This Industrial Engineering Book serves two main purposes, firstly it gives an exposure to the activities of industrial engineering, and secondly, it introduces new approaches that are necessary for bringing developing nations on par with industrialized nations. Techniques of industrial engineering have made quantum leaps in advanced countries in the last two decades. The common belief is that industrial engineering is a common sense approach towards production problems. This is true to a certain extent, but development in tools and the approaches to tackle issues are equally important and were developed over time. This Industrial Engineering book provides the information and procedures applicable in technical and non-technical situations.
This book will be beneficial to the following groups: Senior engineering students seeking degrees in mechanical, production, electrical and electronic engineering. Students seeking advanced degrees in business and industrial management. Engineering practitioners in production and services industries. Educators in need of a standard curriculum to instill excellency in students. Senior managers and entrepreneurs who are required to make intelligent and informed decisions. This Industrial Engineering book incorporates unique illustrations, figures and charts for quick and easy understanding of the subject. Exercises are provided at the end of the chapters, to further reinforce the points discussed in at particular chapter. Solutions to exercises at the end of the chapter in this Industrial Engineering book is available on disk for the instructors using this book for a course.
Industrial Engineering and Productivity: Evolution of Industrial Engineering. Industrial Engineering Functions. Role of the Industrial Engineer. Recent Advances in Industrial Engineering. Human Productivity Viewpoint. Exercises.
Methods Engineering: Introduction. Methods Application. Methods Study Approach. Techniques for Recording Present Practices: Micromotion Film and Simo Charting, Memomotion Technique. Method Analysis Techniques: Flow Diagram, Precedence Diagram, Operation Flow Process Chart, Multiple Activity Chart, Man-machine Chart, Gang Chart, Left-hand Right-hand Chart, Trip Frequency Chart, Trip Frequency Diagram, Cyclegraph and Chronocyclegraph. Principles of Motion Economy. Work Simplification: Procedure, Characteristics. Design for Assembly and Manufacturing. Exercises.
Work Measurement: Introduction. Definition. Objectives.Time Study: Equipment, Procedure, Terms and Definitions. Standard Data: Procedure. Work Sampling: Procedure. Characteristics, Advantages, Applications, Conclusion. Incentive Wage System: Interaction With Time Study. Measured Day Work System. Predetermined Time Standards. Exercises.
Facilities Planning and Plant Layout: Introduction. Site Selection: Cost Impact. Requirements and Objectives of Layout: Process or Product Flow, Production Capacity, Units in Flow, Equipment Configuration, Stores, Shipping and Receiving. Functions of Plant Layout. Block Layout: Layout Considerations, Trip Frequency Chart, Spatial Relationship, Aisle requirements. Analytical Tools: Travel Chart. Line Balancing: Advantages and Disadvantages, Characteristics, Line Balancing Procedure. Cellular Layout. Plant Layout Procedure. Cost Impact. Symptoms of Layout Problems. Exercises
Advanced Manufacturing Concepts and Strategies: Introduction. Concurrent Engineering. Designing for Life Cycles. Design for Manufacturability and Assembly. Just-in-Time: Components of JIT. Flexible Manufacturing Systems (FMS). Computer Integrated Manufacturing. Computer Integrated Enterprises. Exercises.
Materials Handling and Management: Introduction. Method of Handling. Handling Equipment: Storage Equipment. Transportation Equipment. Materials Management. Exercises.
Equipment Engineering: Overview. Procedure. Equipment Specification. Quotation and Acquisition. Vendor Comparison. Cost Justification: Activity Based Costing (ABC). Installation and Startup. Exercises
Statistical Quality and Process Control: Introduction. Sample Space. Types of Data. Normal Distribution. Frequency Distribution: Histogram. Descriptive Measures. Collection of Data. Control Charts. Procedures for Control Charts: p Chart. np (Number of Defctives in Sample) Chart, c Chart. X- -R Chart (Sample Mean and Range Charts).Statistical Process Control: Objectives. Procedure. Responsibility. Requirements. Exercises
Ergonomics: Introduction. Definition. Importance. Areas of Concern. Anthropometry. Displays, Controls and Panel Layout. Workplace Design. Fatigue. Handles and Grips. Exercises.
This Industrial Engineering book will be beneficial to the following groups: Senior engineering students seeking degrees in mechanical, production, electrical and electronic engineering. Students seeking advanced degrees in business and industrial management. Engineering practitioners in production and services industries. Educators in need of a standard curriculum to instill excellency in students. Senior managers and entrepreneurs who are required to make intelligent and informed decisions.