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Engineering Management Journal

Issue 3 • Date June 1994

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  • The flagship is dropping behind the fleet (UK telecommunications industry)

    Publication Year: 1994 , Page(s): 137 - 144
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    It is ten years this year since BT was privatised, and ten years on the author takes a hard look at the facts of the UK telecommunications industry. He covers subjects which include: key issues; minority-led progress; financial realities; the US scene; broadband technologies; local distribution links; price regulation; nontechnical policy makers; and authoritative agency.<> View full abstract»

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  • Building a technological strategy

    Publication Year: 1994 , Page(s): 129 - 135
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    Technology presents competitive opportunities and threats to a manufacturing business. The penalties for making the wrong strategic decisions in this arena are always damaging and can be fatal. This article describes a pragmatic way of creating a rewarding technological strategy for a business unit which is concerned with a single product range. It is easily extended into multiple product-range si... View full abstract»

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  • Writing management reports

    Publication Year: 1994 , Page(s): 123 - 128
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    Engineers must be able to write reports which managers can understand and act on. This is not easy. It requires a structured approach which can be tailored to the needs of particular readers and situations. This article offers such an approach.<> View full abstract»

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  • Factors influencing the relative industrial performance of Japan, Germany, USA and UK. I. Industrial structure, and capital and investment

    Publication Year: 1994 , Page(s): 117 - 122
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    The first of a series of three articles in which the author explores some of the underlying factors which continue to influence competitive industrial performance. In the post Second World War years Japan and Germany have built more prosperous economies than the UK and have seemingly threatened to overtake the USA. Social cohesion has provided their foundations for success, but in both countries i... View full abstract»

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  • UK quality management-policy options

    Publication Year: 1994 , Page(s): 115 - 116
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    Quality management tends to evoke one of two reactions: a big yawn, or an impassioned defence of some narrow position held with unwarranted doggedness. But it is too important an issue for either of these responses to be adequate. The author discusses the analysis of a SEPSU report dealing with the standards-based approach to quality systems, total quality management and systematic quality managem... View full abstract»

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  • Software quality management: a subjective view (or 'Why things still go wrong')

    Publication Year: 1994 , Page(s): 105 - 111
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    This article takes a sideways look at the problems of applying quality management procedures in practice on real software system development projects in a commercially competitive environment. It draws on the author's experience of many different projects run by several different companies. It identifies problems not normally addressed in quality plans and standards, but which can have a detriment... View full abstract»

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  • Managing industrial health-National Power turns liabilities into assets

    Publication Year: 1994 , Page(s): 100 - 104
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    A detailed study by the Health & Safety Executive revealed that accidents and illness at work are costing UK employers a staggering total of over Pounds 16.5 billion per annum, the equivalent of about Pounds 30 each month per employee. No matter what size the company, this level of expenditure has a significant effect on the balance-sheet, typically representing between 5% and 10% of annual profit... 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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