Original Date: 02/24/1997
Revision Date: 04/14/2003
Information : Staffing Analysis
Staffing Analysis is used to measure time and manpower requirements to accomplish established missions. It can also be used to evaluate contractor efficiency. The new process will establish workload and manpower on spread sheets based on five-year history information. Information on factored quantities of production and equivalent units of end items would be used as a base. The prior methodology set standards, conducted time and motion studies, conducted work sampling, and estimated labor efficiencies. It relied heavily on labor and personnel review.
The new process can measure direct and overhead labor in both maintenance and logistics areas. In addition to the five-year history, data is developed from standards based on end item production. Site information is developed as it pertains to each installation’s workload. It can be used for establishing and justifying staffing levels. The current program has been successfully used at three Army Ammunition Plants.
The earlier program relied heavily on personnel measurement that set rigid standards through time studies and work sampling. It also used labor forecasts and efficiencies in an effort to qualify the standard. This detracted from ethical reporting and workforce effectiveness because of fears in labor and supervision of manpower reductions.
The Industrial Operations Command (IOC) estimates 10% of the previous standards are still used and could provide a basis for the new analysis to be implemented. Benefits in preparing Economic Analyses could also materialize by expanding the new review to all IOC installations.
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