Top 10 Best Books to Read in Industrial Engineering - August 2021

Here are our top ten recommendations if you are looking for the best books to read in Industrial Engineering. We have made sure our list is diverse to cater to the interests of different types of readers.

1. Machinery's Handbook Toolbox

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Industrial Engineering - August 2021

For more than 100 years,  Machinery's Handbook has been the most popular reference work in metalworking, design, engineering and manufacturing facilities, and technical schools and colleges throughout the world. It is universally acknowledged as an extraordinarily authoritative, comprehensive, and practical tool, providing its users with the most fundamental and essential aspects of sophisticated manufacturing practice. The 31st edition of the “Bible of the Metalworking Industries” contains major revisions of existing content, as well as new material on a variety of topics. It is the essential reference for mechanical, manufacturing, and industrial engineers, designers, draftsmen, toolmakers, machinists, engineering and technology students, and the serious home hobbyist. New to the 31st Edition: Expanded metrology section, including v-blocks and micrometer, vernier, and dial calipers. New fluid power section covering pneumatic,hydraulic, and vacuum theory and applications. New powder metallurgy section, including additive manufacturing. Even more useful specs, including tap drill sizes for Unified threads, reaming allowances for  drilling, mesh and grit sizes, rules for figuring tapers, and assembly with pins and studs. Recently added information on sheet metal and presses, keys and keyways, shaft alignment, taps and tapping, helical coil screw thread inserts, metric screw threads, miniature screws, fluid mechanics, solid geometry, statistics,  calculating hole coordinates and thread dimensions, and distinguishing between bolts and screws. Plus . . . Many thoroughly reworked and renovated sections throughout.  Comprehensive tables of  contents at the beginning of each section and extensive indexing. Hundreds of new and thousands of refined and redone illustrations and equations. Updated standards. Expanded metric content.

  • Author: Erik Oberg
  • Publisher: Industrial Press, Inc.; Thirty-first edition (March 1, 2020)
  • Genre: Engineering & Transportation, Engineering
  • ISBN: 978-0831137311
  • Dimensions: 4.6 x 2.8 x 7 inches


2. Engineering Economic Analysis

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Industrial Engineering - August 2021

Engineering Economic Analysis offers comprehensive coverage of financial and economic decision making for engineers, with an emphasis on problem solving, life-cycle costs, and the time value of money. The authors' clear, accessible writing, emphasis on practical applications, and relevant contemporary examples have made this text a perennial bestseller. With its logical organization and extensive ancillary package, Engineering Economic Analysis is widely regarded as a highly effective tool for teaching and learning. This 14th edition includes crucial updates to cover new US tax laws and software that will algorithmically generate and automatically grade homework problems.

  • Author: Don Newnan
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press; 14th edition (February 15, 2019)
  • Genre: Engineering & Transportation, Engineering
  • ISBN: 978-0190931919
  • Dimensions: 9.3 x 1.2 x 7.6 inches


3. The Pipe Fitter's and Pipe Welder's Handbook, Revised Edition

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Industrial Engineering - August 2021

Explains mathematical calculations and technical methods for the pipe fitter and welder and provides relevant reference tables

  • Author: Thomas W. Frankland
  • Publisher: Glencoe; Revised edition (March 1, 1984)
  • Genre: Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Home Improvement & Design
  • ISBN: 978-0028025001
  • Dimensions: 5 x 0.5 x 3.75 inches


4. Industrial Automated Systems: Instrumentation and Motion Control

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Industrial Engineering - August 2021

INDUSTRIAL AUTOMATED SYSTEMS: INSTRUMENTATION AND MOTION CONTROL, will provide readers with state-of-the art coverage of the full spectrum of industrial maintenance and control, from servomechanisms to instrumentation. They will learn about components, circuits, instruments, control techniques, calibration, tuning and programming associated with industrial automated systems. INDUSTRIAL AUTOMATED SYSTEMS: INSTRUMENTATION AND MOTION CONTROL, focuses on operation, rather than mathematical design concepts. It is formatted into sections so that it can be used to learn a variety of subjects, such as electrical motors, sensors, variable speed drives, programmable logic controllers, servomechanisms, and various instrumentation and process. This book also offers readers a broader coverage of industrial maintenance and automation information than other books and provides them with an extensive collection of supplements, including a lab manual and two hundred animated multimedia lessons on CD.

  • Author: Terry L.M. Bartelt
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning; 1st edition (June 8, 2010)
  • Genre: Computers & Technology, Hardware & DIY
  • ISBN: 978-1435488885
  • Dimensions: 8.8 x 1.3 x 10.9 inches


5. Safety Professional's Reference and Study Guide, Third Edition

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Industrial Engineering - August 2021

This new edition serves both as a reference guide for the experienced professional and as a preparation source for those desiring certifications. It’s an invaluable resource and a must-have addition to every safety professional’s library. Safety Professional’s Reference and Study Guide, Third Edition, is written to serve as a useful reference tool for the experienced practicing safety professional, as well as a study guide for university students and those preparing for the Certified Safety Professional examination. It addresses major topics of the safety and health profession and includes the latest version of the Board of Certified Safety Professional (BCSP) reference sheet, a directory of resources and associations, as well as state and federal agency contact information. Additionally, this new edition offers new chapters and resources that will delight every reader. This book aids the prospective examination candidate and the practicing safety professional, by showing them, step-by-step, how to solve each question/formula listed on the BCSP examination and provide examples on how and when to utilize them.

  • Author: W. David Yates
  • Publisher: CRC Press; 3rd edition (April 3, 2020)
  • Genre: Engineering & Transportation, Engineering
  • ISBN: 978-0367263638
  • Dimensions: 6.5 x 2 x 9.5 inches


6. Simulation Modeling and Analysis (McGraw-Hill Series in Industrial Engineering and Management)

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Industrial Engineering - August 2021

Simulation Modeling and Analysis provides a comprehensive, state-of-the-art, and technically correct treatment of all important aspects of a simulation study. The book strives to make this material understandable by the use of intuition and numerous figures, examples, and problems. It is equally well suited for use in university courses, simulation practice, and self-study. The book is widely regarded as the “bible” of simulation and now has more than 172,000 copies in print and has been cited more than 18,500 times. This textbook can serve as the primary text for a variety of courses. It is used in leading industrial and systems engineering departments at Georgia Tech, University of Michigan, University of California at Berkeley, Stanford University, Purdue University, Texas A&M University, Columbia University, University of Washington, and Naval Postgraduate School.

  • Author: Averill Law
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education; 5th edition (January 22, 2014)
  • Genre: Computers & Technology, Computer Science
  • ISBN: 978-0073401324
  • Dimensions: 6.6 x 1.4 x 9.6 inches


7. Project Management Metrics, KPIs, and Dashboards: A Guide to Measuring and Monitoring Project Performance

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Industrial Engineering - August 2021

Harold Kerzner’s essential strategies on measuring project management performance With the growth of complex projects, stakeholder involvement, and advancements in visual-based technology, metrics and KPIs (key performance indicators) are key factors in evaluating project performance. Dashboard reporting systems provide accessible project performance data, and sharing this vital data in a concise and consistent manner is a key communication responsibility of all project managers.  This third edition of Kerzner's groundbreaking work, Project Management Metrics, KPIs, and Dashboards: A Guide to Measuring and Monitoring Project Performance , helps functional managers gain a thorough grasp of what metrics and KPIs are and how to use them. Plus, this edition includes new sections on processing dashboard information, portfolio management PMO and metrics, and BI tool flexibility. •  Offers comprehensive coverage of the different dashboard types, design issues, and applications Provides full-color dashboards from some of the most successful project management companies, including IBM, Microsoft, and others Aligns with PMI’s PMBOK® Guide and stresses value-driven project management PPT decks are available by chapter and a test bank will be available for use in seminar presentations and courses Get ready to bolster your awareness of what good metrics management really entails today―and be armed with the knowledge to measure performance more effectively.

  • Author: Harold Kerzner
  • Publisher: Wiley; 3rd edition (October 16, 2017)
  • Genre: Business & Money, Management & Leadership
  • ISBN: 978-1119427285
  • Dimensions: 7.3 x 0.9 x 9.1 inches


8. Pre-Accident Investigations: An Introduction to Organizational Safety

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Industrial Engineering - August 2021

Time-pressed, professionals looking for practical guidance to shape their current or future safety programs should use this book. Pre-Accident Investigations: An Introduction to Organizational Safety helps to identify complex potential incidents before they take place. Based around the ’New View’ of human error, it offers established human performance theory in a highly practical context. Written in an engaging, conversational style, around several case studies, the book is grounded in reality, with examples with which anyone can identify. It is an ideal aid for senior safety executives who want to spread the safety message among their colleagues. It is also an excellent choice for course tutors looking for a narrative-led primer.

  • Author: Todd Conklin
  • Publisher: CRC Press; 1st edition (September 5, 2012)
  • Genre: Engineering & Transportation, Engineering
  • ISBN: 978-1409447825
  • Dimensions: 6.14 x 0.37 x 9.21 inches


9. Lean Supply Chain and Logistics Management

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Industrial Engineering - August 2021

Publisher's Note: Products purchased from Third Party sellers are not guaranteed by the publisher for quality, authenticity, or access to any online entitlements included with the product. Expert Strategies for Improving Supply Chain and Logistics Performance Using Lean This practical guide reveals how to identify and eliminate waste in your organization's supply chain and logistics function. Lean Supply Chain and Logistics Management provides explanations of both basic and advanced Lean tools, as well as specific Lean implementation opportunities. The book then describes a Lean implementation methodology with critical success factors. Real-world examples and case studies demonstrate how to effectively use this powerful strategy to realize significant, long-term improvements and bottom-line savings. COVERAGE INCLUDES: * Using Lean to energize your supply chain * The eight wastes * Lean opportunities and JIT in supply chain and logistics * Lean tools and warehouse * Global lean supply chain and logistics * Lean opportunity assessment, value stream mapping, and Kaizen event management * Best-in-class use of technology with Lean * Metrics and measurement * Education and training Valuable training slides are available for download.

  • Author: Paul Myerson
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education; 1st edition (February 27, 2012)
  • Genre: Business & Money, Management & Leadership
  • ISBN: 978-0071766265
  • Dimensions: 6.2 x 0.8 x 9.4 inches


10. Designing for People: An Introduction to Human Factors Engineering

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Industrial Engineering - August 2021

Whether it is the car you drive or the app on your smartphone, technology has an increasingly powerful influence on you. When designed with people in mind, this influence can improve lives and productivity. This book provides a broad introduction on how to attend to the needs, capabilities, and preferences of people in the design process. We combine methods of design thinking and systems thinking to understand people's needs and evaluate whether those needs are met. This book also provides a detailed description of the capabilities and limits of people—both mental and physical—and how these can guide the design of everything from typography to teams and from data visualization to habits. The book includes: • Over 70 design principles for displays, controls, human-computer interaction, automation, and workspace layout• Integrative discussion of the research and theory underlying these guidelines, supported by over 1,000 references• Examples of successful and unsuccessful designs and exercises that link principles and theory to applications in consumer products, the workplace, and high risk-systems We hope this book will give a useful introduction to students entering the field and will also serve as a reference for researchers, engineers, and designers.

  • Author: John D Lee
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 3rd edition (August 31, 2017)
  • Genre: Engineering & Transportation, Engineering
  • ISBN: 978-1539808008
  • Dimensions: 7 x 1.56 x 10 inches