Frederick Winslow Taylor

Frederick Winslow Taylor

Germantown, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 21 Mar 1915 (aged 59)
Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial Bala Cynwyd, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, USA
Memorial ID 11349052 · View Source
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Mechanical Engineer. He was called the"Father of Scientific Management" for seeking to improve industrial efficiency. In 1911, he published his major work, "Principles of Scientific Management". His management system started with a thorough study of every step in the manufacturing process. He collected data to determine the capabilities of men and machines, broke the manufacturing process down into its separate parts, and matched the functions of machines and the capacities of men. He claimed that the aim of every business should be to give each worker a job with the highest level of skill that the worker was capable of doing; then to call on each worker to perform up to his potential, and to pay each worker based on his productivity. Unfortunately, his method also produced fatigue as a result of time-motion studies, discipline, pressure, and incentives for speed-up. His impact on the modern world has been great because of his emphasis on work design, work measurement, and production control.

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