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IIE Lean Division Town Hall Meeting
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IIE Annual Conference and Expo 2010
June 5-9, in Cancún!
Town Hall Meeting
5:15-6:30 p.m.
June 7
This is an opportunity for everyone to learn more about the IIE Lean Division and get involved with its activities. Come join us at the Town Hall meeting!
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Award for excellence in the teaching of lean concepts
IIE Lean Division is pleased to announce the winner of the 3rd Annual Award for Excellence in the Teaching of Lean Concepts as the team of three faculty members: Andres L. Carrano, John T. Kaemmerlen and Jacqueline Mozrall of Industrial and Systems Engineering, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, New York.
   Dr. Andres L. Carrano        Mr. John T. Kaemmerlen        Dr. Jacqueline Mozrall  
    Andres L. Carrano           John T. Kaemmerlen             Jacqueline Mozrall
The winning team has been developing and teaching a series of innovative undergraduate and graduate level courses on lean practice and modeling using experiential learning approaches in a production systems lab setting
. The award committee has concluded that the above team deserves recognition for lean teaching excellence from leadership, contents and quality, applied learning, innovation, and student satisfaction perspectives. We would like to congratulate the winning team and thank them for their outstanding contributions to the field of lean system modeling and design.

The award will be given at the Honors & Awards Banquet on June 7, part of the IIE Annual Conference in Cancún, Mexico, June 5-9, 2010.
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Lean student paper competition winners
IIE Lean Division is pleased to announce the winners of the fourth Lean Student Paper Competition sponsored by J T. and Carol S. Black. The competition recognizes outstanding papers in the field of lean research and practices.

First Place goes to Mariza Siller, Taidé Sanchez, and Jair Onofre with the Universidad de Monterrey, San Pedro Garza Garcia, Nuevo León, México for their paper titled "Reducing Order Cycle Time through a TOC-Lean Approach: A Case Study."
Second Place is awarded to Cecilia Martínez with the Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas for her paper titled "A Coordination Mechanism for Lean Product Development."
Third Place is awarded to Monica C. Villareal, and Tuba Yilmaz with the Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia, for their paper titled "A Pediatric Intensive Care Unit Rounding Process Lean Transformation."

Awards will be given at the annual Honors & Awards Banquet on June 7. The first place winner will be included in the IIE Annual Award list. Winning papers will be presented at the Industrial Engineering Research Conference (IERC) at a separate session at 2:30 p.m. June 8 in Coral Gallery 1A.
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Feature article: Learning to see ... again!
By Rick Duncan
We all reach a level of inefficiency when we don't get to practice the skills that have been taught to us or we have learned. I had been working with developing training materials and had not been around the execution end of the lesson plan in a while. When it came time to apply the lean skills to the process at hand, I had to revisit many of the things that I inherently knew but were no longer at the surface of the conscience mind. In short, I had to learn to see ... again. Full article
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MaryPat Cooper and Tom Masapollo 
New workshop added to student track
at IIE Annual Conference
Leadership Workshop - Model of the United Nations
A Model of the United Nations (MUN) is a simulation of a session inside the United Nations. This means that the students that take part in the Model are representing the different countries that are members of the U.N. as if they were U.N. Delegates for these countries. In the model, these students take part in a debate and make proposals to solve the different situations presented to them.
Learn more about the workshop
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IIE Annual Conference 2010: IERC research sessions, lean systems track - Update
June 5-9, 2010 at the Fiesta Americana Grand Coral Beach Hotel, Cancún, Mexico
The track on Lean Systems at the IIE Annual Conference is a forum for researchers and practitioners to share research focused on the application of Lean Systems concepts to improve organizational performance. A large number of abstracts in diverse areas related to Lean were received this time. We are excited to announce that there will be sixteen research sessions (almost 60% higher than at 2009 IIE Annual Conference) and a tutorial session under the Lean Systems track this year! Tentative agenda of sessions in the Lean Systems track this year
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IIE Annual Conference 2010: Applied solutions sessions - Update

June 7 - 9, 2010, Fiesta Americana Grand Coral Beach Hotel, Cancún, Mexico

Please join us for the 2010 IIE Applied Solutions Annual Conference in sunny Cancún, Mexico. Industry leaders will deliver solid application of time-honored methodologies that have proven results. They will introduce you to tools and ideas that you can discuss with your peers at the conference and take back to others in your company. Conference highlights
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