Machines for the food processing industry
Düsseldorf . Deutschland
and Slowly Working Personnel at the Inspection Belt
/ temperament of the personnel
by reward nor by encouraging words is it, in the long run,
possible to persuade “less temperamental” personnel to
the other hand, there are fast working personnel unable to
work slowly at all.
must, of course, be coupled with carefulness. Fast labour
who make a lot of mistakes can be expensive labour.
we proceed on the assumption that a fast and carefully
working labour costs an amount of 100 percent, it is
intelligible that unfit labour might rapidly cost twice or
three times as much or even more…!
is unacceptable for the cost calculation of an enterprise.
how to find fast and careful labour?
former times we used to install counting machines on inspection
the office of the boss one could read on a display how many
potatoes were inspected by each labour…The result after
some weeks was that the counting device was done away with,
on the grounds that it appeared to be impossible to make
slow personnel faster by its application. Besides, there was
the risk that the “slow personnel” would have a tendency
to become faster by a more careless way of working.
factory owner who had invested money in the counting
machines, came to the conclusion that it would be better to
watch the personnel attentively. Later he had only best
personnel at his inspection belt.
one can speak, when applying counting machines, of
“individual piece-work” (payment for each individual
labour according to his performance in terms of kg / h), the
introduction of “group piece-work” (payment for a whole
group of inspection labour according to their performance in
terms of kg / h), appears to be equally inexpedient: In case
of “group piece work”, the faster labour feel placed at
a disadvantage as against the more slowly working, which
causes discord in the factory…! – Moreover, group
piece-work, too, leads the labour into careless working,
which results in quality losses! – Besides, a fair payment
of the group is difficult, due to the almost daily changing
quality of raw goods. A worse quality of raw goods means
less money for the group, because the inspection of the
peeled goods will take considerably more time. However, one
cannot blame the inspection personnel for the purchase of
bad raw goods!
only possibility to achieve a good and profitable result is
to watch the individual workers attentively, in order to be
able to assess their performance. Only the most efficient
personnel who also make a point of delivering a good quality,
can be kept, in the long run, at an inspection belt or at a
similar crucial place in the factory.
order to keep the efficiency of the good personnel alert and
to sharpen their consciousness of quality, the factory owner
should, for example, fix weekly / monthly and in a more
symbolic way “performance markers” for the group on a
table put up in
the production room in a conspicuous place…The fixing of
such “performance markers” or “performance data” do
not have any direct financial consequences. One can, for
instance, think of free tickets for popular events or
functions, of season tickets for swimming baths etc.
paper contains non-committal notes. We do not lay claim to
completeness. Alterations reserved.
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