Monday, July 31, 2017

THE TRAINING OF INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERS - Hollis Godfrey - 1913


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JOURNAL OF POLITICAL ECONOMY, 1913  - Paper

THE TRAINING OF INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERS 


Modified Excerpts from the paper

Little by little, as the engineering student goes forward in education and practice,  he begins to see that the possession of certain powers enables him to conquer hesitant men and recalcitrant machines,
and also problems which involve both men and machines simultaneously. And the powers which enable him to do these things are science and engineering (convertising science into useful devices and processes). His thinking helps him in this.

I assume that no course in the industrial engineering steam would be begun before the end of the Sophomore year in college. The man who reaches the Junior year of college or technical school
must have had some training in science and mathematics or he would not be eligible to enter the industrial engineering course. He must have acquired some common-sense and scientific attitude
on his way, and the knowledge of science and common-sense so gained should be sufficient to enable him to recognize that in electing scientific management he is deliberately electing to follow a long and arduous road. The problem before us, then, when we discuss the work of men electing industrial engineering courses, is taking men with some common-sense and some knowledge of science and raising what they have to the highest possible power.

How, then, can the industrial engineer become a scientist, attain the scientific attitude of mind ?

By welding the scientific work of the classroom with the shop-work of the factory; by making the laboratory hours, hours that are spent with wage-earners striving for their daily wage. Laboratory and classroom hours alike must be filled with reality rather than with pure theory or with theory quite unrelated to the practical world.

The student must first of all, get in touch with the shop. And I insist that he can do that nowhere save in actual operating shops among men who are working for their daily wage. No shop practice in the school will produce a like result. Shop-sense is one of the most valuable possessions of the industrial
engineer. That sense comes only through actual shop practice. Once possessed it means that the man has thereafter the freedom of the shop.

To attain the desirable ends of knowledge of science and posses-sion of common-sense I propose that any course in the science of management shall consist of classroom work as outlined below and
of laboratory work carried on in actual operating shops. That means that manufacturers who are broad-minded enough to be willing to assist the college, and instructors broad-minded enough
to recognize the limitations of industry must co-operate in giving the laboratory instruction in shop practice to the students. I believe both groups of men exist and I feel that through their combined efforts the student should have an opportunity to spend the summers of his Sophomore and Junior years in actual shop practice, while three afternoons a week during the scholastic year should see him working in the shop.

What underlying thought must be before the men who make the courses ?

The industrial engineer is dealing in all cases with both men and machines. He must study "man" in his relation to his industrial environ-ment — not any single class of men, but all the men engaged in
industry. He must study "machines," not alone in their relation to their product, but also in relation to the human beings who operate them. It is his task to bring the best that modern science has to the aid and well-being of man.

It is in the development of his pupil's studies of men that the wise teacher of scientific management will work most steadfastly in correlating the allied courses, mentioned later, in psychology
and physiology, in economics and sociology, with the courses in the science of management, and with the work of living men and whir-ring machines.

The industrial engineer must recognize the presence of many factors in a problem. He must solve equations of not only two unknown quantities, but of a dozen unknown quantities, so to speak. And
the correlation of his courses in class with each other and with life will do much in the way of enabling him to do so.



When should the work begin, and how much of the student's time should it occupy ?

Direct work in industrial engineering and scientific management should begin either at the
end of two years or of four years in college. The direct and allied special classroom courses should occupy one full year of collegiate training, divided between two years' work, making a half-year's
work in scientific management during both the Junior and Senior years. The shopwork should occupy two summer vacations and three afternoons a week during each of the two years.

What courses should be offered ?

A dominant course in the science of management running through two years, allied with courses in economics, sociology, psychology, physiology, hygiene and sanitation, theory and practice
of accounting. All these should be in addition to the student's more direct work in science, mathematics, engineering, English, and foreign languages, which occupy the time of three out of the four collegiate years — if the courses are made undergraduate ones.

What should be the content of the scientific management courses given during the four half-years that comprise the Junior and Senior years of most colleges and technical schools ?

The first half-year should be devoted to a general view of four picked industries — in order that the student may see industry more or less as a whole — and to the study of the principles of
scientific management. The laboratory work for this course should consist of the broad outlined study of four plants from the time of the receipt of the first inquiry from the prospective customer to the final entry of the payment for the bill and the calculation of the cost. The classroom work for this course should be devoted to a thorough grounding in the basic principles of organization,
and to study of the principles of scientific management.

It is most essential that the student should obtain at the very start a clear realization of the difference between system and science. It is most essential also that he should come to understand that,
while certain problems solved for one industry may be solved for all industry, such general solutions cannot be presumed upon. He should know that every new business will contain new problems,
which must be solved by the use of all the knowledge of the past plus all the imaginative genius he can hope to possess. That is to say, the student must learn that a mechanism used successfully
in one place cannot be bodily transported to another with hope of instant success. By the end of the first half-year each individual taking the course should have come to realize that he is studying
the principles of a science which are applicable to every case, not memorizing a set of rules or inheriting a stock of recipes. The study of four actual operating plants will aid him greatly in this
realization.

The second half-year should be devoted in the classroom to a detailed study of the planning-room and the processes involved in getting work into the shop, of stores, routing, specifications, etc. —
planning in general, in a word. The laboratory work should consist of actual planning-room experience in the shop.

It is entirely true that there is a question as to whether planning-room experience should follow or precede shop training. It may, therefore, be a question whether planning should be put in this
course. It is my own belief that the student will master his shop theory better the third half-year from the fact that he has discovered the basic reasons of the work in the planning-room. It should be
noted, moreover, in this connection that I have assumed that the student has had a summer's experience in actual shop practice as a prerequisite of the course, and that he has had a half year of
general preliminary study.

The third half-year should be devoted to a detailed study of work in the shop (especially of the teaching work of the functional foreman), of inspection, and of task work. All of this except the
study of task work should be done in actual plants. The task work should be done on fellow-students in the shops of the school. No untrained man should ever be put on actual task-setting.

The third half-year offers a great opportunity to impress upon the student the importance of the teaching function of his work. The whole theory of functional foremanship is a theory of educa-
tion and a great part of the time of an industrial engineer must be spent in teaching the men with whom he is working. Adequate powers of expression are by no means common among our recent
graduates. The teacher of scientific management can never forget that the work of his pupils must show in the life-work of the men with whom they are dealing. The bridge-builder leaves a physical
monument largely untouched by the later thought of men. The industrial builder must educate in such a way that his work will go progressively forward in the minds of men. That is true education,
and education is true only when it obtains adequate expression.

The fourth half-year should be devoted to studies in bringing all the best that science offers to the aid of industry — to work in costs, to work in the determining of policies by studies of sales,
purchasing, and the like, and to the co-ordination of the work of the three half-years already outlined.

The course of the fourth half-year should be broad enough to give the student some concept that great movements of trade exist and that they are factors which he must meet and use. The world
is fairly well provided with men who can look after a few details.

It is very poorly provided with men who can care for great constructive work. One of the greatest industrial leaders of our time said to me the other day: "The greater the affairs of a corporation, the
smaller the number of men who can deal with them. It seems to be a true inverse proportion. There are ten men who can think in a hundred thousand dollars, to one who can think in a million,
and ten who can think in a million to one who can think in ten millions."

I should hardly expect any course to give an undergraduate a great grasp of comprehensive plans. There is, however, no reason why we should hitch our wagon to the lowest of the stars when we
can find higher ones within our reach.

In the foregoing resume of a course in the science of management I have made no reference to many subjects I should have been glad to consider, to reports and theses, to methods and policies. Considerations of brevity forbade. I must turn again to my catechism and end with three brief questions and three brief answers.

What should the allied courses teach ?

The relation of man to industry and to his general environment.

What should the college courses in English teach ?

The power of expression.

What should the work in scientific management teach ?

That scientific management is a change of mental attitude (mental attitude, now, as always, the most powerful force among men) which makes employer and employee pull together instead of apart, which brings all that is best in science to the aid of every man in industry, and which, by its substitution of exact knowledge for the chaos of guess work and ignorance, makes progressively for
justice and for the coming of the "new industrial day."

Hollis Godfrey

West Medford, Mass.


I am happy I covered some these issues in my principles of industrial engineering.
Principles of Industrial Engineering

Video Presentation
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A SYMPOSIUM ON SCIENTIFIC MANAGEMENT AND EFFICIENCY IN COLLEGE


ADMINISTRATION

COMPRISING AMONG OTHERS

THE PAPERS PRESENTED AT THE EFFICIENCY SESSION

OF THE TWENTIETH ANNUAL CONVENTION OF THE

SOCIETY FOR THE PROMOTION OF ENGINEERING

EDUCATION, HELD AT BOSTON, MASS.,

JUNE 26-29, 1912


OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY ITHACA, N. Y.

TABLE OF CONTENTS.


INTRODUCTION. " Frank. B. Gilbreth


EDUCATIONAL DEMANDS OF MODERN PROGRESS. " Harrington Emerson. 



PRACTICE VERSUS THEORY IN THE SCIENCE OP MANAGEMENT. " F. A. Parklmrst


32 32 37

EDUCATION AND EFFICIENT LIVING. " Meyer Bloomfield

THE ENGINEER AS A MANAGER. " H. L. Gantt


THE MEN WHO SUCCEED IN SCIENTIFIC MANAGEMENT. " H. K. Hathaway

THE PLACE OF THE COLLEGE IN COLLECTING AND CONSERVING THE DATA OF SCIENTIFIC MANAGEMENT. " Wilfred Lewis

AN AUXILIARY TO COLLEGES IN THE TRAINING OF SCIENTIFIC MANAGERS." E. T. Kent

TEACHING SCIENTIFIC MANAGEMENT IN ENGINEERING SCHOOLS." R. B. Wolf

THE TEACHING OF SCIENTIFIC MANAGEMENT IN ENGINEERING SCHOOLS." Hollis Godfrey 


TEACHING THE PRINCIPLES OF SCIENTIFIC MANAGEMENT. " 

Walter Rautenstrauch

82 TEACHING SCIENTIFIC MANAGEMENT IN THE TECHNICAL SCHOOLS.

H. F. J. Porter 94

A BROADENED VIEW OF EFFICIENCY IN ENGINEERING INSTRUCTION.

L. J. Johnson 108

ABSENCES FROM CLASSES ONE MEASURE OF INEFFICIENCY."
F. P.McKibben

112 118

THE PROBLEM OF EFFICIENCY IN TEACHING. " W. A. Hillebrand ....


THE ADMINISTRATION OF COLLEGE SHOP LABORATORIES. " W. F. M. Goss

129 133 139 145

SETTING TASKS FOR COLLEGE MEN. " S. E. Thompson

DEPARTMENTAL ORGANIZATION AND EFFICIENCY. " Hugo Diemer

ACADEMIC EFFICIENCY." William Kent

OPERATING ENGINEERING SCHOOLS UNDER SCIENTIFIC MANAGEMENT. " H. Wade Hibbard

161 182

EFFICIENCY IN ENGINEERING EDUCATION. " G. H. Shepard

THE APPLICATION OF SCIENTIFIC MANAGEMENT TO THE OPERATION

OF COLLEGES. " S. E. Whitaker

205 217

SCIENTIFIC MANAGEMENT IN THE COLLEGES. " E. F. Palmer iii





http://www.forgottenbooks.com/readbook_text/A_Symposium_on_Scientific_Management_and_Efficiency_in_College_1000331586/1

updated  18 June 2017, 15 August 2015

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Functions of Industrial Engineering










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The functions of management are currently given as Planning, Organizing, Resourcing, Executing and Control.

What are functions of Industrial Engineering (IE)?


Industrial engineering has the following functions:

Research in Industrial Engineering
Productivity Science
Productivity Engineering
Productivity Management
Communication, Training and Implementation
Productivity Measurement
Review



Research in Industrial Engineering


Industrial engineering has emerged out of shop management and scientific management developed and promoted by F.W. Taylor. Development of science related to production systems or work systems consisting of machines and men is the foundation for this subject. Hence research is an important function of industrial engineering. Industrial engineers are to be taught scientific research method and process so that they can understand the research papers published by IE researchers and also undertake research related to local applications.


Productivity Science


Research propositions and the tests of research propositions are to be consolidated into scientific theories related to various issues of interest in the field of industrial engineering.

Productivity Engineering


Redesign of engineering processes to make them more productive is productivity engineering. The two important outputs of engineering processes are products or services and processes to produce those goods and services. Redesign of human actions also is part of productivity engineering. Productivity engineering is driven forward by productivity science. Improvement iterations take place within productivity engineering itself due to inventions taking place.

Productivity Management


Productivity management consists of activities of industrial engineers in the field of management. These activities have two objectives. One objective is to assess various management policies, programs and processes for the impact on productivity of engineering processes. Where they do not have desirable effects, industrial engineers have to propose redesign of them.

The second objective is the management of productivity in organizations. Industrial engineers are responsibility for managing the productivity. They have to plan for productivity improvement, organize for it, acquire resources for it, executive productivity improvement projects and activities and control them to achieve the planned goals.

Productivity science gives impetus for developing management methods that increase productivity. Thus productivity science is an input to productivity engineering and productivity management.


Communication, Training and Implementation


Industrial engineering is carried out as staff activity. The redesigns of the IE projects are to be communicated to various persons in the organization to establish its feasibility and also get them approved by competent authorities for funding. Then, industrial engineers have to train various persons in the new methods. Even though, they are a staff function, they have to be part of implementation teams and their work is not over till implementation is done.

Productivity Measurement


Measurement of productivity is an important function. After productivity improvement projects are implemented, measurements have to validate the improvement. Also past measurements or new measurements become the basis for planning productivity improvement programs.

Review


Based on the productivity measurements, a review of situation is to be made to take decisions regarding future efforts in the area of productivity. The results of review become the sources for further research, productivity engineering and productivity management activities.


The principles of industrial engineering proposed by Dr. K.V.S.S. Narayana Rao - Presented at the 2017 Annual Conference of Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers (IISE) - at Pittsburgh, USA are the basis for deriving the functions of industrial engineering


Principles of Industrial Engineering - Taylor - Narayana Rao 

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July - Industrial Engineering Knowledge Revision Plan







New Articles to be added on IE Principles

Principles of Industrial Engineering - Taylor - Narayana Rao

Presentation made at IISE Annual Conference, 2017, at Pittsburgh, USA on 23 May 2017
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Scientific Management of Taylor


First Week


1 July to 5 July

1. Importance of National Efficiency

2. Foundation of Scientific Management

3. Soldiering and Its Causes

4. Underlying Philosophy for the Old Systems of Management

5. Scientific Management - Introduction

6. THE PRINCIPLES OF SCIENTIFIC MANAGEMENT

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

8. Background for Development of Scientific Management - -Midvale Steel Company Machine Shop

9. Elaborate Planning Organization - Need and Utility

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


Second Week 


8 July to 12 July

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

12. Scientific Management in Machine Shop

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



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

Product Industrial Engineering


Product Design Efficiency Engineering - Component of Industrial Engineering

17 July

Value Engineering - Introduction

Value Analysis and Engineering Techniques


18 July

Value Analysis: Approach and Job Plan

Knowledge Required for Value Engineering Application and Practice

19 July

Value Analysis and Engineering - Examples by L.D. Miles

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 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



Updated 1 July 2017,  8 July 2016,  26 May 2016,  20 April 2015









Monday, July 24, 2017

Industrial Engineering - Bulletin Board



The earlier Blog URL:  http://nraoiekc.blogspot.com/2012/02/industrial-engineering-bulletin-board.html

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Industrial Engineering Knol Books by Narayana Rao


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Industrial Engineering Knowledge Revision - One Year Plan

January - February - March - April - May - June

July - August - September - October - November - December


The Purpose, Philosophy, Principles and Methods of Industrial Engineering
Masters in Industrial Engineering Programme Orientation Address 2016
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Interesting work in Industrial Engineering being done by

https://www.linkedin.com/in/spmishra16/


Random Selection of Industrial Engineering Articles for the Day

Industrial engineering Principles, Methods Tools and Techniques
http://nraoiekc.blogspot.com/2012/03/industrial-engineering-principles.html


Industrial Engineers - Share at least one productivity idea of yours every year


Contribute Brainstorming Bits for Productivity Improvement.

I suggest that all industrial engineering participating in productivity improvement contribute at least one productivity initiative of theirs every year through a blog post, social media entry or email in a group. The blog post can be in their own blog, on a blog of their company or it can be submitted to blogs of their institute or professional associations. The social media posts can be on their profile, a page, or in a community. That way the community will have multiple examples of productivity improvement in the entire global economy and some of these examples act as brainstorming particles that excite others to think and implement productivity measures in their organizations. By sharing only one idea every year, every industrial engineer engaging in productivity improvement can energize the entire profession.

I am very happy that Mr. Keven McManus, a regular author in Industrial Engineer magazine supported the idea in FaceBook Community of IISE.


NIFT should focus on Industrial Engineering http://news.apparelresources.com/events-news/nift-should-focus-on-industrial-engineering/

Low Cost Materials and Processes - Information Board - 2014 - Database for Industrial Engineering and Value Engineering

Branding for Industrial Engineering


Industrial Engineering Strategy

Industrial Engineering of Technical Processes

  Manufacturing Systems Industrial Engineering
  Material Handling Systems Industrial Engineering
Quality and Inspection Systems Industrial Engineering
Storage and Warehouse  Systems Industrial Engineering
Supply Chain Systems Industrial Engineering
Logistics Systems Industrial Engineering
  Information Systems Industrial Engineering
Lean Manufacturing Systems Industrial Engineering
    Maintenance System Industrial Engineering

Industrial Engineering of Business Processes

Marketing and Selling Processes  Industrial Engineering
Purchase Processes  Industrial Engineering
Accounting Processes  Industrial Engineering
Customer Service Processes  Industrial Engineering
Human Resource Recruitment  Process Industrial Engineering

Continued in 

Productivity and Industrial Engineering News - Bulletin Board - February 2014


November 2014
Industrial Engineering Strategy - Decisions to be taken by top management
Toyota Production Industrial Engineering updated by adding all chapters of the book


July - Industrial Engineering Knowledge Revision Plan
Industrial Engineering Knowledge Revision Plan - Started on 17 June 2014


February 2014

Shigeo Shingo - The Japanese Industrial Engineer - Contribution to Industrial Engineering  Updated on 18.2.2014

3 Feb 2014
IntelliJ IDEA 13 Wins Jolt Productivity Award for Coding Tools 2014!
Dr. Dobb’s Journal named IntelliJ IDEA 13 the winner of the Jolt Productivity Award for Coding Tools 2014, an annual award given to the best IDEs and coding tools.
http://www.drdobbs.com/joltawards/jolt-awards-coding-tools/240165725?pgno=6

January 2014


31.1.2014

Vacuum drying - increased moulding productivity - Plastics Processing

“Vacuum drying is six times faster than with desiccant systems, which not only makes possible much shorter cold startups but also reduces the risk of material degradation, since resin is exposed to elevated temperature for 80% less time,” said Mr. Smith. “This remarkable drying speed is attributable to a far more efficient method for extracting moisture from resin pellets — so much more efficient that vacuum dryers reduce energy consumption by up to 60% in comparison with desiccant dryers.”
http://www.eppm.com/machinery/vacuum-dryer-claims-increased-moulding-productivity/


Solutions to Drive Warehouse Productivity
In this webcast, Eric Hepburn, Vice President of Distribution Center Management for Penske Logistics, shares proven techniques on how to devise a labor management strategy that can make a huge impact on your distribution operations.
http://www.dcvelocity.com/videocasts/?videocast_id=53

30.1.2014


Three reasons why blogging helps research productivity
http://www.scilogs.com/expiscor/three-reasons-why-blogging-helps-research-productivity/


Efficient cooling system improves productivity in plastic moulding


As cooling time is the biggest factor in plastic moulding cycle and one of the deciding factors for the quality requirements, better control upon the same will improve the productivity to a great extent.
Analysis of cooling performance at regular intervals is always advisable to maintain and/or improve the cooling efficiency.
The pump/s, pipe diameter and cooling tower are selected accordingly and the design is optimised. Design can be optimised for new plants and for modification of existing plant.
http://www.business-standard.com/content/b2b-chemicals/efficient-cooling-system-improves-productivity-in-plastic-moulding-114012900974_1.html



Wave Walker Boosts Productivity
WaveWalker can considerably boost productivity in tasks such as drilling and pipeline and cable-laying.
http://www.marinelink.com/news/productivity-walker363586.aspx

Bangladesh boosts garment productivity with SewEasy System for industrial engineering
The SewEasy SMV estimation system, established on PMTS technology serves factories since 1996, and is based on MTM.
http://www.ft.lk/2014/01/30/bangladesh-boosts-garment-productivity-with-seweasy-system-for-industrial-engineering/


Remarkable increase in productivity with the new SEHO SelectLine
SEHO Systems GmbH, a worldwide leading manufacturer of automated soldering systems and customer-specific solutions, will present the new SEHO SelectLine selective soldering system
http://www.globalsmt.net/smt/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=21145&Itemid=413


H.C. Starck's Newton facility awarded Industry Week's 2013 Best Plants
The global supplier of technology metals was able to reduce waste, optimize productivity, streamline processes, improve efficiencies, and reduce cost.
http://www.thefabricator.com/news/shopmanagement/h-c-starck-s-newton-facility-awarded-i-industry-week-i-s-2013-best-plants



29.1.2014

Productivity and Online Learning


The Need for Greater Productivity through Online Learning, Part 1
http://wcetblog.wordpress.com/2014/01/21/greater-productivity-part-1/
The Need for Greater Productivity through Online Learning, Part 2
http://wcetblog.wordpress.com/2014/01/23/greater-productivity-part-2/
The Need for Greater Productivity through Online Learning, Further Thoughts
http://wcetblog.wordpress.com/2014/01/28/the-need-for-greater-productivity-through-online-learning-further-thoughts/


Productivity Commission of New Zealand suggests 25 recommendations that it believed would boost the productivity of the services sector
http://www.stuff.co.nz/business/industries/9663187/Productivity-Commission-suggests-overhaul


Tap behavioural economics for productivity boost
Businesses must select leaders and managers who can engage their employees
http://www.businesstimes.com.sg/premium/editorial-opinion/opinion/tap-behavioural-economics-productivity-boost-20140129

Preparing For Productivity: The Rise Of The Maintenance Planner
http://www.facilitiesnet.com/maintenanceoperations/article/Preparing-for-Productivity-The-Rise-of-the-Maintenance-Planner--14695#

Guide to assessing productivity in your organisation - Productivity South Africa
Download the Guide to assessing productivity in your organisation - (139KB)


The Domino N600i
The only digital colour label press that combines
the productivity of flexo with the flexibility of digital printing
http://www.domino-printing.com/N600i/N600i-Colour-Digital-Label-Press.html

Resource Productivity of Japanese Manufacturing Subsidiaries in the Philippines: A Comparative Case Study.
Source: DLSU Business & Economics Review . Jul2011, Vol. 21 Issue 1, p15-28. 14p. 5 Charts.
Author(s): Cortez, Michael Angelo A.
(EBSCO Host)

Industrial Productivity
What determines how much a worker can produce in different periods and in different countries? The answer is found in the study of a sensitive ratio between the cost of labor and the cost of machinery
By Seymour Melman
Scientific American Volume 193, Issue 1


3M™ High Productivity Pad 7300, 20 in, 5/case
http://solutions.3m.com/wps/portal/3M/en_US/Facilities-Care-Cleaning-NA/commercial-cleaning/cleaning-supplies/~/3M-High-Productivity-Pad-7300-20-in-5-case?N=4294929802+6702276&Nr=AND(hrcy_id%3AGSMS2G8GX9gs_F2TPJQMRJ6_N2RL3FHWVK_GPD0K8BC31gv)&rt=d


Value Engineering of Ventilator

Productivity and IE in Stock and Commodity Exchange Trading


Integrated production planning and control: A multi-objective optimization model
Cheng Wang, Xiao-Bing Liu
Journal of Industrial Engineering and Management
Vol 6, No 4 (2013)
http://www.jiem.org/index.php/jiem/article/view/771


A Novel Optimization Method on Logistics Operation for Warehouse & Port Enterprises Based on Game Theory
Junyang Li, Xiaomin Zhu, Runtong Zhang
Journal of Industrial Engineering and Management
Vol 6, No 4 (2013)
http://www.jiem.org/index.php/jiem/article/view/597



2014 International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Applications(ICIEA 2014)

Papers on the following topics will be presented in oral and poster sessions:
· Decision Analysis and Methods
· E-Business and E-Commerce
· Engineering Economy and Cost Analysis
· Engineering Education and Training
· Global Manufacturing and Management
· Healthcare Systems and Management
· Human Factors
· Information Processing and Engineering
· Intelligent Systems
· Manufacturing Systems
· Operations Research
· Production Planning and Control
· Project Management
· Quality Control and Management
· Reliability and Maintenance Engineering
· Safety, Security and Risk Management
· Service Innovation and Management
· Supply Chain Management
· Systems Modeling and Simulation
· Technology and Knowledge Management

Conference papers will be selected to be published in Journal of Industrial and Intelligent Information (JIII, ISSN: 2301-3745, 10.12720/jiii, www.jiii.org).


28.1.2014


Rokla Rockwheel cutting unit increases productivity in abrasive material mining
http://www.im-mining.com/2014/01/28/rokla-rockwheel-cutting-unit-increases-productivity-in-abrasive-material/

Productivity From Packaging Line Solutions
Rennco is a manufacturer of semi-automatic and fully automatic vertical bagging machines and medical device heat sealing systems
http://goarticles.com/article/Productivity-From-Packaging-Line-Solutions/8349528/

Low-cost and more versatile robots to increase productivity
Rise of the machines: Robots on the factory floor
Vanguard Plastics in Southington, Conn., has put a robot named Baxter($25,000) in its plant to work side by side with some of the 22 people on its floor.
http://www.cnbc.com/id/101362018

New Inserts Boost Productivity in a Wide Range of Tough Turning Applications
Walter's new geometries bring production efficiencies for turning high temperature alloys, titanium machining and tough roughing jobs.
http://www.fabricatingandmetalworking.com/2014/01/new-inserts-boost-productivity-in-a-wide-range-of-tough-turning-applications/

Drum Debarker — Continuous Wood Feeding And Other Productivity-Boosting Mechanisms
http://chasseurs-orages.org/drum-debarker-continuous-wood-feeding-and-other-productivity-boosting-mechanisms/

Reduce press downtime between jobs in stamping machines
http://www.thefabricator.com/article/stamping/cutting-time-between-coils

How We Increased Productivity on the Shop Floor
By PAUL DOWNS
Paul Downs founded Paul Downs Cabinetmakers in 1986. It is based outside Philadelphia.
http://boss.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/01/27/how-we-increased-productivity-on-the-shop-floor/?partner=rss&emc=rss

Tips for Maximizing Productivity and Decreasing Costs in Welding Job Shops
http://www.millerwelds.com/resources/articles/tips-for-maximizing-productivity-and-decreasing-costs-in-job-shops

Analysis of buffered assembly line productivity
Ryspek Usubamatov, Abd Alsalam Alsalameh, Rosmaini Ahmad, Abdul Rahman Riza, (2014) "Analysis of buffered assembly line productivity", Assembly Automation, Vol. 34 Iss: 1, pp.34 - 40
http://www.emeraldinsight.com/journals.htm?articleid=17104126&show=abstract


Comprehensive, quantitative bioprocess productivity monitoring using fluorescence EEM spectroscopy and chemometrics.
Analyst, 2014, Accepted Manuscript
http://pubs.rsc.org/en/content/articlelanding/2014/an/c4an00007b#!divAbstract

InfoPrint Productivity Tracker
Insights to help drive out cost
https://www.infoprint.com/internet/ipww.nsf/vwWebPublished/swip_infoprint-productivity-tracker_en


Converged infrastructure boosts Oracle DBA productivity
Converged infrastructure boosts DBA productivity, according to a new Wikibon report. Wikibon’s research examined Oracle database administrators (DBAs) in particular and found that highly converged infrastructure lowered costs and raised productivity between 40 and 50 percent.
http://siliconangle.com/blog/2014/01/27/converged-infrastructure-boosts-oracle-dba-productivity/



27.1.2014

$1 billion Soros backed fund for Supply Chain Efficiency Improvement Projects

Niedermaier, CEO of New York-based Tau Investment Management has teamed up with investor Alexander Soros— the son of billionaire financier George Soros to raise $1 billion  to revamp the vast number of firms that form supply chains for various products. He said firms participating in supply chains are full of inefficiencies and outdated equipment that can be upgraded for a nice profit. His Tau Investments has chosen as its first target textile and apparel manufacturing in emerging markets, a $1 trillion industry.
http://www.cnbc.com/id/101359907

Management and Productivity
http://www.economist.com/news/business/21594223-it-no-longer-just-plausible-theory-good-management-boosts-productivity-measuring

Decreasing workplace transparency can increase productivity.

Harvard Business School Assistant Professor Ethan S. Bernstein shows that decreasing the observation of employees can increase their productivity.  His paper "Transparency Paradox: A Role for Privacy in Organizational Learning and Operational Control"  won the 2013 Best Published Paper Award from both the Academy of Management's Organization and Management Theory Division and Organizational Behavior Division.
http://forbesindia.com/article/harvard/hiding-from-managers-can-increase-your-productivity/36859/1

Tivoli Storage Productivity Center - IBM
Tivoli Storage Productivity Center simplifies the following data and storage management processes:
Storage administration options where you can choose from an advanced GUI or VMware plug-in. It also includes Cognos® Business Intelligence and pre-designed reports.
Storage and device management to give you fast deployment with agent-less device management – while intelligent presets improve provisioning consistency and control.
Integrated performance management features end-to-end views, including devices, SAN fabrics and storage systems. The server-centric view of storage infrastructure enables fast troubleshooting.
Data replication management that enables you to have remote mirror, snapshot and copy management and supports Windows, Linux, UNIX and System z data.
http://www-03.ibm.com/software/products/en/tivostorprodcent/


Increasing  the productivity of sales force.by simplifying the Insurance form filling process

Tata AIA Life Insurance Company Ltd today said it has implemented a host of new processes that will make life insurance simpler and increase the productivity of its sales force.
Tata AIA Life is one of the first insurance companies in India to fully switch over to a ‘Standard Proposal Form’ for all products consequently offering convenience in making completion of applications faster and easier for the customers. This also makes the agent sales kit lighter since different proposal forms for different products would not be required any further.
http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/companies/tata-aia-life-aims-to-enhance-productivity/article5620363.ece

Productivity in Germany

Highest 111.June 2012
102.3 in November 2013
http://www.tradingeconomics.com/germany/productivity

Impact of Temperature and Climate Variability on Milk Productivity of Bovines
Mitigation Measures - India
http://www.ndri.res.in/PanApps/chapters/2.pdf

22 Productivity Principles From Proverbs

http://www.churchleaders.com/worship/worship-articles/172409-eric-mckiddie-productivity-principles-from-proverbs.html?p=1

Improving field service productivity with tablet pcs
http://www.motioncomputing.com/downloads/Marketing_Brochures/industries/industry_fieldservice_web.pdf



Modern Compass Improves Oilfield Productivity, Cuts Costs

U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) comments that multiple reservoirs of oil and gas can be now be accessed from a single platform by drilling vertically and then horizontally, but drill operators need to know which way their drill bits are going to maxi­mize production and avoid collisions with other wells. One way to accomplish this important task is to install a magnetometer—a sort of modern-day compass—in a drill-string instrument package that follows the drill bit.
http://www.bpnews.com/index.php/in-the-news/97-modern-compass-improves-oilfield-productivity-cuts-costs


ATC 900 the most productive tire changer solution on the market

The dual-disc bead breaker, center clamp system and automatic demounting tool make the ATC 900 the most productive tire changer solution on the market. Leverless demounting and powered wheel lift reduce technician fatigue and opportunity for injury. Dual disc bead breakers and servo positioned and electronically synchronized so the technician can efficiently maintain a safe and ergonomic bay position.
http://www.johnbean.ca/tc-atc-900.asp

December 2013

Industrial Engineering of Warehouses - Efficiency Improvement of warehouses
http://nraoiekc.blogspot.com/2013/12/warehouse-industrial-engineering.html


The New role of Industrial Engineering  by Jan Kosturiak and Robert Debnar (Article in 2008)
Practices in USA, Europe and Japan Compared and Changing Directions Identified.

The American school of Industrial Engineering combines statistical methods in quality, mathematics and optimisation methods of operation research, simulation and  the methods for work analysis and facilities layout planning. The base of the methods of the Japanese school of Industrial Engineering is the Toyota Production System oriented on waste elimination in the entire value stream. But also Japanese universities and companies incorporated simulation, mathematics and operation research programmes into the traditional Industrial Engineering methods. In an  issue of Harvard Business review, Toyota´s President Katsuaki Watanabe emphasizes the importance of combining continuous improvement (Kaizen) with radical innovations (Kakushin).

 The traditional focus of Industrial Engineering is on process analysis and improvement.  and also the human aspects related to flexibility, productivity and creativity.

 Information technology is being increasingly integrated into IE courses and alongside the basic subjects that deal with hard facts, there are more and more classes looking at issues of teamwork, people motivation, communication skills, emotional intelligence and ethics.




USA

Europe

Japan

Focus of Industrial Engineering

Systems Optimisation, Statistical Process Control, Simulation, Bottleneck Management, Project Management  - USA

Complex process optimisation, CIM, CAD/CAM, Flexible Automation, Systems Engineering, Digital Factory - Europe

Waste Elimination, Simplification, Visualisation, Low Cost Automation,  Common Sense, Lean, TPS, Kaizen - Japan

Typical Role of the Industrial Engineer

Systems Integrator, Optimiser, Process Improvement and re-engineering - USA

Production Process Optimisation, - Europe

Lean Manager, Teacher, Trainer, - Japan

Who are the Industrial Engineers?

Industrial Engineering Department, Operation Management - USA

Department of Work and Process Organisation, Production Planning Department _ Europe

Hancho – Supervisor on Shop Floor, Every Employee from CEO to the Worker on the Line has some IE Skills - Japan


Leading  associations and organizations

Institute of Industrial Engineers, Maynard´s, Lean Institute, MIT, Purdue University, Goldratt Institute - USA

REFA, MTM, Fraunhofer - Europe

Toyota, Nissan, Omron, JMA, JUSE - Japan

Some IE  Leaders

Babbage Towne, Hasley, Gantt, Taylor, Gillbreth, Ford, Deming, Shewhart, Pritsker, White, Malcom

Fayol, Mitrofanov, Altschuller, Schulmpeter, T.Baťa, J.Baťa, Warnecke

Toyota, Suzaki, Imai, Takeda, Shingo, Ishikawa, Taguchi, Ohno, Monden





Focus on the “empolyee´s muscles” (performance – physical intelligence) and brains (kaizen – mental intelligence) shifting to  Focus on the employee´s heart (self motivation, emotional intelligence)  and soul (moral and ethics – soul intelligence)

Management philosophy
Trade Off Thinking - High Quality OR Low Cost, Affordable OR Customized to Breakthrough Thinking, High Quality AND Low Cost, Affordable AND Customized

Improvement Concepts
Lean Manufacturing, Six Sigma, TOC shifting to Systematic Innovation, Lean Product Development

Management principles
Management by objectives, process and project management shifting to  Management by opportunities, company as a  living organism


Mass customisation,  individualisation, global competition, fast overcoming of traditional rules and standards mean that many change processes are running in companies world wide under the slogan “give your customer what he wants – but faster than your competitors”.

There are three fundamental concepts in industrial engineering focused on customer value:

1. Lean Management

2. Theory of Constraints based Total Productivity Management

3. Six Sigma

Over the last decade, many companies have tried to copy Toyota‘s principles. They are applying methods for waste elimination from production and business processes, they compare benchmark indicators like value added index or working hours per product. But the essence of Toyota’s excellence is not yet captured . Toyota has been developing this system consistently for over 50 years. Toyota has developed a system of knowledge which creates reusable knowledge, maintains it, and leverages its use in the future. Nobody from Toyota employees wrote a handbook of the Toyota Production System, this is the business of other management gurus. The values and principles of the Toyota Production System are developed in the minds and daily jobs of all the employees. All the knowledge gained throughout the design or production process, what works and what doesn’t work, could be captured and consistently applied for all future projects. Toyota doesn´t call its system “lean”, but it is lean, Toyota doesn´t speak about knowledge management, but it does it!

The lean concept originated in Toyota is oriented on waste identification and elimination from the whole process chain (Value Stream Management). In other words – lean focus is the maximisation of added value in all the production, logistical, administrative and development processes. TOC (Theory of Constraints) is based on the identification and elimination of the system´s constraints with the goal ongoing throughput improvement. The throughput is defined as the rate at which the organisation generates money through sales. In other words, throughput is the added value in the process chain per time unit. The Six Sigma philosophy identifies and eliminates variation from the value stream so that defects approach zero and quality delights the customer. Six Sigma, Lean and TOC continuously improve knowledge in pursuit of perfection and involve and empower the employees.

Many companies are oriented on low cost strategies. But some cost attack programmes or the transfering of production facilities to low cost countries showed that it is not the right and strategic solution. In recent years, many West European and US manufacturing firms have moved their production plants to the low cost countries. Over time, they recognised that they had lost some competitive advantages because some departments were physically separated (e.g. product design and development, production engineering, production, logistics) and the communication and co-operation between them was limited. Also many cultural differences reduced the effects of the low cost location. Not even the massive implementation of lean management, Six Sigma or other world class concepts can sometimes bring any radical improvement. Company success is not only in the optimisation of current processes (doing right things right).


 What is the new role of industrial engineering in coming years?

1. The industrial engineer will still focus on value stream improvement, but not only in manufacturing. Administrative, product development, customer service and logistical processes offer huge improvement potential.

2. The integration of traditional concepts for process improvement like Lean, Six Sigma and TOC. These concepts for waste elimination, reduction of process variation and throughput increase will be combined with concepts for customer value creation.

3. Today, the typical job position of industrial engineers is in the production and logistics departments. In the future, the industrial engineers will penetrate into the departments for product and process development and innovation management, where the higher opportunities to reduce costs, eliminate waste and improve quality rather than production are.

4. Industrial engineers have to increase their orientation on the people. Not only in the traditional sense – ergonomics, but also in the areas of emotional intelligence, co-operation, knowledge management, coaching, training, leadership, communication, etc. The companies should be able to solve the following important questions regarding knowledge management: How to share, communicate and develop the best corporate practices in the organisation? How to transfer knowledge between employees on the projects and actions in the company? How to increase and measure knowledge? How to change knowledge into innovation as fast as possible?

5. The design and development of teamwork in the entire company – this is the crucial competence of industrial engineers for the future. They need to work in  the creative teams of strong individuals, focused on innovation ability.  The other important task is to work in  multi-cultural teams in the global production networks.

6. Work analysis and measurement is the traditional competence of industrial engineers. New opportunities for this discipline are in logistics, distribution, office, and product and process development.

7. Industrial engineers will penetrate from production departments to other company areas. There are many new application fields for traditional IE methods – e.g. 5S in information systems, simulation and value stream management of supply chain networks, simplification and streamlining of management processes – waste in meetings, reporting, etc.


The most used methods and concepts of industrial eingineering in the industrial companies are  – Value Stream Industrial Engineering  (not only in production processes, but also in office, logistical chains and product development processes),  – Work Analysis and Measurement (in European companies more traditional methods are used MTM or UAS, American companies use MOST more often),  – Computer simulation (in Europe EM Plant or Witness, in US companies more often, Arena, Automod, etc.),  – TPM based waste elimination - Total Productivity Management based on TOC  – Quality in process – SPC, poka yoke, andon, jidoka, stop line  – 5S and Quick Changeover  – Different Systematic Problems Solving Approaches – Kaizen (individual improvement ideas, workshops, quick win activities, Improvement Projects with DMAIC methodology  – Planning of U shaped  Lines with one piece flow and Low Cost Intelligent Automation (LCIA) concepts  – Team work, visual management, management by objectives  – Pull systems in production and logistics (internal and external milk run concepts)  – Traditional IE problem solving methods – FMEA, QFD, Project Management, A3 reports, etc. -
http://www.ai-online.com/Adv/Previous/show_issue.php?id=2244#sthash.JUZRM87e.dpuf



Productivity Solutions - Corus
http://www.fdm-uk.co.uk/corus-case-study.html


November 2013



Toyota Production System can be described as Just in Time Quality Production System.
Quality denotes customer acceptance and zero defects.
A defect in JIT system is very costly. Hence, good amount of effort goes into defect prevention activity in Toyota system.
What is the communication system used for ensuring just in time production. Customer has to inform the supplier what he wants and when he wants.

EM - The Trade Magazine on Efficient Manufacturing
http://www.efficientmanufacturing.in/pi-india/index.php?StoryID=437

October 2013

An Interesting Book published in 1921
What industrial engineering includes; for industrial executives; 101 things to do, 1001 results others secured
Author: Knoeppel, C.E., & co. (New York). Full book can be downloaded from Archive.Org

Wearable technology for warehouse

Industrial Engineering - History  article published

September 2013

It should be stated here emphatically that there is nothing that can permanently bring about results from scientific management, and the economies that it is possible to effect by it, unless the organisation is supported by the hearty co-operation of the men. Without this there is no scientific management. - Gilbreth in Applied Motion Study, Book. Page No. 29-30


Frugal Engineering - Product design for Bottom of the pyramid consumers - An emerging paradigm. Industrial engineers have to understand and contribute to it as value engineering is an important component of it.      Frugal Engineering - Introduction Note - Bibliography and Case Studies

How to Make a Pareto Chart using Excel Pivot Table

Economically Efficient Design of Products and Production Processes - Presentation Transcript

How to Get Your Trucks Loaded by the End of the Week
http://blog.eisbrennerproductivitygroup.com/blog/bid/331188/process-improvement-plan-tip-of-the-month-loading-trucks?utm_campaign=Loading+Trucks&utm_source=linkedin&utm_medium=social&utm_content=1431326

Walmart ready to give loans to Bangladesh companies for improving safety. It procures from 280 firms in Bangladesh.
http://www.livemint.com/Companies/xtrIzpopi01i9MOrbsu8aN/WalMart-ready-to-loan-50-million-to-Bangladesh-factories.html#!

August 2013

Taylor's Contribution to Industrial Engineering in Shop Management and Scientific Management

F.W. Taylor's Shop Management Classified into Themes

Defintion of Management - F.W. Taylor
Difference in Production Quantity between a first class man and an average man - F.W. Taylor
Developing and Employing First Class People in an Organization
Confronting Soldiering - Slow Pace of Work
Halsey Plan - F.W. Taylor's Comments
Task Management


Plant Layout Optimization - Case Studies
http://www.raymondnet.com/AGRCo-Articles/Presentations/awi2004.pdf


July 2013


31.7.2013
Laboratories to accompany Intro to IE Course
http://iris.lib.neu.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1013&context=ind_eng_capstone

24.7.2013

North Eastern University's Allen Soyster, former IIE President
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Robots operating CNC Machines
http://www.universal-robots.com/GB/Cases/Sky_Engineering.aspx
Video included in the web page.


Energy Cost Optimization in a Water Supply System Case Study
Daniel F. Moreira and Helena M. Ramos
Journal of Energy
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 620698, 9 pages
http://www.hindawi.com/journals/energy/2013/620698/

Accounts Payable Automation DHL EXEL Supply Chain - IBM ECM Presentation

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Door Handle Assembly on Conveyor
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May 2013



9.5.2013
An interesting note on productivity of knowledge workers.
Knowledge at Wharton article
Productivity in the modern office: A Matter of impact
http://knowledge.wharton.upenn.edu/article.cfm?articleid=3250

10.3.2013
http://www.myopencourses.com/  has some interesting subjects including ergonomics by Prof Debkumar Chakraborty, IIT Guwahati. Check the site.

10.2.2013

An Interesting paper on Innovation and TQM relation. A good matrix of man, machine, material, method, culture was given in the paper


Process Techno - Innovation Using TQM in Developing Countries Empirical Study of Deming Prize Winners

 The companies studied are Indian companies

By Fasil Taddese(1), Hiroshi Osada(2)

1 (Ph.D Student) Graduate School of Innovation Management, Tokyo institute of Technology. Japan. Tel: +81-3-90-9818-6778. E-mail: fasil.t.aa   at m.titech.ac.jp
2 (Ph.D) Professor of Management of Technology. Graduate School of Innovation Management, Tokyo Institute of Technology. Japan. Tel: +81-3-3454-8979. E-mail: hosada  at mot.titech.ac.jp
http://www.scielo.cl/scielo.php?pid=S0718-27242010000200005&script=sci_arttext




Productivity Improving Technologies - Wikipedia Article - Good article
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Productivity_improving_technologies_(historical)


1994 Ergonomics Conference Proceedings VI - Good description of methods engineering class room exercise is there in it.
Google Book Link - http://books.google.co.in/books?id=v996lADepAEC


1.2.2013
Manufacturing Design for Productivity - Airconditioner Assembly Line
A good report with good literature review
http://www.belgeler.com/blg/n9o/manufacturing-design-for-productivity-optimization-of-assembly-line-for-air-conditioning-control-panels-verimlilik-iin-retim-tasarimi-klima-kontrol-paneli-montaj-bandi-optimizasyonu

26.12.2012
26 December 1791 - Birthday of Charles Babbage Industrial Engineering Pioneer - http://nraoiekc.blogspot.com/2012/03/purpose-and-evolution-of-industrial.html

24.11.2012
News Resources for Food manufacturers to improve their productivity
http://www.spring.gov.sg/NewsEvents/PR/Pages/New-Resources-for-Food-Manufacturers-to-Improve-Productivity-20121012.aspx

25.10.2012
Google Book Link for the book The Dynamics of Progress; Time, Method and Measure
Rationalising production, human activity are discussed in detail in this book
http://books.google.com/books?id=xlzCWmXguwsC

3.9.2012
A good presentation on Basis of Industrial Engineering - Methods Improvement and Work Measurement - 235 slides
http://wenku.baidu.com/view/8ce8ad310b4c2e3f572763fb.html



28.8.2012

USC Viterbi Daniel Epstein Department of Industrial Engineering


With the formation of the new Daniel J. Epstein Institute, the Epstein Department is uniquely positioned to be the thought leader in shifting the industrial engineering profession paradigm from cost and time minimization to one that includes quality of life factors as well.


Stan Settles
Epstein Department Chair


27.8.2012

A Collection - Cost Reduction - Concepts Papers, Cases, Reports and News
http://nraoiekc.blogspot.in/2012/08/cost-reduction-concept-papers-cases.html
updated


25.8.2012
Addressing the potential rebound effect of efficiency improvement in a polyethelene plastic bag production company.

Daphne Anne Patricio,  Jerrick Christopher Dy, and Dr. Anna Bella Siriban-Manalang
Industrial Engineering Department, De La Salle University, Manila, Philippines

Dr. Anna Bella Siriban-Manalang is now a very popular speaker in various global forums on lean systems and sustainability.
http://apiems.net/archive/apiems2010/pdf/MM/333.pdf
(emails of writers available in the paper)



25.7.2012
http://eng.rmutsb.ac.th/events/industrial/data/Work%20Study/principles%20of%20motion%20economy.pdf

Part handling aids
soft drop chute
http://www.indiamart.com/novanative-plastix-solutions/part-handling-aids.html

22.7.2012
Physiology of Race Walking
http://nraoiekc.blogspot.com/2012/07/physiology-of-race-walking.html

11.7.2012
Ergonomics - Knol Book  more chapters added to the book

7.7.2012
Birthday of Frank Gilbreth - Our appreciation of Gilbreth for his contribution to  development of a discipline.
Bricklaying System - Book by Gilbreth
http://books.google.co.in/books?id=DL_DjA0Px04C - It is a full view book

Let Industrial Engineering Be Your Guide on the Road to Foodservice Design Efficiency
http://www.fesmag.com/home-highlights/9989-let-industrial-engineering-be-your-guide-on-the-road-to-foodservice-design-efficiency


5.7.2012
University of Tennessee - Global IE student education and project camp
More than 90 students from developing countries will converge on the University of Tennessee campus this month for a College of Engineering program to learn cutting-edge industrial engineering practices  in the area lean systems and gain cultural experiences.
http://www.knoxnews.com/news/2012/jul/03/higher-education-briefs-july-4/

1.7.2012
July 7 is Frank Gilbreth's Birthday. Knowledge day for Industrial Engineering

Interesting Articles


Democracy or Seduction? The Demonization of Scientific Management and the
Deification of Human Relations By Kyle Bruce 2009
http://www.rockarch.org/publications/resrep/bruce.pdf

Critical Theorising, Taylorist Practice, and ILO Chrys Nyland, Confernce paper, 2001
http://www.management.ac.nz/ejrot/cmsconference/2001/Papers/Management%20Knowledge/Nyland.pdf

The Politics of Management Thought: A Case Study of the Harvard Business School and the Human Relations School, Ellen S. OConnor, Stanford,
Academy of Management Review, January 1999
http://www.jstor.org/discover/10.2307/259040

Elton Mayo on Hawthorne Studies
http://reussirlem1info.files.wordpress.com/2011/11/eltonmayostudiudecaz.pdf

27.6.2012
An interesting article by Juran
The Taylor System and Quality Control
http://www.juran.com/elifeline/elifefiles/2009/11/Taylor-System-and-Quality-Control_JMJuran-94.pdf

One more article of interest
http://agileviews.chagrinriverconsulting.com/2009/01/02/fred-taylor-and-scientific-management.aspx

Quality Wars - Google Book
http://books.google.co.in/books?id=MpQR01fTv7YC

16.6.2012
Sakamoto, Shigeyasu, "Process Design Concept: A New Approach to IE", Industrial Engineering, March 1989, pp. 31-34.

In this article Sakamoto advocated process design based on the management requirements or the system requirements. My opinion is that designing a system based on requirements is the job of experts in that discipline. For example forging experts would design forging process and welding expert would design welding process. Industrial engineers enter the picture only after the initial visioning of the process was done by the concerned field experts.


15.6.2012
Paper: The New Role of Industrial Engineers may not include Traditional Industrial Engineering Practices
Michael Sanders and Kenneth Morrison
http://search.asee.org/search/fetch;jsessionid=djkl88nc1vdx?url=file%3A%2F%2Flocalhost%2FE%3A%2Fsearch%2Fconference%2F28%2FAC%25202004Paper826.pdf

Competencies for Industrial Engineers
Training.gov.au document
http://training.gov.au/Training/Details/MEM23083A

High Velocity SAS Coding: Application of IE to software Development
http://www.wuss.org/proceedings08/08WUSS%20Proceedings/papers/app/app09.pdf

Implementation of industrial engineering principles to improve a Mercedes Benz vehicle service centre
http://repository.up.ac.za/handle/2263/10814

Piloting Lean Principles at Intermountain Health Care
http://www.oahhs.org/quality/lean-transformation/200505-1.pdf

14.6.2012
Book Information

Kaizen for Quick Changeover
by Keisuke Arai, Kenichi Sekine
Google book link
http://books.google.co.in/books/about/Kaizen_for_Quick_Changeover.html?id=dKZBFGYJrhY


13.6.2012
2nd International Conference on Industrial Engineering (ICIE) at SVNIT Surat, 20-22 February 2013
http://pithadia.blogspot.in/2012/06/2nd-international-conference-on.html

12.6.2012
Articles in Japanese - Translate using Google translate and read them
Analysis techniques for efficient transportation layout
http://monoist.atmarkit.co.jp/mn/articles/1101/13/news109.html
See all its pages


27.4.2012
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Industrial Automation and Control  NPTEL Video Lecture Series Play List
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oxMdDsud5vg&feature=BFa&list=PL0A716BE00290E413

19.4.2012
Introduction to Industrial Engineering by Jane M. Fraser is now available at
http://ie.binus.ac.id/2012/03/22/introduction-to-industrial-engineering/

3.4.2012
Productivity improvement initiatives of Small and Medium Enterprises Development Authority, Pakistan

 20.3.2012

Miniature V-8 engines
Industrial engineering students are to be encouraged to take up similar production activities on hobby basis.


17.3.2012

Funding of Value Engineering Projects through Corporate versus Business Unit Level - Cisco case study - 2008 - MS thesis  MIT

Cost Analysis for Light Duty Vehicles - Analysis for EPA - 2009 analysis


8.11.2011

Twinkle, Twinkle India's NITIE  Poem incorporating IE tools and principles

Process action teams at Boeing article 2007 Boeing News

Engineering Ergonomics at Boeing article 2007 Boeing News
Mechanism of ballistic movement
Ph d Thesis

29.6.2011

What is Industrial Engineering? Article By KVSSNRao
What is Industrial Engineering? Videos
What is industrial engineering? Going's Answer in 1911 (Summary)
What is industrial engineering? Going's Explanation in 1911 (Full chapter)

What is industrial engineering?
1934 article
https://kb.osu.edu/dspace/bitstream/handle/1811/35164/OS_ENG_v18_i02_007.pdf?sequence=3

Evolution of Industrial Engineering
Link to access the article
NC State University article.
Interesting point. Emphasizes discrete mathematics

26.6.2011
Hindu education plus article on IE and IE B.Tech and M.Tech programmes in India
http://www.hindu.com/edu/2008/07/08/stories/2008070850090300.htm

New knols


15.5.2011
2011 - Knol Day of Economics - 15th May - Birthday of Paul Samuelson
Economics is an important for industrial engineers.

Industrial engineering directs the efficient conduct of manufacturing, construction, transportation, or even commercial enterprises of any undertaking, indeed in which human labor is directed to accomplishing any kind of work . Industrial engineering has drawn upon mechanical engineering, upon economics, sociology, psychology, philosophy, accountancy, to fuse from these older sciences a distinct body of science of its own . It is the inclusion of the economic and the human elements especially that differentiates industrial engineering from the older established branches of the profession (Going, 1911)

IEs have to remember economists and their contribution to improving engineering economics.


Emmy Aware Winning Video on Industrial Engineering from University of Buffalo.

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZpPDoLX_9K4

Article on the video on IIE website
http://www.iienet2.org/details.aspx?id=24404
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26.4.2011
Department of Industrial Engineering, ICAI Engineering School, Comillas Pontifical University, Madrid
http://esd.mit.edu/careers/icai-posting.pdf  (Job advertisemet in 2009)
3.3.2011
Software for Motion Economy

Generating Economic Motion Plans for Manual Operations - Masters Thesis (Computer Engineering)
http://etd.lib.metu.edu.tr/upload/12606524/index.pdf


6.2.2011

IE Conference, India, February 2011

West Bengal University of Technology (WBUT)
BF 142 , Sector-1, Salt Lake City,
Kolkata 700064,

The 1st National Conference on Industrial Engineering (NCIE-2011) is being organized by the Department of Industrial Engineering & Management at West Bengal University of Technology, Kolkata India. The focus of the conference is on recent advances in the area of Industrial Engineering & Management in improving the productivity of industrial firms.

Paper Submission Deadline: 5th February 2011
Registration Deadline: 12th February 2011
Conference Date: 17th and 18th February 2011


Industrial Engineering Knol Books



1.11.2010
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 New Concept to be explored
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6.2.2010

Interesting links on value engineering

DoD value engineering handbook

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Europe District value engineering program identified more than $150 million in potential savings on projects in fiscal 2009 – the most ever identified in a fiscal year to date.
The biggest contributors to the windfall include $21 million in accepted savings from a Missile Defense Agency site in Poland and $18 million in potential savings from a family housing project at Wiesbaden.

23.1.2010

Recent Knols Posted


4.12.2009
A case study of use to industrial engineers
Handling Plastics in a Materials Recovery Facility Appendix A
Optimization of Actual Operations
Appendix A Material Recovery Facility Case Studies
28.9.2009

Job announcement for Industrial Engineering Manager in Linkedin

Industrial Engineering Manager
Extensive Meat Background (5-10 Years) with experience in Time and Motion Studies. It is a Corporate Position and is based out in KY.
Posted in linkedin around 22.8.2009
13.7.2009

Task Analysis

A small presentation on task analysis by Prof. Alan Hedge, Cornell University, 2008


Message from a Past IIE President - December 2008


Article "Leading the Way: The Future of Industrial Engineering is in our Hands", by Louis Martin-Vega, Dean of Engineering at North Carolina State University, Industrial Engineer, December 2008.

He outlined four challenges for the profession

1. All IEs need to expand their roles as advocates of IE.
2. All IEs have to try harder to intersect with sister engineering disciplines.
3. Increase domain expertise in emerging areas like energy and environment managment.
4. Use modern educational tools in IE curriculums.




BOOKS

Ergonomics in manufacturing

 By Waldemar Karwowski, Gavriel Salvendy
3/6/2009

Industrial Engineering Blogs

3/6/2009

Knols on Industrial Engineering

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Narayana Rao K.V.S.S.


By Narayana Rao K.V.S.S.

Updated  26 July 2017,  18 June 2016,  12 June 2016,  3 Jan 2015