Niebel’s Methods, Standards, and Work Design, 13th Edition

Book Description

This edition addresses the increasing global competition and the fact that every industry, business, and organization is restructuring itself to operate more effectively. Cost-effectiveness and product reliability without excess capacity are the keys to successful activity in business, industry, and government. These keys are the end results of methods engineering.

The 13th edition of Methods, Standards, and Work will provide practical, up-to-date descriptions of engineering methods to measure, analyze, and design manual work. The text emphasizes both the manual components and the cognitive aspects of work, recognizing the gradual decline of the manufacturing sector and the growth of the service sector. The importance of ergonomics and work design as part of methods engineering emphasizes not only increased productivity, but also to improve worker health and , and thus, bottom-line costs. In the twenty-first century it is essential that the industrial consider both productivity issues and their efforts on the health and of the worker. This comprehensive text addresses this need by integrating the traditional of motion and time study along with the human factors and ergonomics and engineering.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Methods, Standards, and Work Design: Introduction
Chapter 2 Problem-Solving Tools
Chapter 3 Operation Analysis
Chapter 4 Manual Work Design
Chapter 5 Workplace, Equipment, and Tool Design
Chapter 6 Work Environment Design
Chapter 7 Design of Cognitive Work
Chapter 8 Workplace and Systems Safety
Chapter 9 Proposed Method Implementation
Chapter 10 Time Study
Chapter 11 Performance Rating and Allowances
Chapter 12 Standard Data and Formulas
Chapter 13 Predetermined Time Systems
Chapter 14 Work Sampling
Chapter 15 Indirect and Expense Labor Standards
Chapter 16 Standards Follow-Up and Uses
Chapter 17 Wage Payment
Chapter 18 Training and Other Management Practices
Appendix 1: Glossary
Appendix 2: Helpful Formulas
Appendix 3: Special Tables

Book Details

  • Title: Niebel’s Methods, Standards, and Work Design, 13th Edition
  • Author: ,
  • Length: 752 pages
  • Edition: 13
  • Language: English
  • Publisher:
  • Publication Date: 2013-02-19
  • ISBN-10: 0073376361
  • ISBN-13: 9780073376363
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