Notable Industrial Engineers

  • Walter A Shewhart >

    The year 1924—at a factory in Cicero, Illinois—saw the start of two of the most important developments ever in managerial thinking. In May that year Walter Shewhart described the first control chart which launched statistical process control and quality improvement. In November of that year there began a series of research projects which came to be known as the Hawthorne studies. This body of work was central to the creation of the fields of the Read More
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Any conveyor in which one or more chains act as the conveying element. A British term for trolley conveyor.

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A series of cars attached to and propelled by an endless chain or other linkage running on the horizontal or a slight incline.

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A continuous platform or series of spaced platforms which move in a circular or elliptical horizontal path. Note: The term "carousel" has been applied to other forms of conveyors such as car type and pallet type.

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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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