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By K Case, S T Newman

ISBN-10: 0748402543

ISBN-13: 9780748402540

This quantity contains the lawsuits of the 10th nationwide convention on production examine held on the collage of know-how, Loughborough, united kingdom, in September 1994, the most recent in a chain of conferences first convened in 1985, and the 1st to be released through Taylor & Francis Ltd.; Keith Case and Steven Newman, the convention Chairs, the publication includes R. H. Weston's keynote deal with, "Requirements and tendencies in production Systems", and over a hundred and forty contributions, which jointly signify the vanguard, state of the art wisdom within the region of producing and creation engineering and administration. The contributions are prepared through topic: approach making plans; structures integration and modelling; simulation and scheduling; concurrent engineering and layout; method keep watch over; and inspection; and therefore show the big variety of issues that production examine embraces and their relevance to enhancing present business perform.

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Several companies have introduced a concept of “annual hours”, which will be illustrated by another example. Bomford Turner (a manufacturer of grass-cutting equipment) introduced annual hours—that is employees are contracted to work a given number of hours a year but on a flexible basis so that they receive a constant weekly wage regardless of the hours worked in a particular week (Cheesright, 1993). That way, a company can typically expect to reduce expensive overtime at the peak-season. Other companies using similar concepts are Frigoscandia frozen foods (Charlton, 1991) and Crosslee, a manufacturer of tumble dryers (Tighe, 1993).

36 R MAULL AND S WHITTLE Content Literature Substantial agreement exists in published work on the appropriate content of manufacturing strategy. According to Leong, Snyder and Ward (1990) the most important areas can be divided into two broad categories; decision areas that are of long term importance in manufacturing and competitive priorities based on corporate and/or business unit goals. There is general agreement on categories of decision areas for manufacturing based on the original eight of Hayes and Wheelwright (1984); capacity, facilities, technology, vertical integration, workforce, quality, production and organisation.

Take corrective actions as necessary (eg been formulated and expressed in training, retraining, redeployment, revision measurable terms in the form of short and of the processes, etc) long term targets and priorities, c. Items a and b above are understood by employees at all levels and employees can relate their own job functions to the long and short term strategic targets. Awareness of Roles and Responsibilities Integrated Performance Measures Objective of this performance area is to Objective of this performance area is to ensure that all roles and responsibilities ensure that the goals and targets set at the are defined and that there is a general strategic levels are deployed to individual awareness of all roles and responsibilities functions and processes within the across the business.

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