Tag Archives: capacity

Overcrowding on Britain’s railways

This blog is prompted by two things – today’s announcement that rail fares are rising by 3.1% from January next year and my recent blog on the future of transport.  So I thought I would take a look at just … Continue reading

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The meteoric rise of gin

Interesting piece on the BBC Business website, outlining the significant rise in gin consumption in the U.K.  Apparently 1.5 m. more adults now drink this beverage than four years ago.  It seems a major factor in this was a change … Continue reading

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Operations Insight: BOFA International’s capacity expansion

In this insight we can see how business success drives the need for more capacity.  BOFA International  is a global leader in fume and dust extraction technology for a wide range of industries including laser, electronics, mechanical engineering, printing and … Continue reading

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OEE explained

This Micromax infographic explains OEE very effectively.

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Operations Insight: Brioche Pasquier – capacity expansion plans

Gabriel Pastier started his bakery in 1936 selling brioche, pâtisserie and bread. After his death his five sons decided to continue making his traditional French brioche but to sell it in a wrapper and to market it through supermarkets. This was … Continue reading

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Facebook marketing for hotels

This is a blog about operations management – not marketing.  But in services the line between these two disciplines is blurred.  This is especially so in this era of the internet, social media and disintermediation.  So I have no problem … Continue reading

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From shopping mall to urban social hub

Interesting article by Natasha Stokes published this week.  It looks at how shopping centres/malls are changing, especially with regards the provision of other kinds of service operations such as restaurants, hotels, and cinemas.  The old style shopping mall had a … Continue reading

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Adapting the in-house food experience for modern work practices

I’ve not blogged much about contract foodservice, but an article in July‘s EP Magazine (page 29) caught my eye.  Adrian Evans, Sodexo’s Transformation Director, is talking about how market research is applied to workplace restaurants.  This highlights one of the key issues relating … Continue reading

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Category management jargon – the relevance of finger space

As I explained recently, looking at the jargon used by any group of professionals provides great insight into how they manage their operations.  So I was interested to see this glossary of terms used in category management.  Many of these terms … Continue reading

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Capacity of Old Trafford – who knows?

In chapter 7 we discuss design capacity, effective capacity and achieved capacity (page 175).  I thought about this when I heard that so far this season attendance at Manchester United’s home ground, Old Trafford, had averaged 75,101 (achieved capacity).  So … Continue reading

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