Industrial Management

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Articles from Vol. 35, No. 3, May/June

Discovering Methods to Help Break the Fire-Fighting Cycle
That is a good idea, but I haven't got time." "I'm too busy." How many times have you heard managers make these statements?How often have you made them yourself? Is it because you are in a crisis management or fire-fighting cycle? That is, are you so...
Do Employee Participation Programs Violate U.S. Labor Laws?
As America enters the 21st Century, there can be little doubt that the globally competitive environment that U.S. industry finds themselves in will intensify. American companies will have to compete more efficiently for foreign as well as domestic customers....
Effective CIM Implementation Using Socio-Technical Principles
One lesson learned from Japanese operation/production management in the 1990s is to use advanced manufacturing technology such as computer integrated manufacturing (CIM), just-in-time (JIT) systems, concurrent engineering (CE), and flexible manufacturing...
Intellectual Property Rights: Who Owns the Knowledge?
With the onset of the Industrial Revolution, many philosophers and sociologists have been concerned with the "deskilling" impact of automation within the workplace. Deskilling implies a reduction in the skill set and level of skills required to perform...
Introducing the Newest Business Liability: Workers' Compensation
In industry as a whole, workers' compensation costs have been rising each year. These increases can be attributed to three factors: more liberal state legislative awards; increased cost of medical and hospital care; and the overall general economy.According...
Learn to Use TQM as Part of Everyday Work, Not as a Buzzword
The commitment to total quality, or continuous process improvement, has emerged after a period of complacence, and perhaps arrogance, by U.S. management. Having been able to sell everything their workers designed and built, there seemed to be little...
Lies, Damn Lies and the Selection Interview: Don't Take Them Lies Lying Down
The title of this article is a takeoff from the book How to Lie With Statistics. The book illustrated some problems and abuses associated with the presentation and interpretation of statistical analyses. The authors noted three types of lies: lies, damn...
The Four 'Ins' of Management - Avoid Them!
In any organization with more than a few managers, typically one or more managers can be found suffering from the four "Ins" of management. The number of "Ins" practiced may vary, as well as the individual intensity, but you can expect to find managers...
The Future of Labor-Management Relations
We have all heard how out-dated and inefficient our production system is in the United States. The Japanese, as well as other countries, have moved far ahead of us in terms of both quality of product and productivity of the worker. We tend to blame a...
There Is Nothing Wrong with Job Security - Right?
There is nothing wrong with job security--except who provides it, who pays for it and how it is achieved? An often overlooked piece of fundamental economics is that all costs incurred by any business must be recovered in the selling price of its goods...
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