Principles of Industrial Engineering - IISE 2017 Annual Conference Presentation_____________
WHAT INDUSTRIAL & SYSTEMS ENGINEERS DO?
Industrial and systems engineering is about choices. Other engineering disciplines apply skills to very specific areas. ISE gives practitioners the opportunity to work in a variety of businesses.
Many practitioners say that an industrial and systems engineering education offers the best of both worlds: an education in both engineering and business.
The most distinctive aspect of industrial and systems engineering is the flexibility it offers. Whether it's shortening a rollercoaster line, streamlining an operating room, distributing products worldwide, or manufacturing superior automobiles, these challenges share the common goal of saving companies money and increasing efficiencies.
As companies adopt management philosophies of continuous productivity and quality improvement to survive in the increasingly competitive world market, the need for industrial engineers is growing. Why? Industrial and systems engineers are the only engineering professionals trained specifically to be productivity and quality improvement specialists.
Industrial engineers figure out how to do things better. They engineer processes and systems that improve quality and productivity. They work to eliminate waste of time, money, materials, energy and other commodities. This is why many industrial engineers end up being promoted into management positions.
Many people are misled by the term industrial engineer. It's not just about manufacturing. It also encompasses service industries, with many ISEs employed in entertainment industries, shipping and logistics businesses and healthcare organizations.
Here is a list of quick facts about careers as an industrial engineer.
The benefits of industrial engineering
More efficient and more profitable business practices
Better customer service and product quality
Increased ability to do more with less
Making work safer, faster, easier and more rewarding
Helping companies produce more products quickly
Making the world safer through better designed products
Reducing costs associated with new technologies
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