Industrial Engineer Engineering and Management Solutions at Work

August 2010    |    Volume: 42    |    Number: 8

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Industrial Engineer - August 2010


Of debris and humanity

Industrial engineers are making a difference in disaster response, but more help is needed on the front lines. 
By Michael Hughes

Narcissism 101

How to limit — or prevent — the effects of morale-damaging employees
By Kathy Schnure 

Communicating lean with customers

Effectively dealing with cognitive dissonance can sell process improvement methods
By Jack B. ReVelle 

The body of ethics

How sound judgment and creative techniques can help ensure safety and quality
By Ryan Burge 

The consultant conundrum

Picking the right one can make or break your project
By Gordon Perchthold and Jenny Sutton


Top stories in this month's industrial engineering news 

  • The University of Oklahoma's Center for Shape Engineering and Advanced Manufacturing (SEAM), co-founded by IE professor Shivakumar Raman, is helping paleontologists reconstruct dinosaur skeletons.
  • A British scientist uses himself as a test subject to show the security risks of RFID implants. 
  • Two top laboratories introduce a new supercomputer that models efficient methods to harness renewable energy. 
  • Book of the month: Key Performance Indicators by David Parmenter
  • Uncommon IE: Jim Butterworth, documentarian, producer and founder of Naked Edge Films


Performance by Kevin McManus 

Culture scars

Management by Paul Engle 

Planning for rapid growth

Health Systems by D. Junell Scheeres 

A natural fit

Manufacturing by Paul Templin 

On golden parts

Member Forum by Hong Chang 

Fill the technology pipeline

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"We were able to take a proven methodology [lean Six Sigma] that works on the manufacturing floor and in healthcare, and we were able to apply it to a philanthropic organization, and it works there, too. You know, we had to adapt it just like you would have to adapt it for any organization where you’re deploying this management approach, but it worked and it’s pretty exciting." 

– Lynne Smith, deputy director of investment workflow at The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, in the Case Study from the August issue


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.