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Some techniques used by ISEs

Industrial and systems engineers (ISEs) use a variety of techniques when working on projects and during their daily activities:

  • Benchmarking
  • Contract reviews
  • Data analysis
  • Design of experiments
  • Employee involvement
  • Equipment utilization studies
  • Environmental studies
  • Ergonomics and human factors evaluations
  • Facility and equipment layouts
  • Flow diagramming Information and data flow analysis
  • Interviewing for information
  • Lean manufacturing and lean audits
  • Maintenance reviews
  • Material handling analysis
  • Modeling and testing
  • Operations audits
  • Organizational analysis
  • Pilot programs
  • Product development and product costing
  • Project management
  • Project and product scheduling
  • Risk analysis
  • Safety reviews and safety audits
  • Simulation
  • Site location comparisons
  • Six sigma projects
  • Statistical analysis
  • Strategic planning
  • Systems optimization
  • Theory of constraints
  • Time studies
  • Tooling studies
  • Transportation studies
  • Warehousing analysis
  • Work sampling