Dr. Robert (Bob) Davis, 74, of Tuscaloosa, Alabama, passed away on Feb. 23, 2021. Davis joined AIIE (American Institute of Industrial Engineers, as IISE was originally known through 1981) in the early 1970s and became an IISE Fellow in 1989.
March 9, 11 a.m. Eastern time
Due to multiple requests, the submission deadline has been extended to April 15, 2021, for a special issue of the IISE Transactions journal on Data Analytics and Decision Making for Internet-of-Things (IoT) Enabled Systems.
All papers are to be submitted through http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/iietransactions. Select “Special Issue” under Manuscript Category of your submission. All manuscripts must be prepared according to the IISE Transactions publication guidelines.
As a long-time coalition member of DiscoverE, IISE represents industrial and systems engineers in the grand scope of DiscoverE’s quest “to ensure people everywhere understand how engineers, technicians, and technologists make the world a better place.” Read February ISE’s The Front Line "Engineers Week keeps future in focus" on p. 12.
The OR Nominating Committee is making a call for nominations for dynamic directors (two-year terms) and the position of president-elect (three-year term and must be a current or past board member). All nominees must be current OR members of IISE. Students are not eligible. Members from both academia and industry are encouraged.
The new term will begin on June 1. Board members are expected to be an active participant in monthly board conference calls and to participate in various initiatives, some of which are led by committees working in partnership with the full board.
Board members are also expected to attend the IISE Annual Conference and to participate in the Town Hall meeting held during the annual conference.
To submit a nomination, complete the OR Nomination form and send to Kathy Gamboa by February 12, 2021.
Contact Chase Rainwater if you have any questions about the positions and responsibilities. Please consider giving back to your profession through an OR leadership position.
Feb. 2, 11 a.m. Eastern timePresenters: Jim Dobson, Bill Hathaway, Rupy Sawhney and Deborah Nightingale
Presented by IISE's Manufacturing & Design DivisionJan. 27, 1 p.m. Eastern timePresenter: Julien Cohen, 3DEO
3D printing cannot change the world until it scales to meet the demand of today's global challenges. Tune in to learn how 3DEO is driving the next industrial revolution.
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Upcoming LIVESTREAMED courses - in the pandemic world, IISE comes to you virtually - you don't have to come to us!
Six Sigma Black Belt: Jan. 25-29, Feb. 22-26, and March 22-26, 2021; 14 CEUs
Six Sigma Black Belt for Healthcare: Jan. 25-29, Feb. 22-26, and March 22-26, 2021; 14 CEUs
Lean Green Belt: Feb. 1-12, 2021 (10 days, 2 hours per day); 2.1 CEUs
Introduction to Engineering Analytics: Feb. 8-9, 2021; 1.4 CEUs
Advanced Engineering Analytics: Feb. 10-12, 2021; 2.1 CEUs
Technical Communications: March 1-11, 2021 (9 days, 2 hours per day); 2.1 CEUs
Service Systems Engineering Best Practice Virtual Benchmarking
Global Performance Excellence Webinar, presented by IISE's Logistics and Supply Chain Division
Jan. 7, 11 a.m. EST (GMT -5)
Presenter: Vittal Prabhu, Ph.D.
This award recognizes IISE Energy Systems (ES) Division members under the age of 35 for their technical contribution to energy systems.
Nomination package must include
An award committee chaired by an appointed member of the ES board will review all applications following the division's award evaluation procedures.
Recognition Process (first place only)
Nomination deadline: Feb. 15, 2020, 5 p.m. Eastern time
Winner notified: March 15, 2020
For questions, please contact Bonnie Cameron (email@example.com).
Presented by Healthcare Systems Process Improvement Conference (HSPI) - OPEN TO ALLJan. 12, 1 p.m. Eastern timePresenters: Tarun Mohan Lal, Janine Kamath, Derek Haas, Eric Makhani, M.D
Disruptive Innovation in Distribution: From Weeks to Days to Hours
Global Performance Excellence Webinar, presented by IISE's Logistics and Supply Division
Dec. 9, 1 p.m. EST (GMT -5)
Presenters: Bob Pudlo, FedEx; Rajiv Saxena, Kenco Group; Rodolfo Portillo, Senior Corporate Executive, Supply Chain Researcher, major online distributor; Russ Meller, Fortna
You now have even more time to share your work, insights and discoveries! Be noticed on the global stage. Abstracts for the 2021 VIRTUAL Annual Conference & Expo, May 22-25, are due Nov. 29.
The IISE Operational Excellence Division invites nominations for the 2021 Operational Excellence Division Teaching Award. This award is presented each year at the IISE Annual Conference to recognize one or two faculty members who have developed innovative and effective approaches to teaching process improvement concepts (e.g. lean, Six Sigma, etc.).
A full description of the award criteria and the required nomination materials is available at the link below.
Please note that one of the required materials is a nomination letter from a faculty colleague or a student who has taken the course.
The nomination deadline is March 1, 2021 and the materials should be submitted to me via email. Award winner(s) will be selected by a committee, and the winners will be notified by March 31, 2021
HSPI 2021 Pre-Conference Workshop Preview - Presented by Healthcare Systems Process Improvement Conference (HSPI) - OPEN TO ALLNov. 10, 2 p.m. Eastern timePresenters: Laura McMichael, Thomas West, Eddie Perez-Ruberte, Ashley Benedict
The Role of Ergonomic Leadership During COVID - Presented by Applied Ergonomics Conference (AEC) - OPEN TO ALLNov. 12, 2 p.m. Eastern timePresenter: Bobbie Watts, director of ergonomics, Michelin Americas
Learn best practices with conference speakers on how to deliver effective virtual presentations taking in consideration the platforms used at the IISE Annual Conference & Expo 2020, Nov. 1-3.
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The International Association for Continuing Education and Training website shines the spotlight on IISE today and features the Institute at the top of IACET’s list of Accredited Providers that offer “continuing education and training dedicated to the profession of teaching and quality education.”
Sneak Preview! Download the preliminary live and pre-recorded sessions for the first-ever VIRTUAL IISE Annual Conference & Expo Nov. 1-3:
Join ISEs around the world for the largest industrial and systems engineering event of the year from your office, desk or deck!
IISE-NITIE Chapter will be celebrating an Engineer's Day on Sept. 15, 2020; 4:15-6:45 p.m. (IST). This program is organized by the National Institute of Industrial Engineering (NITIE) Mumbai in collaboration with IISE. All NITIE students, alumni, faculty & IISE members are invited to attend online.
Presented by Chapter # 1 and UPS - OPEN TO ALL Sept. 1, 11 a.m. Eastern time
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: Progress and Performance Assessment from an ISE Perspective
Aug. 12, 11 a.m. EDT
The Engineering Lean & Six Sigma Conference 2020 offers a global hub for sharing organizational transformation discoveries fueled by Lean and Six Sigma thinking. Lean Six Sigma improves the quality of management, working processes and applies resources in a targeted way that can dramatically increase the productive and creative potential across a business population.The conference has an audience of industrial, management, manufacturing and quality engineers, healthcare professionals, consultants, operational and supply chain managers and professional educators.Lean Six Sigma in the Age of Big Data: Lean and Six Sigma methodologies can complement a wide variety of tools to help organizations and practitioners yield top-notch results. In this sub-track, we invite presenters to share case studies and lessons learned from big data, Cloud computing, machine learning and Artificial Intelligence in Lean and Six Sigma projects. The AI Symposium complementing #ELSS2020 themes of Artificial Intelligence and big data. Speakers from industry and academia will discuss some of the ways AI will help solve business woes and build a better tomorrow in the Cognitive Era.
IISE/Rockwell Undergraduate Student Simulation Competition
Fall session entries now being accepted.
Encourage a team of three undergraduate students to solve a “real-world” situational case study using Rockwell Software’s Arena simulation software. Your team could win the first place prize of $5,000.
Each team will have approximately eight weeks to develop its solution for preliminary judging. Three teams will be chosen to compete in the finals in New Orleans, La. at the IISE Annual Conference & Expo October 31-November 3, 2020. The winning team will be announced at the conference. Three finalist teams receive $1,250 each for travel to the finals, complimentary conference registration, cash awards and certificates. For more details about the competition and entry parameters, visit the competition web site.
Entry forms for the Fall session of the IISE/Rockwell Undergraduate Student Simulation Competition are due Sept 30.
Questions? Contact Bonnie Cameron at firstname.lastname@example.org or (770) 349-1105, with questions. Thank you.
Presented by Chapter #1 - OPEN TO ALLJuly 23, 11 a.m. Eastern timePresenters: Mike Sherwin, University of Pittsburgh and Jon Carmona, The Poirier Group
Sponsored by Xcentric Mold & Engineering
June 16, 11 a.m. Eastern timePresenter: Jim Dobson, senior manager, The Walt Disney Company
June 16, 2 p.m. Eastern timePresenters: Laura P. McMichael, OTR, MBA and Tom West, Green Dot Group
Happy Friday! It is a great pleasure to report to you the result of this year’s division election as shown below:
· Johanna Ficatier, MS, MBA, PMP – President elect
· Crystal Y. Davis, CLSSBB – Director 2020-2022
· Chinweike Eseonu – Director 2020-2022
· Krishnan Krishnaiyer – Director 2020-2022
· Leigh Ann Schildmeier – Director 2020-2022
Meanwhile, the following IISE OpEx Division board members are ending their terms this month.
· Valentine Boving – Past-President
· Johanna Ficatier, MS, MBA, PMP – Director 2018-2020
· Farnaz Ghazi Nezami – Director 2018-2020
· Dave Harry, PMP® CSSBB LBC – Director 2018-2020
· Sushil Shetty, PhD. – Director 2018-2020
IISE has released the names of its annual award winners who are being honored for their achievements in leadership, teaching, research, service or academic pursuit. Key IISE award winners include Deborah Nightingale, University of Central Florida/Massachusetts Institute of Technology, who is the 2020 recipient of the coveted Frank and Lillian Gilbreth Industrial Engineering Award – the highest and most esteemed honor IISE bestows.
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