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Work organization and methods engineering for productivity / D.R. Kiran.

By: Kiran, D.R., author.
Call number: T58.8 K57 2020 Material type: TextTextPublisher: Oxford : Elsevier, [2020]Description: xvi, 329 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.Content type: text | still image Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780128199565 (pbk.)Subject(s): Industrial productivity. | Organizational effectiveness.
Contents:
Introduction -- History and development of work study -- The concepts of productivity -- Factors affecting productivity -- System approach to productivity -- Method study - select -- Method study - record -- Examine and develop -- Method study - define, install and maintain -- Methods study as a necessary tool for productivity improvement - a case study -- Kaizen and continuous improvement -- Terminology used in Japanese management practices -- Principles of motion economy -- Work measurement -- Micro motion study -- Ergonomics and work study -- Work sampling -- Value analysis -- Material layout planning -- Work study on clerical operations -- Resistance to change -- Industrial engineer’s role as a consultant.
Summary: "Work Organization and Methods Engineering for Productivity provides an introduction to, and practical advice on, assessing methods of working to achieve maximum output and efficiency. The main focus of the book is on the 'work study', which helps to increase the productivity of men, machines and materials. We are currently seeing a lot of disruptive advancement in industrial operations caused by technologies, including artificial intelligence and IoT. Against this technological backdrop, and with ever increasing focus on value, the fundamental understanding of how to analyze and organize the workplace for productivity is more important than ever. Case studies and illustrations throughout make this book a much have for managers with responsibility for production and planning in industry"-- Provided by publisher.
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Includes index.

Introduction -- History and development of work study -- The concepts of productivity -- Factors affecting productivity -- System approach to productivity -- Method study - select -- Method study - record -- Examine and develop -- Method study - define, install and maintain -- Methods study as a necessary tool for productivity improvement - a case study -- Kaizen and continuous improvement -- Terminology used in Japanese management practices -- Principles of motion economy -- Work measurement -- Micro motion study -- Ergonomics and work study -- Work sampling -- Value analysis -- Material layout planning -- Work study on clerical operations -- Resistance to change -- Industrial engineer’s role as a consultant.

"Work Organization and Methods Engineering for Productivity provides an introduction to, and practical advice on, assessing methods of working to achieve maximum output and efficiency. The main focus of the book is on the 'work study', which helps to increase the productivity of men, machines and materials. We are currently seeing a lot of disruptive advancement in industrial operations caused by technologies, including artificial intelligence and IoT. Against this technological backdrop, and with ever increasing focus on value, the fundamental understanding of how to analyze and organize the workplace for productivity is more important than ever. Case studies and illustrations throughout make this book a much have for managers with responsibility for production and planning in industry"-- Provided by publisher.

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