Outstanding Management Achievement in Industrial and Systems Engineering Award 

Sponsored by SEMS

This award recognizes industrial and systems engineers who have created a management climate that has permitted industrial and systems engineering techniques to be utilized and has created outstanding results.


  • Must be an IISE member. Members of the IISE Board of Trustees and Honors Steering Committee are ineligible.
  • Recipients are usually senior managers with line responsibility in an industrial, governmental or educational enterprise and who can be held accountable for the stimulation of a climate that permits industrial and systems engineering to be used with outstanding results.
  • In special situations where a senior manager in a support function has strong influence on operating policy and has achieved outstanding results, a senior staff manager may be the recipient of this award.
  • In making this award, IISE is indirectly honoring a business, government or education institution and consideration is given to the role the institution has had in exhibiting the techniques associated with the manager.


  • Not more than one award a year is given.
  • Nominee’s specific achievements must be described, including results.
  • Nominees cannot be self-nominated.

Nomination process:

  • Complete and return the nomination form.
  • Detailed bio of the nominee not to exceed two pages.
  • Two letters of recommendation, limited to a maximum of one page each.


This award is judged by the Honors and Awards Committee, including the immediate past-president of SEMS, and is presented at the IISE Annual Conference & Expo each year. The award recipient receives a plaque and one-year complimentary SEMS membership.