Experimental Study and Statistical Analysis of Human Factors’ Impact in Cell Production System
Major studies on cell production have put the emphasis on technical factors; it is still insufficient to investigate how human factors affect the productivity of manufacturing cells. In this paper, we make an experimental study on the human factors’ impact in cell production system. Our study is different from the previous researches in that we carry out a laboratory experiment of cell production to measure the productivity of the operators in manufacturing cells. Meanwhile we take a questionnaire to measure the operators’ aptitude and then make statistical analysis based on the operation times measured during the experiments and the questionnaire result. It was clarified that the productivity of cell production depends significantly on two aptitudes of the operators: the preferrer to manual works and the deftness for a fine and difficult work.
This work was partly supported by Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (C) from the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science under Grant No. 25380497.
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