Effectiveness of cross training vs. longitudinal training in a manufacturing environment

Sanket Moharir, University of Texas at El Paso


The purpose of this thesis was to perform a study on training (cross and longitudinal) whose results would indicate and help understand the manufacturing companies, the importance of training and its related benefits. Experimentation was carried out in a very friendly manner and the subjects were trained for one week each, before they were actually asked to perform the grading operation. Three of the five participants that were selected were subjected to longitudinal training and the remaining two were cross trained. Keeping all other factors controlled, productivity and quality levels were measured at the respective stations for the two training techniques that the participants were subjected to. Cross trained participants were asked to perform at three different stations as against the longitudinally trained participants who performed at only one station. Results obtained from the five weeks of experimentation, were used to analyze the hypotheses made. (Abstract shortened by UMI.)

Subject Area

Industrial engineering|Adult education|Continuing education|Vocational education

Recommended Citation

Moharir, Sanket, "Effectiveness of cross training vs. longitudinal training in a manufacturing environment" (2003). ETD Collection for University of Texas, El Paso. AAIEP10589.