Introduction to Time and Motion Study

Time and Motion Study is one of the most fundamental and long-standing Lean methodologies.

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Course Overview

Time and Motion Study is one of the most fundamental and long-standing Lean methodologies. Understanding this subject will give you the ability to evaluate and analyze processes in order to make the best improvement efforts.

In this course, you will learn what Time and Motion Study is, how its methods were developed, and the tools and techniques that it utilizes. Topics covered include: the benefits of using Time and Motion Studies, the historical contributions of Frederick Taylor and the Gilbreths, and the primary steps used in this method.

Why take this course?

In order to improve processes, it is important to be able to evaluate and analyze them. This course will teach you the fundamental principles of setting baselines and evaluating improvement efforts.

What am I going to learn?

  • The benefits of Time and Motion Study
  • The history and origins of Time and Motion Study
  • The main practices and approach of Time and Motion Study

Who is the intended audience?

Anyone with an interest in process improvement techniques, their history, and the philosophy behind them.

What are the prerequisites?

As an introductory course, it is designed for people of any knowledge level.

What am I going to receive?

  • Videos that introduce the fundamentals of Time and Motion Study
  • PDF transcripts for your review
  • A list of the terms used in the videos and their definitions
  • Power Point presentations to support your learning
  • Images from the videos to use as you wish
  • A badge rewarded upon successful completion of the course

Course Curriculum

The History and Origins of Time and Motion Study05:24
An Overview of the Time and Motion Study Process04:49
Quiz – Introduction to Time and Motion Study00:15

Course Reviews

  1. Avatar of Madhuri Gauba Madhuri says:

    Excellent Course
    Basic Concepts are nicely explained.

  2. Avatar of Mbavhalelo Budeli Mbavhalelo says:

    Introduction to time and motion studies
    Thank you so much Shawna for this free lean training course on time and motion studies. As an IE graduate student in my company who works with time studies everyday to develop work standards, this course was very helpful to me. Thank you very much

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