WITH the approach of the European Management Conference at Torquay and the news that The Work Study Society will be holding a one‐day Conference in London on October 14th and another in Hereford on November 25th it looks as if work study men will have plenty of opportunities of exchanging points of view this autumn.
The human resource valuation system cannot be considered to be a complete system of accounting unless it is followed by an equally competent system of auditing…
The human resource valuation system cannot be considered to be a complete system of accounting unless it is followed by an equally competent system of auditing. Application or use of human resource accounting, therefore, must also be followed by a separate HR audit to ascertain whether or not the performance of the managers has been true and fair in the overall interests of the organization they serve. The application and usefulness of human resource valuation depends on the future efforts and experiments to be made by practising managers, accountants and academicians. It also needs support from the professional bodies and government. In the absence of human resource valuation, the management may not realize the negative effects of certain programmes aimed at improving profits in the short run. Such programmes may result in decreased value of human assets due to a fall in productivity levels, high labour turnover and low morale. Audit of human resources could help in finding out the efficiency of every segment. Human resource audit could enable the appraisal of the performance of various managers. The basic function and management of human resources is also greatly facilitated. Hence human resource valuation and audit activity could be helpful in improving the efficiency of human resources in the changing business scenario.
This paper seeks to investigate the work of a small company involved in researching techniques and designing equipment for assembly automation.
The development of a fully automated CNC machine for drilling aircraft wing sub‐assemblies is described. The importance of accurate process simulation is discussed, and a research project combining physics‐based gaming hardware with factory simulation software is presented. Its application to the laying‐up of carbon composite materials is explained.
Effective and affordable simulation software is essential to small companies to avoid risk in one‐off projects. AMTRI leverages new developments and puts them together to form powerful new systems. The automation of innovative composite processing is intrinsically connected with the behaviour of the material itself.
The paper points out the importance of automation to the future of European manufacturing, in the light of increasing fuel costs.
Fettling is the process of removing excess material from castings. This excess material is often formed at the die’s parting lines during the casting process as molten material is injected into the die at high pressure. By using a robot as a positioning tool for the fettling operation, the process can be carried out safely and with consistent results. This paper proposes a computer‐assisted robotic fettling technique using visual feedback. In particular, emphasis is placed on the establishment of a technique and investigating its performance for the determination of the casting profile. Also examines the process parameters associated with high‐speed fettling operations. Further, the experimental set‐up employed and the results obtained are also presented.
This article reviews the government thrust for foundation trust status for NHS providers, drawing out implications for public engagement, partnerships with wider…
This article reviews the government thrust for foundation trust status for NHS providers, drawing out implications for public engagement, partnerships with wider stakeholders and the relationship with social care services. It explains the potential benefits of the change, in the context of expressed concerns about privatisation, the particular difficulties for community services like mental health, and uncertainties about existing s31 partnership agreements.
When the Workmaster company collapsed last year one of its best assets was a heavy duty robot. Ajax Machine Tools who took over the rights of that machine have developed it to the stage of commercial exploitations. Brian Rooks has visited the company and found a strong resolve to ‘make it work’.
THE assistant said, “Step this way, please.” A lift bore us with soundless urgency into the upper regions and decanted us into a corridor, and a moment later I was ushered…