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Emerging Frontiers in Industrial and Systems Engineering

Success Through Collaboration, 1st Edition

Edited by Harriet Nembhard, Elizabeth A. Cudney, Katherine Coperich

CRC Press

384 pages | 116 B/W Illus.

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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

Part I: Industry-University Partnerships and Interdisciplinary Collaborations. 1. Remarks on Industry-University Partnerships. 2. Enhancing University and Industry Partnerships with Student Chapters. 3. A Model for Industry/University Partnerships. 4. Factors Affecting Interdisciplinary Collaboration in Research Organizations. 5. Leveraging Systems Engineering Curriculum to Foster Academic-Government-Industry Collaborations. 6. Industry Advisory Boards – Roles and Opportunities. 7. A Framework and Lessons Learned for an NSF I/UCRC Center for Health Organization Transformation. 8. System Meta-Architecture Generation and Search. Part II: Engineering Requirements and/or Standards. 9. Remarks on Engineering Requirements and/or Standards. 10. Preparing the Industrial and Systems Engineering Student for Industry 4.0. 11. Optimizing Disruptive Technologies in Traditional Utility Processes. 12. Value-Based Maintenance for Deteriorating Civil Infrastructures. 13. The Emergence of Industrial and Systems Engineering Principles and Practices in Disaster Management. 14. Sustainability: The Emerging Role of ISE. 15. The Twelve Steps of Collective System Design to Develop and Sustain Enterprise Transformation. 16. Industrial Engineering – An Emerging Technology Enabled Systemic Approach. 17. Very Small Entities (VSE); the Final Systems Engineering (SE) Frontier. 18. Conceptual Change as a Strategy for Initiating and Sustaining Process and Quality Improvement Initiatives. Part III: Workforce Development and/or Diversity and Inclusion. 19. Remarks on Workforce Development and/or Diversity and Inclusion. 20. Countering Human Trafficking using ISE/OR Techniques. 21. Detection, Prevention, and Mitigation of Human Trafficking using Industrial and Systems Engineering. 22. Designing, Developing and Deploying Integrated Lean Sigma Certification Program in Support of Operational Excellence Initiatives. 23. Voices Across the Field: Successful Women Discuss Motivation, Self-Efficacy and Belonging in Industrial & Systems Engineering. 24. Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging in Engineering: A Systems Engineering Perspective. Part IV: Case Studies and Discussions. 25. Remarks on Case Studies and Discussions. 26. Manufacturing Process Design. 27. Validating and Utilizing Large Data to Improve Responsiveness for Problems in Manufacturing Centers. 28. Improving Organizations Performance Using SIPOC to Define the Balanced Scorecard Learning & Growth Perspective Strategic Objectives for Strategic and Key Internal Processes. 29. Designing Six Sigma-Based Humanitarian Engineering Solutions. 30. An Integrated Design for Six Sigma-Based Framework to Align Strategy, New Designs Development, and Customer Requirements. 31. Cyber-Physical Real-time Monitoring and Control: A Case Study of Bioenergy Production. 32. Meta Change Management: Creating Productive and Continuous Initiatives at a Multinational Brewery Company.

Postface: Remarks on Future Directions and Next Steps.

About the Editors

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 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 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.

About the Series

Continuous Improvement Series

Continuous Improvement refers to all aspects of improving processes, products, methodologies, and techniques to ensure they provide more value to customers and are sustainable. This entails topics such as six sigma, lean, design for six sigma, quality, preventative and predictive maintenance and sustainability. Continuous improvement involves using various methodologies to design and measure changes to document the quantitative and qualitative improvements and sustain the gains. This involves breakthrough thinking and changing the culture of an organization. This series will cover the methodological and cultural aspects of driving continuous improvements in all types of organizations for sustainable results. The concepts behind continuous improvement will ensure companies innovate and become the best in class with successful financial impacts.

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TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Engineering (General)