time-motion study


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time-motion study

[′tīm ′mō·shən ‚stəd·ē]
(industrial engineering)
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A time-motion study comprising time-motion observations of time consumed in each activity, the content of the activity, structured interviews for data about personal and professional profiles of the respondents, and their insights about the work was conducted.
While no specific time-motion study has been done, Eklund estimates the use of this "learn as you go" progressive automation lathe has resulted in at least a 10% decrease in the time-to-part for many of the jobs at Prince Industries.
I also did a time-motion study by charting the room and noting where the teacher was every ten minutes.
However, some analyses and conclusions can be generated from the data using the time-motion study information reported by Upenieks (1998), which seems to be the most recent and most applicable in view of the outcome of the initial analysis.
The results come from a time-motion study in which observers shadowed primary care physicians before and after implementation of the electronic health records (EHR) system and timed their activities, she said in a poster presentation at the triennial congress of the International Medical Informatics Association.