Is Manufacturing It the New ERP for the Shop Floor?
– … ERP though, has done such a brilliant job of marketing itself as the application for the enterprise that MES credentials never got a serious look in, MESA1 efforts not withstanding. The CXO types always seem more comfortable discussing ERP or Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software having likely tinkered with financial or order management systems. With global commerce entailing far flung plants, the corporate crowd has lesser chances of interaction with the shop. Besides, why poke the ant hill when your legacy mish-mash shop track system has not broken down completely….
Self as a Supervisor
– I would like to start this self-evaluation by first giving a simple definition of supervision. I found two definitions that I feel describe supervision in a way that helps me to keep some important goals in mind. First, according to Brashears (1995) supervision is an opportunity for the supervisor to use this unique relationship as a process to enable other social workers to practice to the best of their abilities. The second definition I found was from Tsui (2005). which states that supervision is used to ensure clients receive maximum services, limit inappropriate staff responses to clients, enables workers to deliver more effective care, address concerns, receive feedback, maintain standa…
Cleaning up the Shop
– Plans for our project: The shop can be one of the most productive places for a person with the tools, equipment and skills to build and repair things. But if you can’t get your hands on the right wrench, your screwdrivers are piled in a corner, and the air compressor is buried under a mountain of lumber scraps, nothing productive is going to be happening. Getting things in order may seem intimidating because some of the equipment is so big and unwieldy; the truth is, though, once you get the big stuff sorted out, everything else comes together and soon you’ll be done with organizing and on to getting things done….
How to be a Great Supervisor
– … Morals in business have been shown to increase employee satisfaction with the company, reduce turnover rates of employees, and therefore increase productivity. The sad reality about most supervisors nowadays is that they think that because they are above the lower ranking employees that they should not have to do any menial tasks that are below their station in the company and that such jobs should be done by their subordinates. This type of leadership is flawed in that it makes the employees feel less appreciated in what they do and easier to replace….
The Importance of a Good Supervisor
– Nurturing a child is comparable to supervising employees. They are both two of the most crucial roles any one can perform, however only a small number of people are satisfactorily taught or qualified to do them. For the most part people learn by trying different alternatives with varying amounts of achievement. This paper will describe the role of a supervisor in a typical organization, covering three traits of an effective manager and how these traits fit the four functions of management. This paper will also examine the relationship between managers, supervisors, and employees, and how these relationships assist in guiding organizations to achieve their maximum potential….