FUTURE SHOCK HITS THE AUSTRALIAN WATERFRONT

This article reviews a long-term integrated industry plan developed by Australia's Inter-State Commission (ISC) to ensure the efficient handling, storage and movement of cargo in the country's ports. With "future shock" being defined as the disorientation that results from being overwhelmed by change and the prospect of change, and by the need to make too many decisions about new problems in too short a time, it is posited that this phenomenon has evidenced itself in Australian waterfront industrial relations. Based on the ISC report and its many preliminary, underlying studies, the operative concepts in the ports are now restructuring, process change, productivity, competitiveness, cooperation, enterprise modeling, and rationalization.

Media Info

  • Pagination: 1 p.
  • Serial:
    • Fairplay
    • Volume: 308
    • Issue Number: No.5537
    • Publisher: Lloyd's Register-Fairplay
    • ISSN: 0307-0220

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00658816
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Technical Information Facility
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 21 1994 12:00AM