When constructing a time standard using a stopwatch time study or predetermined motion times, the addition of time to the standard for personal, restroom, and other time.
Temporary workers employed by an agency and contracted to work for another firm.
A process of always seeking ways to improve existing processes and tasks.
Training employees to do a variety of jobs.
A dramatic change from a new idea.
A curve that shows the reduction in the time it takes to complete a task as the number of times it has been completed increases.
The amount of improvement obtained as a task is repeated.
In a time study, this is the observed time after adjustment by the performance rating.
When performing a time study, this is the average of the times of observations.
When performing time studies, this is an adjustment made to take into account whether the observed worker was faster or slower than normal.
predetermined motion time
The time required to complete small aspects of tasks collected from a large number of observations and stored in a database so that future time standards can be created without needing a stopwatch time study.
A framework used to link employee satisfaction to profitability.
The result of a stopwatch time study after an adjustment by the performance rating and after allowances have been made.
stopwatch time study
The process of developing a time standard by actually observing and timing workers.
The expected time for a worker to complete a task.
A process of recording what a worker is doing to determine how employee time is spent.