The Lean Six Sigma & Data Science Conference Sept. 19-21 in Atlanta offers ISEs a chance to join fellow process improvement gurus Sept. 20 for a night at Topgolf – teeing off toward giant outfield targets in a high-tech golf game while talking shop with some of the industry’s leading pros. Sign up now; space is limited.
Performance Excellence Webinar
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. ET Aug. 2Presenter: Victoria Jordan, Vice President, Quality and Patient Safety, Emory Healthcare
This webinar covers a detailed case study on Emory’s very successful deployment of Tiered Huddles and includes Q&A from the audience. Part II follows, with a discussion on how to apply the insights Jordan shares in other settings.
From Engineer to Leader … Livestream course Aug. 1-2 is now taking registrations. Managers need the skills and knowledge in which engineers are typically not trained – like leadership, communication, organization, change management, empathy and more. Instructor Timothy J. Greene, Ph.D., helps equip you with these skills. IISE members save $350 on course fees.
IISE runs insightful, innovative webinars year-round with expert presenters. Performance Excellence series and society/division webinars cover ISE trends, hot topics and more. Take a break this summer and sign up for a webinar for free.
11 a.m. ET, July 11
July 25-29, Norcross, GA /
Five-day course prepares you for the professional engineering licensure exam. Instructors will cover all major elements of the PE exam, refreshing your knowledge of IE topics, terminology and formulas; working through practice problems; and identifying areas to focus on during exam prep. Participants will receive a specially developed set of review notes available only to registrants.
IISE held its first in-person Annual Conference & Expo in three years May 21-24 in Seattle, giving attendees a chance to honor the profession’s best and brightest with live applause and appreciation. Congrats to the winners!
Take advantage of two in-depth, preconference workshops at the IISE Annual Conference & Expo in Seattle May 21-24:
"What is the Theory of Constraints and How Can It Be Used to Improve Patient Flow?" Presenters: Danilo Sirias, Saginaw Valley State University and Gary Wadhwa, 8 a.m. - Noon, May 21 | "Aligning Productivity with Retention via Compassionate Servant Leadership" Presenter: Dr. Rupy Sawhney, University of Tennessee, 1 - 5 p.m., May 21
The Lean Six Sigma & Data Science Conference Sept. 19-21 in Atlanta offers a global hub for sharing organizational transformation discoveries. ISEs are invited to submit abstracts by May 22. Inspire discussion and development and put yourself and your organization at the forefront of the industry. Plus, connect with other great minds. 200 words or less - submit today.
Congrats! Nick Sahinidis, a professor of ISE at Georgia Tech, is the latest IISE member to be chosen to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE), one of the highest honors in engineering. NAE praised him “for contributions to global optimization and the development of widely used software for optimization and machine learning.”
The Energy Systems (ES) Division is calling for nominations for two board directors whose terms will begin on June 1, 2022, with a two-year commitment. Nominees must be a current IISE member and an ES Division member. If you are a current IISE member, you can choose to be an ES Division member for free. Self-nomination is welcome!
The vision of the ES Division is to become the premier division for researchers and practitioners committed to advancing excellence in innovative modeling and exploring industrial and systems engineering tools for energy systems. Main responsibilities of the division board director include: i) attending division board meeting, ii) organizing division actives (e.g., leading awards committee and scheduling division presentations) in IISE Annual conference, and iii) participating in other division activities (e.g., division newsletters and division webinars).
ES Division currently has four great board directors, and they are Assistant Professor Ahmed Aziz Ezzat at Rutgers University – New Brunswick, Assistant Professor Benjamin D. Leibowicz at University of Texas – Austin, Associate Professor Ekundayo Shittu at George Washington University, and Associate Professor Pingfeng Wang at University of Illinois Urbana – Champaign.
Please consider joining us and spend 5 minutes to complete and submit this Nomination form at your earliest convenient time. Please contact me for any other questions.
IISE professional members have elected new leaders. Balloting was held from Dec. 13, 2021, to Jan. 28, 2022, to choose leaders for three Board of Trustee positions, two posts on the Technical Operations Board and six regional operations vice presidents. The winners, who assume their posts April 1, are:
The Operations Research Division Nominating Committee is making a call for nominations for 1 President-Elect and 2 dynamic directors whose terms will begin June 1, 2022. All nominees must be current, regular members of the Operations Research (OR) Division. Students are not eligible.
Take advantage of this excellent opportunity to serve your division in a significant way. If not you, then perhaps someone you know is qualified to take a leadership position on the OR Division Board.
Participating in a leadership role for the division is a challenging, yet at the same time, very rewarding experience. Each year, we attempt to maintain a broad distribution of board members with a balance between academia, industry and government representation.
The position is a two-year commitment with fantastic opportunities to network and give back to the profession. Generally the time commitment is three to five hours per month - about half of the time is during traditional business hours - with the term beginning June 2022. Interested candidates or nominators should complete the nomination form by January 28, 2022, for consideration by the OR Nominating Committee. Take a few minutes to consider submitting your name or that of a colleague to email@example.com at IISE Headquarters.
Contact Katie McConky nominating committee chair, if you have questions about the positions and responsibilities. Please consider giving back to your profession through a Society leadership position.
Donald Harold Liles, Ph.D., age 74, of Arlington, Texas, passed away on Jan. 7, 2022. Condolences to family, friends and the ISE community at large. He was a longtime faculty member in the Industrial, Manufacturing and Systems Engineering Department, The University of Texas at Arlington. The college website expressed that “Liles truly cared about students..." A memorial service will be held Friday, Jan. 21, 2-3 p.m. at Moore Funeral Home, 1219 North Davis Drive, Arlington. Following the memorial service will be a graveside service from 3-4 p.m. at Moore Memorial Gardens at the same address.
Stanley Elson Honig of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, and Paris, France, died on Dec. 3, 2021, aged 93. Condolences to family, friends and the ISE community at large. He was a Life Member of IISE for 64 years. “After a ten-year career as an Industrial Engineer in the New York area he moved to Lancaster in 1962 and joined the firm of Hershey and Gibbel in Lititz as a Partner. He retired as Treasurer of the Lititz Mutual Insurance Company in 1993. Subsequently he served as a Director of the Old Guard Insurance Group.”
The December issue of ISE magazine is now online. Purdue researchers write how industrial engineers can apply data analytics to combat hunger in the U.S. We also highlight the best episodes from Problem Solved: The IISE Podcast. And, much more. Reminder: To view magazine content at iise.org/ISEMagazine, you must create a new online account to access members-only content, join/renew or register for an event. Click here to complete the process!
Tim Cook, Captains of Industry Award recipient at IISE's virtual Annual Conference & Expo in May, received the plaque prior to the Alabama-Auburn Iron Bowl from Alice Smith, an IISE Fellow and the Joe W. Forehand/Accenture Distinguished Professor of ISE at Auburn and Annie Dorsey, Auburn IISE chapter president, who interviewed Cook for the Annual Conference. Smith nominated Auburn IE alum Cook for the prestigious award.
Business Process Management 4.0 - Glimpses of What's Ahead - IISE Performance Excellence Series - Oct. 7, 11 a.m. EDT - Presenter: Jared Frederici, The Poirier Group.
Veteran thought leader Frederici will provide perspectives and points of view on how the art and science of Business Process Management and Improvement is evolving.
Online, on-demand IISE Microlearning Refreshers are an ideal way to keep your skills up to date and earn Continuing Education Units or Professional Development Hours. Use it or lose it applies to all skills, and ISEs need the full toolset.
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Sign up for an IISE-MoreSteam online course.
From process modeling to Lean IT for leaders and teams, this exciting IISE-MoreSteam partnership brings “new content and value to IISE’s members and customers.” Go to iise.org/MoreSteam and get started today!
Aug. 24: “Engineering Social Service Systems,” noon-1 p.m. EDT |
Aug. 27: “Lean Manufacturing Laboratory for Hands-on Learning in Industrial Engineering,” 2 p.m. EDT |
Sept. 9: “SHS Data Analytics,” 1 p.m. EDT