Department of Industrial and Information Management

Organization profile

Organisation profile

The Department was established in 1955 as the Department of Industrial and Business Management (IBM) at the Taiwan Provincial College of Engineering, which had then become the Taiwan Provincial Cheng Kung University in 1956. The College of Business was founded later in the same year. The Department of IBM has belonged to the College of Business since then. In the initial stage, the courses offered by the Department were strongly related to a standard curriculum of mechanical engineering. For meeting the educational requirements, in 1965 the Department was subdivided into the Industrial Management Division and the Business Administration Division. The Industrial Management Division focused on the knowledge of mechanical engineering and quantitative management, whereas the Business Administration Division initiated additional courses focused on the strengths of qualitative management. In August 1971, the University was renamed as the National Cheng Kung University. One year later, the original two divisions were further separated and became the Business Administration Department and the Industrial Management Department, respectively. The Industrial Management Department started its undergraduate program in 1973 and then was renamed as the Industrial Management Science Department after one year. As the objective of the Department was to provide managerial personnel with engineering skills, students enrolled should possess good understanding of mathematics and science. Accordingly, the Department has been listed in the Natural Science Section in the Joint Entrance Examination of Universities since 1974. A doctoral program was eventually initiated in 1991, followed by a master’s degree program specifically designed for working professionals one decade later. To help meet the increasing demands placing on it, the Department was expended to attract teachers and researchers in information management and promote the collaboration between its original strengths. Correspondingly, the Department was renamed as the Department of Industrial and Information Management in 2003.

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Data envelopment analysis Engineering & Materials Science
Industry Engineering & Materials Science
Costs Engineering & Materials Science
Decision making Engineering & Materials Science
Supply chains Engineering & Materials Science
Knowledge management Engineering & Materials Science
Profitability Engineering & Materials Science
Data Envelopment Analysis Mathematics

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Projects 1995 2018

Research Output 1979 2019

A study of workforce assignment problem in lean factory on machine tool industry

Lyu, J., Tung, C. H. & Chen, C. W., 2019 Jan 1, In : Proceedings of the International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management. 2019, MAR, p. 1950-1955 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalConference article

Machine tools
Industrial plants
Assignment problem

A study on contractual agreements in supply chains of agricultural produce

Huang, Y-S., Hsu, Y. C. & Fang, C. C., 2019 Jun 3, In : International Journal of Production Research. 57, 11, p. 3766-3783 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Supply chains
Supply chain

Student theses


Author: 玉珍, 羅., 2019

Supervisor: Lin, C. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Master's Thesis

以特徵值擷取方式進行管制圖圖形辨識 - 以半導體製程管制之應用為例

Author: 淑民, 劉., 2019

Supervisor: Huang, Y. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Master's Thesis


Author: 生翰, 張., 2019

Supervisor: Wang, H. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Master's Thesis