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William Wrennall

Traditional approaches to facilities design are set within traditional hierarchical, functionally‐divided organizations. The competitive business environment is causing…

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Traditional approaches to facilities design are set within traditional hierarchical, functionally‐divided organizations. The competitive business environment is causing organizations to review such structures in order to improve flexibility. Modern work organization, through structures such as integrated cells, demands different approaches to facilities design in which supporting services are co‐located with core process value adding product assembly and test operations. Details a particular approach to facilities design in support of integrated cell working.

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Work Study, vol. 48 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0043-8022

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William Wrennall

Work study officers have been the accepted practitioners of productivity improvement. Their efforts have been directed at labor cost reduction and methods improvement…

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Work study officers have been the accepted practitioners of productivity improvement. Their efforts have been directed at labor cost reduction and methods improvement. With labor costs about 6 percent of product cost, there are more fruitful areas for productivity improvement. This paper, noting the criticisms directed at industrial engineering specialists, draws attention to a range of opportunities suggested by other authorities for us to renew our scope of work. We require to have and develop the knowledge to determine what to do and how to do it.

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Work Study, vol. 48 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0043-8022

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William Wrennall

Changes are occurring in the supplier‐customer interface. It sometimes looks as though the customer now has to provide the economies of commercial transactions while the…

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Changes are occurring in the supplier‐customer interface. It sometimes looks as though the customer now has to provide the economies of commercial transactions while the supplier reaps the benefits. Written from a supplier perspective, this paper suggests that issues of customer service, satisfaction and retention are more complex than often assumed, but must be understood if they are to be used as the basis of competitive advantage. It is possible to gain the benefits of higher productivity and offer customers the service they expect – but only if those expectations are known and managed.

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Work Study, vol. 49 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0043-8022

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W. Wrennall

Examines the productivity methodologies of established industrialnations and those of newly industrialized countries, in terms of bothmythologies and paradigms. Argues…

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Examines the productivity methodologies of established industrial nations and those of newly industrialized countries, in terms of both mythologies and paradigms. Argues that traditional productivity methodologies are caught up in their own mythology, too readily accepting inherited paradigms. Surmises that freedom from mythology and old paradigms gives many advantages in productivity, allowing greater vision with fewer old problems to correct.

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Work Study, vol. 40 no. 2
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ISSN: 0043-8022

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William Wrennall

Evaluation of options as a precursor to selection of a preferred option is a desirable means of guiding decisions makers. Work study staff can gain acceptance and…

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Evaluation of options as a precursor to selection of a preferred option is a desirable means of guiding decisions makers. Work study staff can gain acceptance and ownership of the improvements they design by generating options and guiding colleagues and customers through a participative process. MPI, Weighted Factor and Kordanz methods are described with examples. In this paper we draw on experience gained on project evaluation, site selection, site planning, layout and material handling, job evaluation, work team composition, and compensation plans. As work study officers we can develop options and guide the process for others to make evaluations and selection of a preferred option.

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Work Study, vol. 47 no. 6
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ISSN: 0043-8022

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William Wrennall

Successful strategies allow organisations to win ‐ in terms of beating their competition. Thus, aping the competition is not likely to be effective in the longer term…

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Successful strategies allow organisations to win ‐ in terms of beating their competition. Thus, aping the competition is not likely to be effective in the longer term. Future, long‐term success must rest in distinctiveness. Distinctiveness itself comes from imagination and innovation ‐ although this may be grounded in hard work and analytical thought. This slightly whimsical piece draws a theory of innovation from a set of ideas raised within a real conversation.

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Work Study, vol. 47 no. 4
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ISSN: 0043-8022

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Measuring Business Excellence, vol. 5 no. 1
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ISSN: 1368-3047

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AAR has announced that Terence (Terry) MacManus has joined the company as president and general manager of one of AAR Aviation Trading, Inc.'s operating units, AAR Allen…

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AAR has announced that Terence (Terry) MacManus has joined the company as president and general manager of one of AAR Aviation Trading, Inc.'s operating units, AAR Allen Aircraft. In this capacity, MacManus will be responsible for expanding the existing customer base, developing inventory management programmes, increasing leading capabilities and working in conjunction with other AAR units to provide full‐service programmes to customers. MacManus will report to Philip C. Slapke, president of AAR Aviation Trading, Inc.

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Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology, vol. 66 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0002-2667

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