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Improving work-cell ergonomics and throughput

On-Demand Webinar | 41 minutes

In this webinar, we describe how manufacturing planners can use simulation of human movement and spatial risk, cobot simulation, and automated process simulation to optimize throughput, safety, and cost in work-cell or system assembly cells within electronics manufacturing organizations.

Improving Work-Cell ergonomics and throughput

Electronics assembly can be delivered competitively only if the manufacturing process is continuously improved. With the help of smart manufacturing technology, manufacturing companies are mastering a high degree of variance, the continuously shrinking batch sizes, and order volume fluctuations that are increasingly difficult to predict. Simulation is ubiquitous in engineering and industrial organizations to “imitate” a real-world process or system. It allows experts to study the process and find an efficient, safe, cost-effective solution when planning to manufacture. 

The goal of ergonomic studies is to reduce human error, increase productivity, and enhance safety and comfort with a specific focus on the interaction between humans and equipment or objects. Although human ergonomics should always be a consideration, the need is heightened with recent events. Spatial analysis, coupled with movement analysis, provides an essential framework for how human movement within a work-cell, system assembly cell, or manual station is optimized for throughput and safety. The opportunity to simulate collaborative robots (“cobots”), robots, and automated processes such that they can be optimized, virtually programmed, simulated, then commissioned without affecting production, would further improve throughput, safety, and efficiency.

Speaker

Jay Gorajia

Director, Global Digital Manufacturing Services, Siemens Digital Industries Software

Jay Gorajia is Director, Global Digital Manufacturing Services at Siemens Digital Industries Software. He has 27 years of experience in electronics design and manufacturing and multi-domain manufacturing processes. Currently managing a consulting organization with responsibility including strategic and financial planning, go-to-market strategy definition, and business development. Mr. Gorajia works with design and manufacturing organizations to help them realize their digital manufacturing and digitalization strategy. Mr. Gorajia has worked with hundreds of design and manufacturing organizations around the world, resulting in real improvements through a systematic metrics-based methodology. Mr. Gorajia holds a Bachelor’s degree (B.Sc.) in Electronic Engineering and a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) in Technology Management. He has published a number of articles and white papers in industry-leading technical magazines and industry Conferences. In addition, he is a regular keynote speaker, as well as a regular speaker at regional and international design and manufacturing conferences.