Thank you for attending IIE's Engineering Lean & Six Sigma Conference 2016

We hope that you enjoyed the Engineering Lean & Six Sigma Conference 2016 and that the excellent sessions and discussions from the conference continue to influence your work.

Conference proceedings

View the great presentations at home! Most presenters have uploaded materials from their presentations. Simply click on the link, select the day and time/room, and look for the "View Presentation" link or the "P" icon.

Conference Highlights 2016

  • Click here to view the conference photo album (Photos taken by Mark Milward, U.S. Naval Submarine Base, New London).

Best Paper Competition

Sponsored by the University of Houston College of Technology.

  • First place: Carlos Fiol, SSMBB, business process consultant, Wells Fargo - "Leveraging Text Data to Improve Complex Service Systems Processes"
  • First runner-up: Dustin Diep and Waleed Mirdad, research assistants, Chinweike Eseonu, Ph.D., assistant professor, Oregon State University - "State of Art Matrix Lean Simulation"
  • Second runner-up: Mario Aboytes, Milad Taherkhorsandi, Hernan Chavez, Krishnan Krishnaiyer, Sue Stankus, Krystel Castillo, and F. Frank Chen, Ph.D., director, University of Texas at San Antonio - "Improving Radio Frequency Identification Accuracy in a Warehouse Setting"

Best Poster Competition

Sponsored by LS2 Performance Solutions LLC.

  • First place: Krishnan Krishnaiyer, University of Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio - "A Lean Approach to Cloud-Based Query Management: Finance Case Study"
  • First runner-up: Manu Khandelwal and Mayur Khandelwal, Crown Cab, Co., and Ertunga Ozelkan, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Charlotte, North Carolina - "Orthogonal Lean Six Sigma: Workflow and Documentation System Design"
  • Second runner-up: Johanna Ficatier, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota - "Improving Care Transitions: Reducing 30-Day Hospital Readmissions"