Welcome to "ArcMap 10 Basics", a new module designed for those wanting to understand just what ArcMap 10 is, how it works, and what you can do with it.
"ArcMap 10 Basics" is for those unfamiliar with arcGIS or ArcMap 10, who are looking to be introduced to the this increasingly popular and applicable technology. Please note that this tutorials is based on ESRI's ArcGIS software. The tutorial features the following topics:
In 1950, Japanese businessmen turned to an obscure American from Wyoming to help them rebuild an economy shattered in World War II. That industrial expert, W. Edwards Deming, taught Japan's manufacturers how to produce top quality products economically. The Japanese used that knowledge to turn the global economy on its head and beat U.S. industry at its own game.
Companies such as Toyota Motor Corp. and Sony Corp. adopted Deming's concepts and became world-class producers in their fields, helping Japan become one of the planet's dominant economic powers. Japan's rise was the start of a regional metamorphosis. Asia eventually became a manufacturing giant. Although American companies could have learned from Deming, most ignored him for decades even as Asian competitors gobbled away at Americans' customer base and profits.
Shigeo Shingo is perhaps a lesser known Quality Guru in the West, although his impact on Japanese industry, and less directly on Western industry, has been very large. To quote Norman Bodek, President of Productivity Inc.:
"If I could give a Nobel prize for exceptional contributions to world economy, prosperity, and productivity, I wouldn't have much difficulty selecting a winner - Shigeo Shingo's life work has contributed to the well-being of everyone in the world. Along with Taiichi Ohno, former vice president of Toyota Motors, Mr Shingo has helped revolutionise the way we manufacture goods. His improvement principles vastly reduce the cost of manufacturing - which means more products to more people; they make the manufacturing process more responsive while opening the way to new and innovative products, substantially reduce defects and improve quality, and give us a strategy for continuous improvement through the creative involvement of all employees."(4)
Taiichi Ohno is credited with creating the just-in-time production system. He still feels today that the goal of Toyota is to shorten the time line, from the moment the customer places an order to the point where the cash is collected. He wants to further reduce that time line by removing non-value-added wastes.
Richard Muther is the founder of IHPP, Richard Muther & Associates, and Muther International. He is widely respected as an industrial engineer and management consultant, and has been called "the father of systematic planning."
After a thirty-two year career with Ford Motor Company, including eight years as president, Lee Iacocca engineered one of business history's greatest comebacks at Chrysler Corporation. His success, coupled with appearances in television commercials and his best-selling book, made him one of the nation's most known and admired businessmen.
Lillian Evelyn Moller Gilbreth (1878-1972) spent her life advocating the application of psychology, and helped shape the development of applied psychology in the early 20th century. Only recently, scholars have begun to understand and recognize Gilbreth's contributions (see Kelly & Kelly, 1990; Koppes, 1997; Perloff & Naman 1996).
Gilbreth took her first psychology course with the young psychologist, George Stratton, Ph.D., at the University of California, Berkeley, where she majored in English.
Any conveyor in which one or more chains act as the conveying element. A British term for trolley conveyor.