Industrial Engineering Industrial Engineering is concerned with the design, improvement, and installation of integrated systems of people, materials, equipment, information, and energy in the most efficient manner possible. Efficiency is one of an engineers major concerns. Being able to complete the job, solve the problem, and put the solution in process are all very important, but making the process efficient allows less waste and more profit. It draws upon specialized knowledge and skill in the mathematical, physical, and social sciences together with the principles and methods of engineering analysis and design to specify, predict and evaluate the results to be obtained from such systems. Their jobs are also concerned with performance, reliability, cost efficiency, quality control, plant design, and management of human resources.
Materials engineering and computer engineering are two of the modern examples of industrial engineering. Industrial engineers have the challenge of incorporating todays leading technological advances with the production of them in manufacturing facilities. Their purpose is to maximize output, while minimizing the costs for materials and production. This is why industrial engineers must have knowledge of product development, materials processing, optimization, queuing theory, production techniques, and engineering economy. Industrial engineers must have adequate skills in computer aided design and computer aided manufacturing. Robots are now providing more assistance than ever for industrial engineers.
Industrial engineering can spread into a wide area of fields. An industrial engineers knowledge is useful in designing better systems to care for patients in hospitals, reduce air pollution, and for approaching large-scale challenge in enterprises (usually with a team of other engineers. ) Industrial engineers will work with biological engineers to improve the environment, reduce wastes, and conserve energy. They will work with architects to give insight on certain needs for certain buildings to give the architect a sense of space needed and how the layout of the building should be. Industrial engineers are needed for many of societies concerns, and may be able to provide valuable and efficient solutions to these problems. Bibliography 1.
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