Work Measurement in Production Management

The work measurement is the application of techniques to establish the time for a qualified worker to carry out a specified work at a defined level of performance. The objectives of work measurement are as follows:

(a) To plan and schedule of production,
(b) To formulate a proper incentive scheme, and
(c) To estimate the selling prices and delivery dates.

The principal techniques used to measure work are

(a) Time study,
(b) Predetermined motion time system (PMTS),
(c) Analytical estimating, and
(d) Activity (work) sampling.

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