Upcoming Webinars

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.

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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. 4 | 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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A Fuzzy Logic-Based Approach for Handling Uncertain Component EOL Options

Presented by Manufacturing & Design Division
Dec. 11 | 2 p.m. Eastern time

Presenters: Gül E. Kremer, Ph.D., and Junfeng Ma, Pennsylvania State University

Today, companies must consider sustainability in addition to other primary requirements (e.g., cost savings) as well as outside constraints (e.g., environmental protection). End-of-life (EOL) option has emerged as a critical factor in sustainability. However, determining EOL options at the product design stage is complicated. For example, design-stage EOL options for most retired product components are various and change with geographic location.

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How ThedaCare Created Its Own Management System

Presented by HSPI Conference/SHS - Open to All
Dec. 16 | 2 p.m. Eastern time

Presenter: Kim Barnas, author and faculty, ThedaCare Center for Healthcare Value

Hospitals have been relying on heroics and firefighting to save the day, resulting in a lot of people putting safety and quality at risk while increasing costs. Facing the need to improve, some have bravely turned to lean thinking. But this new way of thinking is incompatible with the old top-down, hero-based system of management that presides in today’s healthcare culture.

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Industrial Engineering in Supply Chain & Logistics

Presented by Logistics & Supply Chain Division
Jan. 29 | 2 p.m. Eastern time

Presenter: Stuart McAvoy, manager customer solutions group, UPS

This presentation will be a high level overview of implementation of work standards to increase supply chain and logistics efficiency.

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