How to Get More Out of Your Factory ...

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System, 1909 - Factory management - 144 pages
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Page 9 - Some men do their best with work piled shoulder high; some men must have it given them a piece at a time. Some men thrive on discouragement; some cannot work without cheerfulness. Study men— the men over you, under you, around you. Study them and learn how to get from each the beat that is in him.
Page 35 - Make for the Making's Sake OUALITY. The word oftenest on the lips of the ^- man who sells things. The "open sesame" in the world of competition. Study the successful factories. They are built on the idea that quality in goods is the fundamental of permanent business. Even dealers in makeshifts pay oblique homage to this basic virtue: they cry quality until found out. The passion to manufacture and sell the best has inspired every big figure in industry. These men reach giant's stature because for...
Page 133 - ... or unloaded by a grab bucket crane, mounted on a car and drawn by a locomotive. When coal is required in the power house, it is loaded by the same crane into dump cars and hauled on an elevated railroad to the bunkers over the boiler house. The coal in the pits is entirely covered by the water, and by keeping the bins flooded the company expects to reduce the losses in stored coal from 30 per cent to 2 per cent. Giving the Workmen Good Light SAW-TOOTH roofs furnish excellent lighting for single...
Page 78 - ... preventive ounce is worth a pound of cure in machine protection as in medicine. Cold economy alone proves it cheaper to cover a gear than to pay for a finger. A broken crane rope can be sketched as a dollar sign. CHAPTER VIII Producing Power at Lowest Cost A REGULAR inspection of shafting and belting by a man or squad of men responsible for the condition of the transmission machinery will go far to save coal. FH Willard, superintendent of the Graton and Knight Manufacturing Company, says: "We...
Page 126 - The motor in the middle of the long line'shaft also divides the strain so that a lighter construction is possible. Profits from Cement Construction CEMENT is extremely useful building material .for the factory. Monolithic, brick-sheathed and cement block buildings are all suitable for manufacturing. The General Electric Company recently erected a new factory office building between two older brick structures. The shell of this new building was constructed of cement and a single course of brick overlaid,...
Page 113 - ... them. They are the expression of an ideal, developed by intense application, not for love of gain, but for the love of achievement and the desire to excel. The man who looks upon work merely as an everlasting grind, who is always looking for the quitting time, will never do really good work, for his heart is not in it. Of this kind of workers there is an over-supply in the world, and so the price is low. But the man who works because he wants to...
Page 71 - ... into error, as the purchased article upon which no manufacturing work is performed shares in this percentage to an amount that should really be added to the manufactured article, and such discrepancies will become all the more aggravated under uniform application of percentage, as conditions are apt to change. We have in mind a hypothetical illustration which will perhaps clear our meaning on this particular feature. Assuming the cost of a machine to be as follows: Mfg. Material. Labor. Total....
Page 112 - The heat, rising before it warms the lower part of the room, makes the roof warm. The boiler equipment enables a temperature of about 65 degrees to be obtained on the floor of the shop. This makes the roof considerably warmer, and no difficulty has been experienced with snow and ice. The gutters slope five-sixteenths of an inch per foot, and the water is conducted to a surfaceeewer built below the frost line.
Page 113 - It leaves the wheel free and at the same time catches the flying particles and sucks them into the conducting pipe. The Ambition That Wins ALL the great works of art, literature and science are great because they are part and parcel of the being who created them. They are the expression of an ideal, developed by intense application, not for love of gain, but for the love of achievement and the desire to excel. The man who looks upon work merely as an everlasting grind, who is always looking for the...
Page 123 - ... was entirely destroyed by fire. Eight months later a new factory was put in operation. Some novel methods of construction were adopted by HW Kelleman, the superintendent, to build the plant quickly. When the plant burned, the employees were given the opportunity to remain at their old wages—and rebuild the shop. Practically all the men at once elected to do this, and the second day after the fire they were set at work clearing up the ruins. are so constructed that they can be replaced by concrete...

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