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Work Systems The Methods, Measurement and Management of Work

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ISBN-10: 0131406507

ISBN-13: 9780131406506

Edition: 2007

Authors: Mikell P. Groover

List price: $202.20
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Divided into two major areas of discussion work systems, and work methods, measurement, and management this guide provides up-to-date, quantitative coverage of work systems and how work is analyzed and designed.Includes 30 chapters organized into six parts: Work Systems and How They Work; Methods Engineering and Layout Planning; Time Study and Work Measurement; New Approaches in Process Improvement and Work Management; Ergonomics and Human Factors in the Workplace, and Traditional Topics in Work Management. Addresses the ldquo;systemsrdquo; by which work is accomplished, such as worker-machine systems, manufacturing cells, assembly lines, projects, and office work pools. Summarizes many…    
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List price: $202.20
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 3/28/2006
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 792
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.530
Language: English

About the Author
The Nature of Work
Defining Work Systems
Types of Occupations
Organization of the Book
Work Systems and How They Work
Manual Work and Worker-Machine Systems
Manual Work Systems
Worker-Machine Systems
Automated Work Systems
Determining Worker and Machine Requirements
Machine Clusters
Work Flow and Batch Processing
Sequential Operations and Work Flow
Batch Processing
Defects in Sequential Operations and Batch Processing
Work Cells and Worker Teams
Manual Assembly Lines
Fundamentals of Manual Assembly Lines
Analysis of Single Model Assembly Lines
Line Balancing Algorithms
Other Considerations in Assembly Line Design
Alternative Assembly Systems
Logistics Operations
Introduction to Logistics
Transportation Operations
Material Handling
Quantitative Analysis of Material-Handling Operations
Service Operations and Office Work
Service Operations
Office Work
Projects and Project Management
Project Management
Project Scheduling Techniques
Project Crashing
Software for Projects
Methods Engineering and Layout Planning
Introduction to Methods Engineering and Operations Analysis
Evolution and Scope of Methods Engineering
How to Apply Methods Engineering
Basic Data Collection and Analysis Techniques
Methods Engineering and Automation
Charting and Diagramming Techniques for Operations Analysis
Overview of Charting and Diagramming Techniques
Network Diagrams
Traditional Industrial Engineering Charting and Diagramming Techniques
Block Diagrams and Process Maps
Motion Study and Work Design
Basic Motion Elements and Work Analysis
Principles of Motion Economy and Work Design
Facility Layout Planning and Design
Types of Production Plant Layouts
Other Types of Layouts
Systematic Layout Planning
Time Study and Work Measurement
Introduction to Work Measurement
Time Standards and How They Are Determined
Prerequisites for Valid Time Standards
Allowances in Time Standards
Accuracy, Precision, and Application Speed Ratio in Work Measurement
Direct Time Study
Direct Time Study Procedure
Number of Work Cycles to be Timed
Performance Rating
Time Study Equipment
Predetermined Motion Time Systems
Overview of Predetermined Motion Time Systems
Methods-Time Measurement (MTM)
Maynard Operation Sequence Technique (MOST)
Standard Data Systems
Using a Standard Data System
Developing a Standard Data System
Work Element Classification in Standard Data Systems
Analysis of Machine-Controlled Element Times
SDS Advantages and Disadvantages
Work Sampling
How Work Sampling Works
Statistical Basis of Work Sampling
Application Issues in Work Sampling
Computerized Work Measurement and Standards Maintenance
Computer Systems for Direct Time Study and Work Sampling
Computerized Systems Based on Predetermined Motion Times and Standard Data
Work Measurement Based on Expert Systems
Maintenance of Time Standards
The Economics and Applications of Time Standards
Economic Justification of Work Measurement
Applications of Time Standards and Time Study
Learning Curves
Learning Curve Theory
Why the Learning Curve Occurs
Determining the Learning Rate
Factors Affecting the Learning Curve
Learnign Curve Applications
Time Standards Versus the Learning Curve
New Approaches in Process Improvement and Work Management
Lean Production
Elimination of Waste
Just-in-Time Production
Worker Involvement
Six Sigma and Other Quality Programs
Overview and Statistical Basis of Six Sigma
The Six Sigma DMAIC Procedure
Other Quality Programs
Sigma Levels, Defects per Million, Fraction Defect Rate, and Yield in Six Sigma
Ergonomics and Human Factors in the Workplace
Introduction to Ergonomics and Human Factors
Overview of Ergonomics
Human-Machine Systems
Topic Areas in Ergonomics
Physical Ergonomics: Work Physiology and Anthropometry
Human Physiology
Muscular Effort and Work Physiology
Cognitive Ergonomics: The Human Sensory System and Information Processing
The Human Sensory System
Attention Resources
Response Selection and Execution
Common Cognitive Tasks
Design Guidelines for Cognitive Work
The Physical Work Environment
The Visual Environment and Lighting
The Auditory Environment and Noise
Climate Control in the Work Environment
Occupational Safety and Health
Industrial Accidents and Injuries
Occupational Disorders and Diseases
Occupational Safety Health Laws and Agencies
Safety and Health Performance Metrics
Traditional Topics in Work Management
Work Organization
Organization Principles
Organization Structures
Worker Motivation and the Social Organization at Work
Motivation and Job Satisfaction
The Social Organization at Work
Job Evaluation and Performance Appraisal
Job Evaluation
Performance Appraisal
Compensation Systems
Overview of Compensation Systems
Time-Based Pay Systems
Direct Wage Incentive Systems
Gain Sharing
Profit Sharing
Statistical Tables
Standard Normal Distribution
Student t Distribution