On the Art of Cutting Metals
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The author, Frederic W. Taylor, is best known for the development of Scientific Management or Taylorism which is the methodology of production that breaks every action, job or task of production into small and simple segments which can be easily analyzed and taught.
What is less well known is that he started development of Scientific Management while working as the machine shop Forman at the Midvale Steel Company in 1880. His job there was to get machinists to work at a faster pace but he was defeated because only the machinists knew how to operate the lathes, shapers and milling machines and Taylor did not.