Wednesday, July 31, 2019

July - Industrial Engineering Knowledge Revision Plan

Industrial Engineering ONLINE Course

July - Industrial Engineering Knowledge Revision

Ideas and Thoughts Fundamental to Industrial Engineering

Principles of Industrial Engineering - Taylor - Narayana Rao

Presentation made at IISE Annual Conference, 2017, at Pittsburgh, USA on 23 May 2017


Taylor's Industrial Engineering & Conception of IE by Other Scholars and Writers

First Week

1 July to 5 July

1 July

1. Taylor's Industrial Engineering

2. Industrial Engineering Described in Shop Management by F.W. Taylor

2  July

3. Time Study - Explanation by F.W. Taylor

4. Foundation of Scientific Management

3  July

5 & 6. Industrial Engineering and Productivity Improvement Described in Scientific Management by F.W. Taylor

4  July

7. Illustrations of Success of Scientific Management - - Pig Iron Handling

8. Elaborate Planning Organization - Need and Utility

5  July

9. Illustrations of Success of Scientific Management - Bricklaying Improvement by Gilbreth

10. Illustrations of Success of Scientific Management - Bicycle Balls Inspection Example

Second Week 

8 July to 12 July

8  July

11. Scientific Management in Machine Shop

12. Machine Work Study by Taylor - Art of Metal Cutting - Important Points

9  July

13. Development of Science in Mechanic Arts

14. Study of Motives of Men

15. Scientific management in its essence

16. Role of Top Management in Implementing Scientific Management

17. Scientific Management Summarized

18. Harrington Emerson - A Pioneer Industrial Engineer

19. The Twelve Principles of Efficiency - Part 1

20. The Twelve Principles of Efficiency - Part 2

Third Week

15 July to 19 July

15 July

Principles of Industrial Engineering - Taylor - Narayana Rao

Industrial engineering Principles, Methods Tools and Techniques

16 July

Industrial Engineering - The Concept - Developed by Going in 1911

Operation Study - Process Industrial Engineering by Arthur G. Anderson - 1928

Product Industrial Engineering

17 July

Product Industrial Engineering

Value Engineering - Introduction

18 July

Value Analysis and Engineering Techniques

Value Analysis: Approach and Job Plan

19 July

Knowledge Required for Value Engineering Application and Practice

Functional Analysis Systems Technique (FAST) - Value Engineering Method

Fourth Week  

(22 to 26, July)

22 July

Value Engineering - Examples, Cases and Benefits

Value Engineering in Construction - Structures, Roads, Bridges

23 July
Value Engineering at the Design and Development Stage - Tata Nano Example

Low Cost Materials and Processes - Information Board  - Database for Industrial Engineering and Value Engineering

24 July
Value Engineering - Bulletin - Information Board

Lean Product Development - Low Waste Product Development - Efficient Product Development

25 July
Design for Manufacturing

Design for Assembly

26 July

Target Costing and Industrial Engineering

Target Costing and Target Cost Management

Industrial engineering is a management activity. It is a staff activity in the management functions or activities. But its subject foundation is engineering and its main application is engineering activities, departments and engineering organizations. It focuses on cost reduction and thereby increase of sales due to lower prices and increased profits to the organization and through it increased incomes to employees of an organization apart benefit to other stakeholders of the organization. Also the managerial activities of planning, organizing, staffing, directing and controlling are relevant in industrial engineering practice. Industrial engineers are asked to do efficiency studies managerial processes also. So they have to know the output and inputs of managerial processes and how managerial processes are carried out.

Industrial engineering programs have principles and practices of management as a course in the curriculum as industrial engineers are productivity managers of the organizations.

June - Industrial Engineering Knowledge Revision

August - Industrial Engineering Knowledge Revision

One Year Industrial Engineering Knowledge Revision Plan

January - February - March - April - May - June

July - August - September - October - November - December

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Updated  14 July 2019,  29 June 2019,   16 August 2018,  1 July 2018,  30 September 2017,  1 July 2017,  8 July 2016,  26 May 2016,  20 April 2015

August - Industrial Engineering Knowledge Revision Plan with Links

Revision of Process Industrial Engineering - Methods, Techniques and Tools

In this month's revision plan the focus is on production/engineering  processes improvement which al includes many engineering processes related to production,  inspection, material handling, maintenance and service of engineering goods and services.

Management of processes are also analyzed and redesigned by industrial engineers. If management processes, activities and policies are responsible for poor productivity, industrial engineers have to propose changes in management methods, practices and tools to improve productivity. This aspect of industrial engineering is discussed under the area - productivity management.

Process Industrial Engineering - Process Efficiency/Productivity Improvement - Process Cost Reduction

First Week

Process Industrial Engineering

Machine Tool Improvement and Cutting Time Reduction

Operation Analysis - Methods Efficiency Engineering

Operation Analysis Sheet

Using the Operation Analysis Sheet

Analysis of Purpose of Operation

Analysis of All Operations of a Process as a Step of Each Operation Analysis
Analysis of Tolerances and Inspection Standards

 Analysis of Material in Operation Analysis

 Machines and Tools Related Methods Efficiency Analysis - Machine Work Study

Second Week

    Material Handling Analysis in Operations
    Operation Analysis of Setups

    Operation Analysis - Man and Machine Activity Charts
    Operation Analysis - Plant Layout Analysis

    Operation Analysis - Analysis of Working Conditions and Method
    Operation Analysis - Common Possibilities for Operation Improvement

    Operation Analysis - Check List
    Method Study

   Principles of Methods Efficiency Engineering
   Method Study - Information Collection and Recording - Chapter Contents

Third Week

15 August

Process Analysis - Questions/Check List

Installing Proposed Methods

16 August

Eliminate, Combine, Rearrange, Simplify - ECRS Method - Barnes

Process and Productivity Improvement Through Smart Machines and Smart Factories

17 August

Process and Productivity Improvement through incorporating Data Analytics

Plant Layout Analysis

18 August

Flow Process Charts - Reinterpretation of Its Purpose and Utility
Industrial Engineering of Flow Production Lines - Thought Before Taiichi Ohno and Shigeo Shingo


Fourth Week

Industrial Engineering - Foundation of Toyota Production System

Toyota Production System Industrial Engineering - Shigeo Shingo

Introducing and Implementing the Toyota Production System - Shiego Shingo
Seven Waste Model and Its Extensions

Industrial Engineering of Maintenance Processes
Manufacturing System Losses Idenfied in TPM Literature

Industrial Engineering of Inspection Processes
Industrial Engineering of Material Handling Processes

Zero Defect Movement and Six Sigma Method
Process Cost Analysis - Cost Center Statement Analysis

More articles

Inspection Methods Efficiency Engineering

One Year Industrial Engineering Knowledge Revision Plan

January - February - March - April - May - June

July - August - September - October - November - December

Updated 1 Augsut 2019,   16 August 2018,  30 July 2017,  28 July 2016, 19 April 2015, 17 July 2014

Sunday, July 28, 2019

Isuzu Motors - Cost Reduction

Isuzu Motors Ltd. (Japanese: いすゞ自動車株式会社)

Operating profit: Increase or Decrease /

Sales: Unit: JPY in billion
FY2007 H1 (April '06 to September '06)      824.7      11.9%
FY2008 H1 (April '07 to September '07)       874.5 6.0%
FY2007 (April '06 to March '07)            1,662.9 5.1%
FY2008 Forecast (April '07 to March '08)   1,750.0 5.2%

FY2008 H1 (April '07 to September '07)
Profit increase due to:
  Material cost reduction 6.3
  Improvement of profitability 3.9

Profit decrease due to:
  Sales mix (9.3)
  Facility expense (7.0)
  Economic change (3.2)

FY2008 Forecast (April '07 to March '08)

Profit increase due to:
  Material cost reduction 15.0
  Improvement of profitability 13.0

Profit decrease due to:
  Facility expense (13.0)
  Sales mix (13.0)
  Economic change (9.0)

Friday, July 26, 2019

Productivity Gain Measurement

e-Productivity Gain Measurement (ePGM) System is a self-assessment online tool for companies in measuring productivity at firm’s level.
ePGM assists organisations to understand productivity measurement and also provides efficiency information of the organisations.
This will assist users to observe their companies· productivity performance trend for a period of up to ten years. The system also allows the companies to  benchmark  their  performance  with  the  industry  average performance.

Minumum three years profit and loss account, balance sheet and manufacturing account (if prepared normally) are required to give data inputs.

Visit the site and key in the data.

Productivity of each input   - Total output/quantity of the input  (Partial productivitivy)

Multifactor productivity    =  Total output/(Quantity of specified combination of inputs)

Total Factor Productivity   =  Total output/Total input

Productivity Index  =  100*(Productivity in current year-/(Productivity in base year)

WAVE Value Engineering

What-if Alternative Value Engineering (WAVE)

Technology of WAVE and Feature Cutter volume of manufacturing

“Working-group Approach to VE” (WAVE)

The approach was described in Cooper and Slagmulder's book Target Costing and VAlue Engineering (p.339).

Thursday, July 25, 2019

Value Engineering in Japanese バリューエンジニアリング

バリューエンジニアリング (Pronounciation:  Baryūenjiniaringu)

Japanese wikipedia on value engineering  - バリューエンジニアリングバリューエンジニアリング

In order to achieve excellent VE results, compliance with the five basic principles is a prerequisite.

Principle of employer priority
Function-oriented principle
Principles of Change by Creation
Principles of team design
Principles of value improvement

VE implementation procedure

The development of VE activities includes the following VE implementation procedures. Step-by-step in this step-by-step way to solve the problem not only makes the focus of the problem clearer but also  motivates  the person performing the VE, creating a leak-free and dense creation. It is possible to present valuable alternatives.

1. Function definition

1. Gather information on VE
2. Definition of function
3. Organize functions

2. Function evaluation

4. Cost analysis by function
5. Evaluation of function
6. Selection of target field

3. Alternative drafting
7. Idea
8. Outline evaluation
9. Materialization
10. Detailed evaluation


The introduction to Japan was reported by the cost control inspection team dispatched by the Japan Productivity Headquarters (currently the Socioeconomic Productivity Headquarters). They brought the method and  introduced it as a method of cost reduction in 1955. It provided  opportunity to  the manufacturing industry to aim at reducing costs.

Value Engineering in Toyota

VE (Value Engineering) is an organizational approach that reduces costs by changing the drawings and specifications, streamlining manufacturing methods, changing suppliers, etc. by studying the costs and functions of product and material services. Activities The purpose is to obtain the necessary functions at the lowest cost.

In our company, the value analysis before production is called VE.

VA (value analysis) is an organizational approach that reduces costs by changing the drawings and specifications, streamlining manufacturing methods, changing suppliers, etc. by studying the costs and functions of products and material services. Activities The purpose is to obtain the necessary functions at the lowest cost.

In our company, the value analysis of the unit production stage is called VA.

Hitachi Ltd. is going to train 10,000 leaders in value engineering in three years
Norio Sekiya General Manager, VEC Promotion Department / Chief Engineer, VEC Planning Group, VEC Promotion Department Kazumasa Inami

Javier Masini, CVS from Mexico visited Isuzu Motor’s largest Tear Down Room in Japan

On the next day of the conference, October 29th, 2015, Masini visited Isuzu Motors, Ltd. Fujisawa Plant for shop tour at their truck assembly plant and Tear Down room which is located annex to the plant. This visit was hosted by VE Promotion Group – Cost Planning Department of Isuzu Motors including M. Sugimoto (GM), K. Ogihara, Y. Watanabe, M. Adachi and N. Ando. After thorough introduction of their tear down activity which is positioned as core part of product and cost planning efforts in Isuzu, they showed around the tear down room with actual displays of various types of trucks by different manufacturers.

Isuzu Motors Ltd. (Japanese: いすゞ自動車株式会社 )

Isuzu Motors Ltd. Value Engineering

いすゞ自動車株式会社   バリューエンジニアリング

Target Costing and Industrial Engineering

Target costing is cost estimation and reduction methodology to achieve a target cost set in relation to the target price set by the company as an objective.

Industrial engineering tools were used by the Toyota managers in target costing exercises. Taiichi Ohno specifically mentioned the role of Industrial Engineering in improving the profitability of Toyota Motors by reducing costs.

Added on 26 July 2018

Now, I developed the term "Product Industrial Engineering" to indicate the redesign of products  carried out by industrial engineering to reduce the cost of production and distribution of the product. While "value engineering" is the first redesign technique that focused on cost reduction of a product by redesigning, we now have more tools and industrial engineers can contribute to the target costing based new product introductions as well as annual budgets.

Industrial engineers are committed to total cost industrial engineering. Total cost industrial engineering is application of engineering and engineering activity related management to reduce the cost of manufacture and distribution of a company's product and service portfolio.

Product Industrial Engineering

Study Materials

Product Industrial Engineering

Value Engineering - Introduction

Value Analysis and Engineering Techniques

Value Analysis: Approach and Job Plan

Knowledge Required for Value Engineering Application and Practice

Functional Analysis Systems Technique (FAST) - Value Engineering Method

Value Engineering - Examples, Cases and Benefits

Value Engineering in Construction - Structures, Roads, Bridges

Value Engineering at the Design and Development Stage - Tata Nano Example

Low Cost Materials and Processes - Information Board  - Database for Industrial Engineering and Value Engineering

Value Engineering - Bulletin - Information Board

Lean Product Development - Low Waste Product Development - Efficient Product Development

Design for Manufacturing

Design for Assembly

Cost Reduction/Productivity Improvement Methods of Industrial Engineering

Methods efficiency engineering and the related operation analysis examine proposed manufacturing processes and eliminate wastes or inefficiencies.

Motion economy principles based design provides for the best motion pattern that minimizes human effort.

Layout efficiency improvement takes care of layout related issues.

Value engineering takes a product and component design analysis approach to reduce costs.

Operations research optimizes various parameters subject to the given constraints.

Implementing Target Costing - IMA Note

Current Status and Challenges of Target Costing in Japanese Major Corporations
2006 Article
Masayasu Tanaka,Masao Okuhara, Masao Ariga

New Bibliography added on 26 July 2018

Why NYU Tandon for Industrial Engineering?

Industrial Engineers complete their programs well versed in the theories and practical application of lean manufacturing, target costing, and design for manufacturability. Our program establishes a strong foundation in the ability to create engineering processes and systems that improve quality and productivity while eliminating the waste of labor, time, and resources. (Accessed on 26 July 2018)

Study on the Strategies of Target Cost Management in the Supply Chain of Aeronautic Complex Product.
Hang-hang Chen and Li-xin Pan

Using Target Costing to Enhance the Operating Profit
Article: Research of Implementation Mode of Strategic Management Accounting.
Yang-fang Gao et al.

B. Gopalakrishnan, A. Kokatnur, D.P. Gupta, (2007) "Design and development of a target‐costing system for turning operation", Journal of Manufacturing Technology Management, Vol. 18 Issue: 2, pp.217-238,

Target Costing and Value Engineering
Robin Cooper, Regine Slagmulder
 1997 - Productivity Press
Published May 31, 1997
Reference - 359 Pages

May 1993
New product costing, Japanese style. (CPA in Industry )
By Margaret Lgagne and Richard Discenza

Target Costing, Industrial Engineering and Value Engineering Consultants

EFS Consulting, Vienna

Updated 26 July 2019,   26 July 2018,  23 July 2016, 28 November 2013

The Engineering Handbook - Richard C. Dorf - 2018 Information

The Engineering Handbook - Richard C. Dorf - 2018 Book Information

The Engineering Handbook

Richard C. Dorf
CRC Press, 03-Oct-2018 - Technology & Engineering - 3080 pages

First published in 1995, The Engineering Handbook quickly became the definitive engineering reference. Although it remains a bestseller, the many advances realized in traditional engineering fields along with the emergence and rapid growth of fields such as biomedical engineering, computer engineering, and nanotechnology mean that the time has come to bring this standard-setting reference up to date.

New in the Second Edition

19 completely new chapters addressing important topics in bioinstrumentation, control systems, nanotechnology, image and signal processing, electronics, environmental systems, structural systems
131 chapters fully revised and updated
Expanded lists of engineering associations and societies

The Engineering Handbook, Second Edition is designed to enlighten experts in areas outside their own specialties, to refresh the knowledge of mature practitioners, and to educate engineering novices. Whether you work in industry, government, or academia, this is simply the best, most useful engineering reference you can have in your personal, office, or institutional library.

Table of Contents


Force-System Resultants and Equilibrium, Russell Hibbeler
Centroids and Distributed Forces- Walter Pilkey and L. Kitis
Moments of Inertia, J.L. Meriam


Reactions, Thalia Anagnos
Bending Stresses in Beams, James M. Gere
Shear Stresses in Beams, James M. Gere
Shear and Moment Diagrams, George R. Buchanan
Columns, Loren W. Zachary and John B. Ligon
Pressure Vessels, Som Chattopadhyay et al
Axial Loads and Torsion, Nelson R. Bauld Jr.
Fracture Mechanics, Ted L. Anderson


Dynamics of Particles: Kinematics and Kinetics, Bruce Karnopp and Stephen Birn
Dynamics of Rigid Bodies: Kinematics and Kinetics, Ashraf A. Zeid and R. Beck
Free Vibration, Natural Frequencies, and Mode Shapes, Daniel A. Mendelsohn
Forced Vibrations, Arthur W. Leissa
Lumped versus Distributed Parameter Systems, Bulent Ovunc
Applications of Structural and Dynamic Principles, Anthony J. Kalinowski
Vibration Computations and Nomographs- Daniel Inman
Test Equipment and Measuring Instruments, Terrence W. Baird


Linkages and Cams- Michael McCarthy and Gregory L. Long
Tribology: Friction, Wear, and Lubrication, Bharat Bhushan
Machine Elements, Gordon R. Pennock
Crankshaft Journal Bearings, P.K. Subramanyan
Fluid Sealing in Machines, Mechnical Devices, and Apparatus, Alan O. Lebeck


Loads, Peter Gergely
Wind Effects, Timothy A. Reinhold and Ben L. Sill
Earthquake Effects, Charles Scawthorn
Structural Analysis, Eric M. Lui
Structural Steel, William T. Segui
Concrete, Edward G. Nawy
Timber, Donald E. Breyer
Mason Design, James Amrhein
NEW! Nonlinear Dynamics of Continuous Mass Structural Systems, Bulent Ovunc
NEW! Scour of Bridge Foundations, Everett V. Richardson


Incompressible Fluids, Alan T. McDonald
Compressible Flow, Afshin Ghajar
The Rheology of Non-Newtonian Fluids, Deepak Doraiswamy
Airfoils/Wings, Bruce R. Munson and Dennis J. Cronin
Boundary Layers, Ed Braun and Pao-lien Wang
Values, Blake P. Tullis and J. Paul Tullis
Pumps and Fans, Robert F. Boehm
Two-Phase Flow, Richard T. Lahey
Basic Mixing Principles for Various Types of Fluid Mixing Applications, James Y. Oldshue, Jr.
Fluid Measurement Techniques, Sherif A. Sherif


The First Law of Thermodynamics, Richard E. Sonntag
Second Law of Thermodynamics and Entropy, Noam Lior
The Thermodynamics of Solutions, Stanley Sandler and Opdyke Hasan Orbey
Thermodynamics of Surface, William B. Krantz
Phase Equilibrium, Benjamin Kyle
Thermodynamic Cycles, William Cook
Heat Transfer, Yildiz Bayazitoglu and Udaya B. Sathuvalli
Heat Exchangers, M.M. Ohadi
Industrial Combustion- Charles E. Baukal, Jr.
Air Conditioning-Kreider, Victor W. Goldschmidt and Curtis J. Wahlberg
Refrigeration and Cryogenics, Randall Barron
Heat Transfer to Non-Newtonian Fluids, E.F. Matthys
Heat Pipes, Jay M Ochterbeck

Distillation, James R. Fair
Absorption and Stripping, James R. Fair
Extraction, Vincent Van Brunt
Adsorption, Shivaji Sircar
Crystallization and Evaporation, Richard C. Bennett
Membrane Separation, Theodore T. Moore, et al.
Solid-Liquid Separation, Shiao-Hung Chiang
Other Separation Processes, William C. Corder and Simon P. Hanson

Fuels, Safwat M.A. Moustafa
Solar Electric Systems, Roger Messenger, Jerry Ventre, and Thomas Mancini
Internal Combustion Engines, Alan A. Kornhauser
Gas Turbines, Lee S. Langston and George Opdyke, Jr.
Nuclear Power Systems, David M. Woodall and Scott W. Heaberlin
Power Plants, Mohammed M. El-Wakil
Wind Energy, Kyle K. Wetzel
Hydraulic Turbines, Roger E.A. Arndt
Steam Turbines and Generators, Otakar Jonas
Cogeneration: Combined Heat and Power Systems, Moncef Krarti
Electric Machines, Iqbal Husain
NEW! Fuel Cells, Greg Hoogers


Reaction Kinetics, K. H. Lin
Chemical Reaction Engineering, H. Scott Fogler
The Scaleup of Chemical Reaction Systems from Laboratory to Plant, J.B. Cropley


Soil Mechanics, Braja M.Das


Transportation Planning, Michael D. Meyer
Design of Transportation Facilities, John Leonard II and Michael D. Meyer
Operations and Environmental Impacts, Paul W. Shuldiner and Kenneth B. Black
Transportation Systems, Paul Schonfeld
Intelligent Transportation Systems, Yorgos J. Stephanedes


Shallow Water and Deep Water Engineering, John B. Herbich


Drinking Water Treatment, Appiah Amirtharajah and S. Casey Jones
Air Pollution, F. Chris Alley and C. David Cooper
Wastewater Treatment and Current Trends, Frank R. Spellman
Solid Wastes, Ross E. McKinney
Hazardous Waste Management, Harold M. Cota and David Wallenstein
Soil Remediation, Ronald C. Sims and J. Karl C. Nieman
NEW! Urban Storm Water Design and Management, James F. Thompson and Philip B. Bedient


Hydraulics, Barbara Hauser
Hydrology, Vijay P. Singh
Sedimentation, Everett V. Richardson


Transfer Functions and Laplace Transforms, Nelson C. Dorny
Block Diagrams, Taan ElAli
Signal Flow Analysis, Partha P. Banerjee
Linear State-Space Models, Boyd D. Schimel and Walter J. Grantham
Frequency Response, Paul Neudorfer and Pierre Gehlen
Convolution Integral, Rodger E. Ziemer
Stability Analysis, Ray Stefani
z Transform and Digital Systems, Rolf Johansson


Passive Components, Henry Domingos
RL, RC, and RLC Circuits, Michael D. Ciletti
Node Equations and Mesh Equations, James A. Svoboda
Sinusoidal Excitation and Phasors, Muhammad H. Rashid
Three-Phase Circuits, Norman Balabanian
Filters (Passive), Albert J. Rosa
Power Distribution, Robert Broadwater et al.
Analyzing and Solving Problems Associated with Electromagnetic Interference, Arindam Maitra et al.
Electromagnetics, M.N.O. Sadiku and C.M. Akujobi


Operational Amplifiers, Paul J. Hurst
Active RC Filters, Michael A. Soderstrand
Diodes and Transistors, Sid Soclof
Analog Integrated Circuits, Sid Soclof
Optoelectronic Devices, Sid Soclof
Power Electronics, Kaushik S. Rajashekara and Timothy L. Skvarenina
A/D and D/A Convertors- Rex T. Baird and Jerry C. Hamann
Superconductivity, Kevin A. Devlin and Terry P. Orlando
Embedded Systems-on-Chips, Wayne Wolf
NEW! Electronic Data Analysis Using PSpice and MATLAB, John Attia
NEW! Electronic Packaging, Glenn Blackwell
NEW! Microwave and RF Engineering, Mike Golio


Logic Devices, Richard S. Sandige
Counters and State Machines (Sequencers), Barry Wilkinson
Microprocessors and Microcontrollers, Michael A. Soderstrand
Memory Systems, Richard S. Sandige
Computer-Aided Design and Simulation, Michael D. Ciletti
Logic Analyzers, Samiha Mourad and Mary Sue Haydt


Transforms and Fast Algorithms, Alexander Poularikas
Digital Filters, Bruce W. Bomar and Rosemary L. Smith
Analog and Digital Communications, Tolga Duman
Coding, Scott L. Miller and Leon W. Couch II
Computer Communication Networks, John N. Daigle
Satellites and Aerospace, Samuel W. Fordyce and William W. Wu
Mobile and Portable Radio Communication- Rias Muhamed et al.
Communications, Joseph Palais
NEW! Digital Image Processing, Jonathon Randall and Ling Guan
NEW! Complex Envelope Representation for Modulated Signals, Leon W. Couch II


Computer Organization: Architecture, Vojin G. Oklobdzija
Operating Systems, Pao-lien Wang
Programming Languages, Jens Palsberg
Input/Output Devices, Chih-Kong Ken Yang
Memory and Storage Systems, Peter J. Varman
NEW! Nanocomputers, Nanoarchitectures, and NanoICS, Sergey Lyshevski
NEW! Software Engineering, Phillip A. Laplante
NEW! Human-Computer Interface Design, and Mansour Rahimi, Jennifer MacLean, Greg Placencia


Sensors and Transducers, Rosemary L. Smith
Measurement Errors and Uncertainty, Steve. J. Harrison and Ron Dieck
Signal Conditioning, Steve Dyer
Telemetry, Stephen Horan
Recording Instruments, Tim Chinowsky
Bioinstrumentation, Wolf W. von Maltzahn and Karsten Meyer-Waarden
NEW! G (LabVIEW) Software Engineering, Christopher Relf
NEW! Sensors, Halit Eren
NEW! AC Electrokinetics of Particles, Michael Pycraft Hughes et al.
NEW! Biomedical Engineering, Joseph D. Bronzino


Quality Control, N.W.J. Hazelton and Boudewijn H.W. van Gelder
Elevation, Steven D. Johnson
Distance Measurements, N.W.J. Hazelton and R. Ben Buckner
Directions, Bon DeWitt
Photogrammetry and Topographic Mapping-Arlinghaus et al
Surveying Computations, H.W. van Gelder
Satellite Surveying, H.W. van Gelder and Robert Austin
Surveying Applications for Geographic Information Systems, Baxter E. Vieux and James F. Thompson
Remote Sensing, Jonathan W. Chipman et al.


Principles of Feedback Control, Hitay Ozbay
Root Locus, D. Subbaram Naidu
Nyquist Criterion and Stability, Norman Nise
System Compensation, Frances H. Raven
Process Control, Thomas Marlin
Digital Control, Michael J. Piovoso
Robots and Control, Thomas R. Kurfess and Mark L. Nagurka
State Variable Feedback, Thomas Vincent
NEW! Nonlinear Control Systems, Andrea Serrani
NEW! Introduction to Mechatronics, Robert H. Bishop


Types of Manufacturing, Richard Schonberger
Quality, Matthew P. Stephens and Joseph F. Kmec
Flexible Manufacturing, Andrew Kusiak and Chang-Xue Jack Feng
Managing for Value, Edward Knod   - Value Engineering
Design, Modeling, and Prototyping, William L. Chapman and A. Terry Bahill
Materials Processing and Manufacturing Methods, Chang-Xue Jack Feng
Machine Tools and Processes, Yung C. Shin
Ergonomics and Human Factors, Waldemar Karwowski
Pressure and Vacuum, Peter J. Biltoft et al
Food Engineering, R. Paul Singh
Agricultural Engineering, David J. Hills
System Reliability, Rama Ramakumar
NEW! Computer Integrated Manufacturing: A Data Mining Approach, Bruno Agard & Andrew Kusiak


Aerodynamics, John F. Donovan
Response to Atmospheric Disturbances, Ronald A. Hess
Computational Fluid Dynamics, Ramesh K. Agarwal
Aeronautical and Space Engineering Materials, Nesrin Sarigul-Klijn
Propulsion Systems, Jan C. Monk
Aircraft Performance and Design, Francis Joseph Hale
Spacecraft and Mission Design, Wallace T. Fowler


Hazard Identification and Control, Mansour Rahimi
Regulations and Standards, A. Keith Furr


Present Worth Analysis, Walter Short
Project Analysis Using Rate-of-Return Criteria, Robert Beaves
Project Selection from Alternatives-Hendrickson and McNeil
Depreciation and Corporate Taxes, Chris Hendrickson and Tung Au
Financing and Leasing, Charles Fazzi
Risk Analysis and Management, Bilal M. Ayyub
Sensitivity Analysis, Harold E Marshall
Life-Cycle Costing, Wolter J. Fabrycky and Benjamin S. Blanchard
Project Evaluation and Selection, Hans J. Thamhain
Critical Path Method, John L. Richards
Intellectual Property: Patents, Trade Secrets, Copyrights, Trademarks and License, David Rabinowitz and Steven M. Hoffberg

Properties of Solids, James F. Shackelford
Failure Analysis, James F. Shackelford
Liquids and Gases, Bruce Poling
Biomaterials, Scott Hazelwood and Bruce R. Martin


General Mathematics, William Ames
Linear Algebra Matrices, George Cain
Vector Algebra and Calculus, George Cain
Complex Variables, George Cain
Difference Equations, William Ames
Differential Equations, William Ames
Integral Equations, William Ames
Integral Transforms, William Ames
Integral Transforms, William Ames
Chaos, Fractals and Julia Sets, Anca Deliu
Calculus of Variations, William Ames
Probability and Statistics, Y.L. Tong
Optimization, George Cain
Numerical Methods, William Ames
Dimensional Analysis, William Ames
Computer Graphics Visualization, Richard S. Gallegher
Mathematical Tables and Formulae

Target Costing and Value Engineering - Robin Cooper - 1997 - Information

Target Costing and Value Engineering - Robin Cooper - 1997 - Book Information

Target Costing and Value Engineering

Robin Cooper
Routledge, 19-Oct-2017 - Business & Economics - 359 pages

Effective cost management must start at the design stage. As much as 90-95% of a product's costs are added in the design process. That is why effective cost management programs focus on design and manufacturing. The primary cost management method to control cost during design is a combination of target costing and value engineering.

Target Costing Objectives:

Identify the cost at which your product must be manufactured at if it is to earn its profit margin at its expected target selling price.
Break the target cost down to its component level and have your suppliers find ways to deliver the components they sell you at the set target prices while still making adequate returns.

Value Engineering:

The connection to function: An organized effort and team based approach to analyze the functions of goods and services that the design stage, and find ways to achieve those functions in a manner that allows the firm to meet its target costs.

The result: Added value for your company (development costs on-line with added value for your company; development costs on-line with selling prices) and added value for your customer (higher quality products that meet, possibly even exceed, customer expectations.)

Value Analysis and Engineering - Online Book

Engineering Processes Improvement - Experiments and Data Analytics

How to improve processes using the large quantities of data that are routinely collected from process systems.

Book giving some answers


1. Visualizing Process Data
2. Univariate Data Analysis
3. Process Monitoring
4. Least Squares Modelling Review
5. Design and Analysis of Experiments
6. Latent Variable Modelling
“This work is the copyright of Kevin Dunn.”

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Design for Manufacturing

Design for Manufacturing - Natasha Baker
Streamed live on 1 Mar 2019


Design for Manufacturing

1. Estimate the Manufacturing Costs
2. Reduce the Cost of Components
3. Reduce the Cost of Assembly
4. Reduce the Costs of Supporting Production
5. Consider the Impact of DFM Decisions on other Factors

Designing Products for Manufacture and Assembly (DFMA)

Product design has to ensure that manufacturing and assembly feasibility and cost are appropriately considered in the design process.

Reducing the number of parts is an important concern of DFMA. For this purpose for each separate part, the following questions are to be answered by the designer.

1. Does the part move relative to all other parts?
2. Must the part be made of different material?
3. Must the part be separate from all other parts to allow the disassembly of the product for adjustment or maintenance?

DFM Guideline
A1) Understand manufacturing problems/issues of current/past products
A3) Eliminate overconstraints to minimize tolerance demands.

P1) Adhere to specific process design guidelines.
P2) Avoid right/left hand parts.
P3) Design parts with symmetry.
P4) If part symmetry is not possible, make parts very asymmetrical.
P5) Design for fixturing.
P6) Minimize tooling complexity by concurrently designing tooling.
P8) Specify optimal tolerances for a Robust Design.
P9) Specify quality parts from reliable sources.
P10) Minimize Setups.
P11) Minimize Cutting Tools.
P12) Understand tolerance step functions and specify tolerances wisely.

DFM in Plastic Injection Moulding

Technologies to reduce production costs

Sep 11, 2005 Leslie Gordon

Software that optimizes product design

Companies can slash costs by improving the design process at its beginning. Design for manufacturing and assembly (DFMA) software includes a design-for-manufacture module, with which engineers obtain early cost estimates on parts or products, and a design-for-assembly module, which they employ to determine the best methods to manufacture products.

Engineers use the software where a design idea might still be scribbled on a napkin. Or, they use it to re-examine fully finished products to ensure design efficiency. For example, engineers take a part's geometry and determine whether the part should be made from a casting, or be machined, or injection-molded. During this process, the software draws from its large database, containing thousands of manufacturing processes, materials, and machinery, which was developed over many years in conjunction with companies such as GM and Ford.

Engineers also evaluate each assembly's function and the relationship between parts. They simplify and streamline designs repeatedly until achieving a minimum per/piece cost. For example, in one application, engineers slashed labor time by streamlining a product design to eliminate assembly screws.

Design for Manufacturability: How to Use Concurrent Engineering to Rapidly Develop Low-Cost, High-Quality Products for Lean Production - David M. Anderson - Book Information

Recent Linkedin Article
26 July 2016
What is Design for Manufacturing or Design for Assembly





Updated 24 July 2019,  25 July 2018, 25 July 2017,  13 July 2017,  30 July 2016,  27 June 2016

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Value Engineering - Bulletin - Information Board


Value Analysis Tear-down: A New Process for Product Development and Innovation
Yoshihiko Sato, J. Jerry Kaufman
Industrial Press Inc., 2005 - Technology & Engineering - 206 pages
This book presents, for the first time, a new technology for improving products and innovating new and better products, first developed in Japan by Yoshihiko Sato. Value analysis tear-down combines traditional tear-down with the technologies of value analysis and value engineering. Within a few years of its public announcement in Japan, value analysis tear-down was adopted by all eleven Japanese automobile manufacturers, and many of the Japanese consumer electronics manufacturers. Jerry Kaufman, based in Houston, Texas, is a recognized authority and author on value engineering and value management, and has contributed much that is in these technologies to the process described in this book. The result of his collaboration with Mr. Sato is a process that helps engineers and managers reduce product cost, improve quality, continuously improve existing products, and discover opportunities for innovative change.
The first "how-to-do-it" book in English, it is written specifically for professionals in product engineering, manufacturing engineering, and value engineering; and the managers of these professionals, including plant managers, production managers, manufacturing executives, and research and development executives. It will also be useful to manufacturing, marketing, and management people concerned with product improvement, innovation, and improving their company's competitive position. Value analysis tear-down can be applied in many service and other industries, as well as in manufacturing; wherever there are physical components to be improved or invented.

Value: Its Measurement, Design, and Management
M. Larry Shillito, David J. De Marle
John Wiley & Sons, 13-Jul-1992 - Technology & Engineering - 368 pages
Written for people of various professions and offering a modern approach to using value analysis for product development, this is a structured process that unites interdisciplinary teams in an organization to select and analyze projects in terms of investment potential and to integrate quality and productivity. It contains four sections that describe the nature, measurement, design and management of value.

Design to Cost
Jack V. Michaels, William P. Wood
John Wiley & Sons, 26-Jun-1989 - Business & Economics - 432 pages
How to accurately estimate, in advance, the cost of producing products or services by means of the design-to-cost method, which systematically constrains design goals according to available funds. This book shows how to use value engineering, cost estimating, and cost control to devise, and adhere to, realistic cost goals. Touches on techniques from management methods to specific engineering approaches, and provides actual case studies of projects and services that have now become affordable through the application of the design-to-cost method.

August 31, 2017
SAVE (Society of American Value Engineers), USA conferred on Tata Steel ‘The Arthur E. Mudge Award for Outstanding Accomplishment in Industry’ for the year 2017 during the SAVE Value Summit 2017 at Philadelphia, USA.

Managing for Value - Chapter in Handbook
Edward M. Knod, Jr.

Value engineering application in a high rise building (a case study in Bali)
Putri Arumsari and Ricco Tanachi

Course Name: Product Design using Value Engineering

Value Engineering Enhances Design and Controls Production Costs.
The Motorcycle Tire Changer

Capital project value improvement in the 21st century: Trillions of dollars in the offing

August 2018 | Article
if PVI best practices were implemented at scale, an annual benefit on the order of $1 trillion is possible.

PVI is a systematic method used to improve a project’s financial value or cashflow. This process most often involves reducing its capital or operating expenditure; increasing its output; or accelerating its completion date so it becomes profitable more quickly. The crux of PVI lies in a comprehensive, “no stone left unturned” approach to identifying and evaluating creative alternatives to a project’s economics, with the goal of achieving a higher project return
In this current competitive automotive world, cutting down the cost & improving the function for the same cost is the key in winning over the competition. Satven has been supporting its customer for Value Engineering & Value Analysis with a classical VAVE approach through Functional Analysis, FAST methodology, Cost/worth for each function & identification of function for cost reduction & brain storming for idea generation with a cross-function team of Design, Manufacturing experts for identified functions/parts.


An interesting paper

An Improved Effective Cost Review Process for Value Engineering
D. S. Joo and J. I. Park
Department of Industrial Engineering, Ajou University, San 5, Woncheon-dong, Yeongtong-gu, Suwon 443-749, Republic of Korea
The Scientific World Journal
Volume 2014, Article ID 682051, 16 pages
Copyright © 2014 D. S. Joo and J. I. Park. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.



Value Engineering and Function Analysis: Frameworks for Innovation in Antenna Systems
Open Access
Challenges 2018, 9(1), 20

Aug. 15, 2017

DoD Announces Recipients of Value Engineering Achievement Awards

Best Practices in the Value Engineering Program

Procedia Computer Science
Volume 28, 2014, Pages 781-788
open access
Procedia Computer Science
Extended Model for Integrated Value Engineering☆
Florian G.H.Behncke Sebastian Maisen bacher MaikMaurer

Corporate Value Engineering/Management Policy

Value Engineering Theory: Lecture Outline and Reading Supplement
Donald E. Parker
Miles Value Foundation - Business & Economics - 188 pages

This publication is designed to be part of a University level course on Value Engineering Theory. As Such, it is presented in two sections:

Section one of this publication contains an eleven-part reading supplement to Larry Miles’ book, “Techniques of Value Analysis and Engineering”.

Section two contains the reading assignment and content of the eleven basic lectures for the course.

The objectives are to introduce the concept of value engineering and demonstrate its application and techniques.

Value Engineering: Theory and Practice in Industry
Thomas R. King
Miles Value Foundation - Value analysis (Cost control) - 195 pages

This book, along with an instructor's guide (available at was developed to support a 3-credit hour university course on Value Engineering principles.

The objective of the course is to introduce the concept of value engineering and demonstrate its techniques and application. The course of study provides practical knowledge in specialized techniques that comprise the value engineering methodology and the manner in which they are applied through a systematic job plan approach.

Lawrence D. Miles Foundation - Value Education Resources

Celestine Aguwa Ph.D.
Value Engineering Faculty, Wayne State University

Developing a Standard Approach to the Value Engineering Process for the Civil Engineering Industry: a Theoretical, Case Study and Industry Perspective.
Charles Anthony Mitchell, Dublin Institute of Technology

July 2017

Value Engineering is not just an engineering initiative - Total Value Engineering


Your Career as Cost and Value Engineer at Siemens

by Siemens

June 2017
Holokit For Low-Cost Mixed Reality
Amber Garage introduce the Holokit - a low cost solution for Mixed Reality.
Jun 4, 2017

April 2017

2016 SAVE  Value Summit Keynote - Christine Furstoss - General Electric


Save International

March 2017

Value-Engineering Boosts Returns for Utility-Scale Solar Projects

Value Engineering and the Price of Steel

Value Engineering in Fire Design – Protecting Lives and Saving Costs


December 2016

Value engineering services  play a central role in Hittech’s relationship with the customer

Value engineering of solar power system

"Tata Steel has been conferred with Vasant Rao Trophy by Indian Value Engineering Society (INVEST) for excellence in Systematic Application of Value Engineering at Engineering & Projects

New plastic material developed to aid value engineering

Department of Defense Value Engineering Achievement Awards program - 2016
AMCOM engineers completed 119 projects claiming a record $304 million in savings and cost avoidance for local organizations

October 2014
Value Engineering of Bicycle
Imported bicycle from a low cost source - China costs $1,200.
A new design to cost only $250 in Netherlands

Value Engineering Synergies with Lean Six Sigma: Combining Methodologies for Enhanced Results
Jay Mandelbaum, Anthony Hermes, Donald Parker, Heather Williams
CRC Press, 11-May-2012 - Business & Economics - 212 pages
Lean Six Sigma (LSS), Design for Six Sigma (DFSS), and Value Engineering (VE) have a proven track record of success for solving problems and improving efficiency. Depending on the situation, integrating these approaches can provide results that exceed the benefits of each individual approach. Value Engineering Synergies with Lean Six Sigma: Combining Methodologies for Enhanced Results describes how to integrate these dynamic tools to achieve unprecedented improvements and break down the organizational stovepipes that can occur when different offices are assigned responsibility for different problem-solving methods.

The book identifies opportunities where readers can integrate these approaches to go beyond what is currently possible with the individual approaches. Explaining the VE methodology, it supplies a high-level discussion of LSS and DFSS. Next, it compares VE with LSS and identifies the different opportunities for synergies that can provide your organization with a competitive edge.

June 2012
Value Engineering case studies - Chougule and Kallurkar
May 2012
Case studies of knob, Hand wheel, bearing assembly, dial bracket, recorder gear used in universal testing machine

May 2012

VE prize entry - Columbia river crossing value engineering study

Series Rating Circuit Breakers in Panel Boards - Value Engineering Opportunity|Series-Rating|generic
White paper from GE

Magnesium has value engineering applications where weight reduction is the objective

Alaska Class Ferry - Preliminary Value Analysis Study

VE Study for Closing Waste Packages for containing TAD Canisters

Using Lean Ideas in VE projects
Surface Water Study

January 2012

S Stock Value Engineering - Presentation - London Underground Railway

Value engineering proposal for a fuel additive

Updated 2019 - 22 April
2018 - 24 July,  23 June

 24 July 2017, 13 June 2017,  5 June 2017,  28 June 2015

Lean Product Development - Low Waste Product Development - Efficient Product Development


After successfully implementing lean principles in manufacturing, Solar Turbines took them to product development processes, reducing firefighting and boosting development velocity. LEI’s Chet Marchwinski recently talked about the effort with Solar Products Manager Howard Kinkade.

A Scalable Model For Lean Product Development



Some Differences between Lean Product Development and Functional Product Development

Lean              -                 Functional Product Development

Lean Thinking    -             Functional Management
Rapid Model Replacement  -  Slow model replacement
Frequent model-line expansion - Infrequent model line expansion
More incremental product improvements - More radical product improvements
Heavyweight project managers  -  Lightweight project coordinators
Overlapping compressed phases  - Sequential long phases
High levels of supplier engineering  - High levels of in-house engineering
Design team and project-manager continuity -  Department member continuity
Good communication mechanisms  - Walls between departments
Cross-functional teams  -     Narrow skills in specialized departments

Seven Waste Model Application to Product Development

The Lean Aerospace Initiative (LAI) Product Development Team applied the seven wastes model to product development.

Source: Warmkessel, J. (1998). Introduction to the Product Value Stream. Cambridge, MA.

• Over Production

• Too Much Detail
• Unnecessary Information
• Redundant Development(Reuse
not practiced)

• Transportation

• Information/Software
• Communications Failure
• Not Standards Based
• Multiple Sources
• Incompatible destinations requiring multiple transport

• Waiting

• Information Created Too Early
• Late Delivery of Information
• Unavailable Information
• Quality Suspect

• Processing

• Unnecessary Serial Processing
• Lack of Needed Information
• Poor/Bad decisions affecting
• Excess/Custom Processing
• Not processed per process
• Too Many Iterations/Cycles
• Unnecessary Data Conversions
• Excessive Verification
• No Transformation Instructions
• Decision Criteria Unclear
• Working WithWrong Level of Detail
• Propagation of Bad Decisions
• Processing of Defective Information
• Multiple Tasking When Not Required

• Inventory

• Too Much Information
• Incomplete Content
• Poor Configuration Management

• Unnecessary Movement

• Information User Not Connected
to Sources Requiring Manual
• Information Pushed to Wrong

• Defective Product

• Quality Lacking or Suspect
• Conversion Error
• Wrong Level of Information
• Incomplete Information
• Ambiguous Information
• Inaccurate Information
• Tolerance Exceeded
• Poor Configuration Management

Updated on 24 July 2019, 11 March 2015

Monday, July 22, 2019

Industrial Engineering and Productivity Management - NITIE Course 2019

Principles of Industrial Engineering - Taylor-Narayana Rao

Presented in the 2017 IISE Annual International Conference, Pittsburgh, USA



One Year Industrial Engineering Knowledge Revision Plan

MBA Core Management Knowledge - One Year Revision Schedule

Opportunity for Industrial Engineering in 2019 to 2030

US $421 billion Productivity Cost Reduction Benefit for Year Due to Industry 4.0 - Finding of Productivity Analysis by PWC

It is $4 trillion in the next 11 years.

PWC 2016 -  Industry 4.0 Utility - Revenue and Productivity  Potential - Survey based Study

Cost reduction of 3.6% per annum is the potential of industry 4.0.

Compare 3.6% estimate with 7% growth rate in GDP the top growth country is planning.

Main Industrial Engineering Techniques: 

  • Method Study based on Process Charts and Operation Analysis (Equipment, Tools, Work-holding devices, material handling, Material Transport, Set up, Inspection tools and gauges, Plant Layout etc.)
  • Value Engineering based on 13 Value Analysis Techniques.
  • Motion Study based on Principles of Motion Economy.
  • Work Measurement to measure time and reduce it by method study, value engineering and motion study. Work measurement to set up standard times which are to be attained by operators working at 100 percent rated speed.
  • Additionally mathematical and statistical techniques are used to further improve solutions.
  • Productivity management is done to plan, organize, resource (staff), direct and control productivity improvement projects and studies.
  • Engineering economic analysis is done to assess return on investment in IE project investment. The ROI has to be greater than cost of capital for the company.

Industrial Engineering and Productivity Management - NITIE (2019-20) - Syllabus and Basic Notes on the Topics

Definition of Industrial Engineering  - topic covered

Pioneering Efforts of Taylor and Gilbreth   - topic covered

Productivity – Definition, Types  - topic covered.

Introduction to Productivity Improvement Techniques  - topic covered

Productivity Management  23/8, 26/8 Note circulated

Work Content Analysis  - topic covered  ILO book ch 2

Method Study - Use of Recording Techniques   - Case Studies 1 - Case Studies 2  - ILO Book chapters 3, 6,7,8, 10  topic covered

Principles of Motion Economy  -  ILO book ch. 9  16/7 and 19/7

Work Measurement  -   30/7, 2/8, 6/8 Covered all relevant chapters from ILO Book covered.

Plant Layout    - ILO book ch. 14 -  12/7  covered.

Material Handling  - ILO book ch. 14  12/7  covered.

Value Engineering - Value Analysis Techniques -  Examples, Cases and Benefits  -  topic covered

Job Evaluation and Wage Incentives  Incentives  Note circulated - 9/8 covered

Introduction to Automation in Manufacturing  - ILO book ch. 14    12/7 covered.

FMS  - ILO book ch. 14    12/7 covered.

Presentations 16/8, 20/8, 23/8 - Smart manufacturing technologies, IoT Platforms, Smart Factories - Compulsory Question

Industrial  Engineering Redesign Or  Industrial Engineering Review of Methods

For successful work in any field, it is important to define beforehand what is to be accomplished. 

Goal Determination for Industrial Engineering

The goal-determination step includes:

1. General goal: Most industries have as a goal a better product for a lower cost. For industrial engineering projects, the general goals most of the times are going to be cost reduction and increased productivity.
2.After the general goals is decided the next decision is "where to start the work?" Will it be  single operation or full process.?
3. For each specific problem, a specific goal is to be determined.

Some of the specific goal alternatives are:

Eliminate time spent in obtaining and tools
Reduce discomfort of the operator
Improve the organization of the workplace
Eliminate some make-ready time.
Eliminate some put-away time.
Reduce operator delay
Reduce total cycle time.
Reduce scrap.

Steps or Change Opportunities in Industrial Engineering Work regarding Products and Processes 

1. Change the material being used or contemplated to help meet the goal for the operation being studied.
2. Change the present or contemplated design of product to help meet the goal for the operation being studied.
3. Change the present or contemplated (operation) and sequence of modification work on the material or product to help meet the goal of for operation being studied.
4. Change the equipment used or contemplated  for the operation to help meet the goal for the operation being studied.
5. Change the method or hand pattern used or contemplated for the operation to help the goal for operation being studied.

(Source: Gerald Nadler, Motion and Time Study, McGraw-Hill Book Company, New York, 1955,   p.193. Nadler in turn gives credit to Marvin E. Mundel, Motion and Time Study Principles and Practice, Prentice-Hall, New York, 1950, pp. 23-26.)

Suggested Additional Articles on Industrial Engineering


Definition of Industrial Engineering

Taylor - Narayana Rao Principles of Industrial Engineering

Pioneering Efforts of Taylor and Gilbreth 

Principles of Scientific Management of F.W. Taylor and Practice Implications

F.W. Taylor - Productivity Engineering of Belting - 1893 - Notes on Belting

Frederick Taylor's Piece Rate System - Part 1

F.W. Taylor - Shop Management - With Appropriate Sections

F.W. Taylor Scientific Management - With Appropriate Sections

Productivity Management

Productivity Management

Evolution of Productivity Management

Productivity Management - Management Function-Wise Explanation

Management Process Industrial Engineering - Taylor

Productivity Management - Improving Productivity - Stevenson in Operations Management Book

Method Study

Method Study

Process Industrial Engineering

Method Study

Method Study - ILO Book Description

Method Study - Ralph M. Barnes - Important Points of Various Chapters

Seven Wastes Model

Value Engineering

13 Value Analysis and Engineering Techniques - L.D. Miles

Material Handling

Autonomous Robots - A Note for Industrial Engineers for Industrial Engineering 4.0 (IE 4.0)

Suggested YouTube Videos on Industrial Engineering

What is Industrial Engineering?

Principles of Industrial Engineering - Taylor-Narayana Rao Video presentation

Functions of Industrial Engineering

Focus Areas of Industrial Engineering - Curriculum and Practice Areas

Product Industrial Engineering - Introduction

Process Industrial Engineering - Introduction

Value Engineering - Introduction - Miles Way

Value Engineering Techniques

1. Avoid Generalities

 2. Get All Available Costs

 3. Use Information from Only the Best Source

 4. Blast, Create, Refine


   6. Identify and Overcome Roadblocks

 7. Use Industry Specialists to Extend Specialized Knowledge

  8. Get a Dollar Sign on Key Tolerances

   9. Utilize Vendors’ Available Functional Products

 10. Utilize and Pay for Vendors’ Skills and Knowledge

 11. Utilize Specialty Processes

 12. Utilize Applicable Standards

13. Use The Criterion “Would I Spend My Money This Way”


1. Engineering Chapter  - Design and Production Related Chapters - Announced in the class. To be submitted by Friday 12 July 2019 - Summary of a chapter - To indicate its relevance for Product Industrial Engineering or Process Industrial Engineering.

2. Product Industrial Engineering - Value Engineering - New Design Ideas, New Materials, New processes for productivity improvement and cost reduction

3. Process Industrial Engineering - Process charting and operation analysis based on YouTube videos

Work Study - Method Study - Process Industrial Engineering Exercises

4. Smart Factory Implementation Description - Pick a smart factory, gather materials and summarize. Presentation to be made.

High Productivity Through Smart Factories - Industry 4.0 - Bulletin Board

Smart Factory Implementation - Steps, Benefits, Challenges and Road Maps

Midterm Test

Friday 26 July 2019

IE & PM Course Details of 2015

Updated on 23 July 2019, 15 July 2019,  9 July,  7 July 2019,  4 July 2019,  1 July 2019, 25 June 2019
First published on 24 June 2019