Industrial engineering profession has to define its primary role and its augmented product.
Industrial engineering has its primary focus on efficiency of the systems in the engineering area and it contributes to the organization as external or internal consultant.
The broadening is into nonengineering areas and effiectiveness domain.
As new engineering areas emerge, it has to support them in the efficiency domain as its primary role.
Challenges for IE - July 2013
Industrial Engineering caught between two revolutions