Industrial Engineer Engineering and Management Solutions at Work

July 2012    |    Volume: 44    |    Number: 7

The member magazine of the Institute of Industrial Engineers

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Understanding human performance 

Multidisciplinary model for Homo performensis can help improve your workforce
By Jerry L. Harbour

Moving things less

Need to improve material handling in your manufacturing operations? How about getting rid of half of your forklifts?
By Raj Sanne

Getting deliverables out the door 

Proper ‘CPR’ can help your virtual team reach its goals
By Yael Zofi

Streamlining sustainability 

Building information modeling opens numerous avenues for industrial engineers
By Don Interdonato

Euromatics: Economic challenges and opportunities

IE skills and expertise could help blunt Europe’s economic woes
By Adedeji Badiru


Top stories in this month's industrial engineering news

  • Spirit AeroSystems uses its own industrial engineering to recover from tornado
  • Studies: Less stress in tilting than sitting in vehicles
  • NCEES: Volunteers needed to set standards for Fundamentals of Engineering exam
  • American Productivity and Quality Center report lists 19 best business practices
  • PBS program makes the case for the U.S. as top country in manufacturing
  • Auburn uses Lego lab to teach automotive systems engineering
  • Hospital study: Simulation boosts improvement among medical residents’ in resuscitating patients
  • Book of the month: Good Products, Bad Products: Essential Elements to Achieving Superior Quality by James L. Adams


Performance by Kevin McManus

Help me see

Management by Paul Engle 

Moving from A to B

Health Systems by D. Junell Scheeres 

My favorite Six Sigma things

Supply Chain by James A. Tompkins 

Creating value


This month in IIE news

The July issue features a list of 2012 scholarship, fellowship and competition winners recognized at the IIE Annual Conference in May; a preview of facility tours taking place during the Engineering Lean and Six Sigma Conference this October; details about this fall's IIE Best Practices in Lean & Six Sigma Applied to Healthcare event; a call for a new editor-in-chief for The Engineering Economist; a list of winners in IIE's Professional Chapter Recognition and newsletter competitions; and a new date for the PE Industrial exam.

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"After a week of collaborative work, the company's global operations had established the principle that managing the company's 'cost to serve' is not always about making everything cost less. Schaffner and other organizations that take the lean journey must keep mindful of this important concept: In the end-to-end supply chain, lean does not always mean cheap." 

– Bublu Thakur-Weigold and Anthony Lorenzon, in the cover story from the April issue, "Lean is not cheap"


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.