Work Systems Division
IIE Work Systems Division members have an interest in the art, science, and practice of designing, implementing, analyzing and improving human-machine systems that work together to produce goods and provide services.
Vote Needed! Election of president-elect
The Work Systems Division is currently conducting the 2013 Election for a President-Elect to serve a three-year term with one year each as President-elect, President, and Immediate Past President. Please participate in the voting. Vote now
You will need your WS/IIE member number to complete this form. If you are not sure what your member number is, we can email it to you.
The election will be open until April 2.
IIE Annual Conference & Expo news and highlights
Attention IIE Annual Conference & Expo and ISERC attendees – on Sunday, May 19, please join the new IIE Work Systems Division in welcoming the following industry representatives and academic professionals as they share with us these highly informative and instructional tutorials on key components of the work systems body of knowledge!
- A tutorial on predetermined motion time systems in work measurement - past, present, and future. Dr. Miguel González, The University of Texas
- A tutorial on developing work measurement systems and work measurement plans. George Bishop, West Monroe Partners
- A tutorial on human error, safety and usability in workplace: theory and application. Dr. Dongjoon Kong, The Boeing Company
- A tutorial on designing a work system for competitive advantage. Richard Elliott, Boeing and Dr. Steve Alter, University of San Francisco
- A tutorial on analysis, optimization, and measures of work systems. Edward S. Pound, Factory Physics
These tutorials will be hands on, instructional tutorials to highlight key aspects of the work systems body of knowledge. Attendees can expect an engaging presentation and dialogue around these topics and will come away with a deeper understanding of the growing field of work systems engineering.
Vision (what we want to become)
- Work Systems Division is to be the leading source for promoting advancements in the science, mathematics, and engineering principles that define work systems.
- The Work Systems Division inspires those with an interest in designing, implementing, analyzing, and improving Work Systems in all environments (terrestrial, subterranean, underwater, atmospheric, outer space, cyberspace, etc.).
Mission (what we are doing today)
- The Work Systems Division primary focus is on defining/establishing a work systems framework and scientific approach to design, standardization, measurement, analysis and optimization.
- We provide professional forums for IIE members, present advanced concepts in work systems theory and application, and define the Work Systems Body of Knowledge.
- Division members actively promote research, discovery, and open dialogue on the science, mathematics, and engineering discipline needed to design, build, operate, and sustain work systems.
- Our efforts stimulate innovation, foster competitiveness, and promote advancements in work systems theory and practice.
Key Markets: (Who is our target audience?)
- Academic Community (Focus is on Fundamental Aspects)
- Industrial Community (Focus is on Improving Productivity/Reducing Cost)
Contributions: (What products or services do we provide to our clients/customers/audience?)
- A theory, a Body of Knowledge, and a support organization.
- A forum for challenging and advancing the Work Systems Body of Knowledge
Distinctions: (What makes our product or service unique, so that the audience will choose us?)
- Our primary focus is on defining/establishing a work systems framework and scientific approach to design, standardization, measurement, analysis, and optimization.
"A work system is a system in which human participants and/or machines perform work using information, technology, and other resources to produce products and/or services for internal or external customers. Typical business organizations contain work systems that procure materials from suppliers, produce and deliver products or services to customers, find customers, create financial reports, hire employees, coordinate work across departments, and perform many other functions.
The work system concept is a common denominator for many types of systems that operate within or across organizations."
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