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Engineering Management Journal

Issue 5 • Date Oct. 1995

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  • Software quality giving managers what they need

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):235 - 238
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    A Workshop on the 22nd March 1995 scrutinised processes used in procuring 'quality' software. This article describes the purpose of the Workshop which was to examine the role of quality management in the context of rapid change in the business environment. In particular it was intended to: identify the strengths and shortcomings of current quality management systems; consider current trends in the... View full abstract»

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  • Engineers and power. The engineering contribution to the managerial and political process

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):229 - 234
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    Engineers have a profound influence on the future of their organisations and societies. But how is this represented in political and managerial processes, and can a better understanding of the nature of power help focus their contribution? This article takes a fresh look at the nature of managerial and political power. It argues that the core contribution of engineers to management and politics-if... View full abstract»

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  • Managing technological change-the challenge of the 21st century

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):219 - 228
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    World leaders have been warning about the need for technological change to be controlled. If it is not, the consequences may well be catastrophic. Experience shows that the rapid technical developments taking place in our society often have ramifications that are totally unexpected. This IEE Management and Design Division Chairman's Address considers the question of how the IEE and its members can... View full abstract»

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  • The business of managing a small engineering business

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):215 - 218
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    The world of small engineering service businesses is a risky one in which to try to operate. Why is it that some businesses survive and others don't? What can a small organisation offer that the competition can't! This article tries to answer these questions.<> View full abstract»

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  • Performance measurement at the sharp end driving continuous improvement on the shop floor

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):211 - 214
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    The role which appropriate performance measurement has in the fashioning of a world-class manufacturing company is regarded by some as a critical factor in achieving success in a world market. The way to achieve fundamental improvements on the shopfloor is by enabling operators to establish their own measures, aligned to the business strategy, and use these to drive their 'kaizen' activities. The ... View full abstract»

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  • How standards and VQs can benefit your organisation

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):206 - 210
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    Many organisations prefer to let the future take care of itself and are unwilling to develop the benefits offered by standards and vocational qualifications (VQs) for their human resources. However, while the benefits to be attained are not yet capable of precise definition but are potentially very significant to those organisations prepared to implement them. The author discusses the use of stand... View full abstract»

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  • Cyclical recovery and structural problems. European cars in the 1990s

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):201 - 205
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    This article contrasts short-term and relatively optimistic predictions for a business emerging from a severe cyclical recession with a more cautious framework which emphasises long-term structural conditions. These structural conditions set limits on management's ability to recover and reduce costs. Using this alternative framework of analysis the article argues that a deeper and more pronounced ... 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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Dickon Ross
IET