This book will provide a quick reference on Work Measurement. While the nature of the work may differ, measuring work is fundamental to any industrial or service activity. It’s needed to determine such things as the amount a person should be paid, how much time should it take to perform an activity, what is an acceptable days’ work, or how any two or more methods or designs compare. This book provides non-industrial engineers with the why and the how work is measured in order to perform their jobs.
What is Work and Why Measure It. Before Measuring Work, Minimizing Inefficiencies. Basics of Time Study. Allowances. Work Sampling. Predetermined Motion Time Systems (PMTS). Standard Data. Measuring White Collar Work. Non-Traditional Methods of Measuring Work. Instrumentation and Software. Using Work Measurement in Cost Estimation.