Thursday, July 17, 2014

October - Industrial Engineering Knowledge Revision Plan

September - Industrial Engineering Knowledge Revision Plan


Motion-Economy Device Design - Important Devices
Combination Tools

Summary - Principles of Jig and Fixture Design
Jig and Fixture Design - Detailed Treatment

Introduction to Engineering Economics
Time Value of Money Calculations


Cash Flow Estimation for Expenditure Proposals
Required Rate of Return - Cost of Capital


Depreciation and Other Related Issues
NPV - IRR and Other Summary Project Assessment Measures

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September 11 to 17


Income Expansion Projects
Cost Reduction Projects


Replacement Decisons
Expected Values and Risk of Project Revenues and Costs


Engineering Economy or Engineering Economics: Economic Decision Making by Engineers
Introduction to Engineering Economics


Time Value of Money
Present-Worth Comparisons


Required Rate of Return for Investment or Expenditure Proposal..
Rate-of-Return Calculations

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September 18 to 24


Equivalent Annual-Worth Comparisons
Replacement Analysis


Replacement Problem - Engineering Economy Analysis...
Machine Selection Problem for an Engineer - Engine...


Depreciation and Income Tax Considerations
Sensitivity Analysis




Structural Analysis of Alternatives

1. The Function of Methods Efficiency Engineering
2. Approach to Operation Analysis as a Step in Methods Efficiency Engineering

3. Scope and Limitations of Methods Efficiency Engineering
    Operation Analysis Sheet

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    Using the Operation Analysis Sheet
    Analysis of Purpose of Operation

    Analysis of All Operations of a Process as a Step of Each Operation Analysis
    Analysis of Tolerances and Inspection Standards

    Analysis of Material in Operation Analysis
    Tool Related Operation Analysis


    Material Handling Analysis in Operations
    Operation Analysis of Setups

    Operation Analysis - Man and Machine Activity Charts
    Operation Analysis - Plant Layout Analysis

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    Operation Analysis - Analysis of Working Conditions and Method
    Operation Analysis - Common Possibilities for Operation Improvement

    Operation Analysis - Check List
Industrial Engineering - Foundation of Toyota Production System

Toyota Production System Industrial Engineering - Shigeo Shingo
Introducing and Implementing the Toyota Production System - Shiego Shingo

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Principles of Motion Economy
Principles of Motion Economy - More Details - R.M. Barnes

Motion Study - Human Effort Engineering
Variables of Motion Related to the Operator - Description by Frank Gilbreth

Therbligs
Motion Study - Operation Analysis - Questions



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August - Industrial Engineering Knowledge Revision Plan

30 July to 5 August


Line-Staff Authority and Decentralization - Review Notes
Effective Organizing and Organizational Culture - Review Notes



Summary - Principles - Organizing
Human Resource Management and Selection




Performance Appraisal and Career Strategy
Manager and Organization Development



Summary - Principles - Staffing
Resourcing; A Function of Management





Human Factors and Motivation
Leadership - Koontz and O'Donnell - Review Notes



August 6 to 12



Supervision - Introduction - Public Administration Point of View
Committes and Group Decision Making - Review Notes




Communication - Koontz and O'Donnell - Review Notes
Summary of Principles - Directing - Leading



The System and Process of Controlling - Review Notes
Control Techniques and Information Technology




Productivity Control
Overall Control and Preventive Control - Review Notes




Summary - Principles of Controlling
Global and Comparative Management




August 13 to 19


Organizing - Global Management Issues - Review Notes
Staffing - Global Management Issues



Leading - Global Management Challenges
Controlling - Global Management Challenges - Review Notes



Management and Entrepreneurship: Science, Theory and Practice
Managerial Skills



Principles of Management - List
Peter Drucker - Business Organization - Economic Function - Social Responsibility


Value Engineering - Introduction
Value Analysis and Engineering Techniques

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Value Analysis:Approach and Job Plan
Functional Analysis Systems Technique (FAST) - Value Engineering Method

Knowledge Required for Value Engineering Application and Practice
Method Study

Principles of Methods Efficiency Engineering
Method Study - Information Collection and Recording

Process Analysis - Questions/Check List
Eliminate, Combine, Rearrange, Simplify - ECRS Method - Barnes

Inspection Methods Efficiency Engineering
Systems Installation - Installing Proposed Methods


July - Industrial Engineering Knowledge Revision Plan

Industrial Engineering - Organizational Behavior - Principles of Management

2014 July 1 -4


System Engineering Process and Its Management
Systems Improvement Process



Systems Installation - Installing Proposed Methods
Productivity, Safety, Comfort, and Operator Health Management



Organizing for Industrial Engineering: Historical Evolution of Thinking
Current Research in IE



Managing Change in Improvement Projects - Comfort Zone to Comfort Zone
Supply Chain Cost Reduction

July 7 - 11


Total Improvement Management
Total Industrial Engineering - H. Yamashina


Organizational Behavior is an important subject for industrial engineers as human effort engineering is an exclusive focus of industrial engineers in engineering disciplines. Ergonomics and organizational behavior are equally important for industrial engineers to understand the abilities and limitations of people in work situations. Also organizational behavior also has focus on productivity. Hence in productivity management, organizational behavior theories are to be used by industrial engineers.

Introduction to Organizational Behavior
Environmental context: Information Technology and Globalization



 Environmental context: Diversity and Ethics
 Organizational Context: Design and Culture


Organizational Context:: Reward Systems
Perception and Attribution


Personality and Attitudes
Motivational Needs and Processes

July 14-18

Positive Psychology Approach to OB
Communication

 Decision Making
 Stress and Conflict


Power and Politics
Groups and Teams



 Managing Performance through Job Design and Goal Setting
 Behavioral Performance Management


Effective Leadership Process
Great Leaders: Styles, Activities, and Skills


July 21 - 25

Industrial engineering is a management activity. It focuses on cost reduction and thereby increase of sales due to lower prices and increased profits to the organization and through it increased incomes to employees of an organization apart benefit to other stakeholders of the organization. Also the managerial activities of planning, organizing, staffing, directing and controlling are relevant in industrial engineering practice. Industrial engineering are asked to do efficiency studies managerial processes also. So they have to know the output and inputs of managerial processes and how managerial processes are carried out. Industrial engineering programs have principles of management as a course in the curriculum.


Management: Definition and Process
Evolution of Management Thought and Theory - Review Notes


Process of Management
Planning: A Management Process


The Nature and Purpose of Planning - Review Notes
Objectives and Goals - Review Notes


Strategies, Policies, and Planning Premises - Review Notes
Business Firm and Society - The External Environment, Social Responsibility and Ethics - Review Notes


Decision Making - Review Notes
Summary - Principles of Planning

July 28

The Nature of Organizing - Review Notes
Departmentation in Organizations - Review Notes



June - Industrial Engineering Knowledge Revision









Productivity and Industrial Engineering News - Bulletin Board - February 2014



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 - Bulletin Board

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Industrial Engineering Knol Books by Narayana Rao


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Low Cost Materials and Processes - Information Board - 2014 - Database for Industrial Engineering and Value Engineering

Branding for Industrial Engineering


Industrial Engineering of Technical Processes

  Manufacturing Systems Industrial Engineering
  Material Handling Systems Industrial Engineering
Quality and Inspection Systems Industrial Engineering
Storage and Warehouse  Systems Industrial Engineering
Supply Chain Systems Industrial Engineering
Logistics Systems Industrial Engineering
  Information Systems Industrial Engineering
Lean Manufacturing Systems Industrial Engineering
    Maintenance System Industrial Engineering

Industrial Engineering of Business Processes

Marketing and Selling Processes  Industrial Engineering
Purchase Processes  Industrial Engineering
Accounting Processes  Industrial Engineering
Customer Service Processes  Industrial Engineering
Human Resource Recruitment  Process Industrial Engineering

Continued in 

Productivity and Industrial Engineering News - Bulletin Board - February 2014



July - Industrial Engineering Knowledge Revision Plan
Industrial Engineering Knowledge Revision Plan - Started on 17 June 2014


February 2014

Shigeo Shingo - The Japanese Industrial Engineer - Contribution to Industrial Engineering  Updated on 18.2.2014

3 Feb 2014
IntelliJ IDEA 13 Wins Jolt Productivity Award for Coding Tools 2014!
Dr. Dobb’s Journal named IntelliJ IDEA 13 the winner of the Jolt Productivity Award for Coding Tools 2014, an annual award given to the best IDEs and coding tools.
http://www.drdobbs.com/joltawards/jolt-awards-coding-tools/240165725?pgno=6

January 2014


31.1.2014

Vacuum drying - increased moulding productivity - Plastics Processing

“Vacuum drying is six times faster than with desiccant systems, which not only makes possible much shorter cold startups but also reduces the risk of material degradation, since resin is exposed to elevated temperature for 80% less time,” said Mr. Smith. “This remarkable drying speed is attributable to a far more efficient method for extracting moisture from resin pellets — so much more efficient that vacuum dryers reduce energy consumption by up to 60% in comparison with desiccant dryers.”
http://www.eppm.com/machinery/vacuum-dryer-claims-increased-moulding-productivity/


Solutions to Drive Warehouse Productivity
In this webcast, Eric Hepburn, Vice President of Distribution Center Management for Penske Logistics, shares proven techniques on how to devise a labor management strategy that can make a huge impact on your distribution operations.
http://www.dcvelocity.com/videocasts/?videocast_id=53

30.1.2014


Three reasons why blogging helps research productivity
http://www.scilogs.com/expiscor/three-reasons-why-blogging-helps-research-productivity/


Efficient cooling system improves productivity in plastic moulding


As cooling time is the biggest factor in plastic moulding cycle and one of the deciding factors for the quality requirements, better control upon the same will improve the productivity to a great extent.
Analysis of cooling performance at regular intervals is always advisable to maintain and/or improve the cooling efficiency.
The pump/s, pipe diameter and cooling tower are selected accordingly and the design is optimised. Design can be optimised for new plants and for modification of existing plant.
http://www.business-standard.com/content/b2b-chemicals/efficient-cooling-system-improves-productivity-in-plastic-moulding-114012900974_1.html



Wave Walker Boosts Productivity
WaveWalker can considerably boost productivity in tasks such as drilling and pipeline and cable-laying.
http://www.marinelink.com/news/productivity-walker363586.aspx

Bangladesh boosts garment productivity with SewEasy System for industrial engineering
The SewEasy SMV estimation system, established on PMTS technology serves factories since 1996, and is based on MTM.
http://www.ft.lk/2014/01/30/bangladesh-boosts-garment-productivity-with-seweasy-system-for-industrial-engineering/


Remarkable increase in productivity with the new SEHO SelectLine
SEHO Systems GmbH, a worldwide leading manufacturer of automated soldering systems and customer-specific solutions, will present the new SEHO SelectLine selective soldering system
http://www.globalsmt.net/smt/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=21145&Itemid=413


H.C. Starck's Newton facility awarded Industry Week's 2013 Best Plants
The global supplier of technology metals was able to reduce waste, optimize productivity, streamline processes, improve efficiencies, and reduce cost.
http://www.thefabricator.com/news/shopmanagement/h-c-starck-s-newton-facility-awarded-i-industry-week-i-s-2013-best-plants



29.1.2014

Productivity and Online Learning


The Need for Greater Productivity through Online Learning, Part 1
http://wcetblog.wordpress.com/2014/01/21/greater-productivity-part-1/
The Need for Greater Productivity through Online Learning, Part 2
http://wcetblog.wordpress.com/2014/01/23/greater-productivity-part-2/
The Need for Greater Productivity through Online Learning, Further Thoughts
http://wcetblog.wordpress.com/2014/01/28/the-need-for-greater-productivity-through-online-learning-further-thoughts/


Productivity Commission of New Zealand suggests 25 recommendations that it believed would boost the productivity of the services sector
http://www.stuff.co.nz/business/industries/9663187/Productivity-Commission-suggests-overhaul


Tap behavioural economics for productivity boost
Businesses must select leaders and managers who can engage their employees
http://www.businesstimes.com.sg/premium/editorial-opinion/opinion/tap-behavioural-economics-productivity-boost-20140129

Preparing For Productivity: The Rise Of The Maintenance Planner
http://www.facilitiesnet.com/maintenanceoperations/article/Preparing-for-Productivity-The-Rise-of-the-Maintenance-Planner--14695#

Guide to assessing productivity in your organisation - Productivity South Africa
Download the Guide to assessing productivity in your organisation - (139KB)


The Domino N600i
The only digital colour label press that combines
the productivity of flexo with the flexibility of digital printing
http://www.domino-printing.com/N600i/N600i-Colour-Digital-Label-Press.html

Resource Productivity of Japanese Manufacturing Subsidiaries in the Philippines: A Comparative Case Study.
Source: DLSU Business & Economics Review . Jul2011, Vol. 21 Issue 1, p15-28. 14p. 5 Charts.
Author(s): Cortez, Michael Angelo A.
(EBSCO Host)

Industrial Productivity
What determines how much a worker can produce in different periods and in different countries? The answer is found in the study of a sensitive ratio between the cost of labor and the cost of machinery
By Seymour Melman
Scientific American Volume 193, Issue 1


3M™ High Productivity Pad 7300, 20 in, 5/case
http://solutions.3m.com/wps/portal/3M/en_US/Facilities-Care-Cleaning-NA/commercial-cleaning/cleaning-supplies/~/3M-High-Productivity-Pad-7300-20-in-5-case?N=4294929802+6702276&Nr=AND(hrcy_id%3AGSMS2G8GX9gs_F2TPJQMRJ6_N2RL3FHWVK_GPD0K8BC31gv)&rt=d


Value Engineering of Ventilator

Productivity and IE in Stock and Commodity Exchange Trading


Integrated production planning and control: A multi-objective optimization model
Cheng Wang, Xiao-Bing Liu
Journal of Industrial Engineering and Management
Vol 6, No 4 (2013)
http://www.jiem.org/index.php/jiem/article/view/771


A Novel Optimization Method on Logistics Operation for Warehouse & Port Enterprises Based on Game Theory
Junyang Li, Xiaomin Zhu, Runtong Zhang
Journal of Industrial Engineering and Management
Vol 6, No 4 (2013)
http://www.jiem.org/index.php/jiem/article/view/597



2014 International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Applications(ICIEA 2014)

Papers on the following topics will be presented in oral and poster sessions:
· Decision Analysis and Methods
· E-Business and E-Commerce
· Engineering Economy and Cost Analysis
· Engineering Education and Training
· Global Manufacturing and Management
· Healthcare Systems and Management
· Human Factors
· Information Processing and Engineering
· Intelligent Systems
· Manufacturing Systems
· Operations Research
· Production Planning and Control
· Project Management
· Quality Control and Management
· Reliability and Maintenance Engineering
· Safety, Security and Risk Management
· Service Innovation and Management
· Supply Chain Management
· Systems Modeling and Simulation
· Technology and Knowledge Management

Conference papers will be selected to be published in Journal of Industrial and Intelligent Information (JIII, ISSN: 2301-3745, 10.12720/jiii, www.jiii.org).


28.1.2014


Rokla Rockwheel cutting unit increases productivity in abrasive material mining
http://www.im-mining.com/2014/01/28/rokla-rockwheel-cutting-unit-increases-productivity-in-abrasive-material/

Productivity From Packaging Line Solutions
Rennco is a manufacturer of semi-automatic and fully automatic vertical bagging machines and medical device heat sealing systems
http://goarticles.com/article/Productivity-From-Packaging-Line-Solutions/8349528/

Low-cost and more versatile robots to increase productivity
Rise of the machines: Robots on the factory floor
Vanguard Plastics in Southington, Conn., has put a robot named Baxter($25,000) in its plant to work side by side with some of the 22 people on its floor.
http://www.cnbc.com/id/101362018

New Inserts Boost Productivity in a Wide Range of Tough Turning Applications
Walter's new geometries bring production efficiencies for turning high temperature alloys, titanium machining and tough roughing jobs.
http://www.fabricatingandmetalworking.com/2014/01/new-inserts-boost-productivity-in-a-wide-range-of-tough-turning-applications/

Drum Debarker — Continuous Wood Feeding And Other Productivity-Boosting Mechanisms
http://chasseurs-orages.org/drum-debarker-continuous-wood-feeding-and-other-productivity-boosting-mechanisms/

Reduce press downtime between jobs in stamping machines
http://www.thefabricator.com/article/stamping/cutting-time-between-coils

How We Increased Productivity on the Shop Floor
By PAUL DOWNS
Paul Downs founded Paul Downs Cabinetmakers in 1986. It is based outside Philadelphia.
http://boss.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/01/27/how-we-increased-productivity-on-the-shop-floor/?partner=rss&emc=rss

Tips for Maximizing Productivity and Decreasing Costs in Welding Job Shops
http://www.millerwelds.com/resources/articles/tips-for-maximizing-productivity-and-decreasing-costs-in-job-shops

Analysis of buffered assembly line productivity
Ryspek Usubamatov, Abd Alsalam Alsalameh, Rosmaini Ahmad, Abdul Rahman Riza, (2014) "Analysis of buffered assembly line productivity", Assembly Automation, Vol. 34 Iss: 1, pp.34 - 40
http://www.emeraldinsight.com/journals.htm?articleid=17104126&show=abstract


Comprehensive, quantitative bioprocess productivity monitoring using fluorescence EEM spectroscopy and chemometrics.
Analyst, 2014, Accepted Manuscript
http://pubs.rsc.org/en/content/articlelanding/2014/an/c4an00007b#!divAbstract

InfoPrint Productivity Tracker
Insights to help drive out cost
https://www.infoprint.com/internet/ipww.nsf/vwWebPublished/swip_infoprint-productivity-tracker_en


Converged infrastructure boosts Oracle DBA productivity
Converged infrastructure boosts DBA productivity, according to a new Wikibon report. Wikibon’s research examined Oracle database administrators (DBAs) in particular and found that highly converged infrastructure lowered costs and raised productivity between 40 and 50 percent.
http://siliconangle.com/blog/2014/01/27/converged-infrastructure-boosts-oracle-dba-productivity/



27.1.2014

$1 billion Soros backed fund for Supply Chain Efficiency Improvement Projects

Niedermaier, CEO of New York-based Tau Investment Management has teamed up with investor Alexander Soros— the son of billionaire financier George Soros to raise $1 billion  to revamp the vast number of firms that form supply chains for various products. He said firms participating in supply chains are full of inefficiencies and outdated equipment that can be upgraded for a nice profit. His Tau Investments has chosen as its first target textile and apparel manufacturing in emerging markets, a $1 trillion industry.
http://www.cnbc.com/id/101359907

Management and Productivity
http://www.economist.com/news/business/21594223-it-no-longer-just-plausible-theory-good-management-boosts-productivity-measuring

Decreasing workplace transparency can increase productivity.

Harvard Business School Assistant Professor Ethan S. Bernstein shows that decreasing the observation of employees can increase their productivity.  His paper "Transparency Paradox: A Role for Privacy in Organizational Learning and Operational Control"  won the 2013 Best Published Paper Award from both the Academy of Management's Organization and Management Theory Division and Organizational Behavior Division.
http://forbesindia.com/article/harvard/hiding-from-managers-can-increase-your-productivity/36859/1

Tivoli Storage Productivity Center - IBM
Tivoli Storage Productivity Center simplifies the following data and storage management processes:
Storage administration options where you can choose from an advanced GUI or VMware plug-in. It also includes Cognos® Business Intelligence and pre-designed reports.
Storage and device management to give you fast deployment with agent-less device management – while intelligent presets improve provisioning consistency and control.
Integrated performance management features end-to-end views, including devices, SAN fabrics and storage systems. The server-centric view of storage infrastructure enables fast troubleshooting.
Data replication management that enables you to have remote mirror, snapshot and copy management and supports Windows, Linux, UNIX and System z data.
http://www-03.ibm.com/software/products/en/tivostorprodcent/


Increasing  the productivity of sales force.by simplifying the Insurance form filling process

Tata AIA Life Insurance Company Ltd today said it has implemented a host of new processes that will make life insurance simpler and increase the productivity of its sales force.
Tata AIA Life is one of the first insurance companies in India to fully switch over to a ‘Standard Proposal Form’ for all products consequently offering convenience in making completion of applications faster and easier for the customers. This also makes the agent sales kit lighter since different proposal forms for different products would not be required any further.
http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/companies/tata-aia-life-aims-to-enhance-productivity/article5620363.ece

Productivity in Germany

Highest 111.June 2012
102.3 in November 2013
http://www.tradingeconomics.com/germany/productivity

Impact of Temperature and Climate Variability on Milk Productivity of Bovines
Mitigation Measures - India
http://www.ndri.res.in/PanApps/chapters/2.pdf

22 Productivity Principles From Proverbs

http://www.churchleaders.com/worship/worship-articles/172409-eric-mckiddie-productivity-principles-from-proverbs.html?p=1

Improving field service productivity with tablet pcs
http://www.motioncomputing.com/downloads/Marketing_Brochures/industries/industry_fieldservice_web.pdf



Modern Compass Improves Oilfield Productivity, Cuts Costs

U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) comments that multiple reservoirs of oil and gas can be now be accessed from a single platform by drilling vertically and then horizontally, but drill operators need to know which way their drill bits are going to maxi­mize production and avoid collisions with other wells. One way to accomplish this important task is to install a magnetometer—a sort of modern-day compass—in a drill-string instrument package that follows the drill bit.
http://www.bpnews.com/index.php/in-the-news/97-modern-compass-improves-oilfield-productivity-cuts-costs


ATC 900 the most productive tire changer solution on the market

The dual-disc bead breaker, center clamp system and automatic demounting tool make the ATC 900 the most productive tire changer solution on the market. Leverless demounting and powered wheel lift reduce technician fatigue and opportunity for injury. Dual disc bead breakers and servo positioned and electronically synchronized so the technician can efficiently maintain a safe and ergonomic bay position.
http://www.johnbean.ca/tc-atc-900.asp

December 2013

Industrial Engineering of Warehouses - Efficiency Improvement of warehouses
http://nraoiekc.blogspot.com/2013/12/warehouse-industrial-engineering.html


The New role of Industrial Engineering  by Jan Kosturiak and Robert Debnar (Article in 2008)
Practices in USA, Europe and Japan Compared and Changing Directions Identified.

The American school of Industrial Engineering combines statistical methods in quality, mathematics and optimisation methods of operation research, simulation and  the methods for work analysis and facilities layout planning. The base of the methods of the Japanese school of Industrial Engineering is the Toyota Production System oriented on waste elimination in the entire value stream. But also Japanese universities and companies incorporated simulation, mathematics and operation research programmes into the traditional Industrial Engineering methods. In an  issue of Harvard Business review, Toyota´s President Katsuaki Watanabe emphasizes the importance of combining continuous improvement (Kaizen) with radical innovations (Kakushin).

 The traditional focus of Industrial Engineering is on process analysis and improvement.  and also the human aspects related to flexibility, productivity and creativity.

 Information technology is being increasingly integrated into IE courses and alongside the basic subjects that deal with hard facts, there are more and more classes looking at issues of teamwork, people motivation, communication skills, emotional intelligence and ethics.




USA

Europe

Japan

Focus of Industrial Engineering

Systems Optimisation, Statistical Process Control, Simulation, Bottleneck Management, Project Management  - USA

Complex process optimisation, CIM, CAD/CAM, Flexible Automation, Systems Engineering, Digital Factory - Europe

Waste Elimination, Simplification, Visualisation, Low Cost Automation,  Common Sense, Lean, TPS, Kaizen - Japan

Typical Role of the Industrial Engineer

Systems Integrator, Optimiser, Process Improvement and re-engineering - USA

Production Process Optimisation, - Europe

Lean Manager, Teacher, Trainer, - Japan

Who are the Industrial Engineers?

Industrial Engineering Department, Operation Management - USA

Department of Work and Process Organisation, Production Planning Department _ Europe

Hancho – Supervisor on Shop Floor, Every Employee from CEO to the Worker on the Line has some IE Skills - Japan


Leading  associations and organizations

Institute of Industrial Engineers, Maynard´s, Lean Institute, MIT, Purdue University, Goldratt Institute - USA

REFA, MTM, Fraunhofer - Europe

Toyota, Nissan, Omron, JMA, JUSE - Japan

Some IE  Leaders

Babbage Towne, Hasley, Gantt, Taylor, Gillbreth, Ford, Deming, Shewhart, Pritsker, White, Malcom

Fayol, Mitrofanov, Altschuller, Schulmpeter, T.Baťa, J.Baťa, Warnecke

Toyota, Suzaki, Imai, Takeda, Shingo, Ishikawa, Taguchi, Ohno, Monden





Focus on the “empolyee´s muscles” (performance – physical intelligence) and brains (kaizen – mental intelligence) shifting to  Focus on the employee´s heart (self motivation, emotional intelligence)  and soul (moral and ethics – soul intelligence)

Management philosophy
Trade Off Thinking - High Quality OR Low Cost, Affordable OR Customized to Breakthrough Thinking, High Quality AND Low Cost, Affordable AND Customized

Improvement Concepts
Lean Manufacturing, Six Sigma, TOC shifting to Systematic Innovation, Lean Product Development

Management principles
Management by objectives, process and project management shifting to  Management by opportunities, company as a  living organism


Mass customisation,  individualisation, global competition, fast overcoming of traditional rules and standards mean that many change processes are running in companies world wide under the slogan “give your customer what he wants – but faster than your competitors”.

There are three fundamental concepts in industrial engineering focused on customer value:

1. Lean Management

2. Theory of Constraints based Total Productivity Management

3. Six Sigma

Over the last decade, many companies have tried to copy Toyota‘s principles. They are applying methods for waste elimination from production and business processes, they compare benchmark indicators like value added index or working hours per product. But the essence of Toyota’s excellence is not yet captured . Toyota has been developing this system consistently for over 50 years. Toyota has developed a system of knowledge which creates reusable knowledge, maintains it, and leverages its use in the future. Nobody from Toyota employees wrote a handbook of the Toyota Production System, this is the business of other management gurus. The values and principles of the Toyota Production System are developed in the minds and daily jobs of all the employees. All the knowledge gained throughout the design or production process, what works and what doesn’t work, could be captured and consistently applied for all future projects. Toyota doesn´t call its system “lean”, but it is lean, Toyota doesn´t speak about knowledge management, but it does it!

The lean concept originated in Toyota is oriented on waste identification and elimination from the whole process chain (Value Stream Management). In other words – lean focus is the maximisation of added value in all the production, logistical, administrative and development processes. TOC (Theory of Constraints) is based on the identification and elimination of the system´s constraints with the goal ongoing throughput improvement. The throughput is defined as the rate at which the organisation generates money through sales. In other words, throughput is the added value in the process chain per time unit. The Six Sigma philosophy identifies and eliminates variation from the value stream so that defects approach zero and quality delights the customer. Six Sigma, Lean and TOC continuously improve knowledge in pursuit of perfection and involve and empower the employees.

Many companies are oriented on low cost strategies. But some cost attack programmes or the transfering of production facilities to low cost countries showed that it is not the right and strategic solution. In recent years, many West European and US manufacturing firms have moved their production plants to the low cost countries. Over time, they recognised that they had lost some competitive advantages because some departments were physically separated (e.g. product design and development, production engineering, production, logistics) and the communication and co-operation between them was limited. Also many cultural differences reduced the effects of the low cost location. Not even the massive implementation of lean management, Six Sigma or other world class concepts can sometimes bring any radical improvement. Company success is not only in the optimisation of current processes (doing right things right).


 What is the new role of industrial engineering in coming years?

1. The industrial engineer will still focus on value stream improvement, but not only in manufacturing. Administrative, product development, customer service and logistical processes offer huge improvement potential.

2. The integration of traditional concepts for process improvement like Lean, Six Sigma and TOC. These concepts for waste elimination, reduction of process variation and throughput increase will be combined with concepts for customer value creation.

3. Today, the typical job position of industrial engineers is in the production and logistics departments. In the future, the industrial engineers will penetrate into the departments for product and process development and innovation management, where the higher opportunities to reduce costs, eliminate waste and improve quality rather than production are.

4. Industrial engineers have to increase their orientation on the people. Not only in the traditional sense – ergonomics, but also in the areas of emotional intelligence, co-operation, knowledge management, coaching, training, leadership, communication, etc. The companies should be able to solve the following important questions regarding knowledge management: How to share, communicate and develop the best corporate practices in the organisation? How to transfer knowledge between employees on the projects and actions in the company? How to increase and measure knowledge? How to change knowledge into innovation as fast as possible?

5. The design and development of teamwork in the entire company – this is the crucial competence of industrial engineers for the future. They need to work in  the creative teams of strong individuals, focused on innovation ability.  The other important task is to work in  multi-cultural teams in the global production networks.

6. Work analysis and measurement is the traditional competence of industrial engineers. New opportunities for this discipline are in logistics, distribution, office, and product and process development.

7. Industrial engineers will penetrate from production departments to other company areas. There are many new application fields for traditional IE methods – e.g. 5S in information systems, simulation and value stream management of supply chain networks, simplification and streamlining of management processes – waste in meetings, reporting, etc.


The most used methods and concepts of industrial eingineering in the industrial companies are  – Value Stream Industrial Engineering  (not only in production processes, but also in office, logistical chains and product development processes),  – Work Analysis and Measurement (in European companies more traditional methods are used MTM or UAS, American companies use MOST more often),  – Computer simulation (in Europe EM Plant or Witness, in US companies more often, Arena, Automod, etc.),  – TPM based waste elimination - Total Productivity Management based on TOC  – Quality in process – SPC, poka yoke, andon, jidoka, stop line  – 5S and Quick Changeover  – Different Systematic Problems Solving Approaches – Kaizen (individual improvement ideas, workshops, quick win activities, Improvement Projects with DMAIC methodology  – Planning of U shaped  Lines with one piece flow and Low Cost Intelligent Automation (LCIA) concepts  – Team work, visual management, management by objectives  – Pull systems in production and logistics (internal and external milk run concepts)  – Traditional IE problem solving methods – FMEA, QFD, Project Management, A3 reports, etc. -
http://www.ai-online.com/Adv/Previous/show_issue.php?id=2244#sthash.JUZRM87e.dpuf



Productivity Solutions - Corus
http://www.fdm-uk.co.uk/corus-case-study.html


November 2013



Toyota Production System can be described as Just in Time Quality Production System.
Quality denotes customer acceptance and zero defects.
A defect in JIT system is very costly. Hence, good amount of effort goes into defect prevention activity in Toyota system.
What is the communication system used for ensuring just in time production. Customer has to inform the supplier what he wants and when he wants.

EM - The Trade Magazine on Efficient Manufacturing
http://www.efficientmanufacturing.in/pi-india/index.php?StoryID=437

October 2013

An Interesting Book published in 1921
What industrial engineering includes; for industrial executives; 101 things to do, 1001 results others secured
Author: Knoeppel, C.E., & co. (New York). Full book can be downloaded from Archive.Org

Wearable technology for warehouse

Industrial Engineering - History  article published

September 2013

It should be stated here emphatically that there is nothing that can permanently bring about results from scientific management, and the economies that it is possible to effect by it, unless the organisation is supported by the hearty co-operation of the men. Without this there is no scientific management. - Gilbreth in Applied Motion Study, Book. Page No. 29-30


Frugal Engineering - Product design for Bottom of the pyramid consumers - An emerging paradigm. Industrial engineers have to understand and contribute to it as value engineering is an important component of it.      Frugal Engineering - Introduction Note - Bibliography and Case Studies

How to Make a Pareto Chart using Excel Pivot Table

Economically Efficient Design of Products and Production Processes - Presentation Transcript

How to Get Your Trucks Loaded by the End of the Week
http://blog.eisbrennerproductivitygroup.com/blog/bid/331188/process-improvement-plan-tip-of-the-month-loading-trucks?utm_campaign=Loading+Trucks&utm_source=linkedin&utm_medium=social&utm_content=1431326

Walmart ready to give loans to Bangladesh companies for improving safety. It procures from 280 firms in Bangladesh.
http://www.livemint.com/Companies/xtrIzpopi01i9MOrbsu8aN/WalMart-ready-to-loan-50-million-to-Bangladesh-factories.html#!

August 2013

Taylor's Contribution to Industrial Engineering in Shop Management and Scientific Management

F.W. Taylor's Shop Management Classified into Themes

Defintion of Management - F.W. Taylor
Difference in Production Quantity between a first class man and an average man - F.W. Taylor
Developing and Employing First Class People in an Organization
Confronting Soldiering - Slow Pace of Work
Halsey Plan - F.W. Taylor's Comments
Task Management


Plant Layout Optimization - Case Studies
http://www.raymondnet.com/AGRCo-Articles/Presentations/awi2004.pdf


July 2013


31.7.2013
Laboratories to accompany Intro to IE Course
http://iris.lib.neu.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1013&context=ind_eng_capstone

24.7.2013

North Eastern University's Allen Soyster, former IIE President
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Robots operating CNC Machines
http://www.universal-robots.com/GB/Cases/Sky_Engineering.aspx
Video included in the web page.


Energy Cost Optimization in a Water Supply System Case Study
Daniel F. Moreira and Helena M. Ramos
Journal of Energy
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 620698, 9 pages
http://www.hindawi.com/journals/energy/2013/620698/

Accounts Payable Automation DHL EXEL Supply Chain - IBM ECM Presentation

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Door Handle Assembly on Conveyor
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May 2013



9.5.2013
An interesting note on productivity of knowledge workers.
Knowledge at Wharton article
Productivity in the modern office: A Matter of impact
http://knowledge.wharton.upenn.edu/article.cfm?articleid=3250

10.3.2013
http://www.myopencourses.com/  has some interesting subjects including ergonomics by Prof Debkumar Chakraborty, IIT Guwahati. Check the site.

10.2.2013

An Interesting paper on Innovation and TQM relation. A good matrix of man, machine, material, method, culture was given in the paper


Process Techno - Innovation Using TQM in Developing Countries Empirical Study of Deming Prize Winners

 The companies studied are Indian companies

By Fasil Taddese(1), Hiroshi Osada(2)

1 (Ph.D Student) Graduate School of Innovation Management, Tokyo institute of Technology. Japan. Tel: +81-3-90-9818-6778. E-mail: fasil.t.aa   at m.titech.ac.jp
2 (Ph.D) Professor of Management of Technology. Graduate School of Innovation Management, Tokyo Institute of Technology. Japan. Tel: +81-3-3454-8979. E-mail: hosada  at mot.titech.ac.jp
http://www.scielo.cl/scielo.php?pid=S0718-27242010000200005&script=sci_arttext




Productivity Improving Technologies - Wikipedia Article - Good article
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Productivity_improving_technologies_(historical)


1994 Ergonomics Conference Proceedings VI - Good description of methods engineering class room exercise is there in it.
Google Book Link - http://books.google.co.in/books?id=v996lADepAEC


1.2.2013
Manufacturing Design for Productivity - Airconditioner Assembly Line
A good report with good literature review
http://www.belgeler.com/blg/n9o/manufacturing-design-for-productivity-optimization-of-assembly-line-for-air-conditioning-control-panels-verimlilik-iin-retim-tasarimi-klima-kontrol-paneli-montaj-bandi-optimizasyonu

26.12.2012
26 December 1791 - Birthday of Charles Babbage Industrial Engineering Pioneer - http://nraoiekc.blogspot.com/2012/03/purpose-and-evolution-of-industrial.html

24.11.2012
News Resources for Food manufacturers to improve their productivity
http://www.spring.gov.sg/NewsEvents/PR/Pages/New-Resources-for-Food-Manufacturers-to-Improve-Productivity-20121012.aspx

25.10.2012
Google Book Link for the book The Dynamics of Progress; Time, Method and Measure
Rationalising production, human activity are discussed in detail in this book
http://books.google.com/books?id=xlzCWmXguwsC

3.9.2012
A good presentation on Basis of Industrial Engineering - Methods Improvement and Work Measurement - 235 slides
http://wenku.baidu.com/view/8ce8ad310b4c2e3f572763fb.html



28.8.2012

USC Viterbi Daniel Epstein Department of Industrial Engineering


With the formation of the new Daniel J. Epstein Institute, the Epstein Department is uniquely positioned to be the thought leader in shifting the industrial engineering profession paradigm from cost and time minimization to one that includes quality of life factors as well.


Stan Settles
Epstein Department Chair


27.8.2012

A Collection - Cost Reduction - Concepts Papers, Cases, Reports and News
http://nraoiekc.blogspot.in/2012/08/cost-reduction-concept-papers-cases.html
updated


25.8.2012
Addressing the potential rebound effect of efficiency improvement in a polyethelene plastic bag production company.

Daphne Anne Patricio,  Jerrick Christopher Dy, and Dr. Anna Bella Siriban-Manalang
Industrial Engineering Department, De La Salle University, Manila, Philippines

Dr. Anna Bella Siriban-Manalang is now a very popular speaker in various global forums on lean systems and sustainability.
http://apiems.net/archive/apiems2010/pdf/MM/333.pdf
(emails of writers available in the paper)



25.7.2012
http://eng.rmutsb.ac.th/events/industrial/data/Work%20Study/principles%20of%20motion%20economy.pdf

Part handling aids
soft drop chute
http://www.indiamart.com/novanative-plastix-solutions/part-handling-aids.html

22.7.2012
Physiology of Race Walking
http://nraoiekc.blogspot.com/2012/07/physiology-of-race-walking.html

11.7.2012
Ergonomics - Knol Book  more chapters added to the book

7.7.2012
Birthday of Frank Gilbreth - Our appreciation of Gilbreth for his contribution to  development of a discipline.
Bricklaying System - Book by Gilbreth
http://books.google.co.in/books?id=DL_DjA0Px04C - It is a full view book

Let Industrial Engineering Be Your Guide on the Road to Foodservice Design Efficiency
http://www.fesmag.com/home-highlights/9989-let-industrial-engineering-be-your-guide-on-the-road-to-foodservice-design-efficiency


5.7.2012
University of Tennessee - Global IE student education and project camp
More than 90 students from developing countries will converge on the University of Tennessee campus this month for a College of Engineering program to learn cutting-edge industrial engineering practices  in the area lean systems and gain cultural experiences.
http://www.knoxnews.com/news/2012/jul/03/higher-education-briefs-july-4/

1.7.2012
July 7 is Frank Gilbreth's Birthday. Knowledge day for Industrial Engineering

Interesting Articles


Democracy or Seduction? The Demonization of Scientific Management and the
Deification of Human Relations By Kyle Bruce 2009
http://www.rockarch.org/publications/resrep/bruce.pdf

Critical Theorising, Taylorist Practice, and ILO Chrys Nyland, Confernce paper, 2001
http://www.management.ac.nz/ejrot/cmsconference/2001/Papers/Management%20Knowledge/Nyland.pdf

The Politics of Management Thought: A Case Study of the Harvard Business School and the Human Relations School, Ellen S. OConnor, Stanford,
Academy of Management Review, January 1999
http://www.jstor.org/discover/10.2307/259040

Elton Mayo on Hawthorne Studies
http://reussirlem1info.files.wordpress.com/2011/11/eltonmayostudiudecaz.pdf

27.6.2012
An interesting article by Juran
The Taylor System and Quality Control
http://www.juran.com/elifeline/elifefiles/2009/11/Taylor-System-and-Quality-Control_JMJuran-94.pdf

One more article of interest
http://agileviews.chagrinriverconsulting.com/2009/01/02/fred-taylor-and-scientific-management.aspx

Quality Wars - Google Book
http://books.google.co.in/books?id=MpQR01fTv7YC

16.6.2012
Sakamoto, Shigeyasu, "Process Design Concept: A New Approach to IE", Industrial Engineering, March 1989, pp. 31-34.

In this article Sakamoto advocated process design based on the management requirements or the system requirements. My opinion is that designing a system based on requirements is the job of experts in that discipline. For example forging experts would design forging process and welding expert would design welding process. Industrial engineers enter the picture only after the initial visioning of the process was done by the concerned field experts.


15.6.2012
Paper: The New Role of Industrial Engineers may not include Traditional Industrial Engineering Practices
Michael Sanders and Kenneth Morrison
http://search.asee.org/search/fetch;jsessionid=djkl88nc1vdx?url=file%3A%2F%2Flocalhost%2FE%3A%2Fsearch%2Fconference%2F28%2FAC%25202004Paper826.pdf

Competencies for Industrial Engineers
Training.gov.au document
http://training.gov.au/Training/Details/MEM23083A

High Velocity SAS Coding: Application of IE to software Development
http://www.wuss.org/proceedings08/08WUSS%20Proceedings/papers/app/app09.pdf

Implementation of industrial engineering principles to improve a Mercedes Benz vehicle service centre
http://repository.up.ac.za/handle/2263/10814

Piloting Lean Principles at Intermountain Health Care
http://www.oahhs.org/quality/lean-transformation/200505-1.pdf

14.6.2012
Book Information

Kaizen for Quick Changeover
by Keisuke Arai, Kenichi Sekine
Google book link
http://books.google.co.in/books/about/Kaizen_for_Quick_Changeover.html?id=dKZBFGYJrhY


13.6.2012
2nd International Conference on Industrial Engineering (ICIE) at SVNIT Surat, 20-22 February 2013
http://pithadia.blogspot.in/2012/06/2nd-international-conference-on.html

12.6.2012
Articles in Japanese - Translate using Google translate and read them
Analysis techniques for efficient transportation layout
http://monoist.atmarkit.co.jp/mn/articles/1101/13/news109.html
See all its pages


27.4.2012
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Industrial Automation and Control  NPTEL Video Lecture Series Play List
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oxMdDsud5vg&feature=BFa&list=PL0A716BE00290E413

19.4.2012
Introduction to Industrial Engineering by Jane M. Fraser is now available at
http://ie.binus.ac.id/2012/03/22/introduction-to-industrial-engineering/

3.4.2012
Productivity improvement initiatives of Small and Medium Enterprises Development Authority, Pakistan

 20.3.2012

Miniature V-8 engines
Industrial engineering students are to be encouraged to take up similar production activities on hobby basis.


17.3.2012

Funding of Value Engineering Projects through Corporate versus Business Unit Level - Cisco case study - 2008 - MS thesis  MIT

Cost Analysis for Light Duty Vehicles - Analysis for EPA - 2009 analysis


8.11.2011

Twinkle, Twinkle India's NITIE  Poem incorporating IE tools and principles

Process action teams at Boeing article 2007 Boeing News

Engineering Ergonomics at Boeing article 2007 Boeing News
Mechanism of ballistic movement
Ph d Thesis

29.6.2011

What is Industrial Engineering? Article By KVSSNRao
What is Industrial Engineering? Videos
What is industrial engineering? Going's Answer in 1911 (Summary)
What is industrial engineering? Going's Explanation in 1911 (Full chapter)

What is industrial engineering?
1934 article
https://kb.osu.edu/dspace/bitstream/handle/1811/35164/OS_ENG_v18_i02_007.pdf?sequence=3

Evolution of Industrial Engineering
Link to access the article
NC State University article.
Interesting point. Emphasizes discrete mathematics

26.6.2011
Hindu education plus article on IE and IE B.Tech and M.Tech programmes in India
http://www.hindu.com/edu/2008/07/08/stories/2008070850090300.htm

New knols


15.5.2011
2011 - Knol Day of Economics - 15th May - Birthday of Paul Samuelson
Economics is an important for industrial engineers.

Industrial engineering directs the efficient conduct of manufacturing, construction, transportation, or even commercial enterprises of any undertaking, indeed in which human labor is directed to accomplishing any kind of work . Industrial engineering has drawn upon mechanical engineering, upon economics, sociology, psychology, philosophy, accountancy, to fuse from these older sciences a distinct body of science of its own . It is the inclusion of the economic and the human elements especially that differentiates industrial engineering from the older established branches of the profession (Going, 1911)

IEs have to remember economists and their contribution to improving engineering economics.


Emmy Aware Winning Video on Industrial Engineering from University of Buffalo.

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZpPDoLX_9K4

Article on the video on IIE website
http://www.iienet2.org/details.aspx?id=24404
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26.4.2011
Department of Industrial Engineering, ICAI Engineering School, Comillas Pontifical University, Madrid
http://esd.mit.edu/careers/icai-posting.pdf  (Job advertisemet in 2009)
3.3.2011
Software for Motion Economy

Generating Economic Motion Plans for Manual Operations - Masters Thesis (Computer Engineering)
http://etd.lib.metu.edu.tr/upload/12606524/index.pdf


6.2.2011

IE Conference, India, February 2011

West Bengal University of Technology (WBUT)
BF 142 , Sector-1, Salt Lake City,
Kolkata 700064,

The 1st National Conference on Industrial Engineering (NCIE-2011) is being organized by the Department of Industrial Engineering & Management at West Bengal University of Technology, Kolkata India. The focus of the conference is on recent advances in the area of Industrial Engineering & Management in improving the productivity of industrial firms.

Paper Submission Deadline: 5th February 2011
Registration Deadline: 12th February 2011
Conference Date: 17th and 18th February 2011


Industrial Engineering Knol Books



1.11.2010
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6.2.2010

Interesting links on value engineering

DoD value engineering handbook

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Europe District value engineering program identified more than $150 million in potential savings on projects in fiscal 2009 – the most ever identified in a fiscal year to date.
The biggest contributors to the windfall include $21 million in accepted savings from a Missile Defense Agency site in Poland and $18 million in potential savings from a family housing project at Wiesbaden.

23.1.2010

Recent Knols Posted


4.12.2009
A case study of use to industrial engineers
Handling Plastics in a Materials Recovery Facility Appendix A
Optimization of Actual Operations
Appendix A Material Recovery Facility Case Studies
28.9.2009

Job announcement for Industrial Engineering Manager in Linkedin

Industrial Engineering Manager
Extensive Meat Background (5-10 Years) with experience in Time and Motion Studies. It is a Corporate Position and is based out in KY.
Posted in linkedin around 22.8.2009
13.7.2009

Task Analysis

A small presentation on task analysis by Prof. Alan Hedge, Cornell University, 2008


Message from a Past IIE President - December 2008


Article "Leading the Way: The Future of Industrial Engineering is in our Hands", by Louis Martin-Vega, Dean of Engineering at North Carolina State University, Industrial Engineer, December 2008.

He outlined four challenges for the profession

1. All IEs need to expand their roles as advocates of IE.
2. All IEs have to try harder to intersect with sister engineering disciplines.
3. Increase domain expertise in emerging areas like energy and environment managment.
4. Use modern educational tools in IE curriculums.




BOOKS

Ergonomics in manufacturing

 By Waldemar Karwowski, Gavriel Salvendy
3/6/2009

Industrial Engineering Blogs

3/6/2009

Knols on Industrial Engineering

Written by

Narayana Rao K.V.S.S.