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Suggested Reading

Industrial Engineering

The Goal: A Process of Ongoing Improvement

This is a classic, and is required reading by virtually all industrial engineering programs in the nation. Told in an allegorical style, it is the story of a determined plant manager, who applies the concepts of lean manufacturing to turn around the plant and, in the process, saves his marriage. A very memorable read that will give you plenty of insight on how industrial engineering techniques can be applied in real-world situations.

Maynard’s Industrial Engineering Handbook

This definitive industrial engineering manual offers an outstanding primer on the application of industrial engineering methods in foodservice facilities planning, written by the founders of SRE.

Facility Planning

Foodservice Facilities Planning and Design and Layout of Foodservice Facilities

These books are solid references, covering the essential topics required to design a productive and enduring foodservice facility


IIE – The Global Association of Productivity & Efficiency Professionals

Foodservice Equipment and Supplies

Foodservice Equipment Reports

Nation’s Restaurant News

QSR Magazine


Articles of Interest

21st Century Stopwatch – Powerful Work Measurement in Retail Applications, by Bill Tolo

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What-If Software Helps Work the Kinks Out of Doing Business – The San Diego Union-Tribune

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FOODSERVICE: Equipment: No Strain, No Pain, by Bob Ingram

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