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Identification of the causes of complexity in mixed-product and mixed-model assembly lines
Mälardalen University, School of Innovation, Design and Engineering, Innovation and Product Realisation.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-3560-9372
Mälardalen University, School of Innovation, Design and Engineering, Innovation and Product Realisation.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-4308-2678
Mälardalen University, School of Innovation, Design and Engineering, Innovation and Product Realisation.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-3187-7932
2015 (English)Conference paper, Abstract (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The increasing demands for product variety have directed manufacturing companies towards accommodating flexibility by establishing mixed-product and mixed-model assembly lines. However, since greater variety leads to increased complexity, establishing these assembly lines becomes complicated. By conducting a case study, this paper investigates the causes of complexity and the applicability of assembly instructions in one mixed-product and four mixed-model assembly lines in a heavy vehicle manufacturing company. The results indicate a set of causes for complexity and highlight the significance of assembly instructions, as the practical implications for development of flexible assembly systems and design of products closely aligned with them.

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2015.
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Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
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URN: urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-27852OAI: oai:DiVA.org:mdh-27852DiVA: diva2:806098
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22nd EurOMA Conference, OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT FOR SUSTAINABLE COMPETITIVENESS, JUNE 26TH - JULY 1ST, 2015, NEUCHÂTEL, SWITZERLAND
Available from: 2015-04-17 Created: 2015-04-17 Last updated: 2015-11-24Bibliographically approved

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