Industrial Engineering: A Handbook Of Useful Information For Managers, Engineers, Designers & Scientists
Industrial engineering is a branch of engineering dealing with the optimization of complex processes or systems. It is concerned with the development, improvement, implementation and evaluation of integrated systems of people, money, knowledge, information, equipment, energy, materials, analysis and synthesis, as well as the mathematical, physical and social sciences together with the principles and methods of engineering design to specify, predict, and evaluate the results to be obtained from such systems or processes. Its underlying concepts overlap considerably with certain business-oriented disciplines such as operations management, but the engineering side tends to emphasize extensive mathematical proficiency and usage of quantitative methods. In the latter half of this century, large and growing expenditures on research, design, and development (RD&D) have become a general feature of industrial economies. Indeed, in recent decades, RD&D budgets have grown faster than the economies which support them. RD&D has come to be seen as an important source of industrial and economic growth. More precisely, it is the mechanism by which new and existing knowledge in science and engineering is ‘translated’ into marketable artefacts or innovations. This Handbook is primarily concerned with the production of innovations, to sustain or improve the market performance of their companies, whilst academic laboratories are primarily concerned with the production of knowledge — largely, it is claimed, ‘for its own sake’.
AUTOR: Zeitlin Doyle
EDITORA: Auris Reference
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