The Society for Engineering and Management Systems held its annual Town Hall meeting on June 2 at the IIE Annual Conference and Expo 2014 in Montréal, Canada. The meeting was well attended by SEMS members, Board and guests. Michele Dekelbaum, SEMS President 2013-2014, introduced the Town Hall with a summary of SEMS' vision and mission to be the premier society to advance the state of engineering management research and practice. Read about the entire meeting
The following paper team was judged as the first place winners for the student paper competition:
Title: "Optimal Replacement of Tool During Turning Titanium Metal Matrix Composites"
Authors: Yasser Shaban (École Polytechnique de Montréal), Maryam Aramesh (École Polytechnique de Montréal), Soumaya Yacout (École Polytechnique de Montréal), Marek Balazinski (École Polytechnique de Montréal), Helmi Attia (Aerospace Manufacturing Technology Centre, National Research Council Canada), Hossam Kishawy (University of Ontario Institute of Technology Oshawa) Read more about the paper
Best Paper Award for the ISERC EM Track | IIE annual conference roundup
The Best Paper Award for the ISERC EM Track recognizes excellence in research among regular track submissions. The following best paper finalists went through a rigorous review process.
1. Wilawan Onkham, University of Central Florida, "A Framework for Operational Innovation Selection Using Real Option Dynamic Decision” - Best Paper
2. Erica Gralla, George Washington University, “Design Team Decision Processes in Facility Design” – Finalist
3. Edson Pinheiro de Lima, Pontifical Catholic University of Parana, “Developing and Testing a Design Process for Sustainable Indicators” Engineering Management Track – Finalist
4. Michael Kuhl, Rochester Institute of Technology, “Simulation Based Optimization Approach for Stochastic Resource Constrained Project Management” – Finalist
5. Rana Riad, University of Central Florida, “The Innovation Environment Within Systems Engineering of a Defense Organization” – Finalist
SEMS management award | IIE annual conference roundup
The SEMS Management Award recognizes a SEMS/IIE member who is distinguished in the practice of management and industrial engineering.
Gloria G. Bender, Managing Principal
Gloria Bender is an industrial engineer who has more than 30 years of experience in operations and facility capacity analyses, conceptual design, and expansion planning. She is a co-founder and co-owner of TransSolutions, where she was instrumental in establishing the airport landside consulting area, including airport security and baggage systems, terminal and passenger flow analysis, and airport curbside and roadway systems. Read more about Gloria
Transitioning from Lukasz to Eseonu | SEMS blogs
Transition: Chinweike Eseonu takes over the blog and content committee
It has been 33 months since we posted our first blog on the SEMS blog website. The initiative was originally initiated by Lukasz Mazur (University of North Carolina) and Geert Letens (Royal Military Academy Belgium) with an overall vision to become your preferred place for knowledge exchange and discussion about the engineering management topics that are critical to advance your career, whether as a student, an academic or a practitioner.
Read about milestones reached & about Chinweike
Let's read and share a book | SEMS Book Browse
Book: Beyond the Lean Revolution: Achieving Successful and Sustainable Enterprise Transformation
Authors: Deborah J. Nightingale and Jayakanth Srinivasan
Publisher: AMACOM Division of American Management Association, 2011, 256pp (Book)
Book Review Chairs: Haleh Byrne, Product Lead for Industrial Engineering and Continuous Improvement, North Carolina State University; and Arsalan Safari, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Associate, Sociotechnical Systems Research Center, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
This book is about an effective enterprise transformation by providing a step-by-step framework for understanding the current state of an enterprise and adopting a holistic approach for its future state. This framework enables us to visualize and analyze the key components of the enterprise from different perspectives, and it determines what we need to accomplish to bridge the gap from where your organization currently stands to where it needs to be in the future. The book is well-organized with 12 chapters and two appendices. It starts with the principles and a roadmap of successful enterprise transformation, continues with enterprise analysis/architecture from different perspectives, and ends with transformation planning and execution. Readers interested in enterprise strategy, architecture and transformation or organizational change will find the book very interesting to read.
Sharing knowledge | Conference & Call for papers
The third Industrial Engineering and Management Conference 2014 (IEM3-2014) will be held at the Faculty of Engineering of the University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago, on Dec. 5-6. The theme of the IEM3-2014 Conference is “The Challenges of Project Engineering and Management in a Sustainable World.” It aims to advance the theory and practice of industrial engineering and management and to identify recent developments and major challenges in meeting the diverse needs of the Caribbean region. More about the conference & abstract and paper submittal
Lend a helping hand | Call for Volunteers
If you are interested in volunteering for the SEMS and its initiatives, contact Michele Dekelbaum, SEMS president, or Daren Maynard, newsletter editor.