Productivity Enhancement of an Electromechanical Relay Manufacturing Company through Work Measurement Analysis
Keywords:Work measurement, Worker productivity, Labour cost, Time study, Predetermined Motion Time System (PMTS)
This paper describes the results of a Work Measurement field study conducted in an electromechanical relay manufacturing company to improve worker productivity by reducing the production time and there by labour cost through various interventions in a repetitive production task. After identifying the key product of the company a complete time study has been carried out to find out the existing times of all the assembly operations and various improvements with regard to changing workplace layout, designing new work methods ,combining activities if possible, Modification of tools, Allocating the workers to handle multiple equipments if possible ,implementing semiautomatic or machineries instead of manual, redesigning the fixtures etc has been made and the effect of which is quantitatively assessed by using predetermined motion time systems(PMTS).
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