Industrial Engineer Engineering and Management Solutions at Work

October 2013    |    Volume: 45    |    Number: 10

The member magazine of the Institute of Industrial and Engineers

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Major league learning

The Arizona Diamondbacks help an IE professor take the Science of Baseball statewide
By Michael Hughes

Interfacing with safety

Good control panel design improves situation awareness for plant operators
By Laura Ikuma and Cristina Handal

Lean’s trinity

A focus on reducing supplier lead-time yields unexpected, "magical" results
By Paul D. Ericksen

Automatic engineering

Asian manufacturers can duplicate Western improvements with MPM systems
By Robin Owens and Rob Timms


Top stories in this month's industrial engineering news

  • University of Pittsburgh researches the development of efficient, low-cost solar cells
  • Modified blast furnace gasifies waste to produce energy
  • Oregon State University engineers help create a more appealing routing system for long-haul truckers
  • Northeastern University IE graduate combats against healthcare mistakes
  • Study ties STEM fields to higher salaries
  • Iowa State researchers challenge the impact of wellness programs on productivity
  • Book of the month: Delegation and Supervision by Brian Tracy


Performance by Kevin McManus

Grinding our gears

Management by Paul Engle

When to throw in the towel

Health Systems by William "Ike" Eisenhauer

Keep ‘engineering’ in engineering healthcare

Supply Chain by James A. Tompkins

Inventory: The key to a CEO’s heart


This month in IIE news

The October issue includes stories about IIE’s pursuit of a New Face of Engineering; the session list for the Best Practices in Applying Lean and Six Sigma to Healthcare virtual conference; the ABET symposium in April 2014; the passing of longtime IIE member Bob Dryden; and this year’s elected officers for IIE’s societies and divisions.

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"Toyota showed us how to form people-centric solutions in which the employees themselves contribute to designing and running their own processes. … We realized that the Toyota Production 'System' was actually a learning system." 

– From "Lean is a people-centric system" by Daniel Jones and Michael Ballé in the October 2016 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.