Synopsis 11: Steelage Industries
'Steelage' name is quite well-known amongst security men and bank personnel for its association with safety doors / cabinets and safe deposit vaults. Situated at Mazagon, Mumbai, India; the plant was a complete fabrication unit for making finished safety vaults.
This was a regular assignment of applying classical techniques of industrial engineering for establishing production norms for the company's machine shop, preparatory shop and for the work areas like material handling.
The company had done home work from the assignment's point of view as its Production personnel had worked out list of individual operations to be studied. The job was to study the same, winning confidence of the workmen and then present the report on time; which was done. The norms thus established were to become basis for productivity improvement exercise later.