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

"After a week of collaborative work, the company's global operations had established the principle that managing the company's 'cost to serve' is not always about making everything cost less. Schaffner and other organizations that take the lean journey must keep mindful of this important concept: In the end-to-end supply chain, lean does not always mean cheap." 

– Bublu Thakur-Weigold and Anthony Lorenzon, in the cover story from the April issue, "Lean is not cheap"

 MULTIMEDIA

 
The best job ever 

The best job ever

Mark Wallace with UPS discusses why his job is the coolest job for an industrial engineer in this December 2014 Web exclusive.

Resurrection in Atlanta 

Resurrection in Atlanta

Members of the IIE Atlanta Chapter appear in this October 2014 video to discuss the value of a revitalizing the chapter.

Training humanitarian IEs 

Training humanitarian IEs

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