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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 employee productivity.

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.

Industrial 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 Jannone, Director, Planning & Decision Support, Atlantic Health System

Volunteer Request: Contact Mark Jannone if you are interested in becoming the next Applied Solutions Engineering Management chair.

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