TIME and MOTION STUDY – Engineers and Consultants.

We Can Help You Improve Work Methods and Set Time Standards…


What Is The Cost Of Time ?  The issue facing all manufacturing companies in 2022…

  • The application of  Cycle Time Measurement and LEAN Principles will improve company profitability.
  • We re-engineered flow lines to boost daily production from circa 12,000 to 22,000 generating circa £1.2M


What.are.your.daily.issues ?

  • Job Taking To Long
  • Poor Method of Assembly
  • Picking / Kitting Taking Too Long
  • Not Meeting Customer Delivery Times


  • Timed Operations
  • Balanced Flow Lines
  • Organised Bench Layouts
  • Best Practice Process Methods


  • Improved Production
  • Improved Productivity
  • Improved Customer Satisfaction
  • Improved Cash Flow, Sales and Profits

Services We Offer:

Work Study and Method Study:

“What is the best way to do something” METHOD – If the wrong method is employed money and profit will be lost…  We can help you. Our Industrial Engineers have extensive experience and knowledge in “Work Study” and “LEAN Principles” and can introduce “Best Practice Methods” to improve process, productivity and profits…


Cycle Time Measurement:

How long does an operation take, How long should it take, How much time and money could you be losing?  We can help you establish a “STANDARD TIME” for an operator to carry out a job. This can then be used for costing, planning production and planning for on-time deliveries… And greater profits…

Our engineers are Time Study Trained… We use Stop-watches NOT Mobile Phones to time people and operations… We analyse people work rate ( some people work slowly, others work briskly ) Our engineers use the BSI 100 standard rating scale to apply the right time for an operation.


Industrial Engineering:

IE deals with the optimisation of process, productivity and energy. It’s concerned with the Development – Improvement – Implementation of integrated systems: People – Money – Information – Materials – Analysis, Synthetics, together with the principles of Method Study, Time Study, Re-engineering of plant & equipment… IE concepts overlap with Operations Management: LEAN, 6 Sigma, KPIs, Visual Management.

We Can Help You:

We look for “Non-Value Waste”. Waste in Time – Inventory – Movement – Waiting – Over-processing – Over-production – Scrap – Rejects – OEE – Machine Breakdowns.

We give hands-on-help:- We Identify opportunities – Measure present state situation – Analyse and Develop ideas – Implement Sustainable Change…

Financial Benefits:

We’ve generated for our clients between £50k and £2.0M per project…

For over 30 years we’ve designed and implemented “Continuous Improvement” Projects.

Atherton Management Services Ltd:  We help people in business improve their business.

Please Contact Us, tell us your issues – tell us how you would like to improve your business.

For More Information – Please call us…  UK – 07970 333 466