Industrial Engineer Engineering and Management Solutions at Work

January 2017    |    Volume: 49    |    Number: 1

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Accelerating Early Career Success - Working on Soft Skill/Change Leadership Gaps

Presented by Columbus Chapter, Young Professionals & CISE
Jan. 26 | 12 p.m. Eastern time

Moderator: Scott Sink, The Ohio State University
Panelists: Jared Frederici, The Poirier Group, Jared Dunlap, Young Professionals Group and Elizabeth Schweitzer, Disney

Lunch & Learn Series: The focus of this webinar is share learning, lessons and tips on how to get out of the starting gate fast and distinguish yourself early in your professional career.

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Identification of Sleep Apnea Events Using Heterogeneous Recurrence

Presented by Computer and Information Systems
Jan. 31 | 2 p.m. Eastern time

Presenter: Changqing Cheng, Ph.D., assistant professor, Binghamton University–SUNY

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a common sleep disorder that affects 24 percent of men and nine percent of women. It is caused by the collapse of upper airway during sleep, which subsequently leads to breath cessation and decrease of blood oxygen level that triggers arousals.

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A Peek into the Future: Pre-conference Presentations

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

Presenters: Jim Potvin, Potvin Biomechanics Inc., and Gary Allread, Ohio State University's SRI-Ergonomics  

Join us to get a peek into the programs that will be presented on Monday, March 27, 2017. Both speakers will give a preview of the material they will cover during their full pre-conference sessions. 

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Strategy, Curriculum and Structure for Continuous Improvement

Presented by Society of Health Systems
Feb. 14 | 2 p.m. Eastern time

Presenter: Dr. Steven Choi, assistant vice president and director, Montefiore Institute of Performance Improvement/Montefiore Network Performance Improvement (MNPI)

This webinar will describe a powerful and successful strategy aimed at developing a comprehensive curriculum designed to train physicians, nurses, hospital staff and administrative leaders, and a “re-organizational” structure to create a culture of continuous improvement in alignment with the overall strategic goals of the institution.

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Supply Chain Transformation by Additive Manufacturing

Presented by Logistics and Supply Chain Division
Feb. 21 | 2 p.m. Eastern time

Presenter: Mingzhou Jin, Ph.D., professor, University of Tennessee Knoxville (UTK)

Additive Manufacturing (AM) is expected not only to change processes within a single enterprise but also to transform supply chains across global enterprises. This webinar will discuss AM and its impact on supply chain and logistics. 

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Manufacturing Cost Prediction

Presented by Engineering Economy Division
Feb. 23 | 2 p.m. Eastern time 

Presenter: Alice Smith, Ph.D., P.E., professor, Auburn University

Cost estimation is done in nearly all organizations but it is often ad hoc. Moreover, if the cost drivers are both quantitative and qualitative it is very difficult if not impossible to estimate costs analytically with existing methods. This webinar addresses this issue.

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Life Cycle Assessment Methods: Need for Climate Change Communications (3C)

Presented by Sustainable Development Division
March 9 | 2 p.m. Eastern time

Presenter: Gokhan Egilmez, Ph.D., assistant professor, University of New Haven

This webinar will provide an overview of Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) methods from practicality, accuracy and scope perspectives, as well as how to achieve better and more effective communication among stakeholders.

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