Industrial Engineering Definitions
System Efficiency Engineering Methods, Techniques and Tools of IE
Articles and Information
Industrial Engineering, January 1980, pp. 14-19.
IE Principles Applied to Forest Conservation
Donald L. Gochenur, Jr., Edward L. Fisher, and Harry Gibson
What is Timber Harvesting?
The process of timber harvesting industry can be divided into the following subprocesses.
Felling: consists of cutting, limbing and topping a tree.
Bucking: Converts a tree-length log to sawlog or pulpwood segments of specific lengths.
Prebunching: It is an optional activity. Transports logs from the stump to a skidroad to await skidding.
Skidding: Involves transportation of a log from the skidroad or stump to the landing.
Loading: Transfers the log from a log pile to a truck or trailer.
Hauling: Transports the log from the landing to a processing point.
Of the six operations, felling and bucking make up the production functions of logging, and the other four can be considered material handling operations.
IEs can do process studies, operation studies and motion studies in the overall process and subprocesses.
Industrial Engineering, January 1980, pp. 32-35
Videotapes Expand IE Ability
Randy E. Stafford and Michael J. Riley