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Some implications of learning theory for assembly line design and labor productivity

Authors
Journal
Engineering Costs and Production Economics
0167-188X
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
11
Issue
1
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/0167-188x(87)90022-x
Disciplines
  • Design

Abstract

Abstract This paper describes an analytical relationship between learning phenomena, assembly line design, and labor productivity. It is shown how assembly line design acts upon labor productivity if the rate of human learning and the composition of the labor force are held constant. Further, it is shown how different assembly line designs can lead to the same labor productivity by suitably adjusting the rate of learning.

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