Effects of multitasking on quality inspection in advanced manufacturing systems

Jose A. Pesante, Robert C. Williges, Jeffrey C. Woldstad

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Abstract

The development of numerically controlled machines, group technology, cellular manufacturing, and Just-In-Time (JIT) production system has revolutionized the way products are designed and manufactured. These technological and strategic advances have changed the role of human operators in the manufacturing environment. Among the multiple tasks that an operator is expected to conduct in an advanced manufacturing system (AMS) are job scheduling, inventory management, dissimilar machines setup, problem solving, and quality inspection. Even though a significant amount of research on the industrial quality inspection task has been conducted, the effect of multitasking on the performance of the operator in a hybrid inspection system (HIS) is still unknown. In addition to an overview of previously conducted research on quality inspection relevant to AMS, this paper describes research in progress to investigate the effects of multitasking on the decision making component of a quality inspection task in an AMS.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages113-118
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 1997
EventProceedings of the 1997 6th Annual Industrial Engineering Research Conference, IERC - Miami Beach, FL, USA
Duration: May 17 1997May 18 1997

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OtherProceedings of the 1997 6th Annual Industrial Engineering Research Conference, IERC
CityMiami Beach, FL, USA
Period5/17/975/18/97

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Pesante, J. A., Williges, R. C., & Woldstad, J. C. (1997). Effects of multitasking on quality inspection in advanced manufacturing systems. 113-118. Paper presented at Proceedings of the 1997 6th Annual Industrial Engineering Research Conference, IERC, Miami Beach, FL, USA, .