Analysis of Time Measurement Strategies in the Automotive Components Industry Using Design Science Research

Erik Leonel Luciano, Jonas Henrique da Silva, Rosinei Batista Ribeiro, Eliane Antonio Simoes, Alexandre Formigoni, Eduardo Ferro dos Santos


The digitization of production processes is an important factor when considering the development scenario of advanced manufacturing. For companies to start this development, their processes need to be digitalized, and this is a growing demand. In this sense, this work aims to analyze the digitalization of time measurement activity in industrial processes, which is also known as Time Study or Chronoanalysis. Thus, the purpose was to analyze the use of video technologies as a support for people who are responsible for carrying out time measurements in industrial activities. This analysis aimed at the automotive industry, in application to a manufacturer of structural components of automotive vehicles. The Design Science Research (DSR) method was applied to identify the most critical process of the company, and in this activity to carry out time measurements using a video reading software called Quick Time Player® from the company Apple®, with a proposal to analyze the micro automatic movements of the machine, helping to identify movements that could be eliminated or have reduced times, generating cycle time reduction and increased production capacity. Finally, it was identified that there were benefits in the proposed method when comparing the analysis of time measurements with the use of the software and the company's usual methods, resulting in greater precision of chronoanalysis and user satisfaction with the new method.

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International Journal of Business Administration
ISSN 1923-4007(Print) ISSN 1923-4015(Online)


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