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What is the difference between Industrial Engineering and Operations Managers?

There is so many opinions out there about what the difference is between these two and which one has more oppurtunities and so on. I would love to know what the most direct difference is between these two fields, they seem so similar. Obviously the name Operations Manager hints at managing, but to me it seems like it is a more business-like approach to industrial engineering.

Asked By: - 4/1/2013
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Operations Management is a subset of Industrial Engineering. It is one of the many job titiles an Industrial Engineer could get. As an Operations manager, you would be in charge of operations and manage some engineers and supervisors. These operations could be preventative maintenance, manufacturing, trainings, time... More
Answered By: C7S - 4/2/2013
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