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.
A team of University of Arkansas industrial engineering researchers has developed a tool to help public and private sector leaders optimize freight movement across different modes of transportation.
Manuel D. Rossetti has been named a University Professor in the Department of Industrial Engineering in the College of Engineering. He is the director of the Data Science Program.
The effort was led by Karl Schubert, professor of practice and associate director of the University of Arkansas' new undergraduate data science program. The change comes as part of an update to the state's high school computer science curriculum.
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