October 2013 |   Volume: 45 |   Number: 10
The member magazine of the Institute of Industrial Engineers
The Arizona Diamondbacks help an IE professor take the Science of Baseball statewideBy Michael Hughes
Good control panel design improves situation awareness for plant operatorsBy Laura Ikuma and Cristina Handal
A focus on reducing supplier lead-time yields unexpected, "magical" resultsBy Paul D. Ericksen
Asian manufacturers can duplicate Western improvements with MPM systemsBy Robin Owens and Rob Timms
Grinding our gears
When to throw in the towel
Keep ‘engineering’ in engineering healthcare
Inventory: The key to a CEO’s heart
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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"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.