Analysis and reduction of the waste in the work process using time study analysis: a case study

Che Ani, Mohd Norzaimi Bin; Abdul Hamid, Siti Aisyah Binti
October 2014
Applied Mechanics & Materials;2014, Issue 660, p971
Academic Journal
Case Study
Time study is the process of observation which concerned with the determination of the amount of time required to perform a unit of work involves of internal, external and machine time elements. Originally, time study was first starting to be used in Europe since 1760s in manufacturing fields. It is the flexible technique in lean manufacturing and suitable for a wide range of situations. Time study approach that enable of reducing or minimizing 'non-value added activities' in the process cycle time which contribute to bottleneck time. The impact on improving process cycle time for organization that it was increasing the productivity and reduce cost. This project paper focusing on time study at selected processes with bottleneck time and identify the possible root cause which was contribute to high time required to perform a unit of work.


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