Cognitive predictors of accuracy in quality control checking

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Katz, HB, Smith-Spark, JH, Wilcockson, TDW and Marchant, A (2015). Cognitive predictors of accuracy in quality control checking. Airenti, G, Bara, BG and Sandini, G (ed.) EAPCogSci 2015 EuroAsianPacific Joint Conference on Cognitive Science. Torino, Italy 25 - 27 Sep 2015 CEUR Workshop Proceedings.
AuthorsKatz, HB, Smith-Spark, JH, Wilcockson, TDW and Marchant, A
Abstract

Labelling errors on fresh produce are estimated to cost the UK supermarket industry £50m per year in product recalls and wastage. Such errors occur despite robust quality control procedures. Given the financial and environmental impact of these errors, it is important to understand whether label-checking performance can be predicted by individual differences in cognitive abilities. To this end, participants carried out a simulated label-checking task together with a number of measures of information processing speed, attention, short-term/working memory, and mind-wandering. Accuracy of label checking was found to be significantly predicted by three of the measures, with better short-term verbal memory being most strongly associated with performance. Cognitive tests such as these provide a means of identifying how well employees are likely to perform when undertaking such tasks and, if necessary, how they should be supported in that role, possibly forming a screening battery when recruiting new quality control staff. The findings highlight the importance of determining the component processes of cognition which contribute to performance in real-world work environments.

Year2015
JournalCEUR Workshop Proceedings
PublisherCEUR Workshop Proceedings
Journal citation1419, pp. 750 - 755 (6)
ISSN1613-0073
Web address (URL)http://ceur-ws.org/Vol-1419/
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Print25 Sep 2015
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Deposited07 Feb 2017
Accepted25 Sep 2015
EditorsAirenti, G, Bara, BG and Sandini, G
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