Motion and Time Study for Lean Manufacturing (3rd Edition)

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Motion and time study has finally found a home in the modern plant by helping employees to understand the nature and the true costs of work, assist management in reducing unnecessary costs, and balance work cells to make work flow smoother. This how-to motion and time study book provides readers with a resource that describes the techniques and procedures of motion and time study. Practical, detailed advice is given on all aspects of motion and time study including work station design, job analysis, and the techniques of setting time standards. A new chapter places motion and time study in the context of lean manufacturing. This edition also includes a new section on ergonomics and the environmental aspects of the workplace, while continuing the hands-on approach of prior editions. For engineers and plant managers.

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Motion and Time Study for Lean Manufacturing, Third Edition, offers step-by-step procedures, forms, and practical advice on uses of time standards, motion-study techniques, and time-study questions.

It covers other topics such as workstation design, successful attitudes, and goals for motion- and time-study people.

    Some of the features of this text are:
  • Illustrations and tables that support the concepts presented
  • End-of-chapter review questions that help users of the text review and master the material presented in each chapter.
  • An appendix of useful forms that help users apply the concepts of motion and time study
    New to this edition of the text are:
  • A chapter dedicated to the concepts of lean manufacturing
  • Additional charts, procedures, and forms that reflect the current theory and practices of the industry

This textbook also serves as a perennial reference on the application of motion- and time-study techniques.

About the Author:

Fred E. Meyers is president of Fred Meyers and Associates, an industrial engineering management consulting company. He designs and implements production improvement and motivation systems. Mr. Meyers is a registered professional industrial engineer and a senior member of the Institute of Industrial Engineers. He has 35 years of industrial engineering experience. He has worked for Caterpillar Tractor Co., Boeing's aerospace division, Mattelloy Co., Times Mirror Corp., Ingersoll-Rand's proto tool division, Spaulding's golf club division, and Southern Illinois University-Carbondale, College of Engineering, where he taught for 20 years while starting and operating his consulting business. He was director of applied research and an associate professor.

Mr. Meyers has worked for over 100 companies as a consultant responsible for installing incentive systems, performance control systems, plant layouts, new product startup, and cost estimating systems. He has worked in heavy equipment manufacturing, aerospace, consumer products, appliance manufacturing, lumber, plywood, paper, oil blending and packaging, furniture, tooling, fiberglass, and many other areas. The variety of his assignments has given him the ability to see the wide-ranging uses of motion and time study.

Fred E. Meyers has taught motion and time study to over 130 classes and 5,000 people, including professional engineers and managers, union stewards, and college students. He has presented seminars to the National Association of Industrial Technology, industrial plants, the U.S. Air Force and Navy, and labor unions.

James R. Stewart is Associate Professor of Technology at Northern Illinois University. For the past decade, he has taught plant layout, engineering economy, manufacturing philosophy, production and inventory systems, industrial quality control, ergonomics, and work measurement and improvement. He is a Fellow in the World Academy of Productivity Science. He is a senior member of the Institute of Industrial Engineers and is a founding member and is on the board of directors of the Society for Work Science. He is also on the board of The International MODAPTS Association. He is an active member of a number of other societies, including NAIT, ASQ, and Human Factors and Ergonomics Society. He has 30 years of experience in work measurement in education, government, and industry.

Dr. Stewart has served on the faculty of several universities; worked in city, county and state productivity programs; and has managed engineering programs in electronics assembly, electronics component fabrication, pulp and paper fabrication, fiberglass processing, industrial tape manufacturing, and engineering consulting. He has published many articles about unique applications of work measurement. James R. Stewart has taught motion and time study in credit and noncredit courses for over 25 years. He has been certified and taught a number of predetermined time systems, including MOST, Work Factor, MTM-1, and MODAPTS.

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