Herman J. Rothberg, A Case Study of a Large Mechanized Bakery (1956)

In the mid 1950s, the Bureau of Labor Statistics took on a new study of the American workforce. As the demand for more knowledge of the ways that automation affected business increased, the Bureau started a series of reports detailing the ways that computing technology had been implemented in a series of businesses. The effects of the computing technology were measured in relation to the ways that they affected labor and labor efficiency. These series of reports were one part of a major effort by many organizations to discover the effects of these types of technology on the workforce. Surveys were completed for electronic companies, insurance companies, bakeries, petroleum refineries, and airline reservation systems. Included below is a full copy of the report created for bakeries and the ways that they were affected by computing technology.

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