Abstract

This paper presents a summary of research conducted by a team of students from the University of Missouri-Rolla. The manufacturing processes at a local firm were evaluated. The case study illustrates the benefits of applying ergonomic, safety, work measurement, and quality assessment tools together. Additionally this team approach illustrates the importance of educating engineering students to think across course and discipline lines. The paper concludes with generalized recommendations for other educational applications.

Meeting Name

ASEE Annual Conference (1997: Jun. 15-18; Milwaukee, WI)

Department(s)

Engineering Management and Systems Engineering

Second Department

Psychological Science

Keywords and Phrases

Ergonomics; Industrial engineering; Quality control; Quality assessment; Engineering education

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

01901052

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

Document Version

Final Version

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 1997 American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE), All rights reserved.