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Dear SEMS members,While the ongoing elections for a new SEMS president-elect and two new board members announce the end of an exciting service year, the current SEMS leadership is more than happy to introduce you to our latest service improvement: the society's redesigned website. Designed to provide our members fast access to the content they are looking for, the website is aimed at becoming your home base and virtual center of excellence for engineering and management systems.
With improvements throughout, the new website provides a great overview of the full range of products and services that we are offering.
Whether you are looking for Tools and Resources, carefully selected by an impressive group of topic leaders, recognized for their expertise and long history of service to the society, or simply want to stay tuned on upcoming training opportunities, webinars or SEMS-sponsored conference activities, a few simple clicks on the SEMS website will route you to the required information. More from the president
SEMS board election now open - Let your voice be heardThe SEMS Board elections are currently in progress. Each member received an email ballot for choosing two Board Directors and the President-Elect. If you haven't voted yet, it's not too late! Voting ends on Friday, May 18. Support your society and let your voice be heard!
2012 SEMS Management Award Winner AnnouncedThe SEMS Management award recognizes an IIE/SEMS member who is distinguished in the practice of management and industrial engineering. It is our pleasure to announce Dr. Sreekanth Ramakrishnan from IBM as the winner of the 2012 SEMS Management Award. The award will be formally presented at the SEMS Town Hall Meeting (5:15 p.m. Monday, May 21, 2012) at the Annual IIE Conference.
Click here to read about Dr. Ramakrishnan's contributions to engineering management and industrial engineering.
As you may know, SEMS is currently executing a strategic initiative to improve its website content and make our large knowledge base of selected books, papers and presentations from various conferences available to all our members. More about new SEMS website
If you haven't heard a SEMS webinar, it's not too late! SEMS has offered a variety of webinars from Staying Lean by Peter Hines, winner of the Shingo Prize, to series on Creativity and Transformational Change, to Student oriented webinars such as Getting Your EM Research Published. Check out webinars you have missed here (click on Engineering Management button on right hand side of page).
2012 Industrial and Systems Engineering Research Conference - Engineering Management UpdateThe Engineering Management Track at the 2012 Industrial and Systems Engineering Research Conference (ISERC) once again will offer many learning and networking opportunities to attendees. Click here for track highlights.
2012 Applied Solutions Conference - Engineering Management UpdateThe Engineering Management Track at Applied Solutions is offering sessions from Monday afternoon through Wednesday morning. Plan on attending great presentations. More info
2012 SEMS Best Student Paper Winner AnnouncedThe annual SEMS Student Technical Paper Competition recognizes three highly qualified students with diverse universities and experiences. The competition is sponsored by Transformation Systems Inc. Click here for this year's winners.
SEMS Student Initiatives Activities during the IIE Annual Conference and ExpoThe Student Initiatives committee will be hosting two events during the annual conference. Click here to read about these events.
SEMS Student WebinarsThe SEMS Student Initiatives Committee hosted two webinars in April: "Research in an Engineering Management Career" led by Dr. George Waters of George Washington University and "Getting Your Research Published, What Not To Do..." led Dr. Toni Doolen of Oregon State University. One webinar was held in May - "Getting Your Research Published" by Dr. Srinivas Talluri of Michigan State University.
Click here to view presentations and recordings of these webinars.
The IIE's first Enterprise Transformation Conference was held April 3-4 in Atlanta. The conference covered all key aspects of organization transformation from the time when leaders decide that transformation is necessary to its successful completion. Click here to view two noteworthy presentations from the conference.
Elizabeth Cudney, SEMS board director and chair of the SEMS student committee, and Toni Doolen, SEMS member and ISERC Engineering Management Track Co-Chair, were awarded the IIE Lean Teaching Award. The award will be presented at the Annual Conference.
Eileen Van Aken, SEMS Past-President and ISERC Engineering Management Track Co-Chair, was elected technical vice president, technical operations on the IIE Board. Eileen Van Aken
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Industrial Management is the official publication of IIE's Society for Engineering and Management Systems. It serves those who are in management or expect to be there soon.
Managing Performance in Turbulent Times: Analytics and Insight
Authors: Professor Andy Neely, Director of the Cambridge Service Alliance and Ed BarrowsPublished by: John Wiley & Sons, 2011
Hard Cover, 277 pages, U.S. $49.95
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