Factory and Industrial Management Volume 55, No. 5

Factory and Industrial Management Volume 55, No. 5

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1918 edition. Excerpt: ...Manufacture 1 N October, 1917, the factories producing munitions in Great Britain employed 2,022,000 men and 704.000 women. The monthly increase since that time has been at the rate of about 11,000 men and 19,000 women. The total is about two-thirds of all the labor employed in industry on British government work. In the national factories women workers outnumber of men in the following percentages: In royal factories, 32; national projectile factories, 47; explosive and propellant factories, 55; national shell factories, 72; and national filling factories, 79 per cent. As regards explosives and optical glass, not only has Great Britain become self-contained, but she has been able to help her allies, the extent of the chemical output being so great that the weekly production of chemical shells at the end of the year was six times the output at the end of 1916. The situation in regard to the production of small arms and rifle ammunition has become secure; the lorries in possession of the armies increased during the past year by 43 per cent.; the number of cycles, 91 per cent., and cars and ambulances by 73 per cent. Moreover, great and permanent improvement has been made in reducing the cost of munitions. It is stated by way of example that if "the gun ammunition program of 1917 had been ordered at the prices of 1916 the increase in cost over the actual would have been 43,000,000 ($215,000,000)." This result has been obtained in the face of a continual increase in wages. The Live Wire Era By F. H. Bogart A good deal of the present-day demand for the "live wire" to fill executive positions in our manufacturing industries is based on the' mistaken idea that human dynamic force can of itself be made an effectual...show more

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  • Paperback | 116 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 222g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236803833
  • 9781236803832