Economics of Time Management: A Case Study at NBPower.

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Joyendu Bhadury, Associate Dean - Graduate Programs and Research (Creator)
Institution
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/

Abstract: This paper describes a project undertaken at the New Brunswick Power Corporation (NB Power) the utility corporation of the Canadian province, in a cost-cutting effort through the use of improved time management. The focus of the project was to investigate if the time estimates in use at the corporation for work completion were accurate. We begin with a description of how the data was gathered from two sets of time measurement and was validated—the first set represents the current times in use at NB Power while the second set represents estimates obtained from experts. This is followed by a discussion of the methodology. Finally, this paper summarizes the conclusions and recommendations that are made to serve as the basis for improvement of performance and quality measurement.

Additional Information

Publication
ASCE Journal of Management in Engineering. Vol. 13, No. 2, pp 57-62, (March/April 1997)
Language: English
Date: 1997
Keywords
New Brunswick Power Corporation (NB Power), Time management