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Industrial Engineer Engineering and Management Solutions at Work

March 2014    |    Volume: 46    |    Number: 3

The member magazine of the Institute of Industrial Engineers

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Get your office moving

Office ergonomics and good health involve a range of motions, not just new furniture
By Michael Hughes 

Costly supply chain disruptions

Intelligent software helps make supply chains resilient to disruption
By Denis Hübner, Tobias Larsson, Stephan M. Wagner and Andrea Christ 

Get more from the future

Modeling productivity spreads understanding throughout the entire organization
By Timothy Stansfield, Ronda Massey and David Jamison 

It's not intuition

Work measurement drives success, but slapdash application can amplify problems
By Ryan Burge and Lucas Rice


Top stories in this month's industrial engineering news

  • Researchers find arm supports help relieve pressures of computer use
  • Clarkston University team finds new method of boarding to be quicker, cost-effective
  • Innovation, cheaper energy boost plastics manufacturing sector 5.7 percent
  • Meta-analysis shows narcissism among leadership must come in just the right doses
  • Florida professor adds fine arts to engineering design courses
  • '123456' takes top spot in list of terrible security codes
  • Book of the month: Human Work Productivity: A Global Perspective, edited by Shrawan Kumar, Anil Mital and Arunkumar Pennathur 


Performance by Kevin McManus

Here's your sign

Management by Paul Engle

Safeguarding your data

Health Systems by Amanda Mewborn

Simulation in healthcare

Innovation by Nabil Nasr

Energy innovation will drive production

Member Forum by Khaled Mabrouk

What are we? Operational engineers


This month in IIE news

The March issue includes information about the keynote speakers for the IIE Annual Conference and Expo 2014; the professional goal's of this year's New Face of Engineering for IIE; abstract and paper submission details and upcoming deadlines for three IIE conferences; a reminder about registration for the Applied Ergonomics Conference set for March 24-27; the results of this year's IIE elections; and details about the first virtual conference from IIE's Process Industries Division.

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"Sometimes we take for granted that everyone understands how to be nice or how to interact positively with others. That's not necessarily always the case. Sometimes people may not realize that making that sarcastic remark could be interpreted in a more damaging way by others. Just knowing that can be helpful."  

– Russell Johnson, associate professor of management at Michigan State University, discussing workplace incivility in "Incivility can cost you cash," in The Front Line section of the December issue


The best job ever 

The best job ever

Mark Wallace with UPS discusses why his job is the coolest job for an industrial engineer in this December 2014 Web exclusive.

Resurrection in Atlanta 

Resurrection in Atlanta

Members of the IISE Atlanta Chapter appear in this October 2014 video to discuss the value of a revitalizing the chapter.

Training humanitarian IEs 

Training humanitarian IEs

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