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Work Measurement, Analysis and Design
General IE functions are introduced. Operation process chart, flow process chart, flow diagram, worker and machine process chart, and gang process chart are considered as recording and analysis tools. Principles of motion economy and motion study are discussed for manual work design. Work measurement tools covered include predetermined time systems: MTM-1, MTM-2, MTM-3, Maynard Operation Sequence Technique (MOST) and introduction to computer-based MOST; time-study systems: fundamentals of continuous and snap-back techniques for stop-watch, datamyte and palm-pilots; and analytical systems: work sampling and standard data development. Student teams undertake an open-ended work-system design project that requires the integration and analysis of the topics covered.
Weekly Contact: Lab: 2 hrs. Lecture: 3 hrs.
GPA Weight: 1.00
Course Count: 1.00
Billing Units: 1