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This edition addresses the increasing global competition and the fact that every industry, business, and service organisation is restructuring itself to operate more effectively. Cost-effectiveness and product reliability without excess capacity are the keys to successful activity in business, industry, and government. These keys are the end results of methods engineering.

The 13th edition of Methods, Standards, and Work Design will provide practical, up-to-date descriptions of engineering methods to measure, analyse, and design manual work. The text emphasises both the manual components and the cognitive aspects of work, recognising the gradual decline of the manufacturing sector and the growth of the service sector. The importance of ergonomics and work design as part of methods engineering emphasises not only increased productivity, but also to improve worker health and safety, and thus, company bottom-line costs. In the twenty-first century it is essential that the industrial engineer consider both productivity issues and their efforts on the health and safety of the worker. This comprehensive text addresses this need by integrating the traditional elements of motion and time study along with the human factors and ergonomics and safety engineering.

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Niebel's Methods, Standards, and Work Design 12e Chapter 1: Methods, Standards, and Work Design: Introduction Chapter 2: Problem-Solving Tools Chapter 3: Operation Analysis Chapter 4: Manual Work Design Chapter 5: Workplace, Equipment, and Tool Design Chapter 6: Work Environment Design Chapter 7: Design of Cognitive Work Chapter 8: Workplace and Systems Safety Chapter 9: Proposed Method Implementation Chapter 10: Time Study Chapter 11: Performance Rating and Allowances Chapter 12: Standard Data and Formulas Chapter 13: Predetermined Time Systems Chapter 14: Work Sampling Chapter 15: Indirect and Expense Labor Standards Chapter 16: Standards Follow-Up and Uses Chapter 17: Wage Payment Chapter 18: Training and Other Management Practices Appendices 1 Glossary 2 Helpful Formulas 3 Special Tables

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Andris Freivalds The Pennsylvania State University Benjamin W. Niebel The Pennsylvania State University

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