Man to Machine Ratio (M2M) Technique for Labor Productivity Improvement

Abdullah, Rohana and Muhamad, Mohd Razali (2008) Man to Machine Ratio (M2M) Technique for Labor Productivity Improvement. In: The DECON 2008-National Conference of Design and Concurrent Engineering Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka, 28-29 Oktober 2008, Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melak. (Submitted)

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Tough global competition requires every manufacturer t.o be creative on ways to reduce every aspects of then manufacturing cost and to improve productivity. Labor cost is among the key cost cont1ibutors that the manufacturers are focusing on. Labor productivity improvement is all about getting more units out with the same or lesser amount of labor input. This paper describes the development of a work measurement technique called Man to Machine Ratio (M2M) which is a methodology to measure and improve labor productivity for the backend semiconductor production line. M2M is derived through combining the e;.;i sting method of process mapping, the established Maynard Operational Sequence Technique (MOST) predete1mined time standard and the derivation of an equation to measure the labor utilization percentage. Case studies were carried out on the application of the new technique in order to attain the existing labor utilization on the key process operators. The study results were used to identify labor productivity improvement and waste elimination projects in order to achieve the optimum labor utilization goal for the company.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Human Engineering Work measurement. Industrial productivity
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce
T Technology > T Technology (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Manufacturing Engineering
Depositing User: Mr Mohamad Rashid Jantan
Date Deposited: 15 Dec 2017 03:43
Last Modified: 15 Dec 2017 03:43
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