Introduction to Industrial Engineering

Introduction to Industrial Engineering

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  • Paperback | 175 pages
  • 203 x 254mm
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • English
  • 0130081760
  • 9780130081766

Table of contents

1. Introduction. The Relationship of IE to Other Branches of Engineering, Business, Psychology, and the Liberal Arts. An Overview of the Many Areas of Application of IE Skills. A Typical IE Curriculum. 2. A Brief History of IE. How Frederick W. Taylor Developed the First Concepts of What Would Become IE in the 1880's. How Frank and Lillian Gilbreth Carried These Concepts Further in the Early Years of the 20th Century. Developments Spurred on by World War II. Post-War Productivity and Quality Issues. 21st Century Developments. 3. Production Systems: Basic Processes. An Explanation of the Generic Production Processes for Converting Metal, Plastic, and Wooden Materials into Parts and Products. Assembly Processes. Finishing Processes. Making Process Choices. 4. Production Systems: Advanced Systems. Computer Controlled Processes. Automation and Robotics. Advanced Material Handling Systems. 5. Production Systems: Scheduling, Moving, and Ordering. Scheduling and Balancing the Production System for Efficiency. Moving and Tracking Units through a System. Ordering Materials Efficiently. Inventory Control. 6. Production Systems: Quality Control. Developing Production Systems Capable of Producing High Quality Outputs. Controlling the Quality of a System Using Statistical Sampling Plans and Corrective Action Plans. Quality Assurance and Reliability. The Concepts of Continuous Improvement and Total Quality Management. 7. Production Systems: Facility Design. Principles of Arrangement to Assure Efficient Production. Determining Requirements for Facilities. Optimal Facility Location. Work Flow Analysis and Facility Layout. 8. Work Design: Human Factors and Ergonomics. Understanding the Basic Capabilities of Humans for Productive Work. Analyzing Biomechanical, Physiological, and Cognitive Aspects of Work. Preventing Acute and Cumulative Trauma Injuries; Occupational Safety Engineering. 9. Work Design: Work Measurement and Elemental Analysis. Principles of Motion Economy, Motion and Time Study, Time Standards, and Work Sampling. Designing Manual Tasks for Effectiveness and Efficiency. 10. Decision Making: Engineering Economy. Determining the Costs and Benefits Associated with Engineering Design Alternatives. Dealing with Cash Flows across Many Years. Break-even Analysis. 11. Decision Making: Operations Research. Using the Principles of Deterministic and Probabilistic Operations Research to Solve a Wide Range of Numerically Based Problems. 12. Decision Making: Advanced Tools. Using Computerized Statistical Analysis Packages and Simulation Programs for Solving Production Problems. 13. Engineering Management. Principles of Managing People and Processes in Production Systems. Project Management. Management of Technology. 14. An Industrial Engineering Career. The Wide Variety of Career Choices in Traditional and Non-Traditional Manufacturing Settings. Options for Applying IE Skills to Service Industries. Opportunities for Employment in the Government Sector. Consulting. An Academic Career. The Benefits of Obtaining Graduate more