Industrial Engineer Engineering and Management Solutions at Work

January 2011    |    Volume: 43    |    Number: 1

The member magazine of the Institute of Industrial Engineers

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FEATURES

Hometown dreams, worldly career 

Chad Holliday’s professional life has sent him from chemicals to manufacturing to chairman of Bank of America
By Michael Hughes

Outsourcing done right 

Analysis may keep some manufacturing in-house and spin off other processes
By Ronan McIvor

Better processes make good eats 

The food industry can benefit from lean Six Sigma principles
By Tina Kovach and Rae Cho

The bottleneck conundrum 

Breaking up logjams can be key for process plant production
By Peter L. King

Bringing outsiders in 

Externally based process improvements create value for customers and shareholders
By George F. Brown Jr. and Atlee Valentine Pope

FRONT LINE

Top stories in this month's industrial engineering news 

  • How much does work-life balance dictate productivity? According to Florida State University researchers, it's quite a lot.
  • MIT's Institute for Soldier Nanotechnologies finds that a polycarbonate face shield can prevent brain injuries.
  • The federal government and wireless carriers are developing a system to send emergency alerts to mobile devices.
  • Seven businesses and organizations were honored with the 2010 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award.
  • Risk worries have companies changing their supply chain strategies.
  • Nova Scotia's Department of Health hires an IE to address nursing home vacancies.
  • Book of the Month: Management? It's Not What You Think by Henry Mintzberg, Bruce Ahlstrand and Joseph Lampel
  • Uncommon IE: Michael Huff, vice president of sports, Chicago Bulls/White Sox Training Academy

PERSPECTIVES

Performance by Kevin McManus

Unintended customers 

Management by Paul Engle

The risk of reduction 

Health Systems by D. Junell Scheeres

Showing you the money 

Supply Chain by Rajiv Saxena

Warehouses speak globally 

Member Forum by Thomas Fiske

A question of learning

FOCUS

This month in IIE news 

The January issue's IIE news includes an interview with SHS conference keynoter Ken Musselman, the schedule for this year’s university regional conferences, and updates about the Applied Ergonomics Conference and Expo, the Work Standards Conference and the IIE Annual Conference and Expo.

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QUOTE/UNQUOTE

"Red may be the most important color on project status reports and heat maps. It communicates the need for urgent attention. … Leaders who force project teams to present only good news miss the point, undermining the risk management process." 

– Paul Engle, from his Management column in the November issue

 MULTIMEDIA

Training humanitarian IEs 

Training humanitarian IEs
IE
 interviews the three co-directors of Georgia Tech’s Center for Health and Humanitarian Logistics.