Magazine article Management Services

Managing Data-The Latest Technology

Magazine article Management Services

Managing Data-The Latest Technology

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We reviewed MOST(R) for Windows(TM) in the December 1999 issue - a key module in a powerful suite of software based on one of the most effective and fastest work measurement techniques available: MOST(R).

MOST(R) for Windows(TM) enables you to create, maintain and manipulate time standards using the MOST(R) technique, to create sub-operations (basic elements, in many cases generic elements) that will be used for building up times for operations.

MOST(R) Data Manager is the software tool that enables the user to combine the sub-operations into complete operations which can be further developed into a total process plan. Importantly, it allows time standards generated by work measurement techniques other than MOST(R) to be added to the database.

Every analyst's dream

One of the biggest problems in industrial engineering/management services environments is keeping on top of modifications and changes that occur with the introduction of changes in design, method, process or equipment. It could be that a specific sub-operation has been used in a multitude of operations throughout the organisation and every analyst knows that the work involved in identifying and modifying all the relevant data can be time consuming, laborious and with potentially no guarantee of total accuracy.

Having changed a sub-operation, the MOST(R) Data Manager mass update feature provides the capability to automatically search the database and change all relevant process records with just a few key strokes. …

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