What are Time Standards?

To be able to better plan, monitor, compare, control and therefore influence every aspect of your business, you need accurate and reliable information – you need time standards.

Meaningful time standards are the backbone of industry, across all business sectors.

Time standards explained

Time standards are central to

  • costing
  • capacities
  • planning
  • manning
  • estimating
  • targeting
  • justifying investment
  • creating flow

Time standards allow you to assess work content to compare the viability of different mixes of work and their impact on performance, capacity and profitability.

A time standard is the formal work content of a defined task or activity usually measured in Standard Minutes.

Always ensure your time standards accurately reflect relevant work content. When they are used correctly, they will help to streamline operations, create efficiencies and improve performance, processes and productivity.

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Determining accurate work content is at the heart of assessing performance. We define work content as being the time content of an activity or task.

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How to learn more about Time Standards

Scott-Grant is widely acknowledged as “outstanding” in delivering training for people wanting to study Time Standards

Training courses that cover Time Standards

Here is a list of training courses where Time Standards are included in the content.

When you need a new database of time standards

We can help you select the most appropriate work measurement technique for you.
We can create a new database of accurate time standards for you.
We can supply experienced and qualified people to help your own team.

At Scott-Grant we are specialists in structuring time standards, using established, appropriate and robust methodologies and techniques – whatever the business sector.

This very specialist expertise can make a huge difference to the approach, speed, accuracy and cost of generating meaningful time standards and therefore to the improvement of the productivity and performance of every business.

Time standards database

What to do next

If you need to improve capacity or reduce costs, or you need accurate data to determine how best to cope with change, we can provide the right way forward – cost-effectively. Remember that improving productivity is about making the better use of all your resources and vitally, making much better use of the critical ones.

Whichever business sector you operate in, the chances are we’ve helped people to address their productivity issues and improve the way they operate.

Scott-Grant can really help you improve your productivity and become more streamlined.

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