Industrial Management

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Articles from Vol. 38, No. 6, November/December

How to Lead and Facilitate Teams
Organizations increasingly are relying on teams to produce results. Many different types of teams exist, ranging from specific short-term, problem-solving teams, to longer-term project teams. Many of these teams are cross-functional, drawing on the diversity...
Imprinting Change on Your Organization
Xerox recently implemented a redesign of their organization. The redesign included a complete reorganization of who they were and the function they were supposed to be performing. When this "new organization" was announced, half of Xerox's employees...
Is Manufacturing a Weak Link in Your Supply Chain?
Manufacturing wants to produce a predetermined amount of product to a set schedule, while customers want their suppliers to be very responsive and provide short cycle deliveries to meet their changing demands. The manufacturers want to sell large quantities,...
JIT Purchasing: Analyzing Survey Results
Applications of Just-in-Time (JIT) purchasing systems are growing in the United States. Today, they are being used not only as a part of standard JIT systems but also as independent purchasing systems. Such systems include delivery of required items...
Practical Issues of Technology Transfer in High-Tech Industrial Organizations
Technology transfer, or the process by which ideas are translated into new products, requires high levels of cooperation among a diverse set of participants from R&D, production, marketing, and other functional groups. The human and organizational...
Understanding and Using Empowerment to Change Organizational Culture
In the 1980s, many organizations sought to implement participative management. More recently, the concept of empowerment has added to participative management by encouraging employees to internalize their organization's culture and make independent decisions....
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