Let’s marry theory with applications | IIE Annual Conference
The Society for
Engineering and Management Systems of the Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE) is sponsoring the Engineering Management Track at the 2014 ISERC and Applied Solutions Conferences at the IIE Annual Conference and Expo 2014. In this newsletter issue, we would like to highlight some
sessions you can expect to see. You don’t want to miss these!
Generations in Today's Workplace
Presented by Elaine Johns
Never before has the work environment had such a disparity of employees in the workforce. Today
there can be as many as four generations working together in an
organization. Organizational efficiency is dependent on achieving synergies
among employees. This case study describes a process that can lead to higher
Elaine has more than 28 years of consulting experience in areas ranging from
strategic planning, power supply planning, utility rates, marketing, and
economic analysis. As president and CEO of EnerVision Inc., she leads the
company's nationwide consulting efforts as she builds relationships and pursues
new business, and is responsible for the operations of the firm.
Developing a Competency Model
Framework Using Systems Theory
Presented by Joseph Bradley
This presentation will
cover the design and development of a wholly new method to develop competency
models using Whewell's Discoverer's Induction. Based on Systems Theory, the new
framework seeks to overcome flaws notes in the competency model literature. The
framework can be used to construct, assess or transform competency models.
Joseph earned his Ph.D. from Old Dominion University. This was preceded by a
M.S. in mechanical engineering from the Naval Postgraduate School,
and a Bachelors of Engineering in Civil Engineering from The Cooper Union for
the Advancement of Science and Art. Prior to joining Old Dominion University,
he was the Deputy Director for Force Maintenance at the Office of the Commander,
Submarine Force, Atlantic Fleet.
Personal Productivity and the
Affordable Care Act
Presented by Thomas Brady, Ph.D.
Nearly 100 years ago,
Henry Ford demonstrated through his mastery of the assembly line how
productivity gains in complex systems benefit the entire population. With
application to the Affordable Care Act, this presentation describes empirical
results of a productivity survey originally developed in 1915 to extend
industrial productivity concepts to personal efficiency. Survey questions are
mapped to preventative healthcare methods demonstrating the potential of
"doing it right the first time" in healthcare.
Tom is the dean of engineering and technology at Purdue University North
Central. He received his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in industrial engineering
from Purdue University. His previous experience includes positions at Pritsker
Corp. and Bethlehem Steel Corp. He is a senior member of IIE.
and Systems Engineering Research Conference (ISERC) - Engineering Management
Chair: Brian K. Smith, Ph.D.,
Assistant Professor of Engineering Management and Systems Engineering, Missouri
University of Science & Technology
Applied Solutions -
Engineering Management Chair: Mark
Planning & Decision Support, Atlantic Health System
Volunteer Request: Contact Mark Jannone if you are interested in becoming the next Applied Solutions Engineering Management chair.