Monday, November 17, 2014

Toyota Production System Industrial Engineering - Shigeo Shingo



Shigeo Shingo said 80% of the TPS is waste elimination that is industrial engineering, 15% production management and 5% kanban communications.

Toyota production system was developed by managers of Toyota with major contribution from Taiichi Ohno by implementing waste elimination methods advocated by industrial engineering. Taiichi Ohno specially applauds industrial engineering as profit making engineering for Toyota. Shingo builds up on the Ohno's explanation of TPS by clearly bringing out the role of industrial engineering in the development of TPS in his book.

Summary of Shigeo Shingo's Book - A Study of the Toyota Production System

Summary of Chapters 1 to 3

Chapter 4  Conclusions of Developing Non-Stock Production 


The prinicipal feature of the TPS is eliminating the total cost associated with inventory - the total of inventory carrying cost, setup or order cost and shortage cost. Hence, TPS is described as stockless or non-stock system.

Stock occur due to two reasons:

Naturally Occurrence:

Stock accumulates because of
* Incorrect market demand forecasts
* Overproduction just to be on the safe side due to likely defects
* Lot production (Batch production)
* Due technological and capacity constraints in certain processes. Heat treatment in three shifts but doing further operations in one shift.

Stock that get accumulated due to inefficiencies in the production system
* Production cycle being longer than order-to-delivery cycle.
* Stock produced in advance to take care of extra demand in the future
*Stock produced to compensate for delays in inspection and transport
* Stock produced to compensate for machine breakdowns
*Stock maintained as buffer between machines to take care of defectives
*Stock generated as per calculation of economic batch quantity to take care of high setup or order cost.

Stock reduction was carried out rationally in Toyota production system.

Three strategies can be pursued to approach the idea of non-stock production.

* Reduce the production cycle
* Eliminate the breakdowns - do preventive maintenance to make the machine available all the time for production (Total productive maintenance)
*Eliminate defect - zero defects through process improvement - detect the reasons for defects and remove
them from the process. 
* Reduce setup times and reduce batch quantity to single piece.
Stock

Chapter 5 The Principles of the Toyota Production System


The Toyota Production System is 80 percent waste elimination (Industrial Engineering), 15 percent production system and only 5 percent kanban communication.

Some Commonly Used Terms in TPS

Waste of Overproduction

There are two types of overproduction:
* Making more than required quantity for a delivery period.
* Making a product before it is needed.

Many systems are happy to produce an item before its delivery date and feel comfortable. But Toyota system does not want both types of overproduction.

Just-in-time

JIT also means just-on-time. An item should be made available when it is required not before or after the required time.

Separation of Worker from the Machine

The whole productivity movement of Toyota was based on the fact that per worker production of cars in America was 10 times that of Toyota company. Toyota wanted to improve their productivity and therefore concentrated on reducing the time spent by a worker on the machine. Machines must work without the assistance of the worker as much as possible. Jidoka or autonomation is the name given to this activity. Along with JIT or stockless production, separation of worker from the machine forms the two pillars of Toyota Production System.

Low Utilization Rates

Toyota's machine-output ratio is two to three times  that of similar companies. This could be due to flow production systems or due to planned extra machine capacity to take care of extra demand. But one must always remember that Toyota's main goal is cost reduction and every decision in Toyota is subjected to engineering economic evaluation.

Multi-machine Handling

In 1955, 700 workers were handling 3500 machines. Hence sometimes machines are idle because worker is busy with other machines and cannot load the machines. Toyota permits machine idle times but it does not permit man idle time. The reason is that a machine costs $500 per month but a man costs twice or thrice more.

Equipment Planning and Low Operating Rates

As low operating rate is expected, Toyota buys less expensive machines. But it improves the machines to suit its requirements continuously.  Because in normal times machines have excess capacity or low operating rates,  peak demand can be handled by hiring temporary workers.

Perform Operation and Remove the Defective Part

Whenever a problem appears, Toyota insists on proper diagnosis of the root cause and demands that an operation is done to remove the replace the defective part of the process. It is not content  with the temporary cure of rework on the defective workpiece.

Fundamentals of Toyota Production System


Adopting a Non-Cost Principle

Elimination of Waste

Eliminating waste through fundamental process improvements
               Processing purpose evaluation and rationalization
               Inspection purpose evaluation and rationalization
               Transport purpose evaluation and rationalization
               Delay reason evaluation and rationalization
               Storage purpose evaluation and rationalization

Eliminating waste through fundamental operation improvement
               Setup improvement
               Auxiliary improvement
               Job allowance improvement
               Workshop allowance improvement
               Improving processing and essential operations

Ask the "five W's and one H" and "Why?" Five Times

              What -  What is being produced  - Is it required - Value engineering
               Who - Men, machines, tools and jigs used for the production
               When - Time  - Production planning also comes here.
                Where - Space (Layout)
              Why - rational for the use of everything used in production. Because it provides opportunities for improvement.
              How - The methods - motion used by man, speed and feeds used by machines

At Toyota specially, 5 Whys are used to identify root causes for defects and appearance of problems.

Mass Production and Large Lot Production are not same

Mass production is beneficial. Large lot production has extra cost. It can be reduced with SMED.

Order-based Production

Characteristics of Order-based Production

To take care of fluctuations in the orders, Toyota sets basic productions capacity at minimum demand level and handles increases through overtime and the use of excess machine capacity and temporary workers.

Overtime: There are four hour breaks between the two shifts and overtime can be given in either shift as needed.

Excess capacity: During the minimum load, many workers manage ten machines but up to 50% capacity only. As demand increases, temporary workers are hired and machines can work at 100% capacity. But machine work has to be simplified and standardized so that temporary workers can be trained in three days and they operate the machines.

Strong Market Research

Toyota does spend on market research to know market requirements. Twice in a year 60,000 people are surveyed. Five or six additional surveys are done in a year.

Production Planning

Long term planning is done.
Annual planning is done.
Monthly planning is done.
Daily planning is done. Daily planning based on actual orders. The actual orders are informed to the first stage of assembly section and they draw the components as required from component supply stages.

Toyota's Supermarket System

In the supermarket system of Toyota, stocking is triggered by actual demand for the components for a daily requirement.

Differences between Ford and Toyota Systems

Large lot versus small lot production

Mixed model assembly in Toyota system

More consistent one piece flow in Toyota system

Chapter 6  Mechanics of the Toyota Production System


Improving the Process - Schedule control and Just-in-Time

Toyota makes efforts and reduces production cycle.

Seven Principles for Shortening the Production Cycle

Reduce process delays
Reduce lot delays
Reducing production time
Employ layout, line forming, and the full work control system
Synchronize operations and absorb deviations
Establishing tact time
Ensure product flow between processes

Adopting SMED


Elimination of Defects

Inspection to prevent defects must be practiced.

100% inspection must be adopted.

Poka-Yoke has to be used as a means for zero defects.

Eliminating Machine Breakdowns
It is also process improvement in TPS. Workers are asked to stop  a machine if there is some trouble. Supervisors are given training and are urged to try to keep machines running. When a trouble appears, a visual indication is given and all try to take care of the problem. Preventing recurrence is the motto of TPS.

Chapter 7 Mechanics of the TPS

Improving Process - Leveling and the Nagara System



What is Leveling?

Leveling is a method of balancing load and capacity in a way different from the traditional way.
For example if load on car assembly plant is 300,000 sets of model A, 600,000 sets of model B and 900,000 units of model C and capacity is 1,800,000 units, the traditional solution is  to make 300,000 sets of model A and 300,000 sets of model B in the first 10 days, 300,000 sets of model B and 300,000 sets of model c and in the next 10 days, and 600,000 units of model C in the last 10 days. The load is balanced at the month level, but it gives rise to inventories of various models and even shortages of some models.

 But Toyota followed a different way because it has as its aim prevention and reduction of over production. In the first 10 days, production of 100,000 units of model A, 200,000 units of model B and 300,000 units of model C are produced. We can see now that inventory will come down. It the 10 day planning/production period can be further reduced, all models are produced in much smaller periods the over production can further be reduced. Toyota uses this approaches and reduces the planning period in which all models are made further and further. This is called "mixed production" and on assembl line it is called "mixed model assembly."


Segmented Production

Making production plans for half a month(H), ten days (T), week (W) and Day (D) are segmented production plans.

Mixed Production and Tact Time

Toyota combines product A with 30 Seconds and product B with 25 seconds and specifies 55 seconds as tact time for A+B.


Nagara System

The nagara system facilitates one piece flow by laying out machines in the sequence of operations by transcending the earlier shop divisions and training and facilitating operators to operate mutliple unrelated machines in sequence.

Smooth production flow, ideally one piece at a time, characterized by synchronization (balancing) of production processes and maximum use of available time; includes overlapping of operations where practical. A nagara production system is one in which seemingly unrelated tasks can be produced simultaneously by the same operator.

Nagara is multi-machine handling in a process or flow system. The operator works with two or more different machines.

The example given in the body refers to a spot welding operation, followed by a press operation and then a welding operation that attached the pressed part to a body.

Chapter 8 Mechanics of the TPS

Improving Operations


Operations concern the flow of equipment and operators in time and space. Improvements in operations have long been emphasized in the Toyota Production system.

Components of Operations

1. Preparation and after-adjustment
2. Principal operations
3. Marginal allowances

Preparation and After-Adjustment

Reduce them through SMED

Margin Allowances

Personal allowances - For fatigue and personal needs
Non-personal allowances -
Operational allowances: Oiling, clearing away chips etc.
Workplace related: parts arriving late and machine breakdowns

Standard Operation and Standard Operation Sheets

Standard operation implies optimization of work conditions by analyzing

What is produced
Who - persons, machines, tools,and jigs
How - Method - machine speeds and feeds, man's movements
Where - Layout of the equipment and man - Work Station Design
When - Standard time, and Schedule

Present
There has to be a standard operation sheet by the side of the machine using which new workers are trained.

Future:
The Toyota system demands that all work is done within standard time and supervisor is charged with the responsibility. He has to train the worker. Also supervisor is responsible for improvements.

Types of Standard Operating Charts

Capacity charts by part
Standard task combination
Task manual
Task instruction manual
Standard operating sheet

The topic of standard operations is discussed in more detail in
Standard Operation and Standard Operation Sheets in Toyota Production System

Improving Methods of Operation

The operation, which is a man-machine combination can be improved through:

1. Improvements in human motions
2. Improvement in machine movements - increasing machine cutting speeds, reducing time through simultaneous cutting on multiaxis machines, and using multiple turret heads to shorten tool replacements.
3. Mechanizing human motions.

Improving human motions

Motion study can be used to reduce the operation time or the operator time. Motion study improves the movements or motions made by the operator and also improves the arrangement of materials and tools. 5S movement of Japanese industry is basically the offshoot of principles of motion economy.

Items must be arranged neatly, they must be easily accessible and they must be uniformly aligned.

Improvements in Machine Movements

Examples include raising output by increasing machine cutting speeds, reducing time through simultaneous cutting on multi-axis machines, and using multiple turret heads to shorten tool replacement time. This could involve using faster cutting processes like milling in the place of slower process like shaping.

Mechanizing Human Motions

In Toyota, first the human motions are optimized and then mechanization is attempted. Whenever mechanization is thought of its economics are thoroughly investigated. Toyota insists on kaizen - good change.


Machine Layout and Worker Efficiency


Workers are stationed with in a U layout so that they can easily help one another in case of need. Toyota encourages workers to assist each other in case of need or necessity. It discourages island mentality.  The system requires each worker to learn the operations performed at the two processes adjacent to his or her own and help the others when needed.

Multiple Machine Handling Operations


In 1955 itself, Toyota operated 3,500 machines with only 700 workers.  So one worker operates five machines on an average. In recent years (1981), Toyota managers started advocating multi-process handling. In multiple machine handling, the worker may handling the same type of machines. But in multi-process handling, the worker will handling multiple machines in accordance with the flow of operations or process. The capability of multi-process handling by a worker improves the flow of the process and also improves productivity.

Shingo's Summary of the Toyota Production System - The Last Section of Chapter 8


Basic Features of the TPS


# Cost Reduction through Industrial Engineering methods (elimination of waste)
# Emphasis on non stock production - elimination of overproduction
# Emphasis on labor cost reduction through elimination of waste motions and use of minimal permanent manpower.
# Use of SMED to have low set up times and realize small lot production. Ideal: One piece flow.
# Use order based production
# Follow the rule quantity produced must be quantity ordered.

Process Features of TPS


# Active use of value engineering to optimize the design itself.
# Make effective use of division of labor in design of process
# Using Nagara system
# Inspection - depend on self inspection, successive inspection and poka-yoke
# Trasportation - Use flow lay out through out the production system.
# Delay - All operations must have equal times as far as possible. Avoid process delay.
             - Lots must be small - Avoid lot delay

Operation Features of TPS

# Use of SMED and its advanced and automated form one touch setups
# Use autonomatic machines as much as possible rationally (based on engineering economic analysis)
# Use nagara system (machines laid out in flow and operators handling multiple machines in the flow line.
# Autonomate material loading and unloading
# Encourage cooperative  work and eliminate isolated person mentality. Operators have to help the upstream or downstream colleagues as needed and as possible.
# Actively pursue minimum manpower deployment in the production system.

Toyota production system brought two revolutionary changes in the production system thinking and practice.

First one is the thinking that market should pay cost plus profit. Toyota changed it to market expansion through cost reduction and price reduction achieved through identifying and eliminating waste from the product  and production system design and operation.

Second,  the traditional thinking was mass production in large lot based on forecasted demand and keeping inventories. Toyota changed it to small lot production based on no inventory and actual orders.

Based on the above two changes, Shingo concludes that Toyota Production System represents a revolution in production philosophy.


Chapter 9 The Evolution of the Kanban System



Kanban and Railway Tablet System


Ohno discussed the introduction of Kanban system with Shingo. Shingo remembered the tablet system in railways which is exchanged between the driver of the train and the station master. Until the tablet is put into a track switches, the station master cannot allow another train to get into the track segment. Similarly the station master removes the tablet from the next segment of the track and gives it to the driver. The driver cannot move from the station unless he was given the tablet. May be there is a system that will allow the tablet to be removed only when the earlier train completed its journey in the track segment. Shingo felt Kanban system was similar to it.

Then Shingo brings into discussion the order point formula.

Order point is equal to consumption during lead time plus the safety stock.
The batch quantity has to be more than the order point. Reduction in set up time allows the reduction in batch quantity and any reduction in production lead time results in reduction of order point. Thus each improvement in set up time can reduce batch quantity and resulting lead time reduction can reduce order pont. Similarly, by attacking root causes that create the need for safety stocks like appearance of defects, machine breakdowns, worker absenteeism, material shortages can reduce safety stocks. Thus measures can be taken to reduce inventories in the system.

Supermarkets and the Kanban System

1. Consumers choose goods of their choice and take the items to the cash counter.
2. The store personnel restock, what has been removed by customers.

Using Kanban for communication is similar to the super market system.

Kanban meaning "Sign" in Japanese language has the three functions.

1. Identification tag - indicates what the product is.
2. Job instruction tag - indicates what is to be made, quantity and time
3. Transfer instruction tag - indicates where the item is to be delivered.

Kanban is also treated as a signal to make a pallet load of parts. Hence the number of kanbans or pallet loads permitted as work in process inventory is an important number.

Number of kanbans or pallet loads permitted as WIP (N) =
[Maximum stock permitted = Batch quantity + safety stock]/Capacity of one pallet (n)

In Toyota system, there are efforts to reduce WIP continuously to zero.

To make the lot size one and WIP zero various steps like implementing SMED, Minimum transport layouts, zero defect and zero breakdown programs etc. are necessary.

Regulatory Function of Kanban

Giving production instructions at the final assembly line allows the kanban system to make transmit the information on new car models (model required by the customers) automatically and easily to upstream processes.






Chapter 10. Elimination of the Seven Kinds of Waste


1. Processing


Value analysis and engineering needs to be made. Also purpose analysis needs to be done.

2. The waste of making defective products


Poka-yoke needs to be used to prevent defects. Self inspection and successive inspection are to be promoted.

3. Transport


Improve the layout and reduce the need for transport.

4. Delay


Use small lot sizes and minimize delay for the jobs. Allot multiple machines to workers such that there is no waiting time for them. If needed machines can be idle.

5. Inventory


Use SMED and one piece flow and reduce production cycles.

 

6. Wasted Motions


Do motion studies

7. Overproduction

Reduce production for inventory rationally. Use SMED and decrease lot sizes. Improve informative inspection and avoid defects. Maintain machines such that there are no breakdowns and machines are available production all the time. Produce just-in-time for stockless production.

Kanban Rules

1. A process withdraws parts from the preceding process as per Kanban instructions and removes the Kanban from the pallet and leave the kanban there.

2. The earlier process makes parts in the quantities and order specified in the kanban that they pick up from the storage bin.

3. Nothing is transported and nothing is made without kanban.

4. Kanban always accompanies the parts themselves (identification tag must always be present.

5. Every part placed on a pallet must be of acceptable quality.

6. Efforts are to be made to reduce WIP by reducing kanbans over time.

Extending the System to Parts Suppliers

Toyota did not order suppliers to supply on JIT basis. It implemented JIT in its plants over a period of 20 years and then helped suppliers to implement it over a period of 10 years. Suppliers did not suffer because of the change but benefited through increased profits.

TPS and MRP

Shingo said MRP is not committed to the fundamental improvements like SMED, Zero defects and Zero breakdowns like TPS.

Shingo gave the opinion that companies may use MRP after doing fundamental improvement to the system as done by Toyota.

Chapter 12  - Introducing Toyota Production System

Introducing and Implementing the Toyota Production System - Shigeo Shingo




Sunday, November 16, 2014

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National Conference on Industrial Engineering and Technology Management (NCIETM) 2014 - Inauguration on 29 October 2014 at NITIE, Mumbai
On the dais: from right  Dr. K.V.S.S,Narayana Rao (Conference Chair), Dr. Karuna Jain (Director, NITIE)), Er. R.G. Rajan (CMD, RCF), Commander Bhandarkar (Chairman, IIIE), Dr. Sachin Kamble (Chair, Conference), Sonal Daulatkar (Fellow Student, NITIE)


Industrial Engineering Principles & Techniques


 Value Analysis and Engineering
     Integrating theory of inventive problem solving into the Value Engineering process
Mao, X.M. , Zhang, X.Q., Abourizk, S.
Proceedings of the 4th International Structural Engineering and Construction Conference, ISEC-4 - Innovations in Structural Engineering and Construction , v. 2, 2008, p. 1453-1458
http://repository.ust.hk/ir/Record/1783.1-46678

“The use of Target Costing and Value Engineering at ALSTOM Company”, 2010 Degree Report
  http://www.diva-portal.org/smash/get/diva2:326716/FULLTEXT01.pdf

Optimal Selection of Alternatives: Application of Grey Theory to Value Engineering, 2013
http://iasir.net/IJETCASpapers/IJETCAS13-308.pdf

 Methods Efficiency Engineering

ECRS’s Principles for a Drinking Water Production Plant.
Klorklear Wajanawichakon1* and Chet Srimitee2
IOSR Journal of Engineering
May. 2012, Vol. 2(5) pp: 956-960
http://www.iosrjen.org/Papers/vol2_issue5/D025956960.pdf

Productivity improvement in shoe making industry By using method study
Parthiban.P, , Raju.R
IOSR Journal of Mechanical and Civil Engineering (IOSR-JMCE), 2012
http://www.iosrjournals.org/iosr-jmce/papers/ICRTEM/ME/Volume-4/IOSRME01.pdf?id=7622


 Motion Economy Studies

Principles of motion economy versus physiological sustainability: some lessons from the forest industry
Paul Dickinson (Assoc. NZ Ergonomist), APIEMS Conference, 2013
http://apiems.net/conf2013/1039.pdf


  Work Simplification

 Work Measurement

ASEAN Industrial Engineering and Work Measurement Practices  Phenomenon
Proceedings of the 2014 International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management , Bali, Indonesia, January 7 – 9, 2014
http://iieom.org/ieom2014/pdfs/125.pdf 


Improving Work Measurement Practice for Method Improvement and Process Design Using Video Analysis
Dirk Van Goubergen; Research group: Lean Enterprise Research Center; Date: 2012; Author:
Peeradaech Suwittayaruk
http://ir18.ugent.be/website/?q=node/1556




DEVELOPING MTM MODIFIERS FOR FINGER DISABILITIES PDF
Anand Subramanian, Anil Mital
FINGER DISABILITIES AND HIGHER LEVEL TASKS – DEVELOPING AND VALIDATING MTM MULTIPLIERS PDF
Anand Subramanian, Anil Mital
International Journal of Industrial Engineering: Theory, Applications and Practice
Vol 16, No 4 (2009)
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Time Standards and Disability: A Work Measurement Perspective PDF
Anand Subramanian, Anil Mital
International Journal of Industrial Engineering: Theory, Applications and Practice
Vol 15, No 1 (2008)
http://journals.sfu.ca/ijietap/index.php/ijie/issue/view/11




 Facility Location and Layout Design





Centroid – A Widely Misunderstood Concept In Facility Location Problems PDF
William V Gehrlein, Mugdim Pasic
International Journal of Industrial Engineering: Theory, Applications and Practice
Vol 16, No 2 (2009)
http://journals.sfu.ca/ijietap/index.php/ijie/issue/view/17

A Multi-Variate/Multi-Attribute Approach for Plant Layout Design PDF
Ali Azadeh, H. R Izadbakhsh
International Journal of Industrial Engineering: Theory, Applications and Practice
Vol 15, No 2 (2008)
http://journals.sfu.ca/ijietap/index.php/ijie/issue/view/12



 Engineering Optimization

Engineering Optimization Text Book  by S.S. Rao & S.S. Rao, John Wiley, 2009
http://books.google.co.in/books?id=YNt34dvnQLEC  - Book


Hybrid Taguchi-Harmony Search Algorithm for Solving Engineering Optimization Problems PDF
Ali Riza Yildiz 286-293
A Group Decision-Making Framework with Various Rating Attitudes using Fuzzy Set Theory to Prioritize Design Requirements in Quality Function Deployment PDF
Chin-Hung Liu 294-303
Fuzzy Topsis Decision Method for Configuration Management PDF
Shu-Hsuan Chang, Hwai-En Tseng 304-313
International Journal of Industrial Engineering: Theory, Applications and Practice
Vol 15, No 3 (2008)
http://journals.sfu.ca/ijietap/index.php/ijie/issue/view/13


 Applied Operation Research / Optimization


Offsetting Inventory Cycles using Mixed Integer Programming and Genetic Algorithm PDF
Ilkyeong K Moon, Byung Chul Cha, Sun Kwon Kim
International Journal of Industrial Engineering: Theory, Applications and Practice
Vol 15, No 3 (2008)
http://journals.sfu.ca/ijietap/index.php/ijie/issue/view/13


A Mathematical Model for a Multi-Commodity, Two-Stage Transportation and Inventory Problem PDF
P Ji, K J Chen, Q P Yan
International Journal of Industrial Engineering: Theory, Applications and Practice
Vol 15, No 3 (2008)
http://journals.sfu.ca/ijietap/index.php/ijie/issue/view/13

A Fuzzy Group Decision-Making Method in the Relationship Between Customer Requirements and Technical Measures of Quality Function Deployment PDF
Chin-Hung Liu, Hsin-Hung Wu
International Journal of Industrial Engineering: Theory, Applications and Practice
Vol 15, No 2 (2008)
http://journals.sfu.ca/ijietap/index.php/ijie/issue/view/12


Simultaneous Optimization of Robust Design with Quantitative and Ordinal Data
Ful-Chiang Wu
International Journal of Industrial Engineering: Theory, Applications and Practice
Vol 15, No 2 (2008)
http://journals.sfu.ca/ijietap/index.php/ijie/issue/view/12

 Applied Statistics



MONITORING OF THE STENCIL PRINTING PROCESS USING A MODIFIED REGRESSION RESIDUAL CONTROL CHART: AN EMPIRICAL STUDY PDF
Tsung-Nan Tsai, Long-Hui Chen
International Journal of Industrial Engineering: Theory, Applications and Practice
Vol 16, No 4 (2009)
http://journals.sfu.ca/ijietap/index.php/ijie/issue/view/19


Clustering Techniques for Barge to Boat Assignment PDF
Dimitrios Drosos, Gail W DePuy, Don G Taylor, Todd C Whyte
International Journal of Industrial Engineering: Theory, Applications and Practice
Vol 16, No 2 (2009)
http://journals.sfu.ca/ijietap/index.php/ijie/issue/view/17

 Six Sigma

    Combining Lean, Six Sigma, and the Theory of Constraints to Achieve Breakthrough Performance
     A Velocity White Paper from Goldratt Institute, 2009

DEAPS-An Alternative to DMAIC? – A Case Study PDF
Ram R Bishu, Erick C Jones, Rama Thummalapalli 214-226

Beyond Six Sigma – A Control Chart for Tracking Defects per Billion Opportunities (dpbo) PDF
Daryl Santos 227-233

Professional Perceptions of Six Sigma’s Value PDF
Jerusha Myrick, Tracy Burkhardt, Linda Nelms, Steve Patch, Robert Yearout
International Journal of Industrial Engineering: Theory, Applications and Practice
Vol 16, No 4 (2009)
http://journals.sfu.ca/ijietap/index.php/ijie/issue/view/18


Assessing Product Satisfaction Performance using 6-Sigma Methodology and S/N Ratio Approach - the case of PDA PDF
Chia-Jen Tao, Shui-Chuan Chen, Chin-Tsung Hsieh
International Journal of Industrial Engineering: Theory, Applications and Practice
Vol 16, No 1 (2009)
http://journals.sfu.ca/ijietap/index.php/ijie/issue/view/16


 Engineering Economics



ECONOMIC ANALYSIS OF CONDITION BASED MAINTENANCE
Fatih Camci, Ashyrmuhammet Berdinyaz, Mehmet Sevkli, Saim Baskan
International Journal of Industrial Engineering: Theory, Applications and Practice
Vol 19, No 8 (2011)
http://journals.sfu.ca/ijietap/index.php/ijie/issue/view/44



Application of ranking method in evaluation of engineering investment projects
Dragan Lj Milanovic, Dragan D Milanovic, Mirjana Z Misita
International Journal of Industrial Engineering: Theory, Applications and Practice
Vol 17, No 4 (2010)
http://journals.sfu.ca/ijietap/index.php/ijie/issue/view/27

MAKING PRODUCT CUSTOMIZATION PROFITABLE
Niels Henrik Mortensen, Lars Hvam, Anders Haug, Per Boelskifte, Christian Lindschou, Simon Frobenius
International Journal of Industrial Engineering: Theory, Applications and Practice
Vol 17, No 1 (2010)
http://journals.sfu.ca/ijietap/index.php/ijie/issue/view/22

 Production Economics

 Engineering Ergonomics

 Systems Dynamics and Modelling

 Simulation

  Lean Systems - Waste Elimination Practices of Toyota Production System 

New IE Methods proposed by Shigeo Shingo (SMED, Poka Yoke, Zero Breakdowns and Defects, 7 Waste Model)




Pacemaker, Bottleneck and Order Decoupling Point in Lean Production Systems
Ibon Serrano, Rodolfo de Castro, Ainhoa Goienetxea
International Journal of Industrial Engineering: Theory, Applications and Practice
Vol 16, No 4 (2009)
http://journals.sfu.ca/ijietap/index.php/ijie/issue/view/19


Efficacy of Lean Metrics in Evaluating the Performance of Manufacturing Systems PDF
Mohammed Khadem, Sk Ahad Ali, Hamid Seifoddini
International Journal of Industrial Engineering: Theory, Applications and Practice
Vol 15, No 2 (2008)
http://journals.sfu.ca/ijietap/index.php/ijie/issue/view/12

Application of Industrial Engineering in Technical Processes

 Product Design Processes



OBSERVED BENEFITS FROM PRODUCT CONFIGURATION SYSTEMS
Lars Hvam, Anders Haug, Niels Henrik Mortensen, Christian Thuesen
International Journal of Industrial Engineering: Theory, Applications and Practice
Vol 20, No 5 - 6 (2013)
http://journals.sfu.ca/ijietap/index.php/ijie/issue/view/68



PRODUCT PLATFORM SCREENING AT LEGO
Niels Henrik Mortensen, Thomas Steen Jensen, Ole Fiil Nielsen
International Journal of Industrial Engineering: Theory, Applications and Practice
Vol 19, No 11 (2011)
http://journals.sfu.ca/ijietap/index.php/ijie/issue/view/64



A Framework of Integrated Recyclability Tools For Automobile Design
Novita Sakundarini
International Journal of Industrial Engineering: Theory, Applications and Practice
Vol 19, No 10 (2011)
http://journals.sfu.ca/ijietap/index.php/ijie/issue/view/60

A FRAMEWORK FOR THE ADOPTION OF RAPID PROTOTYPING FOR SMEs: FROM STRATEGIC TO OPERATIONAL
Ayyaz Ahmad
International Journal of Industrial Engineering: Theory, Applications and Practice
Vol 19, No 3 (2012)
http://journals.sfu.ca/ijietap/index.php/ijie/issue/view/53


Internet User Research in Product Development: rapid and low cost initial research for Information
Aruna Shekar
International Journal of Industrial Engineering: Theory, Applications and Practice
Vol 19, No 1 (2012)
http://journals.sfu.ca/ijietap/index.php/ijie/issue/view/51



IMPROVING DECISION MAKING IN THE EARLY PHASES OF CONFIGURATION PROJECTS
Niels Henrik Mortensen, Ulf Harlou, Lars Hvam, Anders Haug
International Journal of Industrial Engineering: Theory, Applications and Practice
Vol 19, No 9 (2011)
http://journals.sfu.ca/ijietap/index.php/ijie/issue/view/45

The Optimal Cost Estimating for Improvement of Product Design
Hongchul Lee, Jaemyung Lee
International Journal of Industrial Engineering: Theory, Applications and Practice
Vol 19, No 5 (2011)
http://journals.sfu.ca/ijietap/index.php/ijie/issue/view/32


FACILITATING DESIGN FOR ASSEMBLY THROUGH THE ADOPTION OF A PROACTIVE DESIGN METHODOLOGY
Anoop Arun Desai, Anil Mital
IMPROVING MAINTAINABILITY OF PRODUCTS THROUGH THE ADOPTION OF A COMPREHENSIVE DfX METHODOLOGY
Anoop Arun Desai, Anil Mital
International Journal of Industrial Engineering: Theory, Applications and Practice
Vol 17, No 2 (2010)
http://journals.sfu.ca/ijietap/index.php/ijie/issue/view/23

Product Modularization Considering Cost and Manufacturability of Modules PDF
Bimal Nepal, Leslie Monplaisir, Nanua Singh, Attila Yaprak
International Journal of Industrial Engineering: Theory, Applications and Practice
Vol 15, No 2 (2008)
http://journals.sfu.ca/ijietap/index.php/ijie/issue/view/12



 Manufacturing Systems


DESIGN AND IMPLEMENTATION OF LEAN FACILITY LAYOUT SYSTEM OF A PRODUCTION LINE
Zhenyuan Jia, Xiaohong LU, Wei Wang, Defeng Jia
International Journal of Industrial Engineering: Theory, Applications and Practice
Vol 20, No 7 - 8 (2013)
http://journals.sfu.ca/ijietap/index.php/ijie/issue/view/69


A Methodology of Collaborative Performance Measurement for Manufacturing Collaboration
Jae-Yoon Jung, Jinsung Lee, Jihwan Jung, Sang-Kuk Kim, Dongmin Shin
International Journal of Industrial Engineering: Theory, Applications and Practice
Vol 19, No 3 (2012)
http://journals.sfu.ca/ijietap/index.php/ijie/issue/view/53



SIMULATION, MODELING AND AVAILABILITY ANALYSIS OF SOLE LASTING UNIT IN SHOE MAKING INDUSTRY
Vikas Modgil
International Journal of Industrial Engineering: Theory, Applications and Practice
Vol 19, No 2 (2012)
http://journals.sfu.ca/ijietap/index.php/ijie/issue/view/63


AN INVESTIGATION OF INTERNAL LOGISTICS OF A LEAN BUS ASSEMBLY SYSTEM VIA SIMULATION: A CASE STUDY
Aric Johnson
International Journal of Industrial Engineering: Theory, Applications and Practice
Vol 19, No 1 (2012)
http://journals.sfu.ca/ijietap/index.php/ijie/issue/view/51

ADVANCED MACHINE TOOLS: HOW BEST TO TRAIN OPERATORS
Rama Thummalapalli, Vineeth R Yeddula, Vijaya K Musunuru, Erick C Jones, Ram Bishu
International Journal of Industrial Engineering: Theory, Applications and Practice
Vol 19, No 12 (2011)
http://journals.sfu.ca/ijietap/index.php/ijie/issue/view/48


OPTIMIZATION OF MACHINING PARAMETERS FOR TURNING AL-SIC (10P) MMC USING TAGUCHI GREY RELATIONAL ANALYSIS
Ramanujam Radhakrishnan, Raju Ramasamy, Nambi Muthukrishnan
International Journal of Industrial Engineering: Theory, Applications and Practice
Vol 19, No 11 (2011)
http://journals.sfu.ca/ijietap/index.php/ijie/issue/view/47



Improvement of process capability through Six Sigma and Robust Design-Case study of an Indian steel Industry
Dr. Yadavalli Basavaraj
International Journal of Industrial Engineering: Theory, Applications and Practice
Vol 19, No 9 (2011)
http://journals.sfu.ca/ijietap/index.php/ijie/issue/view/45


Product Family Formation for Reconfigurable Manufacturing using a Bi-criterion Evolutionary Algorithm
Laxmi Narayan Pattanaik, Vikas Kumar
International Journal of Industrial Engineering: Theory, Applications and Practice
Vol 19, No 9 (2011)
http://journals.sfu.ca/ijietap/index.php/ijie/issue/view/45

A Simulation Approach to Improve Assembly Line Performance
BERNARDO VILLARREAL, Maria Roble Alanis
International Journal of Industrial Engineering: Theory, Applications and Practice
Vol 19, No 6 (2011)
http://journals.sfu.ca/ijietap/index.php/ijie/issue/view/33

Design and implementation of Lean Facility Layout System of a Production Line PDF
Xiaohong Lu, Zhenyuan Jia, Jiangyuan Yang, Huifang Liu
International Journal of Industrial Engineering: Theory, Applications and Practice
Vol 19, No 5 (2011)
http://journals.sfu.ca/ijietap/index.php/ijie/issue/view/32


A METHODOLOGY FOR ANALYSIS OF MANUFACTURING OPERATIONS DUE TO COMPLEXITY
Ali Kamrani
International Journal of Industrial Engineering: Theory, Applications and Practice
Vol 19, No 2 (2011)
http://journals.sfu.ca/ijietap/index.php/ijie/issue/view/29


MATHEMATICAL MODELLING AND SIMULATION OF WORKING OF AN ENTERPRIZE MANUFACTURING ELECTRIC MOTORS
Vivek Hari Tatwawadi, Jayant Pandurang Modak, Suresh Chilbule
International Journal of Industrial Engineering: Theory, Applications and Practice
Vol 17, No 4 (2010)
http://journals.sfu.ca/ijietap/index.php/ijie/issue/view/27



Critical equipments decision support system for process layout environment: a case of wafer FAB
Cheng-Wen Chang, David Ming-Huang Chiang, Yen-Chang Chang, Nian-Ze Hu
International Journal of Industrial Engineering: Theory, Applications and Practice
Vol 17, No 3 (2010)

A WAVELET-BASED VARIABLE CONTROL PROCEDURE FOR DETECTING PROCESS MEAN SHIFT
Chien-Chih Wang, Wei-Min Wen
DECIDING OPTIMAL SPECIFICATION LIMITS AND PROCESS ADJUSTMENTS UNDER QUALITY LOSS FUNCTION AND PROCESS CAPABILITY INDICES
Shih-Chou Kao
International Journal of Industrial Engineering: Theory, Applications and Practice
Vol 17, No 3 (2010)
http://journals.sfu.ca/ijietap/index.php/ijie/issue/view/25




Scrap Reduction By Using Total Quality Management Tools PDF
Sanjay Kumar, S.S Mantha, Arun Kumar
International Journal of Industrial Engineering: Theory, Applications and Practice
Vol 16, No 4 (2009)
http://journals.sfu.ca/ijietap/index.php/ijie/issue/view/19




MONITORING OF THE STENCIL PRINTING PROCESS USING A MODIFIED REGRESSION RESIDUAL CONTROL CHART: AN EMPIRICAL STUDY PDF
Tsung-Nan Tsai, Long-Hui Chen
International Journal of Industrial Engineering: Theory, Applications and Practice
Vol 16, No 4 (2009)
http://journals.sfu.ca/ijietap/index.php/ijie/issue/view/19



PERFORMANCE ANALYSIS OF A MULTIPLE COMPONENT MANUFACTURING SUBSYSTEM OF A RUBBER TUBE PRODUCTION PLANT UNDER PREEMPTIVE RESUME PRIORITY REPAIR PDF
Atul Goyal, S.K Sharma, Pardeep Gupta
International Journal of Industrial Engineering: Theory, Applications and Practice
Vol 16, No 4 (2009)
http://journals.sfu.ca/ijietap/index.php/ijie/issue/view/19




Implementation of Six Sigma in a Manufacturing Process: A Case Study PDF
Adan Valles, Jaime Sanchez, Salvador Noriega, Berenice Gómez Nuñez
International Journal of Industrial Engineering: Theory, Applications and Practice
Vol 16, No 4 (2009)

Six Sigma Improvement Project for Automotive Speakers in an
Assembly Process
Adan Valles, Salvador Noriega, Jaime Sanchez, Erwin Martínez, and Jesús Salinas
International Journal of Industrial Engineering: Theory, Applications and Practice
Vol 16, No 3 (2009)
http://journals.sfu.ca/ijietap/index.php/ijie/article/view/264/107


Techno-Economic Analysis of Hybrid Layered Manufacturing
UT symposium 2005  paper
http://utwired.engr.utexas.edu/lff/symposium/proceedingsarchive/pubs/manuscripts/2005/2005-34-karunakaran.pdf
(A Presentation on HLM by Prof K.P. Karunakaran, IIT Bombay - https://csissaclay.files.wordpress.com/2013/07/aefa_2013_karunakaran.pdf)


COMPUTER BASED WELDING TRAINING SYSTEM PDF
Sakol Teeravarunyou, Bovornchok Poopatb
International Journal of Industrial Engineering: Theory, Applications and Practice
Vol 16, No 2 (2009)
http://journals.sfu.ca/ijietap/index.php/ijie/issue/view/17


A Comparative Study of the Three Predictive Tools for Forecasting a Transfer Line's Throughput PDF
Patrick A Hillberg, Sankar Sengupta, Robert P Van Til
International Journal of Industrial Engineering: Theory, Applications and Practice
Vol 16, No 1 (2009)
http://journals.sfu.ca/ijietap/index.php/ijie/issue/view/16

A Revised Version of Ant Colony Algorithm for One-Dimensional Cutting Stock Problem PDF
Kourosh Eshghi, Hasan Javanshir
International Journal of Industrial Engineering: Theory, Applications and Practice
Vol 15, No 4 (2008)
http://journals.sfu.ca/ijietap/index.php/ijie/issue/view/14


Electroplating Line Flexible Control using P-Time Petri Nets Modeling and Hoist Waiting Times Calculation
International Journal of Industrial Engineering: Theory, Applications and Practice
Vol 15, No 3 (2008)
http://journals.sfu.ca/ijietap/index.php/ijie/issue/view/13


Design of An Artificial Neural Network for Assembly Sequence Planning System PDF
Cem Sinanoglu
International Journal of Industrial Engineering: Theory, Applications and Practice
Vol 15, No 1 (2008)
http://journals.sfu.ca/ijietap/index.php/ijie/issue/view/11

Statistical Optimization of Process Variables In A Continuous Inkjet Process – A Case Study PDF
Salil Desai, Michael Lovell
International Journal of Industrial Engineering: Theory, Applications and Practice
Vol 15, No 1 (2008)
http://journals.sfu.ca/ijietap/index.php/ijie/issue/view/11







 Material Handling Systems



Material handling and Process Imprvement using Lean Manufacturing Principles
Tushar Kirtikumar Acharya
International Journal of Industrial Engineering: Theory, Applications and Practice
Vol 19, No 7 (2011)
http://journals.sfu.ca/ijietap/index.php/ijie/issue/view/43

 Quality and Inspection Systems


The Development of a Training Expert System for TFT-LCD Defects Inspection PDF
Jung-Jung Chang, Sheue-Ling Hwang, Chao-Hua Wen
International Journal of Industrial Engineering: Theory, Applications and Practice
Vol 16, No 1 (2009)
http://journals.sfu.ca/ijietap/index.php/ijie/issue/view/16

 Storage and Warehouse Systems

 Supply Chain Systems


A Study of Key Factors in the Introduction of RFID into Supply Chains through the Adaptive Structuration Theory
Mei Ying Wu, Chun Wei Ku
International Journal of Industrial Engineering: Theory, Applications and Practice
Vol 20, No 5 - 6 (2013)
http://journals.sfu.ca/ijietap/index.php/ijie/issue/view/68


Quantifying the Bullwhip Effect in a Seasonal Supply Chain with Stochastic Lead Time
Dong Won Cho, Young Hae Lee
International Journal of Industrial Engineering: Theory, Applications and Practice
Vol 20, No 1 - 2 (2013)
http://journals.sfu.ca/ijietap/index.php/ijie/issue/view/66



DISTRIBUTED OPERATIONS PLANNING IN THE LUMBER SUPPLY CHAIN: MODELS AND COORDINATION.
Jonathan Gaudreault, Pascal Forget, Jean-Marc Frayret, Alain Rousseau, Sebastien Lemieux, Sophie D'Amours
International Journal of Industrial Engineering: Theory, Applications and Practice
Vol 17, No 3 (2010)
http://journals.sfu.ca/ijietap/index.php/ijie/issue/view/25

SUPPLY NETWORK CONFIGURATION USING THE VALUE ENGINEERING BASED METHOD
International Journal of Industrial Engineering: Theory, Applications and Practice
Vol 17, No 1 (2010)
http://journals.sfu.ca/ijietap/index.php/ijie/issue/view/22


Modeling and Solving an Integrated Supply Chain System PDF
Minnie H Patel, Wenbin Wei, Yasser Dessouky, Zengbin Hao, Ronnaporn Pasakdee
International Journal of Industrial Engineering: Theory, Applications and Practice
Vol 16, No 1 (2009)
http://journals.sfu.ca/ijietap/index.php/ijie/issue/view/16



Modeling Supply Chain Diagnostics with Fuzzy Dynamic Bayesian Networks PDF
Han-Ying Kao, Chia-Hui Huang
International Journal of Industrial Engineering: Theory, Applications and Practice
Vol 15, No 3 (2008)
http://journals.sfu.ca/ijietap/index.php/ijie/issue/view/13

 Logistics Systems




OPERATION PLANNING FOR EMPTY CONTAINER REPOSITIONING
Yin Long, Loo Hay Lee, Ek Peng CHEW, Yi LUO, Jijun SHAO, Arpan SENGUTA, Selina M L Chua

A STRUCTURAL AND SEMANTIC APPROACH TO SIMILARITY MEASUREMENT OF LOGISTICS PROCESSES
Bernardo Nugroho Yahya, Hyerim Bae, Joonsoo Bae

COLLABORATION BASED RECONFIGURATION OF PACKAGE SERVICE NETWORK WITH MULTIPLE CONSOLIDATION TERMINALS
Hyunjeung Ko

INTRODUCING THE CONCEPT OF AUTONOMOUS AGENTS AS A TOOL TO ASSIST THE ANALYSIS OF THE COLLABORATION BETWEEN MANUFACTURED EXPORTERS AND MARITIME SHIPPERS
Vanina Macowski Durski Silva, Antonio G Novaes, Bernd Scholz-Reiter, Jakub Piotrowski

LOGISTICAL SERVICE PROVIDER TRIADIC RELATIONAL DYNAMICS
Paul Childerhouse

OPTIMAL PRICING AND GUARANTEED LEAD TIME WITH CONSIDERATION OF LATENESS PENALTIES
Chulung Lee
Planning for Selective Remarshaling in an Automated Container Terminal Using Coevolutionary Algorithms
Kiyeok Park, Taejin Park, Kwang Ryel Ryu

International Journal of Industrial Engineering: Theory, Applications and Practice
Vol 20, No 1 - 2 (2013)
http://journals.sfu.ca/ijietap/index.php/ijie/issue/view/66


Tracking and tracing of logistics networks: perspective of real-time business environment
AHM Shamsuzzoha, Petri Helo
International Journal of Industrial Engineering: Theory, Applications and Practice
Vol 19, No 3 (2012)
http://journals.sfu.ca/ijietap/index.php/ijie/issue/view/53


SIMULATION MODELING OF OUTBOUND LOGISTICS OF SUPPLY CHAIN: A CASE STUDY OF TELECOM COMPANY
Arvind Jayant, pardeep Gupta, Suresh Garg, Subhash Wadhwa
International Journal of Industrial Engineering: Theory, Applications and Practice
Vol 19, No 2 (2012)
http://journals.sfu.ca/ijietap/index.php/ijie/issue/view/63




DESIGN AND SIMULATION OF A LOGISTICS NETWORK FOR A TELECOM PRODUCTS SUPPLY APPLICATION: A CASE STUDY
Ming Zhou, Xu Chen
International Journal of Industrial Engineering: Theory, Applications and Practice
Vol 17, No 2 (2010)
http://journals.sfu.ca/ijietap/index.php/ijie/issue/view/23

 Information Systems



SYSTEM RELIABILITY WITH ROUTING SCHEME FOR A STOCHASTIC COMPUTER NETWORK UNDER ACCURACY RATE
Yi-Kuei Lin
International Journal of Industrial Engineering: Theory, Applications and Practice
Vol 20, No 5 - 6 (2013)
http://journals.sfu.ca/ijietap/index.php/ijie/issue/view/68


Improvement and Performance Evaluation of Uplink Packet Scheduling for Wireless Broadband Internet
Jang Hyun Baek, Kyung Hee Kim, Jin-Won Park
International Journal of Industrial Engineering: Theory, Applications and Practice
Vol 19, No 10 (2011)
http://journals.sfu.ca/ijietap/index.php/ijie/issue/view/46


VR-Based Robot Programming and Simulation System for an Industrial Robot PDF
Yap Hwa Jen, Zahari Taha, Lee Jer Vui 314-322
Web-Enabled Vision Guided Robotic Tracking Within the Framework of E-Manufacturing PDF
Yongjin Kwon

International Journal of Industrial Engineering: Theory, Applications and Practice
Vol 15, No 3 (2008)

 Pollution Control Systems

 Energy Engineering



INDUSTRY ENERGY EFFICIENCY ANALYSIS IN NORTHEAST BRAZIL: PROPOSAL OF METHODOLOGY AND CASE STUDIES
Miguel Melo, Luiz Bueno, Sergio Campello
International Journal of Industrial Engineering: Theory, Applications and Practice
Vol 19, No 11 (2011)
http://journals.sfu.ca/ijietap/index.php/ijie/issue/view/64

 Reliability Engineering and Maintenance


PRODUCT QUALITY-BASED METHODOLOGY FOR MACHINE FAILURE ANALYSIS AND PREDICTION
Hazem Smadi, Ali Kamrani
International Journal of Industrial Engineering: Theory, Applications and Practice
Vol 19, No 11 (2011)
http://journals.sfu.ca/ijietap/index.php/ijie/issue/view/47




IDENTIFICATION OF THE CRITICAL PHASES AND DECISION-MAKING CRITERIA FOR THE SHUTDOWN OF CHEMICAL PROCESSING PLANTS. CASE STUDIES: SOUTH AMERICA, SPAIN AND PORTUGAL.
Luis Jose Amendola, T. Depool, M. A. Artacho
International Journal of Industrial Engineering: Theory, Applications and Practice
Vol 17, No 3 (2010)
http://journals.sfu.ca/ijietap/index.php/ijie/issue/view/25



Determining the periodic maintenance interval for guaranteeing the availability of a system with a linearly increasing hazard rate: Industry Application PDF
Woohyun Kim, Suneung Ahn
International Journal of Industrial Engineering: Theory, Applications and Practice
Vol 16, No 2 (2009)
http://journals.sfu.ca/ijietap/index.php/ijie/issue/view/17


 Transport Systems




Hierarchical approach to Vehicle Routing and Scheduling
Kyoung C Kim, Ji U Sun, Shi W Lee
International Journal of Industrial Engineering: Theory, Applications and Practice
Vol 20, No 1 - 2 (2013)
http://journals.sfu.ca/ijietap/index.php/ijie/issue/view/66

TOTAL COST OF OWNERSHIP FOR RAILWAY ASSETS: A CASE STUDY ON BOXN
WAGONS OF INDIAN RAILWAYS
2004 conference paper
http://www.apiems.net/archive/apiems2004/pdf/apiems2004_8.5.pdf
(More conference papers are available on apiems.net site. Go through them)





Optimal Fleet Size, Delivery Routes, and Workforce Assignments for the Vehicle Routing Problem with Manual Materials Handling
Prachya Boonprasurt, Suebsak Nanthavanij
International Journal of Industrial Engineering: Theory, Applications and Practice
Vol 19, No 6 (2012)
http://journals.sfu.ca/ijietap/index.php/ijie/issue/view/56


Airspace Complexity Measurement: An Air Traffic Control Simulation Analysis PDF
Parimal H Kopardekar, Albert Schwartz, Sherri Magyarits, Jessica Rhodes
International Journal of Industrial Engineering: Theory, Applications and Practice
Vol 16, No 1 (2009)
http://journals.sfu.ca/ijietap/index.php/ijie/issue/view/16

Applications of Industrial Engineering in Business Processes


 Marketing and Selling Processes


ORDER PROCESS FLOW OF MASS CUSTOMIZATION BASED ON SIMILARITY EVALUATION
XU Xuanguo
International Journal of Industrial Engineering: Theory, Applications and Practice
Vol 20, No 5 - 6 (2013)
http://journals.sfu.ca/ijietap/index.php/ijie/issue/view/68



BIOBJECTIVE MODEL FOR REDESIGNING SALES TERRITORIES
Juan Gabriel Correa
International Journal of Industrial Engineering: Theory, Applications and Practice
Vol 19, No 10 (2012)
http://journals.sfu.ca/ijietap/index.php/ijie/issue/view/59



Cycle Time Improvement by a Six Sigma Project for the Increase of New Business Accounts PDF
Marcela White, Jorge Luis Garcia Alcaraz, Jesus Andres Hernandez, Jorge Meza Jimenez
International Journal of Industrial Engineering: Theory, Applications and Practice
Vol 16, No 4 (2009)
http://journals.sfu.ca/ijietap/index.php/ijie/issue/view/18

 Distribution

Delivery Management System Using the Clustering based Multiple Ant Colony Algorithm: Korean Home Appliance Delivery
taeho kim, Hongchul Lee
International Journal of Industrial Engineering: Theory, Applications and Practice
Vol 21, No 2 (2014)
http://journals.sfu.ca/ijietap/index.php/ijie/issue/view/73


AN APPLICATION OF CAPACITATED VEHICLE ROUTING PROBLEM TO REVERSE LOGISTICS OF DISPOSED FOOD WASTE
Hyunsoo Kim, Jun-Gyu Kang, Wonsob Kim
International Journal of Industrial Engineering: Theory, Applications and Practice
Vol 21, No 1 (2014)
http://journals.sfu.ca/ijietap/index.php/ijie/issue/view/72

HYBRID FLOW SHOP SCHEDULING PROBLEMS INVOLVING SETUP CONSIDERATIONS: A LITERATURE REVIEW AND ANALYSIS
Márcia de Fátima Morais, Moacir Godinho Filho, Thays Josyane Perassoli Boiko
International Journal of Industrial Engineering: Theory, Applications and Practice
Vol 20, No 11 - 12 (2013)
http://journals.sfu.ca/ijietap/index.php/ijie/issue/view/71



An Introduction to Distribution Operational Efficiency
Bernardo Villarreal, Fabiola Garza, Imelda Rosas, David Garcia
International Journal of Industrial Engineering: Theory, Applications and Practice
Vol 19, No 7 (2012)
http://journals.sfu.ca/ijietap/index.php/ijie/issue/view/57

 Accounting Processes

 Customer Service Processes

 Human Resource Recruitment Processes

 Purchase Processes


Industrial Engineering in Managerial Processes 

 Factory and Facilities Location


Factory Relocation of Global Manufacturing Enterprises: A Case Study
Jun-Der Leu, Yu-Tsung Huang
International Journal of Industrial Engineering: Theory, Applications and Practice
Vol 19, No 10 (2011)
http://journals.sfu.ca/ijietap/index.php/ijie/issue/view/46




An Efficient Heuristic Solution to the Single-Facility Euclidean Location Problem
Ching-Chung Kuo
International Journal of Industrial Engineering: Theory, Applications and Practice
Vol 17, No 2 (2010)
http://journals.sfu.ca/ijietap/index.php/ijie/issue/view/23

 Manpower Planning (Organization and Staffing Functions of Management)



A QUANTITATIVE PERFORMANCE EVALUATION MODEL BASED ON A JOB SATISFACTION-PERFORMANCE MATRIX AND APPLICATION IN A MANUFACTURING COMPANY
Adnan Aktepe, Suleyman Ersoz
International Journal of Industrial Engineering: Theory, Applications and Practice
Vol 19, No 6 (2012)
http://journals.sfu.ca/ijietap/index.php/ijie/issue/view/56


The optimal organization structure design problem in make-to-order enterprises
Jesus Alonso Mena, Chin-Sheng Chen
International Journal of Industrial Engineering: Theory, Applications and Practice
Vol 19, No 4 (2012)
http://journals.sfu.ca/ijietap/index.php/ijie/issue/view/54




Heuristic Approach to Workforce Scheduling with Combined Safety and Productivity Objective
Suebsak Nanthavanij, Sorawit Yaoyuenyong, Chawalit Jeenanunta
International Journal of Industrial Engineering: Theory, Applications and Practice
Vol 17, No 4 (2010)
http://journals.sfu.ca/ijietap/index.php/ijie/issue/view/27

 Inventory Control and Materials Planning (Inventory Management)



A CLASSIC AND EFFECTIVE APPROACH TO INVENTORY MANAGEMENT
José Angel López-Garces, Abraham Mendoza, Javier Masini-Aguilera
International Journal of Industrial Engineering: Theory, Applications and Practice
Vol 20, No 5 - 6 (2013)
http://journals.sfu.ca/ijietap/index.php/ijie/issue/view/68



THE OPERATION OF VENDING MACHINE SYSTEMS WITH STOCK-OUT-BASED, ONE-STAGE ITEM SUBSTITUTION
Yang-Byung Park, Sung-Joon Yoon
International Journal of Industrial Engineering: Theory, Applications and Practice
Vol 19, No 11 (2012)
http://journals.sfu.ca/ijietap/index.php/ijie/issue/view/64


AN EPQ PRODUCTION-INVENTORY MODEL WITH VARIABLE HOLDING COST
Hesham Alfares
International Journal of Industrial Engineering: Theory, Applications and Practice
Vol 19, No 5 (2012)
http://journals.sfu.ca/ijietap/index.php/ijie/issue/view/55



DEVELOPMENT AND APPLICATION OF A DECISION MODEL FOR THE INTEGRATED PRODUCTION AND MATERIAL PLANNING OF COLOR FILTER MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY: AN EMPIRICAL STUDY
Jun-Der Leu, Ta-Chun Wen, Kuei-Hu Chang
International Journal of Industrial Engineering: Theory, Applications and Practice
Vol 17, No 4 (2010)
http://journals.sfu.ca/ijietap/index.php/ijie/issue/view/27





MINIMIZATION OF WORK IN PROCESS INVENTORY IN HYBRID FLOW SHOP SCHEDULING USING FUZZY LOGIC
Sanjoy Kumar Paul, Abdullahil Azeem
International Journal of Industrial Engineering: Theory, Applications and Practice
Vol 17, No 2 (2010)
http://journals.sfu.ca/ijietap/index.php/ijie/issue/view/23

 Production Planning and Control (Production and Operations Management)


A HYBRID ELECTROMAGNETISM-LIKE ALGORITHM FOR A MIXED-MODEL ASSEMBLY LINE SEQUENCING PROBLEM
Hong-Sen Yan, Tian-Hua Jiang, Fu-Li Xiong
OPTIMAL JOB SCHEDULING OF A RAIL CRANE IN RAIL TERMINALS
Duy Vu Anh Nguyen, Won Young Yun
International Journal of Industrial Engineering: Theory, Applications and Practice
Vol 21, No 3 (2014)
http://journals.sfu.ca/ijietap/index.php/ijie/issue/view/74


A Combined Approach of Cycle Time Estimation in Mass Customization Enterprise
feng liang
International Journal of Industrial Engineering: Theory, Applications and Practice
Vol 20, No 9 - 10 (2013)
http://journals.sfu.ca/ijietap/index.php/ijie/issue/view/70




Parallel Kanban-ConWIP System for Batch Production in Electronics Assembly
Mei Yong Chong, Joshua Prakash, Suat Ling Ng, Razlina Ramli, Jeng Feng Chin
International Journal of Industrial Engineering: Theory, Applications and Practice
Vol 20, No 7 - 8 (2013)
http://journals.sfu.ca/ijietap/index.php/ijie/issue/view/69




Applying Genetic Local Search Algorithm to Solve the Job-Shop Scheduling Problem
Chuanjun Zhu
International Journal of Industrial Engineering: Theory, Applications and Practice
Vol 19, No 10 (2012)
http://journals.sfu.ca/ijietap/index.php/ijie/issue/view/59





PRODUCTION LEAD TIME VARIABILITY SIMULATION – INSIGHTS FROM A CASE STUDY
Gandolf R. Finke, Mahender Singh, Paul Schönsleben
International Journal of Industrial Engineering: Theory, Applications and Practice
Vol 19, No 5 (2012)
http://journals.sfu.ca/ijietap/index.php/ijie/issue/view/55


AN INTEGRATED UTILISATION, SCHEDULING AND LOT-SIZING ALGORITHM FOR PULL PRODUCTION
Olufemi Adewumi Babatunde Adetunji, Venkata Yadavalli
International Journal of Industrial Engineering: Theory, Applications and Practice
Vol 19, No 3 (2012)
http://journals.sfu.ca/ijietap/index.php/ijie/issue/view/53


GENETIC ALGORITHMS WITH A NEW REPAIR OPERATOR FOR ASSEMBLY JOB SHOP SCHEDULING
Fuji Wang, Zhenyuan Jia, Wei Liu, Guokai Zhao
International Journal of Industrial Engineering: Theory, Applications and Practice
Vol 19, No 7 (2011)
http://journals.sfu.ca/ijietap/index.php/ijie/issue/view/43

AGGREGATE PRODUCTION PLANNING WITH FUZZY DEMAND AND VARIABLE SYSTEM CAPACITY BASED ON TOC MEASURES PDF
Busaba Phruksaphanrat, Ario Ohsato, Pisal Yenradee
International Journal of Industrial Engineering: Theory, Applications and Practice
Vol 19, No 5 (2011)
http://journals.sfu.ca/ijietap/index.php/ijie/issue/view/32

Shop-Floor Control For Batch Operations With Time Constraints In Wafer Fabrication
Ying-Mei Tu, Hsin-Nan Chen, Tsai-Feng Liu
International Journal of Industrial Engineering: Theory, Applications and Practice
Vol 17, No 2 (2010)
http://journals.sfu.ca/ijietap/index.php/ijie/issue/view/23

An Aggregate Production Planning Strategy Selection Methodology based on Linear Physical Programming PDF
Bahadır Gulsun, Gulfem Tuzkaya, Umut R Tuzkaya, Semih Onut 135-146

Strategic Paradigms for Manufacturing Management (Spmm): Key Elements and Conceptual Model PDF
Moacir Godinho Filho, Flavio Cesar Faria Fernandes
International Journal of Industrial Engineering: Theory, Applications and Practice
Vol 16, No 2 (2009)
http://journals.sfu.ca/ijietap/index.php/ijie/issue/view/17

Heuristic Genetic Algorithm for Workforce Scheduling with Minimum Total Worker-Location Changeover PDF
Krisada Asawarungsaengkul, Suebsak Nanthavanij
International Journal of Industrial Engineering: Theory, Applications and Practice
Vol 15, No 4 (2008)
http://journals.sfu.ca/ijietap/index.php/ijie/issue/view/14

Assessing the Availability and Allocation of Production Capacity in a Fabrication Facility Through Simulation Modeling: A Case Study
J. H Marvel, M. A Schaub, G. R Weckman
International Journal of Industrial Engineering: Theory, Applications and Practice
Vol 15, No 2 (2008)
http://journals.sfu.ca/ijietap/index.php/ijie/issue/view/12

A Hit-Rate Based Dispatching Rule For Semiconductor Manufacturing PDF
Muh-Cherng Wu, Ting-Uao Hung
International Journal of Industrial Engineering: Theory, Applications and Practice
Vol 15, No 1 (2008)
http://journals.sfu.ca/ijietap/index.php/ijie/issue/view/11

 Project Planning and Control (Project Management)


A GENETIC ALGORITHM APPROACH FOR OPTIMIZING CHEMICAL TOWER CONSTRUCTION PROJECT SCHEDULING WITH DYNAMIC RESOURCES CONSTRAINTS
Hsian-Jong Hsiau, Chun-Wei R.Lin
International Journal of Industrial Engineering: Theory, Applications and Practice
Vol 17, No 2 (2010)
http://journals.sfu.ca/ijietap/index.php/ijie/issue/view/23 

 Budgeting and Budgetary Control  (Cost  Management)

 Maintenance Planning and Control (Maintenance Management)

A mechanism for linking user’s operational requirements with reliability and maintenance
schedule for machine tool
M.S. Kulkarni, IIT Delhi
http://web.iitd.ac.in/~mskulkarni/Papers/Bhupesh/BL_2010_IJRS.pdf


  Supply Management (Supplier Selection and Evaluation)



A Supplier Selection Method Using AR- DEA and Fuzzy VIKOR
Ali Mohaghar, Mohammad Reza Fathi, Abdol Hossein Jafarzadeh
International Journal of Industrial Engineering: Theory, Applications and Practice
Vol 20, No 5 - 6 (2013)

A SUPPLIER DISCOVERY FRAMEWORK FOR EFFECTIVE AND EFFICIENT CONFIGURATION OF A SUPPLY CHAIN
Choonghyun Lee, Young Hoon Lee, Buhwan Jeong, Hyunbo Cho
International Journal of Industrial Engineering: Theory, Applications and Practice
Vol 19, No 3 (2011)
http://journals.sfu.ca/ijietap/index.php/ijie/issue/view/30


Simulated Annealing for Solving Piecewise Linear Supplier Selection Problem Considering Quantity Discounts PDF
N. Arunkumar, L. Karunamoorthy, N. Uma Makeshwaraa
International Journal of Industrial Engineering: Theory, Applications and Practice
Vol 15, No 2 (2008)
http://journals.sfu.ca/ijietap/index.php/ijie/issue/view/12

A Three-Phase Multicriteria Method to the Supplier Selection Problem PDF
Abraham Mendoza, E Santiago, A Ravi Ravindran
International Journal of Industrial Engineering: Theory, Applications and Practice
Vol 15, No 2 (2008)
http://journals.sfu.ca/ijietap/index.php/ijie/issue/view/12

Industrial Engineering and Technology Management Interface



 Industrial Engineering Evaluation of New Technologies
 Optimization of New Technologies
 Six Sigma Studies of New Technologies
 Engineering Economy Analysis of New Technologies
 Technology Adoption - Role of Industial Engineering in Adopting Companies


Industrial Engineering in Service Industries

 Health Care



Adopting the Healthcare Failure Mode and Effect Analysis to Improve the Blood Transfusion Processes
Chao-Ton Su, Chia-Jen Chou, Sheng-Hui Hung, Pa-Chun Wang
International Journal of Industrial Engineering: Theory, Applications and Practice
Vol 19, No 8 (2012)
http://journals.sfu.ca/ijietap/index.php/ijie/issue/view/58

 Oil,Gas, Water, Power  Distribution



A MULTI-HIERARCHY GREY RELATIONAL ANALYSIS MODEL FOR NATURAL GAS PIPELINE OPERATION SCHEMES COMPREHENSIVE EVALUATION
Changjun Li, Wenlong Jia, Enbin Liu, Xia Wu
International Journal of Industrial Engineering: Theory, Applications and Practice
Vol 19, No 6 (2012)
http://journals.sfu.ca/ijietap/index.php/ijie/issue/view/56

 Hospitality

 Education

 Government Services

 Banking, Insurance and Other Financial Services

 Telecommunications Networks



Capacity Planning In a Telecommunications Network: A Case Study PDF
Carlos Alberto Alvarez Herrera, Deniz Özdemir, Mauricio Cabrera-Ríos
International Journal of Industrial Engineering: Theory, Applications and Practice
Vol 16, No 2 (2009)
http://journals.sfu.ca/ijietap/index.php/ijie/issue/view/17