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Emerging Frontiers in Industrial and Systems Engineering
Success Through Collaboration

ISBN 9781138593756
Published June 24, 2019 by CRC Press
368 Pages 116 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Success is driven through collaboration. The field of Industrial and Systems Engineering has evolved as a major engineering field with interdisciplinary strength drawn from effective utilization, process improvement, optimization, design, and management of complex systems. It is a broad discipline that is important to nearly every attempt to solve problems facing the needs of society and the welfare of humanity. In order to carry this forward, successful collaborations are needed between industry, government, and academia. This book brings together an international group of distinguished practitioners and academics in manufacturing, healthcare, logistics, and energy sectors to examine what enables successful collaborations.

The book is divided into two key parts: 1) partnerships, frameworks, and leadership; and 2) engineering applications and case studies. Part I highlights some of the ways partnerships emerge between those seeking to innovate and educate in industrial and systems engineering, some useful frameworks and methodologies, as well as some of the ideas and practices that undergird leadership in the profession. Part II provides case studies and applications to illustrate the power of the partnerships between academia and practice in industrial and systems engineering.


  • Examines the success from multiple industries

  • Provides frameworks for building teams and avoiding pitfalls

  • Contains international perspectives of success

  • Uses collaborative approaches from industry, government, and academia

  • Includes real world case studies illustrating the enabling factors

  • Offers engineering education and student-centric takeaways

Table of Contents

Section I: Partnerships, Frameworks, and Leadership. Remarks on Part I—Partnerships, Frameworks, and Leadership. A Model for Industry/University Partnerships. Industry 4.0: Success through Collaboration. Enhancing Ethical Awareness in Future Generations of Engineers. Merging Literature and Voices from the Field: Women in Industrial and Systems Engineering Reflect on Choice, Persistence, and Outlook in Engineering. Designing, Developing, and Deploying Integrated Lean Six Sigma Certification Programs in Support of Operational Excellence Initiatives. How to Develop and Sustain a Lean Organization through the Use of Collective System Design. Building and Managing the Bill of Process to Streamline the Enterprise—An Emerging Technology-Enabled Systems Approach. Section II: Engineering Applications and Case Studies. Remarks on Part II—Engineering Applications and Case Studies. Value-Based Maintenance for Deteriorating Civil Infrastructures. The Emergence of Industrial and Systems Engineering Principles and Practices in Disaster Management. Very Small Entities: The Business Proposition.  Countering Human Trafficking Using ISE/OR Techniques. The Role of Manufacturing Process Design in Technology Commercialization. Improving Responsiveness in Manufacturing Centers through the Virtual-to-Reality Big Data Methodology. Cyber-Physical Real-Time Monitoring and Control: A Case Study of Bioenergy Production. Meta Change Management: Creating Productive and Continuous Initiatives at a Multinational Brewery Company. Section III: Postface. Remarks on Future Directions and Next Steps.

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Harriet B. Nembhard is the Eric R. Smith professor of engineering and head of the School of Mechanical, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering at Oregon State University. Her research improves complex systems and has led to numerous advances including a patented manufacturing process for small-scale medical devices, simulation models for assessing emergency department performance, modeling patient adherence to treatment, and tools for quantifying research translation. She has published two books and over 50 journal papers. Her work has been recognized by election as an American Society for Quality (ASQ) Fellow in 2009, election to the International Academy for Quality in 2011 and with senior membership in the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineering (IISE). Dr. Nembhard has also been active in mentoring women and underrepresented minorities in the academic institution and has served frequently for many programs to positively impact STEM education, equity and inclusion, and global learning.

Dr. Elizabeth A. Cudney is an Associate Professor in the Engineering Management and Systems Engineering Department at Missouri University of Science and Technology. She received her B.S. in Industrial Engineering from North Carolina State University, Master of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering and Master of Business Administration from the University of Hartford, and her doctorate in Engineering Management from the University of Missouri – Rolla. In 2014, Dr. Cudney was elected as an ASEM Fellow. In 2013, Dr. Cudney was elected as an ASQ Fellow. In 2010, Dr. Cudney was inducted into the International Academy for Quality. She received the 2008 ASQ A.V. Feigenbaum Medal and the 2006 SME Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineering Award. She has published six books and over 65 journal papers. She is an ASQ Certified Quality Engineer, Manager of Quality/Operational Excellence, and Certified Six Sigma Black Belt. She is a member of the ASEE, ASEM, ASQ, IISE, and the Japan Quality Engineering Society (JQES).

Katherine M. Coperich is a Strategic Planning Advisor at FedEx Ground. She leads customer facing concept design work for revenue generating initiatives. She received her B.S. in Industrial Engineering from The University of Pittsburgh. Ms. Coperich is a member of IISE where she participates at both the local and national level. She is passionate about broadening the reach of STEM within her community and her workplace.