The Story of Industrial Engineering: The Rise from Shop-Floor Management to Modern Digital Engineering

1st Edition

Adedeji B. Badiru

CRC Press
Published November 5, 2018
Reference - 176 Pages
ISBN 9781138616745 - CAT# K389743
Series: Analytics and Control

was $70.00


SAVE ~$14.00

Add to Wish List
FREE Standard Shipping!


Industrial engineering is the profession dedicated to making collective systems function better with less waste, better quality, and fewer resources, to serve the needs of society more efficiently and more effectively. This book uses a story-telling approach to advocate and elaborate the fundamental principles of industrial engineering in a simple, interesting, and engaging format. It will stimulate interest in industrial engineering by exploring how the tools and techniques of the discipline can be relevant to a broad spectrum of applications in business, industry, engineering, education, government, and the military.


  • Covers the origin of industrial engineering
  • Discusses the early pioneers and profiles the evolution of the profession
  • Presents offshoot branches of industrial engineering
  • Illustrates specific areas of performance measurement and human factors
  • Links industrial engineering to the emergence of digital engineering
  • Uses the author’s personal experience to illustrate his advocacy and interest in the profession