SUNConferences, Computers and Industrial Engineering 42

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Development Of A Time Study Application For Smart Phones
Dieter Hartmann, Brent Lambert

Last modified: 2012-06-21

Abstract


Industrial Engineers frequently use time studies as a means of data collection. Time-studies are commonly time intensive, error prone and a skill mismatch for qualified engineers. Recognising time-studies’ weaknesses, yet conscious of their necessity, a smartphone application was developed to simplify the process.  This application unites all functions necessary in a time-study, which are: timing of activities, recording of data and data post-processing. This application has a short learning phase and provides scope to down-skill the data acquisition phase. This paper outlines the design and programming process that was followed in developing this application for the three most common platforms. The application was tested in a real time-study environment and these results will be presented.


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