1st Edition

Integration of Methods Improvement and Measurement into Industrial Engineering Functions



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ISBN 9780367720933
November 24, 2021 Forthcoming by CRC Press
192 Pages 33 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This book emphasizes the need to ask critical questions before implementing tools and their integration into the many applications in which industrial engineers work. This use of critical thinking will minimize the likelihood of mistakes that can result in the wasting of finite resources and the possible loss of life.

Included in this book are examples, both successful and unsuccessful, for each of the functions on which industrial engineers focus. These examples include the critical questions that were asked that resulted in success and those questions that were not asked that resulted in failure.

Integration of Methods Improvement and Measurement into Industrial Engineering Functions is applicable to students, new graduates, and practitioners in the areas of industrial engineering, human factors, materials processing, quality control, asset management, production control, and supply chain management, as well as those concerned with safety issues.

Table of Contents

1. Methods Improvement. 2. Measurement. 3. Integrating Methods Improvement with Installing Labor Standards. 4. Integrating Measurement with Installing Labor Standards. 5. Integrating Methods Improvement with Installing Labor Standards. 6. Integrating Measurement in an Individual Incentive System. 7. Integrating Methods Improvement when Installing a Group Incentive System. 8. Integrating Measurement when Installing a Group Incentive System. 9. Integrating Methods Improvement with Changing a Manufacturing Process. 10. Integrating Measurement with Installing a Manufacturing Process. 11. Integrating Methods Improvement with Changing a Vendor. 12. Integrating Measurement with Changing a Vendor.

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Biography

Gerald J. Watson has worked for over thirty years in manufacturing as a manufacturing engineer/manager and safety team leader in various industries with different companies both as a full time employee and as a consultant. During that period, he gained valuable insight into the attitudes and the factors that motivates a majority of employees regardless of industry, company and position or job title with the company.

Jesse Derouin has worked for over ten years accumulating valuable industry experience. Jesse has had the benefit of having worked in several capacities gaining an understanding of how to successfully combine people, equipment, and processes to create favorable outcomes. As an adult returning student, he set about achieving an undergraduate degree in engineering, where he met Dr. Watson. He is now a graduate student studying for his advanced engineering degree in sustainable system design.