Industrial Engineer Engineering and Management Solutions at Work

August 2011    |    Volume: 43    |    Number: 8

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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


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


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


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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"Sometimes we take for granted that everyone understands how to be nice or how to interact positively with others. That's not necessarily always the case. Sometimes people may not realize that making that sarcastic remark could be interpreted in a more damaging way by others. Just knowing that can be helpful."  

– Russell Johnson, associate professor of management at Michigan State University, discussing workplace incivility in "Incivility can cost you cash," in The Front Line section of the December 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 IISE 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.