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What a success! The third annual IIE Society for Engineering and Management Systems (SEMS) Student Technical Paper Competition launched in 2011 garnered numerous submissions from highly qualified students with diverse universities and experiences.

Thanks to Transformation Systems Inc., we are pleased to announce the 2013 Society for Engineering and Management Systems (SEMS) Student Paper Competition winners. Transformation Systems Inc. is an executive strategies and management systems engineering firm which specializes in transformational leadership dedicated to making organizations leaner, faster, better and smarter. TSI sponsored the student competition for papers and projects demonstrating or describing the use of management and industrial engineering tools and techniques for achieving bold goals. The papers demonstrate or describe the use of techniques which improve productivity and quality through effective and economical managerial techniques and philosophies.

We are pleased to announce the following winners: 

First Place

"An Agile Distribution Strategy for Improving On Time Delivery"
Andrea Cabrera, Leticia Ceballos & Lorena Tamez
Departamento de Ingeniería
Universidad de Monterrey 

Second Place

"Understanding the Design Impacts Among LEED Certification Credits"
William Gillis
Engineering Management and Systems Engineering
Missouri University of Science and Technology

Third Place

"Systems Engineering Application in an Engineering Design Build Firm"
Carl Kirpes
Iowa State University

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