Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Industrial Engineering - Research Themes

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

“The use of Target Costing and Value Engineering at ALSTOM Company”, 2010 Degree Report

Optimal Selection of Alternatives: Application of Grey Theory to Value Engineering, 2013

 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

Productivity improvement in shoe making industry By using method study
Parthiban.P, , Raju.R
IOSR Journal of Mechanical and Civil Engineering (IOSR-JMCE), 2012

 Motion Economy Studies

 Work Measurement
 Facility Location and Layout Design
 Engineering Optimization
 Applied Operation Research / Optimization
 Applied Statistics
 Six Sigma
    Combining Lean, Six Sigma, and the Theory of Constraints to Achieve Breakthrough Performance
     A Velocity White Paper from Goldratt Institute, 2009
 Engineering Economics
 Production Economics
 Engineering Ergonomics
 Systems Dynamics and Modelling
 Simulation

Application of Industrial Engineering in Technical Processes

 Manufacturing Systems
 Material Handling Systems
 Quality and Inspection Systems
 Storage and Warehouse Systems
 Supply Chain Systems
 Logistics Systems
 Information Systems
 Pollution Control Systems
 Energy Engineering
 Reliability Engineering and Maintenance

Applications of Industrial Engineering in Business Processes

 Marketing and Selling Processes
 Accounting Processes
 Customer Service Processes
 Human Resource Recruitment Processes
 Purchase Processes
Industrial Engineering & Managerial Effectiveness
 Manpower Planning
 Inventory Control and Materials Planning
 Production Planning and Control
 Project Planning and Control
 Budgeting and Budgetary Control

Technology & Innovation Management

 Economics of Innovation
 Design based innovation models
 Technology and Product Road-maps
 Technology Nurturing & Incubation
 High Technology Marketing and Product Acceptance
Decision Support Systems in Technology Management
 Technology Development - Outsourcing vs. internal
 R&D/ Project management
 Technology acquisition and Transfer models
 Energy technologies - scenarios and acceptance models

Industrial Engineering and Technology Management
 Models of New Product Development
 Technology Portfolio Management
 S Curves and Technology Life cycle
 Technology Forecasting
 Diffusion and Adoption of Technologies

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Human Effort Engineering - Bulletin Board

Industrial Engineering is Human Effort Engineering and System Efficiency Engineering


October 2014
Ikea creates a push button sit - stand work facilitating desk
Bekant ergonomic products from IKEA


Time and Motion Study of Visian ICL
by Erik Mertens, MD, FEBOphth A time and motion study of the Visian ICL, conducted by Erik L. Mertens, MD, FEBOphth, showed that the Visian ICL Preloaded saves 12 surgical steps; whereas implantation of the nonpreloaded Visian ICLs required 23 steps, the preloaded model required only 11.

Time and Motion Study Guidelines by Philippines Government - 2013

The Textbook "Motion and Time Study" by R.L. Barnes can be a good foundation book for Human Effort Engineering

ILO in collaboration with International Ergonomics Association has brought a full book on Ergonomic Check Points

Blacksmith Practice - War Education Manual

Proposed design of workstation for rural blacksmith
Paper published 2011

Application of Time and Motion Study in PhotoFrame Production
2007 case study

Analysing assembly processes using virtual reality

A manual of Time and Motion Study - a practical guide to the measurement of human endeavour in industry and to the development of productive efficiency
by W. Hendry
Download full book from

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Above entry is from India digital library

Time and Motion Studies to aid Rural employment scheme in India

Taxonomy of Human Performance
First year report of a five year project

There are number of articles on human performance requirements in Google search.
I prepared one today. Human Performance Requirements and Human Effort Engineering Design Requirements

Software for Motion Economy

Generating Economic Motion Plans for Manual Operations - Masters Thesis (Computer Engineering)


Mr. Jisnu Basu, Workshop, Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics, Mr. Bijan Sarkar, Production Engineering Dept., and Mr. Ardhendu Bhattacharyya, Mechanical Engineering Dept. of Jadavpur University, authored a paper "Change in Occupational Dynamics due to Technology Upgradation: A Study in a Cigarette Factory in Eastern India" in Udyog Pragati, October-December 2009. The paper discusses psychological workstation dimenions. Engineers are discussing behavioral aspects related to workstations.
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Value Engineering - Bulletin - Information Board

October 2014
Value Engineering of Bicycle
Imported bicycle from a low cost source - China costs $1,200.
A new design to cost only $250 in Netherlands

June 2012
Value Engineering case studies - Chougule and Kallurkar
May 2012
Case studies of knob, Hand wheel, bearing assembly, dial bracket, recorder gear used in universal testing machine

May 2012

VE prize entry - Columbia river crossing value engineering study

Series Rating Circuit Breakers in Panel Boards - Value Engineering Opportunity|Series-Rating|generic
White paper from GE

Magnesium has value engineering applications where weight reduction is the objective

Alaska Class Ferry - Preliminary Value Analysis Study

VE Study for Closing Waste Packages for containing TAD Canisters

Using Lean Ideas in VE projects
Surface Water Study

January 2012

S Stock Value Engineering - Presentation - London Underground Railway

Value engineering proposal for a fuel additive

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Productivity and IE in Fertilizer Manufacturing

Improving Productivity of Ammonia and Urea Plants
of Gadepan Units of Chambal Fertilisers and Chemicals Ltd. India

Improvement of Energy Efficiency in India

Samsung Engineering is engaged by Ruwais Fertilizer Industries (FERTIL), a subsidiary of Abu Dhabi National Oil Company, to develop the new fertilizer plant. To deliver an integrated process control system for FERTIL-2, a new fertilizer plant being built near Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates, Samsung selected  Honeywell’s Experion® Process Knowledge System (PKS) and Safety Manager to fully automate the facility and increase output for ammonia and urea used in fertilizer production by up to 50%.

IC Controls is committed towards a  sustainable outlook for the fertilizer industry.

Precise water quality monitoring and measurement ensures improved productivity and efficiency of your process.
IC Controls wants to ensure that your manufacturing process is efficient and productive. Our products can
increase your production, improve your appearance to stakeholders, and minimize your impact on the environment. Your manufacturing process will be promoted as safe, responsible, and sustainable.

Energy Efficiency in Fertiliser production and use

India’s Fertilizer Industry: Productivity and Energy Efficiency

Energy Efficiency Improvement Projects in Indian Fertilizer Plants
June 1995
USAID Project

Productivity and Industrial Engineering in Plastics - Material, Resin and Product Manufacturing

North American Industry Classification System

3261 Plastics Product Manufacturing

    Productivity and IE in Plastics Bottle Manufacturing

    Productivity and IE in Plastics Pipe and Pipe Fitting Manufacturing

Productivity Improvement in Plastic Injection Moulding at Gmax Auto Ltd., India

Yudo Hot Runner India has designed, developed and installed automatic production lines for the Bawal (NCR Area) based Gmax Auto Ltd, which supplies high-end solution to Hero Group for all plastics parts for its two wheelers. This new plant solution is designed to increase productivity and reduce the running cost of the plant in terms of electric power consumption, manpower reduction through automated lines and decreased use of space.

Some of the key highlights of this plant are:

Automatic production lines for the plastic parts
Operator free machines, no operator is required on the machine
Redeced Space usage
Energy-efficient electric injection machines
Automatic takeout robots: High speed, high efficiency, collision-free robot
Specially designed chiller using special refrigerant. Latest technology used in pipe line to arrest temperature drop. It saves more than 30% electric power
Delicately designed heating and cooling units to ensure perfect quality
Mass storage silos with load cell to handle raw material efficiently and minimum handling with minimum man power; high efficient thrust loading; and easy access of the stored resin
Matrix based automatic centralised feeding system with SS304 piping to ensure to meet all the requirement of different machines
Efficient drying to ensure quality and dosing unit to ensure correct feeding and mixing
PC base supervisions installed for feeding system and chiller
High speed robots integrates with all machines to ensure optimum cycle time
Specially designed conveyors to control the movement of finished goods
Traffic controlled conveyors to ensure smooth movement of all products

Yudo together with Gmax team  designed the plant. Using the new plant, Gmax is producing approximately 30% more parts with same number of machines compared to other plants in India with very less manpower and also it is saving 30% in electric power cost.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Design to Cost - Jack V. Michaels and Willaim P. Wood - Book Information

Google Book Link

1989 John Wiley & Sons

Table of Contents
Getting Started.

Defining Activities and Responsibilites.

Designing for Inherently Low Cost.

Choosing Business Strategies.

Estimating and Controlling Costs.

Remembering History.



Tuesday, October 7, 2014

The Principles of Scientific Management - Reassessment after 100 Years in 2011

Scientific management was published in 1911.
Principles of Industrial Engineering by Going also was published in 1911

Relevance of The Principles of Scientific Management 100 Years Later

Special Issue of
Journal of Business and Management – Vol. 17, No. 1, 2011

Papers Included

Frederick Winslow Taylor: Reflections on the Relevance of  The Principles of Scientific Management 100 Years Later
Cristina M. Giannantonio, Amy E. Hurley-Hanson

The Centennial of Frederick W. Taylor’s The Principles of Scientific Management: A Retrospective Commentary
Daniel A. Wren

Taylor is Dead, Hurray Taylor! The “human factor” in Scientific Management: Between Ethics, Scientific Psychology and Common Sense
Riccardo Giorgio Zuffo

The Debate Goes On!  A Graphic Portrayal Of The Sinclair-Taylor Editorial Dialogue
Jeremy C. Short

Citing Taylor: Tracing Taylorism’s Technical and Sociotechnical Duality through Latent Semantic Analysis
Nicholas Evangelopoulos

Taylor’s Unsung Contribution: Making Interchangeable Parts Practical
John Paxton

Scientific Entrepreneurial Management: Bricolage, Bootstrapping, and the Quest for Efficiencies
Manjula S. Salimath, Raymond J. Jones III

Frederick W. Taylor’s Presence in 21st Century Management Accounting Systems and Work Process Theories
Marie G. Kulesza, Pamela Q. Weaver, Sheldon Friedman

The Scientific Management of Information Overload
Linda L. Brennan

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