Food Systems Projects Between Schools and Nonprofits – IISE Sustainable Development Division

The following webinar was hosted by the IISE Sustainable Development Division, as part of their mission to help align Industrial and Systems Engineers with organizations working on the UN Sustainable Development goals. In addition to covering details of the project, here are some key takeaways. Student capstone projects and research work provide excellent real-world experience […]

Interview with Jess Schamberger from Goodwill of the Heartland

Former NFL Kicker Nate Kaeding talks to Jess Schamberger, Vice President of Operations at Goodwill of the Heartland about her background, along with the programs that Goodwill provides to create training and employment opportunities to help those overcome barriers to independence Jess has previous experience running the contract manufacturing business for Goodwill, which handles light assembly […]

Lean Six Sigma Successes at Goodwill

by Brion Hurley This is an interview with Jess Schamberger, who is the Vice President of Operations at Goodwill of the Heartland in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. She discusses some of the lean and Six Sigma improvements implemented in the donation receiving area, as well as the light manufacturing services they provide to local businesses. They […]

Leaning Out Disaster Relief

by Brion Hurley In the wake of Hurricane Katrina, Mark Novak quickly joined a disaster relief trip to help rebuild communities in Mississippi. He soon found out there were many frustrating aspects of the process that needed to be addressed; supplies were scarce or late to arrive, communication of problems were accomplished too late in the […]