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Industrial Engineering 
Industrial Engineering Foundations

Bridging the Gap between Engineering and Management

Farrokh Sassani
(University of British Columbia)


ISBN: 978-1-942270-86-7
Pub Date: July 2016
Specs: 7 x 9   Hard Cover
Pages: 250
Price: $49.95

This book covers the important elements of industrial engineering that all engineers need to know in order to become effective in their day-to-day activities. It explores basic topics such as scheduling, quality control, forecasting, and queueing theory. Other topics include paving a path to production control, engineering and its management, and the operational aspects of manufacturing and service industries. The reader will learn to apply these principles and tools, not only to initiate improvements in their places of work, but also to pave a career path to management and positions with higher levels of responsibility and decision-making. This invaluable resource is a professional book for all engineers and an all-in-one refresher reference for industrial engineers.



1 Introduction. 2 Organizational Structure. 3 Manufacturing Systems. 4 Classification and Coding. 5 Sequencing and Scheduling of Operations. 6 Forecasting. 7 Statistical Quality Control. 8 Facility Location. 9 System Reliability. 10 Queueing Theory. 11 Application of Principles. Appendices. Bibliography. Index.


Farrokh Sassani is a professor in the mechanical engineering department at the University of British Columbia. As a registered professional engineer, his memberships include the British Institute of Manufacturing, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Canadian Society for Mechanical Engineering, Engineering Institute of Canada, and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.