Engineering Management Journal

Issue 4 • Aug 1993

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  • Value engineering. I

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):171 - 175
    Cited by:  Papers (2)
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    Value engineering was developed in the USA after the Second World War and first appeared in Britain in the mid 1960s. It became popular at the time but has since been somewhat eclipsed. However, competitive pressures on producers mean that interest has been renewed. The author discusses the difference between cost and value and then explains when value engineering should be applied. The changes ne... View full abstract»

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  • Encouraging engineers into management

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):148 - 153
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    The author summarises the views of Hamdi Conger, Managing Director of Global Operations at AP Lockheed, regarding the improvement of the standard of UK management, particularly in the engineering industries. Hamdi Conger suggests that the way to do this is to encourage students to take engineering courses and then to train them in all aspects of general management early in their working lives.< View full abstract»

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  • Quality with people or people with quality?

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):155 - 161
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    The author suggests that quality is not achieved by having high-calibre people, nor even high-calibre managers, but rather it is achieved by a style of management which has the aim of successfully getting everyone to strive for customer-focused excellence in everything. The author discusses the quality strategy introduced at BT during the 1980s and the effects it has had on the company.<> View full abstract»

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  • Engineering for development in the Third World

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):165 - 170
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    With over 90% of R&D around the world addressing the 'problems' of industrialised countries, there is tremendous scope for improved technologies to benefit disadvantaged people in the South. Identifying the need and developing such improvements requires a thorough understanding of the context for their use and the active involvement of the users. This is a challenge and one to which engineers in i... View full abstract»

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  • How engineering consultancies can become more market oriented

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):177 - 184
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    Consultancy is a major growth industry in Singapore, but local companies largely lack the ability to market themselves effectively. These consultancies recognise the need to adopt a client oriented approach to promoting their services. To ensure survival and prosperity in the changing environment, consultancies must apply marketing. It is up to each individual consultancy to plan its own marketing... View full abstract»

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  • Establishing a sales operation in Japan

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):185 - 191
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    Modern Japan continues to develop as an economic and technological superpower presenting a challenge to the technology-based companies of the West. Using the author's company, Oxford Instruments, as an example this article looks at how a British Company can take advantage of their economic success and go about increasing its business in Japan. It looks at Oxford Instruments' history in Japan, why ... 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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