August 13, 2018

The Lean Transformation and Journey in Pratt and Whitney


2011 - 2018

2018
https://www.forbes.com/sites/jeremybogaisky/2018/07/12/pratt-whitney-geared-turbofan-united-technologies/


2017
The Year of Living Digitally
Kimberley Hagerty became lean transformation manager at Pratt & Whitney’s Hot Section Module Center.
Hagerty uses over 1000 machines in four different states to build one customer order for turbine blades and vanes. From a virtual factory standpoint, it is a very significant challenge to get enterprise visibility of working of 1000 machines in real time. Data collectionn analysis and presentation, all are challenges.
March 9, 2017
https://advancedmanufacturing.org/pw-manager-shares-her-digital-transformation-journey-one-year-on/

Connected Assets Accelerate the Journey to Lean Manufacturing
By Joe BarkaiAugust 15, 2017
http://joebarkai.com/connected-lean/

2016
https://www.forbes.com/sites/lorenthompson/2016/01/21/gamechanger-how-pratt-whitney-transformed-itself-to-lead-a-revolution-in-jet-propulsion/

2015
Inspired By Detroit, Pratt To Christen Moving Assembly Line
http://www.courant.com/business/hc-pratt-whitney-assembly-line-middletown-20150223-story.html

http://lean-analytics.org/pratt-whitneys-lean-product-development-journey/

http://lean-analytics.org/lean-pd-best-practices-pratt-whitney/


https://books.google.co.in/books?id=nTH6AAAAQBAJ&pg=PA140#v=onepage&q&f=false




How to Root Out Waste and Pursue Perfection
James P. WomackDaniel T. Jones
FROM HBR SEPTEMBER–OCTOBER 1996 ISSUE
https://hbr.org/1996/09/how-to-root-out-waste-and-pursue-perfection

The Lean Transformation in Pratt and Whitney - 1991 - 1995


Mark Coran, UTC Controller got a new assignment on 1 June 1991, to manage the costs of Pratt and Whitney, UTC's largest subsidiary and builder of aircraft engines.

After discussions, it was decided to implement lean principles in physical production first.

Coran announced that every product would be made in continuous flow to the maximum extent possible with a cost reduction target of 35% in constant dollar terms in four years and lead time reduction target of four months.  He brought in a lean thinker from UTC Headquarters, Bob D'Amore.  Despite initial attempts things did not move as expected.  In the mean time George David moved up to become President of Untied Technologies and was introduced to lean thinking by Ary Byrne. He visited Wiremold and saw Shingijutsu consultants working on the shop floor and coming up with improvement suggestions. When Mark Coran reported his status of the project to David, he immediately suggested to him to employ Shingijutsu consultants. But they came to know that GE's Aircraft Engine Group is planning to engage them. But David made an emergency appointment with them and got into a multiyear agreement.

Chihiro Nakao, a Shingijutsu consultant visited the factory in May 1992.  In the space of a week, he demonstrated many improvements in the Pratt's Middletown, Connecticut plant. Also, Karl Krapek, an industrial engineering degree holder from Purdue and who also completed General Motors' IE program was deputed as President of Pratt and Whitney.

Krapek tried to implement JIT in General Motors, but got into problems and them moved to Otis Elevator. From there, he moved to Carrier where he was implementing lean with the help of Shingijutsu. He came to Pratt, and grouped the two thousand parts of in a jet engine into seven product categories - rotors and shafts, turbine airfoils, combustors and cases, nacelles, forged compressor airfoils, compressor stator assemblies and general machines parts. Each product category was housed in a plant with the eighth plant being final assembly.

The fall in demand of Pratt at this point in time demanded head count reduction. Lean transformation required the concepts of multiskilling and mutli machine operations, job rotation, and continuous shuffling work groups to accommodate varying volumes of different varieties of engines. After protracted negotiations between the International Association of Machinist, George David and Karl Krapek, and the State of Connecticut, an agreement was reached in the spring of 1993 to reduce manpower to 29,000 from 53,000 in 1991.

The two basic activities of P&W are fabrication of parts from castings or forgings and assembling them into engines.

Turbine Blade Manufacturing Division

In 1991, 1,350 employees used 600 machines to manufacture #1 billion worth of turbine blades and guide vanes.   Ed Northern organized the plant in 1993 into flow lines and also made it possible to reconfigure them as needed. With the modification in the next two years, overdue parts fell to zero, inventory was cut in half, manufacturing cost was reduced by 50% in many cases, and labor productivity doubled.

Redesign of a Monument in Turbine Blade Manufacturing Division

Womack and Jones say a monument in lean thinking is any machine which is too big to be moved and whose scale requires operation in a batch mode. In the case of this North Haven turbine blade unit it is a massive $80 million complex of Hauni-Blohm blade grinding centers.

The redesing involved $1.7 million per cell and it reduced throughput time to 175 minutes from the earlier 10 days. The grinding cost per blade was also brought down to 50%.

The Final Assembly Plant

Bob Weiner was appointed a head of final assembly in july 1984.  The engine was placed on a moving track. Yuzuro Ito  was asked to help in the quality area.

Pratt's lean transformation did turn around the plant from problems.

Operating results improved from losses in 1992 and 93 to profits in 94 and 95.


Source

Lean Thinking
Jim Womack and Dan Jones
Simon and Schuster, 2003

https://books.google.co.in/books?id=2GtaCwAAQBAJ&pg=PA130#v=onepage&q&f=false

https://books.google.co.in/books?id=IPTay8ztpAcC&pg=PA105#v=onepage&q&f=false


Updated on 14 August 2018
First published on 24 February 2014


August 11, 2018

The Institute of Administrative Management (IAM) - UK - Since 1915


The Institute of Administrative Management (IAM) is one of the oldest management institutes in the UK, having inspired professional business managers and administrators since 1915.

Our focus is on developing professional administrators, administrative managers and managers.

What is Administrative Management?
Administrative management is at the heart of every successful organisation playing an essential role to ensure that businesses run smoothly.

It involves all types of business management and administration. Any middle or senior manager who is involved in the planning, co-ordinating, directing, or controlling aspects of a business can be considered an administrative manager. Administrative managers ensure there is effective information flow and that resources are employed efficiently across an organisation.








http://www.instam.org/Learning-Overview

The Practice of Social Science in Organizations - A Review


Working Across the Gap: The Practice of Social Science in Organizations

Lisl Klein
Routledge, 30-May-2018 - Psychology - 289 pages


The author's experience of applying the social sciences in organizations must be unique. Her work is grounded in research but much of her professional activity has been in application, combining the methods and findings of research with an understanding of dynamics in working with organizations. Moving between research and practice she has, for nearly forty years, pursued the aim of rendering the social sciences useful and practical in organizational life.

This collection of papers brings together wide-ranging material that is highly relevant to today's world, whilst also providing a useful historical overview of the field.

https://books.google.co.in/books?id=EdtdDwAAQBAJ

New Forms of Work Organisation

Lisl Klein, Dave Klein
CUP Archive, 15-Apr-1976 - Business & Economics - 106 pages
https://books.google.co.in/books?id=Jjg9AAAAIAAJ

Narayana Rao K.V.S.S.- Bioknol - Knol 1 by NRAO

Narayana Rao K.V.S.S.

Bioknol

Presently Global Number One Individual English Knol Author. Global Number Two Individual Knol Author My portfolio has more than 2.7 million page view (14.4.2011) My knol portfolio reached one million page views on (15.4.2010) in Knol Statistics I am a faculty member in National Institute of Industrial Engineering (NITIE). My post-graduation is in industrial engineering. My doctoral research thesis is in the area of capital markets. I am happy to share things that I collect for my learning, teaching and research through online platforms like knol and blogs.

Authors

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 Knol Author Foundation Congratulates Professor Rao for Achieving 100,000 Page Views a Month through a Press release

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Global Number One Individual English Knol Author

(From 3.11.2009)
Highest page views per day: 4122 page views
Highest visitors per day: 3262
Highest unique visitors 3031
(All on 14.11.2011)
Knol Page Views and Visitors - Historical Record - K.V.S.S. Narayana Rao

Member of Knol Author Foundation 

 

Knolling With Passion to Share Knowledge Acquired With Facilities of the Society with the Society.
Shifting the attention to Blogger platform to make Knol live there also further
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
I am a faculty member in National Institute of Industrial Engineering (NITIE).


I did post graduation in industrial engineering and did the doctoral research work in capital markets.
 
 
"It is the writer who might catch the imagination of young people and plant seed that will flower and come to fruition." - Issac Assimov.
 
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Moving Some Knols to Blogs


Most of the knols will move to Annotum-Word Press site/blog.
Started new blogs. Posting some of the knols related to them there to provide a more focused content to visitors.



Book Information, Reviews and Summaries

http://nraobir.blogspot.com/

Nrao - Blogs
http://nraoblogs.blogspot.com/
 
Management Theory Review
 
Industrial Engineering Review
 
History and Importance of the Day
 
 
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My Subject Interests

 
My present teaching interests are:
 
 
Knols to support my teaching

Equity Research Course at NITIE, Mumbai


Introduction to Industrial Engineering - Course at NITIE


Investment Banking Course at NITIE, Mumbai

 
 Narayana Rao K.V.S.S. - Knol Home Page (Contains a directory of my knols)
 
Knols Posted: 5000 (24.7.2011)
Page views: 3055 per day (peak), 2575 (average)

My TOP 800 Knols

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Top Knols by Page Views of Narayana Rao K.V.S.S.

 

 
50 knols with more than 6000 page views
700 knols with more than 1000 page views
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Narayana Rao - Knol Page Views data from Google Analytics


Monthly page views crossed 100,000
 



12.7.2011
One million cumulative page views crossed in Google Analytics stats.

29.6.2011
Monthly visitors: 52,138 Historical record 
Monthly Page views 74,660 Historical record


Knol Page Views and Visitors - Historical Record - K.V.S.S. Narayana Rao

Narayana Rao - Internet - Online  Articles Page Views data from Google Adsense


14.4.2011
I am going to register 2 million page views in adsense count by end of this month for my online articles in my blogs and on Knol.

Two Million Page View Online Article Author - April 2011

Knol Counter Information

Weekly Page View Record: 69,556  - 23.4.2011 (Global Number One for the week)
Cumulative Page views: 2,793,950

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    Popular Knols 2  (3000 page views to 5000)
    Popular Knols 3  (1000 page views to 3000)
    Interesting Knols (500 page views to 1000)
    Rec. Rev. Knols  (Up to 500 page views)
    Recently Posted/Created Knols - New Knols - Narayana Rao
 
Knol Books
 
List of Knol Books by Narayana Rao K.V.S.S.
List-2 of Knol Books by Narayana Rao K.V.S.S.
Recently Posted Knol Book Chapters

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New Ideas

 
Knol Books
 
Goal of Knol: Knol Authors 100,000 - Knols 1 million - Top 100 Website
Goal of Knol - Year July 2010 - July 2011
Country Knol Day

India Knol Day
India Knol Directory

Request knol authors to announce knol day of their country. Already prepared sub-directories of knols for some countries. Initiated sub-directories for more countries to help in promoting knols related to the country through knol day events and promotion.

Knol Sub-Directory - Argentina
Knol Sub-Directory - Brazil - Interesting Knols
Knol Sub-Directory - Paraguay
Knol Sub-Directory - Venezuela

Knol Days of Subjects

Knol Day of Industrial Engineering
It is a successful event. Requesting knol authors to announce knol day of their subjects.


Great Content, Ideas and Thoughts on Knol
Interesting New Knols
Trending Knols
Knol Author News - July 2010
Potential 100,000 Page View Knol Authors

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Knol Directory of Interesting Knols
 
Knol Author Directory

 

Knol platform has to support world days by announcing the world days sufficiently in advance and encouraging knol authors to write about various dimensions related to the issue.

World Days or International Days to Highlight Challenges



My Comment on 

http://knol.google.com/k/knol-help/general-feedback-about-the-knol-site/si57lahl1w25/204#

Encouraging publication of unpublished Ph.d Thesis
 
 Knol Author Recruitment - Double the Number of Knol Authors

A public online publishing platform like knol requires large number of authors who write on diverse areas and topics. Existing authors have to participate in encouraging their intellectual neighbors to write for knol. If each author can recruit one author before 30th June 2009, the author base can double.



My  knols - lists

 
Popular Knols - Narayana Rao K.V.S.S. - List 1 (5000 page views and more)
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Popular Knols - Narayana Rao K.V.S.S. - List 3   (1000 page views and more)
Interesting Knols  (500 page views and more)
Rec. Rev. Knols 
 
My Knol Projects
 

1. Management Knowledge Revision Knols


2. Industrial Engineering - An Important Human Engineering Discipline
 
I write on Industrial Engineering . My post graduation is in Industrial engineering.
 
I strongly believe that industrial engineering is a very useful discipline contributing to the improvement in productivity of each and every person and thus to his material well-being, comfort, safety and health. Industrial engineering is to be treated as one of the functional areas of management like marketing or finance. Like finance, whose activities spread into each and every department of an organization, industrial engineering also has application in the proceses and systems used in every function and engineers the work of persons employed in every department. Industrial engineering has enterprisewide responsibility.

According to me industrial engineering has two core areas:

1. Human Effort Engineering 
2. Systems Efficiency Engineering 

Industrial engineers aspire to be systems engineers and they have reason to aspire for it as they already have specific roles in systems design and operation and they can take up leadership of systems design process. Hence industrial engineering programs have to teach systems engineering and emphasize the management dimension of systems design. According to me the management component of industrial engineering course must concentrate on management of industrial engineering department and function, systems design management and management of objectives of industrial engineering like productivity, operator comfort, safety, health and income, and operator related quality etc.
 
I collected my knols in the area of industrial engineering in the knol:
 
Industrial Engineering - Knols of Narayana Rao K V S S
 
3. Investment Management
 
My doctoral work is on return on equity shares. My present teaching interests are in the areas Security analysis, mergers and acquisitions,  Issue of securities (Investment banking) and Management of securities market intermediaries.
 
Due to various reasons (Professional necessity) and interest, I studied and taught number of subjects in Natural Sciences,  Social Sciences, Engineering, Industrial Engineering, and Management and I plan to write about some of the issues in these subjects over a period of time. 
 
 
 
I write on many subjects from Accounting to Zoology, Both accounting and zoology are important subjects for industrial engineers. While,  I am writing on many subjects, my special expertise at post-doctoral level  is in long term investment methods and strategies. In rest of the subjects, I have academic qualifications as I took number of these subjects in my undergraduate, post graduate and doctoral courses.  I write revision articles in these subjects based on some standard text books. These articles are useful to me for  revising and updating my knowledge base and I believe, there are also useful to many for their revising and updating the knowledge in these subjects. Every knowledge worker needs to revise and update his knowledge. I hope my knols facilitate this activity to some extent.
 
My first knol was on Focus of Industrial Engineering. My contention is that focus of Industrial Engineering is efficiency - human efficiency and system efficiency. Functional design of systems is the job of other specialists and industrial engineers make the systems efficient both at the design stage as well as later as the system is in operation. The role of industrial engineers in systems design can be that way two fold - system efficiency design  and coordinating the system design process.
 
 
 

Current status of my Knol Projects  

 

28.3.2010
Posted 4000 knols.
Posted 150 knol books. For these knol books around 1500 chapters are to be created.
 

(17th October 2010)

 
I posted more than 2960 knols so far.
 
The main theme of my knol portfolio is revision articles. 
 
My aim is to provide revision or review articles for graduates of industrial engineering and management so that they can refresh their knowledge periodically. My effort of writing articles in all the subjects of the curriculum is to demonstrate that by appropriate committed effort, we can retain our learning of multiple subjects over a long period of time.
 
Only when we retain a large number of principles and recollect them, we take decisions properly when the occasion comes. According to me we are all incurring a huge amount of cost of ignorance.
 
My advocacy is that knowledge workers have to make special efforts to retain, revise, refresh and update their knowledge.
 
I also made a directory of interesting knols and there are around 250 sub-directories supporting the main directory.
 
 
Security Analysis
 
 India - BSE Sensex Companies - Information and Equity Research
http://knol.google.com/k/narayana-rao-kvss/-/2utb2lsm2k7a/611
(This knol and related knols will provide information and equity research developed by my students in the subject as class assignments of their course(Jan-March 2009). This dissemination plan is as per my paper  "Independent Equity Research from Business Schools: A Possibility" published in AIMS International Journal on Management www.aims-international.org/AIJM/2-2-5.pdf).

Page Views of my Knol Portfolio

Knol Page Views and Visitors - Historical Record - K.V.S.S. Narayana Rao 
 
Highest page views per day: 3055 page views on 14.6.2011
(As per Google analytics data)

13.7.2011: 3602 knols, Collections 1267, Total: 4869
1.7.2011 Knols: 3516, Collections: 1227 Total: 4743, Monthly visitors 74,820

17.10.2010:  Number of knols posted 2960. Global author rank in page views: 4, Rank in number of articles posted 1 (Monthly visitors number crossed 36,000 and page view number crossed 51,000 in Google Analytics stats)
Page views on 9.6.2010: 1,151,848, Number of knols posted 2385. Global author rank in page views: 4, Rank in number of articles posted 1.
 
 
Page views on 15.4.2010: 1,001,112, Number of knols posted 2250. Global author rank in page views: 4, Rank in number of articles posted 1.
 
Page views on 26.1.2010: 7,20,000, weekly page views: 23,000, Number of knols posted 2002, Author rank in page views: 3, Rank in number of article 1.

Page views on 1.1.2010: 663,174; Global  Author rank in number of page views: 3, Rank in number of article 1.
Global Number One Individual English Knol Author

Page views on 3.9.2009: 2,90,996; Author rank in number of page view: 4, Rank in number of article 1.
 
Page Views on 13.8.2009: 2,51,483; Present author rank in number of page views: 5; Rank in number of articles 1.
 
Page views on 31.7.2009: 2,30,443; Present rank in number of page views: 6; Rank in number of articles: 1
 
Page views on 19.6.2009: 1,54,529
My page views were 68,802 on 26th February 2009
(http://knol.google.com/k/will-johnson/list-of-top-viewed-authors-on-knol/4hmquk6fx4gu/111?domain=knol.google.com&locale=en&version=30#)
 
 
 
 
 

 

Invitation to Visitors to get Involved

 
 
I look forward to contribution from the readers of my knols to improve them as required. Let us all utilize the wiki technology to create materials useful to us and our fellow professionals all over the world. I am intentionally creating number of open collaboration knols and moderated collaboration knols  to prompt visitors to get involved.
 

My Knol Directory

 
I am preparing a directory of my knols with subject classification to facilitate access.

The main subject directory is: 
http://knol.google.com/k/narayana-rao-kvss/article-series-directory-management/2utb2lsm2k7a/120
 

My Blog Directory

 
 
 
 
 
 
 


 

 
  
 

To further objective of research to practice dialogue, I started the pattern of giving relevant research papers yearwise in management concept knols. I request researchers and research scholars to add to the research papers and enrich the bibliography.

Management Concept Knol Directory aa-az
 
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Comments

Compliments

I would like to take the opportunity of congratulating you on your brilliant result!

Sergio
Sergio Casiraghi - 23 Nov 2011
Google should donate Knol to blogger and make it Wikiblogger. Otherwise allow migration to Blogger also without collaborative writing.

But word press-annotum is good for collaborative writing.
Narayana Rao - 23 Nov 2011
Thank you for the encouragement and appreciation.
Narayana Rao - 14 Oct 2011

Thanks!

Thanks for your comments. I will certainly let you know when I complete new Knols. I have a series of knols planned.

Thanks,

Trent
Trent Tormoehlen - 28 Sep 2011

Congratulations!!!

Respected Sir,
First of all I'd like to thank you, because of you Today we have won AIMS 2010 INNOVATIVE PEDAGOGY award for KNOLs.
Congratulations to you sir, for the kind of efforts you have put in to achieve this and as a result of that the kind of reward our college have got. Congratulations once again.
Mahesh Hase - 30 Aug 2010

Friendship Day Greetings from a Fellow Knol Author and KAF member

E-Knol Greetings
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About Friendship Day
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Help Knol Author Community to grow
Narayana Rao - 01 Aug 2010

Hi Narayana

Could you explain me, why a subdirectory for Venezuela.? What is the directory?
Artur Landerzon Barrera Garcia - 21 Jul 2010

Hi Mr. Rao

I am Emma from Coreventus Malaysia. My company is a business intelligence provider, where we provide conferences and training. In July 2010, we will organize a conference on Cost Reduction in Manufacturing. One of the key areas of the conference is on the execution of systems such as TPM, Lean Manufacturing and etc to help reduce cost and maximize productivity. If you are interested, do you mind sending me your e-mail address and contact number, so that i can send your the conference draft and my company profile. Your co-operation is highly appreciated. TQ
Anonymous - 06 May 2010
Thank you for the information.

About Hindi

Dear Narayan Rao ji

as I was going through the Hindi works you suggested, I wanted to point out a few things

1. Most of the Hindi articles there use a very defective Hindi. Some of them simply look like machine translations. Something should urgently be done for that.

2. I have a group of 450 people who will be collaborating with me in Hindi writing on Knol which will be launched this month. The 450 are in a google group which is promoted by http://www.Sarathi.info

सस्नेह -- शास्त्री

हिन्दी ही हिन्दुस्तान को एक सूत्र में पिरो सकती है
http://www.IndianCoins.Org
Shastri JC Philip - 17 Feb 2010
Dear Doctor

What you had written is right. Same thing is happening in English articles written by persons from various countries where English is not the main language.

In official language workshop they are encouraging people to write in Hindi without worrying too much about the correctness. That is to encourage people to start.

I think practically many of these knols will go to dustbin as they will not get many page views.

I am very happy to know that 450 people will be coming onto knol. We need more and more knol authors to make knol viable and this is a very big number. I congratulate you on the achievement.

With best regards
Narayana Rao - 17 Feb 2010
Thanks Narayan Rao ji

for your kind comments. My desire is to get into Hindi in a big way, and have been building up a list of people who wish to write.

I hope to launch it all soon!

with greetings

सस्नेह -- शास्त्री

हिन्दी ही हिन्दुस्तान को एक सूत्र में पिरो सकती है
http://www.IndianCoins.Org
Shastri JC Philip - 17 Feb 2010

Knol-Authors

Please join my group at <a href = "http://groups.google.com/group/knol-authors">Knol-Authors</a>

http://groups.google.com/group/knol-authors

Where banning of Knolians is not allowed.
Will Johnson - 16 Feb 2010
Yes I will. One more attempt at organizing and exciting knol authors is always welcome.
Narayana Rao - 16 Feb 2010

Invitation

Good Morning,

It appears we understand the vital need for wisdom in our current civilization.
http://knol.google.com/k/douglas-mckee/the-messenger-s-list/3q0xdomx5udy4/1#

I have been studying thinking as a set data processing processes for a while now and believe that perspective may yield some very useful tools and techniques to help others implement the use of wisdom in their lives.
The human brain is indeed an incredible organ but its rightful place is as our slave, not our master.

We each have a unique data set of information, experiences, and emotions. It is HOW we use our data that decides everything in our lives.
From the perspective of data handling, we need new definitions to expand and explain old concepts in ways that are understandable and applicable.

http://knol.google.com/k/douglas-mckee/the-general-theory-of-personality/3q0xdomx5udy4/4#

These examples are provided to offer my only available credentials.

I just published a 'knol," titled "Getting Wisdom"
My agenda is to open it to those who recognize the nature and value inherent is gaining and using Wisdom as an additional place to place links and discuss those articles and the processes in gaining and applying wisdom.
Hopefully it will attract those who not only have studied the wise but also are motivated to help others seeking wisdom.

If you are interested, the knol address is:
http://knol.google.com/k/douglas-mckee/getting-wisdom/3q0xdomx5udy4/10#

Sincere Thanks,
Douglas McKee
Douglas McKee - 16 Jan 2010

Hi Narayana Rao

You are part of the "Best of the Knol - Jury"

A decision is waiting.
Please write a comment, then I will make your to an author of this site:

http://knol.google.com/k/andreas-kemper/best-knol-of-the-month-jury/8bgikaqot3ts/399?pli=1#view

Best
Andreas
Andreas Kemper - 04 Nov 2009

Message from Bill Gaw

Mr. Rao,

Some of your writings are appearing on my Knol. Please visit my Knol (Bill Gaw) and your comments would be appreciated.

Bill Gaw
Bill Gaw - 10 Oct 2009
Mr. Bill Gaw

Thank you for the information and invitation.
Narayana Rao - 10 Oct 2009

Hello Narayana Rao

Excuse me, I do not know how to invite you to review this Knole

http://knol.google.com/k/artur-landerzon-barrera-garcia/foreign-policy-and-freedom-houses/ahpk7a5l7a4r/28#

Please give me your opinion about the Knole.

My best wishes to you.
Artur Landerzon Barrera Garcia - 18 Jul 2009

Hello Narayana Rao KVSS

I miss your nominatings and votings for the Knol of the Month

http://knol.google.com/k/andreas-kemper/best-knol-of-the-month/8bgikaqot3ts/46#view

Best
Andreas
Andreas Kemper - 24 Jun 2009
Dear Andreas Kemper

Thank you for your nice words.

I must have some interesting knol to nominate. Next month I shall as I have written two knols on interesting themes this month.

Now I also feel knol platform has good performance in the last one year and hence it will prosper in the next year.
Narayana Rao - 24 Jun 2009

Hello professor

Thank you very much for asking about my studies, indeed they are going well, I am writing a lot of papers and I will adapt them for knol in summer, when I have more time. In the meantime, I check the bulletin board and see the new improvements of Knol regularly so I try to be updated!

Best regards, I admire your work
Jesús Martín Calvo - 06 Apr 2009

100.000 Page views

Prof. Rao,

Please accept my congratulations for reaching this milestone in advance and in winning the silver medal in Best knol of the month contest for Stock Market Poems. Your publishing of student course work was a historic first as many of your other suggestions in taking new directions and improvements.
Krishan Maggon - 02 Apr 2009
Thank you for the nice words.

Stock market poems happened by an accident. Dr. Subhash Sharma read two of his poems and gave his book of poems in a conference. That immediately prompted me to write something. And as fellow knol authors said they were good, I could approach my colleagues in the institute to go through them. Because they liked them, comments followed and also controversy followed.


I hope the best knol competition attracts more knol authors to nominate their knols and thereby increase the list of good knols. I request you to nominate one of your recent knols for the competition. You many nominate others knols. But each author must have at least one self knol to nominate every month if he is active. The competition must bring out a big list of knols which authors themselves feel are worthy of special attention.

I am waiting for reactions from one or two more knol authors on research conference proposal.
Narayana Rao - 02 Apr 2009

Top Viewed Authors

http://knol.google.com/k/will-johnson/top-viewed-authors/4hmquk6fx4gu/111

Congratulations on your promotion to Number 14
Will Johnson - 17 Mar 2009
Thank you

Your monitoring is useful. But I think many good authors are yet to start writing on the platform. Once they enter the rankings may change entirely. Also some authors may learn what works on knol and increase their output accordingly.

The other interesting measure could the page views per week of top 100 authors at the present. This number can be changed to 200 authors, etc. etc in future. The increase in popularity of Knol will be indicated by such a measure.
Narayana Rao - 17 Mar 2009

Top Viewed Authors

Congratulations on your promotion to Number 20

http://knol.google.com/k/will-johnson/top-viewed-authors/4hmquk6fx4gu/111
Will Johnson - 12 Mar 2009

Thank you

Dear Professor Narayana Rao,

thank you for inviting me to your California project. This is about to prompt me to create a "California in poetry" knol (or rather a series of knols). When it's somewhat developed, you may consider it for inclusion in your (our?) California list of knols.

Best regards,
Wlod
Włodzimierz Holsztyński - 09 Mar 2009

1000th knol : Best Knol for March 2009 Prof Rao 1000th knol

Prof.

Is there a direct link to your 1000 knol?

FYI

Best Knol for March 2009 Prof Rao 1000th knol (a direct link is required)

Andreas,

Thanks for the information and nominating our knols as winners.

I suggest that the knol community join me in congratulating Prof Rao in reaching a significant step and milestone by becoming the first author to write over 1000 knols. I wish to nominate his 1000th knol as the best knol of the month March 2009 (to be selected by Prof Rao). This is good for the entire knol community.

Krishan
Krishan Maggon - 01 Mar 2009

The Collaborative Book Project

Dear Professor Narayana,
Could you please send us your email?
iMedPub
info@imedpub.com
Manuel Menendez - 07 Feb 2009

Dear professor

I would like to be a very active member at the bulletin board, but these weeks I have my almost-final exams on Law and Economy so I have very few time to write and think about it, I hope you understand and wish me success, in a few time I will become a very active member giving my sights and ideas.
Thank you
Best regards
Jesús
Jesús Martín Calvo - 31 Jan 2009

Professor Narayana Rao K.V.S.S.

Dear Professor Narayana Rao K.V.S.S.
I respectfully think that it is time for you to re-assess the direction that you are taking with your contribution to the Knol project. It is obvious from your hundreds of Knols that you are an avid supporter of the project but unfortunately the majority of these posts don't conform with the Knol project's 'Best writing practice' standard.
http://knol.google.com/k/knol-help/best-practices-writing-good-knols/uPUoECxfx/sd8yvy#

Because of this you have not been recognized in the Knol Author's Top 800 award. Other members of the Knol Author's foundation have been recognized - The Judge (19th best author position), Kalle (227), Andreas (255), Jesus (392) and Sajid (678) but your work has not been acknowledged.

As a key leader in the Knol Author Foundation, I believe it is incumbent upon you to set the example for all Knol authors and so I would think it better for both you and the project, that you refocus your extensive energy on making your existing Knols better, rather than continue to post work that does not meet the Knol 'Best Practice' standard. Professor, I think that now is the time for all us foundation authors, to refocus on quality - not just quantity.

Peter Baskerville - 27 Jan 2009
I understand fully that to-date your focus has been more on setting up the structure or skeleton for future work (which is great), but I believe that the Knol project now needs those structures filled with quality content and formatted in a way that makes for a great user experience. Thank you for being so understanding of my advice.
Peter Baskerville - 27 Jan 2009
Dear Baskerville

I thank you for the comment. Yesterday only I read your knol on writing knols in the top 10 ranks. I have set up a specific direction for my knol project. Management knowledge revision. I want to develop a community of authors who get involved in this effort from my contacts around me. It will take some time as it is a new activity. I also added two more themes as my knol projects. Branches of knowledge and Management Concepts directory. Once again the scope is vast and work progresses at a slow rate and it has to be done in stages.

But the information you gave is very important piece that I have to halt and reflect upon my enthusiasm.

Thank you once again
With best regards
Narayana Rao - 27 Jan 2009

Thanks for the invitation, Narayana

I'll post some thoughts today and it's a pleasure to make your acquaintance.

Simon Harris
Simon Harris - 29 Dec 2008

Lets spread your immense expertise to the mind sciences. Lets expand the insights of engineering to the life sciences.

Dear Prof. Rao:
The breath and vision of your knols is amazing. The most creative and cutting edge science today is engineering. Look at biology, look at chemistry, look at medicine their top catergory is now bio-engineering,
chemical engineering, the latest madical devices are all marvels of cutting edge engineering. Why not expand your field of Management Theory and Practise to my field of emotional intelligence education and maybe explore all other fields where your expertise can transfer the benifits of your insights?
Here I am talking about wisdom in different ways and you saying so beautifully engineering is efficiency - human efficiency! You gave me the idea that wisdom can also be defined as a tool for mastering human efficiency. I thought of writing a knol on wisdom as human efficiency. But I think that this honor belongs to you. Please consider writing a knol on 'Wisdom as Human Efficiency.' Lets start some new fields. Lets start using insights in engineering management and apply them to the mind sciences. Lets upgrade all the mind sciences to engineering sciences(alot of this has already been done).
Kind regards
Sajid Khan

Sajid Khan - 05 Nov 2008

Good afternoon from Holland

Thank you for your intrest and motivation. Please write a comment on Knol Debates.

Karin Kruijff

Karin Kruijff - 20 Oct 2008
Thank you Ms. Karin Kruijff.

You message made me think. I posted a suggestion.

I suggested that the debate should ask authors to write knols on the issue and the debate page must have a provision to show the link to such knols written in response to the opening knol of the debate.

There should be a moderator who goes through the comments and knols written on the debate topic and writes a summary knol. Such a summary knol could be forwarded to concerned decision makers as well as press for appropriate coverage. I think the knol community will get excited with such a format. I already went and made request to my colleague who is a faculty in environment management to write a comment on subsidies to alternative energy projects.

Thank you once again for providing a direction to my thinking. I came out with the idea of mailstorming. Now we have to say knolstorming. One knol leads to another knol that embodies the knowledge gained by the author so far but was consolidated into a knol because of another knol that triggers the thought or points out the need for such a knol.
Narayana Rao - 20 Oct 2008

Ther is nothing fuzzy about educating the brain to the level where it sprouts wisdom.

Dear Prof. Rao:
You have a very well grounded and well deserved knack for presenting
relevant, timely and complex ideas in a simple and easy to understand
format. I would like you to consider my original ideas on emotional
intelligence and wisdom and try to integrate them
in your university curriculum. Please share my work in your circle.

Also if you need anything from New York please let me know.

Kind regards

Sajid Khan


Please review my latest knol:

The benefits of knowing that wisdom is a fragrance of the mind.
Knowing what wisdom is, we can take the right steps to create wisdom
minds enmasse.
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Since ancient times man has been intrigued by wisdom. The ancients
knew the importance of wisdom. However in spite of all the research
they could not figure out wisdom. So they tried to teach wisdom by
teaching it attributes. Even to this day we define wisdom more or
less as the ancients defined wisdom. As a result the current wisdom
education is just as it has always been, a very long process that has
mixed results. Since over a 1000 years wisdom was considered too
complex to be taken up as a complete subject on its own. In the
current era Dr. Vivian Clayton took up the research of wisdom but
even she gave it up after many years of serious research because she
found that wisdom was too fuzzy to understand.
She made the same mistake that every one else makes. When it comes to
wisdom research we stand on the shoulders of Aristotle to look for
further clues to understanding wisdom. Well in the case of wisdom
Aristotle's shoulder should have long been abandoned. Wisdom is like
the ro...*
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"The brain is a real physical entity. There is nothing fuzzy about
the brain. The brain can be developed into a healthy physical and
emotional entity. It can be developed to the level where it will
generate wisdom."

The way main stream education understands wisdom today has a big
effect on how wisdom education is pursued.
As we don't know exactly what wisdom is we try to understand wisdom
through its attributes. And we teach wisdom's attribute like love,
respect, honesty, grace more or less by showing the benefits of these
qualities and by persuading the student to realize that acquiring the
attributes of wisdom is good for the student. Thus we teach each
quality one at a time and mainly through persuasion. However when the
brain is at a lower level the very being of the person is composed of
ignorance generated qualities. The very essence of the person is
composed of -2, -1 and +1 attributes.

Suppose a person is fundamentally -1 and you persuade him to become
good what you are actually doing is telling him to behave in a +2
manner, the best he can do is pretend and act +2. Pretending to be +2
and being +2 are two different qualities. Thus he does not change
from the inside he just takes on the role of a +2. He struggles with
his inside being -1 and just pretends in society of being +2. Thus
his wisdom education is never authentic. All he learns is a mask of
wisdom behavior that covers his real -1 being. No wonder there is no
enthusiasm in universities to teach wisdom education as current
wisdom education falls far short of making the student wise.

Wisdom is a quality that sprouts automatically when the brain becomes
emotionally super mature. At the premature level the brain sprouts
ignorance. At the immature level it is a mixture of mostly ignorance
along with some wisdom. At the mature level it is a mixture of
ignorance and mostly wisdom. At the super mature mind level it is
wisdom. Thus real wisdom education means educating the brain to
become +2. Which is attainable by deprogramming the brain of the
root causes of ignorance. Taking out -2 ignorance elevates the brain
to -1 ignorance. Taking out -1 ignorance elevates the brain to +1.
Taking out the trophy self image of +1 results in the brain becoming
+2.

Just as you cannot teach wisdom by teaching wisdom you cannot take
out ignorance by trying to take out ignorance.Taking out ignorance
which is a fragrance is possible only by removing the reasons why
this ignorance is generated in the brain in the first place. Thus you
have to remove all the buried memories of the negative upbringing
episodes that are still running in the unconscious brain. Each
negative incident has to be relived and experienced again in the
light/context of the persons current life. Thus wisdom education is
more of a therapy than a regular education.

*Wisdom is like the root of the tree and its attributes are the
branches.. We try to cultivate the branches without cultivating the
root. Non main stream institutions have been trying to teach wisdom
with mixed results. Main stream institutions see these mixed results
and get discouraged to start wisdom education of their own. Also they
don't dare teach any topic that they cannot define within scientific
terms. Well I am now defining wisdom as the fragrance of the fully
developed emotionally intelligent (+2) super mature brain/mind. I
have found that the attributes of wisdom are generated automatically
by a fully developed emotional intelligent brain. Just as a premature
-2 brain will automatically generate ignorance a fully educated brain
will generate wisdom.

The brain is a real physical entity. There is nothing fuzzy about the
brain.. The brain can be developed into a healthy physical and
emotional entity. It can be developed to the level where it will
generate wisdom.

The kind of fruit a tree will bear will depend on how healthy its
roots are.. Whether the brain will sprout wisdom or ignorance depends
on the emotional educational level of the brain. So wisdom education
is developing lessons and exercises that will make the brain super
mature.


Sajid Khan - 26 Sep 2008

August 10, 2018

Resourcing - A Function of Management - Knol Post March 2010

Resourcing - A Function of Management

Authors

  • Narayana Rao

Contributers

  • Sajid Khan
Koontz and O'Donnell outlined Planning, Organizing, Staffing, Directing and Controlling as the five functions of management and explained the process of management of these five functions.

In the place of staffing, using the word resourcing, could be a better description of management function at the current stage.

A plan to achieve something (objective) is to be  converted into an organizational plan that has resources,  facilities and people. The manager has to acquire these resources to set up the organization to implement his plan. Acquisition of human resources is staffing. But normally in modern business, the manager has to acquire money resources or finance. Then he has to  acquire land, buildings, machinery, materials and various other services. Then comes directing and resource allocation.

During control phase, replanning takes place, reorganization can take place, resource adjustment (resource acquisition or disposal) may take place, and redirecting may take place to achieve the goals set forth for a period.

Planning involves choosing a direction and an intermediate destination. It has to be a profitable and a useful endeavor. In the process of planning cost benefit analysis is done.  Organizing follows and the means by which one reaches the chosen destination is defined during this activity of management.

Organizing is a process of
  • determining, grouping and structuring activities
  • creating roles for individuals for effective performance at work
  • allocating necessary authority (over resources) and responsibility for results for each role
  • determining detailed procedures and systems for different problem areas such as coordination, communication, decision-making, motivation, conflict resolution and so on.

The resources required to achieve a goal are to be identified during the organizing step of management. How many operators are required and how many supervisors are required is a function of technology employed in the organization and this decision has to be taken during the process of organization. Resourcing follows the organizing phase in the acquiring of the resources planned in the organizing phase. Organizing this way is just the planning stage. Resourcing is the stage during which all resources planned in the organizing stage are acquired by the manager.
 
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Resource Planning  

 

Resource planning is an economic decision and entrepreneurs have to use it. It is discussed adequately in economics.

Choice of Inputs by the Firm

Every firm or entrepreneur has to decide how much of each input it should employ: how much labor, capital, land, energy, various materials and services.

The fundamental assumption that economists make in this context is that of cost minimization. Firms are expected to choose their combination of inputs so as to minimize the total cost of production.

Least-cost Rule: To produce a given level of output at the least cost, a firm will hire factors until is has equalized the marginal product per dollar spent on each factor of production. This implies that

Marginal product of labor/price of labor  = Marginal Product of Capital Equipment/Price of capital equipment = ...

Thus the firm will choose a factor combination or resource combination that minimizes the total cost of production.  (Source: http://knol.google.com/k/narayana-rao-k-v-s-s/economic-theory-of-production-and/2utb2lsm2k7a/228)

 
 
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Recognition of Role of Resources in Management Process by Various Authors of Principles of Management or Management Process Books

 

Ernest Dale

 
Goals and Resources
 
Once objectives have been set,the planners must decide how far they can proceed toward them in view of the resources available, which include the money on hand, the money that sales will bring, and the funds that may be obtained by borrowing or selling equities. The decision to borrow or sell new stock will, of course, be part of the planning process and will depend on the return expected on the investment.
 
Finally, the planners must decide on the allocation of the funds to the various company activities and the way in which these funds will be used to generate greater income in the form of sales.  The volume of sales is, in fact, the key factor in all corporate planning.
 
Ernest Dale, Graduale School of Business, University of Virginia, Management: Theory and Practice, McGraw-Hill Book Company, New York, 1965, p.352, Chapter 22. Planning and Forecasting.
 
 
 
 
An intersting entry in Wikipedia - Resource Management
 
In organizational studies, resource management is the efficient and effective deployment for an organization's resources when they are needed. Such resources may include financial resources, inventory, human skills, production resources, or information technology (IT). In the realm of project management, processes, techniques and philosophies as to the best approach for allocating resources have been developed. These include discussions on functional vs. cross-functional resource allocation as well as processes espoused by organizations like the Project Management Institute (PMI) through their Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) methodology to project management. Resource management is a key element to activity resource estimating and project human resource management. Both are essential components of a comprehensive project management plan to execute and monitor a project successfully
 
Source:   http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Resource_management
 
 
 
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Resourcing and Resouce Planning Departments
Office of Resource Planning, Universit of Regina
http://www.uregina.ca/orp/
 
 
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Narayana Rao - 15 Apr 2011

short term vs. long term resourcing practice

Seems to be a good analysis or operational resourcing,
but I think there is also strategical resourcing,
which supposes to allow that in long term there be
no shortage or glut of any resource, and that take
into account expected evolutions in risk and prospects.

There might be a conflict between the two aspects.
A compromise would be to have some flexibility,
to starve some resources that are presently needed
for some activities but that might become a weight
in the future if those activities that are going
to shrink (or can be sensitive to an economic
downturn, or to a marketing or technology change)
and to have more resources than presently needed
for activities that have a bright future, just to
be prepared.

In other word, resourcing should be risk oriented
and prospect oriented, and take into account the
"product life cycle"
There is an article that might help in my site:
http://pagesperso-orange.fr/pgreenfinch/eanprosp.htm
Peter Greenfinch - 04 Mar 2010
Yes, let us accumulate some material and try to develop a knol.

I am also thinking of the trust capital. Resources will not come to an aspiring manager or an entrepreneur unless he has that trust capital. The providers of resources have to trust his ability to take care of their interests. Management books have to emphasize this point in principles of management books. Customers also will not come and suppliers on credit also will not come. Even employees will not join.

We know many of us joined knol because we had trust in google management.
Narayana Rao - 04 Mar 2010
OK, although I don't think I would be the best one to write such a knol. Maybe we try something collaborative instead. At the moment I would add a couple of ideas.
* The resource to optimize in priority is the scarciest and costliest one, now or in the future. For example energy is becoming costlier and scarcer.
* A resource which is getting more and more important in many activities is immaterial, it is the "knowledge + innovation + trust capital". This is often the main element of a business "goodwill" even if it does not show in its accounts. That immaterial part just skyrocketted for Apple an went to the dogs for Toyota.
* To find resources involves several Departments in a firm : finance, procurement, human resources, but they should not work alone, about every manager in the firm should contribute to combine and optimize those resources.
* Oh, I was going to forget, the main resource of a business is its customers.
Peter Greenfinch - 03 Mar 2010
Very interesting. I suggest that you write a detailed knol on how to determine the optimal resource combination. My thrust is presently on the point that in management process description, resourcing comination decision and resourcing activity have to be brought out prominently. How to take resource combination decisions could be a big area and a detailed knol by people with background in management would be a good addition to online article base.

I am presenly going through books on management process to find out their treatment of this topic. I found a paragraph in Ernest Dale's book on goals and resources in corporate planning chapter. I need to collect such small paragraphs from various books first to present an argument on how it has to be incorporated in more detail in the introduction to management books.
Narayana Rao - 02 Mar 2010

Learning Organization



https://blog.shingo.org/2018/08/build-a-learning-organization-a-new-principle-in-cultural-enablers/


The authors reports an increase in performance after ten years in two companies.  Both companies report that they experienced steady productivity gains of 10% or a little more, compounded year-over-year over a 10-15 year time period. Both reported that in the past two to three years they experienced an inflection point, where the productivity gains jumped from the steady 10% or a little more to 15-20% productivity gains. An astonishing performance.

Both companies attribute the reason for this inflection point to  the level of learning  achieved by their associates. Now many of them  can identify problems, solve problems, and implement changes so quickly and independently and thus more associates are driving the productivity gains.

Resourcing - A Function of Management

A Manager's Job is to get results through people and other resources. Hence acquiring all resources (including human resources) is a function of management. - Narayana Rao (2010)




Koontz and O'Donnell outlined Planning, Organizing, Staffing, Directing and Controlling as the five functions of management and explained the process of management of these five functions.

In the place of staffing, using the word resourcing, could be a better description of management function at the current stage.

A plan to achieve something (objective) is to be  converted into an organizational plan that has resources,  facilities and people. The manager has to acquire these resources to set up the organization to implement his plan. Acquisition of human resources is staffing. But normally in modern business, the manager has to acquire money resources or finance. Then, using capital and finance, he has to  acquire land, buildings, machinery, materials and various other services. Then comes directing and resource allocation (execution).

During control phase, replanning takes place, reorganization can take place, resource adjustment (resource acquisition or disposal) may take place, and redirecting may take place to achieve the goals set forth for a period.

Planning involves choosing a direction and an intermediate destination. It has to be a profitable and a useful endeavor. In the process of planning cost benefit analysis is done.  Organizing follows and the means by which one reaches the chosen destination is defined during this activity of management.

Organizing is a process of

  • determining, grouping and structuring activities
  • creating roles for individuals for effective performance at work
  • allocating necessary authority (over resources) and responsibility for results for each role
  • determining detailed procedures and systems for different problem areas such as coordination, communication, decision-making, motivation, conflict resolution and so on.

The resources required to achieve a goal are to be identified during the organizing step of management. How many operators are required and how many supervisors are required is a function of technology employed in the organization and this decision has to be taken during the process of organization. Resourcing follows the organizing phase in the acquiring of the resources planned in the organizing phase. Organizing this way is just the planning stage. Resourcing is the stage during which all resources planned in the organizing stage are acquired by the manager.
__________________________________________________________

Resource Planning 


Resource planning is an economic decision and entrepreneurs have to use it. It is discussed adequately in economics.

Choice of Inputs by the Firm

Every firm or entrepreneur has to decide how much of each input it should employ: how much labor, capital, land, energy, various materials and services.

The fundamental assumption that economists make in this context is that of cost minimization. Firms are expected to choose their combination of inputs so as to minimize the total cost of production.

Least-cost Rule: To produce a given level of output at the least cost, a firm will hire factors until is has equalized the marginal product per dollar spent on each factor of production. This implies that

Marginal product of labor/price of labor  = Marginal Product of Capital Equipment/Price of capital equipment = ...

Thus the firm will choose a factor combination or resource combination that minimizes the total cost of production.  (Source: http://nraomtr.blogspot.com/2011/12/economic-theory-of-production-and.html  )

______________________________________________________________

Recognition of Role of Resources in Management Process by Various Authors of Principles of Management or Management Process Books

Ernest Dale

Goals and Resources

Once objectives have been set,the planners must decide how far they can proceed toward them in view of the resources available, which include the money on hand, the money that sales will bring, and the funds that may be obtained by borrowing or selling equities. The decision to borrow or sell new stock will, of course, be part of the planning process and will depend on the return expected on the investment.

Finally, the planners must decide on the allocation of the funds to the various company activities and the way in which these funds will be used to generate greater income in the form of sales.  The volume of sales is, in fact, the key factor in all corporate planning.

Ernest Dale, Graduale School of Business, University of Virginia, Management: Theory and Practice, McGraw-Hill Book Company, New York, 1965, p.352, Chapter 22. Planning and Forecasting.

An interesting entry in Wikipedia - Resource Management

In organizational studies, resource management is the efficient and effective deployment for an organization's resources when they are needed. Such resources may include financial resources, inventory, human skills, production resources, or information technology (IT). In the realm of project management, processes, techniques and philosophies as to the best approach for allocating resources have been developed. These include discussions on functional vs. cross-functional resource allocation as well as processes espoused by organizations like the Project Management Institute (PMI) through their Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) methodology to project management. Resource management is a key element to activity resource estimating and project human resource management. Both are essential components of a comprehensive project management plan to execute and monitor a project successfully
_______________________________________________________________
Resourcing and Resouce Planning Departments
Office of Resource Planning, Universit of Regina
________________________________________________________________

A new concept being developed as enterprise architecting clearly brings out the need for organizing material and human organizations and provides a process for developing the both organization. From this organization output, resource requirements will be clearly specified and during the resourcing function, manager has to acquire the resources specified in the organization structure.

Harvard Business Essentials on Resource


In the book, Coaching and Mentoring: How to Develop Top Talent and Achieve Stronger Performance, published by Harvard Business School Publishing Corporation, in 2004

Page 2

A Manager's Job is to get results through people and other resources.



Industrial Engineering

Resourcing and resource allocation is Manager's job. Resource efficiency (using resources efficiently) is the concern of Industrial engineers



PPT of Salah R. Agha, Professor Industrial Engineering, Islamic University of Gaza on Facilities Planning and Materials Handling

Indicates role of IEs.



Facilities Planning


James A. Tompkins, John A. White, Yavuz A. Bozer, J. M .A. Tanchoco
John Wiley & Sons, 19-Jan-2010 - Technology & Engineering - 864 pages


When it comes to facilities planning, engineers turn to this book to explore the most current practices. The new edition continues to guide them through each step in the planning process. The updated material includes more discussions on economics, the supply chain, and ports of entry. It takes a more global perspective while incorporating new case studies to show how the information is applied in the field. Many of the chapters have been streamlined as well to focus on the most relevant topics. All of this will help engineers approach facilities planning with creativity and precision.

https://books.google.co.in/books?id=-xBIq6Qm2SQC


Resourcing Activity is well described in Project Management Literature.

Resourcing - An Important Activity in Project Management



Related topics

The Nature and Purpose of Planning
The Nature of Organizing
Resourcing - A Function of Management
Leading - Introduction
Planning and Execution - Theory and Practice
The System and Process of Controlling



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