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    Amid the horrors and upheaval from the COVID-19 pandemic, industrial and systems engineers in healthcare stepped up to the plate with innovative ideas to improve processes. In the January issue of ISE , columnist and healthcare process expert Ali ...

  • Helpful resources to bookmark and reference often for updates ... CDC COVID Data Tracker for U.S. - Maps, charts, and data provided by the CDC, updated daily : https://covid.cdc.gov/covid-data-tracker/#vaccinations Bloomberg - Includes global ...

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    This is a reminder that the deadline to submit a full paper and notify us of your intent to enter it into the Energy Systems Track Best Paper Award competition is this Sunday, January 24th . We look forward to receiving your submissions. Best ...

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    The COVID-19 pandemic created numerous challenges for universities worldwide, among them how to keep campus buildings and rooms cleaned and sanitized properly as students returned to in-person learning. In the January issue of ISE magazine, the monthly ...

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    When I was a master's student, I became interested in performance and personality traits. I was curious to know if there were certain personality traits that were predisposed to better on-the-job performance. Back then, I as a construction project manager and so I set about searching if "successful" project managers had certain attributes about them. As I think back about my research, it was a fun process of discovery and I believe what I found still holds today. The thesis relevant for process ...

  • While the terms quality assurance and quality control are often used interchangeably, there are differences between the two disciplines. Likewise, quality control and testing are sometimes used interchangeably, though the terms are not exactly the same thing.   The Definitions Quality assurance is a process designed to ensure a system meets its objectives. Quality assurance tries to design processes that deliver the consistent and correct results every time. It includes verifying processes ...

  • This article originally appeared on Hubpages . The History of Six Sigma Versus Lean Engineering In the 1980s and 1990s, Six Sigma quality was, to put it succinctly, a big deal. There was concern in the US that companies needed to reach Japanese levels of quality to compete with Japan (ironically achieved by the advice of industrial engineering pioneers like Deming and Juran who were ignored in the US for years). Since the Great Recession started and arguably never ended, Lean has grown in ...

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