FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions
Here are some common questions we are asked. Click on the questions below to view the answers. If your question is not answered, or to find out how it applies to you, please contact us!
IET works on assignments throughout the world and employs 50 to 70 industrial engineers. In addition, we have support staff, specialists and partners in the industry to allow us to expand our services.
IET has worked in may industries aside from automotive. To see a list of industries that IET has worked in, click on the Case Studies link and select the industry drop down.
IET will meet with you to discuss the issues that need to be resolved. This meeting may be a phone call, video meeting or in-person meeting in your facility, depending on location and complexity of the issue. We will then create a proposal for your project based on discussions with you that includes the proposed scope of work, estimated manpower requirement, client requirements, time frame and estimated costs. There is no cost or obligation to receive this proposal. In fact, after the start of any project, at any time and for any reason, you can terminate the project and only monies for work performed to date will be owed to IET.
IET will provide a proposal for the scope of work based on our discussions with you. This will include an estimate of the time frame required to complete the project. Time frames can range from one week to years.
IET will provide a proposal for the work desired based on our discussions with you. This proposal will include any deliverables and/or expected results of the project.
IET will provide you with a proposal detailing the expected number and level of engineers required for your project as well as our corresponding hourly rates. We usually work on a time and material basis based on your needs but can provide an overall cost quote for an agreed upon scope of work.
We pride ourselves on our ability to respond quickly. We can usually start a project within a week after acceptance of our proposal or sooner in emergency situations.
IET employees generally work the same hours and days as you, on site at your facility. If significant travel time is required to get to the facility, we coordinate that travel with our client based on the options available.
IET employs a wide range of Industrial Engineers from new graduates to seasoned professionals with well over 20 years of experience. We pride ourselves on matching our employee skill sets with the project requirements on every project.
IET quotes most projects with a high level, experienced Project Manager to oversee the project and ensure that your issues are addressed, and to coordinate the efforts of the other engineers on the team.
Yes. We are often asked to provide appropriate manpower to perform a predetermined scope of work with our engineers reporting to client management. We are able to assign our employees to be valuable additions to your team.
Yes. Whether you lack the expertise, require an independent opinion or just need a fresh perspective, we can help you. We can lay out an appropriate scope of work and assist in solving your issues with a goal to improve your bottom line.
Industrial engineering is the branch of engineering which deals with the optimization of complex processes or systems. It involves figuring out how to make or do things better. Industrial engineers are concerned with reducing production costs, increasing efficiency, improving the quality of products and services, ensuring worker health and safety, protecting the environment and complying with government regulations.