Introduction to Industrial Engineering

By Jane M. Fraser

Chapter 6

Design or improve a production system


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This chapter describes what an industrial engineer does to help an organization design and improve the part of its production system that is made up of long lasting physical assets, including facilities, production equipment, information technology, and equipment for material handling and storage.

The IE must make four interrelated sets of decisions about these assets.

Again, I am pretending that these topics can be broken apart and considered separately, but they really canít be.