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Books control problems on the basis that a A new general introduction to opportunity to develop his ideas all simple, good solution is usually wiser over the world, in underdeveloped as risk management for than an ideal but complex solution. well as industrialised countries. businessmen The text has been fully revised to take Action learning has something in Most companies already concern account of developments since the common with operational research, themselves with some aspects of risk last edition and the chapter on the use as with industrial engineering and management, such as insurance or of computers has been completely work study, but is carried out by accident prevention, but many lack an rewritten and enlarged. managers themselves and its results overall risk management policy. A The book covers the need for stocks ar e tested by managers themselves. It new book entitled An Introduction to and stock control; Basic steps towards is much more than learning on the Risk Management provides a general good stock control; Determination or job . introduction to the subject for estimation of future demands; What Job rotation and merely sitting next businessmen and those connected should be stocked?; Specific systems to Nellie qualify as learning on the with the insurance industry. Pub­ of stock control; Selection of the most job , but they do not, like action lished by Woodhead-Faulkner of appropriate system and the use of a learning, "evaluate what is going on Cambridge the book is written by Neil computer for stock control. It also by bringing to bear a fresh criticism". Crockford, a risk management con­ covers redundancy coding and error On e could write a whole philosophy sultant, and is available in hardback at detection and correction with exam­ of education on why action learning a price of £8.50. ples of stock movement analysis. works. Revans stresses the unification Based on articles written by Neil Particularly suitable reading for of theory and practice and the genuine Crockford for the Journal of Risk relationships developed between Stock Controllers; Production Mana­ Management An Introduction to Risk gers; Works Managers and Buyers. employees at all levels. Management aims to help companies Clearly realism is essential to action Enquiry 90. stay in business by introducing them learning. A "realistic" situation is not Action Learning: R. W. Revans: to a whole range of measures enough when the learners know that it Blond and Briggs; £5.50. designed to tackle every facet of risk. is "Let's pretend" and that the tutor Professor Reg Revans invented action The author stresses that the key to the has the answer all worked out. Having learning when in charge of education whole process is co-ordination, and he th e answer all worked out is what is and training during the early days of suggests that the role of the risk man­ wrong with most teaching, exams and the National Coal Board. Wishing to ager should be to co-ordinate the tests. break down class and occupational work of all the specialists in the field So-called intelligence tests require barriers as well as to spread knowledge such as safety experts, statisticians ability to distinguish the correct ans­ and understanding, he got everyone and insurance men. wer from four incorrect ones. Real- working or studying on the job. The book begins by describing the life problems are not like that: they various types of risk, its severity and Apprentice engineers worked both may have two correct answers or frequency and how it can be identified under specialist tutors and under none. Enquiry 91. and measured. The book goes on to managers "in the field". The tutors discuss the financing of potential loss, knew their subjects and always had insurance, loss control, and the pro­ the answers, whereas the managers ADVERTISERS INDEX tection of property, earnings and vital were often seen in a poor light, records. The threat of crime is also struggling with intractable problems Appleyard Leasing Limited 19 considered as well as health and safety Arlington Motor Co. Ltd. 29 and not always possessing the neces­ at work and, of vital concern today, British Road Services Ltd. 21 sary knowledge. environmental pollution. Camden Motor Rentals Ltd. 27 Revans noted that fieldwork brought Clarion Mechanical Holdings Ltd. 22,23 This book is good reading for all out the best in the apprentices, and InterIeasing(UK)Ltd. 19 those involved directly in risk man­ that they felt more respect for their K.J. Motors Ltd. 29 agement but is also valuable reading fallible managers than for their know- Marley Transport Ltd. 17 for businessmen and senior managers, all tutors. Motorent (UK) Ltd. 14 insurance companies, students of bus­ Revans next brought colliery mana­ M.D.M. Vendors (UK) Ltd. 44 ines s organisation and anyone gers together in groups to learn from National Coal Board 4,5 interested to know what risk man- Olympic Airways 43 one another's experience. Given spe­ agementis . Enquiry 89. P.H.H. Services Ltd. 26 cific problems to work on - such as Property Guards Ltd. 13 maintenance of machinery, control of Saab (GB) Ltd. 29 Stock control in manufacturing materials, efficiency of underground Seiger 24 haulages, and deployment of under­ industries Southalls (Birmingham) Ltd. 2 ground workers with 16 per cent ∙ Warwick Wright Ltd. 28 This is a new edition of a standard absenteeism - they produced construc­ Zoom Television Ltd. 28 work which provides practical and tive answers. tested answers to many typical stock Since then Revans has had the Published by Embankment Press Ltd . Building 59, GEC Estate, East Lane, Wembley. Middlesex HA9 7TQ. Telephone 01 -904 2246 © 1980 Embankment Press Ltd Printed by H A. Smith & Son Ltd , Tomngton Avenue. Coventry. 0203 461111. Typesetting by T & R Filmsetters Ltd , London NW6 01-328 3451. Price for 12 copies paid. United Kingdom & Ere £17 50 Overseas - Canada, USA and Mexico (Air Speed) $60.00 Surface mail £17.50 Air mail £29 00 Second Class Postage pad at New York. N Y. Mailing Agents, Air & Sea Freight Inc., Maxwell House, Fairview Park, Elmstord. N.Y. 10523, USA. Circulation enquiries should be sent to Subscription Department, Building 59 Subscribers are invited to take advantage of any help and advice which the editorial staff can offer concerning news and products featured in the journal Enquiries to Editorial Advisory Department, Industrial Management. Building 59, GEC, East Lane, Wembley. Middlesex HA9 7TQ 40 INDUSTRIAL MANAGEMENT http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Industrial Management Emerald Publishing

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Industrial Management , Volume 80 (4): 1 – Apr 1, 1980

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control problems on the basis that a A new general introduction to opportunity to develop his ideas all simple, good solution is usually wiser over the world, in underdeveloped as risk management for than an ideal but complex solution. well as industrialised countries. businessmen The text has been fully revised to take Action learning has something in Most companies already concern account of developments since the common with operational research, themselves with some aspects of risk last edition and the chapter on the use as with industrial engineering and management, such as insurance or of computers has been completely work study, but is carried out by accident prevention, but many lack an rewritten and enlarged. managers themselves and its results overall risk management policy. A The book covers the need for stocks ar e tested by managers themselves. It new book entitled An Introduction to and stock control; Basic steps towards is much more than learning on the Risk Management provides a general good stock control; Determination or job . introduction to the subject for estimation of future demands; What Job rotation and merely sitting next businessmen and those connected should be stocked?; Specific systems to Nellie qualify as learning on the with the insurance industry. Pub­ of stock control; Selection of the most job , but they do not, like action lished by Woodhead-Faulkner of appropriate system and the use of a learning, "evaluate what is going on Cambridge the book is written by Neil computer for stock control. It also by bringing to bear a fresh criticism". Crockford, a risk management con­ covers redundancy coding and error On e could write a whole philosophy sultant, and is available in hardback at detection and correction with exam­ of education on why action learning a price of £8.50. ples of stock movement analysis. works. Revans stresses the unification Based on articles written by Neil Particularly suitable reading for of theory and practice and the genuine Crockford for the Journal of Risk relationships developed between Stock Controllers; Production Mana­ Management An Introduction to Risk gers; Works Managers and Buyers. employees at all levels. Management aims to help companies Clearly realism is essential to action Enquiry 90. stay in business by introducing them learning. A "realistic" situation is not Action Learning: R. W. Revans: to a whole range of measures enough when the learners know that it Blond and Briggs; £5.50. designed to tackle every facet of risk. is "Let's pretend" and that the tutor Professor Reg Revans invented action The author stresses that the key to the has the answer all worked out. Having learning when in charge of education whole process is co-ordination, and he th e answer all worked out is what is and training during the early days of suggests that the role of the risk man­ wrong with most teaching, exams and the National Coal Board. Wishing to ager should be to co-ordinate the tests. break down class and occupational work of all the specialists in the field So-called intelligence tests require barriers as well as to spread knowledge such as safety experts, statisticians ability to distinguish the correct ans­ and understanding, he got everyone and insurance men. wer from four incorrect ones. Real- working or studying on the job. The book begins by describing the life problems are not like that: they various types of risk, its severity and Apprentice engineers worked both may have two correct answers or frequency and how it can be identified under specialist tutors and under none. Enquiry 91. and measured. The book goes on to managers "in the field". The tutors discuss the financing of potential loss, knew their subjects and always had insurance, loss control, and the pro­ the answers, whereas the managers ADVERTISERS INDEX tection of property, earnings and vital were often seen in a poor light, records. The threat of crime is also struggling with intractable problems Appleyard Leasing Limited 19 considered as well as health and safety Arlington Motor Co. Ltd. 29 and not always possessing the neces­ at work and, of vital concern today, British Road Services Ltd. 21 sary knowledge. environmental pollution. Camden Motor Rentals Ltd. 27 Revans noted that fieldwork brought Clarion Mechanical Holdings Ltd. 22,23 This book is good reading for all out the best in the apprentices, and InterIeasing(UK)Ltd. 19 those involved directly in risk man­ that they felt more respect for their K.J. Motors Ltd. 29 agement but is also valuable reading fallible managers than for their know- Marley Transport Ltd. 17 for businessmen and senior managers, all tutors. Motorent (UK) Ltd. 14 insurance companies, students of bus­ Revans next brought colliery mana­ M.D.M. Vendors (UK) Ltd. 44 ines s organisation and anyone gers together in groups to learn from National Coal Board 4,5 interested to know what risk man- Olympic Airways 43 one another's experience. Given spe­ agementis . Enquiry 89. P.H.H. Services Ltd. 26 cific problems to work on - such as Property Guards Ltd. 13 maintenance of machinery, control of Saab (GB) Ltd. 29 Stock control in manufacturing materials, efficiency of underground Seiger 24 haulages, and deployment of under­ industries Southalls (Birmingham) Ltd. 2 ground workers with 16 per cent ∙ Warwick Wright Ltd. 28 This is a new edition of a standard absenteeism - they produced construc­ Zoom Television Ltd. 28 work which provides practical and tive answers. tested answers to many typical stock Since then Revans has had the Published by Embankment Press Ltd . Building 59, GEC Estate, East Lane, Wembley. Middlesex HA9 7TQ. Telephone 01 -904 2246 © 1980 Embankment Press Ltd Printed by H A. Smith & Son Ltd , Tomngton Avenue. Coventry. 0203 461111. Typesetting by T & R Filmsetters Ltd , London NW6 01-328 3451. Price for 12 copies paid. United Kingdom & Ere £17 50 Overseas - Canada, USA and Mexico (Air Speed) $60.00 Surface mail £17.50 Air mail £29 00 Second Class Postage pad at New York. N Y. Mailing Agents, Air & Sea Freight Inc., Maxwell House, Fairview Park, Elmstord. N.Y. 10523, USA. Circulation enquiries should be sent to Subscription Department, Building 59 Subscribers are invited to take advantage of any help and advice which the editorial staff can offer concerning news and products featured in the journal Enquiries to Editorial Advisory Department, Industrial Management. Building 59, GEC, East Lane, Wembley. Middlesex HA9 7TQ 40 INDUSTRIAL MANAGEMENT

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Industrial ManagementEmerald Publishing

Published: Apr 1, 1980

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