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  • Achieving a system operational availability requirement (ASOAR) model

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):275 - 279
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    The achieving a system operational availability requirement (ASOAR) model is a macroanalysis analytic tool that estimates optimal end item operational availabilities from the system requirement. A system operational availability (Ao) requirement is a quantitative expression of user need. Ao represents the probability that an item will be in an operable or committable condition at any random point ... View full abstract»

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  • 1992 International Engineering Management Conference: Managing in a Global Environment (Cat. No.92CH3222-7)

    Publication Year: 1992
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  • A methodology for customer requirements generation in communication systems planning

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):230 - 233
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    The authors describe a concept where the customer attempts to conceptually design the needed system, with the help of a planning support system. They explain how a user can conceptually build a configuration of the needed system based on instructions from a planning support system for communication system (PSCS), an integrated software tool. Although the approach is applicable to any system, the f... View full abstract»

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  • A DSS for integrating optimization models to simulation models through databases

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):234 - 238
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    A simple technique to integrate databases and model bases developed by expert analysts is proposed. Special attention is given to the fact that there are frequent improvements in computer applications, so that the integrating system should be flexible enough to adapt to changes. Because users differ in experience and do not apply the same style of decision making, it should be possible to tailor t... View full abstract»

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  • Strategic alliance and technology transfer: an extended paradigm

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):265 - 269
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    An attempt is made to develop a theoretical framework which explores the types of technology transfer most applicable to given forms of strategic alliances. The primary purpose of this study is to make the connection between technology transfer and strategic alliances. It is proposed that by highlighting the similarities and differences in both processes simultaneously, one can create a clearer di... View full abstract»

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  • Army E3 program: a process focused on teaming

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):335 - 339
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    The authors highlight the history of the US Army Electromagnetic Environmental Effects (E3) program, including the management approaches that were used to execute the program. Weaknesses in this process resulted in very serious system deficiencies that have been difficult and expensive to correct. The authors review the Department of the Army's policy changes that have been implemented to improve ... View full abstract»

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  • Integrating engineering and business colleges via TQM

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):239 - 242
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    The authors analyze organizational change at the University of Minnesota, Duluth (UMD), in response to a total quality management (TQM) initiative. They describe how the management team has gained cooperation from competing units. This has resulted in cooperation between the business school and engineering departments at UMD, and to some degree between the Duluth and Twin City campuses. This infor... View full abstract»

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  • Computer networking for operation management and optimization in power utility industry

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):290 - 293
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    The layout of a computer system network for an electric power utility is presented. Distributive process control networking is described. A computer network structure to control the functions and processes of a power system is proposed View full abstract»

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  • Applying process simulation to improve telecommunications services operations

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):270 - 274
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    The authors describe a trial application based on the results of a process simulation analysis in network service maintenance. Specifically, by converting the customer trouble resolution process (CTRP) into a quasi manufacturing framework, they applied process simulation to understand the tradeoffs among the process cycle time, customer transaction time, and resource requirements. Through this, th... View full abstract»

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  • Managing business change in the European environment

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):92 - 97
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    The author examines how the specificities inherent in the European environment dictate the way change must be managed. Based on actual experience with companies in Europe, he describes some of the pitfalls to implementing change, as well as the measures necessary to successfully achieve significant and measurable improvements in keeping with results-oriented objectives. The future challenges for E... View full abstract»

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  • Managing a shutdown-a longitudinal study

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):332 - 334
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    Prior to 1979, the annual maintenance shutdowns at the Sundance Thermal Generating Plant were handled entirely by external specialized contractors. In 1980, however, the plant staff assumed project management control of the shutdowns, using the contractors as subcontractors. Initially working with a training consultant, the plant crew started with short planning sessions and manually updated criti... View full abstract»

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  • Reducing the role of lectures and exams in an EM program

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):243 - 247
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    The authors analyze the successes and failures of an engineering management faculty at integrating experiential exercises, student reports and presentations, team projects, homework problems, case studies, lectures, and closed- and open-book exams into a model which attempts to practice what they teach. The goal is to better balance diverse educational experiences. Particular emphasis is placed on... View full abstract»

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  • Putting leadership concepts into engineering team practices

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):1 - 3
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    The role of the engineering manager as a team leader is addressed. Positive leadership practices that an engineer manager can adopt with team members are discussed. Recent research has identified five major categories of general leadership practices. The author extends these concepts into team situations and provides practical ideas for the engineering manager. The set of general leadership practi... View full abstract»

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  • Linking the bands of the MOT spectrum through product design: an internationally applicable management operation for reconciling divergent view of MOT

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):20 - 23
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    An attempt is made to reconcile divergent views of management of technology (MOT) by emphasizing the role of product design as a most important attribute/component of the MOT strategy and by relating MOT to other identifiable parallel broad-management parameters/philosophies, such as total quality management, total productivity, technology transfer, and the more encompassing concept of life-cycle ... View full abstract»

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  • Application of total quality management process to engineering management program

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):153 - 155
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    The author discusses some of the steps taken to develop a strategic plan for the University of Maryland University College graduate programs in Technology Management and Engineering Management (TES) within a total quality management (TQM) framework. It is an ongoing process which is expected to continuously improve the quality of the program View full abstract»

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  • Managing information technologies in service companies: strategic versus operational practices

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):294 - 299
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    An empirical study of 108 service companies in five sectors explored how they evaluate their information technologies (ITs). These companies tend to use operational rather than strategic criteria, emphasizing issues of efficiency of operations rather than strategic concerns of the corporation. It was found that the higher the level of the managers evaluating ITs, and the more they are directly inv... View full abstract»

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  • A product planning support system for strategic planning and implementation

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):190 - 193
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    A model is proposed which integrates goal programming, the analytic hierarchical process, and the Delphi method. This model allows managers to systematically identify the strategic goals of the organization and set priorities among them, generate product/service alternatives for achieving these goals, evaluate product/service alternatives and select the most promising, and allocate funds among tho... View full abstract»

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  • Practices in concurrent engineering

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):115 - 118
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    The literature on concurrent engineering is summarized briefly. A 1991 survey of a sample of high-technology firms that was conducted in order to discover what they were actually measuring in the way of cycle times in the functions usually ascribed to concurrent engineering is discussed. Responses to cycle-time questions relating to use with new product development are shown View full abstract»

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  • The management of change: a case study

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):346 - 351
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    A literature review was conducted to identify some of the requirements for competitiveness and change that are being promoted by leaders in the manufacturing field. A survey was developed based on the literature review and was subsequently administered, via the case study method, at a midwestern US agricultural chemicals firm to determine the company's degree of compliance with the literature's re... View full abstract»

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  • Quality methodology for the fundamental researcher

    Publication Year: 1992
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    The new customer-oriented quality methodologies require that every part of an organization be involved in continuous improvement. Basic researchers have a role to play, and the available methodologies can be adapted to be useful to them as well. Concern is expressed that the shortsightedness of high-level management will lead to the demise of research in competitive industry View full abstract»

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  • Differentiating American and European high-tech entrepreneurial venturing: toward the development of a global model

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):82 - 85
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    An interim research study of 26 American and 16 European high-technology firms has been completed and comparisons have been made to establish similarities and differences in venture processes, founder motivations, effectiveness factors, teamwork skills, and growth parameters. Data and information were gathered in a comprehensive questionnaire, telephone and conference interviews, and publicly avai... View full abstract»

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  • Success factors of strategic business units in the electronics and computers industry

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):300 - 304
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    Data on the business activity and its results, and the business strategy adopted by the business unit (using Miles and Snow typology), were gathered and analyzed to explore the main factors affecting the success of these business units. The research considered was directed at high-technology business units in the electronics and computer industry in Israel. Two groups of factors that affect succes... View full abstract»

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  • ISO 9000: the latest wonder drug to solve the quality problem and improve global competitiveness

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):144 - 149
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    The author summarizes the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 9000 requirements, what the standards are to accomplish, what benefits a company can achieve by adhering to the standards, and what the problems are with these standards. Recommendations are made regarding whether a company should join the ISO 9000 bandwagon. It is concluded that compliance with ISO 9000 will not solve ... View full abstract»

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  • Team architecture: a network model for managing technical professionals

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):106 - 110
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    The authors describe a process that has been developed to facilitate the construction of new teams and to enhance the productivity of existing teams by documenting the within and between team member information flows using formal specification tools. They show how computer-aided systems engineering (upperCASE) diagramming tools can be used to describe the `as-is' and `could-be' team architectures.... View full abstract»

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  • Networks in R&D competence management

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):359 - 363
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    The types of networks used in R&D work are classified. An attempt is also made to support further evolution of the resource box theory in which structures are used among others for providing competence transfer networks. Three main classes of networks used in R&D work are distinguished: (1) networks used to show structures of relationships between things and objects; (2) networks coordinat... View full abstract»

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