An alternative approach in operator allocation labor intensive manufacturing system

A three-phase methodology framework

Ruzanita Mat Rani, Wan Rosmanira Ismail

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Abstract

Operator allocation is one of the most important decisions that can affect productivity in labor-intensive manufacturing system. Improper decision on operator allocation will reduce company's throughput and increase waste. Therefore, all factors such as operators' performance and operational constraints need to be considered in making the best operator allocation decision. Most of previous studies used two phases methodology. In two phases methodology, they used operational constraints and treated all operators to have the same level of performance for making decision on operator allocation. Therefore, in this paper a three-phase methodology is proposed to determine the optimal operator allocation. This methodology advances the existing approach on operator allocation by combining operators' performance and operational constraints. The methodology starts with evaluating the operators' performance. Then, it is followed with determining inputs and outputs for operator allocation alternatives and it ends with determining the optimal operator allocation. This paper will give ideas and directions to the management of the manufacturing company in determining the optimal operator allocation decision.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAIP Conference Proceedings
Pages1401-1405
Number of pages5
Volume1522
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Event20th National Symposium on Mathematical Sciences - Research in Mathematical Sciences: A Catalyst for Creativity and Innovation, SKSM 2012 - Putrajaya
Duration: 18 Dec 201220 Dec 2012

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Other20th National Symposium on Mathematical Sciences - Research in Mathematical Sciences: A Catalyst for Creativity and Innovation, SKSM 2012
CityPutrajaya
Period18/12/1220/12/12

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labor
manufacturing
methodology
operators
operator performance
decision making
productivity

Keywords

  • Computer simulation
  • Data envelopment analysis
  • Labor-intensive manufacturing system
  • Multi-criteria decision making
  • Operator allocation problem

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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An alternative approach in operator allocation labor intensive manufacturing system : A three-phase methodology framework. / Mat Rani, Ruzanita; Ismail, Wan Rosmanira.

AIP Conference Proceedings. Vol. 1522 2013. p. 1401-1405.

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Mat Rani, R & Ismail, WR 2013, An alternative approach in operator allocation labor intensive manufacturing system: A three-phase methodology framework. in AIP Conference Proceedings. vol. 1522, pp. 1401-1405, 20th National Symposium on Mathematical Sciences - Research in Mathematical Sciences: A Catalyst for Creativity and Innovation, SKSM 2012, Putrajaya, 18/12/12. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4801293
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