An Experimental Study on Productivity Improvement using Workstudy and Ergonomics

Author (s):

  1. Malashree P, B.V.B. College of Engineering and Technology, Hubballi, Karnataka, India
  2. Sahebagowda, B V B College of Engineering & Technology, Hubli, Karnataka, India
  3. V.N.Gaitonde, KLE Technological University, Hubballi, Karnataka, India
  4. Vinayak Kulkarni, B V B College of Engineering & Technology, Hubli, Karnataka, India,


The work is carried out to determine the cycle time to produce rolling shutter and propose a better method to reduce the cycle time of the same using work study techniques and also recommend the ways to reduce fatigue level of worker using Ergonomics approach at metal section industry. As the manufacturing process does not have efficient work procedure and workers are exaggerated by unwanted fatigue, so the industry is not able to improve productivity. Thus, the purpose of this work is to suggest improvement areas to improve its productivity and efficiency by analyzing the problems associated with it. Identified problems were solved by video work study technique. An improvement in industry was achieved by minimizing the cycle time, changing the sequence of operation and reducing the workers fatigue. Work pro software is used for analyzing the data and to develop the proposed method.

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