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Productivity Improvement through Work Study The Case of Peacock Shoe Factory

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dc.contributor.advisor Daniel, Kitaw (PhD)
dc.contributor.author Sisay, Addis
dc.date.accessioned 2021-01-13T10:21:09Z
dc.date.available 2021-01-13T10:21:09Z
dc.date.issued 2011-09
dc.identifier.uri http://etd.aau.edu.et/handle/123456789/24653
dc.description.abstract As global competition become tightens every day, there is an urgent need for manufacturing operations to continually striving to increase productivity and output of their operations. Productivity improvement should be a concern of every industry regardless of the type of production, economic or political system. Productivity can either be improved through increasing the output value by increasing the quality or quantity of products, or through decreasing the input value by utilizing the resources effectively & efficiently. Well-organized use of available resources is one way of improving the productivity through capital resources of the company. The productivity improvement has a great significance for Ethiopia footwear industries. In this country there are limited resources which should be used to get the maximum output i.e., there should be attempts to perform a job by cheaper, safer and quicker ways. The aim should be optimum utilization of resources, so as to provide maximum satisfaction. The paper has examined how proper utilization of available resource improves the productivity of footwear industries that is demonstrated by taking peacock shoe factory as a case study. Footwear industry, as it is one of the potential economic sectors, it should be given proper attention for sustainable development of the country. Thus, the purpose of this paper is to find out improvement areas in resource utilization activities that are considered as an immense factor for performing under. The productivity improvement in footwear industry can be approached by different methods. On this thesis productivity improvement through work study are done, because footwear garment work is labor-intensive and largely depends on the skills and sensibility of the operator. The productivity of a factory is adversely affected by the advantage of the operators. The topic of this master thesis originates from the practical problem that the company faced; the main intention of the thesis to show how productivity improvement can be achieved by analyzing operation, process, time study, process organization (line balancing) and lay out. Through balancing the production line, the line efficiency of peacock shoe factory can be improved from 44% to 81%. Finally by analyzing the results obtained framework for implementation had formulated. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Addis Ababa University en_US
dc.subject Work Study en_US
dc.subject Productivity Improvement en_US
dc.title Productivity Improvement through Work Study The Case of Peacock Shoe Factory en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US


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