Listed below are brief descriptions of major engineering capabilities Visionary People Consultants can collectively provide:
The Visionary People (VP) business and industrial engineering team is committed to providing its clients real value, by helping to achieve real success.
Whether you are planning to implement a new organization effectiveness (OE) strategy or system, enhance and existing business model, upgrade an existing system, or wish to generate additional business value from your current management practice and solutions, the VP team can help map out a blueprint for success. Our Consultant's primary role is to help you determine and prioritize your key business drivers for performance improvement. Our Management Consultants and Solution Architects help determine the appropriate strategies and technologies to maximize the value and performance of your organization.
We start by understanding the current state of your business by conducting an in-depth value discovery to assess your business, uncover the pains that constrain your processes, and identify improvement opportunities. We define a functional project scope and provide you with a go-forward implementation blueprint to ensure you realize the greatest return on investment and desired benefits for the project. Value Engineering (VE) is a core part of VP's culture; we incorporate it into our solution offerings and continuous improvement plans to help you map out the best path forward.
Our 5-Point Blueprint to Strategy Implementation SuccessOur proven 5-point implementation methodology is designed to deliver the fastest ROI possible for your organization. To get the greatest benefit and realize the greatest return on investment, we work with you to identify the capabilities that bring the greatest value, to define your blueprint for change. Our process will align your key business drivers and objectives to a sound technology strategy. And, by reducing risks, defining business objectives and addressing all facets of your company - people + process + technology, VP delivers maximum organizational performance and consistent value to it's clients:
Business Engineering (BE) focuses on challenges arising from the transformation of the industrial society into an information society, that is the digitization of enterprises, economy, administration and society. Through the ongoing consumerization digital services for individuals have also become a crucial part of research. Because of the major importance of information technology, business engineering is often held to be a subfield of Business Informatics, although it is also sometimes regarded as a form of Organization Development for its emphasis on Change Management.
Characteristics of Business Engineering include:
VP Industrial Engineers determine the most effective ways to use people, machines, materials, information, and energy to make a product or to provide a service. Sometimes they are called “efficiency experts.” Manufacturing means making things. VP Manufacturing Engineers direct and coordinate the processes for making things—from the beginning to the end. As businesses try to make products better and at less cost, it turns to our manufacturing engineers to find out how. VP Manufacturing Engineers work with all aspects of manufacturing from production control to materials handling to automation. The assembly line is the domain of the manufacturing engineer. Machine vision and robotics are some of the more advanced technologies in the manufacturing engineers’ toolkit.
VP Industrial Engineers have robust and varying expertise in areas such as:
What is Industrial Engineering?
Industrial Engineering (IE) is a branch of engineering which deals with the optimization of complex processes or systems. It is concerned with the development, improvement, and implementation of integrated systems of people, money, knowledge, information, equipment, energy, materials, analysis and synthesis, as well as the mathematical, physical and social sciences together with the principles and methods of engineering design to specify, predict, and evaluate the results to be obtained from such systems or processes. While industrial engineering is a traditional and longstanding engineering discipline subject to (and eligible for) professional engineering licensure in most jurisdictions, its underlying concepts overlap considerably with certain business-oriented disciplines such as operations management.
Depending on the subspecialties involved, industrial engineering may also be known as, or overlap with, operations management, management science, operations research, systems engineering, management engineering, manufacturing engineering, ergonomics or human factors engineering, safety engineering, or others, depending on the viewpoint or motives of the user. For example, in health care, the engineers known as health management engineers or health systems engineers are, in essence, industrial engineers by another name.
While the term originally applied to manufacturing, the use of "industrial" in "industrial engineering" can be somewhat misleading, since it has grown to encompass any methodical or quantitative approach to optimizing how a process, system, or organization operates. Some engineering universities and educational agencies around the world have changed the term "industrial" to broader terms such as "production" or "systems," leading to the typical extensions noted above.
Traditionally, a major aspect of industrial engineering was planning the layouts of factories and designing assembly lines and other manufacturing paradigms. And now, in so-called lean manufacturing systems, industrial engineers work to eliminate wastes of time, money, materials, energy, and other resources.
Examples of where industrial engineering might be used include flow process charting, process mapping, designing an assembly workstation, strategizing for various operational logistics, consulting as an efficiency expert, developing a new financial algorithm or loan system for a bank, streamlining operation and emergency room location or usage in a hospital, planning complex distribution schemes for materials or products (referred to as supply-chain management), and shortening lines (or queues) at a bank, hospital, or a theme park.
Modern industrial engineers typically use predetermined motion time system, computer simulation (especially discrete event simulation), along with extensive mathematical tools for modelling, such as mathematical optimization and queue theory, and computational methods for system analysis, evaluation, and optimization.
Computer engineering is the design, construction, implementation, and maintenance of computers and computer-controlled equipment for the benefit of humankind. With the widespread use and integration of computers into our everyday lives, it’s hard to separate what an electrical engineer needs to know and what a computer engineer needs to know. Because of this, many of our computer engineers have versatile expertise in both electrical and computer engineering.
VP Computer Engineers continually push the capability and applicability of computers in every industry and every facet of modern life. VP CPEs design computing systems - nearly anything involving a microprocessor - including CPUs, software, digital integrated circuits, and digital signal processing systems.
Our engineering services help assure that new systems and modifications to existing systems are: designed to meet requirements; reviewed and tested for accuracy, usability, and security; and controlled by configuration and maintenance programs that ensure system integrity over time. These services include: Verification & Validation, Cyber Security, and Human Factors Engineering. We can also help you get the most from your systems by providing customizations, upgrades, and integration of multiple data systems.
Boosting Capability & Usability
VP CPEs embed computers in other machines and systems, build networks to transfer data, and develop ways to make computers, faster, smaller, and more capable. VP CPEs are improving the ability of computers to "see" and "think." They are making computers more mobile, and even incorporating computers into fabrics, clothes, and building materials.
The Body and the Mind
VP Computer Engineers are concerned with analyzing and solving computer-oriented problems. They understand both the hardware and the software of computers. This enables them to choose the solution that is best, not just the one they know. Sometimes the answer to making a program more efficient is a change in the computer itself. Sometimes it's cheaper and faster to change the software than the hardware. The knowledge of both the "body" and the "mind" of a computer helps VP CPEs work at the microscopic level and on a large, system-wide scale.
Typical industries hiring VP CPEs, include financial services, computer manufacturers, chemical companies, defense contractors, consulting, transportation, manufacturing, and consumer goods. Our engineers are equally successful in large multinational firms and small startups.
What is Computer Engineering?
Computer engineering is a discipline that integrates several fields of electrical engineering and computer science required to develop computer hardware and software. Computer engineers (CPEs) usually have training in electronic engineering (or electrical engineering), software design, and hardware-software integration instead of only software engineering or electronic engineering. CPEs are involved in many hardware and software aspects of computing, from the design of individual microcontrollers,microprocessors, personal computers, and supercomputers, to circuit design. This field of engineering not only focuses on how computer systems themselves work, but also how they integrate into the larger picture.
Usual tasks involving computer engineers include writing software and firmware for embedded microcontrollers, designing VLSI chips, designing analog sensors, designing mixed signal circuit boards, and designing operating systems. CPEs are also suited for robotics research, which relies heavily on using digital systems to control and monitor electrical systems like motors, communications, and sensors.
In many institutions, computer engineering students are allowed to choose areas of in-depth study in their junior and senior year, because the full breadth of knowledge used in the design and application of computers is beyond the scope of an undergraduate degree. Other institutions may require engineering students to complete one year of General Engineering before declaring computer engineering as their primary focus.
Computer engineers use many of the principles and techniques of electrical engineering and many of computer science. Computer engineering, however, is more than a blend of two other fields.
The major technical areas of CPE:
What is Computer Software Engineering?
Computer software engineers develop, design, and test software. Some software engineers design, construct, and maintain computer programs for companies. Some set up networks such as "intranets" for companies. Others make or install new software or upgrade computer systems. Computer software engineers can also work in application design. This involves designing or coding new programs and applications to meet the needs of a business or individual. Computer software engineers can also work as freelancers and sell their software products/applications to an enterprise/individual.
Computer Hardware Engineering
Most computer hardware engineers research, develop, design, and test various computer equipment. This can range from circuit boards and microprocessors to routers. Some update existing computer equipment to be more efficient and work with newer software. Most computer hardware engineers work in research laboratories and high-tech manufacturing firms. Some also work for the federal government.
Visionary People Aerospace Engineers have the ability to design, analyze, model, simulate, develop and test aircraft, spacecraft, satellites, missiles, rockets, new generation of space telescopes, commercial airliners, military jets, helicopters or the latest ground and sea transportation, including high-speed trains, racing cars, or deep-sea vessels that explore life at the bottom of the ocean. Aerospace technology also extends to many other applications of objects moving within gases or liquids. Examples are golf balls, high-speed trains, hydrofoil ships, or tall buildings in the wind.
Agricultural and Biological
Visionary People (VP) Agricultural Engineers have the ability to apply knowledge of engineering technology and science to agriculture and the efficient use of biological resources. In addition to creating advances in farming and agriculture, VP agricultural engineers apply engineering design and analysis to protecting natural resources, develop power systems to support agriculture, and provide environmental controls.
Most people take the sounds we hear every day for granted. But it may surprise you to learn that the creation of audio is a unique endeavor that blends both art and science. Did you ever stop to think how they created the sounds in a video game, a movie, tv show, or at a concert?
What is an Audio Engineer?
Also known as: Audio Operator, Sound Engineer, Acoustic Engineer, Sound Technician, Acoustical Engineer.
Visionary People (VP) Audio Engineers (or a sound engineer) are trained professional who works with the mechanics of recording, mixing, and reproducing sound. VP Audio Engineers are not the same as sound producers, writers, or performers, as they deal specifically with the technical and the mechanical aspects of music and sound; nothing else.
What does an Audio Engineer do?
VP Audio Engineers work with the technical aspects of sound during the processes of recording, mixing, and reproduction. Audio engineers often assist record producers and musicians to help give their work the sound they are hoping to achieve. For example, VP Audio Engineers have the ability to piece together parts of a song, use auto-tune on a recording, and/or add synthetic sounds to a track. Although VP Audio Engineers are different from producers, many of them end up assuming the role of producer due to their passionate abilities and expertise.
VP Studio Engineers work closely with producers in studios whenever contracted. Due to their passionate abilities and expertise, many VP Studio Engineers double as producers and work independently.
VP Assistant Engineers usually work studio settings and are often apprentices to studio engineers who own or work in large facilities.
VP Recording Engineers focus specifically on the aspect of recording sound.
Game & Audio Design Engineer
VP Game & Audio Design Engineers help work with the sound engineering on video games, as well as how to appropriately add sound to the game.
VP Mix Engineers focus on mixing together different tracks to mesh and create a new track.
VP Mastering Engineers smooth over the results of a mix engineer, making the final product into a whole.
Live Sound Engineer
VP Live Sound Engineers work at live events to make sure the sound is of appropriate value and high quality.
VP Monitor Engineers work with live sound engineers to help the performers at a live event hear themselves.
VP Systems Engineers manage the entire experience of sound at live performances. VP Systems Engineers manage both live sound engineers and monitor engineers, and also work to set up the entire live sound system at many live events.
Audio Post Engineer
VP Audio Post Engineers works to mix and edit audio for television and movies.
Bioengineering and Biochemical
VP Bioengineers have expertise in living systems and apply that knowledge to solve various problems. They also have expertise in the safety of food supplies, how to keep desirable organisms alive in fermentation processes, and the ability to design biologically based sensors. Bioengineering is widely used to destroy waste and clean up contaminated soil and water. Our bioengineers contribute greatly to human health and the environment.
VP Biomedical Engineers have expertise in biology and medicine and the ability to develop technologies related to health care. They can develop medical diagnostic machines, medical instruments, artificial organs, joint replacement parts, and prosthetic devices. Rapid advances in these areas will undoubtedly continue throughout our lifetime.
Ceramic and Materials
Ceramic & Materials
Engineers solve problems by relying on their creative and technical skills, making useful products in many forms from common as well as exotic materials. Every day we use a multitude of these products. Each time we talk on the phone, use a computer, or heat food in a microwave oven, we are using products made possible by the inventions and designs of engineers working with ceramics and other materials.
Everything around us—including us—is made of chemicals. Chemical changes can be used to produce all kinds of useful products. VP Chemical Engineers have expertise in discovering and manufacturing better plastics, paints, fuels, fibers, medicines, fertilizers, semiconductors, paper, and all other kinds of chemicals. VP Chemical Engineers also play an important role in protecting the environment, inventing cleaner technologies, calculating environmental impacts, and studying the fate of chemicals in the environment.
What would it feel like to have the expertise to build a school that could withstand an earthquake, a road system that puts an end to chronic traffic jams, or a sports stadium that offers everyone a great view? VP Civil Engineers have expertise in overseeing the construction of the buildings and infrastructure that make up our world: highways, skyscrapers, railways, bridges, and water reservoirs, as well as some of the most spectacular and high-profile of all engineering feats—think of the world’s tallest building, the towering Burj Khalifa in Dubai, or the Chunnel, the thirty-one-mile-long tunnel beneath the English Channel. VP Civil Engineers are fond of saying that it’s architects who put designs on paper, but it’s engineers who actually get things built.
VP Electrical Engineers have the ability to develop components for some of the most fun things in our lives (mP3 players, digital cameras, or roller coasters), as well as the most essential (medical tests or communications systems). Electrical engineering encompasses the macro (huge power grids that light up cities, for example), as well as the micro (including a device smaller than a millimeter that tells a car’s airbags when to inflate). Our electrical engineering projects vary from client assignment-to-assignment and may involve working on robotics, computer networks, wire-less communications, or medical imaging—areas that are at the very forefront of technological innovation.
Environmental engineering is the study of ways to protect the environment. Most of us care deeply about stopping pollution and protecting our natural resources. VP Environmental Engineers have more than just a passion for saving our environment, but also possessing the actual know-how to do something about these alarming problems! VP Environmental Engineers make a real difference in the survival of our planet by finding ways of cleaning up our oceans, rivers, and drinking water, developing air pollution equipment, designing more effective recycling systems, or discovering safe ways to dispose of toxic waste.
Geological and Geophysical
VP Geological & Geophysical Engineers draw on the science of geology to study the earth, using engineering principles to seek and develop deposits of natural resources and design foundations for large buildings, bridges, and other structures. Many geological and geophysical engineering projects overlap engineering fields such as civil, mineral, mining, and petroleum.
Marine engineering deals with the design of ocean vehicles, marine propulsion systems, and marine structures such as harbors, docks, and offshore drilling platforms. VP Marine Engineers explore and develop the natural resources and transportation systems of the ocean. For example, 200 miles off the coast of Washington state, a research ship hovers on the sea’s surface, manipulated by navigational satellites hundreds of miles above. A thin cable of fiberoptic strands and electrical conductors connects the ship to a remotely piloted robotic vehicle on the seafloor 7,000 feet below as it shoots live, high-definition video of volcanic smoker vents and strange life-forms. The video is linked in real time to a communications satellite 22,500 miles above and, from there, into classrooms coast to coast.
VP Mechanical Engineers have the ability to develop a bike lock or an aircraft carrier, a child’s toy or a hybrid car engine, a wheelchair or a sailboat—in other words, just about anything you can think of that involves a mechanical process, whether it’s a cool, cutting-edge product or a life-saving medical device. VP Mechanical Engineers are often referred to as the general practitioners of the engineering profession, since they work in nearly every area of technology, from aerospace and automotive, to computers and biotechnology.
VP Mining Engineers have expertise in all phases of extracting mineral deposits from the earth. They design mines and related equipment and supervise their construction and operation. They also work to minimize the environmental effects of mining. Mining engineers supply energy and rare materials to meet the world’s needs.
VP Nuclear Engineers harness the power of the atom to benefit humankind. They search for efficient ways to capture and put to beneficial use those tiny natural bursts of energy resulting from sub-atomic particles that break apart molecules. VP Nuclear Engineers sometimes find themselves challenged by problems in consumer and industrial power, space exploration, water supply, food supply, environment and pollution, health, and transportation. Participation in these broad areas carry our nuclear engineers into many exciting and challenging projects. These may include interaction of radiation with matter, radiation measurements, radioisotope production and use, reactor engineering, and fusion reactors and materials.
VP Petroleum Engineers study the earth to find oil and gas reservoirs. They design oil wells, storage tanks, and transportation systems. They supervise the construction and operation of oil and gas fields. VP Petroleum Engineers are researching new technologies to allow more oil and gas to be extracted from each well. They help supply the world’s need for energy and chemical raw materials. Contact us to get started
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