TITLE

New skills

AUTHOR(S)
O'Donnell, Noel
PUB. DATE
June 2007
SOURCE
Management Services;Summer2007, Vol. 51 Issue 2, p44
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports on the pilot project sponsored by the Science, Engineering and Manufacturing Technologies Alliance (SEMTA) with 14 small- and medium-size enterprises (SMEs) from a variety of sub-sectors in the West Midlands in England. Trained productivity and competitiveness (PAC) analysts visited each company to gather data and assess its performance on seven standard measures covering quality, cost and delivery. Companies completing the pilot program realized profit increases averaging £93,752 per company initially, with potential further increases identified.
ACCESSION #
25547740

 

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