Application of Working Method And Ergonomic To Optimize The Packaging Process In An Asparagus Industry

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Volume-69 Issue-9
Year of Publication : 2021
Authors : C. S. García, A. C. Marroquín, I. A. Macassi, J. C. Alvarez
  10.14445/22315381/IJETT-V69I9P202

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MLA Style: C. S. García, A. C. Marroquín, I. A. Macassi, J. C. Alvarez  "Application of Working Method And Ergonomic To Optimize The Packaging Process In An Asparagus Industry" International Journal of Engineering Trends and Technology 69.9(2021):14-23. 

APA Style: C. S. García, A. C. Marroquín, I. A. Macassi, J. C. Alvarez. Application of Working Method And Ergonomic To Optimize The Packaging Process In An Asparagus Industry  International Journal of Engineering Trends and Technology, 69(9),14-23.

Abstract
Currently, the Asparagus Export Industry presents a growing trend. Therefore, agro-exporters, to remain current in the market and be competitive, must improve their processes. The importance of providing adequate working conditions is related to labor productivity since only manual processes are carried out in these types of companies. This article aims to analyze the low labor productivity rate in the packing station of asparagus processing. The current difference in the rate is 18.22%. This problem has an economic impact that represents 2.97% of its sales. In order to confront this problem, an improvement model was developed using the ADKAR model, Work Method, Anthropometric Workstation Redesign, and Poka-Yoke. The main results obtained were an increase in labor productivity of 19.83% and a reduction in the risk level of positions by 54%. The conclusion of this research is that through the application of this model, not only will an improvement in productivity be obtained, but also better working conditions will be provided.

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Keywords
Labor productivity, Work Method, Poka-Yoke, RULA assessment, Asparagus