Time and motion study

Time and motion study,

Definition of Time and motion study:

  1. A procedure in which the efficiency of an industrial or other operation is evaluated.

  2. Method for establishing employee productivity standards in which (1) a complex task is broken into small, simple steps, (2) the sequence of movements taken by the employee in performing those steps is carefully observed to detect and eliminate redundant or wasteful motion, and (3) precise time taken for each correct movement is measured. From these measurements production and delivery times and prices can be computed and incentive schemes can be devised. Generally appropriate only for repetitive tasks, time and motion studies were pioneered by the US industrial engineer Frederick Winslow Taylor (1856-1915) and developed by the husband and wife team of Frank Gilbreth (1868-1924) and Dr. Lillian Gilbreth (1878-1972). See also Taylorism.

Synonyms of Time and motion study

Annals, Check sheet, Chronicle, Chronology, Clock card, Date slip, Datebook, Daybook, Diary, Efficiency engineering, Efficiency expert, Industrial engineering, Journal, Log, Management consultant, Management consulting, Management engineering, Management theory, Record, Register, Registry, Scientific management, Time book, Time chart, Time scale, Time schedule, Time sheet, Time study, Time-motion study, Timecard, Timetable

How to use Time and motion study in a sentence?

  1. A recent time and motion study shows that seven additional workers are needed.

Meaning of Time and motion study & Time and motion study Definition