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Issue 4 • Date Aug. 2002

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  • Do great engineers make good managers?

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s): 146
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  • Voicing concerns-raising the game

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):147 - 150
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    The largest sector employers' organisation in the UK, the Engineering Employers' Federation is the representational voice of engineering and manufacturing. From its former principal role as a central negotiating body, the EEF has evolved continuously to become a combined vocal champion and advisory service for the industry in virtually every business arena. Providing a powerful, informed and highl... View full abstract»

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  • Concorde back in service!

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):154 - 162
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    The tragic loss of a Concorde in July 2000 sent shocking images around the world. There were calls to have it grounded, but a combined effort by airframe and engine makers, airlines and the certifying authorities has seen the critics defeated with a triumphal return to service in November 2001. Here the work undertaken to return the Queen of the Skies back to her rightful place is reviewed. View full abstract»

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  • A framework for innovation

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):163 - 170
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    Britain has fallen behind countries like Denmark and New Zealand in the innovation league table. Innovation will be increased if organisations involve all their personnel in the generation of ideas and the identification of necessities. This paper addresses the key requirements for successful innovation. The reasons why some nations are better at innovation than others is outlined, and how British... View full abstract»

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  • Human factors in risk analysis

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):171 - 176
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    Humans, both operators and managers, contribute significantly to functional risk. Engineering risk analysts therefore need to learn and apply human reliability assessment methods. But these contain flaws that must be understood and allowed for, and they don't address the risks posed by senior managers. This article points to the resulting shortcomings in analyses, argues for a new approach, and sh... View full abstract»

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  • To err is human, to control is crucial

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):177 - 184
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    'When a control room operator in a nuclear power station places his hand on the control switch, and begins to withdraw the reactor control rods, he has more power in his hands than a captain opening the throttles of a 747 for takeoff or the NASA engineer who ignites the booster rockets in a space shuttle launch' (Z. T. Pate). This paper discusses the importance of the control room operator with re... View full abstract»

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  • So you want to buy an information system?

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):185 - 191
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    Major computer system installation failures hit the headlines but surveys suggest that most systems fail to meet expectations. The procurement of enterprise resource management (ERP) systems in manufacturing organisations reveals an approach to purchasing such systems which increases the chance of a successful outcome. View full abstract»

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  • Mediate or else! [alternative dispute resolution]

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):192 - 193
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    The case of Dunnett v Railtrack has served as a timely reminder for parties to appreciate the value the courts attach to alternative dispute resolution (ADR). Ms. Dunnett lost the case but did not have to pay Railtrack's costs because at the costs hearing it emerged that Railtrack had refused to take part in ADR when suggested by the court. The use of ADR is strongly encouraged by the courts as a ... View full abstract»

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  • Can technology reduce health care costs?

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):194 - 200
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    It seems obvious to try to develop substitute medical technologies that are less costly than those which they replace, yet which produce the same or better clinical results. However, new technologies seldom entirely replace existing technologies, so is the concept of a substitute technology unrealistic? The paper examines this idea in the context of medical devices covering the following points: c... 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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