ENHANCEMENT OF WORKERS EFFICIENCY AND VALUE ADDED ACTIVITIES BY TIME STUDY TECHNIQUES IN AN EDIBLE OIL INDUSTRY

Prem Singh Chouhan

Abstract


Productivity is the most important and popular thing in the manufacturing world. This paper highlights a methodology developed for enhancing the worker productivity & efficiency and also minimization of fatigue in manufacturing line by using Time Study techniques revealed the excessive movements of operators and workers. Work study in productivity improvement could be done in  time study. All this initiated by performing work study on the manual operation of operator and workers activities in working area. This case study was conducted at a Edible refined oil manufacture company. From this study, Value Added activities, performance rating, the standard time, utilization and recommendation for man power planning could be established.  The necessary changes and action were suggested in workplace to minimize the stress creating unproductive and ineffective movements. Brainstorming sessions have been conducted to identify all issues that are causing the loss in worker efficiency. These brainstorming sessions are done within different departments and different level of employees to study all issues. These results could be used for optimization of worker efficiency and time at the company. So, the paper, it is believed, would be great help to  those  working  in  the  area  of  efficiency and working environment improvement  in manufacturing industry.The main objective of the project is to enhance the productivity of the plant by evaluating the non-value added activities of Workers.Various Value adding & Non-Value adding activities are identified using above methods and solutions were recommended. The recommended solutions were implemented by the company and the results obtained were encouraging. There is an increase in labor productivity of the company. The cost of production is also lowered. Reducing and elimination of unproductive & unnecessary activities in company.


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