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Publication date: 1 December 1956

IT is important to open this editorial with an affirmation of faith. It is this:

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IT is important to open this editorial with an affirmation of faith. It is this:

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Work Study, vol. 5 no. 12
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0043-8022

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Publication date: 1 December 1975

G.H. Garbett and AMRAeS

Smiths Industries is to supply the head‐up display system for the Sea Harrier. The company will design, develop and make the electronic head‐up display and weapon aiming…

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Smiths Industries is to supply the head‐up display system for the Sea Harrier. The company will design, develop and make the electronic head‐up display and weapon aiming computer system for the latest version of the HS Harrier which will operate from Royal Navy ships.

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Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology, vol. 47 no. 12
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0002-2667

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Publication date: 1 April 1975

PRODUCTIVITY is a constant awareness of the need to make more efficient use of the production resources, and the efficiency/performance returns in each factory will…

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PRODUCTIVITY is a constant awareness of the need to make more efficient use of the production resources, and the efficiency/performance returns in each factory will testify to the thoroughness of work study. There will be those factories where work study is discredited in that production methods have remained static, original study work has not been properly recorded and amendments have gone by the board with the inevitable consequence that standards slip. Any work study findings are no longer accepted as valid with the result that work measurement degenerates to the level of rate fixing.

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Work Study, vol. 24 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0043-8022

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Publication date: 1 January 1975

IT IS an absurd paradox that whereas some firms have the legend ‘Work Study’ on the door, they set their rates along ratefixing lines. With wages soaring and little to…

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IT IS an absurd paradox that whereas some firms have the legend ‘Work Study’ on the door, they set their rates along ratefixing lines. With wages soaring and little to show by way of increased output, it is important to keep inflationary rates at bay. ‘Rates’ are intended to imply rates of output irrespective of the mode in which they are expressed. Standard minutes are intended to be earned and their establishment should, therefore, still be in accordance with the equitable principles of a good incentive system. And while it is quite understandable that some practitioners should tend to play safe by ‘loading’ the rate in order to avoid any subsequent shop floor conflict in regard to bonus earnings, the situation should never be allowed to degenerate into one which high bonus earnings—without reference to standards— are to be regarded as a condition precedent to greater effort.

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Work Study, vol. 24 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0043-8022

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Publication date: 1 August 1955

WHEN one considers the fundamental weakness of time study—the personal evaluation of performance—it raises the question whether the predetermined motion time system is…

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WHEN one considers the fundamental weakness of time study—the personal evaluation of performance—it raises the question whether the predetermined motion time system is going to absolve the time study engineer from future disputes as to standard times. And if it is, then at whose door, may we ask, are these disputes to be laid?

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Work Study, vol. 4 no. 8
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0043-8022

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Publication date: 1 December 1955

EVERYONE today is busily engaged in devising new methods, bringing about economies in motions, and applying incentives, but is enough attention being paid to the…

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EVERYONE today is busily engaged in devising new methods, bringing about economies in motions, and applying incentives, but is enough attention being paid to the maintenance mechanics, from the human aspect, in these applications of work study?

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Work Study, vol. 4 no. 12
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0043-8022

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Publication date: 1 November 1974

G.H. Garbett and ARAeS

ANYONE ENGAGED in aircraft engineering who has visited the Air Canada maintenance base at Montreal to observe the layout, equipment and operating system will have bound to…

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ANYONE ENGAGED in aircraft engineering who has visited the Air Canada maintenance base at Montreal to observe the layout, equipment and operating system will have bound to come away greatly impressed with the facilities and efficiency of the plant. In the writer's opinion it is one of the most advanced airline maintenance bases in the world.

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Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology, vol. 46 no. 11
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0002-2667

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Publication date: 1 November 1956

AS soon as ever possible it is to be hoped that those responsible for looking after the interests of work study technicians will sit at a round table and agree upon what…

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AS soon as ever possible it is to be hoped that those responsible for looking after the interests of work study technicians will sit at a round table and agree upon what the relative rewards of the various grades of technicians should be.

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Work Study, vol. 5 no. 11
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0043-8022

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Publication date: 1 September 1957

THE study of fatigue from a physiological aspect is a field which motion study technicians have made little or no attempt to explore. Shame on their heads. The…

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THE study of fatigue from a physiological aspect is a field which motion study technicians have made little or no attempt to explore. Shame on their heads. The physiological simplification of motions aimed at reducing fatigue could have completely offset the notion that motion study is aimed at converting the operator into an automaton. It may well be that an elaborate motion pattern set‐up designed to simplify the work merely succeeds in setting up stresses in the worker. The superimposing of a time‐studied standard for the job may not have taken into account the adaptation of the speed of motions to the physiological limitations of the operator working at a high level performance. Very few practitioners have attempted to study motions in the factory with a view to reducing fatigue and stress as a prerequisite to studying the set‐up for increased production. Still fewer have attempted to evaluate these factors. It is about time they did.

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Work Study, vol. 6 no. 9
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0043-8022

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Publication date: 1 January 1957

WORK Study is today a much over‐worked word. Like others of its kind it deserves more accurate definition than it usually gets.

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WORK Study is today a much over‐worked word. Like others of its kind it deserves more accurate definition than it usually gets.

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Work Study, vol. 6 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0043-8022

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