Improvement of work methods in pepper greenhouses. Academic Article uri icon


  • Abstract: Work studies were performed on the trellising and harvesting stages in pepper greenhouse. Several inefficient processes were found in these stages. It was found that more than 30% of the total working time in the trellising and harvesting stages is wasted on conveying operations. A detailed simulation model of the work processes in pepper greenhouse was developed. Several alternative working methods were examined for the trellising and harvesting stages. In the trellising stage, increasing the number of containers to 6 and reduce in the return to untreated row time will reduce the trellising time by 11%. In the harvesting stage, the use of rails inside the row and uploading the pepper inside the greenhouse reduced the total working time by 25%. The study proved the usefulness of applying advanced industrial engineering techniques such as work method analysis and …

publication date

  • January 1, 2005