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    While you’re in Savannah this week for the Healthcare Systems Process Improvement Conference , join us in welcoming Oguzhan Alagoz as new editor-in-chief of the research journal IISE Transactions on Healthcare Systems Engineering . He is a professor ...

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    Earlier this month, I posted a request for assistance in completing my research survey. Again, I am conducting a survey sponsored by the Robert W. Plaster Graduate School of Business at the University of the Cumberlands as part of my doctoral dissertation. ...

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    Healthcare professionals, we welcome you to our fair state this week. As you enjoy the seafood, scenery and (we hope) pleasant weather in Savannah at the Healthcare Systems Process Improvement Conference , be sure to post your photos and observations ...

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    Call for Papers Special Issue of  Natural  Hazards "Big Data Analysis and Management:  Climate Economics, Meteorological Hazards and Environmental Risk"   Guest Editors: Guo Wei, University of North Carolina at Pembroke, USA ( guo.wei@uncp.edu ...

Recent Blogs

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    I attended a joint IISE student/professional chapter meeting at the University of Texas at Arlington last week. One of the presentations was about the evolving software and programming expectations on IE students. For example, they often learn Python but learn how to use it to process data as part of a core course. You can learn the programming language R in the DataCave, while SAS is still taught along with a variety of simulation software suites. They've improved the robotics lab since I was there, ...

  • Posted in: Nashville (TN)

    “Industrial Engineers focused on Operations Research were working on the early days of Machine Learning before the field was cool.  The growth and advancement of artificial intelligence in our world today has come about by taking much of the analytical skills developed in an Operations Research curriculum and combining those skills with cheaper storage and faster processing.  Today, industrial engineers are one of the best sources of talent for what has become the most important technology investment ...

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    I was asked by someone if TRIZ was the Russian equivalent to Six Sigma or Lean or some other continuous process improvement (CPI) methodology. My response was, “What is TRIZ?” And given all the various CPI acronyms out there, why hadn’t I heard of this one?   What Is TRIZ?   TRIZ is short for Theoria Resheneyva Isobretatelskehuh Zadach, Russian for Theory of Inventive Problem Solving. Translated to English, it is sometimes abbreviated to TIPS. The theory is credited to Genrich Altshuller ...


  • Free webinar on agile methodology Tuesday, Feb. 25

    Agile Methodology to Enable Rapid Process Innovation and Improvement Presented by Chapter # 1 - OPEN TO ALL Feb. 25, 12 p.m. Eastern time; Presenters: Joan Tafoya, Sandia National Labs and Caitlyn Spargo, International Management Systems. Sign up now for this in-depth overview of how ISEs and others can apply agile principles and methods to drive more rapid benefits realization on process improvement initiatives.
  • Feb. 16 - 22: Engineers Week

    Celebrate Engineers Week! 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.”
  • IISE election results announced

    Leaders for 2020 have been chosen in the IISE annual election. IISE CEO Don Greene announced the results. Three seats were filled on the 14-person board of trustees: Bopaya Bidanda, Ph.D., as president-elect; Ronald Askin, Ph.D., as senior vice president, publications; and Rohan Shirwaiker, Ph.D., as senior vice president, technical operations. New officers are elected by IISE professional members and serve for three years. Terms begin April 1.


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