Notable Industrial Engineers

  • Frank Bunker Gilbreth >

    A mechanical engineer and an early member of the ASME, Frank Gilbreth is considered by many to be the Father of Management Engineering. Born in Fairfield, ME, on July 7, 1868, Gilbreth broke into the construction industry as a bricklayer shortly after his high school graduation. In the course of his work, Gilbreth observed that each bricklayer approached his job differently, some seemingly more efficient than others. He then began analyzing their motions to determine Read More
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The maximum pounds, or the maximum load in pounds at a given load center, that a truck can safely transport and/or stack to a specified height.

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The area within a facility or warehouse devoted to the placement of large, greater than loose-issue quantities of items, or in which each single item is too large to be placed in a bin storage location.

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Full and unbroken containers of supplies. Bulk storage can involve piles of raw material (stone), tanks (oil), silos (sand), and similar on-site methods of containing homogeneous commodities.

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A bar code symbol that permits reading in complementary (2) directions.

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The ability to read data successfully whether the scanning motion is left to right or right to left.

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A material flow path over which material flow takes place in two opposite directions.

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A belt conveyor having a conveying surface of two or more spaced strands of narrow conveyor belts.

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Moving, endless, flexible belt, or belts, which may be formed into a tubular shape by joining of edges, and which are opened while in motion to receive load, closed to convey or elevate, and opened to discharge.

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A belt conveyor in which the carrying run of the conveyor belt is supported by flat belt idlers or by a flat surface.

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

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