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Macroergonomic study of food sector company distribution centres.
Appl Ergon. 2008 Jul; 39(4):439-49.AE

Abstract

This study focussed on the work system design to be used by a Colombian food sector company for distributing products. It considered the concept of participative ergonomics, where people from the commercial, logistics, operation, occupational health areas worked in conjunction with the industrial designers, ergonomists who methodologically led the project. As a whole, the project was conceived as having five phases: outline, diagnosis, modelling the process, scalability, instrumentation. The results of the project translate into procedures for selecting, projecting a new distribution centre, the operational process model, a description of ergonomic systems that will enable specific work stations to be designed, the procedure for adapting existing warehouses. Strategically, this work helped optimise the company's processes and ensure that knowledge would be transferred within it. In turn, it became a primary prevention strategy in the field of health, aimed at reducing occupational risks, improving the quality of life at work.

Authors+Show Affiliations

School of Industrial Design, MIMAPRO Research Group, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá, Ciudad Universitaria, Colombia.No affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

18377868

Citation

García Acosta, Gabriel, and Karen Lange Morales. "Macroergonomic Study of Food Sector Company Distribution Centres." Applied Ergonomics, vol. 39, no. 4, 2008, pp. 439-49.
García Acosta G, Lange Morales K. Macroergonomic study of food sector company distribution centres. Appl Ergon. 2008;39(4):439-49.
García Acosta, G., & Lange Morales, K. (2008). Macroergonomic study of food sector company distribution centres. Applied Ergonomics, 39(4), 439-49. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apergo.2008.02.004
García Acosta G, Lange Morales K. Macroergonomic Study of Food Sector Company Distribution Centres. Appl Ergon. 2008;39(4):439-49. PubMed PMID: 18377868.
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