BEYOND THE INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING FRONTIER: A FEW STEPS IN HISTORY AND A GIANT LEAP INTO THE FUTURE

Mia Mangaroo-Pillay, Meelan Roopa

Abstract


 Industrial engineering is a discipline that has grown parallel to that of the industrial revolutions. However, what are the next steps for the industrial engineer of the future? In the wake of constant change and technological developments, there is a call for industrial engineers to reflect on the past and to plan for what may await. Amidst a global pandemic, the need for reflection and planning may be of greater importance now more than ever before. This paper serves as a recollection of the key steps taken to develop industrial engineering in history and explores what the future may hold for the field. The ideas of the discipline’s pioneers are presented in the study, and the visions of up-and-coming key players are consolidated in order to predict the future of industrial engineering.


Keywords


Industrial Engineering, Industrial Revolution, Industrial Engineering history, Industrial Engineering future

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.7166/32-3-2607

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