First published in 1910, this is a vintage treatise on increasing and maintaining production efficiency in a shoe factory. It includes chapters on competition, factory design and layout, labour management, product specialisation, and much more. Although the industry has changed a lot since the first publication of this book, it includes a wealth of timeless information that will be of utility to modern manufacturers, and it is highly recommended for those with an interest in the history and development of shoe and boot manufacturing. Contents include: "Unit Area of Production", "Labor", "Machinery", "The Productive System", "Specialization", "Departments", "Shoe Costs", and Conclusion". Many vintage books such as this are becoming increasingly scarce and expensive. It is with this in mind that we are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality addition complete with a specially commissioned new introduction on history of shoemaking.