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P41: Arbetsanalys av manuellt arbete #2

P41: Arbetsanalys av manuellt arbete #2

Kursen ges på engelska.

At least four participants are needed to run the course.


The course aims to give an insight into the area of work study and what is required to determine correct times for manual activities. Advanced digital decision support requires accurate data for all resources in the production system. Manual work activities have been neglected for a long time and available data is generally of very low quality.

Intended learning outcomes

After completion of the course the course participant should be able to

  • Question the operation times used in “the systems” of industrial companies and other organisations.
  • Select a proper analysis method for an existing work place.
  • Understand the factors that affect time and productivity (capacity and cost) in manual work tasks.
  • Use the work sampling method.
  • Use the time study (stop watch) method properly.
  • Estimate performance rate (speed) of work.
  • Understand the requirements for setting correct time of a new work task.
  • Understand the requirements for Time Data Management.

Course organisation

The course is based on three physical class room sessions where the work analysis methods are taught hands on. These sessions are spread over a period of 6 weeks and the student is expected to work halftime with this course during the period. Before each session there will be compulsory reading. The course will be examined by three individual assignments.


A successful completion of this course will be judged on individual hand-in assignments about application of the methods studied in the course.


Maynard’s Industrial Engineering Handbook



Doktorand, Industri