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Methods, Standards, And Work Design



The objectives of the 11th edition of this popular text are to provide a practical, up-to-date college text describing engineering methods to measure, analyze, and design manual work. The importance of ergonomics and work design as part of methods engineering is emphasized, not only to increase productivity but also to improve worker health and safety and, thus, company bottom-line costs. Far too often industrial engineers have focused solely on increasing productivity through methods changes and job simplification, resulting in overly repetitive jobs for the operators and increased incidence rates of musculoskeletal injuries. Any cost reductions obtained are more than offset by the increased medical and Workers Compensation costs, especially considering today's ever-escalating health care costs. Also, with the continual decline of manufacturing jobs in the U.S. and an increase in the importance of the service sector, a chapter on the cognitive aspects of work, information processing, and office ergonomics has been included. Additional examples and case studies showing applications with the service industry have been provided. Some topics of lesser importance or those that have been supplanted by technological changes have been reduced in scope. However, the 11th edition still provides a continued reliance on work sampling, time study, facilities layout and various flow process charts in the industrial engineering profession.




Methods, Standards, and Work Design


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The 13th edition of Methods, Standards, and Work Design 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 safety, and thus, company bottom-line costs. In the twenty-first century it is essential that the industrial engineer consider both productivity issues and their efforts on the health and safety of the worker. This comprehensive text addresses this need by integrating the traditional elements of motion and time study along with the human factors and ergonomics and safety engineering.


The Work Design Lab provides the tools and equipment necessary to introduce students into the field of methods, standards, work design, and productivity improvement. The laboratory has the capability to perform detailed analysis of workstations and the processes performed at them, based on ergonomic principles as well as time studies and motion economy. Lean & Six Sigma methodologies are implemented through visual management and quality principles, to look for improvement relevant to organizations by helping to reduce waste and variation.


Lean & Six Sigma methodologies are implemented through visual management and quality principles to look for improvement relevant to organizations by helping to reduce waste and variation. With the current capabilities and those under development, students will be able to learn the basic industrial engineering concepts for work design.


This initial conceptualisation was used to generate a longlist of issues in four theory areas for focusing the review (see Appendix 5). These were reviewed and prioritised by stakeholder workshop participants and then by the Project Advisory Group members in a face-to-face meeting. They were broadly grouped into theory areas: career development and strategy, design and delivery, and mediating factors and impacts.


IME 241 - Manufacturing Fundamentals (3 hours) Gen. Ed. Fundamental knowledge and skills to work in the manufacturing field. The role, function and constraints of product design and process planning within a manufacturing system, and the basic principles of different manufacturing processes. The elements of physical manufacturing environment and the basic properties of different types of production materials. Not open to students with credits in any 300- or 400-level IME or IMT course. Prerequisite: IME 103 or consent of instructor


IME 302 - Introduction to Quality Engineering (3 hours) Gen. Ed. Definition of quality, need for quality in products and services, methods of assuring quality, fundamentals of probability and statistics, process control methods, acceptance sampling, designing experiments, a system for quality. Not open to IME majors. Prerequisite: One semester college calculus.


IME 386 - Industrial and Managerial Engineering (3 hours) Gen. Ed. Principles of IME applied to design of an organization's physical facilities and operating systems. Analysis and measurement of human work applied to work system design. Laboratory and interdisciplinary community projects. Prerequisite: MTH 121 or IMT 212 or Equivalent


IME 466 - Facilities Planning (3 hours) Gen. Ed. Physical organization of work places and departments to optimize objectives such as material movement, safety, and worker satisfaction. Review of IME methods for work place design and productivity measurement and economic decision making. Computer solutions for layout problems and mathematical models for location problems. Cross listed with IME 566. Prerequisite: IME 386 or consent of instructor


IME 485 - Occupational Ergonomics (3 hours) Gen. Ed. Core Curr. WI Functional anatomy and physiology of muscle and skeletal systems and their relationship to work design. Work physiology, kinesiology, and anthropometry in relation to their application in work-place design and hand-tool design. Utilization of physical work capacity and job demands for job design, personnel assignment, and assessment of work-rest scheduling. Cross listed as IME 585. Prerequisite: IME 302 or IME 311, and CE 150 or IMT 222, or consent of instructor.


IME 491 - Manufacturing Design (4 hours) Gen. Ed. Static and dynamic design, analysis, specification, and financial analysis of manufacturing equipment specific to a particular product. A systems approach to the integration of machine tools, work holding, materials handling, processing, measurement, and operator interface. Laboratory in tool design, modular tool construction, and virtual modeling of tooling systems. CoRequisite: IME 445 and senior standing.


IME 566 - Advanced Facility Planning (3 hours) Gen. Ed. Physical organization of work places and departments to optimize objectives such as material movement, safety, and worker satisfaction. Review of IE methods of work place design and productivity measurement and economic decision making. Computer solutions for layout problems and mathematical models for location problems. A research project is required. Cross listed with IME 466. Prerequisite: IME 386 or IME 500 or consent of instructor


IME 585 - Occupational Ergonomics (3 hours) Gen. Ed. Functional anatomy and physiology of muscle and skeletal systems and their relationship to work design. Work physiology, kinesiology, and anthropometry in relation to their application in work-place design and hand-tool design. Utilization of physical work capacity and job demands for job design, personnel assignment, and assessment of work-rest scheduling. Research projects required. Cross listed as IME 485. Prerequisite: Graduate Standing and Consent of instructor. Not open to students with credit in IME 485.


The undergraduate computing programs in the Applied Engineering and Sciences Department at UNH Manchester prepare students for successful careers in computer science and information technology and further education in computing-related graduate studies. In our computing programs, students learn computing principles and computational practices to understand how computing machineries, including networks and clouds, work; design and build efficient systems; and apply computations and tools to develop and operate next generation of computing applications. 041b061a72


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