1. What is methods analysis? How are flow diagrams, process charts, activity charts and operations charts used to analyze movement and activity?
2. It is said that job expansion has both a vertical component and a horizontal component. Explain, with reference to such terms as job enrichment, job rotation, and job enlargement.
3. What is the form of layout that has traditionally been used to build homes in the U.S.? Justify the layout form you have selected. Many home builders are moving to a different layout form and about one-third of all new homes as now built using this new form. What is it, and why are home builders adopting it?
4. If historical experience data are so widely available and so easy to obtain, why aren’t they more widely used to set labor standards? What additional ways are used to set labor standards and what are their advantages?