Title: Labour productivity improvement using hybrid Maynard operation sequence technique and ergonomic assessment

Authors: Medha; Sharath Kumar Reddy; K.E.K. Vimal; Aravind Raj Sakthivel; Jayakrishna Kandasamy

Addresses: School of Mechanical Engineering, VIT University, Vellore, Tamil Nadu 632014, India ' School of Mechanical Engineering, VIT University, Vellore, Tamil Nadu 632014, India ' Department of Mechanical Engineering, NIT Patna, Bihar 800005, India ' School of Mechanical Engineering, VIT University, Vellore, Tamil Nadu 632014, India ' School of Mechanical Engineering, VIT University, Vellore, Tamil Nadu 632014, India

Abstract: Productivity measures how efficiently productions inputs, such as labour and capital, are being used in an economy to produce a given level of output. In this article, Maynard operation sequence technique was used for time measurement study and minimisation of fatigue among the operators by using ergonomics in a stamping unit. The primary objective of the study reported was to reduce the motion of all tasks in order to reduce the effort and time to achieve higher production and better service level by the ergonomic approach. Scoring sheets approach was used in conducting ergonomics study to decide the fitness of any unit on the basis safety and posture analysis of the operator. The proposed hybrid approach (MOST-Ergo) can be used to improve the productivity of any organisation by reducing the time and fatigue consumed by the operator during the operation.

Keywords: Maynard operation sequence technique; MOST; time study; standard time; productivity; ergonomic work posture analysis.

DOI: 10.1504/IJENM.2020.106306

International Journal of Enterprise Network Management, 2020 Vol.11 No.2, pp.113 - 143

Received: 06 Apr 2018
Accepted: 24 Feb 2019

Published online: 06 Mar 2020 *

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