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        January 2011                                                                                                Lean Division Website

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IIE Annual Conference 2011: IERC Research Sessions, Lean Systems Track - Update
 
Grand Sierra Resort Hotel - May 21-25, Reno, Nev.


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 15 research sessions and a tutorial session under the Lean Systems track this year!

 
A tentative outline of the research and tutorial sessions is as follows:
 

  • Lean Culture
  • Lean Ergonomics
  • Lean Green Systems
  • Lean Healthcare
  • Lean Implementations
  • Lean Logistics & Inventory Systems
  • Lean Manufacturing
  • Lean Performance Evaluation
  • Lean Product & Process Design
  • Lean Six Sigma
  • Lean Tools & Techniques
  • Lean Value Chain Management
  • Modeling for Lean Systems
  • Lean Best Practice Award Presentations
  • Lean Division Student Paper Competition
  • Lean Division Town Hall Meeting
  • Lean Tutorial Session 


We look forward to seeing you in Reno!

 

Track Chairs:

MD Sarder, University of Southern Mississippi 

Fazleena Badurdeen, University of Kentucky
 

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IIE Annual Conference 2011: Applied Solutions Sessions - Update
Grand Sierra Resort Hotel - May 21-25, Reno, Nev.


Please join us for the 2011 IIE Applied Solutions Annual Conference in Reno, Nev. 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.
 

For more information visit www.iieannual.org.
 

See you in Reno!
 

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Lean Division Award Winners

Applications are currently being reviewed for the following competitions/awards sponsored by IIE's Lean Division. Await announcement of winners soon!
 


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IIE Engineering Lean & Six Sigma Conference 2011

Westin Atlanta Perimeter North - Sept.12-14, Atlanta 

 

Engineering Lean and Six Sigma explores the application and theory of lean and Six Sigma from its historical development. This two-day conference brings together the practitioners and the developers to share the successes and identify the opportunities for applying proven tools and methods. This year, we will have industry and academic tracks.

 

Lean and Six Sigma have their roots in industrial engineering. Lean tools are traditionally developed by industrial engineers to improve productivity and eliminate wastes while Six Sigma tools are originally used by engineering to improve quality, reliability and defect level of products and services. Many problem solving tools used in Six Sigma and lean are also basic IE tools: 5S, theory of constraints, structured brainstorming, cause-and-effect, process mapping, preventive control and error proofing. For information on the conference

 

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 March 7, 2011 | Doubletree Hotel | Chicago O'Hare Airport
 

A conference designed to improve productivity, quality and efficiency standards to grow and profit in the new economy. 
 

For complete conference details and registration information, visit our website now. www.iienet.org/workstandards
 

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- W. Edwards Deming

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The IIE Lean Division is seeking volunteers to serve on the various committees. If you are interested please contact the division director, Ahad Ali or newsletter editor Fazleena Badurdeen.

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Cycle stock: One of two main components of any item of inventory, the cycle stock is the most active part, i.e., that which depletes gradually and is replenished cyclically. Another part of the item inventory is the safety stock which is a cushion of protection against uncertainty in the demand or in the replenishment lead time. The stock level necessary to prevent shortage during ordering, producing, and shipping of replacement work.

 

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