Keywords

Methods engineering, Work sampling

Abstract

A study was undertaken in the Shipping Center of Rohm and Haas Chemical Company in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to determine what course of action should be taken to reduce overall costs in a labor oriented shipment preparation operation. This activity, which currently utilizes a complement of twenty-seven people, involves the preshipment labelling and stenciling of product and customer information to metal drums and pails plus various other preparation requirements. A work sampling was performed to determine manpower requirements by work category and this information was used to direct the methods improvements study into the most lucrative areas. By transferring the responsibility of label and stencil preparation from the Shipment Preparers, who work on the Shipping platforms, to Shipping Office personnel, and by changing stencil cutting and label storage methods, a net reduction of five people is projected.

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Graduation Date

1976

Advisor

Bauer, Christian S.

Degree

Master of Science (M.S.)

College

College of Engineering

Degree Program

Engineering

Format

PDF

Pages

v, 38 pages

Language

English

Rights

Public Domain

Length of Campus-only Access

None

Access Status

Masters Thesis (Open Access)

Identifier

DP0012778

Subjects

Methods engineering, Work sampling

Collection (Linked data)

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

Included in

Engineering Commons

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