The 10th annual IISE Lean Division Student Paper Competition will be held to honor outstanding papers in the field of lean research and practices. The papers should demonstrate or describe the use of techniques such as simulation, lean principle implementation, alternative designs, kaizen implementation, etc. Both undergraduate and graduate students and design teams are invited to submit papers. The award will be given each year at the IISE Annual Conference & Expo, if there is a suitable recipient.
Three awards may be given upon recommendation of the selection committee. The winners must present their papers in the ISERC Lean Systems Track at the IISE Annual Conference & Expo, May 20-23, 2017 in Pittsburgh. All authors will receive a certificate stating place awarded. There will be reserved seating at the Honors & Awards Banquet for the lead author first place winner. The names will not be announced on Monday evening. The names will be announced before the Tuesday morning keynote address. Their names will be on the scrolling Powerpoint Monday and Tuesday mornings as people enter the ballroom for the keynote speakers. The first place winner paper will be included in the Honors & Awards Banquet Program.
Deadline for submission of papers: Feb. 15, 2017
Three finalists will be notified: March 7, 2017
Authors must follow the ISERC 2017 paper guidelines since the winning papers will be published in the ISERC proceedings. Paper format guidelines.
Each paper must be submitted in electronic format (PDF file) to the committee co-chairs, Aman Sapra, Joseph Ogabi, Tina Agustiady, Farnaz Ghazi-Nezami and Sampson Gholston. Submission Form/Ethical Statement
First place:Girish Upreti and Isaac AtuaheneUniversity of Tennesses-Knoxville"Improving the Hospital Process using Lean Approach"
Second place:Diana Ducoulombier Alvarado and Carlos Alberto Hernandez HernandezUniversidad Politecnica de San Luis Potosi"Change of Mezzanine in the Bottled Salsa Line"
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