Thursday, August 30, 2007

IE Career - Beginning

According to me IEs should first try to do something good in technology, then IE proper which human effort engineering, and then as they gain understanding of management issues tackle management issues in their career.

what I mean is a beginning must be made all IEs in technical area which they studied for four years. Then combining the technical with IE is next step. Management and business process issues have to be the third step. While senior IEs in the dept. may tackle management and business process issues freshers have to be put throught technlogy - IE route.

Monday, August 27, 2007

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Monday, August 20, 2007

IE definition Nadler

Industrial engineering may be defined as the art of utilizing scientific principles, psychological data, and physiological information for designing, improving and integrating industrial, management, and human operating procedures.

Gerald Nadler, Motion and Time Study,McGraw Hill, New York,1955, Page 4.

Nadler's Steps Method Study

The chapter sequence in Motion and Time Study of Nadler (McGraw Hill, New York,1955) is very logical and appealing

1. Goal determination - Defining the problem
2. Analysis of work
3. Application of principles of methods design
4. Selection of feasible solution
5. Formulation of methods design
6. Review of methods design
7. Test of methods design
8. Installation of the method

I would like to change the step 2 to documentation of the existing method and add analysis of work to step 3 as Application of principles of methods design and analysis of work.

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Management and Productivity Enhancement: New Approaches

Productity Management has to be a compulsory subject for IE program. IEs have to learn management through this subject as well as subjects like managing IE department, studies, IE projects.

A symposium with the above title was held APO in 1997.

Symposium came out the conclusion that productivity had acuired a new and broad meaning.In a paper titled "The Contemporary Meaning of Productivity', R.C. Monga mentioned that Productivity had evolved into a multidimensional and integrative concept.

I used the term productivity in my definition of IE as a multidimensional concept.

The definition for productivity suggested the symposium

Productivity can defined as the creation and delivery of products and services with minimum utilization of all resources - both human and material - aimed at achieving higher customer satisfaction, improving the quality of human life, and avoiding environmental damage. It is realized primarily through the human effort within a given socio-cultural setting.

Notice ther words "human effort." In my definition of IE, IE is human effort engineering.

Source: Management and Productivity Enhancement: New Approaches, APO, Tokyo, 1997

Thursday, August 2, 2007

Work system design and Work study

Many authors and professors are treating the subjects work system design and work study as synonymous.

It will be more appropriate to think of them two separate subjects and develop them. Work systems design may start from identifying the sites for various facilities, and involve determining the locations of various buildings and structures at various sites, designing the buildings and structures, developing layout of equipments and departments in various buildings, designing work stations, storage facilities for WIP, and finally end with specifying standard operating procedures for each employee involved in the work sytem. All this design work requires design data and unfortunately industrial engineering profession has not so far developed as design data handbook.

Work study in contrast concentrates on methods performed by operators and it can result in redesign of the method. But work studies can also assist in developing standard methods which can be included in the design data book as the best practices for that specific job/operation/process.

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