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- Problems are uncovered. // Management Services;Autumn2008, Vol. 52 Issue 3, p8
This article discusses how Selective Covers Ltd. addressed problems in both its manufacturing and administrative processes in Great Britain. The manufacturer of waterproof covers called in Business Link to identify the issues and diagnose the problems. A Business Link advisor was quick to...
- Lean and Clean. // Management Services;Jul2003, Vol. 47 Issue 7, p5
Reports that the Scott-Grant company, a manufacturer of medical supplies, was looking to introduce lean manufacturing techniques into their operation in the hope of achieving further improvements to their productivity levels.
- Interest in productivity improvement across all sectors. // Management Services;Spring2010, Vol. 54 Issue 1, p8
The article reports on the results of a review of year 2009 by productivity training provider Scott-Grant which found that all the business sectors were represented among its client list.
- Finding and retaining the right employees. // Food Engineering;Jul2012, Vol. 84 Issue 7, p13
The article reports on studies that focused on consumer goods manufacturing and solutions to boost productivity. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics said plant efficiencies in the food industry are not up to those in the automotive sector. A 2011 study by Booz & Co. said half of engineering...
- UK slow to automate. Pidgeon, Ron // Packaging Magazine;3/9/2006, Vol. 9 Issue 5, p1
The article reports on the launch of a survey which aims to engage senior food industry decision makers in a debate about the prizes and pitfalls resulting from the industry's perspective to automation in Great Britain. The survey is sponsored by RTS Flexible Systems. According to David...
- Keys to the cake realm. // Food Manufacture;Sep2004, Vol. 79 Issue 9, p11
The article focuses on development in cake business in Great Britain. Oxon-based cake maker Queen of Hearts is courting an operations director with the promise of a princely package and the chance to excel in the realm of planning and process flows. A well-known chilled foods producer is also...
- In this issue ... Van Ryzin, Garrett J. // Manufacturing & Service Operations Management;Spring2004, Vol. 6 Issue 2, p113
A regular feature of Manufacturing &Service Operation Management ,"In this issue brie .y describes each issue 's articles and highlights their contributions.
- Flexible Work Organization and Management Control in Japanese-style Management. Aoki, Keisuke // International Journal of Political Economy;Fall91, Vol. 21 Issue 3, p49
The author of this essay demonstrates a striking contrast between the model of post-Fordist Japan and the model of ultra-Fordist Japan. Both think in terms of a trade-off between responsible autonomy of workers at a shop-floor level and direct control by management, although in Japan there is an...
- Should American Adopt The Five-Day Week? CON. Cluse, W. L. // Congressional Digest;Oct32, Vol. 11 Issue 10, p239
The article discusses author's views regarding the adoption of a five-day week work schedule in the U.S. As a means of curtailing production, when needful, the five-day week is an excellent plan in industries that do not employ processes which are of necessity continuous. The adoption of the...