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Young Professionals Schedule

Are you under 35? Take a look at these conference sessions selected for you by IIE's Young Professionals Group! This group was established to identify and serve the needs of members who are college graduates ages 35 and younger, strengthening the connection between young professionals and the IIE community at large.  Identify other Young Professionals by looking for the ribbon on their name badge.

Monday, May 20

What Leaders Look For In Promoting IEs Into Management

8 - 9:15 a.m. – San Cristobal E Room
IAB - Industry Advisory Board Track
Kazuo Takeda, Disneyland Resort

Engaging panel discussion with industry leaders from manufacturing, service and knowledge management who will speak to their experiences and best practices focused on what they look for within candidates that they believe are management candidates. Aspiring industrial engineers will learn from the panel members experience and insight from their different fields of experience.

Using 3D Computer Simulation to Improve Construction Project Planning

11:40 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. – Auditorium
Construction Track
Patrick Cloutier, Patrick Cloutier Conseil

On a construction site, the space available for incoming materials is limited. Trucks have to be unloaded, materials unpacked, inspected, prepared or preassembled. This space constraint adds complexity to the project schedule. Simulation is used to test the schedule and visually identify periods when the material transition area will be full and material delivery would have to be delayed. Changes are quickly identified with the simulation resulting in a significant reduction in planning efforts.

Coaching and Advising Panel Discussion Part I

2 - 3:15 p.m. – San Cristobal E Room
IAB - Industry Advisory Board Track
Majid Abab, The Boeing Company; Majid Abab, Boeing; Dennis Oates, FedEx

A panel discussion on Coaching & Advising junior IE’s by senior IEs. Best coaching & advising practices will be briefly described by representatives from four different companies that are part of IIE’s Industry Advisory Board (IAB). The panel will take questions from the audience and the audience will be encouraged to describe the coaching & advising practices at their company. Following the panel will be an opportunity for Young Professionals to pair up with potential Coaches – for future one-on-one discussions.

Coaching and Advising Panel Discussion Part II

3:30 - 4:45 p.m. – San Cristobal E Room
IAB - Industry Advisory Board Track
Majid Abab, The Boeing Company; Majid Abab, Boeing; Dennis Oates, FedEx

A panel discussion on Coaching & Advising junior IE’s by senior IEs. Best coaching & advising practices will be briefly described by representatives from four different companies that are part of IIE’s Industry Advisory Board (IAB). The panel will take questions from the audience and the audience will be encouraged to describe the coaching & advising practices at their company. Following the panel will be an opportunity for Young Professionals to pair up with potential Coaches – for future one-on-one discussions.

Leading as an Individual 

5 - 5:40 p.m. – San Cristobal E Room
IAB - Industry Advisory Board Track
Patrick Foxworthy, The MITRE Corp.

Being a leader is not defined by a role, job title, or general tasks. This discussion will focus on how all IEs, often as individual contributors, step into and out of leadership positions and the value that these activities provide to their parent organizations. Examples of this type of leadership will be provided to guide the discussion. Attendees can expect to better identify when they are leading as an individual contributor, the associated responsibility, and how to shape future experiences. All are welcome to attend.

Tuesday, May 21

What Are These Things Called Product Wheels - and Why Should I Care?

8 - 9:15 a.m. – San Cristobal B Room
Process Industries Track
Peter King, Lean Dynamics LLC

The presentation will describe a production scheduling methodology called "product wheels." Product Wheels enable one to find the optimum sequence, the optimum campaign length, and the inventory required for each product in a high mix production operation. Examples of Product Wheel applications in process plants will be described.

Young Professionals Board Meeting

3 - 3:30 p.m. – Conference Room 10
Young Professional Event
Patrick Foxworthy, The MITRE Corporation; Alex Bohn, CareLogistics; David Rossi, Apple Inc.

IIE professional members under the age of 35 interested in getting involved with the Young Professionals are welcome to join the Board of Directors to hear more about current initiatives and how to get involved.

From Student to Young Professional

3:55 - 5:05 p.m. – Event and Exhibition Center
Student Track
Alex Bohn, CareLogistics

IAB/YP Social Hour

6:30 - 7:30 p.m. – Oasis Lobby Bar
IAB - Industry Advisory Board Track

Join the IAB and Young Professionals group at the Lobby Bar for networking and sharing of ideas. Attendees are responsible for their own tab.

Wednesday, May 22

Value Streams – The Importance of Understanding Them

8:40 - 9:15 a.m. – San Cristobal G Room
Aerospace and Defense Track
Brian McCarthy, The Boeing Company

There are too many companies out there using the "shotgun" approach when it comes to process improvement or lean. This approach does drive improvements for the company but the question is, are they focusing on the "right" things? In some cases the answer is yes but in other cases they really don’t know. Why don’t they know? It’s because they don’t understand really understand their Value Stream, how everything ties together. This presentation will explain why it is important to understand your value stream so you know you are working on the "right" stuff.

Towards the Development of a Tool Evaluation Survey and Replacement Strategy

9:25 - 10 a.m. – San Cristobal G Room
Aerospace and Defense Track
Katherine Meza, The Boeing Company; Lisa Bruchal, The Boeing Company

The Boeing Test & Evaluation (BT&E) organization has many diverse shops, labs and work areas that use a wide variety of tools. Management is responsible for ensuring that employees have the best tools while maintaining a safe work environment. Therefore, they are constantly facing the challenge of determining which tools should be replaced first. This presentation will focus on the development of a tool evaluation survey and a replacement strategy based on ergonomics design variables.

Reducing Supply Chain Costs by Maximizing Truck Space Utilization

10:05 - 10:40 a.m. – San Cristobal B Room
Supply Chain & Service Engineering Track
Maria Carolina Diaz

The problem Office Depot faces is shipping too many trucks from their crossdocks to their third party distribution partners that are only 50 percent full. It is difficult for directors to control something they are not seeing. By utilizing this management control tool, directors would be able to predict how full those trucks are being sent and make the necessary adjustments to change the behavior of supervisor and associates in order to maximize truck space utilization and, thus, ship less trucks and reduce overall supply chain costs in the long run.

Check out the Young Professionals website for more! http://iieyoungprofessionals.org/ 



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