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Are time and motion studies relevant today? 

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swtgarima | Student, Undergraduate | eNotes Newbie

Posted May 15, 2012 at 10:45 AM via web

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Are time and motion studies relevant today? 

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pohnpei397 | College Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

Posted May 15, 2012 at 1:14 PM (Answer #1)

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Time and motion studies are absolutely still relevant to any manufacturing firm today.  The reason for this is that efficiency is, if anything, more important than it has ever been.  Time and motion studies are meant to ensure that a manufacturing process is carried out as efficiently as possible.  It is meant to remove wasted movements and to ensure that the work space is laid out in a way that allows for efficiency.  In today's world of globalized competition, it is vital for manufacturers to be as efficient as possible.  Therefore, time and motion studies remain relevant.

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