Monday, January 19, 2015

Engineering Branches and Related Industrial Engineering Articles

Industrial Engineering is redesign of products and processes to increase efficiency efficiency, and productivity and reduce cost. It is applicable in all branches of engineering. Industrial engineering techniques have to taught in all branches of engineering in diploma as well as degree courses. Industrial engineering is used in various branches of engineering in unplanned or informal or exploratory ways. A formal policy of providing specialization to industrial engineering students in various branches of engineering needs to be implemented to produce industrial engineers with skills to do effective jobs in specific branches and also to motivate managers in industries related to that branch of engineering to employ industrial engineers with specialization in that branch.

Agriculture Engineering

An Industrial Engineer Looks at Agriculture

Peter M. Strang
The Journal of Land & Public Utility Economics
Vol. 10, No. 3 (Aug., 1934), pp. 268-274
Published by: University of Wisconsin Press
Article Stable URL:

Design Process of a Low Cost Tractor

Christina Popa, and Dorina Ionescu
Christina. Popa is with Department of Mechanical and Industrial
Engineering, Technology University of Johannesburg, Doornfontein,
Johannesburg 2028
International Journal of Mining, Metallurgy & Mechanical Engineering (IJMMME) Volume 2, Issue 2 (2014) ISSN 2320–4060 (Online)


Enzymatic corn wet milling: engineering process and cost model

Edna C Ramírez (1), David B Johnston, Andrew J McAloon and Vijay Singh
1 United States Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Services, Eastern Regional Research Center, 600 East Mermaid Lane, Wyndmoor, PA 19038, USA
Biotechnology for Biofuels 2009, 2:2  doi:10.1186/1754-6834-2-2
Published: 21 January 2009

Implementing Cost Reduction Strategies for Human Antibody (HuMab) Manufacturing Processes

Chemical Engineering

Optimization Methods for Engineers

N.V.S. Raju

Process Intensification - Optimization of  capital, energy, environmental and safety benefits by radical reduction in the physical size of the plant. 

Process intensification in the chemical process industry is very recent subject in the field of chemical engineering. The concept is hardly a decade old. The aim of intensification is to optimize capital, energy, environmental and safety benefits by radical reduction in the physical size of the plant.

There is some discussion as to the meaning of dramatic improvement,  Prof. Colin Ramshaw, of University of New Castle, a pioneer of this concept, talks of 100 times reduction in equipment  volume, however many would be happy with volume decrease by half or more. But Prof Ramshaw’s assertion is  a very achievable target  for some operations.

Civil Engineering

New guidance to reduce cost of construction projects

The government has launched draft guidance to help embed best practice in the procurement of public sector construction projects, Minister for Civil Society Nick Hurd has announced today.

The Government Construction Strategy sets out to achieve savings in construction procurement of up to 20% by streamlining processes. In doing so, the government has taken the lead by implementing innovative procurement models such as Two Stage Open Book, Integrated Project Insurance and Cost Led Procurement. These models offer considerable potential to reduce the cost of public sector construction projects, as well as contributing to reduced risk, greater innovation and improved relationships throughout the supply chain.
From:Cabinet Office, Nick Hurd MP and Efficiency and Reform Group First published:29 January 2014

Cost Control, Monitoring and Accounting for Construction Contractors,_Monitoring,_and_Accounting.html

Computer Science and Engineering, Information Technology

Dynamic Value Engineering Method Optimizing the Risk on Real Time Operating System

Prashant Kumar Patra, Padma Lochan Pradhan
The value engineering is the high utilization of System Product (i.e. Processor, Memory & Encryption key), Services, Business and Resources at minimal cost.
 The high end operating system providing highest services at optimal cost & time. The value engineering provides the maximum performance, accountability, reliability, integrity and availability of processor, memory, encryption key and other inter dependency sub-components.
Indonesian Journal of Electrical Engineering and Informatics (IJEEI)

Value-engineering change proposals for the consolidated automated support system (CASS):
Smith, R.S. ; Lockheed Martin, Orlando, FL, USA ; Vahey, W.
These changes have the potential to save more than $140 million in CASS program life-cycle costs as a result of lower unit costs, greater reliability, and reduced logistic support costs. By increasing system performance and saving additional space for future technology insertion, these upgrades will enable CASS to test a wide range of weapon system technology well into the next century.

Value Addition of Computer Work Station Manufactured in Furniture Industry by using
Value Engineering Concept
International Journal of Engineering Trends and Technology (IJETT) - Volume4 Issue7- July 2013
ISSN: 2231-5381 Page 2846

Electrical Engineering

Electronics Engineering

Radar Value Engineering

Environmental Engineering

Instrumentation Engineering

Mechanical Engineering
  Automobile Engineering
      Industrial Engineering and Production Technology Improvement in Toyota
  Machine Tool Engineering
  Heat Engines - IC Engines
  Hydraulic Machines

Metallurgical Engineering

Telecommunications Engineering

Textile Engineering

Saturday, January 17, 2015

January - Industrial Engineering Knowledge Revision Plan

                              Father of Industrial Engineering

                                        Frederick Taylor

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IE knowledge revision plan was started last year. It was created only for four or five months. This year, plan will be made for all the 12 months. In the revision essential subjects and chapters from management will also be included along with industrial engineering techniques. Knowledge of management techniques should help industrial engineering professionals to know the importance of industrial engineering in management practice as a basic discipline and functional areas of management, to manage implementation of IE projects and IE departments and to take up line management careers at some point in their career on the way to become CEOs of the organizations.

The basic plan of the revision is that 40 articles at the rate of 2 articles per working day are to be read. That gives the flexibility to read them during the week end also it on any working day reading is skipped. The article may take around 10 minutes. Therefore on article in the morning session and one article in the evening session can be read. The basic purpose is to refresh the already known knowledge. New knowledge is provided as subject updates in different articles one for each subject included in the revision.

In the month of January 2015, the revision is planned to start from 19 January Monday providing for a good year end break.

Management theory clearly states that effectiveness and efficiency are two important or prime dimensions of management performance. Industrial engineering has its prime focus on efficiency and thus it provides managers with efficiency related services and makes sure that efficiency or productivity is high in organizations. In the course of pursing industrial engineering practice, some IEs may shift to full management roles if they make efforts in the meanwhile to learn additional knowledge and skills. Becoming a full manager can be a natural career progression for industrial engineers apart from becoming senior industrial engineers and growing up in the industrial engineering department up to chief industrial engineering officer of the company (CIEO).

January 3rd Week  19th to 23rd 2015

Development of Management Subject. Theory of Management developed over a long a period of time with periodic quantum jumps in thinking.
Scientific Management/Shop Management - F.W. Taylor Introduction

Industrial Management and General Management - Henri Fayol
Importance of Human Relations in Management - Elton Mayo and Rothelisberger (Insights from Psychology)

Organization as a Social Group (Insights of Sociologists)
Mathematical Models and Their Optimization

Control of Variation in Inputs and Outputs (Insights from Statistics)
Systems Approach in Management

Business Conceptualization (Insights from Economics, Engineering Economics, Managerial Economics, Industrial Economics)
Peter Drucker - Business Organization - Economic Function - Social Responsibility

January 4th Week   26 to 30th  2015

Global and Comparative Management
Management: Definition and Process

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

February - Industrial Engineering Knowledge Revision Plan

One Year Industrial Engineering Knowledge Revision Plan

January - February - March - April - May - June

July - August - September - October - November - December

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

Friday, January 16, 2015

Industrial Engineering - IIE Code of Ethics

IIE endorses the Canon of Ethics provided by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology.
The Fundamental Principles
Engineers uphold and advance the integrity, honor and dignity of the engineering profession by:
1. Using their knowledge and skill for the enhancement of human welfare;
2. Being honest and impartial, and serving with fidelity the public, their employers and clients;
3. Striving to increase the competence and prestige of the engineering profession; and
4. Supporting the professional and technical societies of their disciplines.
The Fundamental Canons
1. Engineers shall hold paramount the safety, health and welfare of the public in the performance of their professional duties.
2. Engineers shall perform services only in the areas of their competence.
3. Engineers shall issue public statements only in an objective and truthful manner.
4. Engineers shall act in professional matters for each employer or client as faithful agents or trustees, and shall avoid conflicts of interest.
5. Engineers shall build their professional reputation on the merit of their services and shall not compete unfairly with others.
6. Engineers shall associate only with reputable persons or organizations.
7. Engineers shall continue their professional development throughout their careers and shall provide opportunities for the professional development of those engineers under their supervision.
- Visit the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET)  site to learn more about the Code of Ethics.

Sunday, January 4, 2015

November - Industrial Engineering Knowledge Revision Plan

Productivity Management and Improvement Management

40 articles to be added to the months list

Total Productivity - Different Perspectives

Strategic  Total Productivity Optimization

Total Cost Industrial Engineering

Determinants of Productivity - Syverson - 2011

Don't be in a hurry - Productivity Improvement Requires Time - F.W. Taylor

One Year Industrial Engineering Knowledge Revision Plan

January - February - March - April - May - June

July - August - September - October - November - December

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

December - Industrial Engineering Knowledge Revision Plan

The articles are to be reduced to 20

Lean Innovating Enterprise

Leaning a company does not hinder research, development, design, commercialisation of new products and similar  innovation activities.

December  First Week (5 Days)

1. Can Lean Coexist with Innovation

Yes, Says Wharton Knowledge

2. Integrating lean enterprise - MIT Course overview

3. Fundamentals of Lean - MIT Courseware

4. Enterprise Principles - MIT Courseware

5. Value Creation Framework   -  MIT Courseware

6. Lean Manufacturing - MIT Courseware

7.  Enterprise Transition to Lean - Road Map -  MIT Courseware

8. Lean Supply Chain Management -  MIT Courseware

9. Lean Product Development - MIT Courseware

10. Lean Engineering  - MIT Courseware

Second Week

11. Enterprise Interactions - Wastes -  MIT Courseware

12. People and Organization Issues in Lean Enterprises - MIT Courseware

13. Strategy and Enterprise in Lean Enterprises - MIT Courseware

14. Lean Enterprise - Self Assessment Tools - MIT Courseware

15. Information Systems - MIT Courseware

16. Knowledge Management - MIT Courseware

17. Leadership  - MIT Courseware

18. Lean Enterprise Integration - MIT Courseware

19. Lean Enterprise Architecting  - MIT Courseware

20 Lean Enterprise Case - Lockheed Martin -

21. Toyota Production System Industrial Engineering - Shigeo Shingo

22. Introducing and Implementing the Toyota Production System - Shiego Shingo

23. The SMED System: Shigeo Shingo's Explanation

One Year Industrial Engineering Knowledge Revision Plan

January - February - March - April - May - June

July - August - September - October - November - December

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

June - Industrial Engineering Knowledge Revision Plan

Industrial Engineering - Introduction to  Basic Principles and Techniques

June First Week - 2014 -

Industrial Engineering Introduction
Component Areas of IE: Human Effort engineering and System Efficiency Engineering

Pioneering Efforts of Taylor, Gilbreth and Emerson
Principles of Motion Economy

Motion Study - Human Effort Engineering
Ergonomics - Introduction

Work Measurement
Predetermined Motion Time Systems (PMTS)

Methods Efficiency Engineering
Product Design Efficiency Engineering

June 2 Week

Plant Layout - Efficiency
Value Engineering - Introduction

Statistical Quality Control – Industrial Engineering
Inspection Methods Efficiency Engineering

Operations Research - An Efficiency Improvement Tool for Industrial Engineers
Engineering Economics is an Efficiency Improvement Tool for Industrial Engineers

Industrial Engineering and Scientific Management in Japan
Shigeo Shingo - The Japanese Industrial Engineer

System Engineering Process and Its Management
Systems Improvement Process

June 3 week

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

Total Improvement Management
Total Industrial Engineering - H. Yamashina

June Month Birthdays - Management Scholars and Professors

IE Techniques to be Revised

Principles of Industrial Engineering/Scientific Management by Taylor
Twelve Principles of Efficiency - Harrington Emerson
Motion study - Principles of Motion Economy, Motion Study
Ergonomics - Application of knowledge of anatomy, physiology, and bio mechanics and findings of experiments on actual working situations
Work Measurement
Methods Efficiency Engineering - Operation Analysis (Maynard) - Application of Engineering Technology
Product Design Efficiency Engineering (Value Engineering) - Application of Engineering Technology
Plant Layout - Material and Man Movement Analysis and Optimization
Application of Statistics in Industrial Engineering - Six Sigma, SPC, SPC, Forecasting
Operations Research - Application of Mathematical Modelling and Optimization in Technology Processes (Product and Process), Business Processes and Managerial Processes.
Engineering Economics - Economic Analysis of Engineering Projects - Income Enhancing Projects as well as Cost Reduction Projects - It evaluates and improves capital productivity both long term as well as short term
Innovations in Industrial Engineering by Shigeo Shingo - SMED and Poka Yoke
Lean Systems Industrial Engineering - Toyota Production System

One Year Industrial Engineering Knowledge Revision Plan

January - February - March - April - May - June

July - August - September - October - November - December

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