Thursday, April 19, 2012

Work Measurement Training & Practice Videos

Work Measurement Training & Practice Videos

These videos are effective training tools for Supervisors and self directed work teams, I.E., I.E.T, MfgE students and practicing I.E.s needing calibrated practice.


3 Video Set: Work Measurement Practice Videos

These videos allow the analyst to practice, improve and evaluate the motor-perceptual skills required to RECOGNIZE the end of a work element, READ the stopwatch (continuous method) and RECALL and RECORD the reading.

All three videos illustrate operations with 2 elements per cycle. One of the practice videos requires the recording of a non-cyclic stock-up element. A narrated slow-motion segment on each tape precisely describes the operation and when to record the time readings. A complete "user’s kit" is included containing operation element description sheets, format, and instruction sheets, 3 pads of 50 time study practice forms and plastic laminated overlay grading masks with the correct times. A set of instructor’s overhead transparencies is included. Each video is about 20 minutes in length and permits 4 full practice sequences before the tape needs to be rewound. The set is housed in a vinyl album.

Model 600


3 Video Set: Time Study Fundamentals

Your company can now take advantage of the materials taught in Professor Carl Lindenmeyer’s widely acclaimed seminar/workshop, Work Methods & Standards: Time Study Fundamentals. Over one-half of the first seminar day is captured on these three video tapes. This set of videos includes Videos #1 and #2: Time Study Fundamentals Parts "A" and "B" along with Video #3: Equipment, Devices, and Supplies Used in Making an Engineered Work Measurement Study. Videos #1 (32 min.) and #2 (also 32 min.) cover the time study basics of: the various important uses for the work standard; the different methods available to establish a time standard; how to determine if the operation is ready to study; how to break down the operation into elements; and a detailed discussion of the entire step-by-step procedure involved in making an engineered work measurement study. Video #3 (37 min.) presents, describes, and demonstrates much of the equipment used in making a time study and the instructional materials available to assist in the training of the analyst’s motor-perceptual skill development and performance (pace) rating.

Model 601 Time Study Fundamentals Part A

Model 602 Time Study Fundamentals Part B

Model 603 Equipment Devices and Supplies

Model 604 3 Video Set–Complete


Video: Activity (Work) Sampling

This video tape, originally developed for the hospital manager won a first place award in the Industrial Management Society’s film competition, health care division. The activity (work) sampling technique involves taking a large number of random observations of worker or equipment activity. From the ratio of observations in a given activity to the total observations made in the study, an estimate can be made of the percent occurrence of that activity. This video covers the technique’s definition, design methodology and procedures, sampling statistics and reporting of results. Computer-Aided Work Sampling is breifly introduced. The viewer of this video is guided through the process of identifying those areas in his/her department where the results of an activity sampling would be useful. Many examples from the health care field are illustrated. This video has been used in the manufacturing as well as the service sector with excellent results. It is a clearly presented introductory film covering the basic fundamentals of the activity (work) sampling technique. Ten sets of a manual work sampling simulation exercise are included. This video tape makes an excellent introduction to the set of 3 Work Sampling videos described below. (18 minutes)

Model 605


3 Video Set: Work Sampling

Three new work sampling videos are now available. "Work Sampling for Labor Productivity Improvement (Part A and Part B)" and "Computer-Aided Work Sampling for Continuous Improvement." These 3 videos, totaling 2 hrs. and 5 min. in length are sufficient for a one-week academic course (with laboratory) or at least three hours of practical in-house instruction in this powerful productivity technique. The set of three videos comes with 15 sets of an excellent manual work sampling simulation exercise for hands-on "proof" that the technique works!

Model 606 Work Sampling Labor Part A
Model 607 Work Sampling Labor Part B
Model 608 Computer Aided Work Sampling
Model 609 3 Video Set–Complete

Video: Productivity and the Problem Solving Process

The content of this video is applicable to all types of business and industry. The viewer is led through the problem-solving process of defining the problem, collecting appropriate data, questioning the what, where, when, who, and how of the system under study, generating creative improvements based on eliminating, combining, changing the person, place, or sequence and improving the necessary details of the task. This video makes a good, short introduction for any problem solving meeting. (15 minutes) The video is housed in a vinyl album with script, a pad of participant forms for use during the video presentation.

Model 610


Video: Incentive Assembly Operations Pace Rating

Pace (or Performance) Rating is the process of making a trained judgment of the operator’s speed and effort during the performance of the operation. To a degree, the method is also rated, but only in terms of the operator’s ability to do complex and difficult motion combinations that cannot be done by a normal operator. Rating is certainly a learned art and the use of pace (performance) rating films and videos are often used to provide practice for the work measurement analyst. This video, the first in a planned series, shows six scenes of assembly operations. The work is short-cycle and is performed at an incentive pace. The performances range from over 110% to below 180%. Each "true" rating was determined using Morrow’s synthetic rating method using 4M (computerized MTM-1) as the predetermined normal time. Each scene is shown for approximately two minutes. This allows ample time to estimate both the lowest and highest possible ratings as well as a final rating judgment. Each scene is followed by a "Record Your Rating Now" title and this followed by a title with the "true" or MTM-based synthetic rating factor. An instructional handout and documentation showing the development of the synthetic rating factors is included. (18 minutes)

Model 611


Video: Sewing King Comforter Bags Time Study Practice

"Sewing King Comforter Bags," a 22 minute 19 cycle video for time study practice. This video has been used as an excellent "final exam" to evaluate the analyst trainee’s ability to conduct an entire time study. The elemental times are longer than in the set of three Work Measurement Practice Videos. The video "kit" comes housed in a deluxe vinyl album with a pad of 50 custom time study practice forms and the author’s thorough professional time study analyzing detailed on an 11" X 17" Excel spreadsheet.

Model 612


Video: An Introduction to Methods-Time Measurement (MTM)

The last half-day of Carl Lindenmeyer’s seminar/workshop is captured in this 69 minute video. The MTM basic motion definitions, what the motions entail and how they are applied to human work is covered in this video. Sample applications are demonstrated and the "case reduction" technique, useful in analyzing simultaneous reaches and moves, is explained and illustrated clearly. The video comes with an excellent trainee handout you can reproduce and a plastic laminated MTM Data Card.

Model 613



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This video treats the techniques used in the establishment of Direct Labor standards, with particular emphasis on stopwatch timestudy. It answers the following questions:

1. When and how did timestudy originate?

2. Is the technique now out-dated?

3. Why all the resentment toward the rate-setter?

4. How can this resentment be dispelled?

5. What manufacturing functions depend on time standards?

6. What procedures are involved in taking a timestudy?

7. How do you compensate for fast — or slow — performances?

8. After taking the study, how is the rate set?

9. How about personal time, unavoidable delays and fatigue?

10. -Are labor standards really necessary? How do you explain the fact the some companies operate very efficiently without job time standards?

With its accompanying materials, this video enables every seminar participant to take a timestudy, apply performance-rating factor, the PD&B Allowance, and calculate a standard.

Approximately 60 minutes



This video begins with a very brief treatment of Frank Gilbreth’s early work in the brick-laying trade and at Proctor & Gamble.

It then goes into an actual project at TMI — for one of its clients — to develop an efficient method for assembling a 7-part gate valve.

The objective was to:

1. Eliminate using the hands as holding devices;

2. Use both hands in equal & opposite simultaneous motions wherever possible;

3. Work as close to the chest as possible;

4. Use the fingers and hands in preference to the wrist, arm and body motions;

5. As much as possible, avoid abrupt starts, stops and directional changes in motion;

6. Use foot pedals wherever possible,

7. Locate tools and parts strategically;

8. Use gravity feeds, drop-deliveries and ejectors wherever possible;

9. Keep in mind that jigs and fixtures should not be awkward to use;

10. Use power tools to their greatest advantage.

Approximately 44 minutes



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