Industrial Engineer Engineering and Management Solutions at Work

December 2010    |    Volume: 42    |    Number: 12

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Industrial Engineer - December 2010

FEATURES

Gift extravaganza 

Things for IEs to get and give this holiday season

Einstein-proof your business

Design to prevent human error while giving workers the proper tools
By David Meyers 

Dynamic changes 

Improving audit standards can drive your company's continuous improvement
By Tariq Aldowaisan and Elaf Ashkanani 

Combining quality, safety and finance 

Similar toolsets ease transitions between fields
By Jack B. ReVelle
 

Capital projects in the new economy

Servant leadership and agile management combine to drive superperformance
By Dave Guerra 

FRONT LINE

Top stories in this month's industrial engineering news 

  • Researchers from Cornell University, the University of Chicago and iRobot Corp. have come up with a robotic gripper filled with coffee that can be used in factory and military settings.
  • A new survey shows that stock options do not improve the performance of nonexecutive employees.
  • Book of the Month: Principles of Supply Chain Management by Richard E. Crandall, William R. Crandall and Charlie C. Chen
  • Site to See: Search for the Obvious (www.searchfortheobvious.com)

PERSPECTIVES

Performance by Kevin McManus

Setting standards 

Management by Paul Engle

Solving problems in hostile territory 

Health Systems by D. Junell Scheeres

Care traffic control 

Innovation by Nabil Nasr

Sustainability's next frontier

FOCUS

This month in IIE news 

The December issue features everything IIE members need to know about the impending IIE leadership election, including campaign statements from the nominees. Polls open Dec. 15 and close at midnight Feb. 7, 2011.

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QUOTE/UNQUOTE

"Who cares if 95 percent of the time we see a patient within 30 days if a sick person – who has a worried family whose lives are on hold over concern for a loved one – has to wait too long 5 percent of the time?" 

– William "Ike" Eisenhauer, from the Health Systems column in the August issue

 MULTIMEDIA

Training humanitarian IEs 

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