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Productivity Improvement Model without Increasing Operation’s Risk and Fatigue

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Productivity improvement of an operation without increasing operation risk and operation fatigue that increase the needed relaxation allowance is an important subject in process design. This research subject stimulates researchers to focus on improving the productivity of the whole production process by changing the technique of performing significant operations in the process. However, two important issues that affect the implementation of any new technique were not considered in the pervious research works. These are the risk magnitude of the new technique on the workplace environment and the fatigue level that affect human's health. In this paper, a model was developed that maximize the productivity of the production process by selecting the best technique to perform significant process operations among proper candidate techniques that improve these operations productivity while minimizing these operations risk and fatigue.

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A. Al-Shayea, K. Al-Saleh, K. Al-Yami and A. El-Tamimi, "Productivity Improvement Model without Increasing Operation’s Risk and Fatigue," Engineering, Vol. 3 No. 11, 2011, pp. 1124-1131. doi: 10.4236/eng.2011.311140.

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