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Alexander Graham Bell, Inventor of the Telephone - Alexander Graham Bell was a notable scientist and engineer that changed the world with his invention of the telephone. Without the telephone, everyone would not have a reliable communication device. Alexander Graham Bell is considered one of the most influential people in human history. Early Life ~ Alexander Graham Bell was born on March 3rd, 1847 at his family home, 16 South Charlotte Street, in Edinburgh, Scotland. He was born to Professor Alexander Melville Bell and Eliza Grace (nee Symonds)....   [tags: Inventor, Engineer, Scientist] 698 words
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Nikola Tesla: A Forgotten Inventor - The remote control, radio, electric motor, and wireless communications are items we use on a daily basis. But would you believe they were all made by one man during 20TH century. Nikola Tesla, the inventors of these items, is now known by many the true inventor of the electrical age however he was often unnoticed during his lifetime due to his work being way ahead of his time. Nikola once said, “The present is theirs; The future, for which I work, is mine” and can finally be seen today since the innovations of this one man influenced numerous inventions that shaped our word today....   [tags: Electricity, Remote Control] 1001 words
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The Great American Inventor - In 1868 Edison, an independent inventor flourished with an acquiring reputation as a top inventor. In Newark, by creating and improving stock tickers, he managed and prepared a manufacturing shop. His profession comprised upon improving the achievement of the quadruplex telegraph, which sent two messages simultaneously in each direction on one wire. Here, he met Alexander Graham Bell and his associate Benjamin Franklin Bredding. Bredding was much more advanced in the techniques of telegraphy and electricity out of both Edison and Bell.Thomas Alva Edison was born on February 11, 1847 in Milan, Ohio, to Samuel Ogden Edison, Jr....   [tags: Entrepreneur ] 1307 words
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Car Inventor Karl Benz - Speech Hello everyone, First I want all of you to imagine a world without the gas car, where we would be. As of 2010 there was 1.115 billion and that was four years ago. Where would we be without cars. How would we get places. What invention would there be instead of them. The car has changed the world so much insofar of making a better tomorrow. Without the car we would be back years, the car impacted the world in cutting travel times into a tiny fraction of what they used to be, The most impacted was the postal companies....   [tags: Mechanics, Technology] 522 words
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The Inventor of the Telephone: Alexander Graham Bell - ... Even though Alexander did not establish himself in just one school for his studies, he did not lose confidence and continued his education without distractions. At age eleven, he studied at the Royal High School in Edinburg. However, he left school at age fifteen without graduating from college (Bellis 1). In 1863, he accepted a job at the Weston House Academy in Elgin, Scotland, which consisted of teaching proper pronunciation and music for one year (Schuman 1). In 1864, he decided to study at the University of Edinburg ( Bellis 1), but only for one year because his family decided to move to London....   [tags: biography, career] 710 words
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Maker Movement: Everyone Can Be an Inventor - ... Since Kickstarter’s launch in 2009 they have funded 51,000 project (Kickstarter). Shapeways is another great website associated with the maker movement. It allows for inventors to create a design and send it into shapeways where they use a 3D printer method to manufacture their idea. This website has allowed for the freedom of the inventors to create whatever design they can think of and not have to worry about the manufacturing of the product (Forbes). The modern global market is alive to innovative businesses practices in the “maker movement” Indeed, we can experience this in various public events where inventors come and share or sell their ideas and products....   [tags: supporting creativity in all forms] 1090 words
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Jack Kilby: Inventor of the Microchip - Jack Kilby: Inventor of the Microchip Many people living in this fast-paced, globally-connected world often take for granted the amount of technology that goes into the little “gadgets” they love. They also do not often think about the people that made this technology possible. Throughout history, there have been only a handful of persons that have truly altered the way in which a society operates and lives. Jack Kilby’s invention of the monolithic integrated circuit, or better known as the microchip, gave birth to a new technological field of modern microelectronics....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Leonardo Da Vinci: Painter, Inventor, Scientific Theorist - Leonardo Da Vinci conceived many of today’s modern wonders hundreds of years before their creation. He devised such devices as the automated cart (car), the helical airscrew (helicopter), and a tank-like structure used to transport men during combat. Leonardo Da Vinci was not just an inventor, but a painter, musician, scientist, engineer, mathematician, and writer. Da Vinci was an accomplished man, and succeeded in many fields of work. He once stated, “It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them....   [tags: the quintissential Rennaissance man] 555 words
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Benjamin Franklin the Inventor - Benjamin Franklin the Inventor Benjamin Franklin is recognized as one of the greatest Americans ever. He contributed to the advancement of our country in many different ways. Since Franklin was a statesman, journalist, diplomat, inventor, and philosopher he was always in the middle of everything of importance. It is arguable which of these appositives best describes him. One thing that can not be disputed is that he is the greatest inventor ever. To be forty-two in Franklin’s time was to be well beyond middle age....   [tags: Papers] 973 words
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Eli Whitney: The Inventor That Shook The Nation - Eli Whitney, one of the first great American inventors, who had a very interesting inventing period. It pretty much didn't happen. But I'll explain that later. I chose Eli for a very good reason: I knew absolutely nothing about him. Well, other than the given, he invented the cotton gin. I've always enjoyed researching inventors, so it was either Mr. Whitney, or Robert Fulton. Happily I chose Eli. From studying Eli I hoped to learn about some of his other inventions, what inspired him to invent, in what conditions did he grow up and live in, and also what did his inventions lead to (as in other inventions or discoveries)....   [tags: essays research papers] 906 words
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Johannes Gutenberg, Inventor of the Printing Press - Johannes Gutenberg, Inventor of the Printing Press Johannes Gensfleisch zur Laden zum Gutenberg, or commonly know as Johann Gutenberg, was the inventor of the printing press. He was born in Mainz around 1397 and lived until around 1468. He is most known for his inventing of a movable type, that used metals and alloys, and a press that used an oil-based ink. This printing method was used up until the 20th century. Much evidence suggests that Gutenberg was born in Mainz, although little is known about his youth....   [tags: Papers] 898 words
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Thomas Edison: The Blue-Collar Inventor - Thomas Edison The blue-collar inventor Born 1847 Died 1931 Thomas Edison only had 3 months of formal education, and his schoolmaster thought that Edison may have been retarded. And no one not even his family could envision that Edison would become the inventor that he would eventually end up to be. Born in Milan, Ohio, youngest of 7 children, Edison would often ask questions that his father and mother both could not answer. So naturally he sought out answers through experimentation. Through out his younger years Edison’s mother tried to make learning fun for him, describing it as “exploring”....   [tags: essays research papers] 478 words
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Eli Whitney: Great American Inventor - Eli Whitney: Great American Inventor Eli Whitney was a great American inventor. He was also a noted manufacturer, craftsman, and pioneer. He is best known, of course, for inventing the cotton gin. Many also know him for his manufacturing of interchangeable gun parts. Both of these achievements had profound impact on American history and brought fame to a humble farmer's son who always tried his best and hung on to his dreams. Eli Whitney was born in Westboro, Massachusetts, on December 8, 1765....   [tags: US AP History American] 1980 words
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Brief Biography of Thomas Alva Edison - “I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work”(brainyquote.com 2014) . These are the words of Thomas Alva Edison, possibly the most famous inventor in American History. With 1,093 patents to his name, no one has even come close to his greatness. Thomas loved inventing and never thought anything as a failure, even his mining failure, which was possibly the worst of them all. He was affected by an interesting childhood, thus he had an enterprising career, and was remembered with an amazing legacy (invention.smithsonian.org 2014)....   [tags: Inventor, Patent]
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Nikola Tesla: Major Creator and Inventor in the Field of Power Transfer - “I do not think there is any thrill that can go through the human heart like that felt by the inventor as he sees some creation of the brain unfolding to success... Such emotions make a man forget food, sleep, friends, love, everything.”1 This was said by Nikola Tesla near the end of his life. He was a vivid inventor for the majority of his life, developing many ideas that weren’t further developed until very recently. He, like many other inventors, is part of a group of people throughout history known as history’s forgotten....   [tags: Biography]
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Louis Daguerre: Inventor of the First Commericially Successful Type of Photography - Also known as a previous commercial artist, Louis Daguerre invented the ability for cameras to capture fleeting images accurately . Louis Daguerre was born in November 18, 1787, in Cormeilles, France. His first job wasn’t a photographer, but it was Daguerre’s first step in getting attracted by the way lighting and reproducing accurate scenes work. Daguerre wasn’t a photographer, or an inventor from the beginning of his life. “By 1825, Daguerre was a successful commercial artist in Paris; creator, proprietor, and promoter of a giant illusionistic theater called the Diorama” (Nelson)....   [tags: photography, daguerreotypes]
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Leonardo Di Ser Piero Da Vinci and The Mona Lisa - Leonardo di ser Piero Da Vinci (April 15, 1452 – May 2, 1519), is almost the greatest geniuses in history ever since God made human beings. How to explain that, he was a painter, sculptor, musician, mathematician, engineer, architect, anatomist, geologist, botanist, and writer. The most incredible thing is he showed interest and explored all of the aspects and his grand achievement influenced the history of human beings and even nowadays. With all the fabulous crowns he wore on, he was famous as a painter....   [tags: drawing, artist, inventor, ]
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Johann Gutenberg and the Printing Press - During 1448 a German inventor named Johann Gutenberg changed the world. With many different strategies that he overcame and ways that he could spread his creation, he did it so that the whole nation could experience his brilliant invention. Although, there were many achievements throughout the world that deeply impacted many things that we still use today, the most important achievement throughout technology is the printing press by Johannes Gutenberg. It helped spread the sprouting of religion, books and as well as influencing the public’s opinion throughout articles and newspapers....   [tags: inventor, printing press]
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Biography of Thomas Alva Edison - Thomas Edison was an inventor. He enjoyed creating new inventions to share with the world. He soon started to pay more attention to his new bride, Mary Stilwell. They got married on Christmas day. They had two children, Madeleine and Charles. Yet Edison still preferred to work night jobs. Over the years, Edison produced a variety of phonographs for home use. Another invention that he developed was the electric pen. Thomas Alva Edison was born on February 11, 1847 in Milan Ohio. When Edison was just seven years old his family moved to a house in Port Huron Michigan....   [tags: inventor, light bulb] 539 words
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An Electric Man: Benjamin Franklin - Benjamin Franklin is a vital man in our history. Benjamin was an politician, writer, inventor, scientist, and so much more. He came into to this world on January 17, 1706. He had fairly humble beginning. His father was Josiah Franklin, a soap maker, and his mother was Abiah Folger. Benjamin was the tenth child out of seventeen children. Josiah sent Benjamin to clergy school, but could only afford it for one year. Benjamin went on to apprentice under his brother James as a printer. Benjamin wanted to write for James's paper, but he knew James would never allow it....   [tags: politician, writer, inventor, scientist]
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The Computing Pioneer: John Atanasoff - Professor John Atanasoff was a pioneer in the electronic and computer industry. Atanasoff was an American inventor and physicist. Something that he was best known for was creating the first electronic digital computer. Atanasoff’s early life started out when he was born on October 4th 1903 in Hamilton, New York. His parent’s professions was an electrical engineer and a school teacher. Atanasoff learned very quickly and excelled at what he learned, learning to use a slide rule by the age of 9. He was able to complete all of high school in two years and then later on in 1925 he received his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering graduating with straight A’s....   [tags: Scientist, Inventor, Professor] 584 words
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Thomas Jefferson and Monticello - ... Furthermore the Entry Hall demonstrates Jefferson’s understanding of History and the Arts. In the Entry Hall, Thomas Jefferson’s Entablature shows how Jefferson comprehends the Arts. Thomas Jefferson used the details from the Corinthian temple of Antonius and Faustina in Rome, when designing his Entablature. He had this design specifically chosen as it was a part of history he wanted to remember. To make sure his orders were completed exactly as he wanted, he drew a full scale model of the design....   [tags: inventor, cabin, tools, the compass]
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Amazing People: Steve Jobs - Steve Jobs Steve Jobs (Apple co-founder USA), Steve Paul Jobs (1955.2.24-2011.10.5), the famous American inventor, entrepreneur, co-founder of Apple Inc. Steve Jobs is considered the computer industry and iconic figure in the entertainment industry, he has experienced the ups and downs of Apple and the rise and fall of several decades, has leadership and launched a Macintosh computer (Macintosh), iMac, iPod, iPhone, iPad and other popular around the world electronic products, profoundly changed the modern communication, entertainment, lifestyle....   [tags: apple, inventor, entrepreneur] 820 words
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Thomas Alva Edison and His Contribution to the World - During the 19th century the inventions of useable electricity, steel, and natural gas products led to a second industrial revolution (1865–1900), which featured the growth of transportation as well as faster and wider means of communication. The 19th century was the age of developing machine tools along with interchangeable parts. The assembly line was also invented during the 19th century, speeding up the manufacturing of products in factories. Inventors began to design practical internal combustion engines; the light bulb, telephone, typewriter, and sewing machine, all of which came of age during the 19th century....   [tags: Electricity, Inventor] 879 words
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Chuck Hull: Inventor of the 3d Printer - Chuck Hull and The 3d printer Early life and stereolithography: Chuck Hull Was born on May 12 1939. In 1983 Chuck invented stereolithography and subsequently And in 1989 founded 3D systems. Stereolithography was developed when there was no such thing as rapid prototyping/creating a concept model If you were lucky you could make a working prototype even though It took months and thousands of dollars. And while engineers were Using A computer to help them design and manufacture prototypes. There was no method for that software to communicate....   [tags: stereolithography, prototyping, images] 515 words
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Tobias Mayer, Inventor of the Color Triangle - Tobias Mayer Tobias Mayer, full name Johann Tobias Mayer, was born February 17, 1723 in Marbach, Germany. Mayer was raised in Esslingen in poor conditions. There were 6 children within the family, including Tobias. His father was a hardworking water engineer. It was his job to construct a suitable channel for the supply of drinking water to a small castle near Esslingen. When his father was appointed as an inspector and foreman he was to expand his knowledge of the machines and water engineering by visiting neighboring places....   [tags: mathmetician, astrology, germany] 553 words
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Ruth Handler, Inventor of the Barbie Doll - More than Just the Mother of Barbie 90% of girls ages three through ten owned at least one Barbie doll. Ruth Handler’s idea for children to live there adult fantasies through a toy, came to life in a tall beautiful blonde doll. Barbra Millicent Roberts, or Barbie for short was named after Handlers daughter. Barbie was originally molded after the European Lilli doll that was made to be a gag gift, but Handler transformed this idea into so much more. The first Barbie doll was created in 1959, changing the toy making industry forever....   [tags: Mattel, Toys]
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Basketball and its Inventor: James Naismith - Basketball was invented by a man named James Naismith. He was born in 1861 in the United States. Naismith was a high school sports coach in Massachusetts. He was a sporty guy. People took him as a religious man, because he was. James Naismith was born on November 6, 1861 in Almonte, Canada. James Naismith dies on November 28, 1939, 22 days after his birthday. He died in Lawrence, Texas. He invented two things. He invented Basketball and the Football helmet....   [tags: Sport, YMCA] 519 words
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Alexander Graham Bell and The Invention of The Telephone - With the modernized world we live in today, it is crucial that people communicate on the go with friends, family, and business associates. It is estimated that next year, Americans will spend $1.8 billion on mobile devices. They continue to be a growing part of our culture and are being relied on by 91% Americans to get them through the day. Alexander Graham Bell pioneered the way for all of the advancements we have seen thus far. Not only are we able to make and receive high quality calls wirelessly, we are able to take pictures, play music, play games, exchange videos, surf the web, and view social media....   [tags: biography, scientist, inventor] 666 words
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Spending a Day with Thomas Edison - “To invent, you need a good imagination and a pile of junk.” - Thomas Alva Edison (1847-1931) And Thomas Edison himself certainly had both of these. How else would he have achieved over 1800 patents worldwide. Thomas Alva Edison was someone who you would call a genius. No sensible person would refuse if given the choice to spend an entire day with him. You might say, “So what is so special about Thomas Edison. I would much rather spend a day with a pop star!” Well, read on and find out for yourself....   [tags: inventor, courage, patent]
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The Renaissance Man, Leonardo da Vinci - Most people do not realize that a parachute and the Mona Lisa have one common factor—Leonardo da Vinci. His techniques of self-teaching are very impressive and unique from anyone else’s during the Renaissance era. This Renaissance man, Leonardo da Vinci, generously impacted the art and science world by creating new-world inventions, perfecting newly found art techniques, and creating the most famous pieces of art in history. Leonardo da Vinci’s inventions were all considered fever dreams in the Renaissance era, like the equivalent of seeing a futuristic object in a science-fiction movie, but they inspired many actual products of the world of today....   [tags: artist, inventor, anatomy]
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Why I Want to Study Mechanical Engineering - Making life decisions and planning at such a young age always made me wonder. When I was a kid, I used to watch a Japanese cartoon show called ‘Doraemon’ and seeing those impossible futuristic devices made me believe that one day, I would be inventing them. Despite my childish dream, I am still determined to be among those inventors that could awe the world using my imagination to create something impossible into a possible one. My uncle who is an engineer used to say that engineers need to be committed with their work....   [tags: inventor, skill, problem, law, dream, teachnology] 568 words
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Thomas Edison - Thomas Edison Thomas Alva Edison - born February 11, 1847, Milan, Ohio, U.S. d. Oct. 18, 1931, West Orange, N.J. American inventor who, singly or jointly, held a world record 1,093 patents. In addition, he created the world's first industrial research laboratory. Edison was the quintessential American inventor in the era of Yankee ingenuity. He began his career in 1863, in the adolescence of the telegraph industry, when virtually the only source of electricity was primitive batteries putting out a low-voltage current....   [tags: Thomas Edison Inventor Biography Essays] 3763 words
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No More Flip Phone! A Brief History of Steve Jobs - Steve Jobs dropped out of college, but yet he still managed to become a multi-millionaire by the age of twenty-five. After one semester of college, Jobs dropped out and started to work with his very close friend Stephen Wozniak, creating their very own personal computer. They started to work on the computer in Jobs room and garage. With only $1300, Jobs and his friend Wozniak started their own company and Jobs decided to name it Apple. Apple is now a company that is being used daily worldwide. Steve Jobs is a revolutionary because he changed the way America views their technology....   [tags: Apple, Computers, Inventor]
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Canadian Inventors and Engineers - Although Canadians have made more improvements and advances on inventions rather than solo inventions, Canadian inventors have contributed more than they are generally given credit for. Canadian inventors have been making contributions to society for hundreds if not thousands of years. Among the many Canadian inventions prior to the Second World War are the telephone which was invented by Alexander Graham Bell in 1876 , the light bulb invented by Henry Woodward and Mathew Evans in 1874, and Plexiglas co-invented by William Chalmers in 1931....   [tags: technology, modern societies] 883 words
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Steven Paul Jobs - Throughout his life, Steven Paul Jobs showed that he had an interesting way of looking at the world. As a young child he easily became distracted in class and turned to pranking his teachers and classmates to stay entertained. In his young adult years, he was often described as cold or “impossible to deal with” (Isaacson 43). Despite his attitude, he still managed to impress by working with electronics and creating new ideas. Through his early experiences and accomplishments, Jobs created companies that changed the technology world and resulted in the successful Apple Corporation....   [tags: biography, apple, innovator, inventor]
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Bringing Electricity to the Masses - It was not very long ago that as night descended the cities, towns, and homes of the world fell into darkness as well. Lit by candles, oil lamps, gas lamps, and open flame, the light put off by these flames was not very bright and also had the down fall of producing fumes, smoke, and ash. “The electric light was little more than a novelty for the wealthy and only had small scale applications where only a few bulbs would be needed.” (Flatow 11) If we think about how dependent on electricity we are today, it becomes difficult to imagine the world as we know it without it....   [tags: Inventors]
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Organizational Vision Plan for Champion Broadband for a Potential Investor - Organizational Vision Plan for A Potential Investor Founded in 1999, Champion Broadband (Champion) provides advanced communications services to residential and business customers in Monrovia and Arcadia, California (CA). Champion offers digital telephone, high-speed Internet access and Digital TV over its technologically advanced IP-based network. As a leading provider of communications services, we have continually taken pride in connecting people and enriching their lives. Champion believes in the enduring and essential belief in integrity, service, collaboration, pride and people....   [tags: investor, Champion, plan] 745 words
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Effective Inventory Management Analysis - Inventory is important to the supply chain, yet it is not universally well understood. It is considered as an economic asset to a non-income-producing use of capital funds. It is characterized, both positively and negatively in the aforesaid sentence. Only when considered in light of all quality, client service and economic factors—from the viewpoints of purchasing, manufacturing, sales and finance—does the whole picture of inventory become clear. Effective inventory management is essential to supply chain competitiveness....   [tags: inventory, supply chain, store goods] 1242 words
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Operations Management: Inventory Management and Capacity Management - Executive Summary: The purpose of this assignment is to discuss two topics relating to Operations Management and tie it in to examples from companies. I have chosen to discuss both Inventory management and capacity management. The company examples have both come from the airline industry. I have discussed inventory management with regards British Airways Maintenance Area in Cardiff. They have recently implemented a fully online inventory system. By doing this they have increased their efficiency and have significantly reduced costs....   [tags: airline industry, online inventory]
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Point Of Sale POS Inventory - Proposal: Point of Sale for The Brighter Side Most small businesses underestimate the importance of managing their inventory. They do not realize that many headaches and fire drills are caused by the lack of control and knowledge of their inventory. Whether it is a lack of knowledge of the quantity or specs of a certain product, businesses too frequently use outdated inventory systems. Insufficient systems do not allow them to get the most out of their inventory, because when used properly, inventory management systems allow businesses to make a concise, real time analysis of products and markets that help them make better business decisions....   [tags: Business Inventory] 940 words
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Improving Inventory Management in Power Generation Company - ... It’s became the subject of maintenance that requires an ideal strategy. System Equipment Reliability Priority (SERP) is a new model to rank the equipment prioritization based on six parameters for system criticality ranking, one parameter for operational criticality ranking and one parameter for asset failure probability. The analysis calculation will generate a Maintenance Priority Index (MPI). MPI will provide information to the management about equipments which become the main focus (Wahyudi, 2009)....   [tags: inventory control models, ABC analysis]
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Suggestions For Your Annual Physical Inventory - The business year will come to a close for many companies on December 31. An integral part of the closing process is the tedious and time-consuming annual physical inventory. Having endured just a few of these, I have the following suggestions to help make the process go a little smoother. Send out notifications to all affected parties Notify your suppliers that you will not allow deliveries while the physical inventory is in progress. Place a "non-delivery" notice on your purchase orders. Notify all transportation companies that regularly service your facility of the delivery and shipment restrictions....   [tags: Business Inventory] 1061 words
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How did the Adjustments in Toothpick and Dice Game Affect Inventory - This paper assumes the reader is familiar with the Toothpick and Dice game. This paper will use the data recorded by a group to answer questions indicated in this paragraph. This paper will seek to answer if a balanced plant works, the explanation of the changes in inventory, what is a constraint and did it change in the game, how in the game can the constraint be relieved, what adjustments were made in the game, how did those adjustments affect inventory and throughput and if the adjustments were successful....   [tags: inventory, plant works, balanced plant] 917 words
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Risks of Just in Time Inventory Systems - The Risks of Being Just-In-Time The following is a guest article written by Nick Koletic, an economics specialist at UCLA. In addition to giving a brief background on Just-In-Time inventory system’s benefits, the article’s main focus is the risks that JIT systems face. Just-In-Time inventory (JIT) is part of a production system whereby a firm vastly reduces inventory from its production processes so that utilization of production inputs and delivery of finished products are accomplished without incurring significant holding costs....   [tags: Business Inventory Systems] 1060 words
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A Brief Biography of Alexander Graham Bell - ... He was the president of the National geographic Society and a regent of the Smithsonian, this shows that he was an honorable and respected inventor and that other inventors looked up to him. “Bell helped to build the first public telephone exchanges, which allowed people with telephones to place call to each other through a central switching system” (Streissguth). He helped build the first public exchange center, which shows that he really did stand behind his invention and truly cared about it....   [tags: notorious inventors, telephone]
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History of The Injection Molding industry - FOAM MOLDING: Introducing: Definition: 'Any polymer process which gives a partly or fully foamed product.” (Science dictionary) Foam molding is a manufacturing process that creates parts of a product and artefact made out of foam. The foam molding process consist of mixing foaming agent and base resin in melted polymer, creating a mixture that will be injected into a mold, that will solidify and become a part or an object. History: In 1872 the American inventors John Wesley Hyatt and his brother Isaiah Hyatt patented the very first injection molding machine....   [tags: foam molding, american inventors]
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Warren Buffet, the World's Greatest Investor - Warren Buffett is known to many as the world’s greatest investor, widely admired for his never ending thread of success. He is widely considered the most successful investor of the 20th century. With an astounding $58.5 billion net worth, Buffett ranks second in the Forbes richest Americans 2013 list and fourth in their World’s Billionaires list. The Wizard of Omaha is noted for his intricate investment philosophies by which he turned a failing textile mill into a financial engine that powered what would become the world’s most successful holding company....   [tags: stock market, billionaire, forbes] 926 words
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Henry Ford: One of the Greatest Inventors of the 20th Century - Intro Henry Ford was one of the greatest inventors of the 20th century. Brilliant and eccentric are words that where used to describe him. His vision was to help create the middle class in the US. By raising wages and raise free time. His greatest inventions where the assembly line, and the T- model car, each revolutionized the car industry. Ford Motor Company was founded by Henry Ford and is now the second largest U.S based automaker, and the fifth largest in the world. On April 7th 1947 at the age of 83, Ford died in his home in Dearborn Michigan Personal Information Henry Ford was born in born in Springfield Township, Michigan on July 30, 1863....   [tags: assembly line production]
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Thomas Edison: The Wizard of Light - Thomas Alva Edison lived one of the most constructive live of any American ever born. According to (“Thomas Alva Edison Biography”) He held over 1,000 patents on inventions he created or claimed he created. (“Thomas Alva Edison Biography”) He was born on February 11, 1847 in Milan, Ohio. He was the youngest of seven children. Young Thomas had trouble at school so his mom pulled him out and started to home school him. At the age of 14 Thomas was working at a local railroad station. He sold candy, newspapers, and magazines....   [tags: most influential inventors of all time] 523 words
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