Work measurement in the 21st century

Andris Freivalds

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Contrary to popular thought, work measurement is not a dying science. Although, there might not be as much ongoing research focusing on the theoretical aspects of work measurement as in the 20th century, there is considerable work going on in the 21st century in advancing the practical or applied aspects, especially in the use new technology to improve and to simplify work measurement. This is occurring in all three major aspects of work measurement: 1) work sampling - the use of GPS systems to track workers on the move and the job activities being performed at various points on their routes, 2) time study - the use video recording/playback systems to identify breakpoints in work elements and to calculate standard times, and 3) predetermined time systems - the use of computer programs to assist in calculating standard times and maintaining standard data bases.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages4
StatePublished - 2013
EventIIE Annual Conference and Expo 2013 - San Juan, Puerto Rico
Duration: May 18 2013May 22 2013


OtherIIE Annual Conference and Expo 2013
Country/TerritoryPuerto Rico
CitySan Juan

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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