Engineered Labor Standards (ELS)

In a slow economy, the difference between profit and loss is measured in seconds.

Whether you are making microprocessors or jet engines, your bottom line demands an efficient workplace. You can improve the process of increasing efficiency, reducing costs, and staying profitable. Work Standards created with EASEworksare more consistent, more accurate, and easier to maintain than standards created by any other method.

Standardize your work with Applied Logistics and EASEworks

How long does it take? How long should it take? How do you improve? Is it best work method? What if? EASEworks (the Manufacturing Software Package that Applied Logistics uses exclusively for all its manufacturing engineering projects) gives you both the big picture (assembly roll-ups and process planning) and all the details (task analysis) in one integrated solution. Develop more accurate Engineered Labor Standards (ELS) in half the time with Applied Logistics!

Engineered Labor Standards are a key requirement of lean manufacturing. You can’t manage effectively, if you’ve no benchmarks! EASEworks utilizes Engineered Labor Standards based on pre-determined time. These standards, installed in process plans and grouped by product family, are easily maintainable and reusable.

Profitability and simplicity are the key drivers forEASEworks.

EASEworks comes with a library of Universal Standard Data. It’s fast and flexible, allowing you to create your own data using the Data Development feature. Or use the library of data to refine your work standards. How long does it take? Should it take that long? How do you improve it? Is this the best method? Can it be used in other plants? What if we tried this? EASEworks supports lean manufacturing initiatives by graphically illustrating the benefits of establishing standardized work. Equally important, EASEworks makes essential manufacturing knowledge readily available, editable, and reusable.


• Ease of Use

EASEworks is designed from the outset to be easy to learn and use. Hard-to-learn and difficult-to-use software is often rejected by users, regardless of its technical sophistication. EASEworks does not require expensive and time-consuming training. With our computer-aided learning tools proficiency is simple. Engineered Labor Standards are no longer produced solely by Industrial Engineers. Many companies need standards for lean manufacturing, but may not have an Industrial Engineering department. EASEworks allows you to get the job done.

• What If? 

Your product is still on the drawing board? No problem! With EASEworks you can create work standards, best practices, and routers for pre-production products.

• On-site Training

Training at your site means that we train you to apply EASEworks to your products, in your factory, and in a practical, effective manner that truly reflects your needs.

• Integration With Work Instructions

Both Engineered Labor Standards and Work Instructions use the same process plans. It is easy to add process documents to the routings. Industrial and Design Engineers have easy access to related data.

• Fast Implementation 

EASEworks is pre-loaded with a library of industry proven standard data elements. Along withEASEworks powerful database tools, this library will ensure that you get the greatest standards coverage in the shortest time.

• Site Licensing 

EASEworks Engineered Labor Standards are site licensed, not seat licensed. You may have any number of seats at one physical address.

• Reusable Data 

Complete product coverage is easily attainable by building product in families. Once you’ve created one plan, simply copy and edit it for the rest of those products in that family. Maintenance is also easy, due to extensive mass update capabilities


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