Master of Science
Wallace J. Richardson
The efforts of this investigation revealed several results that are to be expected, and several results that are not generally expected with an increase in automation. In brief, the former included the increase in productivity of direct labor, and decrease in the percentage of waste produced; the latter included increase in the productivity of the indirect labor groups, no increase in the degree of skill required by the labor groups, and an increase in the quality requirements of the basic raw material with the introduction of the entirely new equipment.
Savopoulos, Michael D., "Effect of increased automation on the productivity of labor" (1960). Theses and Dissertations. 3023.