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Study the Impact of Fatigue and Optimizing Productivity of an Assembly Line of Garment Industry
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Author(s)
Mahmud, Mahbubur, Dr. Nafis
KEYWORDS
Productivity, Apparel industries, Fatigue, Optimization, Efficiency, Bottleneck, Utilization
ABSTRACT
Improving productivity is one of the main concerns of apparel industries. This paper provides the idea how productivity levels changes at different time during normal working hours in apparel industries. A noble approach is also proposed to optimize the productivity level. There are many factors which act as obstacles to higher productivity. Unskilled workers, physical fatigue from extended working hour without rest, misplacement of worker at workstation, lack of training, lack of knowledge, awareness are few factors related to worker which directly affect the productivity. Fatigue lowers average productivity, measured as output per worker hour, for almost all of the apparel industries. As the overall daily performance of each worker is not same and the change in their performance defer from one worker to another worker bottleneck creates in the assembly line. During the investigation attention is concentrated on how physical fatigue of workers influences the daily production rate and how to optimize the productivity. If physical fatigue exists, loss due to fatigue can be reduced to a remarkable label. Here, a study has been carried out to find out the effect of fatigue on productivity and to form a framework to improve the productivity based on the overall performance of workers by reducing fatigue.
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