Print Email Facebook Twitter Modified pause schemes and working days for more volume flexibility in manufactering Title Modified pause schemes and working days for more volume flexibility in manufactering Author Rhijn, G. de Looze, M. Bosch, T. Contributor Veiersted, B. (editor) Fostervold, K.I. (editor) Gould, K.S. (editor) Publication year 2005 Abstract The effects of two measures to increase the volume flexibility, namely the introduction of an alternating pause scheme and the elongation of the working day, were evaluated in two manufacturing companies. Both measures led to an increase in volume output of about 16% at relatively low costs. The local discomfort in the neck and shoulder region however significantly increased over four weeks, while for one of the alternating pause schemes a decrease in neck and shoulder discomfort was observed. From the worker's perspective alternating pause schemes are preferable above longer working days. Subject Work and EmploymentWorkplaceHealthy LivingManufacturingFlexibilityPausesWorking hoursFatigueProductivity To reference this document use: http://resolver.tudelft.nl/uuid:14bc98d0-0ec7-4587-aec4-daf578c10875 TNO identifier 526577 ISBN 8299574714 Source 37th Annual Conf. Ergonomics as a tool in Future Development and Value Creation, Nordic Ergonomics Society (NES) 10-12 October, Oslo 2005, 250-254 Document type conference paper Files To receive the publication files, please send an e-mail request to TNO Library.