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Engineering Management Journal

Issue 2 • Date April 1999

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  • The virtual company

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):65 - 70
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    With the increasing commuting problems that everyone experiences across the country, having an office at home is more and more attractive. As the enabling telecommunications and computer systems continue to develop this need no longer be the domain of the privileged few, but can be considered by all companies for some or all of their workforce. This article considers the issues involved in setting... View full abstract»

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  • How much does waste really cost you?

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):71 - 74
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    Waste is not just discarded materials: it includes wasted time, energy, water and excessive use of raw materials. By taking a systematic approach to waste minimisation you will be able to manage and reduce waste in all its forms. In most companies an effective waste minimisation policy could reduce operating costs by at least 1% of turnover without too much effort or cost. This level of saving goi... View full abstract»

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  • Technology transfer for SMEs

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):75 - 80
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    The Teaching Company Scheme (TCS) promotes the transfer of people, technology and skills between universities and business and seeks to enhance the competitiveness of small and medium-sized companies. The authors discuss the origin of TCS and the activities of the Plymouth TCS Centre. The TCS programme at Rigibore Ltd. is described. The benefits of a TCS programme are outlined. View full abstract»

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  • What has ethics to do with me? I'm an engineer

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):81 - 86
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    More and more we are reading in the press about the questionable actions of companies and individuals, and what the consequences of these actions are. What is the engineer to do about his own actions, and those of his company, if he is not to suffer the censure of the public and other stakeholders? This article illustrates why the engineer should be aware of ethical issues, what they look like whe... View full abstract»

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  • Life-cycle assessment: some applications in environmental business management

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):89 - 96
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    The growing environmental pressures on business and some of the responses which companies are making are reviewed. The technique of life-cycle assessment is one of the tools which organisations have at their disposal to help in the identification of the effects or impacts which they have on the environment. This technique is outlined and examples given of its application to the evaluation of the e... View full abstract»

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  • Bosses take note

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):62 - 64
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  • The growth warriors: creating sustainable global advantage for America's technology industries

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s): 58
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  • Managing performance

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s): 87
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  • Risky Business?

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):50 - 51
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  • The morality of safety

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):52 - 54
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