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Tesi etd-05302019-154932


Thesis type
Tesi di laurea magistrale
Author
BENVENUTI, GIULIA
URN
etd-05302019-154932
Title
Impact of Environmental and Human Factors on Operational Performance in a Semi-Automated Logistics Hub
Struttura
INGEGNERIA DELL'ENERGIA, DEI SISTEMI, DEL TERRITORIO E DELLE COSTRUZIONI
Corso di studi
INGEGNERIA GESTIONALE
Supervisors
relatore Prof. Aloini, Davide
correlatore Prof.ssa Mininno, Valeria
correlatore Ing. Guerrazzi, Emanuele
Parole chiave
  • Environmental Factors
  • Logistics
  • Human Factors
  • Team Behaviours
  • Wearable Sensors
Data inizio appello
19/06/2019;
ConsultabilitĂ 
Secretata d'ufficio
Data di rilascio
19/06/2089
Riassunto analitico
The aim of this thesis is to identify environmental and human factors that affect productivity and performance of operators in material handling activities, regarding the internal logistics field. The study was carried out in a semi-automated warehouse and the data collection related to human factors has been conducted using an innovative approach, i.e. equipping each operator with a wearable sensor. Notably consisting of a smartwatch and a specific software, designed by the MIT Center for Collective Intelligence of Boston, that is able to detect human-related variables such as heart rate and interactions. The main contribution of the applied methodology is the measurement of both environmental and human factors, in order to carry out analyses that can explain what the major factors are impacting on operators’ productivity. The statistical analysis of data collected has led to a model that describes the most relevant variables which can be used by management for the improvement of productivity and the well-being of operators.
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