Supplement H Measuring Output Rates

Learning Goals

After reading this supplement, you should be able to:

  1. Provide examples of the uses of work standards by managers.

  2. Use the time study method for establishing a work standard.

  3. Describe the elemental standard data method for creating a work standard.

  4. Discuss the predetermined data method for developing work standards.

  5. Use the work sampling method to estimate the proportion of time spent on an activity.

  6. Discuss the managerial considerations of work measurement.

This supplement focuses on measuring the volume of work produced per unit of time, called an output rate. The rate of output is influenced by operations strategy, process choice, technology, and job design. The first step in measuring an output ...

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