P41: Manual Work Analysis #2

P41: Manual Work Analysis #2

3 credits
Start date: 1 September 2021

University: Chalmers University of Technology

Target group: PhD Student, Industry

Last day of registration: 29 August 2021
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Manual work affects virtually all times used in industry, even if machines are producing the goods, people are needed to keep the machines running. The importance of these manual activities is often neglected, for example set-up time is often regarded as a constant for a specific machine regardless product type changed to or from.

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

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




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