Background Note | HBS Case Collection | August 2001

Work Methods Design: Note on Time Standards

by H. Kent Bowen


Looks at production design. Helps students observe and work with procedures and consider cost reduction ideas using a view of methods improvement.

Keywords: Cost Management; Management Practices and Processes; Standards; Production; Performance Improvement; Perspective;


Bowen, H. Kent. "Work Methods Design: Note on Time Standards." Harvard Business School Background Note 602-066, August 2001.