1st Edition

Fundamentals of Work Measurement What Every Engineer Should Know

By Anil Mital, Anoop Desai, Aashi Mital Copyright 2017
    224 Pages 71 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    230 Pages
    by CRC Press

    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.


    Anil Mital is Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Manufacturing Engineering and Design at the University of Cincinnati. He is also a Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of Cincinnati. Formerly, he was a Professor and Director of Industrial Engineering at the same institution. Dr. Mital holds a B.E. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Allahabad University, India, and an M.S. and a Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering from Kansas State University and Texas Tech University, respectively. He is the Founding Editor-in-Chief Emeritus of the International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics, and the Founding Editor-in-Chief Emeritus of the International Journal of Industrial Engineering. He is also the former Executive Editor of the International Journal of Human Resource Management and Development and author/coauthor/ editor of over 500 technical publications including 24 books and over 200 journal articles. Dr. Mital's current research interests include Design and Analysis of Human-Centered Manufacturing Systems, Application of DF >X= Principles to Product Design, Economic Justification, Manufacturing Planning and Facilities Design. Dr. Mital is the Founder of the International Society (formerly Foundation) of Occupational Ergonomics and Safety and winner of its first Distinguished Accomplishment Award (1993). He is a Fellow of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society and recipient of its Paul M. Fitts Education Award (1996) and Jack A. Kraft Innovator Award (2012). He is also a recipient of the Liberty Mutual Insurance Company Best Paper Award (1994) and a Fellow of the Institute of Industrial Engineers and Past Director of its Ergonomics Division. In 2007, Dr. Mital received the Dr. David F. Baker award from the Institute of Industrial Engineers for lifetime research activities. He has also received the Eugene L. Grant Award from the American Society of Engineering Education and the Ralph R. Teetor Award from the Society of Automotive Engineers.Anoop Desai is an Assistant Professor in the College of Science and Technology at Georgia Southern University, Statesboro. He received his Ph.D. in industrial and manufacturing engineering from the University of Cincinnati in 2006. Dr. Desai's main research interests are product life-cycle management and design. His research focuses primarily on green design, environment conscious manufacturing, and design and maintainability. He also is actively involved in research and teaching related to different aspects of engineering economy and new product development. Dr. Desai has written over 25 articles, including 13 journal papers, and his research work has been widely cited. Ms. Aashi Mital holds a Master of the Arts in American History with a minor in Classical Archaeology from the University of Cincinnati. She has a strong background in economics, resource management, statistics, marketing, quantitative methods and business law. All of which have contributed to publications covering a sundry of interdisciplinary topics, such as geopolitical patterns and historical forecasting, business and engineering economics, human productivity and sustainability. Some of her latest works include the second edition of Product Development: A Structured Approach to Consumer Product Development: Design and Manufacture (Elsevier), as well as chapters Changes in US Manufacturing Worker Productivity with Working Hours and A comparison of US Manufacturing Workers’ Productivity with Similar Workers in Selected Developed and Fast Developing Economies found within Human Work Productivity: A Global Perspective (CRC Press).