University of Wisconsin–Madison

Nov 12-16 | Time study

The theories, assumptions, and applications of stopwatch time study

Nov 12-16 | 8:30am – 4:30pm | UW-Madison

This 4 1/2-day institute provides participants with a working knowledge of the various systems used to establish a fair day’s work as well as incentive production standards. This course explains the theories, assumptions, and applications of stopwatch time study. The program includes examples from manufacturing, warehouse, food processing, and both individual and group line standard problems.

Participants will conduct stopwatch time studies and perform the steps required to calculate production standards. Other systems of work measurement, including standard data, predetermined motion-time systems, work sampling, and computerized work measurement are also discussed. The institute also covers strategies for handling standards grievances and negotiating contract language related to work measurement and wage incentives.

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