Organization, planning and optimization of processes
Industrial engineering (IE) deals with the subjects of work organization and process optimization.
Objectives of industrial engineering:
- Increasing productivity
- Optimization of the processes
- Improving the work flows
- Development and use of standards
- Optimizing the interaction between human, material and machine
The four areas in industrial engineering are human, machine, material and processes.
The tasks range from work planning, human resources planning, cost planning, business ratio formation, rationalization, time management through to remuneration systems.
Industrial engineering is a key discipline for increasing productivity, improving quality and reducing lead times.