March 2013 |   Volume: 45 |   Number: 3
The member magazine of the Institute of Industrial Engineers
Healthier continuous improvement processes can limit musculoskeletal disordersBy Jack Kester
Nanotechnology sites come with a host of issues tailor-made for IEsBy Monty Stranski and Ted Johnson
Revamp using kanban reduced inventory nearly 50 percent, saved millionsBy Tom Knight, Donna Ruder and Xing Guan
Modern software replaces stopwatches, but work study processes remain the sameBy Larry Aft
Wooden was right
How are we doing?
Engineering better healthcare facilities
Sustainability education comes of age
Fix your process before seeking a new one
The March issue includes a lot of news about upcoming conferences and other events, including some photos of San Juan, Puerto Rico, site of the IIE Annual Conference and Expo 2013 in May; details about the call for abstracts for the IIE Asian Conference 2013; IIE's pick for this year's New Faces of Engineering contest; the call for papers for this fall's Engineering Lean & Six Sigma Conference 2013; and information about how to access free webinars covering Applied Ergonomics Conference topics.
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"Alibaba soon will either be your biggest competitor or your biggest ally. It’s up to you to decide."
– James Tompkins, from his Supply Chain column in the October issue
Training humanitarian IEs
IE interviews the three co-directors of Georgia Tech’s Center for Health and Humanitarian Logistics.