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Get Excited! 2015 IIE Annual Conference is here!
Wiljeana Glover(1)Dear SEMS Members,
As a graduate student in 2007, I remember attending my first IIE conference. Under the supervision of Dr. Eileen Van Aken at Virginia Tech, I attended in order to make connections for a research project. Little did I know that during my first conference, I would meet some of the most knowledgeable and collegial people in the field of industrial and systems engineering. By attending practitioner and research talks in the Engineering Management track, I learned more about my particular area of interest, process improvement. I gained a better understanding of how it related to performance measurement, team dynamics, leadership and systems thinking. I found great collaborators from industry to work with for years to come. More from the president.

2015 Winners 

First place
Sarah Asio and Sasan Khorasani
Texas Tech University
"Social Media: A Platform for Innovation"

Second place
Fernando Gonzalez Aleu and Heather Keathley
Virginia Tech
"Design and Application of a Meta-Evaluation Framework"

Third place
Andrea Lopez, Sofia Garcia and Maria Eugenia Rendon
Universidad de Monterrey, Mexico
"Eliminating Seven Transportation Wastes to Increase Customer Service Level"

Past Winners

IIE Annual Conference & Expo 2016 | Program

The 2016 IIE Annual Conference & Expo is May 21-24, at the Disneyland Resort Hotel in Anaheim, Calif.

Industrial and Systems Engineering Research Conference (ISERC) and Applied Solutions Conference (ASC) – co-Engineering Management Chairs:

IIE Annual Conference & Expo 2016 | Featured Speakers

Each year, the IIE Annual Conference and Expo plays host to two concurrent conferences: the Industrial and Systems Engineering Research Conference (ISERC) and the Applied Solutions Conference (ASC). SEMS sponsors Engineering Management tracks in both the ISERC and the Applied Solutions Conference. Speakers to be determined. 

SEMS Supports Student Involvement and Professional Development | SEMS Says

The diversity of specializations in Industrial Engineering is inspiring but can also be somewhat overwhelming for students trying to find a place within such a broad discipline. As a student in an Industrial and Systems Engineering department studying Management Systems Engineering, communities focused specifically on Engineering Management provide me with resources and connections that are vital to my professional development that I may not have easy access to otherwise. SEMS provides a smaller community within IIE that not only allows me to connect with other people in this discipline but also encourages student involvement in a meaningful way. Read the entire article 

Let’s read and share a book (SEMS book browse) | Sharing knowledge

Book Browse- May 20153D Printing: Rise of the Third Industrial Revolution by Aaron Council and Michael Petch.
Published by Gyges3d.com, ASIN: B00IPO42F2, 116 pages (February 2014). E-book.

In a few decades, our existence will be transformed by the three-dimensional printing revolution. As Council and Petch note in this very interesting book, products, supply chains and economies will go through tremendous change as a result of this incredible technology. In fact, a lot of such changes are beginning to happen. The authors make a very strong case for this argument by discussing 3D printing dramatically altered the prototyping and consumer testing process of the XBox One console and controller. Read more about the book 

Industrial Design Colloquium | Sharing knowledge – International Focus

Design can be taken in different formats – creative, engineering, financial, industrial, plant, political and service to name a few. Industrial engineering can be applied to various design perspective. A number of industrial engineers from Trinidad and Tobago have submitted abstract for a design colloquium put on by The Visual Arts Unit of the Department of Creative and Festival Arts, The University of the West Indies. 
View abstracts: Designing efficient state ministries and Healthcare Facilities - Inefficient by Design? 

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.

Industrial Management - May/June 2015   

May/June 2015

Industrial Management is the member publication of the Society for Engineering & Management Systems. The May/June 2015 issue features articles about how Boeing's project transparency creates public trust, the benefits of a strong internship program, the managerial dilemma between pursuing quality versus efficiency in a hospital dietary department, excellence in technology management and Toyota’s lessons for organizational change. And in SEMS Says, Heather Keathley discusses how SEMS' student initiatives have helped her as she pursues a Ph.D.


SEMS Newsletter

The May 2015 issue of the SEMS Newsletter features a message from the division president that encourages SEMS members to attend the 2015 IIE Annual Conference and Expo in Nashville to gain valuable information and enjoy networking opportunities. The conference program is highlighted as well as an overview of speaker topics. Readers can also learn about SEMS support of student involvement and professional development.

SEMS Book Browse reviews 3D Printing: Rise of the Third Industrial Revolution by Aaron Council and Michael Petch.

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