Performance Variation with time of Apparel Sewing Workers: A Case Study

  • Mohammad Iqbal Professor, Department. of Industrial and Production Engineering, Shahjalal University of Science and Technology, Sylhet-3114, Bangladesh
  • Mohammad Ali Professor, Department of Industrial and Production Engineering, Bangladesh University of Textiles, Bangladesh.
  • Rezwanul Haque Lecturer, Engineering (Manufacturing), Faculty of Science, Health, Education and Engineering. University of the Sunshine Coast, Australia
  • Chowdhury Jony Moin Ph.D. candidate, Department. of Industrial and Production Engineering, Shahjalal University of Science and Technology, Sylhet-3114, Bangladesh and Assistant Professor, Department of Textile Engineering Ahsanullah University of Science and Technology, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Abstract

The purposes of this case study is to analyze and identify the variation of sewing workers’ performance of the apparel industry with respect to working hours in a day and different working days; and find out possible solutions to overcome these variations. Data was collected following the theory of work study and then statistical hypothesis test such as two-way ANOVA was done to uncover the variations within the work station relative to working hours and working days and the variations were occurred in around 70% work stations whereas 53% stations faced variation in hourly only. Furthermore, the findings were analyzed by Delphi technique with a group of experts to identify the causes and the corresponding solutions. The Delphi experts group used a cause and effect diagram to identify the causes and finally suggested short-term and long-term solutions.

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Published
2018-05-31
How to Cite
Iqbal, M., Ali, M., Haque, R., & Moin, C. J. (2018). Performance Variation with time of Apparel Sewing Workers: A Case Study. European Scientific Journal, ESJ, 14(15), 485. https://doi.org/10.19044/esj.2018.v14n15p485