Human factors and their effects on human-centred assembly systems – a literature review-based study

Qian Wang, Maji Ibrahim Abubakar

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    Abstract

    If a product has more than one component, then it must be assembled. Assembly of products relies on assembly systems or lines in which assembly of each product is often carried out manually by human workers following assembly sequences in various forms. It is widely understood that efficiency of assembling a product by reducing assembly times (therefore costs) is vital particularly for small and medium-sized manufacturing companies to survive in an increasingly competitive market. Ideally, it is helpful for pre-determining efficiency or productivity of a human-centred assembly system at the early design stage. To date, most research on performance of an assembly system using modelling simulation methods is focused on its "operational functions". The term used in a narrow sense always indicates the performance of the "operational system", which does not incorporate the effect of human factors that may also affect the system performance. This paper presents a research outcome of findings through a literature review-based study by identifying possible human factors that mostly affect the performance on human-centred manufacturing systems as part of the research project incorporating parameters of human factors into a DES (discrete event simulation) tool.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationIOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering
    PublisherIOP Publishing
    Volume239
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 16 Oct 2017
    Event2nd International Conference on Design and Manufacturing Engineering, ICDME 2017 - Guangdong University of Technology, Guangzhou, China
    Duration: 1 Aug 20173 Aug 2017
    Conference number: 131642

    Publication series

    NameIOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering
    ISSN (Electronic)1757-899X

    Conference

    Conference2nd International Conference on Design and Manufacturing Engineering, ICDME 2017
    Country/TerritoryChina
    CityGuangzhou
    Period1/08/173/08/17

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