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The "human factor" in DFM

Paul, Gunther (2011) The "human factor" in DFM. In Goebel, Matthias, Christie, C J, Zschernak, Swantje, Todd, A I, & Mattison, M (Eds.) Human Factors in Organisational Design and Management – X. IEA Press, Santa Monica, Calif..

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    Abstract

    With a focus on understanding the overall effect of DFM on human factors aspects, DFM/DFA literature was systematically searched, reviewed and critically assessed. The influence of DFM on work organization is analysed using examples from literature, with the aim of quantifying consequences on work performance, job satisfaction and human work load where possible. It is also shown that job enlargement through DFM tasks increases the workload for the Product Designer, who is on the critical path of the engineering process. Without taking measures to counterbalance this higher workload of the Product Designer, DFM projects in complex engineering environments are likely to fail.

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    ID Code: 49011
    Item Type: Book Chapter
    Keywords: Design for Manufacturing, Work Organization, Engineering Process, Product Design
    ISBN: 097681434X
    Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
    Current > Schools > School of Public Health & Social Work
    Copyright Owner: Copyright 2010 IEA Press
    Deposited On: 07 Mar 2012 10:37
    Last Modified: 09 Mar 2012 15:21

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