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dc.contributor.authorMateo Doll, Manuel
dc.contributor.authorTarral, Marc
dc.contributor.authorRodríguez Mondelo, Pedro Manuel
dc.contributor.authorGalera Rodrigo, Asun
dc.contributor.otherUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Departament d'Organització d'Empreses
dc.identifier.citationMateo, M. [et al.]. Ergonomics as basis for a decision support system in the printing industry. "Central european journal of operations research", 1 Gener 2019.
dc.description.abstractThe newspapers must be printed each night in a very short time, in order to deliver them next morning. A printing plant must perfectly design the production, in which some manual operations as the supplement insertion are critical. The main concerns about this manufacturing step are to determine ergonomically the maximum capacity to setup and feed the line by the workers and improve the knowledge on the input conditions of each supplement. A decision support system to determine the number of hired workers needed for the manual insertion (setup and feeding) was developed for a printing plant. It takes into account the supplement characteristics, ergonomic issues and the production rates. A linear program has been defined and some variants have been studied. The new system led to a 13% increase in productivity, a reduction in cost overruns and an important reduction in labor costs. The system may be used for a short-term staff planning
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Spain
dc.subjectÀrees temàtiques de la UPC::Economia i organització d'empreses
dc.subject.lcshHuman engineering
dc.subject.lcshMass media
dc.subject.otherDecision support system
dc.subject.otherStaff planning
dc.titleErgonomics as basis for a decision support system in the printing industry
dc.subject.lemacMitjans de comunicació de massa
dc.contributor.groupUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. SCOM - Supply Chain and Operations Management
dc.contributor.groupUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. GIOPACT - Grup de Recerca d'Igualtat d'Oportunitats per a l'Arquitectura, la Ciència i la Tecnologia
dc.description.peerreviewedPeer Reviewed
dc.rights.accessOpen Access
dc.description.versionPostprint (author's final draft)
local.citation.authorMateo, M.; Tarral, M.; Rodríguez, P.M.; Galera, M.
local.citation.publicationNameCentral european journal of operations research

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