The rapid advancements in technology, global economy, and social life currently taking place throughout the world suggest that future engineering management (EM) practitioners are going to experience a world very different from the one we live today. This creates an urgent need for research to discover necessary advancements in the way EM practitioners analyze data, develop strategies, lead change, and/or execute projects. As a result, the Society for Engineering and Management Systems (SEMS) aims to become your preferred source for information to help you advance your career, whether as a student, an academic, or a practitioner. Please visit www.iienet2.org/sems/ and go to the "Tools and Resources" tab to find information related to your EM topic of interests.
Topics include enterprise transformation; strategy development and implementation; performance management; human resource management; teams and workgroups; systems thinking; learning organization; organizational culture; leadership and ethics; change management; materials and supply chain management; lean management: Six Sigma; project management; product development; quality improvement and patient safety in healthcare; education and training; simulation; and green and sustainability.
We have posted 34 blogs on the SEMS website to inform you about recent developments in engineering management practice and research. For example, Dr. Dhirendra Kumar, who has more than 30 years of technical, management, teaching, and research experience with major U.S. corporations and universities, and who has published books such as Six-Sigma Best Practices and Enterprise Growth Strategy, has posted a series of blogs related to enterprise transformation. Dr. Alison Schroeder and Dr. Sara McComb provided insights about collective cognition and its importance on team performance. Dr. Carla G. Machado, Dr. Edson Pinheiro de Lima and Dr. Sergio E. Gouvea da Costa provided a summary of recent developments in innovating for sustainability based on articles published in the 2012 Summer Edition of MIT Sloan Management Review. Please check out our blogs by going to www.sems-blog.org. We recommend that you not only visit our website, but encourage you to comment on blogs to challenge our topic leaders to develop materials that can help you perpetuate to the 21st century!
Nov. 20Virtual Global Conference
Dec. 19-20Norcross, Ga.
SEMS Student Paper CompetitionThe SEMS 2014 Student Paper Competition is underway! Please consider this wonderful opportunity to be recognized for your academic work. This year, the winners’ works will be submitted - depending on the paper topic - to either Industrial Engineer or Industrial Management magazine. All undergraduate and graduate students are encouraged to submit applications. Don’t miss this opportunity! Abstracts and applications must be submitted by Nov. 22, so don’t delay! Check the Student Paper Competition page for detailed information and to apply.
We look forward to many exciting opportunities to engage students in our SEMS community, and hope to see you at the IIE Annual Conference & Expo 2014 in Montreal, Canada!
In this section, we highlight a SEMS member for outstanding leadership in IIE and for exceptional service to the Society. This month, we honor Sara McComb!
Sara McComb has been researching communication and cognition among team members for more than 15 years. She has garnered more than 2 million in research funding to conduct this research from the National Science Foundation, the Office of Naval Research and the Department of Defense. Her research in this area is published in both scholarly journals such as Human Factors, Decision Sciences and the Journal of Engineering and Technology Management as well as practitioner-focused journals including The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety, Industrial Management and Organizational Dynamics. Her research has been presented at multiple conferences including ISERC, where her paper in 2012 was selected as one of the five Best Paper finalists for the Engineering Management Track.
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Engineering Management Journal – Special issue on healthcare systemsEditors: Elizabeth (Beth) A. Cudney, Missouri University of Science and Technology, EMJ associate editor; Jamison (Jami) V. Kovach, University of Houston, EMJ associate editor.
Manuscript Submission: May 30, 2014Tentative Publication: September 2015
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