Lab Advisor: Rapinder Sawheny
Lab Asistant: Enrique Macias de Anda
Laboratory Location: 208 Estabrook Hall
The Work Design Lab provides the tools and equipment necessary to introduce students into the field of methods, standards, work design, and productivity improvement. The laboratory has the capability to perform detailed analysis of workstations and the processes performed at them, based on ergonomic principles as well as time studies and motion economy. Lean & Six Sigma methodologies are implemented through visual management and quality principles, to look for improvement relevant to organizations by helping to reduce waste and variation.
Lean & Six Sigma methodologies are implemented through visual management and quality principles to look for improvement relevant to organizations by helping to reduce waste and variation. With the current capabilities and those under development, students will be able to learn the basic industrial engineering concepts for work design.
The laboratory is intended to serve to public in general, but its current functions are focused on current undergraduate students through assigned activities or laboratory sessions, and graduate students performing projects or research in these areas.
- Ergonomics metric instruments
- Ergonomic bicycle
- Sound level meters and dosimeters
- Heat stress monitors
- Timestudy equipment
- Four work benches
- Materials to assemble pens and bins
- Lean manufacturing simulation system
- Time study software with lean capability
- Real time analysis per station
- Four monitors for SOP at each station
- Video motion analysis equipment