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Productivity Management of Indirect Labour through Variable Work Measurement and Control

Productivity Management of Indirect Labour through Variable Work Measurement and Control During the past several decades, the rapid expansion of serviceindustry and the automation of manufacturing operations have graduallychanged the ratio between direct and indirect labour in favour of thelatter and created the need for indirect work measurement and standards.Though a few indirect work measurement and standard systems exist, muchstill needs to be done to refine and promote indirect work measurementand control techniques. This article develops and applies a flexibleprocedure for setting indirect work standards. The procedure includessix steps establishing an accurate information system for indirectmanpower planning defining appropriate allowances developing effectivemethods for measuring various types of key tasks generating a formalengineering report after indirect work standards are establishedreviewing and updating indirect labour standards and their supportingdata based on analysis of historical data and setting up a point systemandor a statistical control system whenever possible. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png International Journal of Operations & Production Management Emerald Publishing

Productivity Management of Indirect Labour through Variable Work Measurement and Control

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © Emerald Group Publishing Limited
ISSN
0144-3577
DOI
10.1108/EUM0000000001280
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Abstract

During the past several decades, the rapid expansion of serviceindustry and the automation of manufacturing operations have graduallychanged the ratio between direct and indirect labour in favour of thelatter and created the need for indirect work measurement and standards.Though a few indirect work measurement and standard systems exist, muchstill needs to be done to refine and promote indirect work measurementand control techniques. This article develops and applies a flexibleprocedure for setting indirect work standards. The procedure includessix steps establishing an accurate information system for indirectmanpower planning defining appropriate allowances developing effectivemethods for measuring various types of key tasks generating a formalengineering report after indirect work standards are establishedreviewing and updating indirect labour standards and their supportingdata based on analysis of historical data and setting up a point systemandor a statistical control system whenever possible.

Journal

International Journal of Operations & Production ManagementEmerald Publishing

Published: Aug 1, 1991

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