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    Mid-Atlantic Town Hall Meeting

    Minutes from IISE Mid-Atlantic Town Hall Meeting at the IISE Annual Conference Time: May 19, 2019, 8:00 AM~ 9:20 About 20 attendees Discussion Items: Mingzhou Jin, RVP presented the status of the region and his plan. He also introduced ...

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    2019 Town Halls

    Hello NAOB members: How did your town halls go? Please share your presentation and/or notes from the meetings. I want to include that feedback into the action items we establish for our three initiatives coming out of the conference. Thanks! Kevin ...

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    Panel on Diversity & Inclusion - Monday 3:30 in St Johns 34

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    Hello IISE conference attendees! I'd like to invite you to a session in the student track – even if you are NOT a student – on Monday at 3:30pm in St Johns 34 . During this session, there will be a "flipped" panel where students will discuss their ...

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    Draft comments from NAOB meeting...

    Hi everyone, OK, these are NOT final, but I wanted to get these in your hands since you all might want to use them at your town hall meetings. I hope these help you a bit! Kevin ------------------------------ Kevin Taaffe SVP - North American Operations ...

Recent Blogs

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    Last year, many of you asked IISE membership staff about the potential for launching a podcast. Well, “ask and you shall receive!” Yesterday at the IISE Annual Conference was the launch of “PROBLEM SOLVED: The IISE Podcast,” which will feature engineers from diverse backgrounds in both academia and industry discussing a wide range of topics about the work they do as industrial and systems engineers as well as some off-beat topics that will fascinate you, the audience. The first episode ...

  • In the May, 2019 edition of ASME magazine, they offered an educated guess on the future of manufacturing and business. As an industrial engineer working in IT, I can see some of the trends they are discussing. They thought that digital platforms would increase global trade by 1.3 to 2.1 trillion dollars by trimming costs, increasing trade 6 to 10 percent by “reducing friction”. Having ordered parts off eBay from China for a client and responding to customer support requests from Canada and Pakistan, ...

  • There was a group discussion on 5G, and a woman said her son had researched it in detail. She then started talking about the harm 5G was supposed to inflict. I mentioned that I was familiar with radio frequencies and wireless technology. I had a ham radio license, had worked with radar systems for years and now worked for an RF firm. I said it was not dangerous. I was promptly shot down. Someone brought up how 5G radiation is worse than prior forms of wireless radiation because it is so much ...

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    The early-bird deadline (April 15th) is approaching for IISE’s Annual Conference & Expo 2019, slated for May 18-21 at the Rosen Shingle Creek Hotel in Orlando, Florida. The conference’s 70th anniversary will feature: Industry 4.0 in Manufacturing, Production, Supply Chain Optimization A tsunami of technology innovation will require a systems perspective to stay ahead and transform your organization so it can thrive and survive. Service 4.0 and Healthcare 4.0 How the fourth industrial ...


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