By John C. Martin
This management guide to labor productivity is the product of Martin's 40 years of experience in the industrial engineering and manufacturing fields. He presents his own personal approach to the specifics of labor productivity control, detailing ineffective control strategies and the alternate methods that he's observed to be workable. Among the issues he addresses are control plan applications, direct time study vs. predetermined motion times, work sampling bias, misapplications of improvement curves, implementing nondirect cost control, and computer-aided applications of MTM-1. The coverage provided is applicable within manufacturing, processing, and service organizations.