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Engineering Management Journal

Issue 5 • Date Oct. 2001

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  • Delegation, communiction, transformation - unleash value creation

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s): 195
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  • Like a fine wine... [contracts]

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):196 - 200
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    In order to understand a contract, it is important to understand the background and circumstances that prevailed when it was drawn up. In this paper, the author examines whether a model contract is better than a fully negotiated one, and comes to the conclusion that contracts are like fine wines, with different wines for different meals. View full abstract»

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  • Blood, sweat, and the Protestant work ethic

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):207 - 210
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    Through the industrial revolution and the depression, onto the decline of heavy industry and the present day post dot.com era, the way we work has been in a continuous and ever-accelerating state of change. In this paper, the author examines what we can learn from the way we used to work. View full abstract»

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  • Kaizen-and the art of motorcycle manufacture

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):211 - 214
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    With an oriental name and claiming to be the 'original lean system', the Japanese philosophy and practice of Kaizen could at first glance be taken to be an obscure ascetic religion. Actually a series of totally practical management tools and systems specifically and individually designed for use in the manufacturing industries, Kaizen is about as hard-headed as they come, aimed pragmatically at pr... View full abstract»

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  • Soft is hard [engineering management]

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):215 - 218
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    Many engineering managers prioritise task and project management at the expense of people management. A manager under pressure to produce outcomes may avoid dealing with a people or performance issue until it is too late, or spend time trying to manage it at a personal 'output cost' to themselves. This paper examines how long a technical manager should spend on soft skill interventions. View full abstract»

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  • Surviving in the jungle [business process reengineering]

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):219 - 222
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    There are many ways to transform a business. In this article, the author argues that business process reengineering is one of the better ways. View full abstract»

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  • The quality gurus

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):223 - 229
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    This article is designed for engineers who wish to learn something about the quality management experts, who have contributed to the development of present day quality techniques. These experts are often referred to as the quality gurus. This paper discusses who they are and what have we learnt from them? An examination of the common features associated with these workers in the field of quality s... View full abstract»

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  • Managing essential infrastructure

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):230 - 232
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    Modern society has total dependence on key national infrastructure. Privatisation has led to a perennial search for efficiency gains, one manifestation being multiple subcontracting to least cost providers. The danger of ineffective control of subcontractors calls for a new approach to the management of essential infrastructure. The author describes the business model of 24seven in the electricity... View full abstract»

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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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