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The Practical Handbook of Computerization for Distribution Managers

Author: Colin Barrett
Publisher: Boston, MA : Springer US, 1987.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Back in 1983 I was chatting with Dick Coleman, publisher of Traffic World magazine, when he unexpectedly proposed that I write a column for the magazine on computer applications in the transportation/physical distribution industry. "But, Dick, I don't know all that much about computers," I protested. "You use one, don't you?" he asked logically. Yes, I did; I'd been running my consulting business with it for two  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Colin Barrett
ISBN: 9781468473322 1468473328
OCLC Number: 853259664
Description: 1 online resource (317 pages)
Contents: 1: The Computer and the Transportation/Distribution Manager --
1. The Computer as a Management Tool --
2. Computers as Information Providers --
3. The Computer and Time Management --
4. Distribution Modeling Techniques --
5. Transportation Cost-Finding and the Computer --
6. Computerization of Transportation Rates—A Viewpoint --
2: The Computer and the Transportation User --
7. The Manager and the Technician --
8. Demands on the Computer User --
9. You Don’t Have to Be a Programmer --
10. Be Your Own Computer Expert --
11. Keyboardphobia --
3: The Computer in the Organizational Structure --
12. Justifying Computerization to Higher Management --
13. “Selling” Computerization to Higher Management --
14. MIS-Management and Mis-Management --
4: The Start-Up Process --
15. The Problems of Starting Up --
5: Computer Security --
16. The Failings of Security --
17. Computers and Foreign Travel --
6: Computer Software in General --
18. A Guide to Programming “Languages” --
19. Word Processing --
20. Spreadsheets --
21. Data-Base Managers --
22. Free Software—How to Get It and Use It --
7: Specialized-Applications Software --
23. Some Rules for Buying Software --
24. Shopping for Software—A Personal Approach --
25. The Meaning of “User-Friendliness” --
26. User Manuals and Their Problems --
27. Aftermarket Support for Software --
28. Things to Watch Out for With Software --
8: Software Copying --
29. About Piracy --
30. The Importance of Backups --
9: Some Lessons From Experience --
31. Using a RAM Disk --
32. “Bugs” --
33. Monochrome Screens and Their One Color --
34. Modems and Telephone Lines --
35. Planning for System Upgrades --
Appendix A: How Computers Work (and Other Details) --
Appendix B: “Ports” and “Peripherals” --
Appendix C: A Primer on Binary Math --
Appendix D: Hex Codes—An Explanation --
Appendix E: All About ASCII --
Appendix F: Open and Closed --
Appendix G: Computers and Numbers and Errors --
Appendix H: EDI.
Responsibility: by Colin Barrett.

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