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A best practice is a method, process, activity, incentive, or reward that is believed to be more effective at delivering a particular outcome than any other technique, method, or process, when applied to a particular condition or circumstance. They are the processes, practices, and systems identified in public and private organizations that performed exceptionally well and are widely recognized as improving an organization's performance and efficiency in specific areas.

IIE’s Best Practices conferences showcase the leaders in the application of industrial engineering, ergonomics, supply chain management, and healthcare improvement.

If you can’t make the entire program, you’ll be able to view the recordings a few weeks after the conference once all of the files are uploaded and available online. 

IIE’s Process Industries Division (PID) is hosting a virtual conference. This flexible educational opportunity was developed to be an opportunity for professionals and students with a particular interest or focus in the process engineering industry to share ideas and learn new methods without the need for travel.

The process industries are those industries where the primary production processes are either continuous, or occur on a batch of materials that is indistinguishable. For example, a food processing company making sauce may make the sauce in a continuous, uninterrupted flow from receipt of ingredients through packaging. Or batches may be produced depending on the cook kettle sizes but immediately combined and re-routed. In either case, there is no concept of a unit of sauce while it is being processed.

Examples of the process industries include food, beverages, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, petroleum, ceramics, base metals, coal, plastics, rubber, textiles, tobacco, wood and wood products, paper and paper products, etc.

Click here to learn more about IIE's Process Industries Division.