January 2014 |   Volume: 46 |   Number: 1
The member magazine of the Institute of Industrial Engineers
IEs on the front lines rescue AIDS patients, advance manufacturing and tackle povertyBy David Brandt, Monica Elliott and Michael Hughes
Don’t leave shutdown decisions in the hands of production By Merwan B. Mehta
Using the right metrics yields manufacturers a wealth of improvement opportunities By Kenneth Gram
True success usually comes from changed mental stances, not methodologies or mechanisms By Altyn Clark
Artifacts of culture
Saving the dogs
The mentorship difference
Defining an optimal supply chain
Take the final step
The January issue includes information about the upcoming healthcare and ergonomics conferences from SHS and GOErgo, respectively; dates and locations of the IIE university regional conferences; an annual donation from UPS that helps honor excellence and assists young engineers in starting along their career path; details about the pre-conference workshops ahead of the IIE Annual Conference and Expo 2014; entry details for an NCEES prize awarded to engineering programs that partner students with professional engineers; and the deadline for the annual YouTube Contest sponsored by IIE's Industry Advisory Board.
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"Alibaba soon will either be your biggest competitor or your biggest ally. It’s up to you to decide."
– James Tompkins, from his Supply Chain column in the October issue
Training humanitarian IEs
IE interviews the three co-directors of Georgia Tech’s Center for Health and Humanitarian Logistics.