October 2012 |   Volume: 44 |   Number: 10
The member magazine of the Institute of Industrial Engineers
A closer look at proper metrics helps uncover those who game the systemBy Donald Kennedy and Michael Huston
Holistic approach brings stakeholders, engineers together for new technologyBy Craig S. Estridge
Mathematical principles can help avoid information confusionBy Merwan B. Mehta
New IE challenges require a different viewpoint for problem-solving methodsBy Paul Stanfield
The flawless and the fumblers
The importance of gaining consensus
Patient-centered facility design
The changing nature of supply chains
The October issue features a profile of IIE Construction Division's Lincoln Forbes; a look at the renewed activity of two local chapters in New York and Wisconsin; an invitation to the IIE Best Practices in Managing Continuous Improvement virtual conference this November; details about how to give a donation to the Institute; dates for the annual ABET Symposium; a reminder about nominations for IIE's scholarship and fellowship awards; and some last-minute information about the Best Practices in Applying Lean and Six Sigma to Healthcare conference in Atlanta on Oct. 29.
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"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
Training humanitarian IEs
IE interviews the three co-directors of Georgia Tech’s Center for Health and Humanitarian Logistics.