What is Industrial Engineering (IE) and Key Factors for It?

By | June 8, 2015

What is Industrial Engineering (IE) and Key Factors for It?

Mayedul Islam
Merchandiser at Fashion Xpress Buying House.
Badda, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
Email: [email protected]


At Present Industrial Engineering (IE) is a very important key factor for the industry. It has so much importance as the Textile Engineers in the industry level. An Industrial Engineer makes a product or provides a service by determining the most effective ways to use the five basic factors of production: machines, materials, energy, information and people.

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Definition of Industrial Engineering (IE):

Industrial engineering is a branch of engineering which is related with the optimization of complex systems or processes. It is totally concerned with the improvement, development, and implementation of integrated systems of people, money, information, knowledge, energy and it’s also analysis as well as the mathematical, physical and social sciences together with the principles and systems of engineering design to predict and assess the results to be obtained from such types of systems.

working in ie dept

Working in IE dept

Industrial Engineering assigns certain systems such as floor layouts, personnel, organization, standard of time, wage rates, incentive payment plants to control the quantity and specially quality of goods and services produced.

Industrial Engineering (IE) obeys the following contents:

  1. Forecasting
  2. Routing and Scheduling
  3. Line Balancing
  4. Break Even Analysis
  5. PERT and CPM
  6. Inventory Control
  7. Materials Requirement Planning
  8. Work Study
  9. Plant Layout
  10. Quality Analysis and Control
  11. Process Capability
  12. Graphical Method
  13. Simplex Method
  14. Transportation Model
  15. Assignment Model
  16. Queuing Model
  17. Value Analysis for Cost
  18. Wages Plan
  19. Mass Production and
  20. Others

Key Factors for an Industrial Engineer (IE):

An industry will achieve the maximum profit if an Industrial Engineer has the accurate knowledge about the following matters and those are so important for meeting the right quality of goods. Those are –

  1. Education and Research
  2. Management
  3. Supply Chain
  4. Technical Sales and Marketing
  5. Military and Homeland Security
  6. Energy
  7. Public Services
  8. Manufacturing
  9. Finance, Banking and Service Industry
  10. Defense and Aerospace
  11. Information Technology and
  12. Health Care

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6 thoughts on “What is Industrial Engineering (IE) and Key Factors for It?

  1. Manoj Kumar M

    I need more about Industrial Engineering department job profile to make my job in better way.


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