Notable Industrial Engineers

  • Shigeo Shingo >

    Shigeo Shingo is perhaps a lesser known Quality Guru in the West, although his impact on Japanese industry, and less directly on Western industry, has been very large. To quote Norman Bodek, President of Productivity Inc.: "If I could give a Nobel prize for exceptional contributions to world economy, prosperity, and productivity, I wouldn't have much difficulty selecting a winner - Shigeo Shingo's life work has contributed to the well-being of everyone in the world. Along Read More
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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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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.

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

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

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

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(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.

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