Industrial engineers, in Lebanon, are professionals dealing with the optimization of complex processes or systems. They are concerned with the development, improvement, implementation and evaluation of integrated systems of information, equipment, energy, materials, people, money, knowledge, analysis and synthesis. They combine their knowledge in the mathematical, physical and social sciences together with the principles and methods of engineering design for specification, prediction, and evaluation of the results obtained from such systems or processes.
The various areas that the industrial engineers in Lebanon dwell in include- quality engineering, facilities planning, management science, financial engineering, engineering management, supply chain management, process engineering operations research, systems engineering, ergonomics, cost and value engineering and engineering design process. Traditionally, a major role of industrial engineers used to be planning the layouts of factories and designing assembly lines and other manufacturing paradigms. And now, in so-called lean manufacturing systems, industrial engineers work to eliminate wastes of time, money, materials, energy, and other resources.
Industrial engineers in Lebanon can be hired for various purposes- developing a new financial algorithm or loan system for a bank, streamlining operation and emergency room location or usage in a hospital, planning complex distribution schemes for materials or products, and shortening queues at a bank, hospital, or a theme park, designing an assembly workstation, strategizing for various operational logistics & efficient consultation to name only a few.
Industrial engineers typically use computer-based modeling, simulation & computational methods along with extensive mathematical tools.