Present engineering management principles, operations research techniques, and economic theories were mainly developed dealing with only one scarce resource -- capital. Today, the engineer manager must consider another scarce resource -- energy. In the past, energy was never considered a major factor; i.e., equipment was considered a good investment if labor was reduced, regardless of energy cost. Many other managerial decisions are similar; therefore, the engineer manager must understand why many decisions based on traditional techniques may be misleading. The engineer manager must now utilize more complex engineering management techniques instead of evaluating only one factor or using rules of thumb.
Amos, John, "Managing in an Energy Scarce Environment" (1980). UMR-MEC Conference on Energy / UMR-DNR Conference on Energy. 217, pp. 73-77.
7th Annual UMR-MEC Conference on Energy (1980: Oct. 14-16, Rolla, MO)
Engineering Management and Systems Engineering
Article - Conference proceedings
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16 Oct 1980