1. Output standards are easily convertible into labor costs per unit of output.
2. Output standards facilities scheduling and controlling the flow of production through the determination of numbers of machines and operators required to maintain production schedules and through balancing time production for the several time operations.
3. Output standards serve as yardsticks guiding managerial comparisons of actual and standard hourly production rations for each operator and each operator group. These reports enable the supervisor to identify substandard workers so that they may be brought up to standard production efficiency.
4. Time studies may be taken for checking operator complaints about tight rates.
5. Output standards also facilitate evaluation of machine capacities a know ledge of which aids plant engineers in selecting replacement machines for purchase and use.
6. During a time study the engineer may note inconsistencies in methods or motion sequences used by individual operators leading to retraining recommendations. The men involved may then more easily attain standard output status.
7. Observation during a time study may enable the engineer to suggest further improvement s in work methods and work place layout.