October 2011 |   Volume: 43 |   Number: 10
The member magazine of the Institute of Industrial Engineers
The importance of statistical thinking for Six SigmaBy K.S. Krishnamoorthi
At times, analytical modeling can reveal material handling solutions faster than discrete-event simulationBy J. MacGregor Smith
Eliminating waste isn’t enough; you have to reduce inputs to save moneyBy Reginald Tomas Yu-Lee
Maslow’s hierarchy of needs is still a reliable guide to motivating staffBy Golnaz Sadri and R. Clarke Bowen
Call the VSPA!
Overcoming barriers to collaboration
The October issue includes news about IIE leadership being recognized with the 2011 David and Lois Belden Leadership Award; the new website for the Engineers Week Future City competition; a preview of the new issue of Industrial Management; the new blog site for the Society of Health Systems; IIE's new Young Professionals group; ways to save through IIE membership; and the new Best Practices conferences taking place in the fall and winter months.
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"The fact is that every situation is not really that unique, and believing so only adds to unnecessary complexity."
– Sidhartha S. Padhi and Kamil J. Mizgier, from their feature in the December issue, "The KISS of better models"
Mark Wallace with UPS discusses why his job is the coolest job for an industrial engineer in this December 2014 Web exclusive.
Members of the IIE Atlanta Chapter appear in this October 2014 video to discuss the value of a revitalizing the chapter.
IE interviews the three co-directors of Georgia Tech’s Center for Health and Humanitarian Logistics.