June 2014 |   Volume: 46 |   Number: 6
The member magazine of the Institute of Industrial Engineers
Social media analytics can help businesses and governments figure out where to deploy their resources By Keith Thompson, Bichen Zheng, Sang Won Yoon, Sarah Lam and Nathan Gnanasambandam
Safely lifting, pushing and pulling can keep your materials – and workers – flowing smoothly By Christy Lotz
The America Invents Act has inventors racing toward the patent office By Basil M. Angelo
Targeted value stream maps accelerate the improvement process By Terence T. Burton
Don't fear the 'I' word
Time for alignment?
Why forecast the past?
Industrial development vs. sustainability
Five characteristics of effective teams
The June issue includes information about the lessons learned by an IIE Young Professional; dates and details for the International IIE Conference in Spain; the list of speakers for the Best Practices in Preparing Healthcare Organizations for the Future virtual conference; the benefits for attendees to join the Engineering Lean and Six Sigma Conference 2014 pre-conference workshops; a list of recognized diplomates for 2014 by the Society for Health Systems; and the list of industrial engineering heavyweights appearing at the Institute of Industrial Engineers Asian Conference 2014.
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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.