Relevance of Taylor’s Principles to Modern Shop-floor Practices - Maximizing Industrial Productivity

Scientific Management (also called Taylorism or the Taylor System) is a theory of
management that analyses and synthesizes workflows, with the principal objective of
“maximum prosperity for employer and employee.” The “maximum prosperity” is the
result of “maximum productivity.” The early decades of twenty first century witnessed a
significant transformation in managerial practices and new principles of scientific
management have been employed on the factory shop-floor. This situation warrants
revisiting the original Taylor’s principles, which await fresh look in application. This
research is focused to envisage the adaptability of Taylor’s principles in the modern
shop-floor practices by reviewing the literature critically. Accordingly, the objectives are
framed and research articles have been reviewed on the basis:

• To envisage the adaptability of Taylor’s principles in the modern shop-floor

• To identify the key variables contributing to the Taylor’s first principle of
scientific management.

This study is limited to Taylor’s principles in the modern factory shop-floor practices, not
any other principles nor any other practices. The consolidation of literature review
envisaged the adaptability of Taylor’s principles and also paves the way that the first
principle could be measured in terms of method and time. This research has the potential
to resolve the deficiencies in the modern shop-floor practices, with the result “maximum
prosperity to employer and employee.”

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Wed, 06/04/2011 - 23:50