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Fazeli A, Ghasembeygi H, Ghofrani M. Evaluation Of The Use Of Standards and Ergonomics Principles In Iran Furniture Industry (A Case Study: Manufacturing Units Of Tehran Province). Iran J Ergon. 2021; 9 (1)
URL: http://journal.iehfs.ir/article-1-767-en.html
1- Ph.D. Student, Gorgan University of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources
2- MSc, Faculty of material Engineering and new technologies, Shahid Rajaee Teacher Training University, Tehran, Iran
3- Professor, Faculty of material Engineering and new technologies, Shahid Rajaee Teacher Training University, Tehran, Iran , ghofrani@sru.ac.ir
Abstract:   (560 Views)
 Background and Aim: During the past times people have used furniture as today. Along with the social welfare development and the importance of manufacturing efficiency, the importance of ergonomics and standardization in furniture became very clear so that, today it is well-known that not considering human factors in furniture manufacturing causes much human health problems. Due to the importance of furniture standardization, the present study was conducted to investigate the use of standards in furniture manufacturing units in Tehran province.
Methods: In this study, cluster sampling was performed and questionnaires were distributed among experienced manufacturers of sixty furniture manufacturing units. Statistical analysis was performed using One sample student t-test and Friedman test in SPSS software.
Results: Results revealed that there was a significant difference between the indices mean and the hypothesized mean of the population. Furniture manufacturers believed that the governmental and nongovernmental institutions have appeared weak on updating furniture standards and making manufacturers familiar with standards. From their point of view, consumers have shown a great trend to buy standard and ergonomic furniture. Manufacturers also have largely tended to use standards and national standards conformed with international standards so much.
Conclusion: The manufacturing of standard furniture increases the consumer interest to buy furniture and it increases the consumer satisfaction. The high quality of imported raw materials makes furniture competitive and it causes coordination with international standards and it can assure the successful export of furniture in Iran. Successful furniture manufacturing will depend on realization of all indices mentioned in the present study.
     
Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2020/11/7 | Accepted: 2021/05/6 | ePublished: 2021/05/6

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