Two exhibitions depicting new forms of economic management and technical information dissemination in the Soviet Union opened in Moscow recently.
GV PAN Exhibition
SV PAN Three men and exhibit
SV & SV PAN Clock and watches (2 shots)
SV PAN UP Exhibit of kitchen goods
LV & SV Women in lamp exhibition (2 shots)
CU Photograph ZOOM OUT TO information beard
SV Group looking
CU Girl ZOOM OUT to show her at machine
CU Cards along conveyor belt and collected by girl and placed in index (2 shots)
GV PAN Women working at computers
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Background: Two exhibitions depicting new forms of economic management and technical information dissemination in the Soviet Union opened in Moscow recently.
The National Economic Exhibition -- the largest of the season -- demonstrated a new form of management now operating in Soviet industry. The new, two-echelon system, was reported to be much simpler and more efficient than the old multi-stage system.
The new system involves the principle of production amalgamation, and covers the entire production cycle -- from scientific research through to the eventual output. The amalgamations are said to concentrate production, thus centralising and conserving material and financial resources. They also cut by half the time needed to master new production techniques.
The exhibition contains displays by some of the largest amalgamations in the Soviet Union and samples of their new products.
The second exhibition reviews the role of the technical and scientific information services in improving production efficiency. The system, operated by the State throughout the Soviet Union, can draw on a bank of more than one thousand million individual pieces of information. The system is the largest of its kind in the world.
Displays at the exhibition include copying equipment, computers and data processing equipment.