Industrial Engineer Engineering and Management Solutions at Work

September 2010    |    Volume: 42    |    Number: 9

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PERSPECTIVES

Kevin McManus 

Performance by Kevin McManus

Finding different eyes
As we become more of a "make-to-order" world, we must develop the internal capacity to seek alternate and creative perspectives.

Paul Engle 

Management by Paul Engle

Unrelated events?
The collision of rare occurrences that have catastrophic consequences, such as financial collapses and oil spills, reveals that managers must perform enterprisewide risk assessment at least annually. 

D. Junell Scheeres 

Health Systems by D. Junell Scheeres

Strategic planning
After polling some healthcare leaders about their top-of-mind issues, they enthusiastically praised industrial engineering tools and gave examples of how they have applied them.

Nabil Nasr 

Innovation by Nabil Naser
Engineering challenge of the century
The oil spill at the wrecked Deepwater Horizon drilling platform is putting renewed focus on the need for a long-term U.S. energy policy to replace our overdependence on carbon-based fuels. 



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