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  • This paper is an accomplished investigation in a main industrial group of the city of Altamira, México, as part of a program of improvement of the labor productivity in the area of construction and maintenance of Aguila Industrial Group. The research focuses on the development of a methodology to assess the labor productivity of the industrial maintenance projects. In the methodology, we propose the use of a work sampling tool in order to identify the main factors that affect labor productivity as well as we proposes apply lean manufacturing tools to improvement labor productivity. In the paper, we discuss the implementation findings of the developed methodology as well as the preliminary outcomes of the main factors affecting labor productivity in the construction and maintenance industry; such outcomes provide a guide in the labor productivity management in one of the sectors that exhibits less development grade in most of the Latin- American countries. © (2014) Trans Tech Publications, Switzerland.

Publication date

  • January 1, 2014