Released on 2013-11-25Categories History

Made to Order

Made to Order

Author: Kenneth Womack

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9781439642429

Category: History

Page: 128

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Made To Order: The Sheetz Story traces the fascinating history of Sheetz, Inc., a regional convenience retailer that battled the odds and cemented its name among the acclaimed ranks of America's most successful private companies. From its humble dairy store origins in Pennsylvania, Sheetz became a convenience-store giant, amassing hundreds of locations across six states, and along the way, combined numerous creative marketing campaigns with retail innovations to shape the Sheetz recipe for success. Made To Order: The Sheetz Story narrates how the company remade itself in the face of dramatically shifting demographics, bravely stood up for its customer base when confronted with a serious crisis, and emerged as a revered and much-beloved retail phenomenon.
Released on 1993Categories Gender identity

Made to Order

Made to Order

Author: Ines Orobio de Castro

Publisher: Het Spinhuis

ISBN: 9073052777

Category: Gender identity

Page: 144

View: 579

Het fenomeen transseksualiteit wordt geconfronteerd met feministische, psycho-medische en juridische noties over sekse, identiteit en lichamelijkheid. Beschrijft tevens de Nederlandse wetgeving.
Released on 2018-10-18Categories Art

Made to Order

Made to Order

Author: Cynthia Conides

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 9780806162119

Category: Art

Page: 253

View: 766

The ancient city of Teotihuacan, North America’s first metropolis, flourished for nearly eight centuries in central Mexico until its demise in 650 C.E. Known primarily for its massive architecture and monumental wall paintings, the city—and its dazzling artwork—inspired awe in its time, and continues to do so today. Made to Order, the first systematic study of more than 150 painted portable artworks produced in Teotihuacan, offers a unique, deeply informed perspective on the cultural practices and artistic techniques of the largest urban community in pre-Hispanic Mesoamerica. The painted vessels Cynthia Conides considers—featured here in finely reproduced full-color photographs—constitute nearly the entire body of material now available for analysis. With attention to their origins and provenance, wherever possible, the author views these objects from a range of vantage points, using ceramic chronologies to measure the changing characteristics and cultural significance of pictorial paintings on portable media. Her approach—ranging from stylistic analysis and narrative theory to theoretical perspectives on artistic exchange among artisans living and working in a thriving urban setting—reveals the importance of such objects to a city where social status, and the acquisition and display of its symbols, were paramount. This perspective is in turn grounded in new interpretations of the religious, social, and ritual contexts in which the objects functioned. The most complete analysis of both ceramics from excavations at Teotihuacan and those held in museum collections worldwide, Made to Order will become a standard source for specialists and students of pre-Columbian visual culture and archaeology, and a vital resource for those interested in cross-cultural ceramic studies.
Released on 2022-03-01Categories Technology & Engineering

Made to Order

Made to Order

Author: Margaret E. Derry

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9781487541637

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 264

View: 781

Animal breeding has been complicated by persisting factors across species, cultures, geography, and time. In Made to Order, Margaret E. Derry explains these factors and other breeding concerns in relation to both animals and society in North America and Europe over the past three centuries. Made to Order addresses how breeding methodology evolved, what characterized the aims of breeding, and the way structures were put in place to regulate the occupation. Illustrated by case studies on important farm animals and companion species, the book presents a synthetic overview of livestock breeding as a whole. It gives considerable emphasis to genetics and animal breeding in the post-1960 period, the relationship between environmental and improvement breeding, and regulation of breeding as seen through pedigrees. In doing so, Made to Order shows how studying the ancient human practice of animal breeding can illuminate the ways in which human thinking, theorizing, and evolving characterize our interactions with all-natural processes.
Released on 2021-07-06Categories History

Evolution Made to Order

Evolution Made to Order

Author: Helen Anne Curry

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226790862

Category: History

Page: 296

View: 340

Plant breeders have long sought technologies to extend human control over nature. Early in the twentieth century, this led some to experiment with startlingly strange tools like x-ray machines, chromosome-altering chemicals, and radioactive elements. Contemporary reports celebrated these mutation-inducing methods as ways of generating variation in plants on demand. Speeding up evolution, they imagined, would allow breeders to genetically engineer crops and flowers to order. Creating a new food crop or garden flower would soon be as straightforward as innovating any other modern industrial product. In Evolution Made to Order, Helen Anne Curry traces the history of America’s pursuit of tools that could intervene in evolution. An immersive journey through the scientific and social worlds of midcentury genetics and plant breeding and a compelling exploration of American cultures of innovation, Evolution Made to Order provides vital historical context for current worldwide ethical and policy debates over genetic engineering.
Released on 2020-03-09Categories Business & Economics

Made-to-Order Lean

Made-to-Order Lean

Author: Greg Lane

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781000077735

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

View: 663

Toyota Production System methods have rendered remarkable results in high-volume manufacturing plants, but they have not been fully understood and correctly applied in high-mix, low-volume environments. While lean principles do apply, the implementation methods and tools must be adapted and alternate methods embraced in a low-volume environment. This volume is specifically geared for manufacturers that have hundreds to thousands of active part numbers with few or no ongoing forecasted volumes, and for job shops that build only to order. The primary focus is eliminating non-value-added activities and instituting improvements on the most repetitive jobs, a strategy that gives you more time to produce your low-volume work or one-offs. About the author: Greg Lane is a faculty member of the Lean Enterprise Institute and an advisor to the Instituto de Lean Management in Spain. During his time with Toyota, he was one of a handful of candidates selected for a one-year training program conducted by the company’s masters. He became certified as a Toyota Production System (TPS) Key Person and continued his work with Toyota, training others in TPS. He has been highly active in working on implementing lean around the world, supporting large and small companies alike. In 1998, he began to focus his lean endeavors on meeting the specific needs of high-mix, low-volume enterprises. During his time as an independent consultant, Greg purchased and operated his own manufacturing company, which specialized in fast turnaround on high-mix, low-volume parts. Greg used TPS to grow the business and nearly double its sales. Greg and his associates have experience not only at adapting the methods contained in this book, but also in applying other tools that are too numerous to detail here. They can be reached for further support with your lean transformation via email: [email protected]
Released on 2014-06-15Categories Fiction

Made-To-Order Wife

Made-To-Order Wife

Author: Judith McWilliams

Publisher: Silhouette

ISBN: 9781460355091

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

View: 519

Making a billion dollars was something Max Sheridan could do with one hand tied behind his back. But learning which fork to use? When to open a door? Those were skills he needed in order to win a high-society wife. For that he needed Jessie Martinelli, etiquette coach to the nouveau riche. But lately, having the all-business beauty on his arm at cocktail parties and candlelight dinners had him confused. Did he really want to marry for social status and not for love? Then there was that stolen kiss that made him think he could teach this skittish Miss Manners a thing or two about passion….
Released on 2012-01-17Categories Fiction

His Made-to-Order Bride

His Made-to-Order Bride

Author: Jessica Matthews

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 9781459228320

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

View: 536

Finding a wife… Dr. J. D. Berkley enjoyed his life. He had a good job in ER, a delightful four-year-old son and a truly good friend in nurse Katie Alexander. So why would he need a wife? It wasn't until he wanted to expand the ER that he found being a bachelor could be a stumbling block. So, he had a brilliant idea. Katie could help him find a wife! He couldn't understand why she seemed less than keen on the idea—particularly when he'd made a list of his requirements to make it easier for her….
Released on 2018-06-19Categories Fiction

Murder Made to Order

Murder Made to Order

Author: Lena Gregory

Publisher: Lyrical Press

ISBN: 9781516104635

Category: Fiction

Page: 230

View: 326

To save her cozy Florida diner, Gia Morelli must dive into a swamp of crime and corruption in this “fun new series” (E. J. Copperman, national bestselling author of the Haunted Guesthouse Mysteries). New York native Gia Morelli is just getting used to life in Florida when she gets word that the town government wants to shut down her pride and joy: the charming little diner known as the All-Day Breakfast Café. A forgotten zoning regulation means that the café was opened illegally, and hardboiled council president Marcia Steers refuses to budge. Gia is considering hanging up her apron and going back to New York, but before she gives up on her dream, she discovers something shocking in the local swamp: Marcia Steers, dead in the water. There’s a secret buried in the books at town hall, and someone killed to keep it hidden. To save her café and bring a killer to justice, Gia and her friends will have to figure out a killer’s recipe for murder . . . Praise for the writing of Lena Gregory “Hold on to your plates for this fast-paced mystery that will leave you hungering for more!” —J. C. Eaton, author of the Sophie Kimball Mysteries, on Scone Cold Killer “Family secrets, old mansions, and a growing list of murder victims—these elements and more blend together to make an intriguing as well as entertaining cozy mystery.” —RT Book Reviews on Occult and Battery “As breezy and salty as a gust of wind off the chilly bay waters.”—Juliet Blackwell, New York Times–bestselling author of the Witchcraft Mysteries on Death at First Sight “An intriguing opening to a fun new series.” —E. J. Copperman, national bestselling author of the Haunted Guest
Released on 2020-03-17Categories Fiction

Made to Order: Robots and Revolution

Made to Order: Robots and Revolution

Author: Peter F. Hamilton

Publisher: Solaris

ISBN: 9781786182715

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 750

100 years after Karel Capek coined the word, “robots” are an everyday idea, and the inspiration for countless stories in books, film, TV and games. They are often among the least privileged, most unfairly used of us, and the more robots are like humans, the more interesting they become. This collection of stories is where robots stand in for us, where both we and they are disadvantaged, and where hope and optimism shines through. INCLUDING STORIES BY: BROOKE BOLANDER · JOHN CHU · DARYL GREGORY · PETER F. HAMILTON · SAAD Z. HOSSAIN · RICH LARSON · KEN LIU · IAN R. MACLEOD · ANNALEE NEWITZ · TOCHI ONYEBUCHI · SUZANNE PALMER · SARAH PINSKER · VINA JIE-MIN PRASAD · ALASTAIR REYNOLDS · SOFIA SAMATAR · PETER WATTS
Released on 2012-12-06Categories Business & Economics

The Economics of Made-to-Order Production

The Economics of Made-to-Order Production

Author: Thomas R. Gulledge

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783642465666

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 138

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The airframe industry is usually recognized as being different from most manufacturing industries. These differences, which are characterized by the number of units produced and the frequency of design changes, have been evident for many years. This uniqueness and the corresponding implications for cost estimation became particularly evident during World War II. The aircraft industry generally has been considered unique in that it differs from other manufacturing in the quantity of units manufactured and with the frequency with which changes are made during the course of manufacturing operations. In mass-production industries, manufacturing thousands or hundreds of thousands of identical units, methods and cost of production tend to remain fairly constant after production has been stabilized, whereas in the aircraft industry, method improvements are constantly being made and cost is a variable depending on the number of airplanes being manufactured (Berghell, 1944). These differences, coupled with political considerations, place unusual demands on cost modelers. This has been particularly true in recent years where large cost overruns have generated Congressional demands for better cost estimates. Traditionally, cost estimators in the airframe industry have used one or more of the following estimating techniques: 1. industrial engineering time standards, 2. parametric cost estimating models, 3. learning curves. All of the methods have been used with mixed results in specific situations. The general emphasis of all three approaches is cost estimation for planning purposes prior to beginning production, although some of the techniques may be used during the production phase of a program.
Released on 2012-12-06Categories Business & Economics

Make-to-Order Assembly Management

Make-to-Order Assembly Management

Author: Rainer Kolisch

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783662045145

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 260

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Purchasing .Fabrication Assembly Distribution Figure 1.1: Multi-Level Manufacturing System for Make-to-Order Products specific resources of a type, i.e., a certain machine or a single worker, the determination of the sequence operations are processed on a ma chine, and the assignment of start and finish times to operations. We will modify this framework to be specifically suited for multi level make-to-order manufacturing systems. We assume that the facil ity design issue is settled, i.e., the location and the layout of the facility as well as the capacity ofthe three main resource types of the company are determined. These resource types are the engineering department, the fabrication department, and the assembly department. The engineering department is concerned with the construction of new products as well as the modification and customization of ex isting products. This entails the generation of engineering documents such as blue prints for manufacturing. The capacity of the engineering department is determined by the the count and qualification of engi neers and by the availability of construction devices such as computer aided design (CAD) systems etc.