At General Motors of Canada Ltd., Nick Vanderstoop is in charge of implementing a system that he created to prevent the “erosion of knowledge”. He loves to scare the daylights out of GM executives and managers by telling them a true story about the company. The story goes something like this: Several years ago a worker at the head office of General Motors Canada Ltd. In Oshawa retired. Among the many tasks that were performed by him, one was particularly important. Every fall he would spend about an hour sending messages to inform others that certain freezable chemicals like upholstry cleaners must be shipped in heated trucks during the winter. A few months after he retired, the parts distribution centre in Woodstock, Ontario, began to receive calls from angry customers across Canada who were upset because the chemicals they were receiving were frozen rock-solid. The reason: nobody in the company knew enough about the retiree’s job to make sure that the chemicals were properly transported during the winter. A minor oversight? Not quite. It cost the company $1.5 million. Other incidents at GM have also been reported. For example, 400 perfectly good carburetors were accidently destroyed at a cost of $300,000 because the worker who kept them off the scrap list retired. It has also been reported that a $250,000 car prototype was crushd into scrap metal because the employee who was responsible for it was transferred. Incidents like these are known to occur at other companies. (Source: Livesey, B (1997, November). Glitch doctor. Report on Business Magazine, pp.96-102. Reprinted with permission of Bruce Livesey.
1. Why do you think this is an important story to tell company executives and managers? What is the main point of the story? I believe this is an important story to tell company executives and managers because it reminds them of the importance of actually managing their departments and staff. By having an understanding...
...Summary: The Rock Says…
The Rock Says…
by Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Joe Layden
HarperEntertainment; First Edition edition, January 5, 2000
Tucker’s Rating: 4 / 10
Buy on Amazon
What’s it about?: The first autobiography of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, written when he was only a professional wrestler.
Tucker’s Opinion: Let me be very clear that I have an immense amount of respect for The Rock, as an entertainer, an athlete, and a person. But this book is just a paint-by-numbers celebrity memoir that was put out as a cash grab when wrestling books were selling really well. It took nothing more than a few days of speaking into microphone for The Rock, and maybe two or three weeks of writing for the co-author to churn out. Beyond that, he was 27 years old when it was published–it is exceedingly rare for anyone that age to have anything to say. If you aren’t a huge Rock fan, there is no reason to read this book. And even if you are a huge fan…I still don’t see much of a reason to read this book.
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November 13, 2012
Audience: Visitors of Historical Alcatraz Island
Purpose: To Inform
Robert Stroud “Birdman of Alcatraz”, Alvin “Creepy Karpis” Karpowicz, and Al “Scarface” Capone were only some of the notorious criminals to pass through Alcatraz Island. Surrounded by harsh currents and cold waters, Alcatraz Island was thought to be the ultimate place to keep criminals too criminal for landlocked prisons. In the early 1930s, renovations made Alcatraz a better, yet still crude, establishment that housed the worst of the worst criminals and isolated them from life on the mainland. Alcatraz Island (1934-1963), a harsh penitentiary off the coast of San Francisco, California, was home to some of America’s most notorious criminals, holds a fascinating escape attempts story.
Alcatraz Island was officially opened as a federal penitentiary on July 1, 1934. With dimensions of 1675 feet long, 590 feet wide, and 135 feet tall, the government was happy to have found a place to keep murderers, robbers, and other criminals(Alcatraz, Part 1). However, it was not until October 11, 1934 that 137 male inmates were brought from other prisons unable to contain their behavior and placed in isolation on Alcatraz Island (Alcatraz, Part 1). The men took one look at Alcatraz and realized this was no place like home. Alvin Karpowicz described the island as an unkind, inhumane, and dreadful place (Alcatraz, Part 1).
Out of the 137 inmates,...
...DHL Worldwide Express:
DHL Worldwide Express is the global market leader of the international air express industry. DHL is the pioneering in the industry since 1969. But today DHL continues to be at the forefront of technology, offering fast, responsive, and cost-effective, express deliveries in addition to e-commerce fulfillment and intelligent logistics solutions. The DHL network links over 120,000 destinations in more than 220 countries and territories,DHL is majority owned by Deutsche Post World Net. DHL ascent to global market leadership has always been distinguished by technological innovation.
DHL installs Network Management System to track network failures:
DHL has installed the Network Management System (NMS) to strengthen the internal network for data transfer and e-mail movement around the world. The installation of the system is expected to reduce the down time and delays in the transfer of shipment details to its various offices in the world, on account of the network failure. The NMS has been designed to enable the IT support staff of the company to continuously monitor the failures in the network and attend to it immediately.It also has a facility to dispatch e-mail or page a message to the concerned staff, informing him or her of the location of a failure in the network.
IT For Extended Supply Chain that is in the dhl company :
Order Management System-Transport Management System-Exception Reporting -Track and trace-Warehouse Management...
...Making up the majority of the Earth's crust, rock is usually defined as a mixture of common minerals. Rocks can be hard or soft, as small as a grain or as large as a building. They have been an integral part of the history of mankind, first being used as tools for hunting and defense, and as a building materials to construct shelters and monuments. Combined with the effects of tectonics, weathering and vegetation, rocks define the natural landscapes we see around us. The minerals and metals we find in rocks are essential to the prosperity and cultural splendor of human civilization. There are many kinds of rock, and they can be classified in a number of ways. However, geologists classify rocks based on how the rocks were formed. The three classes are igneous rocks (formed directly from liquid rock), metamorphic rocks (formed by direct alteration of existing rocks), and sedimentary rocks (formed by eroded materials from other rocks)
Rocks are a composed of one or more minerals. A rock can be made up of only one mineral or, as shown in the figure, a rock can be made up of a number of different minerals.
So, rocks are composed of one or more minerals and minerals are composed of one or more elements.
You’ve come to...
... WHAT ARE ROCKS?
What are Rocks?
Making up most of the Earth's crust, rocks are usually defined as a mixture of common minerals. Rocks can be hard or soft, as small as a grain or as large as a building. Combined with the effects of weathering and vegetation (vegetation can also weather rock as the tree or bush is "yanked" out of the ground by forces of wind or by merely falling over after it has died. Root systems tend to go under the surface and attach themselves to and wrap around rocks in the sub-surface. When the plant falls over, the roots, still sticking to the rocks, literally "throw" up and move around soil and surface material.), rocks define the natural landscapes we see around us.
There are many kinds of rock, and they can be classified in a number of ways. However, geologists classify rocks based on how the rocks were formed. The three classes are igneous rocks, metamorphic rocks, and sedimentary rocks.
The term igneous comes from the Latin ignis, meaning "fire". Igneous rock is formed when magma cools and solidifies, it may do this above or below the...
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Basic cost per 1litre. 16.50
+ Centre Tax. 11.80%
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Total added up together becomes Rs 50.05 per 1 litre. + now another Rs 32. Extra. This 32/- extra for what no explaination for this.
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Learning Objectives – History of Rock and Roll
Investigate the creative process: To develop, through reading, audio and video presentations, and in-class demonstrations evaluative skills that aid specifically in the study of the creative process in popular music:
Develop a vocabulary of musical terms as an aid to discussion and understanding
Grasp the fundamental musical elements of rhythm, melody and harmony
Understand the emotional connection to music structure or form
Identify the musical instruments, the tools of the trade
Identify instrumental techniques relevant to emotional impact on the audience
Identify various vocal techniques relevant to emotional impact on the audience
Develop a discriminating ear for various distinctive genre characteristics
Consider each artist's intent with words and music
Consider each artist's choices for live concert presentation
Identify any landmark achievements by the most successful artists
Engage every artist meaningfully, objectively, on his own terms
Consider the roles of producers and record companies
Consider the impact of culture and socio-economic factors on pop music
Reconsider current popular music consumerism in a thoughtful, historically informed context
Become an informed consumer of popular music
...At a granular level, rocks are composed of grains of minerals, which, in turn, are homogeneous solids formed from a chemical compound that is arranged in an orderly manner. The aggregate minerals forming the rock are held together by chemical bonds. The types and abundance of minerals in a rock are determined by the manner in which the rock was formed. Many rocks contain silica (SiO2); a compound of silicon and oxygen that forms 74.3% of the Earth's crust. This material forms crystals with other compounds in the rock. The proportion of silica in rocks and minerals is a major factor in determining their name and properties.
Rocks are geologically classified according to characteristics such as mineral and chemical composition, permeability, the texture of the constituent particles, and particle size. These physical properties are the end result of the processes that formed the rocks. Over the course of time, rocks can transform from one type into another, as described by the geological model called the rock cycle. These events produce three general classes of rock: igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic.
The three classes of rocks are subdivided into many groups. However, there are no hard and fast boundaries between allied rocks. By increase or decrease in...