Industrial Engineer Engineering and Management Solutions at Work

November 2013    |    Volume: 45    |    Number: 11

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Lean's trinity

Targeting time as waste improves the trinity of prices, quality and on-time delivery
By Paul D. Ericksen 

Applying Moore's law to business processes

Five factors that can yield dramatic business process improvement
By Aarti Ramana 

Reinventing the (product) wheel

Companies find success with pioneering scheduling strategy
By Peter L. King and Jennifer S. King 

Up to the task

IEs should take lead in reaching NAE’s engineering goals
By Adedeji B. Badiru


Top stories in this month's industrial engineering news

  • Cost analysis reveals off-hour deliveries could make Manhattan streets cleaner and less congested
  • Widely panned $7.2 billion deal between Microsoft and Nokia could be about operational efficiency
  • Arkansas professor will lead maritime transportation research center
  • Georgia Tech study helps diesel vs. electric delivery truck decision making
  • Survey: People want products that perform well, are safe, and that last
  • Lean tools make a difference in wood packaging
  • Book of the month: The Fearless Front Line: The Key to Liberating Leaders to Improve and Grow Their Business by Ray Attiyah 


Performance by Kevin McManus

Band together

Management by Paul Engle

Five years on

Health Systems by Amanda Mewborn

Improving public health

Manufacturing by Paul Templin

Bringing it home

Systems Engineering by Ricardo Valerdi

Is game theory the new sabermetrics?

Member Forum by Joe Michels

First step to licensure


This month in IIE news

The November issue includes stories about an SHS member's passion for healthcare improvement; the return of this month's SEMS virtual conference; details on the keynote speakers for the Healthcare Systems Process Improvement Conference 2014; criteria and deadlines for IIE honors, awards and scholarships; the upcoming deadline for Ergo Cup competition deadlines; a last notice about abstract submissions for the IIE Annual Conference & Expo 2014; another round of editorial and design awards for Industrial Engineer; and the passing of Georgia Tech professor emeritus Nelson Rogers.

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"Innovation is such a buzzword that when we walk into a classroom, whether it is MBA students or executives, innovation is by definition good. Or you discuss growth vs. less growth – well, growth is good. But in financial terms a firm can destroy a lot of value by growing more than it should. And similarly, more innovation is not always optimal. … Those types of myths need to be questioned a bit more by making the risks and costs more explicit." 

– Jay Anand, professor of strategy at The Ohio State University, in the October issue's Front Line


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 IIE 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.