Due to the Santa Cruz Mountains to the west, there is a " rain shadow " in Palo Alto, resulting in an average annual rainfall of only inches (389 mm). Measurable rainfall occurs on an average of 57 days annually. The wettest year on record was 1983 with inches (826 mm) and the driest year was 1976 with inches (186 mm). The most rainfall in one month was inches (316 mm) in February 1998 and the most rainfall in one day was inches (95 mm) on February 3, 1998. Measurable snowfall is very rare in Palo Alto, but inches (38 mm) fell on January 21, 1962. 
Inventory as a Burden to Human Resources
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15 pages worth of research on how the Just-in-Time (.) inventory system has become a burden to human resources -- and even a threat to workers ! A method borrowed from the Japanese, . dictates that materials & merchandise are ordered only as needed and not kept in surplus or stock. is mostly an automated process and it has therefore been known to lessen the need for workers. The writer of this paper feels that . damages employee morale and therefore, ultimately hurts productivity. FREE outline, charts, and handouts included. No Bibliography.