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Manpower definition

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Peter May
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Hi guys I have a basic question please

Could someone enlighten me by what is meant by manpower, production rates and difference between manhours with manpower.

Any explanation is much appreciated.

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Mike Testro
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Hi Peter

That would be my definition.

Best regards

Mike Testro

Anoon Iimos
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Manpower I guess is the same as Horsepower;

or maybe health and nourishment will make the difference?

for sure it's not the same as the number of crew and Man-hours...

Peter May
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Thank you so much Mike

So in effect, am I right  to say Manpower is the number of crewon a particular task i.e if i have 3 riggers my manpower is 3 ?

Mike Testro
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Hi Peter

Welcome to Planning Planet

I do not know of any standard definition for the terms Manpower and Manhours.

I would suggest that Manpower is the gang size allocated to a task and Manhours is the ammount of hours required to complete the task.

Productioin rate is how much work is to be completed in a set time unit.

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Mike Testro