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October 2015    |    Volume: 47    |    Number: 10

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Insights and Tips from Past Ergo Cup Winners

Presented by AEC 2016/GOErgo - OPEN TO ALL
Oct. 8 | 2 p.m. Eastern time

Presenters: Chris Shieldsmith, corporate ergonomics specialist, Cummins Inc., Jared Shutwell, quality engineer and Jim Grawe, safety engineer, Manchester Tank and Equipment Company

During this webinar hear from two previous winners of the coveted Ergo Cup® Award! Winners of the 2015 Ergo Cup® categories "Team-Driven Workplace Solutions (with Internal Competitions)" and "Engineering/Ergonomist-Driven Workplace Solutions (with Internal Competitions)" will share their insights on their projects and the process they followed that led to their victory.

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SHS Annual Business Meeting

Presented by Society for Health Systems
Oct. 13 | 2 p.m. Eastern time

Presenters: Joyce Siegele, director, productivity management, Northside Hospital, and Amanda Mewborn, executive director, project management office, Piedmont Healthcare

For the second year, the SHS board of directors will be conducting the annual SHS Business Meeting via webinar instead of at the Healthcare Systems Process Improvement Conference. In this session, members will receive an update on the status of the society, as well as recent accomplishments and future direction as determined by the board. Time will be allotted in this webinar for questions and answers from the membership.

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Getting Green Done: An Airline Perspective

Presented by Sustainable Development Division
Oct. 22 | 2 p.m. Eastern time

Presenter: Jacqueline Drumheller, sustainability manager, Alaska Airlines

This webinar will focus on real-life (and somewhat humorous) stories about innovations, learning and best practices with regard to initiating and implementing a corporate sustainability program including tips and lessons learned for organizations interested in publishing their first sustainability report.

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Lean Approach to Patient Scheduling

Presented by Society for Health Systems
Oct. 27 | 2 p.m. Eastern time

Presenter: Keith A. Leitner, president and owner, Leitner Consulting Group

As healthcare resource utilization has increased, patient waiting has also risen. Past attempts to reduce waiting have usually resulted in less utilization of key resources – with huge financial implications. While this trade-off is widely known and much research and mathematical models have been published to try to optimize this trade-off, the inherent complexity of applying them to the real world schedule of most practices has been prohibitive.

This webinar will clearly illustrate the root cause of the trade-off while showing a very practical and applicable way to achieve lean patient scheduling.

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Pathway to Obtaining a Professional Engineering License

Presented by IIE Career Development - OPEN TO ALL
Nov. 3 | 2 p.m. Eastern time 

Presenters: Michael Graul, Ph.D., principal investigator, Knowledge Based Systems Inc., and Joseph Michels, Ph.D., principal, Solomon Bruce Consulting LLC

Get on the right track when you join your peers for this informative webinar. The presenters will answer questions regarding the various steps required to become a licensed professional engineer in the United States. Discover the importance of becoming a licensed professional engineer and how the successful completion of the process can affect your career. Learn the ropes from two leading industrial engineers who can offer insight and advice to help keep your career and professional goals on track.

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Optimizing Cycle Stock and Lot Sizes: Balancing the Costs of Changeovers with Inventory

Presented by Process Industries Division
Nov. 10 | 2 p.m. Eastern time

Presenter: Tom Knight, CEO, Invistics

This presentation will focus on best practices for optimizing cycle stock and lot sizes and discuss where EOQ falls short in modern high-mix environments and how to understand the trade-off curve between changeover costs, inventory costs and customer service. Knight will also explore software tools and review case studies where industry leaders implemented these best practices and tools to achieve sustainable results.

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Exposing Undergraduate Students to Sustainable Manufacturing Principles

Presented by Sustainable Development Division
Nov. 12 | 2 p.m. Eastern time

Presenter: Jeremy L. Rickli, Ph.D., assistant professor, Wayne State University

This webinar focuses on opportunities and methods to integrate sustainability philosophies in manufacturing education initiating discussions of how to successfully offer sustainability and sustainable manufacturing education opportunities to undergraduate students.

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