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Figure-1: A Basic Skill Matrix developed in spread sheet

**Skill Matrix**is a chart or a database where operator’s past performances on various operations are recorded in a systematic way for the future reference. In a skill matrix operator performance is recorded in efficiency percentage. Skill matrix is also called as skill inventory of the operators. A basic skill matrix is shown in Figure-1. (Click on the picture for zoom). Skill matrix is updated on a regular interval. Or after completion of each style operator's current performance (efficiency%) updated on the database (for manually developed skill matrix).Figure-1: A Basic Skill Matrix developed in spread sheet

A part of complete skill matrix for reference only |

The benefits of an operator skill matrix are enlisted below.

- It keeps record of all operations an operator had done in the past and efficiency level in each operation.
- Engineers / line supervisors need minimum time to find and select most efficient operators for an operation from the pull of operators.
- For line balancing, operators can be selected according to work content. For example – where an operation is required 50% less time than pitch time, engineers can select an operator whose efficiency level is 50% on that operation.
- When operation clubbing is required (for less work content works), skill matrix gives the information what all operation to be given to an operator.
- When someone is absent, supervisor can easily find suitable person from the skill matrix table and replace.

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