|Appears in Collections:||Management, Work and Organisation Conference Papers and Proceedings|
|Peer Review Status:||Refereed|
|Title:||Productivity improvement from economic concept to an engineering tool|
|Citation:||Oraee K, Hosseini N, Soltani M & Amirafshari M (2010) Productivity improvement from economic concept to an engineering tool In: Aziz N (ed.) 10th Underground Coal Operators' Conference, University of Wollongong & the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, 2010, University of Wollongong: The Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy. 10th Underground Coal Operators' Conference 2010, 11.2.2010 - 12.2.2010, Wollongong, Australia, pp. 368-376.|
|Series/Report no.:||Coal Operators' Conference|
|Conference Name:||10th Underground Coal Operators' Conference 2010|
|Conference Location:||Wollongong, Australia|
|Abstract:||In broad terms, productivity is defined as the ratio of all outputs to all inputs. In this paper, productivity is distinctly used as an engineering tool and from practical viewpoint. With such engineering look, productivity is an adequate tool for evaluation of the advancement in competitive market, work assessment, profit/loss analysis, decision and even developing or changing the activity. Productivity measurement seems to be an easy task but this is a misconception. In fact the concept remains to be one of the most complex and unknown criteria. It is for this reason that attempts have been made here to accurately define productivity and hence simplify its measurement. A case study has been adopted and the productivity of Eastern Alborz Coal Mines in Iran has been calculated for years 2001-2008. The resulting values and the component models are then subject to analysis. These results are examined in terms of practicability and it is shown that the method prescribed is a pragmatic approach in all similar system situations.|
|Rights:||The publisher has granted permission for use of this conference paper in this Repository. The conference paper was first published in the 10th Underground Coal Operators' Conference, University of Wollongong & the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, 2010 by the University of Wollongong / The Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy on Research Online: http://ro.uow.edu.au/coal|
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