Advancing facility planning
Education and practice in Asia fall short of Europe and the United States
By Robin Owens
Low operating costs have driven much of global manufacturing to Asia. Many industrial engineering positions have moved there as well. But how competitive are the industrial engineers in the Far East? From a facilities planning perspective, IEs in Asia are behind the curve. Facility layout IEs typically aren’t aware of commercial facility layout packages and, as a result, primarily depend on the AutoCAD drafting tool to do their work.
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