Introduction of Industrial Engineering Terms & Tools

Introduction of Industrial Engineering Terms & Tools
Industrial Engineering
Industrial Engineering is engineering approach to the detailed analysis of the use and cost of the resources of an organization. The main resources are men, money, materials, equipment and machinery.
Industrial Engineering, which is often substituted by the term Work Study has 2 fundamental parts
Objective of Industrial Engineering:
  • A more efficient use of resources
  • Less waste per unit of input supplied
  • Establishing performance standards
  • Aiming towards continuous improvements
  • Higher levels of output for fixed levels of input supplied etc
Job Profile for IE:
Plant / Line Layout: The location of machines and equipment to provide the best work flow
Production Flow System: Determine the best way to move work from operation to operation (individual pieces, tied bundles, on trolleys, etc.)
Manpower Planning: By knowing how many units one person can produce it can be determined how many people are needed to produce a given volume
Machines and Attachments: What machines are the best for the given job? What attachments will simplify the job?
Operator Performance: Responsibility for measuring operators expected performance levels
Operator Training: Responsibility for developing program of training new employees.
Production Control System: Design system of measuring and controlling production flow through plant
Industrial Engineer Should Establish in The Factories:
  • Calculating product manufacturing costs accurately
  • Assigning production resources efficiently (machines, time and labour)
  • Compensating operators fairly (based on work content)
  • Improving production compliance
  • Detecting performance improvement opportunities
  • Performing effective training of operators