Due to customer specific products, the number of product variants and the complexity of assembly processes increase. To meet these challenges, worker information systems are used to manage information diversity in manual assembly and to provide the right information at the right time in a lean way. Such systems are available in various types and their classification depends on a particular point of view. In order to enable a holistic overview of the existing diversity, this paper summarizes such systems and their benefits. For this purpose, available categories are shown. Accordingly, this paper serves as a summarizing report for the state of the art. Furthermore, the implementation and configuration of worker information systems depend on company specific boundary conditions. Considering them, a guideline is presented for the selection of worker information systems.
Lušić, M., Fischer, C., Bönig, J., Hornfeck, R., & Franke, J. (2016). Worker Information Systems: State of the Art and Guideline for Selection under Consideration of Company Specific Boundary Conditions. In Procedia CIRP (Vol. 41, pp. 1113–1118). Elsevier B.V. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.procir.2015.12.003