Earlier studies have demonstrated relationships between general ergonomic conditions in assembly and quality defects or cycle time. This study investigated the impacts of specific ergonomic conditions on the quality and cycle time of shock absorber assembly. Ergonomic conditions within a single manual assembly cell were controlled through three factors: assembly height, reachability, and standing surface. Experiments were conducted with varied workstation conditions to determine the impact on the time of assembly and multiple quality metrics. Reachability and standing surface affected the quality of the assembly. Additionally, cycle time of the assembly was impacted by reachability of the components.
Date of Degree
Master of Science (MS)
Program of Study
Manufacturing Engineering Technology
Automotive and Manufacturing Engineering Technology
Science, Engineering and Technology
Urman, Val. (2023). Impacts of Ergonomic Conditions on Quality and Cycle Time in Automotive Shock Absorber Assembly [Master’s thesis, Minnesota State University, Mankato]. Cornerstone: A Collection of Scholarly and Creative Works for Minnesota State University, Mankato. https://cornerstone.lib.mnsu.edu/etds/1388/
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