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Industrial Engineer Engineering and Management Solutions at Work

February 2014    |    Volume: 46    |    Number: 2

The member magazine of the Institute of Industrial Engineers

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FEATURES

Good change

Applying lean improvement tool helps healthcare workers feel like humans, not robots
By Mark Graban 

Strategic driver or unimportant commodity?

Years after its predicted demise as a strategic driver, smaller businesses still differentiate themselves with technological innovation
By Alejandro Cataldo and Robert McQueen 

20/20 foresight

20/20 survey helps organizations discover what needs to change before beginning a major strategic plan
By Joseph Haefner 

Heavy metal capacity

Turning steel coils into residential products at a faster pace
By Raj Sanne

Pulling the market in 2014

Pull systems expand to entire organization as material handling seeks flexibility
By Thomas R. Cutler

FRONT LINE

Top stories in this month's industrial engineering news

  • A Boston hospital's continuous improvement strategies are going systemwide
  • Corporate retail's bottom line benefits from community involvement
  • Heart-like device converts human waste to electricity
  • Study suggests the longer the term, the less the boss focuses on customers
  • Ceramic filtration provides low-cost solution in developing world
  • New driver rules will force logistics operations to change
  • Association of Military Industrial Engineers co-sponsors the Industrial Engineering Academic Genealogy project
  • Book of the month: Management Engineering: A Guide to Best Practices for Industrial Engineering Health Care, edited by Dr. Jean Ann Larson 

PERSPECTIVES

Performance by Kevin McManus

What's your HEPI?

Management by Paul Engle

Game change?

Health Systems by William "Ike" Eisenhauer

Everything possible means nothing useful

Manufacturing by Paul Templin

Common sense for optimization

Systems Engineering by Ricardo Valerdi

System science at IIT Jodhpur

FOCUS

This month in IIE news

The February issue includes information about the Six Sigma Green Belt conference being offered at the Applied Ergonomics Conference 2014; the launch of IIE's redesigned website; early-bird registration rates for the IIE Annual Conference and Expo 2014; new leadership within IIE's Sustainable Development Division; and the availability of content from the 2013 SEMS virtual conference as well as the date for the 2014 virtual conference.

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QUOTE/UNQUOTE

"For 22 years, I did not know that significant chunks of the syllabi of some core IE courses have been rendered obsolete by the industrial engineering developed and practiced by Toyota. This 'real' industrial engineering needs to replace current IE curricula." 

– Shahrukh A. Irani, from the cover story in the September issue, "What I should have taught"

 MULTIMEDIA

Training humanitarian IEs 

Training humanitarian IEs
IE
 interviews the three co-directors of Georgia Tech’s Center for Health and Humanitarian Logistics.