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  • 1.
    Coelho, Denis A.
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Supply Chain and Operations Management.
    Social, cultural and working conditions determinants of fatal and non-fatal occupational accidents In Europe2020In: Sigurnost, ISSN 0350-6886, E-ISSN 1848-6347, Vol. 62, no 3, p. 217-237Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The determinants of occupational accidents from a social, cultural and a working condi-tions combined perspective are unveiled considering the level of analysis of the European nation. Fatal and non-fatal work accidents in 2014, collected and provided by Eurostat, are correlated with country by country results of the 7th European Social Survey (ESS) (2014 data). This informs on social deter-minants of work accidents. National Dimensions of Culture proposed by Gert Hofstede are correlated with country by country results of the ESS informing on cultural determinants of the European Social Dimensions reported on the ESS. Moreover, considering data from the 6th European Working Condi-tions Survey (2015 data), working conditions, on a country by country basis as well, are further consid-ered and analyzed from the perspective of fatal and nonfatal accidents and from the perspective of social and cultural dimensions. This multiple pronged study of association unveils interesting associa-tions between fatal and non-fatal work accidents and working conditions, as well as between fatal and non-fatal work accidents and social and cultural dimensions, and, between social and cultural dimen-sions and working conditions, taking the European country as a unit of analysis. The findings shed light on the interconnectedness of the distinct domains under study, as well as informing policy development towards creating tailor made approaches suiting each country reality within the countries encompassed in the analysis.

  • 2.
    Coelho, Denis A.
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Supply Chain and Operations Management.
    Sustainable Design and Management of Industrial Systems: A Human Factors Perspective2022In: Applied System Innovation, E-ISSN 2571-5577, Vol. 5, no 5, article id 95Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The aim of this concept article is to articulate multiple contributions from socio-technical fields into an approach for sustaining human-centred lifecycle management of industrial systems. Widespread digitalization and advanced robotics have fostered interest on innovative human-machine integration and sophisticated organizational transformation that is conducive to meeting the challenges of sustainability. Complementing technology-driven and data-driven approaches to industrial systems development, the human factors approach offers a systems perspective that is at once human-centred while striving for overall system performance, by considering technological and organizational perspectives alike. The paper presents a set of recent human factors developments, selected based on their potential to advance sustainability in industrial systems, including an activity-centred design perspective of industrial systems, and a unified and entangled view on organizational goals yielding a dynamic change approach to socio-technical systems management. Moreover, developments in organizational resilience are coupled with recent breakthrough empirical understanding of conditions conducive to attaining resilience in operations. The cross-pollination of the human factors developments is further pursued, resulting in a proposal of combined key organizational vectors that can mutually leverage and sustain human-centred design and management of industrial systems (production and logistics systems alike) for resilience. Systems thinking encompassing human, organizational and technological perspectives supports integration of insights across entangled domains; this can leverage both system enhancements that promote the satisfaction of dynamic situation-dependent goals, as well as the fulfilment of objectives derived from long-term values of an organization.

  • 3.
    Coelho, Denis A.
    et al.
    Human Technology Group, Department of Electromechanical Engineering, Universidade da Beira Interior (UBI), Covilhã, Portugal; Centre for Mechanical and Aerospace Science and Technology, UBI, Covilhã, Portugal.
    Lourenço, Miguel L.
    Centre for Mechanical and Aerospace Science and Technology, UBI, Covilhã, Portugal;Technical Scientific Unit of Engineering and Technology and Research Unit for Inland Development, Instituto Politécnico da Guarda, Guarda, Portugal.
    A tentative efficiency index for pointing device use in computer aided design: A pilot study2018In: Work: A journal of Prevention, Assessment and rehabilitation, ISSN 1051-9815, E-ISSN 1875-9270, Vol. 61, no 1, p. 157-170Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    BACKGROUND: Focusing on the efficiency aspect of computer pointing devices’ usability, this paper reports on a novel and tentative empirically derived efficiency index for 3D CAD.

    OBJECTIVE: Three commercially available computer pointing devices were compared: a standard horizontal computer mouse, a vertical device (supporting neutral pronation of the forearm) and a slanted device.

    METHODS: Pilot structured observations of 10 subjects’ activity were carried out to estimate the proportion of each unique computer mouse operation during CAD modelling with a 3D parametric software. Pointing, dragging and steering standardized tasks were implemented by software and performed by 20 users. Effectiveness and efficiency were calculated and discomfort, effort and ease of use were subjectively assessed.

    RESULTS: The mean efficiency index value was lower for the vertical device. Assessments of discomfort, effort and ease of use also supported considering preference for the horizontal and slanted devices, providing limited internal validation.

    CONCLUSION: Results suggest the tentative index may offer a valid means of ranking performance of alternative pointing devices regarding operation efficiency.

  • 4.
    Coelho, Denis A.
    et al.
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Supply Chain and Operations Management.
    Lourenço, Miguel L.
    C-MAST: Centre for Mechanical and Aerospace Science and Technologies, Universidade da Beira Interior, Covilhã, Portugal.
    Dynamics of forearm muscle activity in slanted computer mice use2021In: Work: A journal of Prevention, Assessment and rehabilitation, ISSN 1051-9815, E-ISSN 1875-9270, Vol. 68, no 1, p. 123-135Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    BACKGROUND: Static muscular activity of muscles activated in the use of the conventional PC mouse is believed to represent a higher risk for the musculoskeletal health of the user than dynamic muscular activity.

    OBJECTIVE: This paper presents a compounded muscular activity dynamics indicator (akin to percent relative range), enabling comparison between computer handheld pointing devices.

    METHODS: This muscular dynamism approach considers baseline muscular activity (APL, ECR, ECU and ED) relative to the Maximum Voluntary Contraction as well as the dynamics of muscular activation. The latter is computed as the ratio of the difference between APDF90 and APDF10 divided by APDF50 (APDF-Amplitude Probability Distribution Function for the 90th, 50th and 10th percentiles). The paper demonstrates the approach with results of comparative evaluation of a horizontal, a slanted and a vertical PC mouse, through surface EMG monitoring of 20 participants performing standardized graphical task with the devices.

    RESULTS: Hand size impacts muscular activity dynamics in these four muscles, which supersedes differences in device geometry, across the range of devices tested.

    CONCLUSION: Smaller devices relative to hand size foster more dynamic muscular activity.

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    Coelho, Denis A.
    et al.
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Supply Chain and Operations Management.
    Matias, João C. O.
    Department of Electromechanical Engineering, University of Beira Interior, Calçada Fonte do Lameiro, Covilhã, Portugal.
    Filipe, João N. O.
    Department of Electromechanical Engineering, University of Beira Interior, Calçada Fonte do Lameiro, Covilhã, Portugal.
    The benefits of occupational health and safety standards2021In: Handbook of standards and guidelines in human factors and ergonomics / [ed] W. Karwowski, A. Szopa, & M. M. Soares, Boca Raton: CRC Press, 2021, 2. ed., p. 541-568Chapter in book (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    From Introduction: In this chapter, occupational health and safety is approached from the viewpoints of both Human Factors and Ergonomics and standardization, including management systems standards. The field of Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) is summarily characterized, and a historical perspective of its evolution is given, in relationship to Human Factors and Ergonomics (HFE). While several components of what makes the field of OHS up today pre-existed as specialized fields before, the foundation of the discipline of HFE (following World War II)—and some of the genesis of HFE, OHS, and HFE—have developed as two distinct, although somewhat overlapping, areas of ac-tivity. Links and commonalities can be found today between the two. Environmental conditions (such as noise, climate, or lighting) are an example of an area that is dealt with within the discipline of HFE and is also a central concern of OHS. While inadequate postures and movements at work and psychosocial factors impinge on OHS, HFE is equipped with knowledge and methods to perform the design of work and to deal with these work design factors. Regarding legislation, regulations, and standardization, OHS has gained a head start compared to HFE (the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 in the U.S.A., the ILO R164 recommendation of 1981 at an in-ternational level, and the directive 89/391 on safety and health at work of 1989 in the EU), which supports the inclusion of this discussion on OHS standards within the realm of HFE standards, given the intersecting interests of the two disciplines. Regarding economic considerations, some HFE interventions have been the object of cost-benefit analyses reported in the literature. In what concerns OHS, the literature has focused on the cost of occupational accidents, injuries, illnesses, and fatalities. Estimates of costs and benefits of complying with (or adopting) OHS standards are also available in the form of literature dealing with the mandatory U.S. OSHA standards.

  • 6.
    Coelho, Denis A.
    et al.
    Human Technology Group, Department of Electromechanical Engineering and Centre for Aerospace Science and Technology, Universidade da Beira Interior, Covilhã, Portugal.
    Nunes, Fábio
    Human Technology Group, Department of Electromechanical Engineering and Centre for Aerospace Science and Technology, Universidade da Beira Interior, Covilhã, Portugal.
    Vieira, Fátima Lanhoso
    Human Technology Group, Department of Electromechanical Engineering and Centre for Aerospace Science and Technology, Universidade da Beira Interior, Covilhã, Portugal.
    The impact of crowdsourcing in product development: An exploratory study of quirky based on the perspective of participants2018In: International Journal of Design Creativity and Innovation, ISSN 2165-0349, E-ISSN 2165-0357, Vol. 6, no 1-2, p. 114-128Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This paper focuses on Quirky, a social product development (SPD) company, in order to explore the SPD phenomenon, as well as the self-assessed level of the experience quality arising from participation in SPD. The study investigates the perceived benefits to designers arising from their participation, the motivators of participation, as well as the participants’ perception of SPD characteristics. It involved a focus session with seven industrial design engineering master students, and yielded results from which a questionnaire was developed within the study. The questionnaire was completed by voluntary participants (7 trained designers and 26 non-design trained participants) from the worldwide community of platform users of the selected SPD company. The questionnaire results suggest that the positive aspects of the SPD participants’ experience include the interest caused by participation and motivation to earn money, as well as the perception of a wide range of ideas and contributions available in the SPD platform. Negative aspects of the participants’ experience found in the analysis of the questionnaire data include high individual ratings for learning caused by participation as well as a keen awareness of too many unnecessary ideas in the SPD platform. The analysis also suggests that formally trained designers have some advantage in SPD participation compared to non-design trained participants. Finally, the results support the conclusion that the questionnaire respondents did not view SPD as detrimental to designers’ future job prospects. 

  • 7.
    Coelho, Denis A.
    et al.
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Supply Chain and Operations Management. Department of Electromechanical Engineering, Convento de Santo António, Universidade da Beira Interior, Covilhã, Portugal and Centro de Ciências e Tecnologias Mecânicas e Aeroespaciais, Convento de Santo António, Covilhã, Portugal.
    Silva, Pedro D.
    Department of Electromechanical Engineering, Convento de Santo António, Universidade da Beira Interior, Covilhã, Portugal and Centro de Ciências e Tecnologias Mecânicas e Aeroespaciais, Convento de Santo António, Covilhã, Portugal.
    Season influence on rapid thermal sensation assessment by young adults2019In: Engineering Reports, E-ISSN 2577-8196, Vol. 1, no 1, article id e12029Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Thermal comfort is one of the most important ergonomic aspects of building occupancy. In this research, laboratory experiments are performed in a climatic chamber and described in detail. Experiments are carried out under two scenarios: with two different college students cohorts and with five different but comparable experimental conditions in each cohort. Three hundred twenty‐two individual assessments under specific controlled thermal environment conditions are collected. The actual thermal sensation assessments obtained in the experiments are compared to the results obtained by a predicted mean vote (PMV) model. The correlation analysis shows that statistically significant differences are meaningful between the spring‐summer and the autumn‐winter experiments but not between genders. This paper discusses the plausible factors contributing to the different correlations experienced in the autumn‐winter and spring‐summer experiments. A correction factor between PMV according to Fanger's comfort equation and the actual thermal sensation values reported by the participants is also sought with a focus on the seasonal effects. The predicted results are in good agreement with the experimental results. This allows for further considerations about the influence of the season on the initial thermal sensations experienced by young adults.

  • 8.
    Coelho, Denis A.
    et al.
    Department of Electromechanical Engineering, Universidade da Beira Interior, Portugal; Centre for Mechanical and Aerospace Science and Technology, Universidade da Beira Interior, Portugal.
    Tavares, Carla S. D.
    Escola Superior de Tecnologia e Gestão, Instituto Politécnico da Guarda, Portugal.
    Lima, Tânia M.
    Department of Electromechanical Engineering, Universidade da Beira Interior, Portugal; Centre for Mechanical and Aerospace Science and Technology, Universidade da Beira Interior, Portugal.
    Lourenço, Miguel L.
    Centre for Mechanical and Aerospace Science and Technology, Universidade da Beira Interior, Portugal; Escola Superior de Tecnologia e Gestão, Instituto Politécnico da Guarda, Portugal.
    Psychosocial and ergonomic survey of office and field jobs in a utility company2018In: International Journal of Occupational Safety and Ergonomics, ISSN 1080-3548, E-ISSN 2376-9130, Vol. 24, no 3, p. 475-486Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Introduction. The effect of different kinds of work on the psychosocial assessment of workers under the same management and organizational environment is investigated.

    Methods. A voluntary assessment in a utility company was carried out using the short version of the Copenhagen psychosocial questionnaire (CoPsoQ) on two occasions, 1.5 years apart. Initially, 25 office workers (11 men and 14 women) participated, while 14 of those workers (8 women and 6 men) participated in the second assessment together with 32 field workers. The sewage, water treatment and maintenance workers, totaling 32 men, also participated in a field ergonomics assessment using the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries field work ergonomic checklist.

    Results. The longitudinal outlook was fairly stable, with sustained severe scores in many CoPsoQ subscales and intensification of severity of workers’ control over work and esteem for men. A significantly higher esteem score resulted for field rather than office workers. Workers subjected to foul odors showed similar severity of psychosocial factors.

    Discussion. For most psychosocial dimensions, the organizational design and management system in place, as well as the overall cultural environment in which it operates, create a much stronger and more decisive impact than job-specific factors.

  • 9.
    Coelho, Denis A.
    et al.
    Human Technology Group, Department of Electromechanical Engineering and Centre for Mechanical and Aerospace Science and Technology, Universidade da Beira Interior, Covilhã, Portugal.
    Vieira, Fátima Lanhoso
    Human Technology Group, Department of Electromechanical Engineering and Centre for Mechanical and Aerospace Science and Technology, Universidade da Beira Interior, Covilhã, Portugal.
    The effect of previous group interaction on individual ideation novelty and variety2018In: International Journal of Design Creativity and Innovation, ISSN 2165-0349, E-ISSN 2165-0357, Vol. 6, no 1-2, p. 80-92Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The effect of antecedent group interaction on individual ideation is investigated, through an experiment based on generation of concepts by two groups of industrial design students following the same design brief. The underlying hypothesis is that preceding individual ideation with group interaction promotes increase in effectiveness of individual ideation. Results were analyzed for maximum novelty of individual ideation, showing a positive post-treatment effect, departing sharply from the novelty degradation in the control group in the second phase of the experiment. Analysis of the ideation outcomes using a variety metric, complement the findings obtained for novelty, in characterizing the effect of group interaction in creative ideation, demonstrating an inverse effect of previous group interaction leading to decreased variety of ideation.

  • 10.
    Coelho, Denis A.
    et al.
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Supply Chain and Operations Management. Human Technology Group and C-MAST, Universidade Beira Interior, Portugal.
    Vieira, Fátima Lanhoso S. R. M.
    Human Technology Group and C-MAST, Universidade Beira Interior, Portugal .
    Carrola, Tiago E. P.
    Human Technology Group and C-MAST, Universidade Beira Interior, Portugal .
    Conceptual model for management of intellectual capital derived from systemic analysis2020In: TMQ - Techniques Methodologies and Quality, ISSN 2183-0940, no Special Issue, p. 145-160Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Systemic intense analysis of material and energy flows, aims efficiency improvement, waste reduction and innovation. There is potential for a mismatch between the amount of potential solutions produced and the capacity to develop them by the systemic analysis and design team, requiring an intermediate strategic step of intellectual capital management. A conceptual model, interconnecting analysis activities with the strategic management of intellectual capital, is presented, encompassing project development and implementation. Without protection, a project's economic viability can be compromised. Within the research, several consultations were conducted by email, at the national, European and global level, to agencies and institutions with intellectual property protection mandates. The results unveil opportunities for enhancement of existing protection models to cover detected gaps, pointing to the kind of innovative solutions lacking forms of protection. A four-stage model is presented to promote and contribute to the dissemination of systemic project and analysis as a practice at the service of environmental management, which is in line with green practices of intellectual capital management (considering environmental, social, and economic sustainability). This model is complemented by two novel indexes: The Protection Prioritization Index - PtPI and the Development Prioritization Index - DPI. A four-stage model is presented to promote and contribute to the dissemination of systemic project and analysis as a practice at the service of environmental management, which is in line with green practices of intellectual capital management (considering environmental, social, and economic sustainability). This model is complemented by two novel indexes: The Protection Prioritization Index - PtPI and the Development Prioritization Index - DPI. A four-stage model is presented to promote and contribute to the dissemination of systemic project and analysis as a practice at the service of environmental management, which is in line with green practices of intellectual capital management (considering environmental, social, and economic sustainability). This model is complemented by two novel indexes: The Protection Prioritization Index - PtPI and the Development Prioritization Index - DPI.

  • 11.
    Couvinhas, A. F.
    et al.
    OutSystems, Algés, Portugal.
    Pinto, A. F.
    OutSystems, Algés, Portugal.
    Coelho, Denis A.
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Supply Chain and Operations Management.
    Paul, B.
    WISCAP, Madison, United States.
    Software Developers Are People, Too: Using Participatory Research in the Tech Industry2021In: International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (2021): 23rd HCI International Conference, HCII 2021, Virtual Event, July 24–29, 2021, Proceedings, Part II / [ed] C. Stephanidis, M. Antona & S. Ntoa, Springer, 2021, Vol. 1419, p. 18-24Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This paper reports an ethnographic researcher’s shift towards the tech industry while maintaining the purpose of spotting opportunities and problems. It must be emphasized that whether working with remote communities in far-flung corners of the world or sitting in a room full of software developers, the concept remains the same: it is all about the users. Ethnographic researchers may not live with software developers but are getting increasingly closer to them. This paper aims to explain how this is done, i.e., by using participatory methods, such as field diaries. The first author’s initial realization of the full potential of diaries arose in Ethiopia and Mozambique, where efforts by institutions to help people often fail due to the lack of on-the-ground knowledge about the communities in which they operate. To address this, written and photo diaries were implemented so that community members could clearly express what is important in their everyday lives. In the current software company setting, we use the same method to understand what happens when users develop with our platform. The salient difference is that instead of receiving handwritten diaries and photos, we collect digital journals and screenshots from our users’ experience. This enables moving towards a continuous research vision to identify new user needs timely and ensure we are always building the right thing. However, by adopting this and other proactive approaches for generative research, new challenges are emerging regarding the efficient collection and analysis of large amounts of qualitative information.

  • 12.
    Karltun, Anette
    et al.
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Supply Chain and Operations Management.
    Karltun, Johan
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Supply Chain and Operations Management.
    Coelho, Denis A.
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Supply Chain and Operations Management.
    Havemose, Karin
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Supply Chain and Operations Management.
    Kjellström, Sofia
    Jönköping University, School of Health and Welfare, HHJ, Department for Quality Improvement and Leadership. Jönköping University, School of Health and Welfare, The Jönköping Academy for Improvement of Health and Welfare.
    The work of first line managers – A key to resilience in manufacturing2023In: Applied Ergonomics, ISSN 0003-6870, E-ISSN 1872-9126, Vol. 110, article id 103993Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    First-line managers (FLMs) have a vital role in developing stable output and organizational competitiveness through their ability to manage front-line operations in daily work. It is also well known that FLMs are strong determinants of good ergonomics and well-being for front-line staff. However, research focusing on how FLMs deal with their important role is lacking particularly regarding empirical studies. The focus here is how they deal with uncertainties and disruptive interruptions and develop more resilient performance in daily work – introduced in this article as resilient action strategies.

    This research uses two conceptual frameworks on resilient engineering for analysis of FLM's actions in daily work in two manufacturing companies, to explore how resilient action strategies can be organizationally supported. The study combines analysis of front-line activities with multilevel organizational support based on 30 semi-structured in-depth interviews with FLMs and support functions, 21 workshops as well as policy documents of the two companies. The analysis exemplifies how resilience engineering was enabled in practice in the organizations.

    The study contributes to the empirical understanding of how resilience can be organizationally supported in daily front-line work. Our results show that a developed and consistent infrastructure in companies promotes the emergence of resilient action strategies in front-line work. We propose an extended model for resilient front-line performance enhancement by including coordination as a linking aspect between the earlier suggested resilient potentials – anticipate, monitor, respond and learn. This highlights the importance of both organizational support and coordination between system levels to enable the development of resilient action strategies by FLMs.

  • 13.
    Karltun, Johan
    et al.
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Supply Chain and Operations Management.
    Karltun, Anette
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Supply Chain and Operations Management.
    Havemose, Karin
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Supply Chain and Operations Management.
    Coelho, Denis A.
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Supply Chain and Operations Management.
    Kjellström, Sofia
    Jönköping University, School of Health and Welfare, The Jönköping Academy for Improvement of Health and Welfare.
    Sandback, Annette
    Scania CV AB.
    Handbok för första linjens chefer2022Book (Other academic)
    Abstract [sv]

    Från inledningen: Den här handboken vänder sig framför allt till dig som är första linjens chef i tillverkande industri. Första linjens chef definieras här som den första chefsnivån som har personalansvar. Det är den vanligaste chefspositionen och finns i alla företag med minst en chefsnivå. Det är en oerhört viktig funktion! Även forskningen lyfter fram första linjens chef som en nyckelposition för att skapa en väl fungerande och hållbar produktion.

    Du kanske är helt ny i rollen som chef och då är det här en hjälp till att förstå uppgiften. Eller så är du erfaren chef men ny i företaget, och kan behöva lite tips för att förstå och lyckas i ditt nya jobb. Slutligen hoppas vi erbjuda några guldkorn även för dig som är erfaren chef i ett företag som du känner sedan länge.

    Handboken vänder sig också till dig som har en roll i samarbete med första linjens chefer. Du kanske jobbar i linjen eller är teamledare, dvs ledare utan personalansvar. Du kanske är andra linjens chef eller har en stödfunktion till produktionen med ansvar för skydd och säkerhet, planering, kvalitetsutveckling, tekniskt underhåll, teknikutveckling, produktutveckling, logistik eller HR-funktioner. Vi hoppas att ni alla kan hitta användbara råd och lärdomar i handboken.

    I handboken vill vi tydliggöra arbetsinnehållet för första linjens chefer och hur det kan utvecklas. Vi gör det genom att beskriva rollen och arbetet som första linjens chef. Vi lägger också stor vikt vid att beskriva dynamiken och problemlösningen som hela tiden är närvarande. Dessutom vill vi peka på möjligheterna att systematiskt utveckla förutsättningarna för och förmågan att arbeta som chef i första linjen – så att du kan fungera och må bra i uppgiften på ett hållbart sätt eller stötta den personsom har denna roll. En första linjens chef har stor inverkan på både arbetsmiljön och effektiviteten inom sitt område. Även chefens arbetsmiljö är därför av stor vikt för att nå bra resultat inom dessa områden.

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  • 14.
    Karltun, Johan
    et al.
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Supply Chain and Operations Management.
    Karltun, Anette
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Supply Chain and Operations Management.
    Havemose, Karin
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Supply Chain and Operations Management.
    Coelho, Denis A.
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Supply Chain and Operations Management.
    Kjellström, Sofia
    Jönköping University, School of Health and Welfare, The Jönköping Academy for Improvement of Health and Welfare.
    Sandback, Annette
    Scania CV AB.
    Handbook for front line managers2023Book (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    From the introduction: This handbook is aimed primarily at front line managers (FLMs) in manufacturing industries. Frontline manager is defined here as the first management level with personnel responsibility. It is the most common managerial position and is found in all companies that have at least one management level. It is an extremely important role. Research also highlights the FLM as a key position in the creation of well-functioning and sustainable production.

    You may be new to the role of being a manager, if so this book will help you to understand your tasks. If you are an experienced manager but new to the company, you will find some suggestions on how to succeed in your new job. Finally, we hope that we can offer some pearls of wisdom for those of you who are experienced managers in a company you have known for a long time.

    The handbook is also for you who collaborate with FLMs. You may be working in the line or as a team leader, which is a leader without personnel responsibility. You may be a second line manager or have a production support role with responsibility for protection and safety, planning and scheduling, quality development, technical maintenance, technological development, product development, logistics, HR functions or something else. We hope that the handbook will provide you all with useful advice and information.

    This handbook is intended to clarify the content of FLM’s work and how it can be developed. We do this by describing the role and work of the FLM but also the ever-present dynamics and problem-solving foundin the role. We also want to underscore opportunities for systematically developing the potential for and ability to work as a FLM. To enable you to work and thrive in the role in the long term or support someone else in this role. FLMs have a major impact on both work environment and efficiency within their area. As such, the manager’s work environment is also of great importance for success.

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  • 15.
    Lanhoso, Fátima
    et al.
    Centre for Mechanical and Aerospace Science and Technologies, Department ofElectromechanical Engineering, Universidadeda Beira interior, Covilhã, Portugal.
    Coelho, Denis A.
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Supply Chain and Operations Management.
    Emergence fostered by systemic analysis - Seeding innovation for sustainable development2021In: Sustainable Development, ISSN 2160-7540, E-ISSN 2160-7559, Vol. 29, no 4, p. 768-779Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The sustainability crisis entails high levels of complexity, not approachable from linear or reductionist stances. Unveiled from a holistic stance as a multilevel phenomenon characterized by qualitative novelty, emergence pertains to complex self-organizing systems. Emergent properties and behaviors arise only when system parts interact in a wider whole. This article positions emergence for enhancing solution processes to meet sustainability challenges. It proposes the systemic approach as a catalyst for emergence of wise creative solutions tackling wicked unsustainability problems. This requires observation and entails analyzing open systems altogether and recognizing the impact of navigating across macro- and micro- scales on causal and creative emergence. Sustainable development requires circumventing past conventional practices, in an accelerated way. The emergence phenomenon at work between systems levels, coupled with purposefully structured creative processes, holds the potential for catalyzing sustainable development efforts. Systemic analysis at varying scales is to foster creative emergence aligned with sustainability-oriented innovation.

  • 16.
    Lima, T. M.
    et al.
    Centre for Mechanical and Aerospace Science and Technologies (C-MAST), Department of Electromechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Beira Interior, Calçada Fonte do Lameiro, Covilhã, Portugal.
    Coelho, Denis A.
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Supply Chain and Operations Management. Centre for Mechanical and Aerospace Science and Technologies (C-MAST), Department of Electromechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Beira Interior, Calçada Fonte do Lameiro, Covilhã, Portugal.
    A participatory ergonomics approach to prevention of musculoskeletal disorders in Portuguese small and medium enterprises: Ergo@Office2019In: International Journal of Human Factors and Ergonomics, ISSN 2045-7804, E-ISSN 2045-7812, Vol. 6, no 3, p. 273-295Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    A participatory ergonomics program enables a company to engage employees in its preventive strategy. This paper presents Ergo@Office, an integrated methodology devised for promoting continuous implementation of preventive measures while monitoring their effectiveness over time in a participatory manner. It consists of a straightforward and cost-effective resource which is primarily aimed at supporting the identification of the need for implementation of interventions for strategic prevention of musculoskeletal disorders. As a practitioner tool, Ergo@Office guides the deployment of a participatory approach to ergonomics in both the analysis as well as in the intervention phase. The implementation of the measures envisaged in this planning support framework result from teamwork between the OSHS (Occupational Health and Safety Services) and the employee whose work is under focus. The implemented measures should then be monitored, which will enable assessing their effectiveness and their adjustment to the labour setting in an up-to-date manner. 

  • 17.
    Lima, Tânia M.
    et al.
    C-MAST (Centre for Mechanical and Aerospace Science and Technologies), Department of Electromechanical Engineering, University of Beira Interior, Covilhã, Portugal.
    Coelho, Denis A.
    C-MAST (Centre for Mechanical and Aerospace Science and Technologies), Department of Electromechanical Engineering, University of Beira Interior, Covilhã, Portugal.
    Ergonomic and psychosocial factors and musculoskeletal complaints in public sector administration – A joint monitoring approach with analysis of association2018In: International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics, ISSN 0169-8141, E-ISSN 1872-8219, Vol. 66, p. 85-94Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Administration entails a high level of computerization with multiple risk factors (including psychosocial and of ergonomic nature), affecting worker health and well-being. An ergonomics researcher supported by a senior ergonomist and guided by a domain specific checklist assessed physical ergonomics of an organization, including 96 administrative workers in the assessment. Unstructured observations and interviews to the workers were also done. Socio-demographic, musculoskeletal health and psychosocial job data was collected from a composite questionnaire including the versions validated for the Portuguese population of the Nordic Musculoskeletal Questionnaire (NMQ) and the Copenhagen Psychosocial Questionnaire (COPSOQ). This paper demonstrates an approach to jointly monitor multiple factors to support controlling work system efficiency, safeguarding health. Even though postural issues, especially static posture, have previously been identified as risk factors contributing to the onset of musculoskeletal disorders (MSD), the results of correlation analysis did not unveil a salient association between musculoskeletal complaints and ergonomic mismatches. The analysis did unveil statistically significant associations between exposure to psychosocial job factors and ergonomic risk factors. The pairs of variables actually associated were different according to gender confirming the need for future studies aiming the gendered study of MSD causality.

    Relevance to industry: Computerized offices expose workers to multiple risk factors (including of psychosocial and ergonomic nature), and possibly influence their health and well-being. The paper demonstrates an approach to jointly monitor multiple factors to support controlling work system efficiency and negative outcomes. 

  • 18.
    Lima, Tânia M.
    et al.
    C-MAST (Centre for Mechanical and Aerospace Science and Technologies), Dept. Electromechanical Engineering, University of Beira Interior, Covilhã, Portugal.
    Coelho, Denis A.
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Supply Chain and Operations Management.
    Gender differences in associating musculoskeletal complaints, housework, electronic device usage and physical exercise for administrative workers2022In: International Journal of Occupational Safety and Ergonomics, ISSN 1080-3548, E-ISSN 2376-9130, Vol. 28, no 2, p. 1189-1197Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Introduction. The study assessed musculoskeletal complaints (MSCs) in administrative workers, associating MSCs with non-paid housework, home use of electronic devices and physical exercise, while keeping a distinctive gender approach. This may promote the development of more effective preventive measures, by meeting the specific strengths and weaknesses of each gender.

    Method. 96 administrative workers (58 women and 38 men) who used computers more than 50% of their working time participated in a cross-sectional study. A questionnaire concerning individual socio-demographic data, habits and lifestyle, and including the Nordic Musculoskeletal Questionnaire (NMQ), was deployed. Gender based odd ratios for MSCs in body areas over the previous 12 months and correlation coefficients between habits and lifestyle variables and NMQ variables were computed.

    Results. Women did not incur a higher risk of MSC than men. Analysis of association did not yield meaningful associations for either gender. Results suggest giving future consideration to development of a gender specific preventive measures.

    Conclusion. Computerized work performed concomitantly with physical exposures outside the workplace, showed mixed associations with MSCs, according to gender and depending on kind of exposure. Results are indicative of the need for development of gender specific preventive measures.

  • 19.
    Lourenço, Miguel L.
    et al.
    Research Unit for Inland Development, Guarda Polytechnic Institute, Guarda, Portugal; Centre for Mechanical and Aerospace Science and Technologies, Department of Electromechanical Engineering, Universidade da Beira Interior, Covilhã, Portugal.
    Lanhoso, Fátima
    Centre for Mechanical and Aerospace Science and Technologies, Department of Electromechanical Engineering, Universidade da Beira Interior, Covilhã, Portugal.
    Coelho, Denis A.
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Supply Chain and Operations Management.
    Usability evaluation of slanted computer mice2021In: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, ISSN 1661-7827, E-ISSN 1660-4601, Vol. 18, no 8, article id 3854Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Prevention of musculoskeletal disorders is supported by use of slanted rather than horizontal pointing devices, but user acceptance of the former may be compromised due to lower perceived ease of use. This study compares subjectively rated usability (N = 37) for three sizes of slanted computer mice and includes a horizontal small conventional device as a reference. For a random subset of the sample (n = 10), objective usability parameters were also elicited. Participants followed a standard protocol which is based on executing graphical pointing, steering, and dragging tasks generated by a purpose-built software. Subjective ratings were collected for each of the four pointing devices tested. The three slanted devices differed in size but were chosen because of an approximately similar slant angle (around 50–60 degrees relative to the horizontal plane). Additionally, effectiveness and efficiency were objectively calculated based on data recorded for the graphical tasks’ software for a random subset of the participants (n = 10). The results unveil small differences in preference in some of the subjective usability parameters across hand size groups. This notwithstanding, the objective efficiency results are aligned with the subjective results, indicating consistency with the hypothesis that smaller slanted devices relative to the user’s hand size are easier to use than larger ones. Mean values of weighted efficiency recorded in the study range from 68% to 75%, with differences across devices coherent with preference rank orders.

  • 20.
    Lourenço, Miguel L.
    et al.
    Technical Scientific Unit of Engineering and Technology, Research Unit for Inland Development, Instituto Politécnico da Guarda, Guarda, Portugal; CMAST—Centre for Mechanical and Aerospace Science and Technology, Universidade da Beira Interior, Covilhã, Portugal.
    Pitarma, Rui A.
    Technical Scientific Unit of Engineering and Technology, Research Unit for Inland Development, Instituto Politécnico da Guarda, Guarda, Portugal; CISE—Electromechatronic Systems Research Centre, Universidade da Beira Interior, Covilhã, Portugal.
    Coelho, Denis A.
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Supply Chain and Operations Management.
    A Design Contribution to Ergonomic PC Mice Development2022In: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, ISSN 1661-7827, E-ISSN 1660-4601, Vol. 19, no 13, article id 8126Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Developing new manual computer pointing devices abiding to the requirements set out in ergonomic product design literature necessitates joining contributions from several areas, including the ergonomic guidelines applicable to hand tool design, human–system interaction, and certain user characteristics such as anthropometric data. Computer mice are hand tools enabling the interaction with the computer, for use by people from both sexes and practically all ages. Moreover, the PC mouse’s intensive usage is able to cause musculoskeletal disorders. This paper reports on a study aimed at developing new computer mouse shapes, reducing forearm pronation, and providing hand–palm holding, supported by a literature review and an adequate design methodology, starting from known shapes of commercial products, the traditional (horizontal) computer mouse, and the vertical computer mouse. In this regard, potential concepts were generated as solutions to the previously specified problem through a set of creative tasks based on the specifications. Four new shapes were proposed to be evaluated through an assessment matrix; as a result, two new PC mice geometries were designed and fully prototyped. This study also reports on selected results of usability and an electromyographic evaluation of the prototypes against three commercial PC mice (horizontal, slanted, and vertical) by a sample of 20 participants, supporting validation of the development process and the newly developed geometries, with emphasis on the slanted conical innovative shape. 

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  • 21.
    Rösiö, Carin
    et al.
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Industrial Product Development, Production and Design.
    Karltun, Anette
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Supply Chain and Operations Management.
    Trolle, Julia
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Industrial Product Development, Production and Design.
    Coelho, Denis A.
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Supply Chain and Operations Management.
    Boldt, Simon
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Industrial Product Development, Production and Design, JTH, Produktionsutveckling.
    Fagerström, Björn
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Industrial Product Development, Production and Design.
    Agil och rekonfigurerbar produktion: projektmetod och utformning av produktionssystem2020Report (Other academic)
    Abstract [sv]

    För att kunna hantera dagens snabba förändringar är agilitet en färdighet svenska tillverkande företag behöver besitta och kontinuerligt utveckla vidare. Kärnpunkten i att vara en agil verksamhet är att snabbt kunna agera på förändringarpå marknaden eller omgivningen med ett fokus på kundens behov som kräver anpassade snarare än standardiserade produkter.

    Agilitet inbegriper många olika begrepp som idag cirkulerar kring förmågan att snabbt anpassa sig och förändra sin produktion eller sin organisation till förändringar på marknaden. Relaterade begrepp är flexibilitet, rekonfigurerbarhet och resiliens.

    Rekonfigurerbarhet innebär att göra det möjligt att lägga till, ta bort och / eller ordna om element/beståndsdelar i produktionssystemet på ett snabbt och kostnadseffektivt sätt som kan resultera i en önskad uppsättning alternativa konfigurationer.

    Denna handbok är framtagen för att ge ett stöd till tillverkande svensk industri vid utveckling av agila och rekonfigurerbara produktionssystem. Detta innefattar både att använda agila projektmetoder och att skapa agila och rekonfigurerbara produktionssystem.

    Oavsett om företaget står inför en större förändring av befintliga produktionssystem eller ska utforma något alldeles nytt är handboken användbar. Den är ett stöd både för projektgenomförandet och för hur det faktiska produktionssystemet ska utformas utifrån agila principer. Handboken behandlar således både projektmetod (kap 2) och utformning av ett agilt och rekonfigurerbart produktionssystem(kap 3).

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  • 22.
    Vieira, Fátima L.
    et al.
    Human Technology Group, Department of Electromechanical Engineering and Centre for Mechanical and Aerospace Science and Technology, Universidade da Beira Interior, Covilhã, Portugal.
    Vieira, Paulo A.
    Department of Computer Science and Cloud Computing Competence Centre, Universidade da Beira Interior, Covilhã, Portugal.
    Coelho, Denis A.
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Supply Chain and Operations Management. Human Technology Group, Department of Electromechanical Engineering and Centre for Mechanical and Aerospace Science and Technology, Universidade da Beira Interior, Covilhã, Portugal.
    A data-driven approach to development of a taxonomy framework for triple bottom line metrics2019In: Sustainability, E-ISSN 2071-1050, Vol. 11, no 9, article id 2717Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This paper proposes a data-driven approach to develop a taxonomy in a data structure on list for triple bottom line (TBL) metrics. The approach is built from the authors reflection on the subject and review of the literature about TBL. The envisaged taxonomy framework grid to be developed through this approach will enable existing metrics to be classified, grouped, and standardized, as well as detect the need for further metrics development in uncovered domains and applications. The approach reported aims at developing a taxonomy structure that can be seen as a bi-dimensional table focusing on feature interrogations and characterizing answers, which will be the basis on which the taxonomy can then be developed. The interrogations column is designed as the stack of the TBL metrics features: What type of metric is it (qualitative, quantitative, or hybrid)? What is the level of complexity of the problems where it is used? What standards does it follow? How is the measurement made, and what are the techniques that it uses? In what kinds of problems, subjects, and domains is the metric used? How is the metric validated? What is the method used in its calculation? The column of characterizing answers results from a categorization of the range of types of answers to the feature interrogations. The approach reported in this paper is based on a screening tool that searches and analyzes information both within abstracts and full-text journal papers. The vision for this future taxonomy is that it will enable locating for any specific context, discern what TBL metrics are used in that context or similar contexts, or whether there is a lack of developed metrics. This meta knowledge will enable a conscious decision to be made between creating a new metric or using one of those that already exists. In this latter case, it would also make it possible to choose, among several metrics, the one that is most appropriate to the context at hand. In addition, this future framework will ease new future literature revisions, when these are viewed as updates of this envisaged taxonomy. This would allow creating a dynamic taxonomy for TBL metrics. This paper presents a computational approach to develop such taxonomy, and reports on the initial steps taken in that direction, by creating a taxonomy framework grid with a computational approach. 

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