Industrial Engineer Engineering and Management Solutions at Work

December 2010    |    Volume: 42    |    Number: 12

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Industrial Engineer - December 2010


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 


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 (


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


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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 ISE magazine - September 2016 


"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.