Time and Motion Studies

Our IEs determine operating times, cycle times, and number of workstations based on analysis of video of your production processes. We have the ability to measure very short and very long cycle times with a high degree of accuracy.

We process your data and provide you with:

  • Yamazumi Work Balance Charts - The Japanese word "Yamazumi" literally means "to stack up". A Yamazumi Chart is a Stacked Bar Chart that Shows the Balance of Cycle Time Workloads. It can be used to identify and adjust for changes in your work cycle.
  • Man Machine Charts - Man machine charts are designed to help identify the interaction between operators and the machines they operate.  By understanding this relationship with respect to production cycle times, we can minimize the downtime of machines by adjusting for the activities of the operators, thereby maximizing production outputs.