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Thank you for your interest in IIE's webinars. These free one-hour presentations by knowledgeable professionals and experienced volunteers provide deeper insight into topics and issues involving industrial engineers and industrial engineering-related disciplines.

Most of these webinars are only accessible by IIE members. Those that are open to the public are so noted. To view many of our recordings, you may need to download this codec if the recording does not automatically start. To watch the recordings, users must be able to view Windows Media Files.

IIE members and others qualified to view designated webinars can also review the webinar archive and access past presentations.

A Systems Approach to Healthcare

Presented by Society for Health Systems - Open to All
Oct. 28 | 2 p.m. Eastern time

Presenter: Kevin Nortrup, principal, Sugar Creek Solutions

Healthcare today is a system of systems, operating within still larger systems. Not surprisingly, complex (and often unarticulated) interdependencies can lead to unintended consequences and unforeseen complications. Ad-hoc integration of products and subsystems – individually optimized but not holistically complementary – often causes projects to be overdue, over budget and under-performing.

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Ergonomics and the Changing Workforce

Presented by AEC 2015/GoErgo - Open to All
Oct. 30 | 2 p.m. Eastern time

Presenter: Stephen D. Hudock, Ph.D., CSP, NIOSH

This webinar will look at recent changes in worker demographics and characteristics that affect the workplace and how ergonomic principles can be used to address these issues to increase worker safety and productivity. Topics will include the aging workforce, a new application of the Revised NIOSH Lifting Equation to accommodate pregnant workers, and current workplace programs to consider the attributes and abilities of individual workers.

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The Pathway to Obtaining a Professional Engineering License

Presented by IE/PE Development Committee - Open to All
Nov. 4 | 2 p.m. Eastern time

Presenters: Joseph B. Michels, Ph.D. and Michael Graul, Ph.D.

Discover the importance of becoming a licensed professional engineer and how the successful completion of the process can affect your career. Learn the ropes from two leading industrial engineers who can offer insight and advice to help keep your career and professional goals on track.

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SHS Annual Business Meeting

Presented by Society for Health Systems
Nov. 6 | 2 p.m. Eastern time

Presenter: Ron McDate, president, SHS Board of Directors 

This year, the SHS Board has decided that, rather than its usual time at the annual conference, we will be conducting the annual SHS Business Meeting via webinar. In this session, members will receive an update on the status of the society, as well as recent accomplishments and future direction as determined by the board of directors.

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Use Lean and Six Sigma to Reduce Electricity at a Large Manufacturing Facility

Presented by Sustainable Development Division
Dec. 2 | 2 p.m. Eastern time

Presenter: Brion Hurley, principal lean consultant, Rockwell Collins

Learn how Lean and Six Sigma techniques were used to assist a large manufacturing facility with electricity reduction. A top-down statistical regression analysis was used to identify focus areas, and a bottoms-up "Go and See" event format was used to engage employees in seeing energy waste.

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Developing Local Lean Champions

Presented by Society for Health Systems
Dec. 9 | 2 p.m. Eastern time

Presenters: Kevin DeHority and Brendon Weil, University of Michigan Health System (UMHS)

Departments within the University of Michigan Health System utilizing lean process improvement and practical problem solving techniques have shown to have statistically significant higher employee engagement scores and report they feel better equipped to continuously improve their local processes. This presentation will walk you through an experiment the University of Michigan Health System ran to systematically develop local lean champions throughout the organization.

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