Ergonomics and Work Measurement Techniques

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Industrial Engineering

Question 1   (Approx. 1700 words max)

The study of human work performance is complex.

Note, you are liberty to relate this question to a cell, office or production facility that you have worked in or have experience / knowledge of.

Discuss what the traditional technology centred and the contemporary user centered approaches represent. Suggest (provide an opinion) on what the key differences are.
10 marks

Explain what the concerns are likely to be in the following three categories of Ergonomics: Physical, Cognitive and Organisational.                                                                                                                         10 marks

Given human variability what capacities/limitations do you think exist (within the context of a Department, Cell or Office of your choice).                                                                                                                    10marks

Discuss briefly the costs and benefits of Ergonomics   (within the context of a Department, Cell or Office of your choice).                                                                                                                                             5 marks           

* Briefly define the area you have decided to study, appending any data or illustrations you think relevant (this is to be excluded from the word count of your actual response)

QUESTION 2 (Approx. 1700 words max)

Note, you are liberty to relate this question to a cell, office or production facility that you have worked in or have experience / knowledge of.

Explain and debate the use or potential use of the following Work Measurement techniques:

  1. Time Study
  2. Activity Sampling
  3. Pre Determined Motion Time System
  4. Synthetics

Attempt to include the issue/concerns/benefits where applicable with each technique, and where it is not successfully used explain why not.

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