ERIC Number: ED271590
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: 0
Cost Reduction. Supervising: Economic and Financial Aspects. The Choice Series #72. A Self Learning Opportunity.
This student guide is intended to assist persons employed as supervisors in learning to reduce costs. Discussed in the first four sections are the following topics: costs (functional, fixed, and variable costs and ways of controlling costs); cost consciousness (getting people involved, passing on information, and getting and giving feedback); and checklists for cost reduction (checklists for the work team; materials; and machines, equipment, and services). Each of these sections contains an introduction, instructional text that is interspersed with reinforcing learning activities, and a section summary. The fifth part of the guide includes a series of performance checks (an end check, a tutor check, and a work-based project). A unit review, which also includes a description of related extension courses and resources, concludes the guide. (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Budgeting, Cost Containment, Money Management, Operating Expenses, Postsecondary Education, Productivity, Recordkeeping, Supervisory Methods, Supervisory Training
Northern Regional Management Centre, Derwent House, Washington New Town, Tyne and Wear NE38 7ST, England ($15.00 plus postage; 15% discount on 50, 25% on 100; includes audiotape).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Manpower Services Commission, London (England).
Authoring Institution: Northern Regional Management Centre, Washington (England).
Note: For related documents, see ED 266 310-312, ED 268 236-263, ED 270 592-593, and CE 044 689-692.