Leadership

SCIENTIFIC MANAGEMENT OF A BOILER ROOM

Issue 21 and Volume 60.

SCIENTIFIC MANAGEMENT OF A BOILER ROOM You hear a great deal about scientific management these days, and I know of no place where the principals of scientific management diligently applied will bring greater results than in a boiler room. In thinking of scientific management one usually thinks of motion study and methods of obtaining more work per day from the employees, but scientific management means more than this; it means anything that will cause a dollar’s worth of time or material to yield a greater return. Having defined scientific management we will now see how it is possible to materially reduce one of the largest losses of the average manufacturing plant or central station through proper management. It has been stated on good authority that 25 per cent, of the coal burned in power plants is wasted unnecessarily. This is not usually the fault of the fireman nor his equipment,…

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