- Introduction to Industrial Engineering
- Contribution of Taylor, Gilbreth, Emerson, Maynard, Barnes, Shigeo Shingo
- Productivity Science
- Productivity Engineering -
- IE Economic Analysis
- IE Statistics - Six Sigma Optimization
- Human Effort Industrial Engineering
- IE Measurements
- Productivity Management
- Applied Industrial Engineering
- Industrial Engineering 4.0
- Industrial Engineering Case Studies
Dr. K.V.S.S. Narayana Rao, Professor, National Institute of Industrial Engineering, Mumbai, India.
Author of Principles of Industrial Engineering, Functions of Industrial Engineering and Focus Areas of Industrial Engineering.
Industrial Engineering is System Efficiency Engineering.
Machine Effort and Human Effort Industrial Engineering.
Industrial Engineering has three components:
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Introduction to Industrial Engineering
Basic Principles of Industrial Engineering - Narayana Rao
Principles of Industrial Engineering - Narayana Rao - Detailed List
The principles were presented at the Annual Conference of IISE 2017 at Pittsburgh, USA. The paper is in the proceedings of the conference. The presentation made at the conference is given below.
Principles of Industrial Engineering - Narayana Raohttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pU8CdWfZZdU
Industrial Engineering - History
Pioneers and Expert Practitioners of Industrial Engineering
Frederick Winslow Taylor - A Pioneer Industrial Engineer
The Component Areas of Industrial Engineering
Human Effort Engineering - Methods, Techniques and Related Issues
Systems Efficiency Engineering - Methods, Techniques and Related Issues
Value Engineering Introduction - Miles Wayhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BHH-QZ29EOo
Systems Design, Installation and Improvement Management Methods, Techniques and Related Issues
Functions of Industrial Engineering
Focus Areas of Industrial EngineeringEngineering has two aims:
To develop effective products and processes that satisfy customers.
To develop efficient products and processes that give profits and satisfaction to the producers (both managers-capitalists and employees).
Industrial engineering is focused on efficiency while the functional engineers are focused on effectiveness.
Both engineering streams have big data bases of knowledge, information and data that are to be used to do the design and execution work successfully to the satisfaction of customers.
Industrial engineering developed its knowledge based over 140 years. The academic discipline of industrial engineering was started in 1908. But the call for development of this engineering branch was given in 1880.
Productivity Science: Science developed for each element of machine operation and each element of human tasks in industry.
Product Industrial Engineering: Redesign of products to reduce cost and increase value keeping the quality intact.
Process Industrial Engineering: Redesign of processes to reduce cost and increase value keeping the quality intact.
Industrial Engineering Statistics: Using statistical tools like data description, sampling and design of experiments in industrial engineering activity.
Industrial Engineering Economics: Economic analysis of industrial engineering projects.
Human Effort Industrial Engineering: Redesign of products and processes to increase satisfaction and reduce discomfort and other negative consequence to operators.
Productivity Measurement: Various measurements done by industrial engineers in industrial setting to collect data, analyze data and use the insights in redesign: Product Industrial Engineering and Process Industrial Engineering.
Productivity Management: Management undertaken by industrial engineers to implement Product Industrial Engineering and Process Industrial Engineering. Management processes industrial engineering is also part of productivity management.
Applied Industrial Engineering: Application of industrial engineering in new technologies, existing technologies, engineering business and industrial processes and other areas.
Productivity Science - Principle of Industrial Engineering
Productivity Drivers - Productivity Analysis - Productivity Science
Productivity Science - Determinants of Productivity
People Productivity Factors - Model by R.A. Sutermeister
Product Industrial Engineering
Product Design Industrial Engineering
Value Engineering - Introduction
Value Analysis: Approach and Job Plan
Value Analysis and Engineering Techniques - 13 Techniques Proposed by L.D. Miles, the founder of value analysis and engineering
Value Engineering - Examples, Cases and Benefits
Design for Manufacturing
Process Industrial Engineering
The scope of process industrial engineering is very big. Engineering processes are large in number because of large number of engineering branches. Within each branch there are different areas of subjects. Within each subjects there are large number of processes. For illustration, in the subject of manufacturing alone there are number of fundamental processes. Within each fundamental process, say for example, machining, there are number of machine tools. Continuously, developments are taking place in machine tools, cutting tools and accessories that have an effect on productivity. Industrial engineers have to monitor, establish relationships with representatives of sellers and consultants to know the developments, evaluate them and implement them in their organization as quickly as possible. There is reengineering opportunity each time a new development in any engineering element is adopted. Creative application of new technology as well as problem solving ideas is required all the time in industrial engineering.
Process Industrial Engineering - Methods and Techniques
Operation Process Chart
Flow Process Chart
Seven Waste Model
Value Stream Mapping
Productivity Analysis and Improvement of Processing Operations
Productivity Analysis and Improvement of Inspection Operations
Statistical Process Control
High Productivity Inspection Techniques and Instruments
Productivity Analysis and Improvement of Material Handling Operations
Plant Layout Studies
Developments in Material Handling Equipment
Robots for Loading and Unloading Machines
Analysis of Temporary Delays
Shigeo Shingo is to be appreciated for providing detailed discussion on this issue in his book, "A Study of the Toyota Production System from an Industrial Engineering Point of View."
Reduction of batch quantities
Reduction of safety stocks
Reduction of demand fluctuations
Productivity Analysis and Improvement of Stores/Warehouse OperationsWarehouse Efficiency Improvement
Warehouse Layout Analysis
Warehouse Information Management Systems
Objectives of Productivity Engineering - Process Industrial Engineering
Zero Waste, Zero Defects, Zero Breakdowns, Zero Stocks, Zero Resources (Investment)
Reduce Waste, Reduce Defects, Reduce Breakdowns, Reduce Stocks, Reduce Resources (Investment)
The Function of Methods Efficiency Engineering - Process Industrial Engineering
Machines and Tools Related Methods Efficiency Analysis - Machine Work Study
Machine Work Studyhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b31oEBYu-T4
Machine Work Study - Methods, Techniques and Tools
Machine Work Study - Online Book
Operation Analysis Approach - Knol Book
Case Studies and Examples - Productivity Engineering - Process Industrial Engineering - Methods Industrial Engineering
Industrial Engineering of Machine Shop - Machining Operations
Taylor - Art of Metal Cutting - Important Points
Machine Shop Process Industrial Engineering
Cutting Tool Alternatives for Machine Process IE - Cost and Productivity Benefits
Metal Cutting Theory, Machines and Tools for Machine Work Study
Organizing a Small Workshop for High Productivity - F.W. Taylor
Machining Time Reduction - Machining Cost Reduction
Six Sigma in Machining Processes
Industrial Engineering Optimization
Operations Research - An Efficiency Improvement Tool for Industrial Engineers
Cost Based Assembly Line Optimization
Industrial Engineering Statistics
Six Sigma in Machining Processes
More articles are provided in the articles in the area "Applied Industrial Engineering"
Industrial Engineering Economics
The Engineer as an Economist - Industrial Engineer - Henry Towne - 1886
Industrial Engineering Economics - Important Component of Industrial Engineering
Engineering Economics and Industrial Engineering
Human Effort Industrial Engineering
Human Effort Industrial Engineering
Productivity Measurement - Work/Time, Cost, ProductivityIndustrial Engineering Data and Measurements
Time Study by F.W. Taylor
Kaizen Costing and Kaizen Cost Management
Applied Industrial Engineering
Applied Industrial Engineering - Process Steps
3D Printing - Additive Manufacturing Industrial Engineering - Productivity Science and Engineering
Industrial Engineering of Welding Processes
Applied Industrial Engineering - Implementation Steps
McKinsey Way Supply Chain Industrial Engineering - Zero-Based Productivity Management of Supply Chain
Supply Chain Industrial Engineering - Online Book
Organizing Industrial Engineering Department
Industrial Engineering and Other Departments and Disciplines
Industrial Engineering Programs
Industrial Engineering in Practice in CompaniesIndustrial Engineering Practice in Top 100 Global Manufacturing Companies
Industrial Engineering Case Studies
IE Continuous Improvement - 3 Years - 50% Cost Reduction - Diplexer Line Case Study
Articles, Books, Bulletin Boards, Course Pages
Innovations in Industrial Engineering
Updates done on 9.4.2022, 28 Dec 2020, 17 June 2020, 20 May 2020, 7 April 2020, 3 April 2020
First published on 7 May 2019