Case Study 1-09789
IET applied systematic work measurement tools to quantify labor savings opportunities.
A leading manufacturer of engineered products for commercial, residential and specialty glass fiber insulation applications.
The customer commissioned IET to evaluate 20 positions that covered almost 175 workers in production, quality, maintenance, purchasing, scheduling and warehouse functions. An engineer from IET measured the work content of each position with either continuous time study or work sampling techniques, and then he identified how much time was actually required to perform the job function. The next step involved job duty consolidation. The various time-savings opportunities had to be captured primarily through reassigning work duties from low utilization jobs to other ones without overloading anyone.
A thorough engineering analysis of labor work content concluded that labor costs could be reduced 5% to 10%.