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Jackson talks Email Comms to German Newspaper

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Global Mail - Canada: Confessions of an Inbox Obsessive <more>

Midlands Business News - Inefficient Email <more>

Inefficient email is costing companies <more> Full research paper <here>

Role of email in the distraction society - article by Damon Young <more>

Dr Jackson on New York Radio on email overload <listen> or read the article <more>

"Death by Email" - Records Management Society Conference 2009 <more>

The Oprah Magazine - "Email Tasks" Dec 08 <more>

Dr Jackson on Leicester Sound "Emails Taking Over Your Life?" interview - Mon 6th Oct <more>

View Magazine - "Email – essential office tool or costly communication?" <more>

Birmingham Post - "New ways for malicious software to land on your computer" <more>

Guardian article - "Breaking the email compulsion"  <more>

The Sydney Morning Herald article - "Email becomes a dangerous distraction" <more>

Dr Jackson on BBC Radio Essex "You Have Email" interview - Sat 12th April

Dr Jackson on BBC Breakfast - "How to stop e-mails taking over your day" <watch>

Dr Jackson appears in The Money Programme's "Email is Ruining My Life" BBC2 7th March 2008 at 19:00 <more>

E-mail is ruining my life! Article feature Tom Jackson <read>

What you had to say about email problems <read the debate>

Guardian article - "Email 'a broken business tool' as staff spend hours wading through inboxes" <read>

Staff email use is costing UK businesses millions of pounds finds Loughborough University research <more>

Dr Jackson explains how to Find Experts via email <more>

Implementation and Management of Information Systems within SMEs

The time taken to build property is coming down dramatically from 17 weeks to less than 2 weeks for a modern house and there is a need to provide thermal, sound-proof, fire resistant and now secure doors in a modular form all conforming to the Construction Products Directorate that comes into force in 2007. Importantly, these Directives require component traceability and sourcing of raw material from sustainable sources.

To achieve this in the timescales required and to grow their market share, considerable work has to be done to ensure business processes and provision of management information cater for these demands and that manufacturing can produce the increased volumes at the required quality levels.Dr Jackson's Research - Applied Knowledge Management

With the realignment and streamlining of business processes and the selection and implementation of Management Information systems where appropriate, this project will address problems of a lack of management information to provide suitable reporting to control business flow and traceability from quotation to delivery.

The project will provide the opportunity to:
• Improve purchasing efficiency leading to reduced purchasing costs and lower stock levels
• Improve component and raw material stock traceability to meet market and legislative demands.
• Improve sub contract order management leading to reduced lead times
• Improve works order management & scheduling reducing overall lead time to delivery.
• Improved availability of product cost information to enable greater flexibility in product pricing

With the introduction of appropriate MIS solutions, this will build a firm base for continued growth in the new product areas and the fulfilment of orders for existing clients in timescales that are expected.