Optimization of Time by Elimination of Unproductive Activities through ‘MOST’
R. M. Belokar1, Yashveer Dhull2, Surender Nain3, Sudhir Nain4

1Dr. Rajendra. M. Belokar, Associate Professor, Production Engineering, PEC University of  Technology, Chandigarh, India.
2Yashveer Dhull, Production Engineering, PEC University of Technology, Chandigarh, India.
3Surender Nain, Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering, H.C.T.M. Kaithal, Haryana, India.
4Sudhir Nain, Production Engineering, PEC University of Technology, Chandigarh, India.

Manuscript received on May 01, 2012. | Revised Manuscript received on May 29, 2012. | Manuscript Published on June 10, 2012. | PP: 77-80 | Volume-1 Issue-1, June 2012. | Retrieval Number: A122051112/2012©BEIESP
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Abstract: Productivity is being the most important thing in the manufacturing world. This paper highlights a methodology developed for minimization of non productive activities (NVA) and minimization of fatigue in manufacturing line by using Maynard’s Operation Sequence Technique (MOST) revealed the excessive movements of operators. Work study in productivity improvement could be done in two approaches; which are method study and time study. Thus, this research will use process mapping as the method study and Maynard Operation Sequence Technique (MOST) as the time study method. All this initiated by performing work study on the manual operators’ activities. This case study was conducted at a LPS Ltd. Rohtak (Haryana) company. From this study, NVA activities, the standard time, utilization and recommendation for man power planning could be established. The necessary changes were suggested in workplace to minimize the stress creating unproductive movements. These results could be used for optimization of time at the company. So, the paper, it is believed, would be great help to those working in the area of efficiency improvement in manufacturing industry.
Keywords: MOST, Non-Value Added activities (NVA), Fatigue, Total Activity Time.