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Productivity Improvement through Work Sampling in a Ceramic Tiles manufacturing Industry: A Case Study


Shravan Singh Rajawat , SGSITS, INDORE; Mr. Nilesh Pendharkar, VCS, AHMEDABAD; Mr. F. Ujjainwala, SGSITS, INDORE; Dr. Amit Pawar , VCS, AHMEDABAD


Work Sampling, Productivity, Time Study, Work Measurement


To sustain in a competitive industrial environment, an organization needs to reduce or eliminate the idle time and/or downtime, improve the working methods, standardize the time as well as enhance the overall capacity planning. Work Sampling can play a vital role in this regard. This study highlights a work sampling methodology developed for minimization of non-productive activities or non-value added activities (NVA), minimization of fatigue and reveals the excessive movements of operators. This case study is done in the VCS Ceramic Tiles (name withheld due to proprietary reason). This study shows significant benefit associated with the implementation of Work Sampling in effective utilization of available man power on shop floor of the plant, and thereby helps in improving plant layout.. It is one in all the vital work measuring technique which gives an alternative to the Time Study method and it is conceivable to accomplish a significant reduction in production time which helps in improvement in productivity.

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Paper ID: IJSRDV6I80341
Published in: Volume : 6, Issue : 8
Publication Date: 01/11/2018
Page(s): 662-670

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