Variations between engineering process design and workers adaptability

Wednesday, September 15, 2021: 8:00 AM
240 (America's Center)
Dr. Charles White, emeritus professor , KRW Assoc., Flushing, MI
Bill Edwards , Kettering University, Flint, MI
Variations between engineering process design and workers adaptability.

William Edwards, Charles White, Kettering University


Engineering process instructions are based on human factors, production requirements, and equipment capabilities. The theoretical production process and a successful product leaving the plant are often dependent on the workers ability to integrate material and equipment variables. This ability is obvious when insufficient training or changes in work force impact the final product quality. The authors will discuss several case studies Illustrating where failures were avoided through worker ingenuity.

Charles V White

Emeritus Professor, Kettering University

William Edwards

Professor of Practice Kettering University