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Call for Chapters Proposals

for the book

Trends in Industrial Engineering Applications to Manufacturing Process

To be published by Springer Verlag



Industrial Engineering (IE) is one of the most important engineering with application in companies and is considered necessary for the development of any country, because it implies the knowledge of several techniques and tools, both practical and scientific, which is relevant in each activity in an industrial complex or a productive society. IE had its beginnings in 1850 and since then, it has been developed in all areas, so it has a multidisciplinary approach and its application can currently be found in design, logistics, finance, decision making, management, quality, production processes, work study, leadership, industrial safety, teaching, medicine, supply chain, among others.

However, IE has evolved and adapted to the changes that companies face due to new materials, manufacturing technologies and production processes, information and communication technologies, as well as globalized markets. This evolution has forced the generation of new algorithms, tools, processes and production methodologies that can respond to the needs of companies under current conditions.

This book is aimed to reports those most advanced applications in the industrial engineering field to guarantee products with an appropriate quality and delivery time. The book is aimed to cover all the procurement process for raw material, production process or transformation and final product distribution, considering always the human resource required in every production stage.

Topic coverage

The book is aimed to cover the most outstanding practices for Industrial Engineering, and chapters must be aimed to:

  1. Part I. Supply chain and logistics in the industrial engineering
    1. Software applications to supply chain
    2. Kanban
    3. Production scheduling
    4. Just in time and push-pull strategy
    5. Warehouse management
    6. Inventory management
    7. Suppliers – selection, development, and relationships.
  2. Part II. Production and manufacturing systems in industrial engineering
    1. Data analysis in production process
    2. Algorithms for production optimization
    3. Total productive maintenance
    4. Quick changeover
    5. Standardized work
    6. Layout
    7. Total quality management
    8. Cellular production
    9. Flexible production
    10. Computer aid manufacturing
    11. Computer aid process
    12. Kaizen
    13. 5S philosophy
    14. Visual factory
    15. Value stream map
  3. Part III. Human factors in industrial engineering
    1. Teamwork in production systems
    2. Ergonomics industrial applications
    3. Industrial macro-ergonomics
    4. Safety and industrial hygiene
    5. Education and training
    6. Labour risk
    7. Human resources relationship

Target audience

The target audience includes researchers, industrial engineers laboring in industries, business professionals responsible for management and decision-makers, graduate and undergraduate students, educated science enthusiasts and the general professional public that is commitment with resource optimization in industrial engineering. Therefore, chapters need to address both scientific and practical implications of industrial engineering applied to manufacturing or production process.

Type of contributions and length

For this book, the following type of contributions are welcome:

  • Case studies: In-depth reports of techniques, tools and algorithms applied in industrial engineering applied to manufacturing processes.
  • Full research papers: covering both quantitative and qualitative contributions that study aspects of industrial engineering applied to manufacturing processes. Only completed research will be considered, meaning that research in progress will not be considered or included in the book, because the results obtained are not available.
  • Conceptual papers: Contributions that synthesize existing studies and summarize a research topic associated to Industrial Engineering in manufacturing process.

This type of contributions are typically 18 to 22 pages in length (excluding references) when applying the Springer formatting instructions. Contributions should be original and unpublished and not submitted for publication elsewhere.

Submission Guidelines and Other Considerations

Chapters submitted must not have been previously published or be under consideration for publication in other journals or books, though they may represent significant extensions of prior research presented in conferences. All submitted chapters will undergo a rigorous peer-review process (with at least two reviewers) that will consider programmatic relevance, scientific quality, significance, originality, style and clarity.

The acceptance process will focus on chapters that address relevant contributions in the form of theoretical and applied research; case studies applied to production or manufacturing process and proposing new perspectives, techniques and tools for developing and improving manufacturing and management with industrial Engineering. Before submitting a chapter proposal, authors must carefully read over the Springer’s Author Guidelines. Please use the template T1-Book for springer, available in this link:

For references in text, please use the style SpringerBasicAuthorDate, downloaded from this link for Endnote users:

Authors should submit their complete chapter via email to editors and the subject of the email should be “Trends in Industrial Engineering Applications to Manufacturing Process” according to the following timeline.

Important Dates

  • Submission deadline: February 15th, 2020.

  • Completion of first‐round reviews: March 15th, 2020.

  • Submission of revised chapters: April 15th, 2020.

  • Target of the second (last) round of reviews: May 15th, 2020.

  • Publication (tentative): December 2020.

Cost for publication

There is not cost or fee for authors in this book.



Jorge Luis García Alcaraz, Autonomous University of Ciudad Juarez, Mexico.

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Arturo Realyvasquez Vargas, Tecnológico Nacional de México/I.T. Tijuana, Mexico

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Emigdio Z-Flores, Tecnológico Nacional de México/I.T. Tijuana, México.

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