Industrial Engineer Engineering and Management Solutions at Work

June 2011    |    Volume: 43    |    Number: 6

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Kevin McManus 

Performance by Kevin McManus

Constrained by competition
Competition can be stifling, but it also can be motivating. How can it be leveraged in work systems to encourage desired behaviors and discourage undesired behaviors? How can it promote cohesion instead of organizational fragmentation?

Paul Engle 

Management by Paul Engle

Crunch time
The vast majority of IT projects fail to meet stated objectives on time and on budget, so it is imperative to have a good plan that anticipates the unexpected as well as committed staff and stakeholders who can respond quickly.

D. Junell Scheeres 

Health Systems by D. Junell Scheeres

Can costs be 'managed' into control?
Good managerial skills will not be enough to drive healthcare costs down. But IEs have the tools to make that happen, offering leaders a holistic approach to assess those costs as well as optimize processes and evaluate investments.

Nabil Nasr 

Innovation by Nabil Nasr

Real-world remanufacturing
Reman is emerging as a vital factor in sustainable production. The domestic reman industry is larger, more diverse and contributes more to the economy than most realize or appreciate.

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