Work Measurement and Methods Improvement

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John Wiley & Sons, Feb 25, 2000 - Technology & Engineering - 464 pages
Practical, up-to-date coverage for a new generation of engineering and management professionals.

Lawrence S. Aft s Productivity, Measurement, and Improvement has long served as a seminal reference for students and professionals in industrial engineering, quality management, and other related fields. Now Work Measurement and Methods Improvement brings his work right up to date with the demands of today s rapidly changing marketplace, where work measurement and methods improvement have a vital role to play in improving quality and enhancing productivity in a wide range of industries.

Accessible and easy to follow, this book presents solid, practical coverage of the key principles and practices of work measurement. It explains the purpose, use, advantages, and limitations of tools and methods for:
* Work analysis including graphical productivity analysis and work methods improvement
* Product measurement from time study and standard data systems to work sampling and labor reporting issues
* Product improvement ergonomics, incentive systems, continuous improvement, process improvement, and more


With straightforward examples, chapter-end summaries, review questions, and practice exercises that emphasize the application of fundamental concepts, Work Measurement and Methods Improvement is an essential reference for current and future professionals who must do the work and manage the process to achieve better quality, higher productivity, and powerhouse performance for their organization.
 

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This is a very good book, I am currently studying work study, this book has really helped me gain deeper understanding of the operation process chart and compilation of a flow process chart. gratitude to the author and everyone who contributed to this wonderful work.

Contents

GRAPHICAL PRODUCTIVITY ANALYSIS
3
Analysis
8
A Role for Industrial Engineering
15
MEASURING PRODUCTIVITY
145
IMPROVING PRODUCTIVITY
363
INCENTIVES TO INCREASE PRODUCTIVITY
385
The Scanlon Plan
402
Summary
408
Quality Control Circles
419
Work Measurement and Continuous Improvement
429
Summary
437
INDEX
449
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LAWRENCE S. AFT is Professor of Industrial Engineering Technology at Southern Polytechnic State University in Marietta, Georgia, and President of Aft Systems, Inc., a management consulting firm. His numerous books include Quality Improvement Using Statistical Process Control and Fundamentals of Industrial Quality Control, Third Edition.

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