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Industrial Management & Data Systems back issues
The status of information systems department: the effects of downsizing.
January 1, 1998... In today's volatile economy, organizations are constantly exploring avenues to remain competitive. Information systems (IS) downsizing is one of the strategies used by many organizations in continued efforts for survival. There are considerable risks and rewards to the various units within...
Dynamic financial imaging: using multimedia to measure the health of your business.
January 1, 1998... Businesses of the late 1990s have available a wealth of data and information that managers use to measure the health of their business and to identify problems and opportunities. Unfortunately, current measures of business activity are static and do not capture the dynamic flows of business...
Computer viruses: how companies can protect their systems.
January 1, 1998... A computer virus is a program that can infect other programs by modifying them to include a copy of itself. When the infected programs are executed, the virus spreads itself to still other programs. Today's society has seen a dramatic increase in the use of computers; as a result, businesses...
A comparative analysis of manufacturing practices of small vs large West Michigan organizations.
January 1, 1998... This study was initiated to develop insights into the strategic directions and operational priorities West Michigan manufacturing organizations are setting for themselves. Specifically, this study examines the applicability and actual implementation of operations strategy elements by small...
Identification of part families and bottleneck parts in cellular manufacturing.
January 1, 1998... The formation of machine-part families is an important task in the design of cellular and flexible manufacturing systems. The formation results in the creation of many benefits for manufacturing systems. Among the many methods utilized in machine-cells formation, the similarity coefficient...