Accession Number : ADA118633

Title :   The Consequences of Metric Conversion for Small Manufacturers. Volume I. Summary Report.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : COATES (J F) INC WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Hitchcock,Henry H ; Coates,Joseph F

PDF Url : ADA118633

Report Date : 08 Feb 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 35

Abstract : Metric production capability for America's small manufacturers is wide spread but shallow. There has been little costs to firms to produce metric products. Conversion is spurred by demands of current customers. Metric production presents few problems for small manufacturers. The small manufacturers have not benefited from the conversion except to keep the business of their customers that convert to metric. Metric conversion for small manufacturers is neither forced nor timely voluntary. They follow the general trends in the industry they serve. Metric production is considered by small manufacturers as a routine aspect of doing business. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Metric system, Measurement, Standards, Conversion, Corporations, Manufacturing, Marketing

Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis
      Mfg & Industrial Eng & Control of Product Sys

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE