P C K Sharma
National Institute of Technology Warangal, India
Posters-Accepted Abstracts: Ind Eng Manage
Three to four decades of pioneering efforts by eminent people like F W Taylor, Henry Fayol, Gilbreth Couple, Elton Mayo, John Maynard and some others has led for development of Industrial Engineering (IE) profession. Reputed consultants IBCON have continued that work and implemented IE techniques for productivity improvement. Experiences, experiments and excellence of IE in 70 years (1940-2010) are of very high magnitude, running into thousands of pages. This should be utilized for the MDG (Millenium Development goals) of UNO. The eighth goal ├ó┬?┬?Global Partnership for development├ó┬?┬Ł is a continuous exercise. Reinforcement of this goal helps progress towards other goals easy. Hence, it would be great service to mankind if IE professionals revisit, review, revises the IE function to meet future challenges if necessary, the IE can be renamed to suit the new objectives of developing competitive organizations. Present graduation courses in engineering prepare a person to do design and delivery of a product or process. With disruptive innovation expanding, the process/product itself may become obsolete or may be having a better substitute by the time its performance become excellent. Hence, competition engineering has to be developed as a new package of courses to achieve sustainable competitiveness in all the adverse situations. This paper comprises the concept about IE function leading for establishing a new function ├ó┬?┬?Competition Engineering├ó┬?┬?. It is an extension to IE but excludes business management courses. A 500 day action plan can be commenced on 01-04-2016 to conclude on 15- 08-2017. Implementation can be taken up on the UNO day of 2017 (i.e., 24th October). Hence it is called IE global vision-2017.
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