Industrial Engineer Engineering and Management Solutions at Work

July 2011    |    Volume: 43    |    Number: 7

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Keeping employees alive and well

Keeping employees alive and well

The roles of industrial engineers have expanded over the years, and IEs have been involved in fields ranging from production floors to hospital operating rooms. But safety engineering, or occupational safety and health engineering to be exact, is a field that needs IEs more than ever.
By Farman A. Moayed

Sikhing destiny

Sikhing destiny 

Spc. Simranpreet “Singh” Lamba came to the United States in 2006 to further his education. But within just a few years, the industrial engineer turned down lucrative corporate offers to follow his dream of becoming a "saint soldier," largely thanks to a religious exemption that allowed him to maintain his Sikh faith while serving the U.S. Army.
By Michael Hughes

Workforce planning the systems way

Workforce planning the systems way 

Several U.S. cities are laying off first responders and other essential workers or forcing them to operate under furlough to reduce operational costs. Strategies like this may briefly help an enterprise, but effective workforce planning is necessary to avoid ongoing negative ramifications.
By Shrikant Jarugumilli and Scott E. Grasman

100 years of project planning

100 years of project planning 

Businesses are shifting from doing, producing and product improvement to the more mental emphasis on planning, reasoning and creating. This article is organized around the most-need-to-be-understood entities of project planning.
By Richard Muther and Gerald Nadler

Energizing continuous improvement

Energizing continuous improvement 

Operations that do not manage their energy costs effectively may not manage other major expenses effectively. But there can be an immediate ROI with the right plan to reduce energy consumption for quantifiable improvement.
By John Preston



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