The earlier Blog URL: http://nraoiekc.blogspot.com/2012/02/industrial-engineering-bulletin-board.html
Industrial Engineering Knol Books by Narayana Rao
Industrial Engineering Knowledge Revision - One Year Plan
January - February - March - April - May - June
July - August - September - October - November - December
The Purpose, Philosophy, Principles and Methods of Industrial Engineering
Masters in Industrial Engineering Programme Orientation Address 2016
November - Industrial Engineering Knowledge Revision Plan
Empowerment and Productivity
Engineering Materials for Cost Reduction
Posted by Michael Pfeifer, Ph.D., P.E.
One approach to cost reduction is to re-engineer products to use less expensive materials or reduced quantities of higher priced materials. This approach can have a significant impact on a product’s costs, since the materials used in a product account for a large part of its total cost.
Interesting work in Industrial Engineering being done by
Random Selection of Industrial Engineering Articles for the Day
Industrial engineering Principles, Methods Tools and Techniques
Industrial Engineers - Share at least one productivity idea of yours every year
Contribute Brainstorming Bits for Productivity Improvement.
I suggest that all industrial engineering participating in productivity improvement contribute at least one productivity initiative of theirs every year through a blog post, social media entry or email in a group. The blog post can be in their own blog, on a blog of their company or it can be submitted to blogs of their institute or professional associations. The social media posts can be on their profile, a page, or in a community. That way the community will have multiple examples of productivity improvement in the entire global economy and some of these examples act as brainstorming particles that excite others to think and implement productivity measures in their organizations. By sharing only one idea every year, every industrial engineer engaging in productivity improvement can energize the entire profession.
I am very happy that Mr. Keven McManus, a regular author in Industrial Engineer magazine supported the idea in FaceBook Community of IISE.
NIFT should focus on Industrial Engineering http://news.apparelresources.com/events-news/nift-should-focus-on-industrial-engineering/
Low Cost Materials and Processes - Information Board - 2014 - Database for Industrial Engineering and Value Engineering
Branding for Industrial Engineering
Industrial Engineering Strategy
Industrial Engineering of Technical Processes
Manufacturing Systems Industrial Engineering
Material Handling Systems Industrial Engineering
Quality and Inspection Systems Industrial Engineering
Storage and Warehouse Systems Industrial Engineering
Supply Chain Systems Industrial Engineering
Logistics Systems Industrial Engineering
Information Systems Industrial Engineering
Lean Manufacturing Systems Industrial Engineering
Maintenance System Industrial Engineering
Industrial Engineering of Business Processes
Marketing and Selling Processes Industrial Engineering
Purchase Processes Industrial Engineering
Accounting Processes Industrial Engineering
Customer Service Processes Industrial Engineering
Human Resource Recruitment Process Industrial Engineering
Industrial Engineering Strategy - Decisions to be taken by top management
Toyota Production Industrial Engineering updated by adding all chapters of the book
July - Industrial Engineering Knowledge Revision Plan
Industrial Engineering Knowledge Revision Plan - Started on 17 June 2014
Shigeo Shingo - The Japanese Industrial Engineer - Contribution to Industrial Engineering Updated on 18.2.2014
3 Feb 2014
IntelliJ IDEA 13 Wins Jolt Productivity Award for Coding Tools 2014!
Dr. Dobb’s Journal named IntelliJ IDEA 13 the winner of the Jolt Productivity Award for Coding Tools 2014, an annual award given to the best IDEs and coding tools.
Vacuum drying - increased moulding productivity - Plastics Processing“Vacuum drying is six times faster than with desiccant systems, which not only makes possible much shorter cold startups but also reduces the risk of material degradation, since resin is exposed to elevated temperature for 80% less time,” said Mr. Smith. “This remarkable drying speed is attributable to a far more efficient method for extracting moisture from resin pellets — so much more efficient that vacuum dryers reduce energy consumption by up to 60% in comparison with desiccant dryers.”
Solutions to Drive Warehouse Productivity
In this webcast, Eric Hepburn, Vice President of Distribution Center Management for Penske Logistics, shares proven techniques on how to devise a labor management strategy that can make a huge impact on your distribution operations.
Three reasons why blogging helps research productivity
Efficient cooling system improves productivity in plastic moulding
As cooling time is the biggest factor in plastic moulding cycle and one of the deciding factors for the quality requirements, better control upon the same will improve the productivity to a great extent.
Analysis of cooling performance at regular intervals is always advisable to maintain and/or improve the cooling efficiency.
The pump/s, pipe diameter and cooling tower are selected accordingly and the design is optimised. Design can be optimised for new plants and for modification of existing plant.
Wave Walker Boosts Productivity
WaveWalker can considerably boost productivity in tasks such as drilling and pipeline and cable-laying.
Bangladesh boosts garment productivity with SewEasy System for industrial engineering
The SewEasy SMV estimation system, established on PMTS technology serves factories since 1996, and is based on MTM.
Remarkable increase in productivity with the new SEHO SelectLine
SEHO Systems GmbH, a worldwide leading manufacturer of automated soldering systems and customer-specific solutions, will present the new SEHO SelectLine selective soldering system
H.C. Starck's Newton facility awarded Industry Week's 2013 Best Plants
The global supplier of technology metals was able to reduce waste, optimize productivity, streamline processes, improve efficiencies, and reduce cost.
Productivity and Online Learning
The Need for Greater Productivity through Online Learning, Part 1
The Need for Greater Productivity through Online Learning, Part 2
The Need for Greater Productivity through Online Learning, Further Thoughts
Productivity Commission of New Zealand suggests 25 recommendations that it believed would boost the productivity of the services sector
Tap behavioural economics for productivity boost
Businesses must select leaders and managers who can engage their employees
Preparing For Productivity: The Rise Of The Maintenance Planner
Guide to assessing productivity in your organisation - Productivity South Africa
Download the Guide to assessing productivity in your organisation - (139KB)
The Domino N600i
The only digital colour label press that combines
the productivity of flexo with the flexibility of digital printing
Resource Productivity of Japanese Manufacturing Subsidiaries in the Philippines: A Comparative Case Study.
Source: DLSU Business & Economics Review . Jul2011, Vol. 21 Issue 1, p15-28. 14p. 5 Charts.
Author(s): Cortez, Michael Angelo A.
What determines how much a worker can produce in different periods and in different countries? The answer is found in the study of a sensitive ratio between the cost of labor and the cost of machinery
By Seymour Melman
Scientific American Volume 193, Issue 1
3M™ High Productivity Pad 7300, 20 in, 5/case
Value Engineering of Ventilator
Productivity and IE in Stock and Commodity Exchange Trading
Integrated production planning and control: A multi-objective optimization model
Cheng Wang, Xiao-Bing Liu
Journal of Industrial Engineering and Management
Vol 6, No 4 (2013)
A Novel Optimization Method on Logistics Operation for Warehouse & Port Enterprises Based on Game Theory
Junyang Li, Xiaomin Zhu, Runtong Zhang
Journal of Industrial Engineering and Management
Vol 6, No 4 (2013)
2014 International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Applications(ICIEA 2014)
Papers on the following topics will be presented in oral and poster sessions:
· Decision Analysis and Methods
· E-Business and E-Commerce
· Engineering Economy and Cost Analysis
· Engineering Education and Training
· Global Manufacturing and Management
· Healthcare Systems and Management
· Human Factors
· Information Processing and Engineering
· Intelligent Systems
· Manufacturing Systems
· Operations Research
· Production Planning and Control
· Project Management
· Quality Control and Management
· Reliability and Maintenance Engineering
· Safety, Security and Risk Management
· Service Innovation and Management
· Supply Chain Management
· Systems Modeling and Simulation
· Technology and Knowledge Management
Conference papers will be selected to be published in Journal of Industrial and Intelligent Information (JIII, ISSN: 2301-3745, 10.12720/jiii, www.jiii.org).
Rokla Rockwheel cutting unit increases productivity in abrasive material mining
Productivity From Packaging Line Solutions
Rennco is a manufacturer of semi-automatic and fully automatic vertical bagging machines and medical device heat sealing systems
Low-cost and more versatile robots to increase productivity
Rise of the machines: Robots on the factory floor
Vanguard Plastics in Southington, Conn., has put a robot named Baxter($25,000) in its plant to work side by side with some of the 22 people on its floor.
New Inserts Boost Productivity in a Wide Range of Tough Turning Applications
Walter's new geometries bring production efficiencies for turning high temperature alloys, titanium machining and tough roughing jobs.
Drum Debarker — Continuous Wood Feeding And Other Productivity-Boosting Mechanisms
Reduce press downtime between jobs in stamping machines
How We Increased Productivity on the Shop Floor
By PAUL DOWNS
Paul Downs founded Paul Downs Cabinetmakers in 1986. It is based outside Philadelphia.
Tips for Maximizing Productivity and Decreasing Costs in Welding Job Shops
Analysis of buffered assembly line productivity
Ryspek Usubamatov, Abd Alsalam Alsalameh, Rosmaini Ahmad, Abdul Rahman Riza, (2014) "Analysis of buffered assembly line productivity", Assembly Automation, Vol. 34 Iss: 1, pp.34 - 40
Comprehensive, quantitative bioprocess productivity monitoring using fluorescence EEM spectroscopy and chemometrics.
Analyst, 2014, Accepted Manuscript
InfoPrint Productivity Tracker
Insights to help drive out cost
Converged infrastructure boosts Oracle DBA productivity
Converged infrastructure boosts DBA productivity, according to a new Wikibon report. Wikibon’s research examined Oracle database administrators (DBAs) in particular and found that highly converged infrastructure lowered costs and raised productivity between 40 and 50 percent.
$1 billion Soros backed fund for Supply Chain Efficiency Improvement ProjectsNiedermaier, CEO of New York-based Tau Investment Management has teamed up with investor Alexander Soros— the son of billionaire financier George Soros to raise $1 billion to revamp the vast number of firms that form supply chains for various products. He said firms participating in supply chains are full of inefficiencies and outdated equipment that can be upgraded for a nice profit. His Tau Investments has chosen as its first target textile and apparel manufacturing in emerging markets, a $1 trillion industry.
Management and Productivity
Decreasing workplace transparency can increase productivity.Harvard Business School Assistant Professor Ethan S. Bernstein shows that decreasing the observation of employees can increase their productivity. His paper "Transparency Paradox: A Role for Privacy in Organizational Learning and Operational Control" won the 2013 Best Published Paper Award from both the Academy of Management's Organization and Management Theory Division and Organizational Behavior Division.
Tivoli Storage Productivity Center simplifies the following data and storage management processes:
Storage administration options where you can choose from an advanced GUI or VMware plug-in. It also includes Cognos® Business Intelligence and pre-designed reports.
Storage and device management to give you fast deployment with agent-less device management – while intelligent presets improve provisioning consistency and control.
Integrated performance management features end-to-end views, including devices, SAN fabrics and storage systems. The server-centric view of storage infrastructure enables fast troubleshooting.
Data replication management that enables you to have remote mirror, snapshot and copy management and supports Windows, Linux, UNIX and System z data.
Increasing the productivity of sales force.by simplifying the Insurance form filling processTata AIA Life Insurance Company Ltd today said it has implemented a host of new processes that will make life insurance simpler and increase the productivity of its sales force.
Tata AIA Life is one of the first insurance companies in India to fully switch over to a ‘Standard Proposal Form’ for all products consequently offering convenience in making completion of applications faster and easier for the customers. This also makes the agent sales kit lighter since different proposal forms for different products would not be required any further.
Productivity in Germany
Highest 111.June 2012
102.3 in November 2013
Impact of Temperature and Climate Variability on Milk Productivity of Bovines
Mitigation Measures - India
22 Productivity Principles From Proverbshttp://www.churchleaders.com/worship/worship-articles/172409-eric-mckiddie-productivity-principles-from-proverbs.html?p=1
Improving field service productivity with tablet pcs
Modern Compass Improves Oilfield Productivity, Cuts Costs
U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) comments that multiple reservoirs of oil and gas can be now be accessed from a single platform by drilling vertically and then horizontally, but drill operators need to know which way their drill bits are going to maximize production and avoid collisions with other wells. One way to accomplish this important task is to install a magnetometer—a sort of modern-day compass—in a drill-string instrument package that follows the drill bit.
ATC 900 the most productive tire changer solution on the marketThe dual-disc bead breaker, center clamp system and automatic demounting tool make the ATC 900 the most productive tire changer solution on the market. Leverless demounting and powered wheel lift reduce technician fatigue and opportunity for injury. Dual disc bead breakers and servo positioned and electronically synchronized so the technician can efficiently maintain a safe and ergonomic bay position.
Industrial Engineering of Warehouses - Efficiency Improvement of warehouses
The New role of Industrial Engineering by Jan Kosturiak and Robert Debnar (Article in 2008)
Practices in USA, Europe and Japan Compared and Changing Directions Identified.
The American school of Industrial Engineering combines statistical methods in quality, mathematics and optimisation methods of operation research, simulation and the methods for work analysis and facilities layout planning. The base of the methods of the Japanese school of Industrial Engineering is the Toyota Production System oriented on waste elimination in the entire value stream. But also Japanese universities and companies incorporated simulation, mathematics and operation research programmes into the traditional Industrial Engineering methods. In an issue of Harvard Business review, Toyota´s President Katsuaki Watanabe emphasizes the importance of combining continuous improvement (Kaizen) with radical innovations (Kakushin).
The traditional focus of Industrial Engineering is on process analysis and improvement. and also the human aspects related to flexibility, productivity and creativity.
Information technology is being increasingly integrated into IE courses and alongside the basic subjects that deal with hard facts, there are more and more classes looking at issues of teamwork, people motivation, communication skills, emotional intelligence and ethics.
Focus of Industrial Engineering
Systems Optimisation, Statistical Process Control, Simulation, Bottleneck Management, Project Management - USA
Complex process optimisation, CIM, CAD/CAM, Flexible Automation, Systems Engineering, Digital Factory - Europe
Waste Elimination, Simplification, Visualisation, Low Cost Automation, Common Sense, Lean, TPS, Kaizen - Japan
Typical Role of the Industrial Engineer
Systems Integrator, Optimiser, Process Improvement and re-engineering - USA
Production Process Optimisation, - Europe
Lean Manager, Teacher, Trainer, - Japan
Who are the Industrial Engineers?
Industrial Engineering Department, Operation Management - USA
Department of Work and Process Organisation, Production Planning Department _ Europe
Hancho – Supervisor on Shop Floor, Every Employee from CEO to the Worker on the Line has some IE Skills - Japan
Leading associations and organizations
Institute of Industrial Engineers, Maynard´s, Lean Institute, MIT, Purdue University, Goldratt Institute - USA
REFA, MTM, Fraunhofer - Europe
Toyota, Nissan, Omron, JMA, JUSE - Japan
Some IE Leaders
Babbage Towne, Hasley, Gantt, Taylor, Gillbreth, Ford, Deming, Shewhart, Pritsker, White, Malcom
Fayol, Mitrofanov, Altschuller, Schulmpeter, T.Baťa, J.Baťa, Warnecke
Toyota, Suzaki, Imai, Takeda, Shingo, Ishikawa, Taguchi, Ohno, Monden
Focus on the “empolyee´s muscles” (performance – physical intelligence) and brains (kaizen – mental intelligence) shifting to Focus on the employee´s heart (self motivation, emotional intelligence) and soul (moral and ethics – soul intelligence)
Trade Off Thinking - High Quality OR Low Cost, Affordable OR Customized to Breakthrough Thinking, High Quality AND Low Cost, Affordable AND Customized
Lean Manufacturing, Six Sigma, TOC shifting to Systematic Innovation, Lean Product Development
Management by objectives, process and project management shifting to Management by opportunities, company as a living organism
Mass customisation, individualisation, global competition, fast overcoming of traditional rules and standards mean that many change processes are running in companies world wide under the slogan “give your customer what he wants – but faster than your competitors”.
There are three fundamental concepts in industrial engineering focused on customer value:
1. Lean Management
2. Theory of Constraints based Total Productivity Management
3. Six Sigma
Over the last decade, many companies have tried to copy Toyota‘s principles. They are applying methods for waste elimination from production and business processes, they compare benchmark indicators like value added index or working hours per product. But the essence of Toyota’s excellence is not yet captured . Toyota has been developing this system consistently for over 50 years. Toyota has developed a system of knowledge which creates reusable knowledge, maintains it, and leverages its use in the future. Nobody from Toyota employees wrote a handbook of the Toyota Production System, this is the business of other management gurus. The values and principles of the Toyota Production System are developed in the minds and daily jobs of all the employees. All the knowledge gained throughout the design or production process, what works and what doesn’t work, could be captured and consistently applied for all future projects. Toyota doesn´t call its system “lean”, but it is lean, Toyota doesn´t speak about knowledge management, but it does it!
The lean concept originated in Toyota is oriented on waste identification and elimination from the whole process chain (Value Stream Management). In other words – lean focus is the maximisation of added value in all the production, logistical, administrative and development processes. TOC (Theory of Constraints) is based on the identification and elimination of the system´s constraints with the goal ongoing throughput improvement. The throughput is defined as the rate at which the organisation generates money through sales. In other words, throughput is the added value in the process chain per time unit. The Six Sigma philosophy identifies and eliminates variation from the value stream so that defects approach zero and quality delights the customer. Six Sigma, Lean and TOC continuously improve knowledge in pursuit of perfection and involve and empower the employees.
Many companies are oriented on low cost strategies. But some cost attack programmes or the transfering of production facilities to low cost countries showed that it is not the right and strategic solution. In recent years, many West European and US manufacturing firms have moved their production plants to the low cost countries. Over time, they recognised that they had lost some competitive advantages because some departments were physically separated (e.g. product design and development, production engineering, production, logistics) and the communication and co-operation between them was limited. Also many cultural differences reduced the effects of the low cost location. Not even the massive implementation of lean management, Six Sigma or other world class concepts can sometimes bring any radical improvement. Company success is not only in the optimisation of current processes (doing right things right).
What is the new role of industrial engineering in coming years?
1. The industrial engineer will still focus on value stream improvement, but not only in manufacturing. Administrative, product development, customer service and logistical processes offer huge improvement potential.
2. The integration of traditional concepts for process improvement like Lean, Six Sigma and TOC. These concepts for waste elimination, reduction of process variation and throughput increase will be combined with concepts for customer value creation.
3. Today, the typical job position of industrial engineers is in the production and logistics departments. In the future, the industrial engineers will penetrate into the departments for product and process development and innovation management, where the higher opportunities to reduce costs, eliminate waste and improve quality rather than production are.
4. Industrial engineers have to increase their orientation on the people. Not only in the traditional sense – ergonomics, but also in the areas of emotional intelligence, co-operation, knowledge management, coaching, training, leadership, communication, etc. The companies should be able to solve the following important questions regarding knowledge management: How to share, communicate and develop the best corporate practices in the organisation? How to transfer knowledge between employees on the projects and actions in the company? How to increase and measure knowledge? How to change knowledge into innovation as fast as possible?
5. The design and development of teamwork in the entire company – this is the crucial competence of industrial engineers for the future. They need to work in the creative teams of strong individuals, focused on innovation ability. The other important task is to work in multi-cultural teams in the global production networks.
6. Work analysis and measurement is the traditional competence of industrial engineers. New opportunities for this discipline are in logistics, distribution, office, and product and process development.
7. Industrial engineers will penetrate from production departments to other company areas. There are many new application fields for traditional IE methods – e.g. 5S in information systems, simulation and value stream management of supply chain networks, simplification and streamlining of management processes – waste in meetings, reporting, etc.
The most used methods and concepts of industrial eingineering in the industrial companies are – Value Stream Industrial Engineering (not only in production processes, but also in office, logistical chains and product development processes), – Work Analysis and Measurement (in European companies more traditional methods are used MTM or UAS, American companies use MOST more often), – Computer simulation (in Europe EM Plant or Witness, in US companies more often, Arena, Automod, etc.), – TPM based waste elimination - Total Productivity Management based on TOC – Quality in process – SPC, poka yoke, andon, jidoka, stop line – 5S and Quick Changeover – Different Systematic Problems Solving Approaches – Kaizen (individual improvement ideas, workshops, quick win activities, Improvement Projects with DMAIC methodology – Planning of U shaped Lines with one piece flow and Low Cost Intelligent Automation (LCIA) concepts – Team work, visual management, management by objectives – Pull systems in production and logistics (internal and external milk run concepts) – Traditional IE problem solving methods – FMEA, QFD, Project Management, A3 reports, etc. -
Productivity Solutions - Corus
Toyota Production System can be described as Just in Time Quality Production System.
Quality denotes customer acceptance and zero defects.
A defect in JIT system is very costly. Hence, good amount of effort goes into defect prevention activity in Toyota system.
What is the communication system used for ensuring just in time production. Customer has to inform the supplier what he wants and when he wants.
EM - The Trade Magazine on Efficient Manufacturing
An Interesting Book published in 1921
What industrial engineering includes; for industrial executives; 101 things to do, 1001 results others secured
Author: Knoeppel, C.E., & co. (New York). Full book can be downloaded from Archive.Org
Wearable technology for warehouse
Industrial Engineering - History article published
It should be stated here emphatically that there is nothing that can permanently bring about results from scientific management, and the economies that it is possible to effect by it, unless the organisation is supported by the hearty co-operation of the men. Without this there is no scientific management. - Gilbreth in Applied Motion Study, Book. Page No. 29-30
Frugal Engineering - Product design for Bottom of the pyramid consumers - An emerging paradigm. Industrial engineers have to understand and contribute to it as value engineering is an important component of it. Frugal Engineering - Introduction Note - Bibliography and Case Studies
How to Make a Pareto Chart using Excel Pivot Table
Economically Efficient Design of Products and Production Processes - Presentation Transcript
How to Get Your Trucks Loaded by the End of the Week
Walmart ready to give loans to Bangladesh companies for improving safety. It procures from 280 firms in Bangladesh.
Taylor's Contribution to Industrial Engineering in Shop Management and Scientific Management
F.W. Taylor's Shop Management Classified into Themes
Defintion of Management - F.W. Taylor
Difference in Production Quantity between a first class man and an average man - F.W. Taylor
Developing and Employing First Class People in an Organization
Confronting Soldiering - Slow Pace of Work
Halsey Plan - F.W. Taylor's Comments
Plant Layout Optimization - Case Studies
Laboratories to accompany Intro to IE Course
North Eastern University's Allen Soyster, former IIE President
Robots operating CNC Machines
Video included in the web page.
Energy Cost Optimization in a Water Supply System Case Study
Daniel F. Moreira and Helena M. Ramos
Journal of Energy
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 620698, 9 pages
Accounts Payable Automation DHL EXEL Supply Chain - IBM ECM Presentation
Door Handle Assembly on Conveyor
An interesting note on productivity of knowledge workers.
Knowledge at Wharton article
Productivity in the modern office: A Matter of impact
http://www.myopencourses.com/ has some interesting subjects including ergonomics by Prof Debkumar Chakraborty, IIT Guwahati. Check the site.
An Interesting paper on Innovation and TQM relation. A good matrix of man, machine, material, method, culture was given in the paper
Process Techno - Innovation Using TQM in Developing Countries Empirical Study of Deming Prize Winners
The companies studied are Indian companies
By Fasil Taddese(1), Hiroshi Osada(2)
1 (Ph.D Student) Graduate School of Innovation Management, Tokyo institute of Technology. Japan. Tel: +81-3-90-9818-6778. E-mail: fasil.t.aa at m.titech.ac.jp
2 (Ph.D) Professor of Management of Technology. Graduate School of Innovation Management, Tokyo Institute of Technology. Japan. Tel: +81-3-3454-8979. E-mail: hosada at mot.titech.ac.jp
Productivity Improving Technologies - Wikipedia Article - Good article
1994 Ergonomics Conference Proceedings VI - Good description of methods engineering class room exercise is there in it.
Google Book Link - http://books.google.co.in/books?id=v996lADepAEC
Manufacturing Design for Productivity - Airconditioner Assembly Line
A good report with good literature review
26 December 1791 - Birthday of Charles Babbage Industrial Engineering Pioneer - http://nraoiekc.blogspot.com/2012/03/purpose-and-evolution-of-industrial.html
News Resources for Food manufacturers to improve their productivity
Google Book Link for the book The Dynamics of Progress; Time, Method and Measure
Rationalising production, human activity are discussed in detail in this book
A good presentation on Basis of Industrial Engineering - Methods Improvement and Work Measurement - 235 slides
USC Viterbi Daniel Epstein Department of Industrial Engineering
With the formation of the new Daniel J. Epstein Institute, the Epstein Department is uniquely positioned to be the thought leader in shifting the industrial engineering profession paradigm from cost and time minimization to one that includes quality of life factors as well.
Epstein Department Chair
A Collection - Cost Reduction - Concepts Papers, Cases, Reports and News
Addressing the potential rebound effect of efficiency improvement in a polyethelene plastic bag production company.
Daphne Anne Patricio, Jerrick Christopher Dy, and Dr. Anna Bella Siriban-Manalang
Industrial Engineering Department, De La Salle University, Manila, Philippines
Dr. Anna Bella Siriban-Manalang is now a very popular speaker in various global forums on lean systems and sustainability.
(emails of writers available in the paper)
Part handling aids
soft drop chute
Physiology of Race Walking
Ergonomics - Knol Book more chapters added to the book
Birthday of Frank Gilbreth - Our appreciation of Gilbreth for his contribution to development of a discipline.
Bricklaying System - Book by Gilbreth
http://books.google.co.in/books?id=DL_DjA0Px04C - It is a full view book
Let Industrial Engineering Be Your Guide on the Road to Foodservice Design Efficiency
University of Tennessee - Global IE student education and project camp
More than 90 students from developing countries will converge on the University of Tennessee campus this month for a College of Engineering program to learn cutting-edge industrial engineering practices in the area lean systems and gain cultural experiences.
July 7 is Frank Gilbreth's Birthday. Knowledge day for Industrial Engineering
Democracy or Seduction? The Demonization of Scientific Management and the
Deification of Human Relations By Kyle Bruce 2009
Critical Theorising, Taylorist Practice, and ILO Chrys Nyland, Confernce paper, 2001
The Politics of Management Thought: A Case Study of the Harvard Business School and the Human Relations School, Ellen S. OConnor, Stanford,
Academy of Management Review, January 1999
Elton Mayo on Hawthorne Studies
An interesting article by Juran
The Taylor System and Quality Control
One more article of interest
Quality Wars - Google Book
Sakamoto, Shigeyasu, "Process Design Concept: A New Approach to IE", Industrial Engineering, March 1989, pp. 31-34.
In this article Sakamoto advocated process design based on the management requirements or the system requirements. My opinion is that designing a system based on requirements is the job of experts in that discipline. For example forging experts would design forging process and welding expert would design welding process. Industrial engineers enter the picture only after the initial visioning of the process was done by the concerned field experts.
Paper: The New Role of Industrial Engineers may not include Traditional Industrial Engineering Practices
Michael Sanders and Kenneth Morrison
Competencies for Industrial Engineers
High Velocity SAS Coding: Application of IE to software Development
Implementation of industrial engineering principles to improve a Mercedes Benz vehicle service centre
Piloting Lean Principles at Intermountain Health Care
Kaizen for Quick Changeover
by Keisuke Arai, Kenichi Sekine
Google book link
2nd International Conference on Industrial Engineering (ICIE) at SVNIT Surat, 20-22 February 2013
Articles in Japanese - Translate using Google translate and read them
Analysis techniques for efficient transportation layout
See all its pages
Industrial Automation and Control NPTEL Video Lecture Series Play List
Introduction to Industrial Engineering by Jane M. Fraser is now available at
Productivity improvement initiatives of Small and Medium Enterprises Development Authority, Pakistan
Miniature V-8 engines
Industrial engineering students are to be encouraged to take up similar production activities on hobby basis.
Funding of Value Engineering Projects through Corporate versus Business Unit Level - Cisco case study - 2008 - MS thesis MIT
Cost Analysis for Light Duty Vehicles - Analysis for EPA - 2009 analysis
Process action teams at Boeing article 2007 Boeing News
Engineering Ergonomics at Boeing article 2007 Boeing News
What is Industrial Engineering? Article By KVSSNRao
What is Industrial Engineering? Videos
What is industrial engineering? Going's Answer in 1911 (Summary)
What is industrial engineering? Going's Explanation in 1911 (Full chapter)
What is industrial engineering?
Evolution of Industrial Engineering
Link to access the article
NC State University article.
Interesting point. Emphasizes discrete mathematics
Hindu education plus article on IE and IE B.Tech and M.Tech programmes in India
What is industrial engineering? Going's Explanation in 1911
Principles of Industrial Engineering - Centenary Year
Scientific Management is 100 Years Old - Centenary of Scientific Management
2011 - Knol Day of Economics - 15th May - Birthday of Paul Samuelson
Economics is an important for industrial engineers.
Industrial engineering directs the efficient conduct of manufacturing, construction, transportation, or even commercial enterprises of any undertaking, indeed in which human labor is directed to accomplishing any kind of work . Industrial engineering has drawn upon mechanical engineering, upon economics, sociology, psychology, philosophy, accountancy, to fuse from these older sciences a distinct body of science of its own . It is the inclusion of the economic and the human elements especially that differentiates industrial engineering from the older established branches of the profession (Going, 1911)
IEs have to remember economists and their contribution to improving engineering economics.
Emmy Aware Winning Video on Industrial Engineering from University of Buffalo.
Article on the video on IIE website
Software for Motion Economy
Generating Economic Motion Plans for Manual Operations - Masters Thesis (Computer Engineering)
IE Conference, India, February 2011
West Bengal University of Technology (WBUT)
BF 142 , Sector-1, Salt Lake City,
The 1st National Conference on Industrial Engineering (NCIE-2011) is being organized by the Department of Industrial Engineering & Management at West Bengal University of Technology, Kolkata India. The focus of the conference is on recent advances in the area of Industrial Engineering & Management in improving the productivity of industrial firms.
Paper Submission Deadline: 5th February 2011
Registration Deadline: 12th February 2011
Conference Date: 17th and 18th February 2011
Industrial Engineering Knol Books
Optimization of Actual Operations
Job announcement for Industrial Engineering Manager in Linkedin
Extensive Meat Background (5-10 Years) with experience in Time and Motion Studies. It is a Corporate Position and is based out in KY.
Posted in linkedin around 22.8.2009
Message from a Past IIE President - December 2008
Ergonomics in manufacturing
Industrial Engineering Blogs
Knols on Industrial Engineering
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