Engineering Management Journal

Issue 4 • Aug. 1997

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  • Thrust SSC: Britain challenges the world. 1

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):161 - 166
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    September 1997 sees a unique competition shaping up for a showdown in the Black Rock Desert in Nevada as Britain's Andy Green faces America's Craig Breedlove in a bid to be the first man to go supersonic in a land vehicle. This contest is more than just a test of speed as the rival designs represent opposing technical, financial and organisational solutions to an immense challenge. The first artic... View full abstract»

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  • Quality assurance in construction of process plants

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):169 - 176
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    The traditional approach to attaining quality in the process plant construction industry, based on relatively informal methods, was seen to be increasingly ineffective. QA, as codified in the ISO 9000 series standards, was considered by many to be the basis on which the situation could be redressed. Many firms were thus to launch themselves into the introduction of QA into their structures and org... View full abstract»

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  • There's no accounting for skills

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):177 - 181
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    It is frequently remarked by senior company representatives that their company's greatest asset is its staff. How they know this is a mystery as there is no evidence of it in the company's accounts. Indeed, if there was then perhaps downsizing would not be so popular: the shareholders would object to the assets being jettisoned in that cavalier fashion. Companies do not feel that they can put a mo... View full abstract»

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  • Accounting for manufacturing: identifying the links between markets, production and costing systems

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):182 - 188
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    In opposition to arguments that suggest that standard costing systems are anachronistic and that there is a general need for the introduction of new accounting systems, this article outlines a comprehensive framework for assessing the suitability of different costing systems, including standard cost, for particular manufacturing environments. It then illustrates the continued relevance of a standa... View full abstract»

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  • The new power in the east [electricity supplier]

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):189 - 192
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    Management disciplines required to run newly privatised utilities can be vastly different from those employed in state-owned monopolies. In the fifth in a series of interviews with senior managers in privatised companies, the author reviews changes in management style within Eastern Group, an electricity supplier in the UK. View full abstract»

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  • Statistical engineering: the key to quality

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):193 - 198
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    The importance of statistical methods as a fundamental element of engineering is beginning to be recognised, though rather belatedly. Historical evidence suggests that the statistical skill of engineers in the UK is lagging behind that of their opposite numbers in other countries. The lack of a sound statistical element in many engineering degree courses must be a contributory factor. A course in ... View full abstract»

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  • Quantitative Risk Analysis: A Guide To Monte Carlo Simulation Modelling [Book Review]

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):167 - 168
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  • Construction Project Management: Getting It Right First Time [Book Review]

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s): 167
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  • Software Failure: Management Failure Amazing Stories And Cautionary Tales [Book Reveiw]

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s): 168
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Engineering Management magazine covers management methods, techniques and processes relevant to engineers, incorporating project management, marketing, finance, law, quality and responsibilities of the engineer in society.

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