Industrial Engineering is a Management Function
Industrial engineering (IE) discipline emerged out of the involvement of engineers in management of engineering departments. It is management function. Within the management functions its focus is on the design of work done by operators and improvement of efficiency of systems and processes.
In certain companies, IE department was made a part of management services department which was appropriate. Management accounting, Management controls, Management audit, Industrial engineering and some more such similar functions can be organized under management services departments. Such a departmentation clearly recognizes that these sections or functions are functions of management assisting management in planning, organizing and directing resources.
Management Services Departments
http://www.ci.burbank.ca.us/index.aspx?page=218 (City of burbank)
Management Services Department, Government of Uganda
Management services department seems to be in existence in many government departments and industrial engineering is mentioned as a service in some of these departments. It is worth collecting some more links to management service departments and examine the activities of them and the role of IE in them.