Industrial engineering, an untapped Caribbean resource

The start of the new Caribbean Industrial Engineering and Administration Journal signals a major step towards more ground-breaking achievements for the discipline of industrial engineering in the Caribbean location.

Professor Kit Fai Pun, Professor of Industrial Engineering & Management, Dr Cilla Pemberton of the Mechanical Engineering Division and Dr Robert Birch, lecturer in Biosystems engineering and Chair of the Continuing Engineering Instruction Centre, spoke on the progress which was introduced at the Fifth Industrial Engineering and Management Conference 2022 (IEM5-2022)

Dr Pemberton claimed the convention was attended by representatives from Amazon as nicely as Mayo Clinic, which is listed as a person of the best 10 well being providers globally, and employs industrial engineering for methods functions.

“Industrial engineering isn’t very well identified in the Caribbean, people today are likely to be much more acquainted with mechanical, electrical, chemical and so forth., but if you travel you are going to see some establishments functioning a unique way and the variance is the presence of industrial engineering. Industrial engineers get the job done in all distinct fields [for example] Disney employs industrial engineers.”

The launch of the Caribbean Industrial Engineering Administration Journal heralds a world wide platform for even more analysis, creation, and examine inside the region, said Dr Birch.

“We now have regional industrial engineers who…will now be endorsing exploration and apply in just the industrial engineering discussion board. It’s a great opportunity for the Caribbean, as engineers will be equipped to seem into complications that affect the Caribbean region and now create about probable alternatives, get them peer-reviewed and apply it to the broader modern society.”

“It encourages young folks to comprehend what industrial engineering is about and what it can do. It also has the assist of the tutorial fraternity.”

Professor Pun claimed there’s remarkable likely for the field of industrial engineering in the region, nonetheless it requirements the requisite help from public and personal stakeholders.

“It’s a extra customer-oriented and folks-oriented willpower when compared to other engineering fields mainly because it focuses on optimisation, how to optimise techniques and make them much more economical, and this includes how men and women organise and communicate. It is a superb self-control and can be integrated into quite a few diverse industries.”

Professor Pun also explained some corporations this kind of as ANSA McAL are performing in partnership to assist give younger industrial engineers the practical experience needed to further more the marketplace.

According to In, the typical annual salary for an industrial engineer in the US is all over US$79,000.

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