lunes, 1 de febrero de 2010

Article about Industrial Engineering.

Industrial engineers figure out how to do things better. They engineer processes and systems that improve quality and productivity. They work to eliminate waste of time, money, materials, energy and other commodities. This is why many industrial engineers end up being promoted into management positions.

Many people are misled by the term industrial engineer. It’s not just about manufacturing. It also encompasses service industries, with many IEs employed in entertainment industries, shipping and logistics businesses, and health care organizations.

mis⋅lead  /mɪsˈlid/ Show Spelled Pronunciation [mis-leed] Show IPA verb, -led, -lead⋅ing.
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–verb (used with object)
1. to lead or guide wrongly; lead astray.
2. to lead into error of conduct, thought, or judgment.

–verb (used without object) 3. to be misleading; tend to deceive: vague directions that often mislead.

im⋅prove  /ɪmˈpruv/ Show Spelled Pronunciation [im-proov] Show IPA verb, -proved, -prov⋅ing.
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–verb (used with object) 1. to bring into a more desirable or excellent condition: He took vitamins to improve his health.
2. to make (land) more useful, profitable, or valuable by enclosure, cultivation, etc.
3. to increase the value of (real property) by betterments, as the construction of buildings and sewers.
4. to make good use of; turn to account: He improved the stopover by seeing a client with offices there.

em⋅ploy  /ɛmˈplɔɪ/ Show Spelled Pronunciation [em-ploi] Show IPA
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–verb (used with object) 1. to hire or engage the services of (a person or persons); provide employment for; have or keep in one's service: This factory employs thousands of people.
2. to keep busy or at work; engage the attentions of: He employs himself by reading after work.
3. to make use of (an instrument, means, etc.); use; apply: to employ a hammer to drive a nail.
4. to occupy or devote (time, energies, etc.): I employ my spare time in reading. I employ all my energies in writing.

man⋅age⋅ment  /ˈmænɪdʒmənt/ Show Spelled Pronunciation [man-ij-muhnt] Show IPA
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–noun 1. the act or manner of managing; handling, direction, or control.
2. skill in managing; executive ability: great management and tact.
3. the person or persons controlling and directing the affairs of a business, institution, etc.: The store is under new management.
4. executives collectively, considered as a class (distinguished from labor ).

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