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Engineering Management Journal

Issue 3 • Date June 1995

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  • The Warwick route to profitable technology (transfer)

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):100 - 104
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    The concept of close co-operative associations being formed between manufacturing industry and academic institutions is far from new. Yet the creation of a virtually self-funded university department devoted to industrial engineering partnerships will still probably be received with some incredulity by many traditionalists. Here, the author describes how, since its formation in 1980, the Universit... View full abstract»

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  • Integrated cost and schedule control: a survey of experience in UK industry

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):111 - 116
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    Over a quarter of a century ago, integrated cost and schedule control for development projects was introduced into the US aerospace and defence industries through contractual obligations imposed on its suppliers by the Department of Defence. Since then, the principles it embodies have been recognised for their value to project management and are now gaining acceptance in the UK. The survey reporte... View full abstract»

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  • Measuring the performance of engineering: the data fusion problem

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):117 - 120
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    People need assistance when assessing performance based on multiple measures. It is simply not a part of people's intuitive judgment to be able to weigh up more than a few factors simultaneously. Since performance factors are manifold, setting goals and providing feedback to engineers involves data fusion: assembling multiple measures that tell people what, on balance, is good performance and what... View full abstract»

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  • Wealth creation from design

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):121 - 123
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    The UK adds much less value per manufacturing employee than its competitors. Value is added by good management and, even more, by good design. The Design Council believes that the UK has the best design sector in the world. So what is the way forward? The authors summarise the contents and discussion of an IEE colloquium on 'Wealth creation from design' (1995). The conclusion drawn from this event... View full abstract»

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  • SACRE-socially aware cost-reduction engineering

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):125 - 128
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    What makes for good, satisfying engineering solutions in today's world may have social implications and long-term financial consequences that are far from satisfactory for society as a whole. SACRE is merely a term that will perhaps allow another balance sheet to be included in the cost reduction business plan. The essential elements will be the balance of employed people, the total cost of displa... View full abstract»

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  • Taoism at work

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):129 - 132
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    Taoism is not in the vocabulary of British business managers, but this Chinese philosophy has evolved over centuries for efficient, effective action and is still highly relevant today. The author briefly outlines Taoist philosophy. Existing company philosophy is discussed and then the Taoist viewpoint is put forward as an alternative.<> View full abstract»

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  • From bear to beavers (product development/marketing)

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):135 - 138
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    Cashing in on scientific discoveries in Russia is a formidable task. Products must be matched to the market, new channels of communication must be established, and Russia's image must develop from lumbering outsider to businesslike band of technologists, and all without a marketing budget. The author discusses the drive to market Russian technology abroad through small, regionally-based units. The... View full abstract»

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  • Keeping one PACE ahead of the competition. 2

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):139 - 144
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    New product development is perhaps the most important determinant of success for high-technology companies, but becoming fast to market with the right products can require substantial overhaul of the organisation. World-class companies are always looking to improve the ways in which they operate. This article reviews how a market leader introduced a new methodology into its product development pro... View full abstract»

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