case 14_ control

Case 14 control - 1 What types of control described in the chapterfeedforward concurrent or feedbackare illustrated in this case The types of

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1. What types of control described in the chapter—feedforward, concurrent, or feedback—are illustrated in this case? The types of control implemented at Lincoln Electric are feedforward, concurrent, and feedback control. Feedforward control is a preventive control, and the employees can implement this type of control through self-control. Managers and employees can generate a visionary process based on their experience by projecting to the future when utilizing this process; one can anticipate activities and controls that may be implemented. Premaintenance inspection before equipment malfunctions would be such a control. Concurrent controls are in place through quality applications. Employees who utilize concurrent controls can inspect and measure quality concurrently while production takes place in and throughout the plant. Feedback control is after-the-fact where the analysis is forthcoming and corrective action can be undertaken. Feedback controls are utilized through merit reviews, annual bonuses, and profit and loss statistics of the operation. Another feedback control is the finished product coming off the production line. Would you characterize Lincoln’s control approach as primarily bureaucratic or
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This note was uploaded on 07/29/2011 for the course BUS 444 taught by Professor Lynn during the Spring '11 term at Keuka.

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Case 14 control - 1 What types of control described in the chapterfeedforward concurrent or feedbackare illustrated in this case The types of

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