Title: Neuro-industrial engineering: the new stage of modern IE - from the human-oriented perspective

Authors: Qingguo Ma; Wenjing Ji; Huijian Fu; Jun Bian

Addresses: School of Management, Zhejiang University, Xihu, Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China; Neuromanagement lab, Zhejiang University, Xihu, Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China ' School of Management, Zhejiang University, Xihu, Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China; Neuromanagement lab, Zhejiang University, Xihu, Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China ' School of Management, Zhejiang University, Xihu, Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China; Neuromanagement lab, Zhejiang University, Xihu, Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China ' School of Management, Zhejiang University, Xihu, Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China; Neuromanagement lab, Zhejiang University, Xihu, Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China

Abstract: This paper reviewed the three stages of the evolvement of Industrial Engineering from the human-oriented perspective and analysed the new problems faced by existing theories in modern production process. According to the idea and the methodology of Neuro-Industrial Engineering (Neuro-IE), this paper gave a more detailed account of the applied branches of Neuro-IE based on the combination of the neurophysiologic information from brain's reaction to the production environment and process, which is a brand-new perspective in both Services Operation and Informatics. Meanwhile, the differences between traditional IE and Neuro-IE, between Neuroergonomics and Neuro-IE were discussed in somewhat detail. The basic hypotheses underlying traditional IE and Neuro-IE, i.e. the cornerstones of them, were also compared.

Keywords: industrial engineering; humanisation-production; neuro-industrial engineering; neurodesign; neuro-value analysis; neuromanagement; human perspective; neurophysiology; brain reaction; services operations; informatics.

DOI: 10.1504/IJSOI.2012.051398

International Journal of Services Operations and Informatics, 2012 Vol.7 No.2/3, pp.150 - 166

Available online: 30 Dec 2012 *

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