Higher Productivity and A Better Place to Work. An Action Manual for the Furniture Industry 1998 (FTIHB23)



J.E. Thurman et. al. 



The original edition of this work was published by the International Labour Office, Geneva, under the title "Higher ideas for owners and managers of small and medium-sized industrial enterprises. Action manual". This manual shows how to take simple, effective low-cost actions which raise productivity while improving conditions at the workplace. Owners and managers of small and medium-sized (SMS) furniture mills will find useful ideas on key topics such as the handling and storage of materials, work-station design, safe and efficient machine operation, plant layout and efficient machine operation. These ideas are based on the actual experience of hundreds of owners and managers of SMS furniture mills who have participated in training programmes organised by the Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM), the Malaysian Furniture Industry Council (MFIC) and internationally by the International Labour Organisation (ILO). The emphasis is on practical, locally appropriate measures directly related to productivity. Workers also benefit from the action stated in this manual. Low productivity and poor quality of work often result from the same difficulties and lack of organisation that make work hazardous and unpleasant. In those furniture mills where management develops a long-term commitment to improvements in productivity, the involvement of workers is part of the strategy for motivation and change. (101 PP. )


For copyright reason this edition is not available outside Malaysia.  


Code: FTIHB 23

Price: RM 20/USD15 (postage not included)

Year of Publication: 1998