International Journal of Production Research volume 57, issue 2, P452-469 2018 DOI: 10.1080/00207543.2018.1444810 View full text
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Jaakko Peltokorpi, Esko Niemi

Abstract: In variable manual assembly production of highly customised products, effective allocation of workers to products is required. To support decision making here, industrial managers should be aware of the performance effects of the number of workers and learning within individual products. Evidence on such fundamental effects requires laboratory studies with products similar to those in real assembly industries. Because of the lack of such studies, this paper studies experimentally the effects of group size (one…

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