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Understanding the complex needs of automotive training at final assembly lines

Hermawati, Setia; Lawson, Glyn; D'Cruz, Mirabelle; Arlt, Frank; Apold, Judith; Andersson, Lina; Lövgren, Maria Gink; Malmsköld, Lennart

Authors

Mirabelle D'Cruz

Frank Arlt

Judith Apold

Lina Andersson

Maria Gink Lövgren

Lennart Malmsköld



Abstract

Automobile final assembly operators must be highly skilled to succeed in a low automation environment where multiple variants must be assembled in quick succession. This paper presents formal user studies conducted at OPEL and VOLVO Group to identify assembly training needs and a subset of requirements; and to explore potential features of a hypothetical game-based virtual training system. Stakeholder analysis, timeline analysis, link analysis, Hierarchical Task Analysis and thematic content analysis were used to analyse the results of interviews with various stakeholders (17 and 28 participants at OPEL and VOLVO, respectively). The results show that there is a strong case for the implementation of virtual training for assembly tasks. However, it was also revealed that stakeholders would prefer to use a virtual training to complement, rather than replace, training on pre-series vehicles.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Jan 2, 2015
Journal Applied Ergonomics
Print ISSN 0003-6870
Electronic ISSN 0003-6870
Publisher Elsevier
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 46,Pt.A
APA6 Citation Hermawati, S., Lawson, G., D'Cruz, M., Arlt, F., Apold, J., Andersson, L., …Malmsköld, L. (2015). Understanding the complex needs of automotive training at final assembly lines. Applied Ergonomics, 46,Pt.A, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apergo.2014.07.014
DOI https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apergo.2014.07.014
Keywords Assembly; Virtual; Training
Publisher URL http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0003687014001367
Copyright Statement Copyright information regarding this work can be found at the following address: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0

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