A chapter on manual assembly discusses assembly work instructions, operation sequences, workstation and line layout, manufacturing methods analysis, principles of motion economy
, and standard manufacturing process.
It takes you through a typical day for a chairside assistant beginning with the morning meeting, cleaning and setting up the treatment room, ergonomics and motion economy
, and responsibilities during procedures.
Discuss work simplification and motion economy and how and why we utilize the principles in job design.
All approaches are based on principles of body motion economy and body mechanics and aim either to develop better motions or to eliminate motions.
If methods and procedures have not been periodically reviewed (to determine if they are still efficient and necessary), we might want to incorporate work simplification and motion economy analysis into our job analysis process.
Incorporating motion economy and work simplification principles can help us to develop better and more efficient ways for employees to perform their jobs.
Define and describe job simplification and motion economy.
Finally, good planning for motion economy
should relieve the hands of any work that can be accomplished by the feet.
Analyze and modify, if necessary, the way a job should be done using motion economy and work simplification principles.
It might be beneficial to do task analysis on all the duties for work simplification and motion economy analysis.
We can apply work simplification and motion economy principles as we verify steps and performance standards with the various sources from whom we have obtained data.
How and where could you incorporate work simplification and motion economy principles into the above example?