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Operations Management: An Integrated Approach, 5th Edition by Nada R. Sanders, R. Dan Reid

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Formula Review

  1. Calculating the number of observations for an element in a time study

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  2. Calculating the allowance factor based on job time

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  3. Calculating the allowance factor based on time worked

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  4. Calculating the normal time

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  5. Calculating standard time

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  6. Calculating the number of observations for work sampling

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  7. Calculating the time required for the nth time the task is done

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Solved Problems

(See student companion site for Excel template.)

Problem 1

Frank's BBQ Delight restaurant sells barbecued chicken sandwiches. The owner wants to set a standard time for assembling each kind of sandwich he sells. You have been asked to set a standard time for the Super Chicken sandwich—8 ounces of barbecued chicken served on a bulkie roll.

  1. Determine the number of observations you need to make if the owner ...

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