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December 2012    |    Volume: 44    |    Number: 12

The member magazine of the Institute of Industrial and Engineers

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FEATURES

What’s on your holiday wish list?

Some of IIE’s young professionals share the coolest gifts they hope to get
By Monica Elliott 

Greening your reverse logistics

Decision-making model can help organizations recapture value
By Ali Haji Vahabzadeh and Rosnah Binti Mohd Yusuff 

Looking east for diversity

Female engineering academics – and their supporters – converge in Turkey
By Michael Hughes 

From battlefield to shop floor

Lessons of war can be applied to setting priorities for improvement projects
By Satya S. Chakravorty 

New solutions for production dilemmas

Risk-based planning and scheduling is the wave of the future
By David Sturrock 

FRONT LINE

Top stories in this month's industrial engineering news

  • UA-Huntsville students design glove that functions as wireless keyboard
  • Research by Cornell ergonomists concludes ergonomics must be applied to green building design
  • Report: Workplaces are getting safer in Australia, but more improvements are needed
  • ASU researchers develop software that can estimate greenhouse gas emissions across urban landscapes
  • St. Louis hospital, medical school use lean to aid stroke patients
  • Book of the month: The Physics of Business Growth: Mindsets, System and Processes by Edward D. Hess and Jeanne Liedtka
  • "Physical Internet" could save billions of dollars, cut CO2 emissions

PERSPECTIVES

Performance by Kevin McManus

Building lessons

Management by Paul Engle 

The maturity model

Health Systems by D. Junell Scheeres 

Transition management: Making it personal

Innovation by Nabil Nasr 

Sustaining the food chain

Member Forum by J.P. Purswell 

The PE exam – updated

FOCUS

This month in IIE news

The December issue includes information about the nominees for open positions on the IIE Board of Trustees and Technical Operations Board as well as voting process details. Nominees were asked the following question: If you are elected, how will you make things better for industrial engineers through your position? 

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QUOTE/UNQUOTE

"Sometimes we take for granted that everyone understands how to be nice or how to interact positively with others. That's not necessarily always the case. Sometimes people may not realize that making that sarcastic remark could be interpreted in a more damaging way by others. Just knowing that can be helpful"  

– Russell Johnson, associate professor of management at Michigan State University, discussing workplace incivility in "Incivility can cost you cash," in The Front Line, Page 12.

 MULTIMEDIA

 
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.