The increasing use of computerized tools for virtual manufacturing in workstatin design has two main advantages over traditional methods first it enables the designer to examine a large number of design solutions; and second, simulation of the work task may be performedin order to obtain the values of various performance measures. In this paper a ne~ structural. methodology for the workstation design is presented. Factorial experiments and the response surface methodology are integrated 111 order to reduce the number of examined design solutions and obtain an estimate for the best design configuration With respect to multi-objective requirements.
|Number of pages
|IIE Transactions (Institute of Industrial Engineers)
|Published - 2002