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Automating Manufacturing Operations by William M. Hawkins

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Management

Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right thing.

—Peter F. Drucker (1909–2005)

If there is any one secret of success, it lies in the ability to get the other person’s point of view and see things from that person’s angle as well as your own.

—Henry Ford (1863–1947)

Introduction

A manufacturing process, if it makes a profit, contributes wealth to the economy that provides the infrastructure that makes the process possible. A process can’t create wealth all by itself. There has to be an organization to handle the money and keep the process going. A wise man once said that a corporation isn’t a person; it’s a bucket of money that is managed by people in the company. A more general term for corporation ...

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