“Industrial Engineering” has long since established itself as an independent term in the German-speaking world and replaced the original term “Arbeitsingenieurwesen”. Industrial engineering is the use of computer simulations, especially for system analysis and system evaluation in results-driven process chains. The rapid development of the fields of application and methods has far exceeded the industrial framework and is of interest wherever power generation processes can be found. Industrial engineering can be found in almost every industry today.

The broad range of tasks includes designing logistics systems, supply chain management or streamlining production processes, for example to manufacture car parts or entire cars. Industrial engineering applications are also at home in areas such as supply chains, production techniques, value stream analysis, systems engineering, ergonomics, process engineering, value analysis or quality management.

In short, industrial engineering is all about what makes processes more efficient, products easier to produce and of better quality, and increases productivity - no matter where and how.

1. Supply chain management (SCM) or value creation theory:

  • Technical project management
  • Participation in the introduction of a PPS system (SAP)
  • Implementing planning in the PPS system
  • Creation and correction of work schedules
  • Review of work processes with the responsible group of people
  • Redefining work processes with the aim of backlog-free planning
  • Interdisciplinary management with production, work preparation and purchasing

2. Rationalising production of motor vehicle parts

  • Complete production planning for automatic window lifters on the construction platform
  • Taking stock of the actual process from input to dispatch
  • Cooperation in the preparation and elaboration of a process FMEA
  • Checking the process for weak points and bottlenecks
  • Planning and designing individual workstations, e.g. pin-in-paste workstations
  • Creating a requirement specification sheet for individual workstations
  • Coordination with individual specialist departments such as Logistics, Production and Quality
  • Clarifying the requirement specification sheet with suppliers and internal competence centres
  • Selection of suppliers for orders
  • Initiating the order and monitoring the suppliers
  • Monitoring and troubleshooting of the delivered equipment
  • Release of the equipment for production
  • Entering all production-relevant data in SAP and Excel/Word, such as cycle times, workstation instructions, material masters, routings, part lists, PSP elements, etc.
  • Instructing the employees/masters at the individual workstations
  • Monitoring and coordinating the individual production steps
  • Inputting production orders and deadline monitoring

3. Production Engineerin

  • ACTUAL recording of machines and production process design
  • Creation of 3D system elements in the “Process Engineer” planning tool
  • Creation of detailed layouts with the “Process Engineer” planning tool
  • Recording existing geometries in reality using a folding ruler and a photo camera in the factories
  • Transfer of captured 3D geometries, 2D drawings (paper drawings) or images (photos, brochures) into 3D system elements in Delmia Process Engineer®
  • Modification of existing 3D hall layouts and system elements in Delmia Process Engineer®
  • Changing the composition of production lines under given conditions
  • Adding workstations/machines on the basis of updated knowledge