IMPLEMENTATION OF MAYNARD OPERATION SEQUENCE TECHNIQUE IN AN ENGINE MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY- A CASE STUDY by Bipandeep Singh
Maynard Operation Sequence Technique (MOST) is a predetermined motion time system that is used
primarily in industrial settings to calculate the standard time in which a worker should perform a task. This technique breaks down the work into small discrete elemental activities made up of various parameters and calculates the standard time for each activity from predetermined motion index data cards. MOST is a powerful analytical tool that helps increase productivity, improve methods and facilitate planning. ABC Company produces tractor engines of various powers. But demand of 54bhp engine is very high in market. The company can assemble 70 engines in one shift but demand of this particular engine is more than 78 engines. By implementing the MOST in the assembly shop the standard time for the activities is calculated to be 66.31 minutes whereas the actual existing average time is 71.37 minutes. After using pareto analysis for all the 128 elemental activities it was found that there are some activities which are consuming more time because of excessive work content. After reducing these activities, the time for assembly was further reduced down to 62.7 minutes. By achieving this standard time, 9030 man hours will be saved annually that will save Rs.9,03,000. By doing so, the production will increase from 70 to 75 engines.