Saturday, March 28, 2015

Productivity and Industrial Engineering News - Bulletin Board - 2015


2015
Industrial Engineering Knowledge Revision Plan - One Year Plan

January - February - March - April - May - June

July - August - September - October - November - December

In months after June the articles prescribed have to be modified as a new scheme is started in 2015.


March 2015

IEOM International Conference on Operations Excellence and Service Engineering, September 10-11, 2015, Orlando, USA

What is Operational Excellence in Manufacturing and Supply Chain?



November 2014

Industrial Engineering Strategy  -  Companies have define their industrial engineering strategy. Do they intend to benefit from it? By how amount? Through what organization structure? How many industrial engineers will they employ? What tools they will emphasize? What are the bottle neck areas in the plant? etc.

Faculty Directory of IE Faculty Members

Compiling a directory of faculty members in top IE programs and institutes. This is the first step to compile research output in the area of IE in recent years.

Industrial Engineering Professors - Faculty - Top IE Programs and Institutes


July 2014
July - Industrial Engineering Knowledge Revision Plan


19 June 2014

Industrial Engineering Knowledge Revision Plan - Started on 17 June 2014

8.3.2014
A division of Aldevron, a biotech company has invited researchers from University of Wisconsin-Madison to study its processes and improve the speed. The normal focus in biotech companies is to make efforts to improve yield.
http://www.xconomy.com/wisconsin/2014/02/19/madison-biotech-supplier-goes-lean-to-stave-off-foreign-competitors/


26 Feb


New Lessons from Toyota - 2014 

Deryl Sturdevant,  Retired as president and CEO of Canadian Autoparts Toyota (CAPTIN)
The two pillars of the Toyota Production System are the philosophy of continuous improvement (kaizen) and training, skilling  and empowerment for people, particularly line workers. Involvement of line workers in improvement activities in a systematic manner rather than in a sporadic manner through suggestions schemes is a special feature of TPS. The line management is responsible for improvement on a continuous basis apart from the staff help. It is an American idea implemented very well in Japan.  Evaluation tools keep upgrading the bar every year in Toyota.

Rank-and-file workers know far more any particular tool than do executives. The job of executives is to understand how all the tools combine to make an effective and efficient system.

For creating any change, you need knowledge and passion. With lean journey also it is the same. You need knowledge and passion.

SMED activity is still going on in Toyota. In making an aluminum-alloy wheel five years ago, changeover required about four or five hours. But now, the process was modified so that the changeover time is down to less than an hour.

One of the basic Toyota approaches: Try and perfect any improvement before you recommend implementing it elsewhere. But once again as a principle, perfection is a moving target.
http://www.mckinsey.com/insights/manufacturing/still_learning_from_toyota


The Lean System of Motivation
http://www.lmmiller.com/blog/2014/02/23/corporate-culture/employee-involvement-empowerment-engagement-happened/

Bringing lean thinking to energy
Beset by rising costs, resource-intensive manufacturers are applying lean-management thinking in new ways to reduce the amount of energy used in production, to increase resource productivity—or both.
McKinsey Article - Feb 2014
http://www.mckinsey.com/insights/energy_resources_materials/bringing_lean_thinking_to_energy


The Remedy: Bringing Lean Thinking Out of the Factory to Transform the Entire Organization
http://www.amazon.com/The-Remedy-Bringing-Transform-Organization/dp/0470556854


21 Feb

Industrial Engineering - Productivity Enhancing Technology Development

1000th Published Post in Industrial Engineering Knowledge Center Blog
What is Industrial Engineering?
Industrial Engineering is Human Effort Engineering and System Efficiency Engineering.
Technology is a subsystem in the Systems made efficient by industrial engineers. Hence creating efficient technology or more productive technology is a task of industrial engineering

19 Feb 2014

The Productivity Manual: Methods and Activities for Involving Employees in Productivity Improvement

Elizabeth A. Smith, Taylor & Francis, 1995 - Business & Economics - 234 pages
Managers and supervisors will appreciate the manual's straightfoward, problem-solving approach. Trainers will benefit from the quantitive and qualitive techniques for measuring, analyzing, and reporting organizational and personnel achievements.
Google Book Link http://books.google.co.in/books?id=zj2jspgdcn4C

PepsiCo’s (PEP) productivity plan


PepsiCo’s (PEP) productivity plan from 2015 through 2019 will result in cost savings of $1 billion a year, About 40 percent  will come from labor cuts. Under the plan, PepsiCo will increase investment in manufacturing automation, close some manufacturing facilities, reengineer its distribution network in developed markets to be more efficient, share more back-office services, and simplify organization.
Productivity at the company hasn’t kept pace with sales growth. There are opportunities because of previous investments made in information systems, to make supply chain more efficient and go-to-market systems more efficient.
PepsiCo employed 278,000 employees in fiscal 2012, down from 297,000 a year earlier.
http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2014-02-13/pepsicos-productivity-plan-will-further-reduce-employee-headcount

UK's Productivity’s Lost Decade – And How To Avoid Another
Strong GDP and employment growth throughout 2013 has highlighted productivity’s continued weakness. At the onset of the recession in Q1 2008, productivity initially fell. However, it has not recovered and remains 4% below the pre-crisis peak on an output per hour basis. Productivity has now fallen back to where it was in Q4 2005. Without improvements, we will have lived through almost a decade of stagnant productivity.
http://www.cps.org.uk/blog/q/date/2014/02/14/productivity-s-lost-decade-and-how-to-avoid-another/


Getting Lean with Your Healthcare Practice:
Five Tips for Improving Provider Productivity with an EHR
EHR - Electronic Health Records
http://www.athenahealth.com/whitepapers/physician-productivity/

Introduction to Software Productivity
Galorath Incorporated
2010 presentation
http://www.galorath.com/blogfiles/Galorath%20Productivity%20Introduction%20slides.pdf


Book Review: Growing the Productivity of Government Services by Patrick Dunleavy and Leandro Carrera
In this book Patrick Dunleavy and Leandro Carrera ask why government productivity has been so neglected in the study of economics and public management. Chapters cover customs regulation, tax services, and the need to embrace digital change, and the book concludes with some clear and practical advice.
http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/politicsandpolicy/archives/39735


12 Feb 2014

Productivity Day in India


It is important to study carefully the definition of management by Koontz and O'Donnell

"Management is the process of designing and maintaining an environment in which individuals, working together in groups, efficiently accomplish selected aims."

Also they say in the chapter on productivity,

"In reality this entire book on management is about productivity."

Are management professionals and professors following that idea?




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http://video.mit.edu/watch/innovation-in-manufacturing-from-product-innovation-to-productivity-8622/


 THE WORLD'S TOP 10 MOST INNOVATIVE Solutions from COMPANIES IN PRODUCTIVITY Improvement of people in general
http://www.fastcompany.com/most-innovative-companies/2014/industry/productivity

NitroDesk Announces Cockpit Mobile Productivity Management Solution
Cockpit allows for management of TouchDown corporate data container
http://www.darkreading.com/management/nitrodesk-announces-cockpit-mobile-produ/240165992

Committed to sustainable productivity
Atlas Copco is a world-leading provider of sustainable productivity solutions. We serve customers in more than 180 countries with products and service focused on productivity, energy efficiency, safety and ergonomics.
http://www.atlascopco.in/us/

Photoshop Keyboard Eliminates Shortcuts For Increased Productivity
The Shortcut-S is a computer keyboard created specifically for designers that use Photoshop and other graphics and video software. The keyboard has 319 tactile keys that are customizable.
http://www.psfk.com/2014/02/photoshop-productivity-keyboard.html#!vr6Gl

9 Feb 2014

11 Ways to Improve Your IT Team's Productivity

http://www.cio.com/article/747843/11_Ways_to_Improve_Your_IT_Team_s_Productivity


What is Lean Management?

Lean Management is management with simultaneous emphasis on customer satisfaction or goal achievement and productivity or resource consumption.
http://nraoiekc.blogspot.com/2014/02/lean-management.html


Liquid Lean: Developing Lean Culture in the Process Industries

Published: February 24, 2010 by Productivity Press Content:346 Pages |
Author(s):Raymond C. Floyd
http://www.crcpress.com/product/isbn/9781420088625



Forth International Productivity Cartoon Festival: 

No. 164, 6th Boostan St., Opposite White Tower ( Burj-e-Sefid) , Pasdaran Ave., Tehran, Iran.
http://www.cwn-news.com/festival/2142-the-forth-international-productivity-cartoon-festival,-iran-2014


CERTIFICATE IN CONSTRUCTION PRODUCTIVITY MANAGEMENT (CCPM)
The programme is a collaboration between BCA Academy and The Singapore Contractors Association Ltd (SCAL).  It caters to the specific needs of the contractors and builders in managing construction productivity. The course will be conducted over 12 sessions.  Each session will last for 3 hours in the evening, once a week.
http://scal-academy.com.sg/Course.aspx?ID=67


Wide range of connectors with molded-on control cables, guarantees high productivity for your machines and systems, even in the most rugged conditions.


Designed for harsh environments, especially "no-contact" zones in the food industry, the new generation of connectors supplements the proven connectors of the M12 Food & Beverage Classic Line.
http://www.lumberg-automation.com/en/Lumberg_Automation/news/High_productivity_for_machines_and_systems/index.phtml

Labour Productivity in Coal Mining Sector in India: With Special to Major Coal Mining
States
The production of coal has increased from 35 million tons in 1951 to 409.3 million tons in 2004. At the same time, the Average Daily Employment (ADE) has increased from 352 thousand in 1951 to 405 thousand in 2004.
http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2390524


Oracle User Productivity Kit (UPK)
Oracle User Productivity Kit (UPK) is an easy-to-use, comprehensive content development, deployment and maintenance platform designed to increase project, programme and user productivity. With over 4 million users globally, it features out-of-the-box integration with core systems and the ability to support any application.
http://myriad-it.com/solution/productivity-solutions/


Productivity & Efficiency at Forefront of LexisNexis at LegalTech New York 2014
Portfolio of integrated analytical, workflow and productivity solutions drives insights and better outcomes for law firms and legal departments
“Driving efficiency and productivity is at the core of our business,” said Bob Romeo, CEO of Research & Litigation Solutions at LexisNexis.
http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20140203006522/en/Productivity-Efficiency-Forefront-LexisNexis-LegalTech-York-2014#.UveZ0WKSxe4

Role of information literacy in agricultural productivity and food security: An international perspective
Conference
80th IFLA General Conference and Assembly, Lyon, France in August 2014
http://www.ifla.org/node/8379

German firm to train farmers in productivity in Uganda
http://www.monitor.co.ug/Business/German-firm-to-train-farmers-in-productivity/-/688322/2195654/-/15cdwlqz/-/index.html

The National Center for Transportation Systems Productivity and Management (NCTSPM)
conducts transportation related research in the areas of safety, state-of-good-repair, and economic competitiveness. NCTSPM is a collaboration between Georgia Institute of Technology, Georgia Transportation Institute, Florida International University, University of Central Florida, University of Alabama at Birmingham, and each university’s state Department of Transportation.
http://www.nctspm.gatech.edu/

Port productivity: Handling freight more efficiently
February 5, 2014|By Doreen Hemlock, Sun Sentinel
Some 140 port experts from around the nation met in Fort Lauderdale this week to discuss ways to boost port productivity in a conference.
http://articles.sun-sentinel.com/2014-02-05/business/fl-port-productivity-20140205_1_port-everglades-portmiami-cranes



Productivity Improvement - Manufacturing Process Improvement Consulting by Maverick
As your productivity improvement consultant, MAVERICK begins by evaluating the current state of your operations regarding man, machine, material and methods — lean manufacturing’s 4M perspective on improving production processes. Then we compare benchmark findings with best-in-class operations and help you close the gaps. Because we are able to leverage the experience of 500 professionals working across the country — noting what works and what doesn’t — we’re able to incorporate best practices that might not be obvious otherwise.
Columbia, IL (World HQ)
265 Admiral Trost Drive
PO Box 470
Columbia, IL 62236
http://www.mavtechglobal.com/services/strategic-manufacturing-solutions/productivity-improvements


The Lean CFO: Architect of the Lean Management System

Published: September 16, 2013 by Productivity Press Content:151 Pages
Author(s):Nicholas S. Katko
http://www.crcpress.com/product/isbn/9781466599406


5 Feb 2014

2014 Asia-Pacific Productivity Conference

The Centre for Efficiency and Productivity Analysis (CEPA) in the School of Economics at The University of Queensland is pleased to invite you to attend the 10th Asia Pacific Productivity Conference (APPC) from 8 -11 July 2014 in Brisbane, Australia.
Conference Dates: Jul 8, 2014 to Jul 11, 2014
Deadline for paper submissions: Feb 15, 2014
Deadline for participant registration: Thursday, May 15, 2014
The conference will consist of theoretical and applied sessions, as well as special-focus sessions targeting specific industries and topics. This will include topics on efficiency and productivity in industries such as the banking and energy sectors, regulated industries, agriculture, USA productivity, EU and APEC productivity, Asia-KLEMS and many more.
http://www.appc2014.com.au/

Heidelberg India fixing productivity with maintenance tips
Heidelberg India hosted a seminar on key maintenance and advanced trouble shooting techniques in sheetfed offset printing in Kochi.
Haribabu, head of customer service at Heidelberg addressed the audience on activities required for a print-shop, and how such efforts promote best results in print production through his presentation on ‘benefits of maintenance’.
http://www.printweek.in/News/371584,heidelberg-india-fixing-productivity-with-maintenance-tips.aspx



Improving productivity and profitability
Maintenance can help American businesses avoid losing more than $500 billion every year to equipment breakdowns or inefficiencies.
http://www.onlineamd.com/amd0214-maintenance-profitability.aspx


Variable-speed drive gives Energy Savings + Productivity Improvements - ABB
 While there is a gradual improvement in those willing to invest in drives, there still remains some 90 percent of installed motors that are not speed controlled. A further 95 percent of the 11 million motors installed in the UK are oversized. Savings of more than 50 percent can be achieved by the use of a drive on these applications.
http://abbukenergy.blogspot.in/2014/02/energy-savings-productivity.html

Global Total factor productivity (TFP) dipped below zero in 2013

Total factor productivity (TFP), that is, how well labour inputs combine with capital inputs to generate output, was also low, dipping below zero in 2013

DAVE: a tool for software QA productivity
DAVE stands for DAta VErification. The way it works is rather simple: first, the user chooses the environments (dev, test or prod). Second, they enter either the email address or the order key/id of the customer they’re trying to verify and press the Submit button
http://techblog.chegg.com/2014/02/04/meet-dave-a-tool-for-qa-productivity/

SFI ACHIEVES 15 PERCENT INCREASE IN PRODUCTIVITY


. It adopted and integrated lean manufacturing and continuous improvement principles into its culture and work processes. During this journey, it was determined that SFI's welding operations at its Memphis plant needed to be radically revamped and updated.

SFI's welders have been using the Lincoln Power Wave® machines and Power Feed™ wire feeders for nearly a year now and have seen a consistent 15-percent productivity gain.
http://www.lincolnelectric.com/it-it/support/application-stories/Pages/sfi-steel-aluminum-fabrication-productivity.aspx


4 February 2014


Professionalism in precision sheet metal manufacturing
A commitment to reducing waste and making key investments helps DeWys Manufacturing earn The FABRICATOR’s 2014 Industry Award
http://www.thefabricator.com/article/shopmanagement/professionalism-in-precision-sheet-metal-manufacturing

The Powermax125, a professional-grade plasma metal cutting and gouging system, that works as hard as you do. With the maximum power and performance for air plasma in our line, the Powermax125 severs 57 mm (2-1/4") thick metals at 125 mm/min (5 ipm). With 100% duty cycle and Powermax reliability, it is ready for the most demanding cutting and gouging jobs.
http://www.thefabricator.com/video/powermax125-more-power-to-build-

Increasing Marketing Productivity and ROI with Tealium iQ - Case Study
http://static.tealium.com/assets/pdf/casestudy-vintners.pdf

The McKinsey Infrastructure and Capital Productivity Academy (MICA)
Dubai
http://www.mckinsey.com/client_service/operations/expertise/capital_productivity/mckinsey_infrastructure_and_capital_productivity_academy

Productivity and Efficiency of Groundnut Farming in Northern Taraba State, Nigeria
G.B. Taphee, A.A.U. Jongur
http://infinitypress.info/index.php/jas/article/view/189


The Construction Productivity Handbook
https://www.construction-institute.org/scriptcontent/more/ir252_2d_more.cfm
http://witandwisdomofanengineer.blogspot.in/2014/02/the-construction-productivity-handbook.html


Textura-PQM Software Helps Subcontractors Improve Efficiency and Enhance Productivity
http://www.newswire.ca/en/story/1298925/textura-pqm-helps-subcontractors-improve-efficiency-and-enhance-productivity


Improving productivity, efficiency and safety through automation and reliable communication infrastructure
MINING.com Editor | February 3, 2014
http://www.mining.com/web/improving-productivity-efficiency-and-safety-through-automation-and-reliable-communication-infrastructure/


Productivity and Industrial Engineering News - January 2014

Industrial Engineering and Productivity Improvement - Coal Sector - by - Prof K.V.S.S. Narayana Rao



UNIONISM AND PRODUCTIVITY IN WEST VIRGINIA COAL MINING: A LONGER VIEW
William M. Boal* July 2014
Coal was a vital industry, employing 860,000 workers in the U.S. at its peak in 1923, and the United Mine Workers of America was a huge union, counting 422,000 dues-paying members in the U.S. at its peak in 1921.

The paper examines the effect of unionism on productivity in coal mines of west virginia. It did not give any numerical estimates of productivity per employee in any year of the study.
aeaweb.org  2015 annual meeting paper. It can be downloaded from aeaweb.org
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Great Britain - 1987

Saleable coal per man shift (OMS - output per shift) in coal mines during September 1983 was 2.44 tonnes. Two years later, it increased to 2.71 tonnes. During 1986/7, it averaged 3.29 tonnes. In March 1987, it increased to record level of 3.76 tonnes. It is a striking rise in productivity in three and half years as compared to long term trend.

Productivity Change in the Coal Industry and the New Industrial Relations
Ray Richardson and Stephen Wood
British Journal of Industrial Relations
Volume 27, Issue 1, pages 33–55, March 1989
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1467-8543.1989.tb00207.x/abstract

Friday, March 27, 2015

IEOM International Conference on Operations Excellence and Service Engineering, September 10-11, 2015, Orlando, USA



http://iieom.org/icmoe2015/

TOPICS

Artificial Intelligence
Automation and Control
Case Studies
Construction Management
Data Analytics
Decision Sciences
E-Business/E-Service
E-Manufacturing
Energy
Engineering Education
Engineering Management
Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Environmental Services
Financial Service Management
Healthcare Operations and Services
Human Factors and Ergonomics
Industrial Services
Industry Practices and Solutions
Information Technology
Inventory Management
Lean and Six Sigma
Logistics Services
Maintenance Services
Manufacturing and Design
Modeling and Simulation
Operations Management
Operations Research
Production Planning and Management
Project Management
Public Service
Quality and Reliability
Retail Service
Service Systems and Management
Supply Chain
Sustainability
Systems Engineering
Technology Management
Transportation

High School STEM Project Presentation Competition
Poster Competition
Senior Design Project Presentation Competition
STUDENT PAPER COMPETITION
Undergraduate Research Presentation Competition

Deadlines

Paper/Abstract Submission: May 15, 2015
Review Feedback: June 15, 2015
Registration: July 15, 2015

Workshops

1. Six Sigma and Lean Green Belt Certification
2. Entrepreneurship, Intrapreneurship (Corporate Entrepreneurship) and Innovation

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Macro-level Human Effort Engineering



Industrial engineers only recommend job cuts is the opinion of many people. But it is not true.


Industrial engineering increase the productivity of any operator. A self employed person can increase his productivity and earn more income with the assistance of industrial engineers.


Industrial engineers think of welfare of operators. They think of welfare of people. They do not want them to be unemployed. They want full employment societies.

Recently I analyzed and came to the conclusion that India can provide extra employment to 20 crore people in the next years and create a structural change in the employment scene of the country. It is an example of macro-level human effort engineering done by industrial engineering profession.

30 Crore Employed Indians - Full Employment in India

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Management Module for Industrial Engineers



The management module to be taught to IE students must have the following components.

Management of Industrial Engineering Projects

Customer interaction
Project Plan
Project organization
Project Staffing
Execution and Direction
Project Control


Management of IE Department


Transition from Industrial Engineering Manager to Operating Managers



Becoming a Profit Center Manager


Becoming a CEO

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Incremental Improvement Industrial Engineering and Break Through Improvement Industrial Engineering



Industrial engineering may come with incremental improvement projects and breakthrough improvement projects  out of its department activity. Similarly it can support incremental and breakthrough improvement projects of operating departments. In the case of projects initiated and executed by operating departments its provides its expert services in the form of reviews and audits.

An IE project may be categorized as break through whenever it achieves a cost reduction of more than 30% in any operation cost or cost of a component.

One textbook says incremental improvements are done by changing the way people work based on their knowledge, attitudes and beliefs.

Radical improvements are brought in by changing equipment and organization (it means the basic technology is changed).

Japanese first insist on incremental improvements before thinking of equipment changes.

Friday, March 20, 2015

Production Industrial Engineering



1.Jigs and Fixtures Design
2. SMED
3. Poka Yoke
4. Automation and Autonomation
5. High Speed Machining for Productivity
6. Engineering Economic Analysis of Robots
7. Energy Conservation in Production Processes
8. Work Station Design
9. Design for Manufacturing
10. Design for Assembly
11. Gravity Chutes Design
12. Competency Mapping for Production Trades


Recommended Books

Shigeo Shingo - A Study of Toyota Production System from Industrial Engineering Point of View,
Shigeo Shingo - SMED, Revolution in Manufacturing
Shigeo Shingo - Poka Yoke, Zero Quality Control.

Appropriate research papers and case study examples can be added by the faculty.