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Could redesigned subway platforms save lives?
Fast Company: New York officials are considering measures to increase safety and security along its subways.
How 3D printing is set to shake up manufacturing supply chains
The Guardian: Experts predict 3D printing will force traditional manufacturers into only producing specialized products.
Ralph Disney, professor emeritus, dies
Queueing theory scholar was a recipient of IIE's Frank and Lillian Gilbreth Award in 1993.
The 20 occupations with the strongest growth in November
Forbes: Industrial engineering lands among the top five professions with the strongest job growth at +7.59%.
Report: Amazon testing taxi cabs to speed up deliveries
Mashable.com: Amazon has been testing taxi cabs to deliver packages to customers in L.A. and San Francisco.
California port delays hitting holiday sales
PilotOnline.com: Slow-moving cargo sits idle offshore of ports in Los Angeles and Long Beach, creating a bottleneck.
Falling oil prices could affect manufacturing, automobile industries
This NPR interview discusses the impact plunging oil prices have on manufacturers and consumers.
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EVENTS & TRAINING
DEC
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  Use Lean and Six Sigma to Reduce Electricity at a Large Manufacturing Facility
Webinar

DEC
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  Work Measurement
Norcross, GA - 2 Days

DEC
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  Developing Local Lean Champions
Webinar

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  Lean Six Sigma Green Belt for Healthcare - Birmingham, AL
Birmingham, AL - 5 Days

DEC
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  Six Sigma Green Belt for Process Improvement
Norcross, GA - 3 Days

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  Six Sigma Green Belt for Healthcare
Webinar

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  How ThedaCare Created Its Own Management System
Webinar



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The best job ever 

Web exclusive: The best job ever
Mark Wallace, recently promoted to president of global logistics and distribution at UPS, served as vice president of U.S. domestic industrial engineering at the company during the planning for this year's peak holiday season. Watch him share why his job is the coolest job for an industrial engineer. Read more about Wallace and UPS in "Ready to deliver," the cover story of the December 2014 issue of Industrial Engineer.


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INDUSTRIAL ENGINEER MAGAZINE
Industrial Engineer - December 2014   

Industrial Engineer is the member magazine of IIE. The monthly publication provides information for readers to enhance their career capabilities, improve their organizations’ performance and advance the development of the profession. 





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