Essay on Frederick Winslow Taylor: Business Management

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Frederick Winslow Taylor: Business Management

Lenoir Community College Frederick Winslow Taylor Business Management David Mercer Tuesday, February 04, 1997

CONTENTS

I. Introduction......................6 II. The Younger Years.................7 III Midvale Steel Company.............n IV Inventions........................n V. Pig-Iron Handling Experiments.....n VI. Shoveling Experiments ............n VII. Conclusion .......................n

APPENDI................................n SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY..................n

LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS 1. Illustration 1.................n 2.
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The first was that the company was able to improve their scientific processes. The second reason was they were to receive contracts to manufacture Naval gun forgings. By the 1890's, Midvale was one of the countries largest defense contracters. The company was in period of rapid growth. Taylor advanced quickly at Midvale. In eight years he would be promoted from ordinary laborer through the ranks of time keeper, machinist, gang boss, foreman, assistant engineer to chief engineer of the plant. Taylor was promoted to gang boss due to the business turn around and the subsequent influx of orders. As gang boss Taylor was well aware that the workers could be producing at much higher levels than they were. As Taylor tried to increase production, he met a lot of resistance from the workers. This fight to increase production gave
Frederick Taylor his first look at the unsystemized managerial methods commonplace in industry. Typically the fly by the seat of the pants approach was used to manage manufacturing facilities. Taylor realized that there was a scientific approach to technical problems. Yet, the current approach to dealing with production problems such as worker behavior was destructive. There needed to be a way to combine scientific techniques with constructive management.
Conditions were favorable for Taylor to begin his studies in management. First, his chief, William Sellers, was an engineer who supported research.
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