Tag Archives: safety

Coming to an air space near you? Flying pizzas, paparazzi and train robbers!

We’re a fan of Domino’s Pizza UK.  After all, this operator is the end of chapter 1 case study and is one of the four companies that feature on the videos that accompany our book.  But we take with a pinch of … Continue reading

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UK to set up a Food Crime Unit to combat food counterfeiters

Excellent report on the BBC website concerning the setting up of a Food Crime Unit (FCU).  I blogged recently about the development of smart chop sticks, developed in response to food scandals in China.  The FCU is to be set … Continue reading

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Security and loss control management in service chains

Operations Managers have management responsibility for the safety and security of the assets under their control.  In the case of service chains, these assets can be extremely valuable.  In the USA a 100 room budget hotel may have cost $7 … Continue reading

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New stadium – good; but supporting transport infrastructure – not so good?

The headline says it all – “The San Francisco 49ers New Football Stadium Is a Dud”.  When the NFL season starts, the stadium should attract a capacity 70,000 crowd.  So, quite rightly, the operators have been testing the new stadium … Continue reading

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Young people particularly at risk in the workplace

I was going to blog about it being the 40th anniversary of the Health and Safety at Work Act.  So I went to the British Safety Council’s website to see what they said about this.  In doing so, I discovered … Continue reading

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A new auto manufacturing ‘technology’ – superglue

I was interested to see a headline in The Manufacturer “JLR put hopes in new technology”.  So I read the article to find out what this was… and it turns out that Jaguar Land Rover are going to assemble the … Continue reading

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Operations Insight: Rolls Royce Aerospace

The BBC is reshowing the three part documentary about Rolls Royce on BBC2 on Sunday evenings.  If you missed the first two, they are available on the iplayer.   Last Sunday’s programme showed how the company is able to remote … Continue reading

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Decommissioning nuclear plants

By chance I met an engineer over the weekend who is working on decommissioning Hinkley Point A nuclear plant on the north coast of Somerset.  The reactors at this plant were shut down in April 1999, due to safety concerns, … Continue reading

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Costa Concordia salvage

The cruise ship Costa Concordia, which tragically ran aground just off the Italian coast, has raised from the rocks on which it lay. It has taken a team 0f 500 salvage experts and technicians a year to get to his point, … Continue reading

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How to survive an air crash

This article explains how so many passengers survived the Asiana air crash in San Francisco.  The two main reasons are aircraft design and cabin crew training.  Modern aircraft, like the 777 involved in this incident, have seats that are designed … Continue reading

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