Traditional Work Analysis
Measuring work time with a stopwatch, inputting the data on a PC, and creating
charts and others such in Excel.
*. Skilled measurers familiar with work measurement are required.
*. When only time data is involved, determinations can be made only based on
numbers when looking back.
*. Inputting data on a PC takes time.
*. Further time and effort are required to generate graphs and the like from the
*. Efficiently performing work improvements is difficult using only tables and
graphs without videos.
The essential end of IE is not to measure Works.
It should be how to utilize the results of the
measurements and to take the improvement of
productivity and the higher efficiency of works. However,
if measured values and movement punctuation, which
are to be fundamental factor, are not accurate, proper
inspection and work improvement could not be done and
in addition, the wrong result of the analysis would guide
you to wrong fields.
Why Time Prism?
When you do improvement activities, the important as first is
to find the waste or loss.
Important activities are not to be progressed without finding the
waste. The important as the next is to do improvement quickly. In
order to do so, it is not a good way if you spend a lot of times to
analyze IE and others. It is necessary to utilize a useful tool
because the improvement activities are to need its own
Time Prism has been developed as it is easy to do "Visualization"
by using various animation.
Why Time Prism?
Why Time Prism?
Time Prism is a Work Analysis Software Tool to achieve efficiently the
essential end of IE with the function to be satisfied with personnel to the
extent from IE beginners to full-time workers.
● First Step to Work Improvement, Work Analysis (Visualization)
For work analysis, the most time-consuming and troublesome works are to stop instantly the
punctuation of the movement while its speed is always variable.
Using Time Prism, you can precisely and clearly analyze works by an easy operation on video-
recorded image and have a good grip of the overall work-flow by seeing time-chart displayed
● Work Formation/Comparison Inspection(Kaizen)
By the function of efficiently erasing wastes and comparison inspection, you can make work-
standard and standard time which are fundamental factor for the business of all industries
including manufacturing industries, service industries.
● IE Education, utilizing data through "Visualization", "Kaizen“
Mankind‘s work movements are consisting of the accumulation of techniques being beyond all
description. Using Time Prism, you can easily and quickly master the method
Time Prism, a software to support work analysis, allows you easily to obtain a necessary
data to “visualize” work.
Work analysis can be carried out with a simple operations while video images are being
reproduced on a PC screen.
The operation is very easy. It requires you only to click mouse button while
watching video images. Detail time measurement, waste or unnecessary time, is
possible during analysis.
Time charts (classification, or combination can be displayed with different colors) based
on a detailed time are displayed in real time per analytical element and in time line.
Analytical element sheet and time chart allow you to grasp whole operation conditions at
one view, realizing “visualization” of work.
Why Time Prism?
●. "Visualization" using the various formats of the image.
To correspond to various kinds of image-formats, such as MPEG 1,2,4, H.264, AVI and
WMV. Ready to go by inserting recorded media to PC only. It is possible to do quickly
work-analysis without spending the waste time, including the conversion of the image
format and others.
●. "Visualization" is quick due to its simple operation
It replays the image after selecting the image file in order to do work-analysis. It divides
the work clicking the mouse. It is possible to register the coloring to divided-work
element, assortment of works, classification of works and others by clicking the mouse
only. In addition, it is possible to input, as the memo, the point of works, problem,
awareness and others.
●.Lay-out of the screen can be freely changed
The lay-out of each screen can be changed freely. The size and arrangement such as
enlarging the image and the table can be freely adjusted. It is possible to use more
effectively by the arrangement which is easy to use.
Why Time Prism?
[ It is possible to use for a wide range of uses in
addition to the work-improvement at the factory ]
●. Work Instruction
By utilizing the video image, it is possible to teach efficiently the content of the work. It
becomes useful for the education to the worker of a short-term employment.
●. Standard Work Manual
It is possible to create the standard work manual shortly by using output-function of the
work-analysis in the file of Excel. It is possible to output the static image of the video and
create the plain documentation.
●. Visualization of the waste to removal of the waste
By the work-analysis using Time Prism, it is possible to find that the waste of the work
operation caused by the person chains the occurrence of the defective products and
others. It does smoothly visualization of the waste and the loss which is difficult to find
and the improvement simulation and then it leads to "Kaizen“
●Work Organization Simulation(Leveling Chart)
By rearranging the work-element in the analyzed process of operation heaping table, it is
possible to confirm with the simulation. It removed the spots of the line.
●. Tool for Skill Succession
It saves the detailed data of the work by inputting the work
procedure and time value and utilizing the memo column. It is
possible to do the experienced-skill succession including the
newcomer training. Maintenance and others.
●. Document for presentation
By utilizing the image replay and analysis data, it shortly creates
the documents for the presentation. It is easy to explain the point
improved and then the participants understand deeply.
●. IE education, study tool.
It is possible to utilize to learn the basic know-how of the work-
analysis including the concept of the time measurement and the
application after the measurement, too.
*. Work Analysis
*. Group Chart(Man-Machine Chart)
*. Work Analysis Result Verification
The Composition of Time Prism
Click the mouse while reproducing an image, and divide the work into elements. You can easily title
work elements, sort movements of an operator, or classify them into normal and waste work.
As various graphs can be displayed simultaneously while analyzing, movements of operators can
be “visualized” from different points of view.
Motion Element Table.
The results of a motion
analysis are immediately
displayed in a table. The word
pickup function lets you input
the motion element names
just by clicking with the
Images of a series of repetitive work can be registered as a cycle. Maximum, minimum, and
average time can be calculated through multiple cycles.
Motion Element Category
Motion elements can be classified into categories (up to 160 items) and
you can assign them different colors. Grouping the motion element
names by category enables you to analyze the data from different
Analyzed elements are compiled per classification, work item, and combination,
and displayed on pie charts.
[ It is possible to compare and examine a skill ]
It is comparison-inspection function, the synchronous replay on 2 screens shows clearly the
difference of the work speed and procedure.
It is possible to use efficiently the comparison with every cycle, the difference between the
beginner's doing and the expert's and others in the field for a skill-folklore and work-education.
Work sequence, skill,
Before & After
New & Old equipment
efficiency & capability
•Two analysis results (or one analysis result with its duplication) can be selected, synchronized with
memos, and reproduced through (for comparative reproduction).
•You can play, stop, and move images either simultaneously or independently.
•Change in display size or position of image, element sheet, or memo is possible at any time.
•Select either to play or to skip for normal, Muda, and exceptional works to reproduce images while
skipping unnecessary elements.
•A click on element sheet allows you to move the image and reproduce it instantly.
•Any point can be stored as synchronization point, which helps you to jump to the point in an
instance for quick comparative reproduction.
Work Analysis Result Verification
•The image can be reproduced through, with memo displayed simultaneously with the image.
•Size and position of the image, work element sheet, and memo can be changed.
•Select either to play or to skip per each classified item, e.g. Muda, exceptional work, etc., and you
can see the whole image continuously, omitting items to skip.
•Memo can be overlapped on the image.
•Just by clicking element chart, you can jump immediately to the image you need to reproduce.
●. Work normalization leads to "Kaizen"
It is possible to move the work element, easily by the drag and drop of the mouse. The element
table is to be updated simultaneously with the movement and reflected in the chart, too. The
normalization-result can be quickly confirmed by replaying the image through after its movement.
It is possible to normalize 20 processes at max. And select the average value of the cycle, too.
Work process allocation (leveling) is easy. Just drag and drop analyzed data and you will
get it leveled. The result of leveled work can be checked immediately by reproducing the
newly created image of work.
•Erro range can be set with maximum and minimum values, using the average value
calculated through analysis on multiple cycles.
•Takt-Time is automatically calculated and displayed based on operation hours and
target production volume.
[ Organization - Line Balancing ]
Work Organization Leveling Chart
[ Output for Presentation - Documentation for the presentation of work-
The file-output function of Microsoft Power Point supports strongly the documentation for the
presentation of work-analysis and improvement report. It creates the page of every work-element
based on the result of the work-analysis and it is possible to paste the name, tiem0value and static
image to every page. It is possible to replay the image by the slide show , too. (It creates the
image(WMV) file for every work-element. And it is possible to replay WMV file to be created, solely)
It is possible to use as Video Manual, too!
•Analysis results can be output to PowerPoint files.
•Time Prism automatically creates a new page with tatic and animated images patched for each
•The files are ideal for video manuals, as elements classified as “Muda” can be skipped. (Microsoft
Office PowerPoint required as primary condition.）
[ MMC(Man Machine Chart)]
It is possible to create easily standard work-combination votes from the work-analysis data. It is
possible to do quickly while confirming, because a chart is in real time displayed on the screen. it is
possible to create from the outside data in the file of CSV and EXCEL and then it is possible to
Before Improvement(51.3sec) -> After
Before(70EA / 1hr) -> After(76EA / 1hr)
[ MMC(Man Machine Chart)]
•Standard work combination sheet (man-machine chart) can be created based on work analysis
•External data, such as Excel files, can be used to create the sheet.
•Even in case work analysis data is not available, standard work combination sheet can be created.
•Two work analysis data (titled such as Operator A and Operator B) can be displayed at the same
time. (Single display is also possible.)
•Select work analysis element and jump to necessary part of the image to reproduce.
•Current position is displayed on MMC graph while reproducing image.
•Drag on chart to change time unit.
•Repetitive work can be set.
•Waiting time can be synchronized.
•Up to five exceptional works can be registered and the sum of the time can be added as an eleent.
•Standard work combination sheets can be output to Excel files.
[ MMC(Man Machine Chart)]
Use Of “Video Based Work Analysis Tool”
• Work, Motion, and Productivity Analysis
• Improving Man Hour Efficiency & Waste Elimination (Time & Motion Studies)
• Implementing Best Practices & Benchmarking Activities
• LEAN Manufacturing Practices
• Takt-Time Reduction through Line Balancing & Kaizen
• Calculating Machine Cycle Time & Eliminating Six Big Losses
• Work Comparison, Line Balancing
• Animation Based Worker Training Manual
Motion and operation Analysis just by clicking on the video!
A sure step toward boosting performance at manufacturing sites!
Look no further for the solution to achieving production efficiency at low cost!
Besides human motion, machinery and equipment motion can be analyzed for improvement.
An ideal tool for adding that competitive edge for the global market.
When expanding overseas, you can bring the operational standards created at the mother
factory straight to overseas factories without modifications. An ideal tool for regulating
production quality by standardizing the operations.