Nathan Proudlove

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Global competition and rapidly changing customer requirements are demanding increasing changes in manufacturing environments. Enterprises are required to constantly redesign their products and continuously reconfigure their manufacturing systems. Traditional approaches to manufacturing systems do not fully satisfy this new situation. Many authors have(More)
AIM This paper describes and analyses the role of bed managers within hospitals, and how this can be supported through a development programme. BACKGROUND AND KEY ISSUES Bed management has increased in importance as access targets have developed, and appreciation of the importance of patient flow has grown. The bed management role is usually performed by(More)
League tables are of great interest to universities. This is particularly true for business schools, for which the Financial Times (FT) produces a suite of rankings of programme areas on a rolling annual cycle. Despite publication by the FT of most of the inputs and outlines of the methodologies, these are often little used by business school managers or(More)
It is possible to forecast emergency admissions and bed requirements with considerable accuracy up to a year in advance. A model is being developed which would analyse the effects of weather, flu epidemics and different surges in demand. The discharge pattern of many hospitals indicates a rush to discharge by the weekend that could raise concerns about(More)
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