Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Productivity Science - Research Project - Causal Explanation for Productivity



Suggestions are Invited

Please help in making the research project effective and useful.

Suggestions are invited for modifying the research proposal to make the research project more effective.

Suggestions are also invited for inclusion of papers in each topic. What are the seminal papers in each topic? If you authored or published any paper having causal explanation of productivity in any of the subtopics, please inform through email to nkvss at nitie dot ac dot in for inclusion in the bibliography and literature review.


Project started on 3 August 2017


The research project is exploring the research conducted so far in the industrial engineering field to identify research papers and theses (dissertations) that developed or tested causal explanation theories, propositions or hypotheses and consolidate them into a framework. The research is furthering the principles of industrial engineering proposed by Prof. K.V.S.S. Narayana Rao (Part of the Proceedings of IISE 2017 Annual Conference at Pittsburgh)


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The functions of industrial engineering

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Research in Industrial Engineering can be related to productivity science, productivity engineering or productivity management. The basic research in industrial engineering has to aim of creating productivity science. The science in turn is converted into productivity engineering or productivity management. Productivity engineering is using technical knowledge to redesign products and processes. Productivity management is redesign of managerial processes to enhance productivity and planning and execution of productivity improvement strategies, plans, programs and projects.
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Productivity - Definition and Explanation


Productivity is proper and rational use of resources. Productivity is measured as quality (effective or useful) output per unit of single input or unit of multiple inputs.

When productivity is increased either inputs used will come down for the same output or output will increase for the same input.  In terms of cost, for the same amount of input more output will come, hence unit cost of production will come down. Similarly, for the same output, input will come down, and hence unit cost will come down.

Organization of Productivity Science Theory


1. Productivity of Systems

2. Productivity of Systems - Global, National, Sectoral, Industry, Regional and Firm Levels.

3. Productivity of Resources - Machines and Equipment ( Production machines, Transport equipment, Material Handling equipment, Inspection equipment, Computing facilities, etc. ), Material, Energy, Manpower (Managers, supervisors, operators, knowledge workers), Land, Buildings, Utilities (Water, Compressed air etc.)

4. Productivity of Engineering Processes - Production, Inspection, Material handling, Maintenance, Design, Research and Development, Information processing,

5. Productivity of Different Engineering Branches-Related Technologies


Mechanical engineering


- Automobile - Development, Design, Production, and Servicing

- Machine Tools

- Boilers

- Robotics

- 3D Printers

Civil engineering


- Construction of Buildings

- Construction of Dams

- Construction of Roads

Metallurgical engineering

Mining engineering

Electrical engineering

- Generation of Power

- Distribution of Power

Electronics engineering

Communications engineering

Software engineering


- Data Analytics and Productivity
- IoT and Productivity
- Programmer productivity
- Data Center Productivity

Biotech Engineering


New Technologies


Industry 4.0


Industry 4.0 - IIoT Technology - Industrial Engineering - Productivity Science
http://nraoiekc.blogspot.com/2017/12/industry-40-iiot-technology-industrial.html

Industry 4.0 - IIoT - Productivity Engineering
http://nraoiekc.blogspot.com/2017/12/industry-40-iiot-productivity.html

Industry 4.0 - IIoT - Productivity Management
http://nraoiekc.blogspot.com/2017/12/industry-40-iiot-productivity-management.html

6. Productivity of Non-engineering Processes


Hospital Productivity

7. Productivity Science - Theories from Other Disciplines


Economics

Management

Organizational Behavior

Psychology

Sociology


In each area, seminal papers that discovered causal variables that affect productivity will be identified and the subsequent publications that extended the area will be listed. Any literature survey published on the issue will be specially highlighted. An attempt will be made to summarize and present the status of the theory on the area.

Suggestions are Invited

Please help in making the research project effective and useful.

Suggestions are invited for modifying the research proposal to make the research project more effective.

Suggestions are also invited for inclusion of papers in each topic. What are the seminal papers in each topic?

Project started on 3 August 2017


Research Papers and Articles Collected So Far

The articles collected so far are listed in the individual blog posts.

Organization of Productivity Science Theory


1. Productivity of Systems

General - System Level Productivity Science

2. Productivity of Systems - Global, National, Sectoral, Industry, Regional and Firm Levels.

3. Productivity of Resources - Machines and Equipment ( Production machines, Transport equipment, Material Handling equipment, Inspection equipment, Computing facilities, etc. ), Material, Energy, Manpower (Managers, supervisors, operators, knowledge workers), Land, Buildings, Utilities (Water, Compressed air etc.)

4. Productivity of Engineering Processes - Production, Inspection, Material handling, Maintenance, Design, Research and Development, Information processing,

5. Productivity of Different Engineering Branches-Related Technologies


Mechanical engineering


- Automobile - Development, Design, Production, and Servicing

- Machine Tools

- Boilers

- Robotics
Robots and Cost Reduction - Price and Cost Reduction of Robots

- 3D Printers
3D Printing - Additive Manufacturing - Productivity Science and Engineering

Civil engineering


- Construction of Buildings

- Construction of Dams

- Construction of Roads

Metallurgical engineering

Mining engineering

Electrical engineering

- Generation of Power

- Distribution of Power

Electronics engineering

Communications engineering

Software engineering


- Data Analytics and Productivity
- IoT and Productivity
- Programmer productivity
- Data Center Productivity

Biotech Engineering

New Technologies


Industry 4.0


Industry 4.0 - IIoT Technology - Industrial Engineering - Productivity Science
http://nraoiekc.blogspot.com/2017/12/industry-40-iiot-technology-industrial.html

Industry 4.0 - IIoT - Productivity Engineering
http://nraoiekc.blogspot.com/2017/12/industry-40-iiot-productivity.html

Industry 4.0 - IIoT - Productivity Management
http://nraoiekc.blogspot.com/2017/12/industry-40-iiot-productivity-management.html

6. Productivity of Non-engineering Processes


Hospital Productivity

7. Productivity Science - Theories from Other Disciplines


Economics

Management

Organizational Behavior

Psychology

Sociology


Updated  10 January 2018,  20 December 2017, 3 August 2017

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