Standard Work Process Study Sheet
The Process Study Sheet is used to define and record the time for work elements in a process. Before timing, opbserve and list the work elements required to produce one element. Then observe and define the actual time required for each individual work element.
- Collect real times at the process.
- Position yourself so you can see the operator's hand motions.
- Time each work element seperately.
- Time several cycles of each work element.
- Observe an operator who is qualified to perform the job.
- Always seperate operator time and machine time.
- Select the lowest repeatable time for each element.
- Remember shop floor courtesy.
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