Application of ergonomics in supply chains (full text in pdf)
Aleksandar Zunjic 1, a
Xiao-Guang Yue 2, b
1 University of Belgrade, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Belgrade, Serbia
2 Wenzhou Business College, Wenzhou, China
Abstract There is very few theoretical and practical research related to the possibility of using ergonomics to improve the supply chains management and the functioning of supply chains. In textbooks and other books in the field of supply chain, almost without exception, ergonomics is not mentioned. This paper has the main goal to highlight the importance of applying ergonomics in the design and implementation of supply chains. In connection with this, segments of supply chains have been identified in which ergonomics can provide significant material, safety and other contributions. In addition, several examples from practice are presented that indicate real gains from the application of ergonomics in supply chain management. The basic conclusion of this paper is hat a multidisciplinary approach is required for the design and successful management of supply chains, which includes experts in the field of ergonomics.
Keywords: Ergonomics; supply chain; supplay chain management.