ANALYSIS OF THE GAINS IN THE WORKSTATIONS OF AN AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY FROM AN ERGONOMICS-BASED TIME AND MOTION STUDY

  • Maria Angélica Machado Dâmaso
  • Cecília Toledo Hernández
  • Ricardo Rodrigues Magalhães Universidade Federal de Lavras
Keywords: Time study, OWAS method, production gain

Abstract

High-efficiency manufacturing has been one of the main goals of companies, requiring the use of adequate techniques and tools with high value and low cost to increase productivity. In this case, industrial companies focus on increasing productivity without losing quality in services and products, using adequate techniques without high investments to avoid compromising the final result. This study applies time and motion study techniques to two workstations of a specific automotive industry. Accordingly, ergonomics data on specific tasks are collected, with satisfactory results. The method proposed simplifications in workstations, reduces times, and, therefore, increases productivity.

Published
2021-12-20