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Publication date: 1 January 1978

Beginning with this issue, James Millen looks at individual company and industrial sector performances. Here, he reports on the encouraging progress of a sector which…

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Beginning with this issue, James Millen looks at individual company and industrial sector performances. Here, he reports on the encouraging progress of a sector which forms the bedrock of manufacturing achievement — machine tools.

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Industrial Management, vol. 78 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0007-6929

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Publication date: 1 March 1978

James Millen

The Stock Market suffered a good deal from nervousness at the fag‐end of January — depressed by the 70 points drop in the Dow Jones Index since the year‐end and the…

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The Stock Market suffered a good deal from nervousness at the fag‐end of January — depressed by the 70 points drop in the Dow Jones Index since the year‐end and the prospects of labour problems with the power workers and tanker drivers.

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Industrial Management, vol. 78 no. 3
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ISSN: 0007-6929

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Publication date: 1 June 1978

James Millen

With Britain's economic prospects coming under the closest scrutiy in the post‐Budget period, many professional commentators decided they were none to happy with the…

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With Britain's economic prospects coming under the closest scrutiy in the post‐Budget period, many professional commentators decided they were none to happy with the Chancellor's manipulations of the country's financial affairs. They said so with sufficient emphasis to depress confidence in those areas that matter most.

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Industrial Management, vol. 78 no. 6
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ISSN: 0007-6929

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Publication date: 1 October 1978

James Millen

The extent of the ‘boom’ on the Stock Market — fuelled by confidence in the improvement in the rate of inflation figures and a strengthening pound — in the five weeks to…

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The extent of the ‘boom’ on the Stock Market — fuelled by confidence in the improvement in the rate of inflation figures and a strengthening pound — in the five weeks to August 11 came as a surprise to many. Despite the widespread gains in most sectors, the prospect of a sustained drive forward into new high‐ground from the FT 30‐Share Index was considered unlikely — and certainly the forward momentum was substantially checked by the announcement of the disappointing balance of payment figures for July.

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Industrial Management, vol. 78 no. 10
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ISSN: 0007-6929

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Publication date: 1 November 1978

James Millen

As the leaves began to fall with the advent of October, so did the hopes and aspirations of many investors who, two short weeks before, had been encouraged into supposing…

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As the leaves began to fall with the advent of October, so did the hopes and aspirations of many investors who, two short weeks before, had been encouraged into supposing that with the FT 30‐Share Index at its 1978 peak of 535.5 the sky was the limit.

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Industrial Management, vol. 78 no. 11
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ISSN: 0007-6929

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Publication date: 1 September 1978

James Millen

Quite a few of those who followed the traditional advice to ‘sell in May and go away’ this year will have had occasion to question the wisdom of long‐standig aphorisms as…

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Quite a few of those who followed the traditional advice to ‘sell in May and go away’ this year will have had occasion to question the wisdom of long‐standig aphorisms as, in late July, they duly took note of the prices of their former holdings.

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Industrial Management, vol. 78 no. 9
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ISSN: 0007-6929

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Publication date: 1 August 1978

James Millen

At the half‐way stage for the year it was difficult not to be concerned about the prospects for the economy and the stock market.

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At the half‐way stage for the year it was difficult not to be concerned about the prospects for the economy and the stock market.

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Industrial Management, vol. 78 no. 8
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ISSN: 0007-6929

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Publication date: 1 July 1978

Despite the many uncertainties overhanging the Stock Market in recent months, the overall situation for shares improved steadily through the Spring so that as the clouds…

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Despite the many uncertainties overhanging the Stock Market in recent months, the overall situation for shares improved steadily through the Spring so that as the clouds passed by and the sun shone once again it was noticeable that many more individual sectors were showing gains for 1978.

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Industrial Management, vol. 78 no. 7
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ISSN: 0007-6929

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Publication date: 1 August 1995

Robert A. Millen and James Ukena

Reports on the status of electronic data interchange (EDI) usage bymotor carrier firms in 1994. The same methodology was employed as in asimilar study conducted in 1991…

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Reports on the status of electronic data interchange (EDI) usage by motor carrier firms in 1994. The same methodology was employed as in a similar study conducted in 1991, thereby permitting a comparison of practice between these two time periods. The results indicate that a number of changes have occurred between 1991 and 1994. For example, as carriers have become more experienced with EDI, their EDI services offerings have become a larger percentage of their freight revenues. New problems have arisen (e.g. organizational barriers) as carriers integrate EDI more completely. On the other hand, the results also indicate where change has not occurred. Technical standards remain a “non issue” for carriers, yet finding relevant software remains an issue. Examines these and other findings and discusses their implications.

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International Journal of Physical Distribution & Logistics Management, vol. 25 no. 6
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0960-0035

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Publication date: 1 February 1991

Raj Aggarwal, J. Edward and Louise E. Mellen

Justifying new manufacturing technology is usually very difficult since the most important benefits are often strategic and difficult to quantify. Traditional capital…

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Justifying new manufacturing technology is usually very difficult since the most important benefits are often strategic and difficult to quantify. Traditional capital budgeting procedures that rely on return measures based on direct cost savings and incremental future cash flows do not normally capture the strategic benefits of higher quality, faster responses to wider ranges of customer needs, and the options for future growth made available by flexible manufacturing technology. Adding to these limitations is the difficulty of using traditional cost accounting systems to generate the information necessary for justifying new manufacturing investments. This paper reviews these problems and recommends procedures useful for assessing investments in flexible manufacturing technology.

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Managerial Finance, vol. 17 no. 2/3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0307-4358

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