Operational Improvements in The Assembly Process of Lead Cable Using New Methods

Sofuoğlu M. A., Çakır F. H., Gürgen S., Kuşhan M. C.

Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences, no.195, pp.2576-2585, 2015 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Journal Name: Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences
  • Journal Indexes: ERIC (Education Resources Information Center), MLA - Modern Language Association Database
  • Page Numbers: pp.2576-2585
  • Eskisehir Osmangazi University Affiliated: Yes


Since the beginning of the 18th century, ergonomics and work studies have been used in the manufacturing industry. Because of the developments in mechanization, the work force has been significantly reduced. To efficiently use the resources of manufacturing systems, ergonomics and work studies are important and effective methods. Therefore, manufacturing firms are advantageous for evaluating different opportunities related to ergonomics. In this study, an ergonomical study was conducted to improve the flow of processes for assembly in a cable manufacturing company. Then, newly improved processes and machine systems were proposed. Unnecessary work was eliminated, and a significant gain in time was obtained.