IIE Annual Conference 2011: Lean Student Paper Competition
Grand Sierra Resort Hotel, Reno, Nev., from May 21-25, 2011
The track on Lean Systems at the IIE Annual Conference included a forum for students to compete in concepts of Lean Systems on information such as simulation, and capacity. A large number of papers in diverse areas related to Lean were received this time. The following winners were awarded:
First Place goes to Fabiola Garza, Nancy López and Carolina Guerra, Departamento de Ingeniería, Universidad de Monterrey, Nuevo León, México for their paper titled "Eliminating Warehousing Waste: An Application".
Second Place is awarded to Rohan Sakhardanede, Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, Auburn University, Alabama, USA for his paper titled "A Performance Comparison between Kanban and CONWIP through Simulation."
Third Place is awarded to Fernando de Jesús Duarte Martínez, Daniela Berenice Jasso Zúñiga, María Patricia Martínez López, and Marco Antonio González Herrera, Departamento de Ingeniería Industrial, Instituto Tecnológico de San Luis Potosí, San Luis Potosí, México for their paper titled "Production capacity increase at Combo area (AC+EMD) due to TFR Combo project".
Awards were given at the annual Honors & Awards Banquet during IIE Annual Conference in Reno, Nev., May 21-25, 2011. The first place award will be included in the IIE Annual Award list. Winning papers were presented at the Industrial Engineering Research Conference (IERC) 2011.
Pictured above are the award winners and representatives:
Dr. Ahad Ali, Rohan Sakhardanede (2nd place winner), Dr. Black (sponsored of the competition), Dr. Bernardo Villarreal Celestino (faculty advisor of first place winner), Carolina Guerra, Fabiola Garza, Nancy Lopez, Daniela B. Jasso Zuniga, Fernando de Jesus Martínez, Marco A. González, María Patricia Martínez and their advisor Rosa Hilda Félix Jacquez (3rd place winner team).
Lean Student Paper Track Chair: Ahad Ali
Lean Systems Track Chairs of IERC:
MD Sarder, University of Southern Mississippi
Fazleena Badurdeen, University of Kentucky
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