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98 per cent wrong?

In an exclusive interview for MCS, Dr Eli Goldratt, author of the manufacturing management best seller The Goal, whose new book ‘Necessary but not Sufficient’ has just been published, speaks to Brian Tinham about where ...

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Home and away on the web

An integrated, web-based parts ordering system for its caravan and after sales dealerships is increasing ABI’s efficiencies hugely. Frank Booty checks out the lessons to be learned from a firm that ramped from nothing ...

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Plenty better scheduling

If your manufacturing problem is primarily resource management and avoiding bottlenecks, then go for finite capacity scheduling, writes Geoff Lock.

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Money for jam?

Having implemented advanced planning and scheduling, Chivers Ireland is now on track to embrace developments with e-business. Anna Kochan reports.

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Putting the colour back in Ciba

Ciba Specialty Chemicals has become a customer-focussed business. Dean Palmer investigates how business intelligence software and CRM have helped bring this about.

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e-business: driving the engines aftermarket

As a result of its new e-business aftermarket strategy, Perkins Engines, a UK manufacturer of diesel engines, predicts a 5-10% increase in revenue from spare parts and maintenance services. Dean Palmer reports.

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A Rolls-Royce approach to e-business

Getting serious e-business working for a company the size and diversity of Rolls-Royce is forcing a complete re-examination of everything from business processes and working practices to the IT itself. Brian Tinham ...


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