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1 1 Introduction to Industrial Engineering Chen Zhou ( Pronounced Jo ) Associate Prof and Chair, Undergraduate Programs

2 2 What is industrial engineering? A commercial reminded me a practical definition We do not make a lot of products or services you use, we engineer industries more efficient for better and cheaper products, faster responses, easier and more sustainable operations, etc.

3 3 Definitions of Industry - Webster 1. Diligence in an employment or pursuit; especially: steady or habitual effort 2. systematic labor especially for some useful purpose or the creation of something of value a department or branch of a craft, art, business, or manufacture; especially: one that employs a large personnel and capital especially in manufacturing a distinct group of productive or profit-making enterprises manufacturing activity as a whole 3: work devoted to the study of a particular subject or author

4 4 - Definition by ISyE Industrial Engineering is a branch that describes, evaluates, designs, modifies, controls and improves the performance of complex systems over time and in their context of Supply chain systems Manufacturing systems Service systems Financial and economic systems Health systems Etc.

5 5 - Definition by IIE IEs work in a variety of businesses IE education offers the best of both worlds: engineering & business (product, service, people and organization) Shortening customer waiting in theme parks streamlining an operating room distributing products worldwide … As companies adopt continuous productivity and quality improvement, the need for industrial engineers is growing They work to eliminate waste of time, money, materials, energy, and other commodities

6 6 Info from College Board Career Develop efficient system to deliver products or services. You should Find and solve problems Know statistics, computers, stochastic process and optimization Write reports, give presentations and communicate with others It Helps to Be... An organizer, a puzzle solver, and someone who loves order IEs need to listen, explain, and teach Outlook Economists predict IEs will grows faster than other occupations through More openings because IEs tend to become managers. Compensation Starting GT IE is $58,000, May 2008 Those graduated between 3 and 6 years are $69,886 The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates: average in 2007 as $73,490

7 7 Spare Parts Supply chain example

8 8 Location/allocation optimization model

9 9 Manufacturing example

10 10 Schematic model of production line 123 Finished Goods Raw Materials Operation Outbound Queue (1) Inbound Queue (1) Inbound Queue (2)

11 11 Markov chain model of production line Rate Diagram for M/M/ … and P n = C n P 0 where

12 12 Malaria Transmitted by female Anopheles mosquitoes No vaccine available Effects 1-3 million deaths annually worldwide One death every 30 seconds 48,000 deaths in Sudan each year Prevalence continues to increase This document was created within the frame work of a student design project and its contents are neither sanctioned by Georgia Institute of Technology nor the CDC. Health system eg: Malaria Eradication

13 13 Method and outcomes Sterile Insect Technique (SIT) Female mosquitoes mate once in lifetime Release large numbers of sterile male insects Desired Outcome Long term solution for malaria suppression No environmental or health side-effects At minimum cost This document was created within the frame work of a student design project and its contents are neither sanctioned by Georgia Institute of Technology nor the CDC.

14 14 This document was created within the frame work of a student design project and its contents are neither sanctioned by Georgia Institute of Technology nor the CDC. One possible solution Production strategy Separate males at larva stage Sterilize males at pupa stage Release at pupa stage Adult Broodstock EggsLarva Separate Sexes Pupa Pupa Sterilization and Release Sterile Adult Males in Wild

15 15 This document was created within the frame work of a student design project and its contents are neither sanctioned by Georgia Institute of Technology nor the CDC. Cost of optimized plan Total Cost for Duration of Program $585,827 Production Facility and Equipment $521,850 Monthly Production Cost $4,435 Monthly Distribution Cost $487

16 16 Simulation of population decrease

17 17 Simulation of population decrease

18 18 Simulation of population decrease

19 19 Simulation of population decrease

20 20 Simulation of population decrease

21 21 Simulation of population decrease

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23 23 4,44,4-3,6 7,-4-2,-2 Simple game example Player 1 Player 2 A1 A2 A1 Result?

24 24 4,44,4-3,6 7,-4-2,-2 Result Player 1 Player 2 A1 A2 A1 Although both parties would be made better off by choosing (A1,A1), this wont happen!

25 25 IE Curriculum Summary IE focuses on mathematical modeling and analysis of management decisions IE incorporates engineering fundamentals so that the graduates can communicate with other engineers IEs learn tools and methods that can be used in wide variety of domains IE at GT has flexible curriculum Tracks 3 free electives (6) IE electives

26 26 The school: Facts Established in 1924 Largest IE program About 1000 students Graduate ~250/year Nearly 10% of all IEs graduated in US Over 50 faculty members Over 12,000 alumni Ranked #1 by US News and World Report for past 18 years Nearly one in ten ISyE graduates rise to CEO, CFO, in their respective organizations

27 27 Our students ~ 40% are women About a third of our graduates take their first position with one of the major consulting firms >90% of courses are offered by full-time faculty Distinguished faculty

28 28 ISyE Curriculum MathematicsLanguageSciences ComputingEngineeringEconomics Stochastic Optimization Statistics Comm. EDALogMfgQuality OR/ Stat General Senior Design

29 29 Who hires our students Consulting (e.g., Accenture, Boston Consulting,) Logistics (e.g., UPS, Schneider) Manufacturing (e.g., Intel, GE, Kraft) Retail (e.g., Home Depot, Wal-Mart) IT (e.g., JDA, Manhattan Assoc.) Health (e.g., McKesson, hospitals) Financial (Bank of America, Capital One) Graduate Schools

30 30 Starting salaries

31 31 What do they do after 3 – 6 years

32 32 Labs Laboratory in Industrial Engineering Virtual view Real views

33 33 Different strategies: MTS, MTO, ATO,

34 34 Timing is everything

35 35 Airport security system design

36 36 Best way to learn IE Classroom: theories, models, analysis, solutions Group projects: Interns and Co-ops Study abroad

37 37 Professional practice Interns Flexible Co-op Significant, progressive experience StudyWork Study Work

38 38 International programs Culture, geopolitical systems, society, people Expanded system view Reduced cost for out of state students Programs Faculty lead study abroad programs Exchange programs Semester programs LBAT (language for business and technology) International Plan (IP) 26 week experience, language, relevant intl courses

39 39 Faculty lead programs Beijing/Singapore: 3+ IE junior courses Lorraine: sophomore/junior: 2 sophomore/junior IE courses Oxford: flexible Language LBAT Many others Shanghai Italy LBAT

40 40 Exchange/semester Monterrey Tec. Mexico, TUC TU Munich HKUST NUS

41 41 Opportunities Co-op/Intern Now 3 semesters work minimum Study Abroad Many opportunities: GTL, Beijing/Singapore, Oxford, … International Plan On diploma and transcript Foreign Language Track English Language Track GT1000 Certificate Program/Minor Institute of Industrial Engineers

42 42 Questions?


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