Methods, Standards, and Work Design

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  • Edition: 11th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2002-07-19
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Science/Engineering/Math
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Faced with increasing global competition, every industry, business, and service organization is restructuring itself to operate more effectively. Cost-effectiveness and product reliability without excess capacity are the keys to successful activity in business, industry, and government, and these keys are the end results of methods engineering.The 11th edition of Methods, Standards, and Work Design provides practical, up-to-date descriptions of engineering methods to measure, analyze, and design manual work. The text emphasizes both the manual components and the cognitive aspects of work, recognizing the gradual decline of the manufacturing sector and the growth of the service sector. The importance of ergonomics and work design as part of methods engineering is emphasized not only to increase productivity, but also to improve worker health and safety, and thus, company bottom-line costs.

Table of Contents

1 Methods, Standards, and Work Design: Introduction

2 Problem-Solving Tools

3 Operation Analysis

4 Manual Work Design

5 Workplace, Equipment, and Tool Design

6 Work Environment Design

7 Design of Cognitive Work

8 Proposed Method Implementation

9 Time Study

10 Performance Rating

11 Allowances

12 Standard Data and Formulas

13 Predetermined Time Systems

14 Work Sampling

15 Indirect and Expense Labor Standards

16 Standards Follow-Up and Uses

17 Wage Payment

18 Training and Other Management Practices


1 Glossary

2 Helpful Formulas

3 Special Tables

4 MIL-STD-1567A

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