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Chapter-3-Methods Engineering and Operations Analysis

Chapter-3-Methods Engineering and Operations Analysis

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METHODS ENGINEERING ANDOPERATIONS ANALYSIS
Methods engineering is the analysis and designof work methods and systems, including thetooling, equipment, technologies, workplacelayout, plant layout, and work environment
Other names for methods engineering:
Work study
Work simplification
Methods study
Process re-engineering
Business process re-engineering
 
Objectives in Methods Engineering
Increase productivity and efficiency
Reduce cycle time
Reduce product cost
Reduce labor content
Other Objectives
 
Improve customer satisfaction
Improve product and/or service quality
Reduce lead times and improve work flow
Increase flexibility of work system
Improve worker safety
Apply more ergonomic work methods
Enhance the environment (both inside and outside thefacility)
 
Operations Analysis
Study of an operation or group of related operations for the purpose of analyzing their efficiency andeffectiveness so that improvements can be developedrelative to specified objectives.
 Objectives in operations analysis
Increase productivity
Reduce time and cost
Improve safety and quality
Methods engineering and operations analysis are verysimilar, except that methods engineering places moreemphasis on design.

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