ERIC Number: ED231622
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Going Metric: Is It for You? A Planning Model for Small Manufacturing Companies.
Beek, C.; And Others
This booklet is designed to aid small manufacturing companies in ascertaining the meaning of going metric for their unique circumstances and to guide them in making a smooth conversion to the metric system. First is a brief discussion of what the law says about metrics and what the metric system is. Then what is involved in going metric is discussed in detail in terms of three major stages: (1) a rough analysis to determine whether it is worth looking at the question in greater detail; (2) conversion planning, in which estimates in the first stage are refined and specific decisions on how to proceed with conversion are made; and (3) actual conversion, in which the companies begin actually using metrics and checking their results. A list of other sources of information is provided. (MNS)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reference Materials - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: United States Metric Board, Arlington, VA.
Authoring Institution: Birch & Davis Associates, Inc., Silver Spring, MD.