Notable Industrial Engineers

  • Taiichi Ohno >

    Taiichi Ohno is credited with creating the just-in-time production system. He still feels today that the goal of Toyota is to shorten the time line, from the moment the customer places an order to the point where the cash is collected. He wants to further reduce that time line by removing non-value-added wastes. Read More
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Ali Shah

Ali Shah

Wednesday, 07 August 2013 13:45

BIN STORAGE

An area of a plant or facility devoted entirely to loose item or open stock placement.

Wednesday, 07 August 2013 13:44

BELT CONVEYOR

An endless fabric, rubber, plastic, leather, or metal belt operating over suitable drive, tail end and bend terminals and over belt idlers or slider bed for handling bulk materials, packages, or objects placed directly upon the belt.

Wednesday, 07 August 2013 13:43

BATCH PICKING

An order picking method in which an operator is responsible for picking multiple orders to completion in the same work cycle.

Wednesday, 07 August 2013 13:42

BATCH PROCESS

An industrial manufacturing method in which one or several units are produced at a time, in contrast to continuous process (q.v.).

Wednesday, 07 August 2013 13:41

BAY MARKER

A marker either on the floor, overhead or on posts, numbered, and/or lettered to designate a bay in a storage area.

Wednesday, 07 August 2013 13:39

BAY

(1) The space defined by a pair of upright frames, the overall depth, and the clear height between shelves.
(2) A cubic space with limits normally defined by functional or physical constraints; as example: Structural bay. The space defined by four columns. Storage bay. The space defined by the size of a block of material stored within it. Truck bay. The space defined by the area required to park a truck. Service bay. The space defined by the area required to park and service a vehicle.

Wednesday, 07 August 2013 13:37

BASE GUIDE RAIL

Member attached to the outside edge of the base and used to align a row or pair of complete frames. Used also as a truck guide.

Wednesday, 07 August 2013 13:36

BAR CODE READER

A device used to identify and read a bar code symbol.

Wednesday, 07 August 2013 13:36

BAR CODE LABEL

A label that carries a bar code and is suitable to be affixed to an article.

Wednesday, 07 August 2013 13:34

BAR CODE DENSITY

The number of characters that can be represented in a lineal inch.

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