Industrial Engineer Engineering and Management Solutions at Work

March 2013    |    Volume: 45    |    Number: 3

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Performance by Kevin McManus

Industrial Engineer’s monthly column about performance improvement (March 2013) 

Stepping up our IE impact

Over the last few months, we have endured more than our fair share of sports dynasty debates and comparisons. I find it interesting that a head coach from a proven college basketball sports dynasty of the past – John Wooden’s UCLA Bruins – and one from a budding college football sports dynasty – Nick Saban from Alabama – have something in common with industrial engineering. Like IEs, both coaches have a strong process versus outcome preference.

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