Industrial Engineer Engineering and Management Solutions at Work

November 2014    |    Volume: 46    |    Number: 11

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The Pathway to Obtaining a Professional Engineering License

Presented by IE/PE Development Committee - Open to All
Nov. 4 | 2 p.m. Eastern time

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

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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SHS Annual Business Meeting

Presented by Society for Health Systems
Nov. 6 | 2 p.m. Eastern time

Presenter: Ron McDate, president, SHS Board of Directors 

This year, the SHS Board has decided that, rather than its usual time at the annual conference, we will be conducting the annual SHS Business Meeting via webinar. 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 of directors.

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Use Lean and Six Sigma to Reduce Electricity at a Large Manufacturing Facility

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

Presenter: Brion Hurley, principal lean consultant, Rockwell Collins

Learn how Lean and Six Sigma techniques were used to assist a large manufacturing facility with electricity reduction. A top-down statistical regression analysis was used to identify focus areas, and a bottoms-up "Go and See" event format was used to engage employees in seeing energy waste.

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Developing Local Lean Champions

Presented by Society for Health Systems
Dec. 9 | 2 p.m. Eastern time

Presenters: Kevin DeHority and Brendon Weil, University of Michigan Health System (UMHS)

Departments within the University of Michigan Health System utilizing lean process improvement and practical problem solving techniques have shown to have statistically significant higher employee engagement scores and report they feel better equipped to continuously improve their local processes. This presentation will walk you through an experiment the University of Michigan Health System ran to systematically develop local lean champions throughout the organization.

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A Fuzzy Logic-Based Approach for Handling Uncertain Component EOL Options

Presented by Manufacturing & Design Division
Dec. 11 | 2 p.m. Eastern time

Presenters: Gül E. Kremer, Ph.D., and Junfeng Ma, Pennsylvania State University

Today, companies must consider sustainability in addition to other primary requirements (e.g., cost savings) as well as outside constraints (e.g., environmental protection). End-of-life (EOL) option has emerged as a critical factor in sustainability. However, determining EOL options at the product design stage is complicated. For example, design-stage EOL options for most retired product components are various and change with geographic location.
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