ERIC Number: ED186749
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: N/A
A Manual on Production Improvement in a Rehabilitation Workshop. Reprint No. 17.
Caddick, James W.
This manual for supervisors of rehabilitation workshops or plants focuses on knowledge, techniques, and application of work simplification and production standards. Four chapters providing introductory material discuss common goals of rehabilitation and production and human factors. The first of seven chapters (chapter 5) on work simplification defines it, weighs advantages/disadvantages, and discusses implementation. Two chapters focus on making and using flow diagrams and process charts. Other topics discussed (chapters 8-11) include use of an operation chart or operations process chart, principles of motion economy, workshop efficiency, and laying out a work place or production line. The section on production standards contains basic information and more advanced materials. Chapters 12 and 13 define work measurement and outline a quick method to set a production standard. Chapters 14, 15, and 17 provide materials for more precise determination of production standards--time study, work rating, and allowances in setting performance standards. Chapters 16 and 18, on predetermined time systems and the learning curve, are intended for those who estimate or set production standards of estimating production outputs for pacing, bidding, or production scheduling purposes. (Most material is in outline format. Forms, examples, and exercises are provided.) (YLB)
Descriptors: Adults, Disabilities, Efficiency, Flow Charts, Improvement, Job Performance, Job Simplification, Models, Productivity, Sheltered Workshops, Standards, Time, Vocational Education, Vocational Rehabilitation
Materials Development Center, Stout Vocational Rehabilitation Institute, University of Wisconsin--Stout, Menomonie, WI 54751 ($2.50).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Rehabilitation Services Administration (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ. - Stout, Menomonie. Dept. of Rehabilitation and Manpower Services. Materials Development Center.