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December 2015
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Call for Nominations

for the Lean Division Board of Directors


Nomination Deadline: Dec 22


The Lean Division has more than 4,200 members and is the top division within IIE in terms of membership. The division offers various value adding activities for its members including webinars, newsletters, awards, conference activities and interactive networking. We are looking for motivated, enthusiastic volunteers to build on this strong foundation to grow the activities and impact of the Division. 


Take advantage of this excellent opportunity to serve your Lean Division in a significant way. If not you, then perhaps someone you know is qualified to take a leadership position on the Lean Division Board.  More information.


Lean Division Competitions

The Lean Division of IIE is launching its sixth industry best practice award and welcomes applications from organizational teams for the
Lean Division Best Practice Award 2016 . The Lean Division Best Practice Award recognizes organizations for innovative and effective implementation of lean principles and practices that deliver exemplary business performance improvement.

The tenth annual IIE  Lean Division Student Paper Competition will be held to honor outstanding papers in the field of lean research and practices. The papers should demonstrate or describe the use of techniques such as simulation, lean principle implementation, alternative designs, kaizen implementation, etc. Both undergraduate and graduate students and design teams are invited to submit papers.

The Lean Division now invites nominations for the seventh Lean Teaching Award. The Lean Division's Teaching Award is given out annually to honor the services of a person/group of people who have developed curriculum and disseminated courses in the subject area.
Award for Technical Innovation in Industrial Engineering

Honors a single innovative technical contribution to the industrial engineering profession that may be recognized in any of several forms, including theory, design, application, implementation and leadership, to name a few.

Normally, one award is conferred annually to a single candidate or to two or more candidates involved in a single innovative technical contribution. Candidates must have distinguished themselves in one of the following ways:
  • Significantly expanded the body of knowledge associated with a functional area of industrial engineering through theoretical development or innovative application constituting a major new concept, tool, or technique.
  • Established or adapted, through work and reputation, a body of knowledge new to industrial engineering such that it is accepted theoretically or successfully implemented in industry, thus expanding the traditional IE universe.
  • Provided exceptional technical leadership in a major interdisciplinary project.
    Click here for Eligibility and Nomination process.

Effort and Anthropometric Change

Presented by AEC 2016 / GOErgo - OPEN TO ALL
Jan. 7 | 2 p.m. Eastern time
Presenters: Paul Adams, Ph.D., Applied Safety and Ergonomics, Inc. and Bruce Bradtmiller, Ph.D., Anthrotech
Hear two of the Applied Ergonomics Conference featured speakers share their experience on human factors design in one session and anthropometric changes in the U.S. Army in another session.
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About the division

The Lean Division collaborates with IIE to support the mission of the institute, provide member value and promote the entire discipline. Members of this division are interested in advancing their knowledge of lean practices across industry domain. Focus areas include healthcare process improvements, non-traditional lean implementations, use of six sigma and value engineering methods as well as critical thought leadership on various strategic, operational and organizational initiatives. The division members host the annual lean best practice award, the lean teaching award and the lean student paper competition. The lean division is perceived as the voice of technical specialty by developing, maintaining and disseminating a body of technical knowledge in domain of lean and continuous improvement practices.

Submit an article

The Lean Division of the Institute of Industrial Engineers is continuously searching for new material to provide to its membership. If you would like to contribute and see your articles in the newsletter and on the website, please submit your article to Brian Galli
, director of the IIE Lean Newsletter at  brianj.galli@gmail.com .

Articles should be approximately three to four pages in length, single-spaced, 12 point, Times New Roman and in Word format. Graphs, diagrams, pictures and charts can also be included, however, they should be sent as a separate file and saved as a .jpg. Please also include a two or three sentence biography. Contact information can be included at your discretion.

We welcome your input. Please send submissions and feedback to Brian Galli, Director of the Newsletter at brianj.galli@gmail.com.
Please include "Lean e-Newsletter" in the subject line of your message.

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