Increasing Production, Decreasing Costs (1920)


SKU: 9781436881524
Author: Carpenter, Charles Underwood
Publication Date: 06/29/2008
Publisher: Kessinger Publishing
Binding: Paperback
Media: Book
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Increasing Production, Decreasing Costs is a book written by Charles Underwood Carpenter and published in 1920. The book focuses on the topic of industrial efficiency and provides practical advice on how to increase production while decreasing costs. Carpenter was a renowned industrial engineer and management consultant who had worked with many leading companies of his time.The book is divided into several chapters, each of which covers a specific aspect of industrial efficiency. The first chapter discusses the importance of proper planning and organization in achieving increased production and decreased costs. It emphasizes the need for a systematic approach to production, including the use of time and motion studies to identify and eliminate inefficiencies.The second chapter focuses on the role of machinery and equipment in achieving efficiency. Carpenter argues that the right equipment, properly maintained, can significantly increase production and reduce costs. He also discusses the importance of selecting the right machinery for specific tasks and the need for regular maintenance and repair.The third chapter deals with the topic of labor efficiency. Carpenter stresses the importance of selecting and training workers carefully, as well as providing incentives and rewards for increased productivity. He also discusses the benefits of teamwork and the need for effective communication between management and workers.The fourth chapter covers the topic of materials management. Carpenter provides advice on how to minimize waste and reduce the cost of raw materials, as well as the importance of proper inventory management.The final chapter discusses the importance of measuring and analyzing production data to identify areas for improvement. Carpenter provides guidance on how to collect and analyze data, as well as the importance of setting targets and monitoring progress.Overall, Increasing Production, Decreasing Costs is a practical guide to achieving industrial efficiency, written by a leading expert in the field. It provides valuable insights and advice for managers and executives looking to improve their company’s productivity and profitability.This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the old original and may contain some imperfections such as library marks and notations. Because we believe this work is culturally important, we have made it available as part of our commitment for protecting, preserving, and promoting the world’s literature in affordable, high quality, modern editions, that are true to their original work.