Derivative Notes

This open textbook is primarily based on the open resource, Introduction to Industrial Engineering, by Dr. Jane M. Fraser.  Additional open source materials were used in the Teamwork chapter from Exploring Business produced by the University of Minnesota Libraries Publishing.  The Problem Solving Skills chapter was adapted from Introduction to Problem Solving Skills produced by the MIT Office of Digital Learning.  The following index details where content from each source was used in this manuscript.  New content (as noted below) indicates major additions that I created.

Minor revisions not notes below include editing language for clarity, length, and flow as well as corrections to hyperlinks and citations.

Chapter 1 – What is Industrial Engineering?

Content from Fraser

  • Chapter 1

Major revisions/New content

  • Figures added throughout chapter.
  • Chapter Exercise added.

Chapter 2 – Teamwork

Content from University of Minnesota Libraries Publishing.

  • Chapter 8, Sections 8.1, 8.2, and 8.3

Major revisions/New content

  • Sections edited to include only the most relevant information.
  • Chapter Exercise added.

Chapter 3 – What is Problem Solving?

Content from MIT Office of Digital Learning

Major revisions/New Content

  • Sections edited to include only the most relevant information.

Chapter 4 – Big Ideas in Industrial Engineering

Content from Fraser

  • Chapter 2

Major revisions/New Content

  • Word cloud created and figure added.
  • Chapter Exercise added.

Chapter 5 – Using Models

Content from Fraser

  • Chapter 10, Sections 3 and 4

Major revisions/New content

  • Chapter Exercises added.

Chapter 6 – Deming’s 14 Points

Content from Fraser

  • Chapter 5, Section 4

Major revisions/New content

  • Added photo
  • Added Chapter Exercise

Chapter 7 – People in the System

Content from Fraser

  • Chapter 9, Sections 2, 3, and 4

Major revisions/New content

  • Added diagrams and figures
  • Added Chapter Exercise

Chapter 8 – Systems Thinking

Content from Fraser

  • Chapter 5, Section 2

Major revisions/New content

  • Added diagrams and figures
  • Added section headings
  • Added Chapter Exercise

Chapter 9 – Lean Operations

Content from Fraser

  • Chapter 5, Section 3

Major revisions/New content

  • Added diagrams and figures
  • Added section headings
  • Added Chapter Exercise

Chapter 10 – The IE Approach

Content from Fraser

  • Chapter 5, Section 1

Major revisions/New content

  • Added some of the diagrams and figures
  • Pared down section to most relevant information
  • Added Chapter Exercise

Chapter 11 – Organizations’ Missions, Visions, and Values

Content from Fraser

  • Chapter 4, Section 1 and 5

Major revisions/New content

  • Added diagrams and figures
  • Added definitions of organizational roles
  • Added Chapter Exercise

Chapter 12 – Lifelong Learning

Content from Fraser

  • Chapter 8, section 2

Major revisions/New content

  • Added information about Texas licensing
  • Updated section on the content of the FE exam
  • Edited list and added information on UTA student chapters of professional societies
  • Added Chapter Exercise

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