Industrial Engineer Engineering and Management Solutions at Work

March 2012    |    Volume: 44    |    Number: 3

The member magazine of the Institute of Industrial Engineers

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FEATURES

Setting the scene for ergonomics 

Live actors and action go a long way toward teaching students how to explain human factors
By W.P. Neumann, Rheta Rosen and Katherine Turner

The vote for lean Six Sigma 

Can a pledge to eliminate waste and improve efficiency in government push a president to start an operational revolution?
By David Brandt

A quick guide to enterprise transformation 

Make sure your organization has the right competencies and capabilities for the future
By Michael D. Oliff

Operations research for Grandma 

Two students explain application of advanced analytical methods
By Maya Basquin and Nicholas Gilbert

No app for that? Write one! 

Developing work measurement tools for mobile devices makes things easier
By Bonnie Boardman

FRONT LINE

Top stories in this month's industrial engineering news

  • NCSU IEs change angle of infant car seat handle to improve safety for parents, babies
  • Johns Hopkins researchers attempt to change the calendar
  • Retailers, academics expect RFID to explode in popularity among retail stores
  • University of Arkansas IEs develop decision-support tool for hospitals
  • Survey: Employees who disengage from abusive supervisor worsen their own well-being
  • Revolution has prompted ban on IE equipment imports into Egypt
  • Book of the month: Judgment Calls: 12 Stories of Big Decisions and the Teams that Got Them Right by Thomas H. Davenport and Brook Manville

PERSPECTIVES

Performance by Kevin McManus 

Measuring stuff

Management by Paul Engle 

A few words of advice

Health Systems by D. Junell Scheeres 

Facilities planning for greener hospitals

Innovation by Nabil Nasr 

The future of U.S. manufacturing

FOCUS

This month in IIE news

The March issue features IIE's 2012 pick for New Faces of Engineering; details about the four competition categories for this year's Ergo Cup; networking opportunities available during the IIE Annual Conference and Expo in May; the scheduled site visits for this month's IIE Behind the Scenes Corporate Tour in Atlanta; and some historical fun facts about the location of this fall's Engineering Lean and Six Sigma Conference.

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QUOTE/UNQUOTE

"The first question that needs to be asked when preparing your organization for a very different world is, 'Are we in the right business for the years ahead?'" 

– Stephen C. Harper, from his article in the April issue, "Rising above the turbulence"

 MULTIMEDIA

Training humanitarian IEs 

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