Industrial Engineer Engineering and Management Solutions at Work

April 2013    |    Volume: 45    |    Number: 4

The member magazine of the Institute of Industrial Engineers

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Cleared for takeoff

Lean recommendations could streamline approvals required for flight testing
By J. Robert Wirthlin, Jeremy J. Homan, Carissa M. Parker and Joseph J. Pignatiello Jr.

Cloud computing clarity

What every IE needs to know about the newest software paradigm
By Ilyas Iyoob, Manuel D. Rossetti and Yaohua Chen

Better logistics and maintenance

Life cycle integration and digital, interactive manuals point toward the future
By Dragan Vasiljevic

Transform your enterprise

Overcoming lack of leadership and inertia is necessary for success
By Craig Estridge

Seven rules of strategic guessing

A solid planning process is your best bet for future growth
By Bruce Hodes


Top stories in this month's industrial engineering news

  • ISyE professor's algorithms could help industry prevent repetitive motion injuries
  • Graciano Corp. president brought systems thinking and 'big data' to construction company
  • Nigeria urged to increase science, math education
  • Carpooling, 'collaborative consumption' trending in Mexico City
  • Former Toyota worker pursues deforestation in India
  • Vietnam's software startup community turning lean, agile
  • Kansas healthcare provider looks to industrial engineers, Six Sigma
  • Book of the month: Requirements Engineering and Management for Software Development Projects by Murali Chemuturi 


Performance by Kevin McManus

Lost cost choices

Management by Paul Engle 

Understanding gross margin

Health Systems by William "Ike" Eisenhauer 

Engineering tomorrow's healthcare

Supply Chain by James A. Tompkins

The dichotomy of supply chain perspectives


This month in IIE news

The April issue includes a lot of news about this year's IIE Annual Conference keynoters and their hopes for IEs to tackle diverse opportunities; the grand prize winners of the recent Future City competition; IIE's new president-elect and other newly elected institute leaders; and the nomination process for next year's IIE elections.

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"Contrary to another common perception, the reason for this loss is not corruption, incompetence or disproportionately high overheads. … Communication breakdown is arguably the No. 1 cause of inefficiency in humanitarian operations, and our own assessments confirmed that poor information flow, not knowledge gaps, compromised effectiveness." 

– Bublu Thakur-Weigold, co-author of the December issue cover story, "Helping the helpers"


The best job ever 

The best job ever

Mark Wallace with UPS discusses why his job is the coolest job for an industrial engineer in this December 2014 Web exclusive.

Resurrection in Atlanta 

Resurrection in Atlanta

Members of the IIE Atlanta Chapter appear in this October 2014 video to discuss the value of a revitalizing the chapter.

Training humanitarian IEs 

Training humanitarian IEs

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