Quantification of factors influencing productivity using AHP: An approach towards productivity improvement.

Summaiya R Shaikh, Satish R Dulange


Improvement in productivity level plays a major role in the organisation success and securing the objectives of the organisation. The aim of this paper is to quantify the factors influencing productivity of power loom industry and suggest suitable improvement techniques for the same. By reviewing the literature based on factors affecting productivity and productivity improvement, factors from different scholars were listed.

Later experts were asked to identify and group the factors related to power loom industry. By utilizing the acquired factors from the experts a questionnaire was formed which was used as an input for AHP process.

Based on the results of AHP process in the form of weights of different factors, the most important factors were identified and prioritized using the ranking method. The important factors were the human resource factor which influenced 55% to productivity followed by process factor 20%.

The lean philosophy is best suited in order to control these factors and improve productivity [9] and [30].Hence suitable techniques from the lean philosophy which can be applied to power loom industry are identified. The application of these techniques can assure improvement in the productivity of power loom industry.

Keywords: Power loom, productivity, critical success factors, AHP.

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