Presented by Lean DivisionDec. 3 | 2 p.m. Eastern time
Presenters: Sean Gillespie z/Client Value Leader – United Kingdom and Ireland, IBM and Michael V. Testani, Sr., Learning Consultant & Portfolio Manager + Master Black Belt, IBM Learning – WW Path Forward & Smart Lean Initiative
Lean selling provides new and experienced sales professionals, and their management team, with a structured and fact-based approach for improving sales close rates and delivering confirmed business value to your customers.
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Presented by SEMSDec. 5 | 2 p.m. Eastern time
Presenter: Dhirendra Kumar, emeritus at North Carolina State University
The Enterprise Excellence (EE) philosophy is a holistic approach for leading an enterprise to total excellence by focusing on the needs of the customer. There are various organizations within an enterprise with a collection of processes in each organization but they all focus on to meet/exceed customer needs. This principle applies to all types and sizes of enterprises. The EE concept is applied in developing and executing variety of growth strategy proposals in some industries.
Presented by Society for Health SystemsDec. 12 | 2 p.m. Eastern time
Presenter: Pierce Story, co-founder and director of concept development for Capacity Strategies Inc.
This webinar will review exciting new community care models that have been successful in reducing unnecessary readmission rates and ED visits, improving patient compliance and satisfaction, and impacting the total cost of care and clinical outcomes, at little or no expense. Supporting infrastructure will be shown, and the role of ME/IEs as important elements in these new business models will be discussed.
Presented by AEC 2014/GOErgo - OPEN TO ALLJan. 9 | 2 p.m. Eastern time
Presenters: Laura Lapidus, Risk Control Consulting Director, CNA and Josh Kerst, Vice President and Ergonomics Engineer for Humantech
In this preview of the 2014 Applied Ergonomics Conference & Expo, Laura Lapidus explores "The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the ADA Amendments Act of (ADAAA) in the Workplace: Where Does Ergonomics Fit In?" while Josh Kerst covers "The Ten Commandments of Ergonomic Design."
Presented by SEMSJan. 14 | 2 p.m. Eastern time
Presenter: Tom Chandler, founder and managing partner, ChandlerGlobal
Business, engineering and technology communities have in common the need for good judgment, innovation and creative problem solving.
We often become enamored with sexy technologies and these are definitely important. But, do we have metrics for helping diverse stakeholders collaborate more effectively? Are we correctly directing education/coaching and measuring improvements for individuals and teams? Are we engaging all of our people with well functioning interdependent, interdisciplinary teams?
Presented by Process Industries DivisionJan. 23 | 2 p.m. Eastern time
Presenter: Dr. Carlos Wm. Moreno, CEO and founder of Ultramax Corp. (UMC) in Cincinnati, Ohio
Most production/manufacturing operations fall short of utilizing all the capabilities of their assets in terms of achieving metrics important to the business. This webinar presents a practical solution to gain that unrealized value by applying an advanced supervisory control designed to complement existing process control systems. Existing process controls have included various approaches to regulatory control and several with various levels of supervisory control logic.
Presented by Society For Health SystemsFeb. 4 | 2 p.m. Eastern time
Presenter: Vicki Lewis, Ph.D., associate director of the National Center for Human Factors in Healthcare at MedStar Health
Process improvement efforts do much to enhance the care provider and patient experience in the healthcare system. This presentation, will discuss the safety science of Human Factors Engineering and her thoughts on why the marriage of human factors engineering with industrial engineering process improvement strategies are our best hope for transformational change in patient safety. Dr. Lewis will demonstrate the potential for taking patient and provider safety to the next level. Practical tips for approaching safety challenges with this lens will be provided.
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Presenter: Peter Budnick, Ph.D., C.P.E., chief executive officer, ErgoWeb®
There's a great deal of talk lately about the dangers of sitting. "Sitting is the new smoking," reads one headline; "Sitting kills," reads another. Is this true? If so, what can we do about it? If not, how do we respond to the growing concerns? In this webinar Peter Budnick will provide an overview of the evidence surrounding potential dangers associated with prolonged sitting. Join this webinar for a reality check on the "sitting kills" debate as well as an exploration of the impact this topic is having on the way we work.
Presented by Process Industries DivisionFeb. 18 | 2 p.m. Eastern time
Presenter: J. Bennett Foster, senior lean consultant, DuPont Operations – Chestnut Run Plaza, Wilmington, Del.
Dealing effectively with randomness and variability in analyzing process industry operations. As with many industries, randomness is a fact of life in the process industries. However, the level of investment, the continuous nature of operations, and the hazards of many products and ingredients make it particularly important to properly address known variability – and develop robust systems that help us cope with the unexpected. This presentation will survey some approaches to analysis of operations with random events: probability calculations, simulation (discrete and continuous), Monte Carlo methods and stochastic modeling/optimization. It will also discuss when each is appropriate and point out limitations and pitfalls.
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