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This page offers help in the location of information about operations and operating procedures within an enterprise. Included are links to making the all important choice of store location, an organization that promotes the exchange of manufacturing technology information, how to profit from improved inventory control, how to understand and implement the ISO 9000 and ISO 9001 models for quality assurance, understanding workplace safety and health laws, complying with OSHA regulations, and comprehensive listings of individual and business contact information.
How Operations Works
Regardless of the size or type of business you have, there are processes and operations issues that could probably be dealt with better than they currently are. So, does that mean you need an operations manager? (Or, that you need to wear another hat yourself?)
InventoryOps.com is intended to be a starting point in your quest for information on Inventory Management and Warehouse Operations.
Geographic Names Information System (GNIS)
Geographic Names Information System (GNIS), developed by the USGS in cooperation with the U.S. Board on Geographic Names (BGN), contains information about almost 2 million physical and cultural geographic features in the United States. The Federally recognized name of each feature described in the data base is identified, and references are made to a feature's location by State, county, and geographic coordinates. The GNIS is our Nation's official repository of domestic geographic names information. Information about foreign geographic feature names can be obtained from the GEOnet Names Server, developed and maintained by the National Imagery and Mapping Agency.
New plant report
New Plant database contains over 70,000 new plant and expansion records going back to 1989. This database of leads and competitive information is updated daily.
ISO 9000 Information
ISO Easy is dedicated to helping organizations understand and implement the ISO 9000 and ISO 9001 models for quality assurance.
Empowerment zones and economic communities
A HUD report on a variety of programs to help businesses in various communities.
U.S. Workplace Safety and Health Law
A paper from the Legal Information Institute. Workplace safety and health laws establish regulations designed to eliminate personal injuries and illnesses from occurring in the workplace. The laws are primarily federal and state statutes. Federal laws and regulations preempt state ones where they overlap or contradict one another.
A site to help you insure that you are complying with OSHA regulations.
Production & Operations Management Society
POMS is an international professional organization representing the interests of POM professionals from around the world. The purposes of the Society are to extend and integrate knowledge that contributes to the improved understanding and practice of production and operations management; to disseminate information on POM to managers, scientists, educators, students, public and private organizations, national and local governments, and the general public; and to promote the improvement of POM and its teaching in public and private manufacturing and service organizations throughout the world.
What You Need to Know About Management
A set of links relating to design, production, quality, installation, service, technical support and project management.
Management Assistance for Non-Profits
MAP provides quality, affordable management and board development services for nonprofit organizations, governmental agencies, and religious institutions.
Comprehensive listings of individual and business contact information.
Harvard Business Review on Measuring Corporate Performance (Harvard Business Review Series) by Harvard Business School
Business Process Engineering: Reference Models for Industrial Enterprises by August-Wilhelm Scheer
Attaining Manufacturing Excellence: Just-In-Time, Total Quality, Total People Involvement (Dow Jones-Irwin/Apics Series in Production Management) by Robert W. Hall
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