Motion study, Management Theories

Motion Study

Meaning  and Definition

Motion study is formal engineering  analysis of motion perform to accomplish work. The  motion  or  movements of limbs  of a worker play a major  part in  the fabrication or  the manufacture  of the  products. By  carefully  observing  a worker while  he is doing  an  operation a number  of movements  made  by him  which  appear to be unnecessary  and unproductive can  be identified and eliminated.

According  to  Alford and Beatty " Motion  study consist  of dividing work  into the  most  fundamental elements  possible  studying  these  elements  separately and in relation to one another and from these  studied elements  when  timed  building methods  of least waste"

Analysis of an  operation when  carried  out in terms  of individual  motions  of a worker  is known  as motion  analysis.

Motion  study  techniques  for methods  analysis  are an  important  contribution  of the  Gilbert to industrial management.

The purpose  of motion  study  is to  design  as improved method which  eliminates unnecessary  motions  and employs human  efforts more  productively. In doing  so the principles of motion  economy  proves to  be very  helpful.

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