industrial engineering


Definition of industrial engineering

: engineering that deals with the design, improvement, and installation of integrated systems (as of people, materials, and energy) in industry

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Iacocca ripped through eight straight semesters, with no summers off, graduating with honors in industrial engineering in 1945. Charlotte W. Craig, Detroit Free Press, "Lee Iacocca dies: Father of Mustang, rescuer of Chrysler was 94," 2 July 2019 Looked at as industrial engineering, the goal is to turn a standing tree into heat as efficiently as possible. Roy Berendson, Popular Mechanics, "The Ultimate Guide To Cutting and Splitting Firewood," 28 Sep. 2018 His father is an industrial engineering consultant, also in Battle Creek. New York Times, "Meghal Shah, Shaan-Chirag Gandhi," 1 Apr. 2018 Khalaf was born in Lebanon and holds a PhD in industrial engineering., "European bus startup FlixBus heads to US, starting with LA," 5 Apr. 2018 One of Thrun's competitors was Levandowski, then 24-years-old, who had recently gotten his master's degree in industrial engineering from UC Berkeley. Cyrus Farivar, Ars Technica, "Quest to dominate self-driving cars is at the heart of Waymo v. Uber trial," 4 Feb. 2018 Imm has a bachelor’s degree in chemistry, and an MBA, from Jacksonville State University in Alabama, and has a master’s degree in industrial engineering from the University of Texas at El Paso. Joseph A. Mann Jr, miamiherald, "Laser Guardian aims to keep lasers safe | Miami Herald," 9 Mar. 2018 Naumoff was a co-founder and director at the Oberlin Food Hub and has a background in industrial engineering and economic development. Nikki Delamotte,, "Ohio's Farm Fare is using tech to change the way food gets from farm to table," 3 Jan. 2018 Richardson earned a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering from N.C. State University, which led to decades of working jobs in manufacturing and management for General Electric and Mitsubishi Semiconductor America in Durham. Bridgette A. Lacy, charlotteobserver, "When the holidays arrive, so will his prize-winning preserves | Charlotte Observer," 12 Dec. 2017

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First Known Use of industrial engineering

1911, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of industrial engineering was in 1911

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