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2006-02-08 18:39:29

Making good business and production decisions isn't as straightforward or intuitive as it used to be because today's global market and business environment is exceedingly more complex. "When Henry Ford started making Model Ts, the goal was mass production. "He wanted to stamp out thousands of the same thing and didn't have to change the basic setup once it worked," says Young-Jun Son, an assistant professor in Systems and Industrial Engineering (SIE) at The University of Arizona. "In that...

Word of the Day
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.