PERSPECTIVES

Kevin McManus 

Performance by Kevin McManus

Some unintended messages shouldn't be sent
If process excellence and sustainability are organizational goals, how do you ensure your costing models accurately gauge the true pros and cons of a given management choice?

Paul Engle 

Management by Paul Engle

Gauging your spirit of entrepreneurship
Is entrepreneurship right for you? Most businesses fail within two years for a variety of reasons, the most common being a shortage of capital and management's poor estimate of the time and resources required to be successful. Many enterprises start small, adjust their business approach until success is achieved then grow.

Amanda Mewborn 

Health Systems by Amanda Mewborn

Hoshin kanri for a professional society?
Like any worthwhile enterprise, IIE's Society for Health Systems (SHS) regularly updates its vision, mission and strategic plan. The last revision took place in 2012, so this year the SHS board arrived at February's Healthcare Systems Process Improvement Conference a day early to revisit the plan and align it with market needs.

NabilNasr 

Innovation by Nabil Nasr

UN sets sights on sustainable industry and energy
Industry is an indispensable driver of the kind of economic and social progress envisioned by the Global Goals program, which states that manufacturing accounts for around 470 million jobs worldwide in 2009, about 16 percent of the world's 2.9 billion member workforce.

Saxena 

Member Forum by Rajiv Saxena

Out-of-the-box supply chain packaging
Many things can compromise supply chain efficiency, and engineering professionals have numerous tools for improvement. From identifying alternate packaging configurations and conducting packaging optimizations to performing simulations and building/testing prototypes, engineers possess many of the core competencies needed to bring a fresh approach to this long-neglected supply chain area.

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