Lean Business Solutions PLT (LLP0003236-LGN)


Work study is an activity which studies the WAY PEOPLE WORK in an organization. From this study, new effective methods will be conceived to improve the effectiveness of individual work. This is essential to optimize the operation of the total system to raise productivity which is a Key Success Factor in maintaining competitiveness in the market place.

Work study has two parts, first, the Method study and second, the work measurement (Time Study).


  • Establish Best Methods for processes
  • Compute Standard Time
  • Enable participants to calculate direct labour required for the process
  • Line Balancing
  • Design, improve and establish various methods to combine Man, Material and Machine.

Target Audience

All Production supervisors and executives, Industrial / Process Engineering staff and technicians

Fees & duration

  • 3 days - 9.00am – 5.00 pm
  • Training Fee – SBL Claimable (inclusive of training fees, materials and certificate of attendance).


  • Practical on production floor - Gemba
  • Lectures
  • Exercises
  • Video show



  1. Introduction to work study
  2. Productivity
    • Management Implications
    • Factors Affecting Productivity
    • Increasing Productivity of Resources
  3. Maximizing Productivity with existing resources
    • Investigating the Work Content
    • Reduction of ineffective time
  4. Work Study, Method Study & Work Measurement
    • A Direct means of raising Productivity
    • Why is Work Study Valuable
    • Techniques of Work Study
    • Human Factor in applying Work Study
  5. Motion Study
    • Basic Motions
    • Principles of Motion economy
  6. Video Presentation
  7. Survey and select the problem to be studied
    • Identification of problems and opportunities
    • Forecasting of potential Costs and benefits
  8. Record the present Work activity
    • Recording the facts
    • Use of Flow Charts
  9. Examine critically of activities to propose improvements
    • Questioning Techniques
    • Application of Analytical, Creative & Judicial Thinking
  10. Development of Solutions
    • Formulation of alternative methods, Tactics & Procedures
    • Comparative evaluation
  11. Installation and Implementation
    • Consider human factors
    • Training requirements.
    • Implementation plan
    • Managing change
  12. Maintaining and Monitoring Productivity improvement
    • Maintain new methods
    • Review results and progress
    • Take corrective actions
  13. Practical on the production line


  1. Introduction
    • The need for Measurement
    • Principles and procedures
    • Concepts of Standard performance and Rating
    • Implicating Measurement objectives
    • Establishing units of output
    • Establishing number of people
  2. Selection of the Task to be Measured
  3. Measurement or Timing the job
    • Element Breakdown
    • Work Analysis
  4. Rating Exercise
  5. Allowances
  6. Practical on the production line
  7. Compute Standard time
  8. Manpower Calculations
  9. Setting Targets


  1. Introduction to line balancing
    • Review of Work Study
  2. Concept of product assembly
    • Production line
    • Underlying principles
  3. Line balancing
    • Balance Delay
    • Variation in idle time
    • Cycle time
    • Methods of getting balance
    • Steps in Balancing
    • Further points in balancing
  4. Further points in balancing
    • Save light operations
    • First operation
  5. Practical on the production line
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