For effective practice of systems improvement in the area of engineering activities, business activities and management activities, industrial engineering discipline requires a Handbook of Data and Information related to engineering, business processes and managerial processes. But such a handbook was not produced so far. Maynard's Handbook describes various techniques of industrial engineering but does not provide any data or templates which industrial engineers can use for systems improvement.
Taylor suggested in his article "A Piece Rate System" that a handbook on the speed with which work can be done, similar to handbooks in various engineering disciplines. Taylor worked on both machine speeds and speed of human operators. But unfortunately such a handbook was not produced by industrial engineering profession so far.