Industrial Engineer Engineering and Management Solutions at Work

May 2012    |    Volume: 44    |    Number: 5

The member magazine of the Institute of Industrial Engineers

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FEATURES

A lean, green, school bus making machine 

The evolution of Thomas Built Buses shows how greenfield development can become an environmental and business superstar
By Michael Hughes

Focus on the families 

Creating the right product groupings makes everything flow better
By Kirk Bolton

Let my patients flow 

Lean diminishes gridlock at Central Baptist Hospital
By Jamie Jenkins and Paula Gisler

Scattering scapegoats 

Project success or failure shouldn’t rest solely on IT’s shoulders
By Lance Latham

FRONT LINE

Top stories in this month's industrial engineering news

  • Digital manufacturing company makes life-size statue of Thomas Jefferson
  • Mizzou Hydrogen Car Team competes in Shell Eco-Marathon
  • Study: Therapy for employment issues gets patients on the job sooner
  • Uncommon IE: Bandleader plays some jazz with his IE skills
  • Southeastern Louisiana University plans to drop commercial electricity for green energy
  • Tech analyst gives advice on raising a "normal" child from within "geek" culture
  • Book of the month: Six Sigma Green Belt, Round 2: Making Your Next Project Better Than the Last One by Tracy L. Owens

PERSPECTIVES

Performance by Kevin McManus

Teary eyes, baseball and analysis awakening

Management by Paul Engle 

Can there be privacy online?

Health Systems by D. Junell Scheeres 

Patient-centered healthcare in practice

Manufacturing by Paul Templin

Live lean or die

Systems Engineering by Adedeji Badiru 

A systems view of military operations

FOCUS

This month in IIE news

The May issue features a calendar of events taking place at this month's IIE Annual Conference and Expo 2012; a review of the Applied Ergonomics Conference in Nashville; nomination details for open IIE leadership positions; new information about Best Practices in Ergonomics Applied to Retail and Distribution; and the winning team from Texas in the National Engineers Week’s Future City competition.

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QUOTE/UNQUOTE

"For 22 years, I did not know that significant chunks of the syllabi of some core IE courses have been rendered obsolete by the industrial engineering developed and practiced by Toyota. This 'real' industrial engineering needs to replace current IE curricula." 

– Shahrukh A. Irani, from the cover story in the September issue, "What I should have taught"

 MULTIMEDIA

Training humanitarian IEs 

Training humanitarian IEs
IE
 interviews the three co-directors of Georgia Tech’s Center for Health and Humanitarian Logistics.