To hold the cost of products sold at a competitive level in face of rising prices, it is necessary that production costs be held to a minimum. The first major field of reduction of production costs is in labor costs. In order to get the most out of dairy equipment labor must be properly used. When the time requirements of a job are reduced by improving the method, the worker must be gainfully employed at some other assignment. There are beneficial changes which provide leisure, add to the comfort of the worker, and reduce the hazards of his work. Changes in plant equipment arrangement may be made even though they are not justified on a purely economical analysis. The paper presents principles, with applications, which can be followed in each plant to improve the work method and decrease time requirements.