About the division
Members of this division are interested in advancing their knowledge of lean practices.
The mission of the Lean Division shall be to support its members by fostering networks, offering programs and maintaining resources that represent their core competencies and/or areas of specialized practice. Read the bylaws.
- Develop, maintain and disseminate a body of technical knowledge.
- Provide a forum for technical networking.
- Be perceived as the voice of the technical specialty.
- Collaborate with IIE to support the mission of the Institute, provide member value and promote the discipline.
- Work with the Networking Leadership Council to establish a set of metrics that track Society & Division activities.
Meet the IIE Lean Division Board of Directors!
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Improve your lean and Six Sigma implementation or training
Reduce costs and improve quality at your organization, whether you’re in manufacturing, energy, government, healthcare, retail, academia, or any myriad of industries. Get exclusive access to thought leaders on the latest innovations and techniques to improve quality and efficiency. Read more about the conference
Connect with the LinkedIn IIE Lean Division group!
The IIE Lean Division now has a LinkedIn group up & running! Our group is a subgroup of the IIE LinkedIn group, and is a great place to virtually network, learn, and share with other lean practitioners from various backgrounds and across different industries. We have nearly 400 members and are looking forward to welcoming more members. If you have not yet joined the group – click here to do so. Read quick tips on making this group a value-added resource for everyone.
SUSTAINABILITY: Utilizing Lean Six Sigma Techniques
By Tina Agustiady and Adedeji B. Badiru
Although most agree that lean Six Sigma is here to stay, they also agree that learning how to sustain the results seems problematic at best and unattainable at worst. Reverting to the old way of doing things is inevitable if sustainability measures are not a part of the methodology. Currently there is no standard resource on how to be sustainable or on using statistical techniques and practices. Until now. Sustainability: Utilizing Lean Six Sigma Techniques not only examines how to use particular lean Six Sigma tools, but how to sustain results that make companies profitable with continuous improvement. Read more about the book
The IIE Lean Division is seeking volunteers to serve on the various committees. If you are interested, please contact the division director, Fazleena Badurdeen.
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Ask the Expert: Lean
Question: How does the Institute of Industrial Engineers define "lean manufacturing?" Answer
Question: I work as an industrial engineer and I'm leading an improvement that changes our strategy for product fulfillment from what we produce to how much we produce to where and how we inventory the finished goods. One of the goals is to increase our inventory accuracy through the reduction of inventory moves and transactions. Is there any data that supports the idea when your transactions and movements decrease, your inventory accuracy will increase? Answer
Lean Division Board
Volunteer leadership is the heart of IIE and its technical divisions. Contact Fazleena Badurdeen to find out how you can get involved.