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Title: The use of kitting to ease assemblers' cognitive workload
Authors: Brolin, Anna
Backstrand, Gunnar
Hogberg, Dan
Case, Keith
Keywords: Information handling
Manual assembly
Issue Date: 2011
Publisher: University of Oulu
Citation: BROLIN, A. ... et al, 2011. The use of kitting to ease assemblers' cognitive workload. IN: Lindfors, J., Savolainen, M. and Vayrynen, S. (eds). Proceedings of the 43rd Annual Nordic Ergonomics Society Conference, NES 2011, Oulu, Finland, 18-21 September 2011, pp.77-82.
Abstract: The higher level of product variation in the automotive industry leads to an increasing workload for the assembler that has to search, fetch and assemble all the variants. This puts high demands on the information that is given to the assembler to fulfil the assembly task. This paper describes the impact of information overload and sources, and their influence on the assembler. Through observations conducted in the Swedish automotive industry, the study has shown that the assembly personnel perceive the kit as structured information and that structured kits are able to present distinct information at a certain place to the assembler, which in turn reduces the searching, resulting in decreased cognitive workload.
Description: This conference paper is closed access.
Version: Accepted for publication
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/32060
ISBN: 9789514295416
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