Industrial Engineer Engineering and Management Solutions at Work

December 2013    |    Volume: 45    |    Number: 12

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Designing better warehouses 

Designing better warehouses

It is critical that the warehouse design (which covers people, processes, systems and assets) supports the business strategy. The goal of our research has been to find that elusive optimal warehouse design methodology. This article will summarize these experiences, what has been learned (or re-learned), and illustrate the impact of applying these lessons with examples from industry.
By Russell D. Meller 

Fully minted industrial engineers 

Fully minted industrial engineers

In a previous article, Julia L. Higle and I provided an overview of the Integrated LeanSigma Certification Program at The Ohio State University. The program has since matured, progressed and earned the Council of Industrial Engineering Academic Department Heads Curriculum Innovation Award at the IIE Annual Conference in 2011. This article is an update that will review the motivation, design and strategy for the program.
By D. Scott Sink 

The rise of the technical professional 

The rise of the technical professional

All engineers need to realize that this is our time to contribute more than ever to our society and valuation of the engineering profession. The diploma can get you in the door. Tenure can be appreciated as loyalty. But degree and experience are not enough to get you to your full potential. To be a leading technical professional, you have to come to the game as the full package.
By Karla Tankersley 

Knowledge and power 

Knowledge and power

Have time off this holiday season? Don't let your brain go soft while you take a break from work. Check out this reading list covering topics such as supply chains, project management, organizational leadership, and other areas that may need fresh ideas at your workplace in the new year.
By Michael Hughes