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Industrial Engineer Engineering and Management Solutions at Work

July 2015    |    Volume: 47    |    Number: 7

The member magazine of the Institute of Industrial Engineers

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Making practice perfect in performing arts

An IE brings perfection to scheduling practice at The Juilliard School
By Adam Gagan 

The ins and outs of industrial and systems engineering

IIE President James E. Moore discusses the abundant opportunities for today's students

Manufacturing documentation issues

Choosing the wrong documentation process can waste time and money
By Robert W. McClure 

Every employee, every interaction, every day

Internal processes have a hefty effect on your company's reputation
By George F. Brown Jr. 

Rallying behind lean

Victaulic's transformation took years of hard work
By Dina Manoway 


Top stories in this month's industrial engineering news

  • Researchers take leadership lessons from The Transformers
  • China wants restructuring to promote innovation, technology
  • Charging stations reduce time, eliminate cables from powering electric vehicle
  • Unmanned aerial vehicles boost corporate sustainability programs
  • Bar Association panel discusses process improvement for corporate legal
  • New process could jump-start industrial production of nanomaterials
  • Report: Automotive industry needs to develop talent to fill gap
  • Even advocates are creeped out by push for embedded, ingestible devices
  • Book of the month: Value Stream Mapping for the Process Industries by Peter L. King and Jennifer S. King


Performance by Kevin McManus

Lessons from the folded cup

Management by Paul Engle

Cycle time reduction speeds up service

Health Systems by Amanda Mewborn

Multidisciplinary problem-solving

Supply Chain by Jim Tompkins

Reinventing your supply chain


This month in IIE news

The July issue includes a list of award recipients recognized at the IIE Annual Conference and Expo 2015 in Nashville, an IIE volunteer finds getting involved translates directly into his life as a Young Professional, a roster of elected and appointed leaders for IIE's societies and divisions, and some details about sessions and speakers at the IIE Lean and Six Sigma Conference in September.

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July 2015

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"It's pretty easy to kind of just run a mental simulation of Optimus Prime and say I'm going to value my subordinates' health, lives, opinions, and try to do what’s best for them while striving for our greater good and our bigger goal." 

– Seth M. Spain, assistant professor of organizational behavior at Binghamton University, on how fantasy stories can shape perceptions of successful leadership in The Front Line from the July issue


The best job ever 

The best job ever

Mark Wallace with UPS discusses why his job is the coolest job for an industrial engineer in this December 2014 Web exclusive.

Resurrection in Atlanta 

Resurrection in Atlanta

Members of the IIE Atlanta Chapter appear in this October 2014 video to discuss the value of a revitalizing the chapter.

Training humanitarian IEs 

Training humanitarian IEs

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