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Management Strategies for Today's Project Shop Economy

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Title Management Strategies for Today's Project Shop Economy
ISBN 9780899305745
Author Bassett, Glenn
Subject Business
Binding Hardcover
Publisher Quorum Books
Publisher Year 1991
Condition Fine in Very Good dust jacket
Description Boards tight and straight, inner pages crisp and clean. Dust jacket shows very light shelfwear, now contained in mylar cover. ; 1 x 9.5 x 6.25 Inches; 244 pages; Mass production is on its way out, according to Glenn Bassett, and is being replaced by a project shop economy. In a visionary book that is both theoretical and practical Bassett examines the factors turning our economy back to the short-run production methods that prevailed until the Industrial Revolution, 150 years ago. This economic change can be disorienting to management and can produce wrenching changes on the shop floor. Using the models and methods of management science, the author shows how to make the transition easier. He offers fresh strategies for measuring business effectiveness and specific management practices appropriate to the flexible, small-scale job shop. These include moderate to low capacity utilization, scheduling sensitivity to bottlenecks, and development of the job shop's most important asset--its highly skilled workers.

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