September 2014 |   Volume: 46 |   Number: 9
The member magazine of the Institute of Industrial Engineers
Former IE professor finds out what practitioners really needBy Shahrukh A. Irani
By Alaa Elwany
By Brion Hurley, Carolyn McArtor and Cal Van’t Land
Sometimes, health systems engineers fall in love with tools at the expense of humansBy Lou Keller
For maximum benefit, value stream maps should include cost informationBy Christopher D. Chapman
Wowing customers beats tricking them
The seven deadly sins of project management
A perfect call to action
The why of 'decoupling'
The September issue includes a volunteer spotlight on a consultant who enjoys encouraging youth to follow IE disciplines; insight on two panel sessions set for the Engineering Lean & Six Sigma Conference 2014; the passing of two IIE leaders; a list of new officers and board members among IIE's Societies and Divisions; details about the first-ever Society for Health Systems Student Simulation Competition; a call for applications in the 2015 New Faces of Engineering-Professional program; the abstract deadline for the Applied Ergonomics Conference 2015; and deadlines for students, researchers, practitioners and academics who wish to compete for IIE honors, awards and scholarships.
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“Focus and repetition are key strategies to maximize the value we get from our training time investments."
– Kevin McManus, a performance improvement coach and contributor for the performance column in ISE
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.