What is Industrial Engineering?
Industrial engineers encourage people to collaborate and help businesses, laboratories and other institutions run more smoothly.
We have all experienced situations that could use the skills of an industrial engineer: long lines at the bank, paperwork that gets lost in the mail, stores that run out of products.
Industrial engineers are often called “big picture” engineers, because they look at systems as a whole and come up with ways to improve them. They help people accomplish tasks safely, quickly and cost effectively.
As an industrial engineer, you could design warehouses that store goods more efficiently, or you might use ergonomics to make workplaces safer for employees. You could even work at amusement parks, finding ways to move customers more easily through long lines. Industrial engineers can be found working in hospitals, banks, airline companies and government agencies.
Reynie Rutledge, BSIE '72 and Arkansas Academy of Industrial Engineering member, will be honored on Friday, February 7th, 2020, in Little Rock. Rutledge is chairman and chief executive officer, First Security Bancorp.
She will work with faculty across campus to develop a plan on how to build excellence in four specific fields within the university's three Signature Research Areas.
Industrial Engineering faculty members and a doctoral student were recognized in Hong Kong last month at the 2019 International Conference on Mathematical Modeling in Reliability.
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