time-and-motion study

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Noun1.time-and-motion study - an analysis of a specific job in an effort to find the most efficient method in terms of time and efforttime-and-motion study - an analysis of a specific job in an effort to find the most efficient method in terms of time and effort
examination, scrutiny - the act of examining something closely (as for mistakes)
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Time-and-motion studies at each station calculated how often workers needed to start building a new assembly in order to meet customer demand.
But in emotional fact Appelt has not gone far: however different his relatively utopian time-and-motion studies seem from his earlier, brutally realistic self-portraiture, they too present a sense of abandonment, futility, and isolation.
A number of time-and-motion studies are also available in the health literature.
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