Frederick Winslow Taylor (March 20, 1856 – March 21, 1915) was an American mechanical engineer and inventor that applied his engineering and scientific knowledge to management and who sought to improve industrial efficiency
· FW Taylor was Born on March 20, 1856 to a wealthy quaker family in Germantown, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S. and passed away at d age of 59 on March 21, 1915 because of Influenza
· He is regarded as the father of scientific management and was one of the first management consultant
· Taylor was one of the intellectual leaders of the Efficiency Movement and his ideas, broadly conceived, were highly influential in the Progressive Era.
· Taylor obtained his degree of Mechanical Engineer from Stevens Institute of Technology.
· He worked as Efficiency expert Management consultant and was Known as "Father" of the Scientific management & Efficiency movement
· Taylor was awarded with The Elliott Cresson Medal in the year 1902 and on October 19, 1906, he was awarded an honorary degree of Doctor of Science by the University of Pennsylvania.
Frederick Taylor's scientific management theory can be seen in nearly all modern manufacturing firms and many other types of businesses. His imprint can be found in production planning, production control, process design, quality control, cost accounting, and even ergonomics. If you understand the principles of scientific management, you will be able to understand how manufacturers produce their goods and manage their employees. You will also understand the importance of qualitative analysis (analysis of data and numbers) to improve production effectiveness and efficiency.
Definition of Scientific Management Theory
In broad terms, scientific management is the application of industrial engineering principles to create a system where waste is avoided, the process and method of production is improved, and goods are fairly distributed. These improvements serve