spent on assembling a product, and quality; number of assembly errors. One step in the methodology development process, which is described in this paper, was to conduct a pilot study, primarily to test the methodology related to the selection of measurement parameters, as well as for getting experiences from running the methodology with real test subjects.

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CRC Press, 2012. 346-353 p.
Keyword [en]
manual assembly, kitting, cognitive ergonomics, information use
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Mechanical Engineering
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Technology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:his:diva-6433ISBN: 978-1-4398-7039-6 OAI: oai:DiVA.org:his-6433DiVA: diva2:559985
Available from: 2012-10-11 Created: 2012-10-03 Last updated: 2015-01-23Bibliographically approved

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