In this first of a twopart series, the methodology for theresearch is described. This took the form of a postal questionnairecarried out in conjunction with the Institute of Industrial Managers toestablish the current situation. The results were compared with asimilar study carried out in 1980. Work on the questionnaire wassupplemented by a series of interviews and incompany work. Thisincluded measurement of the movement of materials through the system andmachine utilisation, the results and conclusions from which arepresented. Part II of the series proposes a methodology for sustainedimprovement of production management systems.
International Journal of Operations & Production Management – Emerald Publishing
Published: Jan 1, 1991