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Chapter 3: Operation Analysis Chapter 3: Operation Analysis Human Factors Prof. Hayes
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Methods Engineering Methods Engineering Often used synonymously with: Corporate re-engineering Work design Operation analysis The difference between these terms in the level of detail. Detail level Big picture level
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Operations Analysis Operations Analysis Focuses Primarily on Focuses Primarily on improving productivity though (re)design of: improving productivity though (re)design of: Tools (Products) Work  Process Work  environment Organizational structure Motivation: Incentives/rewards Work operations
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Methods Engineering Methods Engineering Focuses Primarily on Focuses Primarily on improving productivity though (re)design of: improving productivity though (re)design of: Tools (Products) Work  Process Work  environment Organizational structure Motivation: Incentives/rewards Work operations
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The 9 Primary Approaches to The 9 Primary Approaches to Operation Analysis Operation Analysis 1. Operation Purpose 2. Part Design 3. Tolerances and Specs 4. Material 5. Manufacturing Sequence and Process 1. Setup and Tools 2. Material Handling 3. Plant Layout 4. Work Design Also consider: management and reward changes
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Simultaneously consider Simultaneously consider many many ways ways of making improvements! of making improvements!
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1. Operation Purpose 1. Operation Purpose Ask: “Does this operation serve a useful purpose?” “Is this operation really needed?” Try to: Eliminate operations Combine operations As much as 25% of operations in American Industry can be eliminated.
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Example 1: Operation Elimination Example 1: Operation Elimination Many stores have dropped the requirement that customers sign their credit slip for
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