Upcoming Webinars

IISE webinars are FREE one-hour presentations by knowledgeable professionals and experienced volunteers who provide deeper insight into topics and issues involving industrial and systems engineers and ISE-related disciplines.

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IISE will award continuing education units (CEUs) if you attend the entire webinar. Send your request to IISE customer service at cs@iise.org.

IISE members and others qualified to view designated webinars can also review the webinar archive and access past presentations.

Webinar Recordings

The Relevance of Supply Chain to the Success of the Company

A Society & Division Webinar from The IISE LSC Division
Oct. 20, 12 p.m. Eastern time
Presenter: Prof. Dr. Bram Desmet

Over the past decade, supply chain management has matured from a relatively unknown concept into a fully fledged discipline. Nowadays, the supply chain triangle (service, cash, cost) should be an integral part of an organization’s strategy, since a successful balance benefits the overall business goals. During this webinar, Prof. Dr. Bram Desmet will discuss the five key concepts of the strategy-driven supply chain. 


Integrated Systems Engineering: Thought Leader Perspectives and Points of View

IISE Performance Excellence Series
Nov. 10, 11 a.m. Eastern time

Presenters: Tiffany Sargent, Chief Technologist and Senior Principal Engineer, Intel; Ben Amaba, Global Chief Technology Officer, IBM

Tiffany Sargent, Chief Technologist and Senior Principal Engineer, Intel; and Ben Amaba, Global Chief Technology Officer, IBM will join us to share their perspectives and points of view on how ISE is rapidly evolving to become Integrated Systems Engineering. We’ll define this for you. We’ll discuss what’s happening in this evolving field. And Tiffany and Ben will tell you how you can join our “affinity group” in IISE that is focused on sharing and learning with one another relative to Integrated Systems Engineering.


Lean Transformations: Big Guys vs. Little Guys

IISE Performance Excellence Series
Nov. 11, 11 a.m. Eastern time
Presenters: Gabe Burnett, director and chief engineer for industrial engineering, Boeing; Debbie Nightingale, previous director of the Lean Advancement Initiative, MIT; Jon Corsetti, Sutphen

After 3 decades, most practitioners know that many Lean Transformations miss their goals. But the ones that hit the mark are amazing. How do they do it? And can smaller orgs match up with the larger ones? Find out how Boeing, definitely a large org, transformed its Apache Helicopter Plant in Mesa, Arizona, and how Sutphen, a smaller fire truck manufacturer/assembler, also succeeded with its Lean Transformation..

Beyond executive summaries, we’ll present theory and principles on how research and experience suggest you do Lean Transformations.


Exoskeletons and Ergonomics: Past, Present, and Future

A Society & Division Webinar from The Applied Ergonomics Conference Committee
Nov. 11, 2 p.m. Eastern time
Presenter: Matthew Marino

Ergonomics has significantly benefited the safety and well-being of workers worldwide. Unfortunately, despite reductions in work-related musculoskeletal disorders, certain types of injuries persist for workers who perform physically demanding jobs that have no feasible ergonomic interventions.

Occupational exoskeleton and exosuit technologies to the rescue! These emerging technologies are starting to be implemented on a larger scale to reduce injuries and turnover, while improving performance and quality of life.

This presentation will cover where exoskeletons and exosuits fit within a comprehensive safety and ergonomics program, briefly review the history of these devices, where they currently stand today, and what the future might look like for workers who need of support and assistance from exoskeletons and exosuits.


Learning from Failure: Lessons from the Frontline

A Webinar from IISE Young Professionals & SHS Young Professionals
Nov. 15, 12:30 p.m. Eastern time
Presenter: Isaac Villarreal and Cody Hall

In this joint IISE YP/SHS YP event, presenters Isaac Villarreal and Cody Hall will share case studies based on their professional experiences in the airline and healthcare industries about projects gone wrong – and the lessons they learned from them. Join us for this insightful discussion to learn how you can identify lessons from your own ‘less than desirable’ professional experiences, as well as practical strategies for approaching similar challenges in your own setting.


A Stochastic Programming Framework for Resource Allocation on a Farm Under Climate and Weather Uncertainty

A Webinar from IISE Energy Systems Division
Nov. 18, 3 p.m. Eastern time
Presenter: Erick C. Jones Jr.

Climate change, extreme weather events, and water scarcity have severely impacted the agricultural sector. Under scarce conventional water supplies, a farm faces a decision between reducing production through deficit irrigation and leveraging alternative water and energy resources to continue producing large quantities of crops and these investments would have to be balanced against an unknown climate. Therefore, we develop a framework for farm investment decisions structured as a two-stage stochastic quadratically constrained linear program that maximizes farm profit over a 25-year period while considering an uncertain future climate and the costs of investing and operating various electricity and water technologies. We create four representative climate futures and two climate probability distributions that represent different beliefs that the decision maker might have about the likelihood of each climate scenario occurring.


Additive Manufacturing for Emerging Technologies

A Webinar from The Manufacturing and Design Division
Dec. 8, 11 a.m. Eastern time
Presenter: Navin Sakthivel

This webinar will focus on the current literature trends in additive manufacturing of battery, fuel cells, electronics and sensors. The webinar will throw light on the modalities of additive manufacturing employed in the literature. The talk will emphasize the roadmaps proposed by U.S.-funded agencies in this space. The objective is to encourage fundamental research in these specific areas that will broaden the scientific understanding and the body of knowledge and foster industrial-academic collaboration in pursuing these research areas.