This course teaches participants how to apply work measurement analysis tools, how to efficiently plan and lay out a manufacturing operation, and how to improve manufacturing processes through method engineering principles. The continually changing role of the industrial engineer will be explored. Participants will learn how to use new engineering tools to improve productivity and efficiency.
All manufacturing disciplines, including manufacturing engineers, industrial engineers, packaging engineers, plant managers, mechanical engineers, ergonomic and simulation specialists.
- Learn how to standardize and simplify manufacturing processes and methods
- Explore the following as they relate to industrial engineering: methods engineering, work measurement, facilities planning and design, flexible/continuous flow manufacturing, material handling, plant layout, process improvement
- Incorporate product quality and productivity improvement considerations into these work methods
- Provide cost justification for new methods and equipment
- Document and communicate process plans to the manufacturing floor
- Learn to chart manufacturing operations or processes
- Examine the role and importance of work standards and learn how to establish accurate performance ratings and time studies, apply standard data systems
- Plan and design efficient manufacturing operations