Introduction to Industrial Engineering

By Jane M. Fraser

Chapter 11

Business related skills

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Industrial engineers are sometimes called industrial and systems engineers because IEs design or improvement a system of people, machines, information, and money. Of all types of engineers, IEs are the ones who think most about the people in the system and we also think most about money. Industrial engineering is the engineering discipline that has the closest ties to business issues. In this chapter we will look at some topics that are closely related to topics taught in business schools, but we will look at how they apply to industrial engineering.