Industrial Engineer Engineering and Management Solutions at Work

September 2012    |    Volume: 44    |    Number: 9

The member magazine of the Institute of Industrial Engineers

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FEATURES

Care compression

A3 thinking and lean and Six Sigma tools successfully consolidate many hospital labs into one
By Cynthia L. Seaver

Taking dashboards out of Wonderland 

Adding relationships and strategy to traditional metrics increases the value of the tool
By Bruce Karr

Alleviating four-legged problems 

Ergonomic interventions can reduce injury potential for equine veterinarians
By Meghan Rogers, Kinley Taylor and David Kaber

Building brand you 

Students should start early to add activities and real-life experience to resumés
By Gregory H. Watson

Primed for decision analysis 

Tools can help managers discover which options are more equal than others
By Theresa J. Barker

FRONT LINE

Top stories in this month's industrial engineering news

  • Aerospace companies continue work on developing commercial fly-by-wireless technology
  • Tennessee Tech studying methods to improve worker productivity
  • IE: 85 percent capacity rate is the most efficient target level for hospitals
  • Website: California, Texas and Ohio lead in total manufacturing workers
  • Chrysler's World Class Manufacturing program expands into training academy
  • Research suggests perceived ownership of an idea can disrupt collaboration
  • Book of the month: Engineering Your Future: The Professional Practice of Engineering by Stuart G. Walesh

PERSPECTIVES

Performance by Kevin McManus

Think, type, talk

Management by Paul Engle 

Take the gamble out of forecasting

Health Systems by D. Junell Scheeres 

Sharpening the saw

Innovation by Nabil Nasr 

The sustainable mobility connection

FOCUS

This month in IIE news

The September issue features a preview of the Best Practices in Applying Lean and Six Sigma to Healthcare event; the deadline and details for nominating a New Face of Engineering; news about the first-ever SEMS global virtual conference; application information for IIE honors, awards, scholarships and fellowships; Industrial Engineer magazine's publication honors; highlights for the Engineering Lean & Six Sigma Conference 2012 in October; and a list of newly elected and appointed officers for IIE's societies and divisions.

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QUOTE/UNQUOTE

"The first question that needs to be asked when preparing your organization for a very different world is, 'Are we in the right business for the years ahead?'" 

– Stephen C. Harper, from his article in the April issue, "Rising above the turbulence"

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