Productivity Improvement at Actuator Assembly Section Using Manual and Video Work Study Techniques

  • Rohini P. TippannavarEmail author
  • Vinayak N. Kulkarni
  • V. N. Gaitonde
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Mechanical Engineering book series (LNME)


Work study is one of the important productivity improvement tools in industrial engineering methods and practices, through which productivity of man and machine can be improved. Work study has two main approaches, one is method study and other being time and motion study. This paper focuses on improving the productivity by minimizing the time and cost in an assembly section of an organization with the help of both manual and video work study techniques. Results of both the methods are initially analyzed and compared at the end. The existing method followed to assemble the actuators was recorded, and improved method was proposed using industrial engineering methods and practices which consumed less time and also unnecessary movements are eliminated. By adapting the proposed method, productivity improvement of 41.66% is being observed, and the time saved for assembling actuator was found to be 4 min per actuator. Video work study is found to be more accurate than conventional manual work study.


Productivity Work study techniques Video work study Manual work study Industrial engineering 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Rohini P. Tippannavar
    • 1
    Email author
  • Vinayak N. Kulkarni
    • 2
  • V. N. Gaitonde
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Industrial and Production EngineeringB V B College of Engineering and TechnologyHubballiIndia
  2. 2.School of Mechanical EngineeringKLE Technological UniversityHubballiIndia

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