The Eight Bosses System (Taylor)

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The Eight Bosses System (Taylor)
Marten van der Zee, Student (University), Netherlands

Taylor also described the '8 Bosses System'.
He suggested dividing the labor of the production department into eight main compartments, led by eight different supervisors:
1. Time and costs
2. Work instructions
3. Processes and the order in which they executed
4. Process preparation
5. Maintenance
6. Quality check
7. Technical supervision
8. Employee management
With supervision of Taylor the system worked, yet the system never had the desired success. This was mainly due to coordination problems between the supervisors and unclear situations among the employees. Even though the system has not been used a lot, Taylor's theory did have a great influence. Wherever his ideas were applied, the production increased remarkably. The effect of the system often did not go further then an increase of efficiency. The expected improvement in the wages and mutual relations with the chefs, were unfortunately never accomplished.

Communication in Workshop
Peter Yu, CEO, China
In China we use this for manufacturing of precision parts and components. We have thought of something in addition to the 8 bosses system.
1. Use less human judgement. Automation of machine and fault-proof jigs and fixtures.
2. Use of SPC in Kanban for showing the trend of movement of machined-dimension from machining. Make machine adjustment before falling out of controlling range.
3. Way of communication to the workers or technicians. Use their language and think in their point of view. Most of the time, money makes things work. But respect for each person is more effective and cooperative.
This is the culture and manner of young people here nowadays in China. I drew up numbers of cartoons for showing what not to do with sequential numbers of not-to-do that they believe they are respected as we are thinking thoroughly for them ahead.



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