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NCJ Number: 120380 Find in a Library
Title: Strategic Planning
Corporate Author: Federal Prison Industries, Inc
United States Dept of Justice
United States of America
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 8
Sponsoring Agency: Federal Prison Industries, Inc
Washington, DC 20530
Sale Source: Federal Prison Industries, Inc
United States Dept of Justice
Washington, DC 20530
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Report (Annual/Periodic)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The government corporation Federal Prison Industries, Inc (UNICOR), pressed by unprecedented inmate growth and increased public scrutiny, renewed its focus on strategic management at the first UNICOR Strategic Planning Conference in January 1989.
Abstract: As a Federal Bureau of Prisons program the mission of UNICOR is to employ and train inmates in the Federal Prison System, currently over 46,000. Active and productive work programs are an important prison management tool. Whereas UNICOR should not operate as a private-sector corporation, for example in reducing its labor-intensive processes, it must operate more efficiently. If UNICOR expansion must be justified by earnings, then lower security level institutions will need to create new non-UNICOR work. UNICOR, in focusing on the business strategy of a low cost producer, will minimize overhead, maintain a high inventory turnover, collect receivables promptly, and maximize field operation production efficiency. The goal statements emphasize communication of UNICOR's mission, clarification of organizational structure, development of management information indicators, and refinement of marketing strategy. Implementation of the strategic plan will be fully coordinated with the Bureau of Prisons Executive Staff.
Main Term(s): Federal Prison Industries Inc
Index Term(s): Correctional industries; Federal Bureau of Prisons; Public administration
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