Industrial Management

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Articles from Vol. 35, No. 2, March/April

A Blueprint for Green Product Development
Green products will become a formidable competitive weapon in the marketing battlefield as more Americans become concerned about the environment. A recent Gallup Poll conducted by Advertising Age found that a majority of Americans would consider a company's...
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Are You Taking Advantage of Productivity Incentives in the Tax Reform Act of 1986?
There is little evidence that some important provisions of the Tax Reform Act of 1986 are used by business in setting competitive strategy. Proper use of certain tax credit provisions of the Act may make some projects feasible, which would be discarded...
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Do More Than Just Satisfy Your Customer - Profitably Delight Them
A competitive edge. It is what every company needs. But the past areas of differentiation from competitors are losing value. At one time, being able to buy raw materials cheaper than anyone else was a critical advantage. Resource rich nations and colonial...
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Logit Forecasting of High Tech Products
One approach to the problem of new product forecasting is the economic use of Logit or Gompertz curves. Gompertz or market penetration curves have been used to forecast the sales of a relatively new specialty plastic. Starting with sales data reported...
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Partner with Care
Partnering is a new way of seeing the old manufacturer-vendor relationship. In a partnering relationship, an outside company takes over a function that was formerly the province of the main company. Partnering sees parent companies as mentors to its...
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Project Success or Project Failure: It's Up to You
Before trying to determine how to manage a project, it is important to understand what the process is all about. A project is a team oriented, planned, ad hoc undertaking where the objective is to improve, change or add a new dimension to an ongoing...
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Taking a Multivariate Approach to Total Quality Management
For the first few years of its existence, it was difficult, if not impossible to define TQM. A melange of terminology evolved from private consultants and government offices.In no particular order of succession, Deming, Crosby and Juran experienced varying...
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Technology Transfer from the Commonwealth of Independent States to the United States
The Soviet Union is no more. Each of the former 15 republics is now an independent country. With the exception of the Baltic states, Moldova, and Georgia, these republics have banded together in the Commonwealth of Independent States (C.I.S.). In the...
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Turning Information into Knowledge
Faced with a bombardment of diverse data on a daily basis, how does someone determine which items to accept and retain, and which to ignore or reject? Not only are we being overwhelmed with information, we are frequently confronted with conflicting information....
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Why Businesses Must Prepare a Strategic Response to Corporate Sabotage
Terrorism and sabotage aimed at domestic and multinational corporations continue at a frantic pace. While such acts are often politically motivated. industry remains a chief target of its perpetrators. At a time when much of the world is working towards...
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