Industrial Engineer Engineering and Management Solutions at Work

July 2011    |    Volume: 43    |    Number: 7

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Keeping employees alive and well 

IEs can move seamlessly and effectively into occupational safety and health
By Farman A. Moayed

Sikhing destiny 

IE earns religious exemption to pursue dream of becoming a ‘saint soldier’
By Michael Hughes

Workforce planning the systems way 

Care in allocating employee resources boosts bottom line, increases competitiveness
By Shrikant Jarugumilli and Scott E. Grasman

100 years of project planning 

Distilling a century’s worth of experience into 10 key points
By Richard Muther and Gerald Nadler

Energizing continuous improvement 

Focusing on electricity yields quick ROI and enlightens management about the variability of costs
By John Preston


Top stories in this month's industrial engineering news 

  • University of Houston IE produces 3-D prototyped skulls of American military legends.
  • Virginia Tech professor wins grant to help with hospital and community evacuation models.
  • Economic analyst: China will lose its cost advantage over U.S. manufacturing by 2016.
  • IEs earn high salaries in Idaho Falls, Idaho.
  • Computer, data capture advancements fuel extraordinary operational performance in warehouses and distribution centers.
  • Departed industrial engineer leaves millions to university in his will.
  • Book of the month: Shine: Using Brain Science to Get the Best from your People by Dr. Edward M. Hallowell


Performance by Kevin McManus 

Stuck in systems infancy

Management by Paul Engle 

The other side of lean

Health Systems by D. Junell Scheeres 

Measuring performance

Supply Chain by Rajiv Saxena 

Worthy improvements, part 2


This month in IIE news

The July issue includes comments from keynote speakers for the Engineering Lean and Six Sigma Conference 2011; a look inside the May/June issue of Industrial Management; a list of more winners honored at this year's IIE Annual Conference and Expo; news about the passing of work measurement expert Kjell Zandin; and the recognition for editorial and design earned by Industrial Engineer magazine.

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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.