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Global ergonomics strategy in Volkswagen: from the product construction, over the planning until the serial process.
Work. 2012; 41 Suppl 1:4413-7.WORK

Abstract

The Volkswagen Group operates and coordinates the activities of ergonomics from Wolfsburg in Germany and works with its contact persons of every plant and brand of the group towards an integrated proceeding relating to ergonomics. For the ergonomic process it is very important to consider the ergonomics in the whole production process, still from the beginning the conception and construction of the vehicle in the early phases. In these phases there is a big potential to work in the preventive ergonomics and avoid correcting the workstations after start of production. Therefore, it is important to have fluently information in all this phases and identify the potential in each of them. In order to attend these items, Volkswagen has defined different activity fields: coordination of ergonomic standards and the roll-out into all the plants, introducing the ergonomic items in the product development process (PEP), considering the constant improvement of the workplaces in the Volkswagen-Way (KVP and 3P Workshops), taking care of an adequate qualification concept in ergonomics and the intern and extern information exchange within the committees. This topic is established in the industrial engineering of the production area of the group. We are working interdisciplinary with the medical services, human resources, work council and the protection of labor.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Industrial Engineering and Optimization of Indirect Areas, Volkswagen Group, Berliner Ring 2, Wolfsburg, Germany. begonia.toledo@volkswagen.de

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

22317398

Citation

Toledo, Begoña. "Global Ergonomics Strategy in Volkswagen: From the Product Construction, Over the Planning Until the Serial Process." Work (Reading, Mass.), vol. 41 Suppl 1, 2012, pp. 4413-7.
Toledo B. Global ergonomics strategy in Volkswagen: from the product construction, over the planning until the serial process. Work. 2012;41 Suppl 1:4413-7.
Toledo, B. (2012). Global ergonomics strategy in Volkswagen: from the product construction, over the planning until the serial process. Work (Reading, Mass.), 41 Suppl 1, 4413-7. https://doi.org/10.3233/WOR-2012-0739-4413
Toledo B. Global Ergonomics Strategy in Volkswagen: From the Product Construction, Over the Planning Until the Serial Process. Work. 2012;41 Suppl 1:4413-7. PubMed PMID: 22317398.
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