Industrial Engineer Engineering and Management Solutions at Work

August 2011    |    Volume: 43    |    Number: 8

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FEATURES

Sustainably driven supply chains

Including logistics in your green manufacturing drive yields big cost reductions
By Ayse Bayat, Sekar Sundararajan, H. Robert Gustafson Jr. and Emory W. Zimmers Jr.

The study of time

An oil industry case study illustrates time-critical performance analysis
By Jerry Harbour

Keeping a meaningful score 

Are your employees on the same page with your organization?
By Patrick Davidson

Choosing what works

High-mix, low-volume manufacturers require specialized lean tools
By Shahrukh Irani

Improve how you improve 

Lean Six Sigma is necessary in the best and the worst of economic times
By Terence T. Burton

FRONT LINE

Top stories in this month's industrial engineering news

  • Report suggests strongest, weakest U.S. states for manufacturing and logistics operators.
  • Food tracking system topped with edible RFID tags.
  • Study: Companies should offer both training, opportunity for promotion to retain workers.
  • Former IIE board president Jane Ammons becomes first woman chair at Georgia Tech’s ISyE school.
  • U.S. Department of Energy offers $30 million to train industrial efficiency experts.
  • NSF grant could better prevent icing on turbine blades and aircraft wings.
  • Book of the month: The Going Lean Fieldbook: A Practical Guide to Lean Transformation and Sustainable Success by Stephen A. Ruffa

PERSPECTIVES

Performance by Kevin McManus 

No lines, no waiting

Management by Paul Engle 

An improving cloud

Health Systems by D. Junell Scheeres 

A healthy supply chain

Manufacturing by Paul Templin 

A thankless task

FOCUS

This month in IIE news

The August issue includes a look back through words and photos of the 61st Annual IIE Conference and Expo. The conference, which is divided into the Applied Solutions Conference and the Industrial Engineering Research Conference (IERC), boasted more than 1,300 attendees.

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QUOTE/UNQUOTE

"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

 MULTIMEDIA

Training humanitarian IEs 

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