Up to the task
Industrial engineering is essential to meeting NAE's grand challenges
By Adedeji B. Badiru
It is a systems world. Whatever affects one subsystem of the global infrastructure eventually will percolate through the whole system. In 2008, the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) published the "14 Grand Challenges for Engineering" as a unified platform for exploring collaborative approaches to solving global problems. The challenges have implications for everyone, not just the engineering professions. As such, solution strategies must embrace all disciplines.
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