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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.

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

Wearable Workflow Needs Health Systems Engineering

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

Presenter: Dr. Chuck Webster, editor and founder, EHR Workflow Inc.

From the original calculator watch to today's Google Glass and smart clothing accessories, wearable technology seeks to weave (sometimes literally!) information technology into everyday life and work, making it pervasive, intimate, and, metaphorically, friction free. Especially promising are applications in healthcare. These, for example, include patient monitors for the well and unwell and wearable user interfaces to health information systems. However, wearable tech will not succeed unless we get its workflows right.

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Industrial Engineering and Sustainability

Presented by Sustainable Development Division
Sept. 18 | 2 p.m. Eastern time

Presenters: John Corliss, vice president, PEER Consultants, and Claire Nelson, Ph.D., chief ideation leader, Sagient Futures LLC

This webinar will be one of a series of webinars offered by the IIE Sustainable Development Division. In this introductory webinar, our presenters will be explaining the vision and mission of the Sustainable Development Division, the purpose of the webinar series the role of industrial engineering in sustainability.  

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The Evolution of Lean - From Cars to Chemicals to Supply Chains and Beyond

Presented by Process Industries Division
Sept. 23 | 2 p.m. Eastern time

Presenter: Peter L. King, president, Lean Dynamics LLC

What is known around the world today as Lean began with Toyota in the 1950s. The tremendous competitive advantage and the dominant business position it has given them has caused more and more manufacturers, supply chains, entire enterprises and nonmanufacturing businesses to try to emulate Toyota.

This presentation will give highlights from that evolution and give examples of how lean principles have been successfully applied to nontraditional areas of application: process industry manufacturing, supply chains and service industries such as healthcare.

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Student Chapter Kick-off for Student Leaders and Faculty Advisors

Presented by VOLT - IIE Regional Operations Board
Sept. 25 | 2 p.m. Eastern time

Presenter: Jennifer Farris, Ph.D., associate professor, Texas Tech University

The beginning of the academic year has arrived, and this webinar is provided to ensure your IIE student chapter meets its goals and your members get the most out of their membership. The IIE Regional Operations Board has prepared and is presenting this webinar.

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In Ergonomics, The Whole Person Matters

Presented by AEC 2015/GOErgo - Open to All
Oct. 16 | 2 p.m. Eastern time

Presenter: Colin G. Drury, Ph.D., professor emeritus, University at Buffalo, SUNY

As ergonomics/human factors (E/HF) practitioners we have become very skilled in addressing a limited range of problems. Mainly we deal with the physical side of the person at work, reducing injuries and physical stresses on the workforce. 

This webinar provides many examples of where the solution went beyond the physical effects on the workforce to find and address true underlying causes. It shows us how to use a broader range of the tools of our discipline to find better practical solutions to better fit the work to the whole person. 

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