Sustainable Manufacturing (SM) traditionally focused on optimization of environmental and economic aspects, by neglecting the human performance. However, the industrial plant's costs, productivity and process quality highly depend on the individual human performance (e.g., comfort perceived, physical and mental workload, simplicity of actions, personal satisfaction) and how much hazardous positions and uncomfortable tasks finally cost to the company. The present paper defines a human-centred virtual simulation environment to optimize physical ergonomics in workstation design and demonstrates its benefits on an industrial case study in pipe industry. The proposed environment aims at overcoming traditional approaches, where analysis are carried out at the shop-floor when the plant is already created, by providing a virtual environment to easily test and verify different design solutions to optimize physical, cognitive and organizational ergonomics.

The Benefits of Human-centred Design in Industrial Practices: Re-design of Workstations in Pipe Industry / Peruzzini, Margherita; Carassai, Stefano; Pellicciari, Marcello. - In: PROCEDIA MANUFACTURING. - ISSN 2351-9789. - 11:(2017), pp. 1247-1254. [10.1016/j.promfg.2017.07.251]

The Benefits of Human-centred Design in Industrial Practices: Re-design of Workstations in Pipe Industry

PERUZZINI, MARGHERITA;CARASSAI, STEFANO;PELLICCIARI, Marcello
2017

Abstract

Sustainable Manufacturing (SM) traditionally focused on optimization of environmental and economic aspects, by neglecting the human performance. However, the industrial plant's costs, productivity and process quality highly depend on the individual human performance (e.g., comfort perceived, physical and mental workload, simplicity of actions, personal satisfaction) and how much hazardous positions and uncomfortable tasks finally cost to the company. The present paper defines a human-centred virtual simulation environment to optimize physical ergonomics in workstation design and demonstrates its benefits on an industrial case study in pipe industry. The proposed environment aims at overcoming traditional approaches, where analysis are carried out at the shop-floor when the plant is already created, by providing a virtual environment to easily test and verify different design solutions to optimize physical, cognitive and organizational ergonomics.
2017
11
1247
1254
The Benefits of Human-centred Design in Industrial Practices: Re-design of Workstations in Pipe Industry / Peruzzini, Margherita; Carassai, Stefano; Pellicciari, Marcello. - In: PROCEDIA MANUFACTURING. - ISSN 2351-9789. - 11:(2017), pp. 1247-1254. [10.1016/j.promfg.2017.07.251]
Peruzzini, Margherita; Carassai, Stefano; Pellicciari, Marcello
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