A Model for Complexity Assessment in Manual Assembly Operations Through Predetermined Motion Time Systems

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Alkan, B, Vera, D, Ahmad, M, Ahmad, B and Harrison, R (2016). A Model for Complexity Assessment in Manual Assembly Operations Through Predetermined Motion Time Systems. Procedia CIRP. 44, pp. 429-434. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.procir.2016.02.111
AuthorsAlkan, B, Vera, D, Ahmad, M, Ahmad, B and Harrison, R
Abstract

© 2016 The Authors. Manual assembly processes are favoured for supporting low volume production systems, high product variety, assembly operations that are difficult to automate and manufacturing in low-wage countries. However, manual operations can dramatically impact assembly cycle times, quality and cost when the complexity of the manual operation increases. This paper proposes a method for assessing the process complexity of manual assembly operations, using a representation of manual operations based on predetermined motion time systems. The purpose of this framework is to provide a tool that can be used practically to assess, and therefore control, the complexity of manual operations during their design.

KeywordsManual assembly; Task complexity; Complexity management; MODAPTS
Year2016
JournalProcedia CIRP
Journal citation44, pp. 429-434
PublisherElsevier BV
ISSN2212-8271
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1016/j.procir.2016.02.111
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Online11 May 2016
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Accepted18 Feb 2016
Deposited30 Jan 2021
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