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Outlines the specific characteristics of semiautomatic productionlines which, in relative terms, are given less attention than othertypes of line. Suggests a methodology for balancing such lines, makingcomparison thereof with the traditional method of line balancing.Applies the method to a case...
With technological advances in industrial robots and artificialintelligence, manufacturers are beginning to appreciate the tradeoffbetween fixed and flexible automation for product assembly. Describes anintegrated approach for the selection of a feasible method of assemblyand the selection of...
Inspection is an activity that controls the outgoing productquality and involves search, detection and measurement or diagnosis.Traditionally, inspection tasks have been allocated to humans. Attemptsto automate industrial inspection in order to eliminate errors andalleviate monotony have faced...
Examines the links between world class manufacturing and the levelsof worker competence required to achieve high rates of continuousimprovement. First identifies the principles involved second, shows how82 plants in the UK East Midlands region approached the achievement ofworker competences and...
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