Case Study in Work System Design

Acetylene Generator Assembly
Presented by
Harmeet S. Cheema Kamalesh Heda Sandeepan Karmakar Satya Sundar Patra Sujith Kumar Dash Jitendra Sameer A. Azeez Saratkumar jena Shivaprasad Umesh Kaushik

Overview
• • • • • • • • • Problem Existing Layout Original Process Chart Assumptions in study Checklist for Analysis Possibility Guidelines Improved Process Chart Final Layout Comparison

Process for B

Process for A

Assembly Process

Stores

Existing Layout
Dept. 97
Flow of A Flow of B

M/c - 1

Dept. 56

M/c - 2 Wash M/c

Dept. 43

Cham. M/c Insp. Area Wash M/c S/B. M/c Insp. Area

Dept. 42

Dept. 41

Dept. 91

Process Chart – Product Analysis

Possibility Guide
Possibilities considered: • Elimination of steps
• • • • • • Sequence of operations Rearrangement of steps Change of equipment Redesign of workplace layout Reduction of handling Reduction of overall time & distance

Stores

Improved Layout
Flow of A Flow of B

M/c - 1

Dept. 56

M/c - 2 Wash M/c

Cham. M/c Insp. Area Wash M/c S/B. M/c Insp. Area

Dept. 42

Dept. 41

Dept. 91

Improved Process Chart – Product Analysis

Comparison
Process Original 2 49 17 7 17 Total 92 Distance 7763’ Improved 2 40 17 7 13 81 4833’ Difference 0 9 0 0 4 11 2930’

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