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Smart Line Balancing to Increase Efficiency

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Stitch World November, 2016

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The science and mathematics behind line balancing are always shunned by practicing managers, saying that mathematical calculations do not work with humane sensibilities and their inherent variability. Line balancing is therefore always practiced as an art and exploited by practitioners, playing into operator’s mind in an effort to improve efficiency and productivity through motivation, group incentives, and taking care of their welfare needs. Dr. Prabir Jana, NIFT Delhi discusses a simple mathematical technique that may improve line balancing efficiency and labour productivity. Abalanced line maximizes productivity through maximizing operator and machine utilization. But balancing of line is dependent on exercising a control over operator’s skill inventory (hence operator rating), absenteeism and allocation. Firstly, one must understand the dynamics of operator’s…

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