Solutions and Optimization in Food Processing Industry

The MODAPTS® work measurement system provides answers to the tough questions created by today’s competitive global marketplace:

  • What is a reasonable productivity expectation given a specific amount of work and time?
  • How can productivity standards and expectations be established quickly and accurately?
  • How can reasonable productivity goals be established?
  • How can inefficient work methods and procedures be identified, corrective action taken, and accurate results measured?

Remember, “In the Battle to Stay Competitive…Only Performance Counts!”

Industrial Engineering

Consulting Process

EPG Industrial Engineering Services provide work measure/time studies on your operations by using MODAPTS® to establish accurate production standards. The process begins with a site visit, where EPG works with your personnel (as required) and conducts a MODAPTS® analysis on each production task. EPG uses the results of the analyses to recommend how to eliminate unnecessary motions and ensure each operation is performed in an efficient manner. The MODAPTS® production standards are then assembled into the TaskMaster software or your existing system (as required) and reviewed with your team. EPG accompanies your management team onto the production floor to observe the accuracy of the MODAPTS® analysis in setting the standard.

Who Benefits From EPG Consulting?

Any workshop facility, service or manufacturing company can benefit from accurate work measurement analysis.

Consulting Benefits

When utilizing a professional work measurement service provider, costs are budgeted, fixed and controlled.

In today’s rapidly evolving global marketplace, it’s virtually impossible to keep pace with the volumes of new “must know” information. EPG helps ease information overload by offering access to MODAPTS® and work measurement specialists who deliver the knowledge you need to support your current and future manpower rebalancing requirements.

Improved Productivity

Technology improves productivity by enabling communication, collaboration, and knowledge sharing, which in turn helps workers innovate. However, these productivity and business benefits can only be realized when measuring operator performance is properly planned, implemented and maintained.

EPG’s Consulting Experience

Services: EPG is committed to working with you to increase worker productivity by applying proven work measurement methods.

Standard Data Generation: EPG will perform MODAPTS® studies and engineering studies to develop standards customized for the unique needs of your facility.

Manpower Assessments: EPG has the experience to provide a comprehensive assessment of your current staffing levels verses the manpower you need to effectively assemble your products.

Is There Computer Software Available for MODAPTS®?

Yes, software programs are available. EPG, in conjunction with Dynamic Research Group, developed proprietary productivity software called TaskMaster to assist you in implementing and using the MODAPTS® system. EPG will train your team on how to use the software to maintain your standards. The TaskMaster software is designed to run on stand-alone PCs running Microsoft® Windows® software. No special equipment is required.

MODAPTS-Based Work Study Software

Developed by Dr. Michael Shinnick, a founding member of the International MODAPTS Association, TaskMaster 2000 Plus is the only MODAPTS-based work study software available today. This advanced application allows you to easily create and edit work studies to use while creating labor standards and to establish ergonomically designed work tasks.

This automated work measurement tool has a user-friendly interface that creates an environment for entering new data quickly and efficiently, as well as for editing and reviewing existing work study data. You can use Taskmaster 2000 Plus to analyze work tasks in manufacturing, warehouse and office environments. Steps, calculations and study totals are conveniently entered and reported as MOD elements (MOD strings) or process time.

TaskMaster 2000 Plus reduces the chance for calculation errors because it automatically provides MODs (one MOD equals .129 seconds), seconds, minutes, hours and cycles per hour as you develop the data.

TaskMaster 2020 Coming Soon!

Make no mistake…..a productivity revolution is underway in manufacturing.

TaskMaster 2020 allows personalization helping to reduce or eliminate the ‘cost of curiosity’ by allowing your team to quickly and easily try out different data and configurations in a matter of seconds, without the need to call IT or a developer. Getting the information you need where, when and how you want it allows you to do your job better, to run equipment and operations in a better way.

TaskMaster 2020 software will take you where you’ve never been, to answer “what if” questions faster than you couldn’t before!

Case Studies

Since the mid-80’s Ed Eisbrenner has used MODAPTS® to set production standards in:

  • Piecework facilities
  • Rehabilitation workshops
  • Mass-production assembly lines
  • Small batch runs that require long set-up times
  • Ed has also enjoyed great success using MODAPTS® as a rebalancing tool and an ergonomic risk reduction tool.

More case studies to come…