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Work measurement approach for productivity Improvement in a heavy machine shop

Bhiradi, Ishwar and Singh, B K (2014) Work measurement approach for productivity Improvement in a heavy machine shop. In: International & 26th All India Manufacturing Technology, Design, and Research Conference, 12/12/2014, IIT Guwahati.

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Abstract

Productivity improvement is an everlasting continuous activity in manufacturing. Industries need to develop capability of coping up with customer demands to deliver quality products on time. Continuous improvement is the need of the hours which can be achieved by incorporating flexibility in layout, design and processes. This paper is aimed at improving productivity of mixed model production system of a medium scale manufacturing industry through work measurement approaches. The work measurement of various elements of the work cycle has been made on the basis of recommendations of ILO. The work cycles were divided into small measurable work elements. These elements were recorded on the observation sheet. Observations have been recorded for different trails to analyse the operation effectively for identification of value-added and non-value added element. Productivity improvement of 35% has been shown after elimination of non-value added elements. Keywords: Productivity, work measurement, machine shop, mixed model production

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Productivity, work measurement, machine shop, mixed model production.
Subjects: Engineering > MIT Manipal > Mechatronics
Depositing User: MIT Library
Date Deposited: 24 Jun 2017 08:45
Last Modified: 24 Jun 2017 08:45
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/149153

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