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A Three-Step Procedure (3SP) for the Best Use of Skilled Labor
Youmin Ding, Doug Strong
Pages - 87 - 104     |    Revised - 30-11-2010     |    Published - 20-12-2010
Volume - 1   Issue - 2    |    Publication Date - December 2010  Table of Contents
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KEYWORDS
Manufacturing, Process analysis, Production, Productivity improvement, Skilled-labor, Three-step procedure
ABSTRACT
As the manufacturing is becoming more and more globalization, the manufacturing jobs, especially low skilled jobs, have been moved to the developing countries for a lower production cost. For those jobs, such as skilled labor jobs, currently still kept in the developed countries, more and more cost pressure is experienced in these countries as those jobs will eventually be moved to the developing countries once their infrastructure, efficiency and skill level are improved. Therefore one of the challenges currently faced by the Canadian companies is how to improve the manufacturing productivity. Currently those companies are using their own way to improve the productivity. As a result, a company may repeat what another company has already done for the improvement of the productivity, and waste the effort. In some cases, a company even has no idea how to pursue the action to improve its productivity. In order to provide the Canadian companies some sort of systematic approach in the course of improving productivity, a systematic qualitative guideline for the best use of skilled labor, called as “Three-Step procedure” (3SA), is developed and described in detail in this paper.
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Dr. Youmin Ding
BC Safety Authority - Canada
youminding@hotmail.com
Dr. Doug Strong
The University of Manitoba - Canada