chapter  7
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. Standard Data

The greatest disadvantage of using time study and developing MTM standards is that the application of the principle requires minute observation of each motion necessary to perform each operation . Therefore, it is only suitable in the case of short and highly repetitive operations . The time required to study and analyze each operation can easily be equal to several hundred times the amount of time required to actually perform the operation itself . It is highly time consuming and expensive to develop a time standard .