Using Process Documentation as a Planning Tool

Breaking processes into subprocesses makes the task of time studies much easier. This is especially true if you have a wide variety of products each of which require a different mix of sub-processes. Time studies will be discussed further in the capacity section.

By having clear and accurate process information it is much easier to:

• Determine the education requirements for the job. (Math - Reading - technical skills)
• Specify and evaluate new capital equipment.
• Identify potential process bottlenecks.
• Determine the division of labor and staffing requirements
• Document operator certification.