time-and-motion studies

time-and-motion studies

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  • time and motion study — noun an analysis of a specific job in an effort to find the most efficient method in terms of time and effort • Syn: ↑time and motion study, ↑time motion study, ↑motion study, ↑time study, ↑work study • Hypernyms: ↑examination, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Time and motion study — A time and motion study (or time motion study) is a business efficiency technique combining the Time Study work of Frederick Winslow Taylor with the Motion Study work of Frank and Lillian Gilbreth (not to be confused with his son best known… …   Wikipedia

  • time-and-motion study — Analysis of the time spent in going through the different motions of a job or series of jobs in the evaluation of industrial performance. Such studies were first instituted in offices and factories in the U.S. in the early 20th century. They were …   Universalium

  • time and motion study — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms time and motion study : singular time and motion study plural time and motion studies a study that measures how effective a method or system of working is …   English dictionary

  • time and motion study — A method of finding the best way of performing a complex task by breaking the task into small steps and measuring the time taken to perform each step. This enables standards of performance to be set. These standards can then be used to plan and… …   Big dictionary of business and management

  • time and motion study — A formal *evaluation of the *efficiency and *effectiveness of operational activity in an organization. Time and motion studies typically look at the physical procedures and time taken to perform defined activities, with a view to simplifying and… …   Auditor's dictionary

  • time and motion expert — /ˌtaɪm ən məυʃ(ə)n ˌekspɜ:t/ noun a person who analyses time and motion studies and suggests changes in the way work is done …   Marketing dictionary in english

  • time and motion expert — /ˌtaɪm ən məυʃ(ə)n ˌekspɜ:t/ noun a person who analyses time and motion studies and suggests changes in the way work is done …   Dictionary of banking and finance

  • TIME AND ETERNITY — On the subject of time, Jewish medieval philosophers were divided into two broad camps: Those who subscribed basically to the Aristotelian concept of time, and those who favored a concept that goes back ultimately to Plotinus. Included among the… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Absolute time and space — See also: Absolute rotation, Bucket argument, Rotating spheres, and Inertial frame of reference Originally introduced by Sir Isaac Newton in the Philosophiæ Naturalis Principia Mathematica, the concepts of absolute time and space provided a… …   Wikipedia

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