The 2015 ISERC Engineering Management Track: Exciting Changes Coming! | SEMS Says
The Engineering Management (EM) Track of the Industrial and Systems Engineering Research Conference (ISERC) has been one of the most successful tracks of the conference over the past several years. The EM Track has established a tradition of being a premier place for EM researchers and practitioners to showcase their work and network with others in the field. Preparations are underway for the EM Track of ISERC 2015 to be held from May 30 – June 2, 2015, at the Renaissance Nashville Hotel in Nashville, Tennessee. I will be returning as a track chair for 2015 along with Patrick Hester, Ph.D., from Old Dominion University. More from Brian K. Smith, ISERC Track Chair
Making Better Decisions for Tomorrow | SEMS Says
As the leaves begin to change color, the air begins to cool and the baseball season comes to close as the World Series approaches, many professional baseball fans will begin to assess their team’s performance. It seems as though today, more than ever, folks feel the need to criticize every decision made by managers, coaches, administrators and owners. In fact, there are professional commentators who make a career out of "second-guessing" decisions made during the game. Today, this tendency to second-guess decisions has spread to the general public. Read the full article by Dr. Edward Pohl.
One on one with Eileen Van Aken | SEMS membership spotlight
What is your academic history from the UG to the highest attained PG certification?
I received my B.S. in industrial engineering and operations research (ISOR) from Virginia Tech in 1988. The department changed its name and degree programs, and in 1991 I received my M.S. in industrial and systems engineering (ISE) and, in 1995, my Ph.D. in ISE, both from Virginia Tech as well.
Read the complete interview with Eileen.
Sponsored by UPS®
Calling all Engineering and Management Students for the 2015 SEMS Student paper competition sponsored by UPS®. This is your opportunity to gain recognition for your academic work that demonstrates or describes the use of techniques that improve productivity and quality through effective and economical managerial techniques and philosophies. Both undergraduate and graduate students are invited to submit papers.
REASONS FOR PARTICIPATING:
- Great educational experience and personal-professional challenge
- Present your work at a professional conference
- Opportunity to earn a terrific résumé entry
- Join our professional society for free!
- Earn some money ($500 in cash awards!)
We want to recognize your work and effort!
- Project Management
- Supply Chain
- Lean Enterprise
- Operations Management
- Process Improvement
- Quality Management
- Decision Making
- Strategy Management
- Engineering Management
- Management of Innovation
- Management of Sustainability
To learn more visit our website or contact Dr. Cecilia Martinez.
Let’s read and share a book (SEMS book browse) | Sharing knowledge
Effective FMEAs: Achieving Safe, Reliable, and Economical Products and Processes Using Failure Mode and Effects Analysis
John Wiley & Sons Inc., ISBN: 978-1-118-00743-3, 464 pages, May 2012
Failure mode and effects analysis (FMEA) is a systematic, proactive team-based approach to identify likelihood of occurrence, probability of detection and impact severity of failure in any product, process, design or system. As a consequence of this assessment, recommended corrective action for susceptible areas are addressed, documented and ultimately implemented. Read more about the book.
Blog and Content Chair: Chinwike Eseonu, assistant professor of industrial and manufacturing engineering at Oregon State University. Contact Chinweike if you are interested in writing blogs or becoming the next blog and content chair.
Lend a helping hand | Call for volunteers
If you are interested in volunteering for SEMS activities, contact Wiljeana Glover, SEMS President, or Daren Maynard, newsletter editor.