The Library of Factory Management, 6

The Library of Factory Management, 6

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1915 edition. Excerpt: ...too dirty for further use long before the checking-date spaces are filled. Some follow-ups shortly become unnecessary, and as they do so the persons to whom the cards are sent are privileged to cancel them after consulting with the guardian of the office file. Thus the card follow-up plays an important part in keeping the file from being cluttered up with out-of-date instructions--a danger that must constantly be guarded against. Heads are also at liberty to suggest longer or shorter follow-up periods. THE FIRST RULE OF STANDARD PRACTICE, "VERBAL INSTRUCTIONS DON'T GO." MUST BE OBSERVED TD Y this plan, the enforcement and maintenance of the standard instructions is made so nearly automatic, that the executive is practically freed from all routine. He can go away at any time without any special arrangements and readjustment of the organization, and know that the business will go along as usual. Routine matters are assured attention by the card reminders which come up automatically. Only the matters that are not going through properly are brought to his attention specifically, and these are so few that an absence of a week or more involves no important accumulation. It is important, once the policy of conducting an establishment by written standard practice instructions is adopted, to avoid the use of verbal instructions and communications. Of course, it is sometimes necessary to issue an emergency instruction verbally, just as it is to order merchandise over the telephone. But even as telephoned orders are promptly confirmed in regular written form, so verbal orders given in the factory should be. At first there will be some difficulty on this score, for it takes time for men habituated to word-of-mouth orders to break off the habit. more

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  • Paperback | 68 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 141g
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  • English
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  • 9781236514509