Time and motion studies

Time and motion studies from Time & Motion Pty. Ltd

By: Time & Motion Pty. Ltd  09-Nov-2011
Keywords: Business Consultants, Business Process, Business Process Management

The original concern of time and motion studies was to determine effort involved in production steps (famously with a stopwatch), but over time, this idea was expanded into the notion of “scientific management”. It was believed that the same approach of “best practice” could be extended to fit the entire organisation, including management decisions. This was the flavour of the era when it was believed that careful planning could solve any problem. After management changes resulting from the world wars, time and motion approaches, along with “scientific management” were emphasised less. But the need for time and motion studies never went away, and the service still has much to offer the modern business. Time and motion services are used today by government, industry, and commerce, and these techniques, mechanical as they may be, still provide a bedrock practice for understanding the progress of work through an organisation. Modern time and motion practice is the grandchild of the original pioneering practice, it is more powerful and flexible and uses modern equipment to achieve results. The core principles remain in place. There's no going past the power of understanding through measured observation. It's the fundamental step in understanding what's going on and how it may differ from expectations.

Keywords: Business Consultants, Business Process, Business Process Automation, Business Process Management, Business Research Services, Factory Automation, Information Research Services, Methodologies, Process Automation, Process Management, Workflow Management,

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