Measurement of labor in logistics

Measurement of labor in logistics

Work measurement techniques are designed to process analysis to determine the time required in production, logistics and administration.


Currently, at the time "process-oriented enterprises' work measurement plays an integral part of the life cycle of each company. Outputs quantifying activities within the functioning of business processes taking into account their quality characteristics can be used for various assay, planning and optimization activities, which gives the entire system the possibility of constant comparison and improvement are.


Procedure of work measurement:

  1. Detailed analysis capacity, repeatability and process conditions.
  2. Taking into account the required criteria for the award of the project (price, deadline, structure and detail out).
  3. Selection of the best methods of measuring labor.
  4. Definition of project outputs.


Areas of application outcomes of measurements used:

  1. Working standards.
  2. Monitoring the workload of staff.
  3. Monitoring the workload of techniques.


The methods used for measuring work can be distinguished in the following two groups:

  1. The methods focused on the duration of the process - take into account the TIME parameter as a central feature of the measured activities.

METHODS: multimoments study, time chronometry, video analysis.

BENEFITS: time and the economics undemanding.

DISADVANTAGES: a high degree of subjectivity.


  1. The method of content-focused process - take into account all quantitative and qualitative characteristics of the process in the form of pre-determined times, ie codes assigned to each activity.


BENEFITS: objective approach, accuracy, use of the design of future (still existent) processes and their alternatives in the planning stage

DISADVANTAGES: time difficulty






Description of project conditions:

The company is shortly to take over part of the production of another trust company. It currently employs a number of logistics staff, according to which, however, this state will be enlarged production logistics operator. Therefore, ask the employer to increase staff in stores. Enterprise is based on the following incentives decided to check the consumption of labor and picked components of reference standard product.


Project objective:

Check in workload and workload of staff, determination of the duration picking material for reference standard product.



Project benefits:

  1. Verification of consumption standards work.
  2. Relevant documents when deciding on the number of staff.​