Work Measurement

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Work Measurement - short version

The application of techniques designed to establish the time for a qualified worker to carry out a specified job at a detailed level of performance.

Work Measurement - long version

Work measurement is the application of techniques designed to establish the time for an average worker to carry out a specified manufacturing task at a defined level of performance. It is concerned with the length of time it takes to complete a work task assigned to a specific job. Work measurement helps to uncover non-standardization that exist in the workplace and non-value adding activities and waste. A work has to be measured for the following reasons:

1. To discover and eliminate lost or ineffective time.

2. To establish standard times for performance measurement.

3. To measure performance against realistic expectations.

4. To set operating goals and objectives.


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