Industrial Engineering and Ergonomics

Visions, Concepts, Methods and Tools Festschrift in Honor of Professor Holger Luczak

  • Christopher M. Schlick

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-l
  2. Sectors, Value Networks and Communities

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
  3. Broadert Context

  4. Enterprises and Companies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 89-89
  5. Medium Context

    1. Klaus J. Zink, Sven Seibert
      Pages 91-103
    2. Dieter Spath, Karl-Christof Renz, Sven Seidenstricker
      Pages 105-115
    3. Günther Schuh, Volker Stich, Gerhard Gudergan
      Pages 143-150
    4. Ernst A.P. Koningsveld
      Pages 177-195
    5. Peter Knauth, Patric C. Gauderer, Kathrin Elmerich, Dorothee Karl
      Pages 211-219

About these proceedings

Introduction

Human work is one of the main forces driving the development of our society, economy and quality of life. Statistics from the International Labour Organization indicate that there are currently 1.1 billion "economically active individuals" on five continents who on average spend more than half of their waking hours at work. This number entails an enormous potential impact for concepts, methods and tools of industrial engineering and ergonomics in the design of human work. This book focuses on the analysis, design and evaluation of complex work systems and work processes in engineering design, manufacturing and service. Its 46 scientific articles, contributed by internationally recognized researchers from 12 countries, provide unique insights into the latest developments and trends in these areas. The book is clearly organized and distinguishes seven levels of abstraction that emerge when human work is studied using different analytical approaches and different time scales.

Keywords

Human-Machine Systems Operation Management anthropometric augmented virtual reality creativity engineering design ergonomics human-computer interaction (HCI) human-robot interaction product development risk assessment software supply chain man

Editors and affiliations

  • Christopher M. Schlick
    • 1
  1. 1.Inst. ArbeitswissenschaftRWTH AachenAachenGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-01293-8
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2009
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-01292-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-01293-8