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Written by: humantech on May 26th, 2016

In this month’s installment of The Bottom Line, Certified Professional Ergonomist Blake McGowan shares the findings of a 2010 study on the impacts of ergonomics design on product quality. Check it out.

Ann-Christine Falck, Roland Örtengren and Dan Högberg (2010). The impact of poor assembly ergonomics on product quality: A cost–benefit analysis in car manufacturing.  Human Factors and Ergonomics in Manufacturing & Service Industries, Volume 20, Issue 1, pages 24–41, January/February 2010.

2 responses to “The Bottom Line: Does Ergonomics Impact Product Quality?”

  1. Keith Karn says:

    I don’t get this at all. What is a low, medium, and high issue? Are these quality issues or ergonomic issues? Are we talking about the ergonomics of the product or the manufacturing systems for the product?

    • blake mcgowan says:

      Keith – Thanks for the questions. This study determines the number of quality issues, the time to fix a quality issue, and the cost to fix a quality issue for manufacturing tasks of different levels of ergonomic concern (e.g., low, medium, high). Hope this helps. Blake.

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