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10/31/2017 12:20 PM
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Arulkumar J

Dear All,

This is my first posting here in this forum. We have started measuring work content for the Indirect worker.
Apart from the operator working in machine (were the process is standardized in most cases) the worker's working in Maintenance department,
Incoming parts inspection, Warehouse, Raw Material stores we say indirect workers.

If any body has measuring of work content for the above departments request to share the tips/methodology.

11/13/2017 03:28 PM
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Bharat Mimani

Hi Arul,
What you are asking for here is different metric of measurement for different departments. I think you are trying to implement a formal & organized MIS system for reporting, management and governance.
There are too many ways to measure, record, monitor & report manpower. Simple means are man-days that are consumed. However, it would not reflect efficiency. My suggestion is to start with a "manday" measurement. Refine, as you go ahead with each department / function. Build in every parameter that are relative (e.g., in Maintenance grab figures of MTTR, MTBF, PM Cycles, Events, etc; in warehouse measure kg-m of movement, etc). After a few months of iteration, you should get 80% approximation of real efficiency. Make sure data capturing is actually happening on the shopfloor. Try to define as general metrics as possible, so there is no confusion.
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