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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Rise Against Hunger Awarded Inaugural IISE Excellence in Sustainable Development

by Brion Hurley Rise Against Hunger is an international hunger relief nonprofit organization founded in 1998 that distributes food and life-changing aid to the world’s most vulnerable, mobilizing the necessary resources to end hunger by 2030. To date, they have packaged 450 million meals in 74 countries. Related to the UN Sustainable Development Goals, RAH’s effort […]

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