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Product Title: A Need to Consider Human Factors During Manufacturing System Design

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Author: Tim Baines, J P Mason, J Ladbrook



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Published Date: 2004-06-14

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Manufacturing systems that are heavily dependent on direct workers have an inherent complexity that the system designer is often ill-equipped to understand. This complexity is due to the interactions that cause variations in performance of the workers. Variation in human performance can be explained by many factors, however, one important factor that is not currently considered in any detail during the design stage is the physical working environment. This paper presents the findings of ongoing research investigating human performance within manufacturing systems. Authors: J. P. Mason (Cranfield University, Bedfordshire, United Kingdom), T. Baines (Cranfield University, Bedfordshire, United Kingdom), J. Ladbrook (Ford Motor Company, Basildon, Essex, United Kingdom).


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