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Industrial Engineer Engineering and Management Solutions at Work

March 2015    |    Volume: 47    |    Number: 3

The member magazine of the Institute of Industrial Engineers

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Outpatient ergonomics

Ergonomic tools boost safety at outpatient offices and clinics
By Yeu-Li Yeung 

The importance of the interview

The proper questions can glean the truth from your workforce
By Walton Hancock 

Break through with big data

The profession has a big role in big data solutions
By Andrew Kusiak 

From fixed to mixed

Choosing the right production system can increase efficiency
By Tiago Simões, Anabela Carvalho Alves and Paula Carneiro 


Top stories in this month's industrial engineering news

  • Gesture controls, motion technology will change ergonomics in the office
  • Study says employees feel less like victims when they retaliate
  • Additive manufacturing produces Shelby Cobra for Detroit Auto Show
  • Self-powered device can analyze typing style
  • Index shows supply chain opportunities strengthen in emerging countries
  • Survey shows internal employees generate most critical innovations
  • Researchers find benefits from starting work an hour later
  • ATW Companies notes improvement across all its operations
  • Book of the month: MCT Quick Reference Guide by Rajan Suri


Performance by Kevin McManus

Tag them all

Management by Paul Engle

Supply chains in transition

Health Systems by Amanda Mewborn

An ounce of prevention beats pounding for a cure

Innovation by Nabil Nasr

Learning lessons from a sustainable building


This month in IIE news

The March issue includes a volunteer spotlight on IIE's technical vice president; preview webinars ahead of the Applied Ergonomics Conference; the new Journal of Enterprise Transformation editor's plans for exploring academia and industry; stories from the latest issue of Industrial Management; and details about the newly elected members of IIE's board of trustees.

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"I’m passionate about industrial engineering. I’m passionate about mentoring the younger generation. I care obviously about advancing myself and my skills for my career growth. And I think I get the most bang for my buck in being involved in IIE in helping me in all those areas." 

– Gwendolyn Campbell, in the Volunteer Spotlight from the March issue's The Institute


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.