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IIE Annual Conference & Expo - Applied Solutions Conference

SEMS is sponsoring the Engineering Management Track. Below are highlights of two sessions you don’t want to miss!

"Utilizing Peer Networking for Performance Improvement" presented by Yvette Leger

One of the benefits of benchmarking is being able to contact peers to discover and understand best practices to improve performance. This presentation will guide you through lessons learned from users to have the most successful networking experience. Attendees will learn the steps to identify peers, prepare for networking, develop surveys and gain knowledge to maximize results.

Yvette Leger is a director for Premier Healthcare Alliance, informatics and technology services division. She currently manages the operations advisor implementation and support services staff (a unit within informatics and technology services).

"Sustaining Organization Transformation through Three Key Dimensions" presented by Francisco Garcia

The process of initiating and sustaining change in organizations is a complex process where business requirements, people, technology and organizational culture are intertwined. The interdependencies of people empowerment, technology shifts and business needs make the transformation of organizations a challenge.

The business requirements required by shifting markets and corporate needs may throw off or delay change processes. Yet many process which change organizations start in outer departments, facilities which start grassroots initiatives. We will discuss three different dimensions which impact transformational change.

Francisco Garcia has been involved in manufacturing operations for more than 30 years. He was general manager for more than 22 years in Raychem Products, Pall Biomedical and Cibavision. He currently is the vice president of operations for INTECO, a regional economic development organization in Central Eastern Puerto Rico.