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About the division

The Lean Division collaborates with IIE to support the mission of the institute, provide member value and promote the entire discipline. Members of this division are interested in advancing their knowledge of lean practices across industry domain. Focus areas include healthcare process improvements, non-traditional lean implementations, use of six sigma and value engineering methods as well as critical thought leadership on various strategic, operational and organizational initiatives. The division members host the annual lean best practice award, the lean teaching award and the lean student paper competition. The lean division is perceived as the voice of technical specialty by developing, maintaining and disseminating a body of technical knowledge in domain of lean and continuous improvement practices.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Lean Division shall be to support its members by fostering networks, offering programs and maintaining resources that represent their core competencies and/or areas of specialized practice. Read the bylaws.


  • Develop, maintain and disseminate a body of technical knowledge.
  • Provide a forum for technical networking.
  • Be perceived as the voice of the technical specialty.
  • Collaborate with IIE to support the mission of the Institute, provide member value and promote the discipline.
  • Work with the Networking Leadership Council to establish a set of metrics that track Society & Division activities.

Meet the IIE Lean Division Board of Directors!

Click here to view pictures and details.

Conference Track Chairs

ISERC: Hung-Da Wan, David Cochran

Applied Solutions: Laurence Clements, Rajesh Joshi

Best Practice Award Chair: MD Sarder

Teaching Award Chair: Fazleena Badurdeen

Student Paper Competition Chair: Ahad Ali

Join us!

Sign up online at www.iienet.org/myiie and select "Update your member record."

Lean Activities at the IIE Annual Conference - Nashville, Tennessee

Get involved and be part of the action. Please join us at 11 a.m. Sunday, May 31 in Room 109 and participate in the judging of the finalists as they present their entries in the Applied Solutions Best Practices award competition. View all Lean activities at the IIE Annual Conference in Nashville.

Student Career Development

Watch out for this year's Student Career Development Panel Discussion at the 2015 Annual Conference!
The student population is the future of the Institute of Industrial Engineers, and to ensure that the special interests of the large undergraduate and graduate student body is recognized, the 2015 conference will include the second Student Career Development Panel Discussion. More about the panel discussion 

Connect with the LinkedIn IIE Lean Division group!

The IIE Lean Division now has a LinkedIn group up and running! Our group is a subgroup of the IIE LinkedIn group and is a great place to network, learn and share virtually with other lean practitioners from various backgrounds and across different industries. We have nearly 400 members and are looking forward to welcoming more members. If you have not yet joined the group – click here to do so. Read quick tips on making this group a value-added resource for everyone.

Submit an article

The Lean Division is searching for new material to provide to its membership. See your article in the newsletter and on the website. The Lean Division Board of Directors strongly believes the newsletter and website provide a valuable service to our membership. Submitting an article 

IIE Blogs: Read the latest blog and add your comments: IIE Supporting Advancement of Young Engineers 

Ask the Expert: Lean

Question: How do I convince my leaders and associates to practice lean? Answer 

Lean Division Board
Volunteer leadership is the heart of IIE and its technical divisions. Contact Fazleena Badurdeen to find out how you can get involved.