The role of Human Factors analysts in the evaluation and optimization of the large panel automated riveting process is defined. In addition, Human Factors support of a panelization upgrade at Boeing Commercial Airplane Group, Wichita Division is discussed.Human Factors analysts view production process quality and manufacturing productivity from a unique perspective. At Boeing, continuous process improvement is a comprehensive goal. The mission of Human Factors is to maximize the task effectiveness of the human operator or maintainer as they interface with the technology of the manufacturing process. A human factors productivity equation is stated, and a five step solution to the equation is discussed.At this time, the Human Factors assessment of large panel riveting is at step one, defining the AS IS process.