EPSRC Centre for Innovative Manufacturing in Continuous Manufacturing and Crystallisation and the University of Strathclyde
SANCHEZ, A., GOH, Y.M. and CASE, K., 2014. Human interaction with variability in manual manufacturing processes. A case study. Presented at: The 3rd Annual EPSRC Manufacturing the Future Conference, 23rd-24th September 2014, Glasgow Science Centre.
This paper summarises the investigation of human interaction with external variability in a complex manual manufacturing process. Humans play a key role in complex manufacturing processes in industry and skilled operators carry out critical tasks in different industries such as aerospace, automotive and heavy-machinery. Most of these processes are difficult to automate due to the external variability presents in the processes. To understand how humans are coping with this variability and successfully delivering a product complying with the standards required is fundamental in order to automate the process.