Industrial Engineer Engineering and Management Solutions at Work

June 2013    |    Volume: 45    |    Number: 6

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Emotional intelligence dilutes the toxins
Developing skills can foster a better work environment and an easier road to success
By Robert J. Keating, Stephen C. Harper and David J. Glew

Lean Six Sigma for traditionalists
Creativity can wring quicker and better results from your tools
By Ryan Burge and James Bagg

The synergy of continuous process improvement
Integrating lean, Six Sigma and theory of constraints can multiply their benefits
By Reza M. Pirasteh and Srinivasan Kannappan

Building a world-class machine
Triangulation helps air logistics complex streamline aircraft modifications
By Satya S. Chakravorty


Top stories in this month's industrial engineering news

  • University at Buffalo doctoral students win $25,000 for healthcare app
  • Renewable energy usage could jump dramatically by 2030
  • Researchers say assistance dogs are helpful in developing new tools
  • Montana State study examines how to improve driving simulators for teenagers
  • Purdue researchers develop technology allowing runners to read while on a treadmill
  • University of Arkansas survey: Healthcare supply chains lag behind those for retail
  • Virgin America tops ranking for airline performance in 2012
  • Book of the month: Extreme Productivity: Boost Your Results, Reduce Your Hours by Robert C. Pozen 


Performance by Kevin McManus

Trust me?

Management by Paul Engle 

Lines of business

Health Systems by William "Ike" Eisenhauer 

Variety can destroy variety

Innovation by Nabil Nasr

The energy mix

Member Forum by Thomas S. Fiske

The IE-stockholder relationship


This month in IIE news

The June issue includes a list of award winners announced at the IIE Annual Conference and Expo 2013 in San Juan, Puerto Rico; a review of the Applied Ergonomics Conference that includes a list of this year's Ergo Cup recipients; and a preview of upcoming one-day IIE Best Practices events.

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"Contrary to another common perception, the reason for this loss is not corruption, incompetence or disproportionately high overheads. … Communication breakdown is arguably the No. 1 cause of inefficiency in humanitarian operations, and our own assessments confirmed that poor information flow, not knowledge gaps, compromised effectiveness." 

– Bublu Thakur-Weigold, co-author of the December issue cover story, "Helping the helpers"


The best job ever 

The best job ever

Mark Wallace with UPS discusses why his job is the coolest job for an industrial engineer in this December 2014 Web exclusive.

Resurrection in Atlanta 

Resurrection in Atlanta

Members of the IIE Atlanta Chapter appear in this October 2014 video to discuss the value of a revitalizing the chapter.

Training humanitarian IEs 

Training humanitarian IEs

IE interviews the three co-directors of Georgia Tech’s Center for Health and Humanitarian Logistics.