Industrial Engineer Engineering and Management Solutions at Work

August 2017    |    Volume: 49    |    Number: 8

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Alleviating Electronic Waste by Controlling Consumer Behavior

Presented by Manufacturing & Design Division
July 27 | 2 p.m. Eastern time

Presenter: Sara Behdad, assistant professor, University of Buffalo (UB )

Electronic waste (e-waste) is regarded as one of the fastest growing pollution problems worldwide. The e-waste stream continues to grow by close to 5 percent annually, three times faster than any other type of municipal waste, with increasing population and per capita product penetration rates. The purpose of this webinar is to clarify the role of product design and consumer behavior on alleviating the e-waste issue. 

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Implementing the Ergo Coach Program

Presented by GOErgo AEC Conference Committee - OPEN TO ALL
Aug. 3 | 2 p.m. Eastern time

Presenter: Michael Strickland, staff engineer, Honda of South Carolina

An effective ergo coach program builds solid infrastructure to your ergonomics program. The ergo coach program is designed to support the ergonomist in managing company wide ergonomic objectives.

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Change-Point Detection for Process Monitoring

Presented by Process Industries Division
Aug. 8 | 2 p.m. Eastern time

Presenter: Weihong (Grace) Gup, Ph.D., assistant professor, Rutgers University

Process monitoring is a crucial subject for quality control in an industrial environment. We would like the production process to comply with our design specifications so that the finished products have satisfying quality. 

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Lean Six Sigma and Affordability for Continuous Improvement

Presented by ELSS Conference Committee - OPEN TO ALL
Aug. 15 | 2 p.m. Eastern time

Presenter: Paul Odomirok, CEO, Performance Excellence Associates, Inc.

Affordability is about the integration of Value, Customer, and Cost.  Lean Six Sigma provides a foundation of tools, techniques, and methods for the application of Affordability.  The pursuit of Affordability involves increasing speed and responsiveness, improving quality and reliability, while decreasing cost and price.  Lean Six Sigma provides the mean for accomplishing the mission. 

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Driving Employee Safety with Lean

Presented by Society for Health Systems
Aug. 17 | 2 p.m. Eastern time

Presenter: Danielle Larson-Jaramillo, process improvement specialist, Spectrum Health 

There is a growing need for improvement in employee safety within the Healthcare industry. The session will share the journey of developing an organizational strategy, sharing the methods and tools used to create our structure and support staff.

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Dashboards for Daily Factory Management

Presented by IISE's ELSS Conference Committee & Lean Division - OPEN TO ALL
Aug. 31 | 2 p.m. Eastern time

Presenters: Tom Knight, CEO, Invistics and Stan Simpson

Join us to review a three-year case study of a global consumer packaged goods company who saw the business need for improved supply chain visibility, built innovative dashboards for daily factory management, and implemented the Invistics solution to achieve significant improvements in cycle times and inventory reduction.

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Sitting Disease: New Evidence and Strategies for a Healthier Workplace

Presented by GOErgo AEC Conference Committee - OPEN TO ALL
Sept. 7 | 2 p.m. Eastern time

Presenter: Josh Kerst, C.P.E., principal ergonomist, Safco Products Company

The amount of time we spend in sedentary positions on any given day has dramatically increased over the last 25 years. Most people spend the majority of their daytime hours at work in a seated position, which has resulted in a wide variety of serious health risks. Kerst will share the historical impact of the chair on our bodies and how it has shaped our perception.

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