Industrial Engineer Engineering and Management Solutions at Work

February 2016    |    Volume: 48    |    Number: 2

The member magazine of the Institute of Industrial Engineers

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Industrial Engineer serves the diverse audience of professionals and students whose common interest is industrial engineering. Our mission is to provide useful, interesting, timely and thought-provoking content that addresses the broad spectrum of industrial engineering practice in all industries. As the pre-eminent voice of the profession, Industrial Engineer strives to give readers information they can use to enhance their professional capabilities, improve their organization's performance and advance the development of their profession.

Industrial Engineer (ISSN 2168-9210) is published monthly. Copyright ©2015 Institute of Industrial Engineers.


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Monica Elliott
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Managing Editor

Michael Hughes
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David Brandt
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Tara Ott
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IIE is the world’s largest professional society dedicated solely to the support of the industrial engineering profession and individuals involved with improving quality and productivity. Founded in 1948, IIE is an international, nonprofit association that provides leadership for the application, education, training, research and development of industrial engineering. Industrial engineers focus on continuous quality and process improvement to achieve better products, services and profits. They work in a wide array of professional areas, including management, logistics, manufacturing, health systems and ergonomics, and they influence policy and implementation regarding topics like sustainability, innovation and Six Sigma. Like the profession, industrial engineers are rooted in the sciences of engineering, the analysis of systems, and the management of people.

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Board of Trustees 


James E. Moore II, Ph.D. | University of Southern California 

President-Elect and CFO

Michael Foss | Cameron International

Immediate Past President

Dennis Oates | FedEx SmartPost

Senior VP-at-Large, Academic

Randa Shehab, Ph.D. | University of Oklahoma

Senior VP-at-Large, Industry

Joan Wagner, P.E. | Spirit AeroSystems Inc.

Senior VP, Regional Operations

Christopher Geiger | Universal Orlando Resort  

Senior VP, Continuing Education

Scott Mason, Ph.D. | Clemson University

Senior VP, International

Bopaya Bidanda, Ph.D. | University of Pittsburgh

Senior VP, Publications

Alice E. Smith, Ph.D., P.E. | Auburn University

Senior VP, Technical Operations

Toni L. Doolen, Ph.D. | Oregon State University 

VP, Student Development

Jennifer Cross, Ph.D. | Texas Tech University


Ariela Sofer | George Mason University 

Chief Executive Officer

Don Greene | Institute of Industrial Engineers