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Upcoming Webinars

Thank you for your interest in IISE'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 IISE 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.

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

The Bad Ergonomics of Order Fulfillment in the Retail Industry
Presented by AEC GOErgo Conference Committee - OPEN TO ALL
May 5 | 2 p.m. Eastern time 

Presenter: James J. Galante, chairman, EASE Council

This webinar deals with ways to implement better manual handling devices throughout the process which can improve the ergonomics, reduce much of this stress on the employee, while increasing their efficiency and productivity. In addition, innovative use of these devices can be the key to leveraging the core LEAN value of eliminating waste.

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Algenol Biofuels Process: Sustainable Production of Ethanol

Presented by Sustainable Development Division
May 12 | 2 p.m. Eastern time

Presenter: Kofi Dalrymple, Ph.D., associate director, Algenol 

Algenol is a global, industrial biotechnology company that is commercializing its patented algae technology platform for production of ethanol using proprietary cyanobacteria, sunlight, carbon dioxide and saltwater. The technology is designed to utilize the output CO2 stream from industrial sources to produce fuel.  

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Safety & Health and Wellness: Enhancing Our Safety Culture Through Collaboration

Presented by AEC GOErgo Conference Committee - OPEN TO ALL
June 2 | 2 p.m. Eastern time 

Presenters: Anthony Banks, Steven Wish and Kim Silbaugh, Lockheed Martin’s Corporate Energy, Environment, Safety and Health (EESH)

As companies work to promote a safer and healthier workforce, ever-emerging evidence is making it clear that work-related risk factors for occupational injury and health factors beyond the workplace may often work in concert to produce many of the safety and health outcomes that confront today’s workers and their families. 

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Shipping Cost Optimization Using IBM's InBalance Cloud Solution

Presented by Computer & Information Systems Division (CIS)
June 7 | 2 p.m. Eastern time

Presenters: Xuan Liu, Ph.D., research manager, IBM TJ Watson Research and Dahai Xing, Ph.D., research staff, IBM Research Yorktown Heights

This webinar will focus on how IBM's cloud based InBalance optimization solution can be utilized to minimize e-commerce shipping costs during order sourcing and scheduling process. We will discuss the usage of node specific carriers, carrier rate cards and transit days, regional carriers, node shipping capacity and order backlog and how InBalance enables Sterling OMS and other order management systems to make the best possible sourcing decisions. 

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Applying the Formula for Change to Sustain LSS Improvement

Presented by ELSS Conference Program Committee - OPEN TO ALL
June 16 | 2 p.m. Eastern time

Presenter: Mark Nestle, global director of productivity, Praxair Corporatation

This webinar applies the author’s LSS and quality improvement experience that created an adaption to the Gleicher/Dannemiller “Formula for Change”. Focus is on its simple elegance and robustness. Starting with the origin and history of the Gleicher/Dannemiller formula. 

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