The motivation to write this article is provided by the paper, Sahney VK, Evolution of hospital industrial engineering: from scientific management to total quality management.
J Soc Health Syst. 1993;4(1):3-17.
1880 to 1907 - The Foundation for Industrial Engineering
Need for Reduction of Cost of Production - Engineering for Productivity - Motivating the Operators, Supervisors, Engineers and Managers to Participate in Cost Reduction and Productivity Improvement1880 - First ASME President's Inaugural Address - Need for Productivity Improvement
H.R. Towne (1886), in his" The Engineer as Economist, advocated that engineers can learn manaement and economics/accounting to provide a unified management service well coordinated with engineering. He also highlighted the issue of reduction of cost of production in that paper.
James Gunn is given the credit for using the term "industrial engineer" first in an article. He wanted a new engineer to emerge "production" or "industrial". The term industrial engineer appealed to some. Subsequently the course in industrial engineering was also started. Even production engineering emerged as a separate branch that focused much more on the technical function of creating process plans, instructing and training operators. The focus of industrial engineering became productivity, efficiency and cost reduction.
Evolution of Industrial Engineering - James Gunn, Towne, Taylor, Diemer, Going, Barnes
Industrial engineering :
devoted to the interests of works managers, engineers and superintendents. Vol. 1
Industrial Engineering - A brochure by Clinton E. Woods, New York, 2010
Principles of Industrial Engineering by Charles Buxton Going published.
What is Industrial Engineering? Answer by C.B. Going in 1911_____________
Emerson joined other progressive engineers in founding the Society of Industrial Engineers in 1917.
a handbook of useful information for managers, engineers, superintendents, designers, draftsmen and others engaged in constructive work,
by William M. Barr
Future of Industrial Engineering, by C.E. Knoeppel, SIE,
In 1920, the ASME council approved and adopted the First Report of the Committee of Aims and Organizations with L.C. Marburg as Chairman, which included the statement: …that Industrial Engineering is a major subject for consideration by the Society and shall be placed on par with all major subjects.
Boeing changed the name of Factory Cost Accounting Department to Industrial Engineering in 1945.
Industrial Engineering Scholars (Academic, Researching and Practicing Industrial Engineers)
F.W. Taylor - Scientific Management
Frank Gilbreth - Motion Study
Harrington Emerson - Principles of Efficiency
Alan Mogensen - Involvement of Frontline Operators in Work Simplification and Improvement
R.L. Barnes - Motion Study
Marvin Mundel - Time and Motion Study
H.B. Maynard - Method Study,Operation Analysis, MTM, MoST, HandBook
Shigeo Shingo - SMED, Poka Yoke
David Sumanth - Productivity Management
D. Scott Sink - Productivity Management
Gavriel Salvendy - Handbook
Yamashina - Total Industrial Engineering
Narayana Rao, K.V.S.S. - Principles of Industrial Engineering, Functions and Focus Areas of Industrial Engineering, Machine Work Study
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