Industrial Engineer Engineering and Management Solutions at Work

September 2013    |    Volume: 45    |    Number: 9

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Why engineering matters in management

In almost every MBA program in the world, the things that matter aren’t important to strategic leadership
By Bublu Thakur-Weigold and Stephan M. Wagner 

Lean means green in Ireland

Emerald Isle’s industries have welcomed the lean revolution
By Tommy Fanning 

Generating an industrial cluster

Mapping a strategy for the future of Mexico’s automotive sector
By Homero H. Contreras, Pablo Nuño, José Antonio Santillana and Martha Cabanas 

From austere to agile supply chains

Austere and rigid delivery systems hamper manufacturing success
By M. Balaji and V. Vel Murugan


Top stories in this month's industrial engineering news

  • Die or thrive: future of global supply chains is up for debate
  • Toyota's new training center in Japan aims for faster recall response
  • Supermarket executives, U.N. say rising middle class will exacerbate demand for low-price food
  • Lean principles in manufacturing used to link important safety, wellness goals
  • 'Green' Coke product debuts in Argentina in award-winning bottle
  • International students in U.S. gravitate toward technical degrees
  • Volkswagen keeps fuel-sipping BlueMotion vehicles from the U.S.
  • Book of the month: The End of Competitive Advantage by Rita Gunther McGrath 


Performance by Kevin McManus

The great penny elimination

Management by Paul Engle

Leveraging popularity

Health Systems by Amanda Mewborn

A different way to operate

Innovation by Nabil Nasr

The circular economy is going global


This month in IIE news

The September issue includes stories about the third annual IIE Asian Conference in Taiwan and the Istanbul IIE Conference, abstract submissions for the Applied Ergonomics Conference 2014, updates from IIE chapters around the world, the IIE virtual conferences being offered this fall, and the latest topics garnering discussion on IIE Blogs.

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"Enlightened companies are beginning to realize that people other than the supervisor know about employee performance. In fact, a worker's peers are more likely to know how an employee performs on a job on a consistent basis."  

– Merwan B. Mehta, author of "Peer Evaluations Hit the Factory Floor" in the January issue


The best job ever 

The best job ever

Mark Wallace with UPS discusses why his job is the coolest job for an industrial engineer in this December 2014 Web exclusive.

Resurrection in Atlanta 

Resurrection in Atlanta

Members of the IISE Atlanta Chapter appear in this October 2014 video to discuss the value of a revitalizing the chapter.

Training humanitarian IEs 

Training humanitarian IEs

IE interviews the three co-directors of Georgia Tech’s Center for Health and Humanitarian Logistics.