What is Industrial engeneering?

May 30, 2006 12:46pm CST
what exactly it includes? & what r the scopes & prospects?
2 responses
@gr8one (27)
• United States
26 Oct 06
Industrial Engineering has to do with the analysis and design of complex systems of people, processes, and technology so as to accomplish organizational goals. The core disciplines include statistics, operations research, economic decision making, human engineering, and management. The history of Industrial Engineering is rooted in the application of these core disciplines to the analysis and design of the manufacturing enterprise. However, Industrial Engineering problems are found in retail, distribution and supply chain, banking, healthcare, many other environments. Industrial Engineering is almost universal in its applicability.
• United States
30 May 06
The industrial engineer designs methods, not machinery. Jobs include plant layout, analysis and planning of workers’ jobs, economical handling of raw materials, their flow through the production process, and the efficient control of the inventory of finished products.