Work Standards Training

This seminar will introduce you to the concepts and methods of work measurement. See how work measurement methods, including time study, work sampling, standard data development and standards calculations, can be applied in your organization and get experience using these methods in hands-on exercises.


With the advent of new technologies, some companies have moved away from using work standards- and performance has suffered. Work measurement is no longer just a time study. For next generation companies, work measurement has become a knowledge-centered activity providing complete knowledge of the human-process interface. Return to the roots of managing business processes. Learn the importance of using work standards and discover why they are key elements of the management information system necessary for process improvements and lean manufacturing.

Topic Highlights:
  • Defining work standards and processes
  • Developing standards using stopwatch time study and work sampling
  • Differentiating the methods of work measurement manufacturing and service operations
  • Process documentation and methods improvement
  • Utilizing work measurements to reduce costs

Training Objectives:
  • Analyze and improve work methods
  • Explain the importance of work standards for competitive operations
  • Utilize work measurement to set standards
Training Objectives:
  • Learn about work standards and the importance of properly defined work processes
  • Find out how to differentiate the methods of work measurement
  • Perform sample studies on actual manufacturing and service operations
  • Understand the role of standards as management information
  • Set and develop standards using stopwatch time study and work sampling
  • Understand uses of standards and methods of setting standards
  • Understand how to use production studies
  • Reduce product cost using standards
  • Process documentation for methods analysis and improvement
  • Produce job standard sheets
  • Create elemental descriptions
  • Use time study
  • Apply work sampling
  • Develop standard data
  • Understand labor variance reporting
  • Perform job analysis
  • Create job descriptions
  • Develop wage surveys
  • Perform job evaluation