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March 22-25, 2010
The 13th Annual
Applied Ergo Conference and Expo 2010
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San Antonio, Texas
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In listening to the news reports of the last few weeks, it was
repeated that some of the
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responding to the crisis inhour that passed, the opportunities for rescue dwindled. We know of Doctors Without Borders and now there is Engineers Without Borders. I wondered if there were industrial engineers involved in the effort. If not, why not? If so, why seemingly not enough to address these issues we address every day in our jobs? More from John
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Hosted by IIE Rochester, N.Y., Chapter
Title: Pre-emptive Six Sigma Tools: Avoiding Those Pesky Unintended Consequences
Date:Feb. 16, 2010
Time:7-8 p.m. EST
Presenter: Janet Nelson, president and owner of the WorkOut Consortium, a sub company of J Nelson Enterprise LLC, and a partner company of OQL Solutions
Our speaker will cover the most powerful (but non-statistical) Six Sigma tools to be used for avoiding problems. How often have you or your staff talked about someone who 'painted themselves into a corner' or how you heard someone 'wound up on thin ice' as a result of a poorly thought out decision or action?
The session reviews nine, interrelated and supporting problem-avoidance and decision making tools. At the end of this session the participants will be able to leverage these traditional problem solving tools to lead their staff or organization to better thought-out decisions; ones which avoid negative, unintended consequences and collateral damage.
January Regional Webinar is a Huge Success!
Focus on Quality: Lean Processes - Marypat Cooper
Hosted by Delaware Valley, Chapter 132
The Delaware Valley Chapter No. 132 hosted the January 2010 Regional Webinar, focusing on Lean Manufacturing. Marypat detailed the history and some of the lessons learned at Brooks Electronics (division of Wiremold) in the 1990s during its Kaizan work with the Shingijutsu Group. Her work at improving product flows, simplifying work and profitability all carried potential lessons for the attendees.
Questions were taken from the floor and online, including questions on quality and on using lean in the warehousing environment. Overall, it was an excellent, informative evening.
Marypat Cooper and Tom Masapollo
Congratulations to the Delaware Chapter and Marypat Cooper on a terrific webinar!
We are tops in Newsletters!
Four out of nine chapters receiving a 2009 newsletter award are from the Northeast Region! A hearty congratulations to:
South Jersy Delaware Valley Chapter
Editor, John McGowan
Long Island Chapter
Editor, Nicole Rank
Central Connecticut Chapter
Editor, Jonna Gerken
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Networking with other professionals is often the best way to find out about new opportunities, gain important references and to learn from the experience of others. As a member of IIE living in the Northeast, you have a number of online networking opportunities:
Professional and student members of IIE
Long Island, N.Y.
6 p.m. Networking/Glenn Curtiss -
Free for Students
7 p.m. Presentation
Feb. 18 at 12 p.m.
Penn State Berks
Jeffrey Wike or (610)396-6202
Rochester, N.Y. Feb. 16
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Regional Webinar at 7 p.m. -
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