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Engineering Management Journal

Issue 3 • Date June 2000

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  • Mining, technology and the shaping of public opinion

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):111 - 115
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    The author describes how technology has impacted on mining in a deep and subtle way. They argue that nothing is superficial or temporary about the changes, but perhaps they must be even more radical if this industry is to survive in the global village. View full abstract»

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  • Incremental decisions in a complex world

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):121 - 129
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    Decision makers are used to complicated problems, those rich in detail. Whether they are trying to manage a computer or a farm, managers know how to get the task done-break it down into its constituent parts, get an expert to solve each part and stitch the whole together with a management hierarchy. This approach fails with complex problems, those rich in structure. What do you do when a decision ... View full abstract»

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  • Knowledge management and competitive manufacturing

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):130 - 134
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    As firms seek new ways to attain and maintain competitive advantage, they are looking to exploit to the full their intellectual capital as well as their physical resources. The author describes how the management of knowledge-or intellectual property-is becoming a distinct and critical branch of strategic thinking. View full abstract»

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  • Development of a work monitoring, evaluation and improvement process

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):135 - 141
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    The author describes how a unique work monitoring, evaluation and improvement process has been developed within the engineering support services of British Energy. Its benefits are fully detailed, with emphasis on the suitability for implementation in fast changing organisations. View full abstract»

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  • Buyer behaviour [marketing success]

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):142 - 146
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    The author argues that understanding buyer behaviour is the key to successful marketing. He attempts to explain the complex process of buyer behaviour with simple examples. The main goal of any business is to create customers, where understanding buyer behaviour is key. Many companies make the mistake of thinking that the job is finished when the sale is made and give no consideration to post purc... View full abstract»

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  • UK user's guide to quality function deployment

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):147 - 155
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    Quality function deployment is a toolkit of techniques for tackling new product development which originated in Japan. Despite its wide recognition and potential, QFD remains relatively little used in the UK. This is thought to be due to misperceptions held by the business and engineering communities in this country. This article seeks to address these issues by providing an introduction to the te... View full abstract»

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  • A new focus on equipment performance management

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):156 - 160
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    The capabilities of manufacturing equipment have improved significantly since the start of the computer age. The author describes how, with this, the complexity in managing the equipment performance has increased. View full abstract»

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  • The cost of quality [Letters]

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):108 - 109
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  • Partnering for profit [Letters]

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s): 110
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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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Dickon Ross
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