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  • Dell Computer Corporation - 1,523 words
    Dell Computer Corporation SYNOPSIS In this report an examination will be made of the production and logistics system of Dell Computer Corporation. Emphasis will be placed on the following:  The important aspects of Dell's product/ service  How effective is the firms resource planning procedures?  Dells internal and external logistics process  The key difficulties - potential points of failure in the Dell's logistics process  How technologies are being used or can be used to make the logistics function more efficient/effective? What is Dell Computers all about? Michael Dell founded Dell Computer Corporation in 1984 having only $1000 start-up capital. To ...
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  • Fordism And Scientific Management - 1,966 words
    Fordism And Scientific Management FORDISM, SCIENTIFIC MANAGEMENT AND THE LESSONS FOR CONTEMPORARY ORGANISATIONS Fordism and Scientific Management are terms used to describe management that had application to practical situations with extremely dramatic effects. Fordism takes its name from the mass production units of Henry Ford, and is identified by an involved technical division of labour within companies and their production units. Other characteristics of Fordism include strong hierarchical control, with workers in a production line often restricted to the one single task, usually specialised and unskilled. Scientific management, on the other hand, "originated" through Fredrick Winslow Ta ...
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  • Mike Porter Researches - 4,589 words
    ... easurement problems be addressed. Second, I claim that two of the most consistent (and increasingly explicit) policy agendas of our times, the competitiveness and sustainability agendas, are committed to stimulating, guiding, or directing science and technology to achieve their ends. Each agenda attempts to influence technological and industrial innovation in the narrow sense and each ponders the broader issues of institutional and social innovation, raising a host of questions about ends and means. Third, innovation takes place in systems of public and private institutions and the rules and routines of their behavior. Innovation research uses notions such as system of innovation (Niosi ...
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  • Organ Donation - 2,214 words
    ... llas area (Adato). The fifth myth is the minority candidates wait longer owing to bias in the system. In fact, no consideration is given to race, only to medical facts. In many transplants the necessary matching antigens are more likely to occur between people of similar race or ethnicity. Blacks are one of the lowest groups to give to organ donation. All other organs can be shared between people of different race, ethnicity or gender (Adato). The sixth myth is that religion prohibits organ sharing. In fact, only Orthodox Judaism opposed organ donation; and now attitudes in that community are changing. As a matter of fact the religion misconception is probably the largest one. It's a fac ...
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  • Perestroika - 507 words
    Perestroika Emergence of the Modern World Gorbachev and Perestroika In 1985, Soviet leader and Communist Party General Secretary Mikhail S. Gorbachev announced perhaps the most far-reaching plan for his country's economic restructuring. This plan, called Perestroika, was a set of strategies aimed at resolving the gap in scientific and technological development with the West by initiating economic reform in the Soviet Union. The meaning of Perestroika was best defined by the Party Plenum of January 1987: Perestroika is the decisive defeat of the processes of stagnation, the destruction of the braking mechanism, the creation of a reliable and effective mechanism for increasing the pace of the ...
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  • Service Characteristics - 3,135 words
    Service Characteristics 1. Service Mechanism or Process: For each category of customer it is necessary to describe the service process. This is usually expressed as a probability distribution for service times; for example, service times might be normally distributed or uniformly distributed. At the least, we need to state the average time it takes for a server to serve a customer and the variance or standard deviation of the service time. We decline  = average service rate possible per server in customers/unit time so 1/ is the average service time. 2. Queue Discipline When customers are in the queue, the system must have operating rules that determine which customer to serv ...
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  • Service Characteristics - 3,088 words
    ... re usually conventional units of time, most frequently weeks, although one-day, two-week, and one-month time buckets are not uncommon. The time buckets need not be the same for the entire schedule. Each product has its own MPS, and there is also an overall master schedule that synthesizes the requirements for ll products or a group of products that share facilities. The bill-of-materials (BOM) file lists for each end product all assemblies, subassemblies, components, and raw materials necessary to produce the product. A BOM file includes information about how many units of each item are needed for each higher-level item in the product hierarchy (and possibly for the end product itself), ...
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  • Toyota - 1,271 words
    Toyota Lets start with a Japanese introduction JIT: Short, for just in time, JIT is manufacturing process aimed at getting the right quantity of quality parts to the assembly line at the exact time they are needed for production. KAIZEN: The Japanese word for improvement, kaizen techniques target and eliminate waste in production processes. KANBAN: The Japanese term for sign, kanban uses standard lot sizes and often, returnable containers with a card attached. These kanban cards, which are pulled as assembly-line workers use parts, alert suppliers that part levels need to be replenished. POKA-YOKE: Loosely translated from Japanese as mistake-proof, this process involves establishing standard ...
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