Industrial Engineer Engineering and Management Solutions at Work

October 2013    |    Volume: 45    |    Number: 10

The member magazine of the Institute of Industrial Engineers

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FEATURES

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

FRONT LINE

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

PERSPECTIVES

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

FOCUS

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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QUOTE/UNQUOTE

"Red may be the most important color on project status reports and heat maps. It communicates the need for urgent attention. … Leaders who force project teams to present only good news miss the point, undermining the risk management process." 

– Paul Engle, from his Management column in the November issue

 MULTIMEDIA

Training humanitarian IEs 

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