Industrial Management

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Articles from Vol. 34, No. 4, July/August

A Mathematical Approach to Understanding the Diversity of Ethical Decision Making
Society judges the competence and the liability of engineers by their adherence to commonly accepted standards of behavior such as the National Society of Professional Engineers' Code of Ethics or a professional societys' more specific code of ethics....
Developing a 'Corpreneurial' Strategy for Fostering Business
It was the best of times, it was the the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness,...it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything...
Expanding Roles of the IE: Creating a Competitive Advantage
What is competitive advantage? The context of competitive advantage starts with the make/by decision, A competitive advantage occurs when a supplier is able to create value for its customer that exceeds the supplier's cost of creating it. Once the customer...
Managing Collaborative Organizations in the 90s
It is recognized that the manager is dependent upon others to perform his job effectively. Generally, one's attention has focused on the manager's dependence on his subordinates in the organization's hierarchy. As a result, much has been written about...
Moving through the Three Phases of Organizational Change
Change, progress, innovation, continuous improvement, task alignment, reorganization, corporate renewal or programmatic change --no matter how one defines it, the fact is that organizations are changing. Change is increasing in response to corporate...
Taking a Closer Look at the Other Side of Project Management
I was reviewing an exposure draft of the summary chapter for a production line reconversion and expansion project when I sensed that something was missing. However, at the time I was unable to immediately place my finger on the missing element. And that...
Technological Displacement: Who Is Responsible for Retraining the Displaced?
There has been increasing economic importance placed on the adoption of industrial robots in the manufacturing sector. Rightly or not, robotics have been seen as a panacea for curing a myriad of industrial ills, ranging from ever increasing labor costs...
The Case for Product Liability Reform - Now!
American business has been accused of falling behind, but there is one thing we are still better at producing than any nation on earth: costly lawsuits that sap our competitiveness. Yet, if the first step toward solving a problem is recognizing it, we...
Training Supervisors to Work Effectively with a Changing Workforce
Good supervisors develop realistic strategies to cope effectively with challenges within and outside their organizations. They acknowledge that people, the major determiners of revenue and profitability, are their most valuable asset. They believe quality...