IIE Annual Conference & Expo 2016
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Colleagues: Welcome to your 2014 IIE Annual Conference - Applied Solutions tracks.

For those who may not know, the IIE Annual Conference has two primary conference tracks. The Industrial and Systems Engineering Research Conference (ISERC) is focused on academia and the Applied Solutions (A/S) is focused on topics related to industry. Both tracks have similarities and both tracks are also unique which tailors to our dynamic membership. As the Applied Solutions 2014 Conference Chair, I am excited to advise that we reviewed nearly 200 presentation submissions to fill three days of sessions being held in rooms 510a and 511a through 511f.

Within these three days, members will have the ability to select sessions from a dynamic list of groups. These groups include industry representatives from:

  • Aerospace & Defense
  • Computer & Information Systems
  • Construction
  • Engineering Management
  • Ergonomics
  • Healthcare Systems
  • IAB – Industry Advisory Board and YP – Young Professionals
  • Latin American
  • Lean
  • Operations Research
  • Process Industries
  • Quality & Reliability
  • Simulation
  • Supply Chain & Service Engineering
  • Sustainability 
  • Systems Engineering
  • Work Systems

Within each industry group we will have multiple conference sessions that range from highly engaging industry panel discussions on current topics to "how-to," sessions related to soft skills for IEs advancement, as well as others around hard analytical skills. Within all our Applied Solutions sessions, the common theme is to provide value to our professional members by presenting quality presentations to help them be better industrial engineers.

We encourage you to become an active participant within this conference, challenge yourself to look into something different, and expand on your own skills as an industrial engineer. We believe that each of us attending is an industrial engineer for life and by your active attendance, you contribute to the improvement of our profession.

Looking forward to hearing you share your positive experiences with others.

All the best,

Kazuo 'Kaz' Takeda
2014 IIE Applied Solutions Conference Chair