Industrial Engineer Engineering and Management Solutions at Work

October 2011    |    Volume: 43    |    Number: 10

The member magazine of the Institute of Industrial Engineers

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FEATURES

What, why and how 

The importance of statistical thinking for Six Sigma
By K.S. Krishnamoorthi

The beauty of a good model 

At times, analytical modeling can reveal material handling solutions faster than discrete-event simulation
By J. MacGregor Smith

Proper lean accounting 

Eliminating waste isn’t enough; you have to reduce inputs to save money
By Reginald Tomas Yu-Lee

Meeting employee requirements 

Maslow’s hierarchy of needs is still a reliable guide to motivating staff
By Golnaz Sadri and R. Clarke Bowen

FRONT LINE

Top stories in this month's industrial engineering news 

  • Rensselaer professor leads group studying the interdependency of infrastructure systems since the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.
  • Scientists and engineers being encouraged to run for public office.
  • Researchers help improve security at noncommercial airports.
  • Project Exploration boosts long-term interest in science among grade school students.
  • Study: Perceptions of female engineering students differ between races.
  • IE-driven device could improve the insulin test results of individuals with type 1 diabetes.
  • Book of the month: Gemba Walks by Jim Womack

PERSPECTIVES

Performance by Kevin McManus 

Call the VSPA!

Management by Paul Engle 

Incentive compensation

Health Systems by D. Junell Scheeres 

Communicating change

Supply Chain by Rajiv Saxena 

Overcoming barriers to collaboration

FOCUS

This month in IIE news 

The October issue includes news about IIE leadership being recognized with the 2011 David and Lois Belden Leadership Award; the new website for the Engineers Week Future City competition; a preview of the new issue of Industrial Management; the new blog site for the Society of Health Systems; IIE's new Young Professionals group; ways to save through IIE membership; and the new Best Practices conferences taking place in the fall and winter months.

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QUOTE/UNQUOTE

"Alibaba soon will either be your biggest competitor or your biggest ally. It’s up to you to decide." 

– James Tompkins, from his Supply Chain column in the October issue

 MULTIMEDIA

Training humanitarian IEs 

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