IISE volunteers support home rebuilding with annual volunteering event

The IISE Annual Conference Volunteering Event, organized by the Sustainable Development Division, connects volunteer with a local nonprofit agency in the conference’s host city. The organization selected for 2023 in New Orleans was SBP, which shrinks the time between disaster and recovery. To achieve their mission, SBP takes a holistic approach to disasters—increasing resilience before […]

Interview with Brion Hurley about Lean Six Sigma Book Series – Distracted Driving Podcast

I was interviewed by Sean Genovese on his “Distracted Driving” podcast. He is an Industrial Engineer and Lean leader with many years of experience in Aerospace manufacturing. We discuss my work applying Lean Six Sigma to “real” problems like pollution, healthcare, social issues and more in order to have a positive impact on society. We also […]

Lean Process Improvements and Project Delivery Initiatives at Massachusetts Port Authority

The Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) handles major transportation hubs and infrastructure within the state, including Logan Airport in Boston, waterfront property, cruise ship terminals and shipping ports. They have undergone a period of extensive reviews of its internal processes and project delivery workflow, and had identified two primary areas where improvements were desired: Internal Operational Efficiency Capital […]

Conference Volunteers Help Thrift Store Streamline Operations

The IISE Annual Conference Volunteering Event is a yearly project started in 2012 where members attending the annual conference volunteer to assist a nonprofit agency in the conference’s host city. The 2022 event took place May 21st at the Southcenter Store of the Habitat for Humanity of Seattle-King County in Tukwila, Washington. 23 volunteers offered their time […]

Lessons Learned in Applying Improvement Methods to the Public Sector with John Corliss

John Corliss created and established the IISE Sustainable Development Division back in 2012. He shares his 40+ years of experience applying Industrial and Systems Engineering improvement tools and problem-solving methods to the public sector. This focus on government and public sector is often overlooked for new graduates or Industrial and Systems Engineering students looking at […]

Easing Election Day delays through industrial and systems engineering – Problem Solved Podcast

An interview about research done by IISE members Laura Albert of the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Gretchen Macht at the University of Rhode Island on efforts to streamline procedures for in-person voting on Election Day to deal with https://podcast.iise.org/episodes/election-day-process-improvement-through-industrial-and-systems-engineering

City of Fort Collins Recognized for Income-Qualified Assistance Program Improvements

The City of Fort Collins in Colorado (USA) has been on a continuous improvement journey since 2010. They made great progress on their Income-Qualified Assistance Program (IQAP) to help residents pay their utility bills, and were recognized as the 2020 winners of the IISE Excellence in Sustainable Development Award. Starting with a baseline of 10% […]

City of Fort Collins Income-Qualified Assistance Program (IQAP) Participation Improvement Project

Pete Iengo and Jamie Gaskill from the City of Fort Collins (Colorado, USA) worked on an improvement project on the Income-Qualified Assistance Program (IQAP) to help residents pay their utility bills. For their efforts, they were recognized as the 2020 winners of the IISE Excellence in Sustainable Development Award. Starting with a baseline of 10% participation […]