Monday, July 30, 2007

Industrial Engineer Job Opening

1. 27-7-2007

Aerotek CE is looking for an Industrial Engineer for a client in Terre Haute Indiana.

On a day to day basis, the Industrial Engineer will perform cost analysis and reduction activities in support of business plan. The Industrial Engineer will improve workflow methods utilizing classic IE techniques. Industrial Engineer will also apply Kaizen, TQM and Lean principles to all processes.

To be qualified for the Industrial Engineer position, candidates must have a Bachelor's degree in Industrial Engineering or a related field with 0-2 years experience in an automated, high volume, distribution environment. Six Sigma experience is preferred for the Industrial Engineer opportunity.

Qualified candidates should email their resume to or call Kyle at (317)705-1031.

Required Skills for Industrial Engineer Job:

2. 27-7-2--7

Industrial Engineer Job Opening
Aerotek CE has an immediate opening for an Industrial Engineer in Orangeburg, SC.

The position is for a high-volume consumer products manufacturer. The Industrial Engineer will be performing a range of tasks that may include introduction of new product, specifying equipment, manufacturing problem solving, downtime reduction and waste elimination. They may also be working with Design to optimize manufacturability and working closely with Assembly in improving safety and quality.

A competitive salary of $65-80K per year will depend on experience.

Minimum job requirements:
-Bachelor's Degree in Industrial Engineering
-At least 5 years of experience
-Experience with Line balancing, labor measurement and ergonomics
-Strong mechanical aptitude and problem solving ability
-A hands on, can-do attitude.Candidates with experience in a high volume manufacturing or lean manufacturing setting will be strongly considered.

Qualified Industrial Engineers may apply online, call 803.451.3803 or fax resume to 803.451.3810 Attn: Maria McKeehan (

Required Skills for Industrial Engineer Job:

Date Posted
July 24, 2007

Location: Los Angeles, CA • Newbury Park, CA

Industrial Engineer Job Description:

The individual must be a highly motivated and will drive continuous improvement programs for our companies solutions semiconductor manufacturing facilities. As an industrial/manufacturing engineer, you will work on a broad range of projects to support the tactical & strategic goals of a Wafer Fab within a functional area. The potential individual will lead cross-functional teams to make improvements for processes & procedures. Candidate will have the opportunity to interact with personnel in all process areas of our wafer fabrication facility. Must convey professional image with the ability to lead, manage, & communicate to all levels of associates in a team environment. Analytical problem solving skills will be used to identify factory bottlenecks, optimize WIP flow & tool utilization & improving overall equipment effectiveness. Operate in fast-paced operations with the ability to handle several projects at the same time, have excellent organizational, project management & people skills. Developing capacity models based on time studies & using mathematical modeling to calculate/predict both short & long term capital requirements for the wafer fab. Individual will also coordinate procurement of capital equipment & schedule tracking, plan new equipment & workstation layout requirements.
?BS in Industrial Engineering required, MS plus
?Three plus yrs related experience within Industrial or Manufacturing Engineering: experience in Semiconductor Industry
?Thorough knowledge of Industrial Engineering practices, concepts, & principles
?Possess Project Management skills
?Outstanding problem solving & analytical skills?Knowledge in software models to solve problems
?Strong, detail team player & perform well under dead-line
?Plan & apply capital projects to support capacity & new technology?Workstation setup & optimization
?Maximize constraint tool productivity
?Perform capital equipment throughput analysis
?Improve equipment utilization & OEE
? Great communication skills

If interested in this excellent opportunity, please send your resume in a word attachment to:

Sunday, July 22, 2007

Post id list

Functional thinking in process environment

(Article of Topic VI-K. Industrial Engineering Science and Techniques)

Author: Ives De Saeger, General Manager, P41 Industrial Services, Mevr. Courtmansstraat 4 bus 4 2600 Antwerp, Belgium

About the author: Ives De Saeger has a degree in Physics and is also a Civil Engineer. Following a varied career involving all aspects of industrial engineering and process improvement, he is now the General Manager of P41, a leading edge consultancy on innovation in production processes and tooling. He has worked with VW, Daf Trucks, Johnson Controls, Daikin, Volvo Trucks, Atlas Copco, Picanol, Euromold, Malmar, Alro, and many more. He maintains a blog

The article is available in pdf format for downloading at

Saturday, July 21, 2007

Bibliography - Problems IE Profession, Discipline & changes in IE Profession

IEs must maintain and strengthen empirical base—role and identity of profession are at stake
Industrial Engineering,Volume 21 , Issue 3 (March 1989)
Pages: 36 - 39
Year of Publication: 1989
L. F. McGinnis
American Institute of Industrial Engineers Norcross, GA, USA

Process design concept: a new approach to IE
Industrial Engineering, Volume 21 , Issue 3 (March 1989)
Pages: 31 - 34
Year of Publication: 1989
S. Sakamoto
American Institute of Industrial Engineers Norcross, GA, USA

IEs' role has changed radically at Square D
Industrial Engineering, Volume 21 , Issue 3 (March 1989) Pages: 40 - 42
Year of Publication: 1989
A. R. Pesavento
American Institute of Industrial Engineers Norcross, GA, USA

IEs' training makes them effective users of rightsizing for organizational renewal
Industrial Engineering, Volume 21 , Issue 3 (March 1989)
Pages: 20 - 22
Year of Publication: 1989
O. Shackney
R. J. Cecil
American Institute of Industrial Engineers Norcross, GA, USA

Friday, July 20, 2007

Senior Manager of Industrial Engineering – 07000000O8

Best Buy Corporation, Inc. is an innovative Fortune 100 growth company that continually strives to create superior customer experiences. Though more than 1,100 retail stores across the United States, Canada and China our employees connect customers with technology and entertainment products, as well as services. A Minneapolis-based company, our operations include Best Buy ( and, Future Shop (, Geek Squad ( and, Magnolia Audio Video (, AUDIOVISIONS ( ), Pacific Sales Kitchen & Bath Inc. ( and Jiangsu Five Star Appliance Co. ( We support our communities through employee volunteerism and grants from The Best Buy Children's Foundation.At Best Buy, our most important asset is our people. We place a high value on learning and growth, and we encourage our employees to excel in their fields. We offer a rich array of benefits that help contribute to balanced lives, general well-being, and supportive personal and professional relationships. We also offer competitive pay, employee discounts, and excellent career opportunities.

In order to be considered for this position, you must complete an online application.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

Job Description

This position is responsible for all industrial engineering functions for Hard Goods Distribution Centers and Delivery Distribution Centers. Industrial engineering entails identifying process improvments, directing the development of standardized work methods/ measurements, and identifying, developing and implementing new processes to enable customer value and enhance labor productivity. This position is critical to ensuring that consistent methods and standards are implemented in all field locations that insure maximum productivity with ultimate consideration for employee safety and end customer (retail stores and home delivery customers) satisfaction.

Basic Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree and 10+ years of related experience
10+ years of experience with process improvements in a Distribution/manufacturing environment

Preferred Qualifications:
Advanced Degree in Mechanical or Industrial Engineering or related field
3+ years of Operational experience in managing a Distibution Center Function
Lean/six sigma or other equivalent training


Job Field: Logistics/Distribution/Transportation

Locations: United States-MN-Corporate Headquarters-Richfield

Organization: Corporate

Job Type: Regular/Full-Time

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Senior Industrial Engineer Required

Date last updated by recruiter:

Senior Industrial Engineer / Lean Manufacturing Engineer

New position available in Galway Manufacturer for a Senior Lean Manufacturing / Industrial Engineer required to lead facility layout and design projects with the Process Development, Production, Facilities and Manufacturing Engineering Teams. Excellent salary and benefits package available depending on experience.

Key Responsibilities:
Initiate, lead and champion lean projects (i.e. Lean Production, Lean Support and Born Lean) with the Production, Process Development, Manufacturing Engineering and support functions.
Drive the ongoing introduction and advancement of lean manufacturing culture, principles and practices across the plant.
Constantly promote, educate and instill the culture of waste identification and elimination.
Coordinate and lead general engineering tasks, which may include: creating and updating standards, maintaining BOMS and routers and creating and approving change requests.
Develop and conduct Lean training programs for employees at all levels and departments.
Create, maintain and refine a Lean toolkit that can include: 5S, Kaizen, quick change over, value stream mapping, mistake proofing and line balancing.
Supervise, mentor or provide work direction to other members of the Industrial Engineering team.

Skills, Experience Qualifications:
Bachelor's degree required (technical or business) and/or equivalent industrial engineering experience
5+ years of experience, specifically relating to Lean Manufacturing, Ergonomics and Plant Layout & design.
Computer literate with experience of appropriate simulation and CAD packages.

Interested? Then please contact Stuart on 091 563868 for more details or email CV Biomedical Engineer,Mechanical Engineer,Industrial engineer,

Apply for this job
If you decided not to apply for this position then please let know why.

Sigmar Recruitment
13 Hume Street, Dublin 2South Bank, CorkQuay Street, Galway
01 4744 644
01 4744 640

Ref no:
IJ-smc Indust enginer
Lean Manufacturing Engineer
Date added by recruiter:

Date last updated by recruiter:
Galway, Galway city, Connacht
Job type:
Permanent Full-time
Additional benefits:
Role(s):That best describe this job
Biomedical EngineerMechanical EngineerIndustrial engineer
Minimum experience required:
3 - 4 Years
Third Level Degree
Stuart McCamley
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A multidiscipline manufacturing company, specialized in exported consumer products manufacturing is inviting applications for the following position:-

Senior Industrial Engineer (Ref. K001)

- Degree in Industrial Engineering / Manufacturing Engineering or equivalent
- 4-6 years working experience in the field of Industrial Engineering
- Develop manufacturing methods, labor utilization standards, and cost analysis systems to promote efficient staff and facility utilization
- Proficiency in English, Cantonese and Mandarin
- Good knowledge in Microsoft software and AutoCAD
- Candidate with ample experience will be considered for a higher position
- Station in China
Personal accident insurance, Group life & medical insurance, free meal will be offered to right candidates. Working days: Mon - Fri, Sat (Alternate). On Job Training will be provided according to positional needs and requirements.

Please send full resume to Jing Mei Industrial Limited, 2D, Waylee Ind. Ctr., 38 Tsuen King Circuit, Tsuen Wan, Fax to 24989786, or E-mail to, Attn.: Ms Nikki Kwok


Lean Industrial Engineer based in central Minnesota.

Posted: 7 May 2007
Location: St. Paul, MN, USA

Our client is ACTIVELY SEARCHING for a Lean Industrial Engineer based in central Minnesota. Your prime responsibility will be to drive the implementation of Lean manufacturing in a large manufacturing division covering 4 Midwest locations.

Successful candidates MUST HAVE a BS Eng degree in Industrial Engineering or closely related field and 1 to 2 years of solid work experience in a Lean Manufacturing shop (if no degree then at least 4 years experience is required). PLUSES: practical knowledge of Six Sigma principles (Kaizen, JIT, Continuous Improvement), background in auto parts manufacturer or supplier. Excellent opportunity for a junior-level engineer to advance to the next level with a solid, established corporation. Very competitive total compensation, including benefits and 401(k). Relocation assistance available for the appropriate candidate.

Please answer all pre-screening questions when applying for this position!
Questions you will be asked:
• In what type of manufacturing facility have you acquired your Lean experience?
• If you have a Degree, in what field is it? What area(s) of Lean or Total Quality did you concentrate in?
• Where do you visualize your career in the next 3 to 5 years?
• Where do you currently live? Why do you want to relocate to central Minnesota?

Email: Resumes@thinkenergygroup.comRequired Email Subject: Job #52854, Industrial Engineer - Industrial/Lean/Manufacturing 60-70 K/yr

Apply online using the link below:

If you don't see contact information, please Log In first. Please mention Misco Jobs when applying to this position.

IE Faculty Jobs

Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotiea, Canada

Date: June 21, 2007.

Faculty Position in Industrial Engineering

The Department of Industrial Engineering at Dalhousie University invites applications for a probationary tenure-track position, at the Assistant Professor level, from candidates with outstanding research and teaching abilities in industrial engineering.

The successful candidate will have an earned doctorate in industrial engineering, or a closely related field, with proven teaching capability and demonstrated ability to interact with industry. Eligibility for registration with the Association of Professional Engineers of Nova Scotia is essential. Duties will include teaching, at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, in some or all of the areas of operations research, inventory control and production planning, design of work methods and systems, engineering economics, ergonomics, human factors engineering, project management, maintenance, quality control and manufacturing. The selected candidate is expected to develop an externally-funded research program.

Please see for details about the Department. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. Dalhousie University is an Employment Equity/Affirmative Action employer. The University encourages applications from qualified Aboriginal peoples, persons with a disability, racially visible persons, and women. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Applications, including a curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching and research interests, and names and contact information of three referees, should be submitted to: The Chair, Search Committee Department of Industrial Engineering Dalhousie University PO Box 1000 Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada B3J 2X4 E-mail:

IE Jobs India


Company Name:Sumeet Exports (India)

Job Title: Industrial Engineer

Sumeet Exports is one of the leading exporters of baby and kids wear to E.U. and North America. The company seeks Industrial Engineer. The incumbent would be responsible for implementing /customizing industrial engineering techniques/systems. The candidate should be a B.E. in industrial/production engineering. He/She should have worked in an ERP Environment. The individual should be capable of implementing good manufacturing practices with an aim to increase efficiencies. Preference would be given to candidates with 5 years of experience in garments.

Job Location: Punjab - Ludhiana - India


19th July 2007

Job Title: Industrial Engineer

A client of Adroit Consulting is one of the Reputed and most sought Export oriented units with excellent working environment and Growth opportunites.

The Candidate Responsibilities

Knowledge into preparing of forthcoming Style Bulletin.
Preparing Thread consumption.
Method Study.
Work Measurements.
Exposure into System Development,Etc.

The Candidate Requirements

B.Tech -Industrial Engineering or NIFT (GMT).
Working as an Industrial engineer.
2 to 3 years experience in garment export house.
Preferably B.E.
Good communicaton skills. Computer knowledge.

Experience: 0-5 Years

Job Location: Gurgaon - India



Shahi Exports Pvt. Ltd., stands vertically integrated as one of the largest manufacturer/exporters in India offering ready-to-wear garments for ladies, men and children. Shahi is mainly recognized for its excellence in quality, product range, service and reliability. Shahi, recipient of the Best Exporter Award consecutively a number of times, is one of the very few companies that have initiated the Japanese concepts like Lean manufacturing, 5S, Kaizen, Six Sigma Etc.

Job Title: Industrial Engineer

The Candidates Responsibility :
Responsible to handle the Lines, line balancing and Production planning.Training the operators and handling bottlenecks, etc.Analysis operation bulletin.Improve the ergonomics on the shop floor.

The Candidates Eligibility :
Should have B.Tech/B.E. - Production / Industrial, Textile qualification.Good experience in reputed organizations.Team building ability.Good technical skills required.Should have good communication skills.

Experience: 0-5 Years

Job Location: Bangalore - India


Our client is a large group MNC involved in the manufacturing of switchgears in Maharashtra

Industrial Engineer-5

Qualification: BE (Mech.), Post Graduate in IE from a recognized Institute

Job involves handling of Industrial engineering function. Work measurement, formulating productivity norms, designing and implementing Layouts, maintenance of MIS promptly. An eye for catching wasteful activities, opportunities for system and methods improvement and ability to implement change is desired. Knowledge of ISO9001, Six Sigma, experience of working in SAP environment will be an added advantage. Right opening for young, energetic and career oriented candidate.

Experience should be around 2 - 3 years. At the time of any change of service there should not be any gap. Candidate should be in the service while appearing for interview. He should not be out of the employment. Any candidate appeared once he need not to appear again. If he appears he will not be paid to and fro charges for appearing the interview. Candidates appearing for interview will be paid First Class to and fro ticket fare for to attend interview by the shortest route.

Apply to Shridhar Vyawahare, Director Vaibhav Placements (Pvt) Ltd. Shivam Apartments, Mahatma Nagar,Trambak Road, Nashik 422 007 Email :-

IE Jobs

Date: Tuesday, July 17, 2007
Category: Jobs Wanted Region: Dubai (USA)


Description: I am looking for a job in Dubai, specially in the fields of Industrial Engineering.

Attached is my resume for further verifications.

401-E South Road, Gabuya?s CompoundBasak Pardo, Cebu City, Philippines
Contact No. : +639157436624Email :
Objective: An Industrial Engineering Position that will utilize acquired expertise, creative talents and commitment to excellence . Desire a position with career growth potential.

Summary of Qualifications:
BS in Industrial Engineering and 17 years of related professional experience.
? Experience with structured problem solving methodologies
? Experience with manual and automated assembly processes
? ? Well versed in lean concepts with record of accomplishments
? Ability to participate, lead and/or mentor in a team environment.?
Working knowledge of safety and ergonomic practices
? Familiar with industrial engineering concepts (Capacity Planning, Time Study, Simulation, Work Station Dynamics).
? Familiar with financial concepts associated with operations
? Experience in area of tool design.
? Experience in clean room protocol.
? Strong written, verbal and presentation skills, in order to effectively present information to co-workers, customers and management.
? Ability to apply mathematical operations to such tasks as frequencydistribution, determination of test reliability and validity, analysisof variance, correlation techniques, sampling theory, and factor analysis.
? Experience in analyzing efficiency of manufacturing operations
? Ability to conduct studies using best practice measurements techniques
? Experience in analyzing and recommending changes to layouts,labor control and material flow .? Recording and analyzing information on specific problems assigned inthe utilization of personnel, material, machines and facilities.
? Designing and implementing effective metrics for manufacturingOperations.
? Strong Planning, organization, communication and problem solving skills.Scope of Work
? Implement a new Manufacturing Resource Planning (MRP) system.
? Review product design for compliance with engineering principles, company standards, customer requirements and related specifications.
? Work with Procurement and Quality Teams as needed to develop and meet all safety and quality requirements.
? Evaluate and authorize process design changes, specification and drawing releases, and coordination of such activities with customer technical teams.
? Evaluate and write Corrective Action Reports, and follow through on implementation of rework and process changes.
? Coordinate cost information required to provide customers with quotations.
? Work closely with Engineering, Production Supervisors, Suppliers, drive continuous improvements to existing product lines in a manufacturing environment. This will include: a. Teach Lean philosophy and techniques to all levels of plant personnel. b. Work with teams to provide lean tools to meet manufacturing objectives. c. Implement systems for efficiency and quality improvement. d. Aid in the work cell layout, design, development and implementation of cell-based manufacturing. e. Lead process mapping and Kaizen events for product lines. f. Create and maintain standard work, process documentation, and visual work instructions. g. Track and publish savings and progress of Lean Initiatives.
? Design tool/fixture equipment with view of achieving efficiency in operation in order that production standards will be met or exceeded.
? Establish equipment requirements, specifications and budgets.
? Support the day to day operations.
? Establish production schedules and communicates requirements to manufacturing. Ensures that the production plan is obtainable and meets customer requirement.
? Establishes and maintains the Master Schedule in a manner that supports the production plan and the Customer's delivery requirements. Review customer scheduled orders based on current capacity and component availability, identify all barriers to successful production, organize cross functional teams and drive the push toward resolution and elimination of those barriers.
? Reviews priority changes caused by shop execution problems. Administers the timing of work order releases to support the production plan.
? Maintains integrity of the planning databases by following proper procedures for systems input and operation.
? Responsible for all applicable product measures such as on time delivery, inventory, lead times, etc.


April 1989 - April 1993 INDUSTRIAL ENGINEER AGUSAN PLYWOOD CORP.Agusan del Norte, Phils.


March 1989BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING. University of San Jose-Recoletos, Cebu City.


Industrial Engineer
Employment Type: Contract
Location ; West Midlands, West Midlands
Industry Sector ; Automotive
Start Date: ASAP
Salary/Rate: negotiable
Reference ; 13433
Date Advertised: 17-07-2007 - 09:46

Position Description: Industrial Engineer
An automotive OEM requires a Industrial Engineer. Position Description: Industrial EngineerSkills Required: Work Measurement MOST (using data blocks)
Skills Preferred: QPS/WES Yamazumi charts
Experience Required: Solihull Power Train Transmission Machining & Assembly


Employer: JLG Industries
Location: McConnellsburg, Pennsylvania 17233 United States

Last Updated: 7/18/2007

Job Requisition Number: 14342
Employment Status: Full TimeDivision: JLGLocation: McConnellsburgJob

Description: Senior level Industrial Engineer performs a wide variety of engineeringassignments, which are broad in nature requiring originality and ingenuity.Evaluates existing and new products, proposes new methods and processes tomaximize manufacturing efficiency. Serves as liaison with other plant locationsas required.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.Perform a wide variety of investigative and analytical studies pertaining primarily to the development of effective standards, design of effective and economical methods and processes and the maintenance of related records and reports. Review and evaluate Engineering documentation (drawings and B/M's) to ensure compliance with "single" B/M requirements prior to formal release.From such studies, anticipate any potential manufacturing problems and implementrequired actions to resolve these problems prior to actual production. Makedesign recommendations to reduce manufacturing costs and enhance productquality.
Coordinate Manufacturing, Materials and M/E on new model introductions. Support manufacturing departments by resolving day to day product problems. Make changes in methods, design or equipment where necessary. Define problem andinterface with necessary departments to ensure their immediate resolution.
Follow-up as necessary to guarantee that problem has been corrected to thesatisfaction of all concerned.
Provide training to necessary personnel in new methods and processes.Maintain all required contacts to keep abreast of developments in methods,equipment and other fields of possible value to the Company. Investigate items of potential useful application to Company operation and make recommendations as to adoption.
Coordinates and participates in departmental cost savings programs and the valueanalysis projects as directed.

Take time studies on group or individual, direct or indirect labor operations todevelop standard data and/or verify existing data.
Utilize a wide range of timestudy techniques such as continuous, repetitive, and ratio delay to establishequitable standards.
As assigned, instruct other in time study techniques,methods, application of standard data for estimating and comparative costs.
Periodically monitor manufacturing performance against standard through use oflabor reporting printouts.
Investigate deviations from standard (low or high)and take corrective action to bring performance back into line.Recommend tooling requirements; work and cooperate with Tool Design andmanufacturing personnel to develop effective tooling.Continually monitor existing operations and recommend possible improvements orcost reductions.
Prepare related analyses layouts and other supportive data.
Prepare comparative cost estimates using alternative production methods.Prepare optimum work center and facility layouts; coordinate, direct, and followup on layout changes.Justify, select and direct installation and follow up on all major capitalequipment installation.
Coordinate all interfacing departments to ensure atimely and uneventful installation.
As directed, participate in special investigative projects in areas of machineryand personnel effectiveness and utilization, material flow and storage, capitaland expense budgets, manpower requirements, assembly line balancing, make analyses and obsolescent rework programs.
Effectively utilize Company mainframe computer and department personal computerto develop expedious and comprehensive programs and reports.Periodically participate in college courses to stay abreast with technologicaladvances in the industry, to enhance one's present experience level or as arefresher program.Provide input for long range project planning.
Prepare and provide to senior management reports and analysis as requested.
Provide assistance to manager of Industrial Engineering in training anddevelopment programs for other I. E personnel as requested.Coordinates and supervises Industrial Engineers and Technicians assigned to projects.Provide assistance as required to support I.E. functions and projects at otherplant locations.
Schedules work to meet completion dates and technical specifications.

REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS [SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES]This position must maintain close working relationships with both the Manager ofIndustrial Engineering and the Director of Manufacturing Engineering and will,at times, take direction from both.Organizational reporting will typically be to the Manager of IndustrialEngineering, except in instances of special project or technology focus wheredirect reporting to the Director of Manufacturing Engineering will be assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able toperform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below arerepresentative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonableaccommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to performthe essential functions.EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCEAn Engineering Degree (B.S.I.E. or B.S.M.E.) with 5 to 8 years experience inmetal fabrication and assembly operations, or, a four year college degree,preferably in an associated field such as Business Management with 8 to 10 yearsexperience in metal fabrication and assembly operations.Location: 1 JLG Drive McConnellsburg, Pennsylvania 17233-0000 United States


Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Productivity Devices

1. High productivity device for feeding cylindrical objects to silk-screen printing machines

Document Type and Number:
United States Patent 4398627
Link to the page:

A high productivity feed device comprising means 28, 29 for supporting objects 3 directed towards the corresponding printing machine and members 30, 35, 350 for gripping said objects, and which are coupled by way of a swinging linkage 22, 24 connected to the main printing machine drive, such that they are subjected to two reciprocating rectilinear movements in phase opposition along the object transfer direction. Downstream of said support and gripping member means there is disposed an element comprising two swinging arms on a horizontal shaft 53, on which loading means 58 and unloading means 56 for the printing machine are rotatably mounted at the respective ends. The device according to the invention is arranged to feed cylindrical objects of circular, elliptical or other cross-section to silk-screen printing machines in general.

2. Barra Tippa


The new Barra Tippa is a productivity device saving construction site workers loads of effort and time.

The Barra Tippa assists the emptying of conventional wheelbarrows into skip waste bins.
The use of a plank to wheel the barrow to empty its contents is known to cause serious injury.
The Barra Tippa secures the wheelbarrow minimising awkward movement under load and reduces the likelihood of accidents.

Barra Tippa Benefits:

Easy to install / uninstall in a variety of situations
Designed to improve work safety and minimise work accidents
Increased worker efficiency and productivity potential
Quality Australian engineering and components

3. MARS system, an automated catalyst testing productivity device.


Dr. Patrick L. Mills, professor of chemical and natural gas engineering and appointee to the Frank H. Dotterweich Endowed Chair at Texas A&M University-Kingsville. He earned an Engineering Excellence Award 1996 for development of the MARS system, which was an automated catalyst testing productivity device.

4.Demmeler Modular Fixturing System.


Grove Worldwide, is a multinational corporation working under three operating businesses: Grove Crane, Grove Manlift, and National Crane.
Though initially founded to build farm wagons, Grove has grown into the world's leading manufacturer of mobile hydraulic cranes and self-propelled aerial work platforms for applications ranging from construction and transportation to mining, petrochemicals, and plant maintenance.

Grove formerly had relied entirely on a system of hand welding, temporary tools, and dedicated fixtures to perform its welding operations. Though each of these methods was adequate, the management and engineering staff knew they needed another fixturing alternative to improve product quality and increase productivity.

After a detailed study, Grove decided on the Demmeler Modular Fixturing System. The heart of this system is the three dimensional worktable designed to provide a sturdy platform for mounting the weldments with a variety of standard angles, blocks, and a wide range of other accessories. These worktables are made of heavily ribbed, high tensile strength steel, machined to very tight tolerances to ensure stability and flatness to within 0.0004ft. The 3D worktables are made in several sizes and are designed to be used alone or bolted together to accommodate larger weldments. Each worktable, as well as the major structural elements, is made with a grid pattern of 28mm mounting holes, spaced on a 100mm grid, across the face and four sides of the table. Should a closer spacing be required, subplates with a double-density grid pattern are also available. These plates offer a grid spacing of 50x50 mm and are easily mounted to the main 3D tables. This grid pattern of holes is designed to securely mount the structural elements and fixturing components to the worktable while maintaining a positional accuracy of ?0.001?? hole to hole, ?0.002?? overall. In addition to grid pattern of holes, several structural elements are also made with 28mm wide slots. These slots permit the various components to be precisely positioned exactly where they are required to suit the weldments.

Grove acquired its first Demmeler 3D table and associated components in 1995. Since then its collection of fixturing elements has grown substantially. Today the company employs eight tables, four subplates, and a wealth of other Demmeler fixturing components.

Industrial Engineering – Going’s Formulation

Industrial engineering directs the efficient conduct of manufacturing, construction, transportation, or even commercial enterprises of any undertaking, indeed in which human labor is directed to accomplishing any kind of work [1]. Industrial engineering has drawn upon mechanical engineering, upon economics, sociology, psychology, philosophy, accountancy, to fuse from these older sciences a distinct body of science of its own [2].

It is the inclusion of the economic and the human elements especially that differentiates industrial engineering from the older established branches of the profession [3].

The most important elements of industrial engineering are summed up in this alliterative list – machinery, materials, methods, management, men and markets. And these six elements are interpreted and construed by the aid of another factor whose name also begins with m – Money. Money supplies the gauge and the limit by which the other factors are all measured and adjusted [4].

1. Going, Charles Buxton, Principles of Industrial Engineering, McGraw-Hill Book Company, New York, 1911, Page 1
2. Op cit., Page 2
3. Op cit., Page 3
4. Op cit., Page 6

Monday, July 16, 2007

Definition of Industrial Engineering - KVSSNRao

“Industrial Engineering is Human Effort Engineering. It is an engineering discipline that deals with the design of human effort in all occupations: agricultural, manufacturing and service. The objectives of Industrial Engineering are optimization of productivity of work-systems and occupational comfort, health, safety and income of persons involved.” (Narayana Rao, Definition of Industrial Engineering: Suggested Modification, Udyog Pragati, Oct-Dec 2006, pp. 1-4.)