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Introduction to Industrial Engineering

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Bonnie Boardman

Copyright Year: 2020

ISBN 13: 9781648169823

Publisher: Mavs Open Press

Language: English

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Reviewed by Polinpapilinho Katina, Assistant Professor, USC-Upstate on 5/21/21

The text covers all areas and ideas of the subject of industrial engineering appropriately and provides an effective index and/or glossary. However, the logical progressional of chapters could be aided by first providing the foundational... read more

Reviewed by David Olawale, Assistant Professor, University of Indianapolis on 4/23/21

I like the key concepts covered. They are critical to an IE and can be covered within a semester-long course. I particularly like the order of the topics. read more

Table of Contents

  • 1. What is Industrial Engineering?
  • 2. Teamwork
  • 3. What is Problem Solving?
  • 4. Big Ideas in Industrial Engineering
  • 5. Using Models
  • 6. Deming's 14 Points
  • 7. People in the System
  • 8. Systems Thinking
  • 9. Lean Operations
  • 10. The IE Approach
  • 11. Organizations' Missions, Visions, and Values
  • 12. Lifelong Learning

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  • About the Book

    This book was created for an undergraduate Introduction to Industrial Engineering course at The University of Texas at Arlington (UTA).  The chapters give an overview of the profession and an introduction to some of the tools used by industrial engineers in industry.  There are interactive content exercises included at the end of most chapters.  This interactive content aims to engage students in the content as they are reading.  The book will continue to revised and updated with new information as it becomes necessary.

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