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shop floor

the part of a factory housing the machines and men directly involved in production
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Open Tennis Championship.) At Midvale, he developed and put into place the basic elements of what later came to be known as "scientific management": the breakdown of work tasks into constituent elements; the timing of each element based on repeated stopwatch studies; the fixing of piece rate compensation based on those studies; standardization of work tasks on detailed instruction cards; and generally, the systematic consolidation of the shop floor's brain work in a "planning department."
Absent more democratic relations on the shop floor, we are likely to have little more than a proliferation of feel-good laws followed either by disillusionment or endless controversies surrounding intrusive and often costly and in efficient modes of government regulation.
The Bluestones' answer is to create a more genuinely entrepreneurial capitalism by empowering workers on the shop floor. Workers would be involved in all areas of decision-making from job design to product planning, plant siting, finance, and advertising.
The research question we address is what factors tend to motivate the use of nonfinancial/operational information systems on the shop floor that report performance to workers.
What these tensions translate into is a form of low-intensity conflict on the shop floor, with workers filing grievances, supervisors taking disciplinary action, and the two tearing at each others' throats in ways more than metaphorical.
He suggests that government support for a policy of wage restraint was a factor strengthening the employers' side in resistance to pressure from the shop floor. The removal of that support in the late 1950s undermined the fragile unity that motor employers had achieved and with it their will to resist a rising tide of shop-floor bargaining power.
As a result, up to 290 shop floor positions are now at risk of redundancy in the UK, including roles in Wrexham .
"By automating the information flow, companies can better manage operations both vertically, Shop Floor to Top Floor and horizontally across the plant."
Powered by +24 VDC and with fully processed outputs, these sensors set a new benchmark for the simplification of applying high frequency monitoring techniques on the shop floor. New for 2010 is the AE-Ultraspan wireless sensor, which provides an ideal investigative and diagnostic tool for shop floor use irrespective of a machines speed or motion (rotary, linear, reciprocating or intermittent).
Engineering shop floor areas are traditionally hostile environments for conventional computer equipment due to the dust and metal particles in the atmosphere.
Studying worker experiences on the shop floor at two tortilla factories, one in California and one across the US-Mexican border in Baja California, Munoz (sociology, City U.
As a manufacturer, you know where your money is made--on the shop floor, day in and day out.